Events / Calls
Call for Proposals for IPSR Special Issue 2015
IPSR is soliciting Special Issue proposals for 2015. Prospective guest editors of a special issue should submit proposals to email@example.com by 30 September 2013 .
Special issues should be devoted to a theme of general interest to the discipline, relevant across different regions and subfields. They should consist of a substantial Introduction (of c.6000 words) plus five or six articles of a maximum of 8000 words apiece including references and notes that conform to IPSR’s submission criteria.
All proposals should include the following:
1. Outline of theme.
2.Rationale in terms of theoretical significance, timeliness and general interest to the discipline.
3.Abstracts (300 words) of the proposed articles (five or six articles and editorial introduction.
4. Brief (one paragraph) author biographies for authors and editors.
Prospective guest editors will be informed whether their proposal has been accepted by early November. Guest editors will be responsible for ensuring that the articles are submitted online by an agreed deadline (most probably 30 June 2014) in accordance with IPSR’s usual submission guidelines.
The IPSR editors will be responsible for arranging double-blind peer review of the articles.
The journal Renewal: Call for Submissions
From Alan Finlayson (Chair, Editorial Board), Ben Jackson (Editor)
Would you like to bring your research to the attention of Labour party leaders and policy makers?
For twenty years the journal Renewal has been at the front and centre of debates and disputes in and around the Labour Party. Nowhere else has so successfully brought together academics, journalists and politicians. Tony Blair, David Miliband, Robin Cook; Polly Toynbee, Jon Harris, Philip Gould: in our pages all these have taken their place alongside leading political scientists and historians, political economists and philosophers, sociologists and geographers. And with their help we haven’t only tracked the debates – we have started them. As Patrick Wintour, political editor of The Guardian has written of Renwal: “On a range of issues, the journal has been ahead of the pack, or has at least displayed an honourable and consistent critique”.
In the next years we want to help renew Labour and social democratic thinking once again. We want to bring new voices, new ideas and new issues to the heart of Labour politics. And above all we want to bring the best of academic research to the attention of our audience of political leaders, opinion formers and party members.
We would like to receive proposals for single articles, symposia and theme issues. These can involve commentary and analysis or the re-presentation of your original research for a non-specialist audience.
While we expand our online presence and connect the journal to public events promoting political thinking, the journal will remain a printed journal of record, documenting and shaping the next twenty years of debate and dispute. If you would like to be part of that then get in touch with us.
To discuss ideas for articles, symposia and more please contact: firstname.lastname@example.org
We look forward to hearing from you.
23-25 May 2013, University of Helsinki, Finland Call for papers The 5th Christina Conference on Gender Studies focuses on the role of concepts in feminist thought. Concepts are crucial in all research, and also often deeply political, as feminist scholarship creates and circulates conceptual innovations which transform social realities transnationally. The Organizing Committee invites abstracts for individual 20-minute presentations. Please submit your abstract of no more than 300 words and a brief biography (max. 100 words) via the electronic form. The deadline for submissions is 31 December 2012.
W&P Annual Conferences and Workshops
The Women and Politics specialist group of the Political Studies Association organizes an annual conference or workshop in alternate years. In addition, it provides financial support for conferences on themes that are of central interest to its members. Finally, it sponsors panels at the annual conferences of the PSA, Elections, Public Opinion and Parties Specialist Group of the PSA (EPOP) and the European Consortium for Political Research (ECPR). Please follow the links below for further details on major past events we have organized or sponsored.
2013 UK Women and Politics Workshop: Sat. March 2. ‘Doing Gender’ University of Bristol.
2012: PSA Women and Politics Bi-annual Conference 2012 ‘Making a Difference for Women’ 18 Feb 2012.
2011: PSA Conference Women and Politics: One Day Workshop 19 – 21 April 2011
2011: Gender and Politics: Debates and Challenges – Programme Workshop on Gender and Politics, 26 Feb
2010: Conference in Manchester: Shifting Agendas Please click here to download the flyer2009: First European Conference on Politics and Gender (organised by ECPR Standing Group on Gender and Politics in Belfast)
2008: Gender, Equality and Politics – European Futures (Surrey)
2006: Feminist Ethics, Feminist Politics and the States we’re in: Critical Reflections in Uncertain Times (Edinburgh).
2005: PSA Women and Politics Conference
2004: Women and Politics Group Annual Conference
2008: Women in French Politics – still le deuxième sexe? (London)