Call for session proposals extended: World Social Science Forum 2018


The deadline for the call for session proposals for the 2018 World Social Science Forum has been extended to 30 September 2017.

The Forum will take place from 25-28 September 2018, in Fukuoka, Japan, on the theme of ‘Security and Equality for Sustainable Futures’.

Life in the Anthropocene requires inclusive and coordinated actions to ensure equality and security for human beings. Going beyond ‘security’ in the military or political context, human security also requires environmental, resource and livelihood security. Security and Equality are prerequisites for stability and sustainability. The social sciences and humanities have a vital role to play in clarifying and developing principles, norms, rules and institutions to undertake action towards such an understanding of security, and in participating in the dialogue among citizens and policy makers. This Forum seeks to create a platform for interdisciplinary and transdisciplinary research to contribute to transformations to a sustainable world.

We are pleased to invite proposals for parallel sessions under the following sub-themes of the Forum:

Key dates:

Session format and requirements

Online submissions and more information on the 2018 Forum can be found here: www.wssf2018.org


NB: this post was updated on 4 September 2017 to reflect the extension of the call.