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After successful conferences in Lisbon (2016) and Torino (2018), the Mid-term Conference of the Research Network of Sociology of Health and Illness, European Sociological Association (ESA RN16) will be hosted by Jagiellonian University, the oldest university in Poland. In magical Kraków we will undoubtedly enjoy a fruitful, academically inspiring and engaging conference. We will have a comfortable conference venue, delicious and healthy cuisine, beautiful historical monuments, nice hotel base and a friendly, supportive atmosphere. We plan to make the conference full of inspiring presentations, relevant discussions and lively networking opportunities. We are planning a Special Issue of a journal from the conference.

The conference will be held in the buildings of the Jagiellonian University, both fully wheelchair accesible. Plenary lectures will be organized at Auditorium Maximum, Krupnicza 33 Street, which is a modern conference and teaching facility opened in 2005. It is located in close proximity to the city centre and most hotels.

Inside view of Auditorium Maximum

Regular and Special Session will be held at Collegium Broscianum, Grodzka 52 Street - in the building of the Institute of Sociology, which is located just in the heart of magical Old Town of Krakow.

Building of the Institute of Sociology

Kraków (Krakow, Cracow) is one of the oldest cities in Poland and the former capital. Currently, it is the second largest Polish city; Kraków is famous for its historical and cultural vibe. It is not only a UNESCO World Heritage site (Historic Center of Kraków) and home to numerous academic institutions, it is a prime economic centre and commercial hub hosting more than fifty multinational corporations. The most famous historical landmarks include Wawel Castle – residence of Polish Kings for many centuries, Basilica of the Virgin Mary – the impressive gothic church in the Main Square, which happens to be the largest medieval square in Europe.

More information about Kraków you will find on the official website of the city:

We sincerly invite you to visit us in June. In the meantime feel free to watch right now a short video transferring you for a brief moment to this unique city.

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