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November 17, 2014 - Call for papers

Call for sections - European Consortium for Political Research (ECPR) General Conference

For the first time ever, the European Consortium for Political Research (ECPR) will hold its annual General Conference outside of Europe, at the Université de Montréal. Please find below the call for Sections.

Deadline to apply: 17 novembre 2014.

As Europe's biggest gathering of political scientists, the ECPR General Conference is the platform for lively discussion, exchange of ideas and the best thinging in the discipline. The conference covers the full range of political science, and attracts scholars from throughout the world and at all stages of their career.

In 2015, the ECPR will be bringing this must-attend event to Canada and the University of Montreal - set in an exceptional natural setting on the Northern slope of Mount Royal, the Conference will be held between 26–29 August 2015.

The Academic Programme for the General Conference will consist of lectures, Roundtables and themed Sections and Panels on topical subjects. Each Panel will include 4–5 Papers to be presented and discussed. The Programme will be very broad with Sections covering all the main areas of political science, political theory and international relations. You can present and discuss your work or simply observe and become involved in other elements of the programme.

Submit your Section proposal:

Participants from full ECPR member institutions are invited to organise a Section. Don't forget that your Co-Chair can come from a Full, Associate or non-member institution. All proposals to organise Sections must be submitted through the online form by 17 November 2014. The Sections will be selected by the Academic Convenors in early December. Further information about the role of a Section Chair can be found in our handy Guidelines.

The Section proposal requires:

  *   The Section Chair must come from a Full member institution.
  *   A Co-Chair to come from a Full member, an Associate or non-member institution. The proposed Section Chair and Co-Chair must have a MyECPR account.
  *   The email address for the Co-Chair, which must be the same as registered in their MyECPR account.
  *   A Section title.
  *   An Abstract of no more than 1000 words, in English, which summarises the key aims and objectives of the Section and includes ideas for the Panel and Papers.

If you have any further questions please contact Sandra Thompson at generalconference@ecpr.eu. The Call for Panels and Papers will be announced in early December.

General Conference funding opportunities:

Funding will be available towards attending the conference for individuals affiliated with ECPR Full member institutions (subject to meeting the required criteria). The funding application process will open early next year and details will be available on the website in due course. For further queries, please email Anna Foley at afoley@ecpr.eu.

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