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Call for Papers: European Social Science Genomics Network (ESSGN) Conference: 19 & 20 May, Bologna, Italy

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We are pleased to announce the first conference of the European Social Science Genetics Network (ESSGN) to take place in Bologna, Italy, on 19 and 20 May 2022.

We are delighted to announce our keynote speakers will be Professor Melinda Mills (University of Oxford) and Dr Adam Rutherford, author and broadcaster.

The conference is funded by the ESRC Research Centre for Micro-Social Change (MiSoC) and the European Research Council (GENPOP).

This conference aims to improve our understanding how genetic endowments and childhood circumstances shape life choices and health and socio-economic outcomes across the life-course of individuals. The conference will foster the discussion of how public policy and private interventions can help each child achieve their potential and level the playing field. We encourage submissions from the following fields:

  • Inter- and intragenerational social mobility
  • Gene-environment interplay
  • Human capital and skill formation
  • Equality of Opportunity
  • Family formation and fertility
  • Methodological advances in sociogenomics

We also welcome submissions from related strands of the literature. Preference is given to papers over abstracts. In particular, we strongly encourage Ph.D. students and early career researchers to participate.

Submit papers and abstracts here

The deadline for submissions is 14 March 2022. We will notify acceptances for presentations and posters by 28 March 2022.

Visit the ESSGN 2022 Conference website here

There are no conference fees, but participants are expected to cover their own travel expenses and accommodation costs.

Any questions or queries please email the organisers at