The EISS Conference features both ‘closed’ and ‘open’ panels.
‘Closed’ panels focus on themes decided by the EISS (cf. the program below). Participants should send an abstract (300 words max) to the panel’s chair (cf. the chair’s email addresses and the description of the different panels below). Please make sure to send the paper abstracts directly to the panel’s chair, not to the EISS. Each panel includes four papers and the chair serves as discussant.
‘Open’ panels: participants propose a panel’s title, a chair, and four speakers. The chair serves as discussant. The proposals should include: (1) an abstract of the panel summarizing its academic goals and originality (300 words max); (2) the name, affiliation and email address of the participants; (3) an abstract for each presentation (300 words max). The ‘open panels’ are meant to broaden the range of existing themes in the EISS and to provide greater latitude to the participants to contribute to the definition of the EISS program. Therefore, please consult the list of closed panels to avoid duplication. Please send the ‘open’ panel proposals to eissnetwork[at]gmail.com.
Selection Criteria for Closed and Open panels: (1) quality and originality of the panel/paper proposal; (2) multidisciplinarity and/or interdisciplinarity (history, political science, sociology, etc.). The panels should focus on specific themes that can be addressed from a variety of disciplines. N.B. Each panel must also include scholars from disciplines other than political science; (3) represent different European countries/regions (western, northern, eastern, central, southern Europe), as per participants’ affiliation; (4) and allow for gender diversity.
Deadlines and practical information
• 30 January 2020: deadline for sending paper proposals to the panel chairs (cf. emails below) and panel proposals to the EISS (firstname.lastname@example.org).
• 20 February 2020: decision on open panels by EISS; and on papers for closed panels by chairs.
• Early March 2020: final program sent to participants.
• 10 June 2020: deadline for sending the full paper to the panel’s chair.
• The registration rate is €30 per participant.
• Travel/accommodation expenses: no funding is provided by the EISS. Applicants are advised to seek funding for travel/accommodation from their home institution.
• EISS Partner Institutions: as a general rule, by accepting to cover the travel/accommodation of its participants, each university accepts to be included in the list of EISS Partner Institutions (which entails no other cost or contribution from the home university). If a university is not able to cover the travel/accommodation expenses, the EISS also considers applications that are individually-funded or funded by third sources.
• Conference speakers will send their complete papers to the chair ahead of the conference.
• Organization of each panel: 4 presentations (10 min. each); 20 min. discussion between chair/discussant and panelists; 30 min. Q&A with audience.
• Each participant can make only one presentation per conference.