Participant registration for the conference is closed. Registered participants may obtain all conference data through our Conftool conference site: We will also primarily use the Conftool system for communication, so you should please ensure to register an email address in the conference system that you are checking regularly. If we can be of any further assistance, please do not hesitate to contact the meeting organizers directly.

Conference pricing:

  • Conference fees are EUR 320 for regular participants. A reduced conference fee of EUR 180 is available for PhD students and for participants from lower or middle income countries (ISA country categories B and C, see Conference fees cover all food and drinks (coffee breaks, lunches, welcome reception, poster session) during conference days and a public transport ticket for all city travel on conference days.
  • We hope that you will also be joining us for the conference dinner in Frankfurt’s beautiful Gesellschaftshaus Palmengarten on Friday, March 22. The extra cost for the dinner is EUR 60 for all registered participants, and EUR 75 for accompanying spouses and partners.
  • Please also join us for one of the three guided tours on Saturday afternoon (March 23) to see more of the city. We have arrangements for a leisurely guided walk in Frankfurt’s historical city center, for a campus tour to explore the history of the university as well as the infamous I.G. Farben company (Germany’s chemical giant equivalent to Standard Oil, the original owner of the main campus building and an early supporter of the Nazi regime), and for a guided tour in the Städel, Frankfurt’s spectacular art museum on the banks of the Main river. The cost for joining any of these events is EUR 15 per person. Spouses and partners are welcome!
  • Fee payment is accepted by either bank/wire transfers (recommended for participants from EU countries) or credit card payment (Visa or Mastercard). Please contact the organizers if you encounter any difficulties using one of these payment channels.


All conference participants have to be members of the ISA RC28 in good standing at the point of the conference. When membership fees should be due, registered participants will receive separate communication from the RC28 Treasurer, Prof. Hyunjoon Park, in February 2019. The local organizers of the spring meeting do not collect membership fees for the RC28 during conference registration in conftool. Current RC28 membership fees are USD 100 for a four-year period for regular members, and USD 20 for students or members from ISA low and middle income countries (see



TRAVEL AWARD (Application deadline closed)

The RC28 Travel Awards Fund assists students and members in special needs by subsidizing their travel to RC28 conferences in order to present their work. The following categories of members qualify for such support:

– Students

– RC28 members in special need

The travel awards are given in recognition of good scholarship in the field of stratification. The applicant’s paper must be accepted by the conference’s organizer. Awards will not exceed 750 US Dollars, and are given only once in a four-year period to the same person. Please send your application by the deadline (January 15, 2019) to the conference organizer and the Secretary/Treasurer of the RC28, and include (a) the paper to be presented, (b) an itemized budget, (c) (short) letter of recommendation. The recipients will be informed of the awards by January 31, 2018, and the names of the recipients of the Travel Awards will be announced at the conference dinner of each local meeting.

Send applications to :

RC28 Secretary/Treasurer (Hyunjoon Park,



Please prepare an extended abstract (ca. 2-4 pages, 800-1000 words, potentially including tables or figures) or submit a full paper through the Conftool submission site:

An extended abstract must be sufficiently detailed to allow the organizers to judge the merits of the paper, including a clear description of the research question, the theoretical framework, the data, research design and research methodology, as well as the main findings.

Submission process: Please also include up to 5 keywords and choose the preferred format (oral/poster) and conference stream for your contribution.

Program committee: Markus Gangl, Birgit Becker, Katia Begall, Jan Brülle, Tomás Cano, Christian Czymara, Rona Geffen, Anna Gerlach, Carlotta Giustozzi, Daniela Grunow, Marina Hagen, Heather Hofmeister, Stefanie Hoherz, Zsófia Ignácz, Alexandra Ils, Kristina Lindemann, Fabian Ochsenfeld, Sigrid Roßteutscher, Alexander Schmidt-Catran, Eleonora Vlach, Maximilian Weber, Thomas Zimmermann




October 31, 2018 
– Abstract submission deadline

December 15, 2018 
– Communication of acceptance decisions
– Preliminary program
– Conference registration opens

January 31, 2019
– Conference registration deadline
– Final program

February 20, 2019 
– Conference accommodation booking deadline, Frankfurt Convention Bureau (most hotels)

March 20, 2019 
– Pre-conference reception

March 21-23, 2019
– Main conference

March 22, 2019   
– Conference dinner, Gesellschaftshaus Palmengarten

March 23, 2019
– Social events (post-conference)