Call for panels, roundtables and workshops
The call for panels and roundtables is now open and will close at 23:59 GMT on 18
Please read the instructions below and then click the button that follows to reach the proposal form.
Please note that the Call for Papers will open later, on 1 November.
All session lengths will be 105 minutes (that’s 1 hour and 45 minutes!)
Proposed panels should be either entirely in English or entirely in the Scandinavian languages (Swedish/Norwegian/Danish), but not mixed.
We are hoping that the conference will take place face-to-face, or at least mask-to-mask, in Reykjavik next year. If circumstances change for the worse, rather than for the better, the conference organising team will do their best to deliver a hybrid conference, with some papers presented virtually, others in situ.
The conference encourages the submission of session proposals in three types of format:
Panels with up to five papers per session. Panels will be limited to a maximum of two consecutive 105-minute sessions, each of which can include a maximum of 5 papers/presentations. Consequently, panel convenors may accept a maximum of ten papers/presentations in their panel (and at the other end, may accept only four papers per session). This allows the conference to accept shorter panels giving more choice to both paper proposers and delegates.
Roundtables in which a group of scholars (no more than 5) discuss particular themes/issues in front of (and subsequently with) an audience. While a roundtable can include short (5-10 min) provocations/presentations, the main idea is to create a lively debate, not to focus on any one presenter. In your roundtable proposal, you can list/name the participants in your long abstract, or you can leave the list open and take in 'contribution' proposals during the Call for Papers/Contributions and choose five of those to be on the roundtable.
Roundtables will be limited to one 105-minute session. Please indicate your proposal is a roundtable by selecting that format in the form.
Workshops are characterised by experimentation, collaboration, interaction or improvisation, bringing the focus to methods and process. Rather than exhibiting already finished work, the aim is to organise collective research activities that are open-ended and cultivate possibilities for surprise, novelty and learning. Workshops will be designed as interactive, reflexive sessions that prioritise exploration, rather than the discussion of already established research results. They can be used to tackle practical problems, to re-evaluate concepts, to find new theoretical and political directions, or to understand emergent cultural dynamics.
All session proposals must be submitted on the conference website, via the Propose a Panel button (below). Proposals should consist of:
- A panel/roundtable/workshop title
- Format indication
- A short description of no more than 300 characters
- An abstract of no more than 250 words
A proposal may also include the names of any chairs or discussants, although these can be added later.
On submission the proposing convenor will receive an automated email confirming receipt. If you do not receive this email, please first check the login environment (click login on the top right) to see if your proposal is there. If it is, it simply means your confirmation email got spammed/lost; and if it is not, it means you need to re-submit. Your co-convenors, chairs and discussants will also be notified by email and have to confirm their roles by following the link/button in those emails.
Proposals will be marked as pending until Local Committee decisions are published on 29 October, when the conference administrators will inform you of the decision.
- The conference requires all accepted panels (both traditional and combined formats) to be open to paper proposals through the website, therefore panels should not be organised as 'closed' sessions (however, roundtables can be)
- All panels/roundtables/workshops must have at least two convenors, so as to avoid session cancellations if one convenor cannot attend the event
- Delegates (those attending the conference) may only make one presentation each (please note that a roundtable contribution counts as being a discussant, not a presenter). You may be a co-author on multiple papers if you are not the one presenting them. In addition, a delegate may also convene once (be that a plenary, panel, lab or roundtable); and be a discussant or a chair in one plenary session, panel, or roundtable.
- All those attending the conference, including discussants and chairs, will need to register and pay to attend.
- The Local Committee will decide which panel, roundtable and lab proposals to accept.