2016 ISJR Conference

20-23 July 2016, Canterbury, UK


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The 16th biennial conference of the International Society for Justice Research will be held from 20-23 July 2016 on the campus of the University of Kent, hosted by Robbie Sutton.


The conference will take place primarily in facilities of the School of Psychology, University of Kent, in the beautiful medieval city of Canterbury, England, United Kingdom.


Click for final program-at-a-glance  (printed copes are somewhat out of date)


Click for final book of abstracts (available by download only)


Click here for Wednesday's PhD workshop program


Click for one-page map and local information (printed copy also given on registration), map of Keynes College and campus, or walking route from campus to the city.   


Delegates, click here for joining instructions.  Those taking the walking tour, please ensure you are outside the main Cathedral Gate (Buttermarket) before it starts at 18:00 on Wednesday.  If you want to be walked down to the tour, assemble outside Keynes Foyer from 17:00 (final party will leave at 17:15). 


The conference themes are (1) Austerity, Justice and Well-being, (2) Gender, Objectification and Coercion, and (3) 50 Years of Just-World Theory (this theme is being marked by a special invited panel chaired by Carolyn Hafer). 


Keynote speeches will be given by (1) Kate Pickett, who is Professor of Epidemiology at the University of York, co-author of The Spirit Leveland co-founder and trustee of the Equality Trust; and (2) Aisha Gill, who is Professor of Criminology at the University of Roehampton, co-editor of 'Honour' Killing & Violence and winner of the UK's Economic and Social Research Council's 2015 Outstanding Impact in Public Policy Prize.


There will also be a special panel devoted to 50 years of just-world theory (chaired by Carolyn Hafer) and another special panel devoted to morality, justice and the "crisis" in social psychology.  


Invited symposia will be chaired by:


Mark Brandt (prejudice)

Rachel Calogero and Stephen Loughnan (objectification)

Susan Clayton and Janet Swim (environmental justice)

Daniel Effron (morality and hypocrisy)

Mark Levine (surveillance)

Heather Smith and Yuen Huo (identity, relational justice, and health)

Kees van den Bos (trust in law, government, people, and science)

Michael Wohl (reconciliation)


On 20 July, there will be optional organised visits to Leeds Castle or Dover Castle (by popular choice), and a walking tour of Canterbury.  Your registration includes a welcome drinks reception at the beautiful Lodge and gardens of Canterbury Cathedral in the heart of the city.  For students, there is a postgraduate workshop.


On the evening of 21 July, there will be an optional tasting tour and meal aShepherd Neame Brewery (England's oldest functioning brewery). 


The gala dinner will be held on 22 July.  Guests can make use of the many and varied pubs, restaurants, and tourist attractions within walking distance of the conference.  


In 2016, early-bird registration fees for ISJR members are £196, and £93 for students.  For non-members, fees are £246, and £122 for students.  We recommend you become a member of ISJR, or check and renew your membership since this confers the benefits of belonging to the Society and generally costs the same as the membership discount.  


Modern, comfortable, bed and breakfast ensuite accommodation within 2 minutes' walk of the conference facilities is available at £44.50 (single) or £70 (double) per night (and is booked on the conference registration page).  The gala dinner is priced at £42.50.