Association for Humanist Sociology Inc. is a community of sociologists, educators, scholars, and activists who share a commitment to using sociology to promote peace, equality, and social justice.  AHS was founded in 1976 in response to a growing disenchantment with mainstream sociological organizations and a belief that sociological practice should reflect humanist values.  We strive to be an active support network for humanist sociologists.

The 2014 AHS Annual Meeting

Injustice, Exploitation, Racism, and the Activist Foundations of Sociology

October 8-12, 2014 at the Wyndham Cleveland at Playhouse Square, Cleveland, Ohio


The deadline for submissions has passed. Please e-mail, the Program Chair, Mary Erdmans, if you have any questions regarding this program. The 2014 preliminary program is expected to be posted here by August 25.

The discounted room rate of $120 is available until September 19, 2014. When making reservations be sure to mention "The Association for Humanist Sociology." Free WiFi connections are available throughout the hotel including in all guest rooms. For reservations call the hotel direct at 216-615-7500 or at the toll free reservations number 1-800-WYNDHAM. For more information on accommodations see the Wyndham Cleveland website. A limited number of discounted rooms are available for graduate students. These will be distributed on a first come-first served basis. For more information, please contact the AHS President, Stephen Adair.

All presenters must register for the meeting. Pre-registration is discounted until September 19. The Pre-registration form is available here.


AHS has recenlty voted to support the Palestinian Boycott, Divestment, and Sanctions movement.  You can view the organization's statement here.

AHS held the 2014 Midwest Regional Meeting in Indianapolis on February 8.  Many thanks to Jim and Greta Pennell and Tim Maher for organizing the meeting and helping to make it a success.  The final program can be reviewed here.  

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Humanity and Society is the offical journal of AHS.  Follow the link here for more information and submission information.

The Humanist Sociologist is the Association's newsletter.  More information and recent issues are available here.

AHS's Frank Lindenfeld Outstanding Student Paper Award is given for papers that advocate or report on more humanistic workplaces.  Follow the link here for more information.


The Association for Humanist Sociology Inc. is a tax-exempt, non-profit 501(c)(6) organization. 

    Association for Humanist Socilogy, Inc.,
    c/o Charles Koeber, AHS Treasurer
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    Wichita State University
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