Event Agenda

IPSA-USP Summer School on Methods and Concepts in Political Science and International Relations

Starts: January 8, 2018

Location: State of São Paulo, Brazil

Description: The next session of the IPSA-USP Summer School will take place from January 8-26, 2018 in Sao Paulo, Brazil.

The IPSA-USP Summer School schedule is partitioned into three one-week courses. The curriculum includes special information sessions that provide practical training on specific skills and seminars that provide participants with opportunities to examine the impact of various methodologies on specific substantive issues.

Online Applications will be received starting May 15, 2017.
Applications are due by October 9, 2017.

Please see http://summerschool.fflch.usp.br/ for more information or contact summeripsa@usp.br.

TdLab Winter School

Starts: January 16, 2018

Location: ETH Zurich, Technoparkstrasse 1, 8005 Zürich, Switzerland

Description: The USYS Transdisciplinary Lab (TdLab) at ETH Zurich, Switzerlanbd, is looking for doctoral students and postdocs from all over the world to participate in the TdLab Winter School 2018.

The TdLab Winter School "Science Meets Practice" will once again take place in early 2018 (16-19 and 22-25 January), and applications for prospective participants are now being accepted. The TdLab Winter School is open to all doctoral students and postdocs of the ETH Domain, as well as other Swiss and international universities – however, places are limited!

The need to solve complex societal problems requires the understanding and willingness to collaborate between scientists and people outside of the scientific community. In the TdLab Winter School, participants learn how to collaborate effectively with stakeholders. This course not only offers the opportunity to develop transferable skills that enhance personal and professional development, but also actively contributes towards strengthening a genuine dialogue and knowledge exchange between science and practice.

To apply, please see the website: http://www.tdlab.usys.ethz.ch/education/winterschool

Applications close midnight CET, 20 October 2017.

For any specific questions or further assistance, please contact bin.pearce@usys.ethz.ch

Two decades discourse about globalizing social sciences – concepts, strategies, achievements’ International Conference for Southeast Asia

Starts: January 18, 2018

Location: National University Hanoi, Vietnam

Description: What have we learned from two decades discourse about the globalisation of the social sciences? What has been discussed about what the globalisation of the social sciences means, and what globalized social thought aims to do?

The International Conference for Southeast Asia will take place in Hanoi, Vietnam, between 18-19 January 2018. A call for papers has been opened - abstracts should be submitted by 15 September 2017.

Find out more: http://www.worldsocialscience.org/2017/07/two-decades-discourse-globalizing-social-sciences-call-papers-conferences-lisbon-hanoi/

Cities and Climate Change Science Conference

Starts: March 5, 2018

Location: Edmonton, AB, Canada

Description: The "Cities and Climate Change Science Conference: Fostering new scientific knowledge for cities based on science, practice and policy" aims to inspire the next frontier of research focused on the science of cities and climate change.

A call for proposals for sessions and abstracts has been released, with the deadline for submission of October 6, 2017.

Find out more: http://www.citiesipcc.org/

EUROGEO 2018 - Geography for all

Starts: March 15, 2018

Location: Cologne, Germany

Description: The 2018 EUROGEO Annual Meeting and Conference will be organised in Cologne, Germany on 15-17 March 2018.

EUROGEO 2018, Geography for all will provide opportunities to discuss the role and potential of Geography to solve today and future issues as well as to respond to needs of society and the world.

You are invited to propose papers, posters and sessions on any theme or topic associated with the way geography and geography information addresses issues including the importance of Geography for all. Submission deadline: 19 January 2018.


Ethnografilm Festival

Starts: April 3, 2018

Location: Ciné 13 Théâtre, 1 Avenue Junot, 75018 Paris, France

Description: Ethnografilm 2018 will take place 3 – 7 April 2018 in Paris, France.

Ethnografilm is a Director’s film festival for non-fiction film, held each April at the Ciné 13 Théâtre, in the heart of Montmartre.

All non-fiction films are eligible for the 2018 festival. “Ethnographic” films are not simply about far away people and places – the organizers particularly solicit movies about modern life, as well as remote corners of the planet. The festival is invitation-only, with an audience made up of non-fiction filmmakers. At the 2017 festival 90% of the directors were there to discuss films, meet colleagues, enjoy French food and wine, and initiate new collaborations. Last year one director said “I nominate this for the best festival in the world. The place and the atmosphere are so fantastic.” The Ciné 13 theatre is the perfect place to watch the films, argue the finer points, ask and answer questions from other directors.

All documentary forms are invited, including short films, student films, and academic films. Following the main festival in Paris, France, a selection of films will travel to smaller Ethnografilm festivals in India, Kenya, Ghana, Sydney, and New Orleans later in 2018.

Admission is free, and directors can come and go as they please. The festival typically shows 100 films, from over three dozen countries. Filmmakers who have screened at Cannes and Sundance have told us Ethnografilm was more fun. Ethnografilm is “profoundly entertaining”.

Key dates

Opening Date – 1 June 2017

Earlybird Deadline – 1 September 2017

Regular Deadline – 1 October 2017

Late Deadline – 1 December 2017

Extended Deadline – 31 December 2017

Notification Date – 31 January 2018

Event Date – 3 – 7 April 2018

Find out more: http://www.ethnografilm.com/

‘Two decades discourse about globalizing social sciences – concepts, strategies, achievements’ International Conference for Europe

Starts: April 26, 2018

Location: University of Lisbon, R. Branca Edmée Marques, 1600-276 Lisboa, Portugal

Description: What have we learned from two decades discourse about the globalisation of the social sciences? What has been discussed about what the globalisation of the social sciences means, and what globalized social thought aims to do?

The International Conference for Europe will take place in Lisbon, Portugal, between 26-29 April 2018. A call for papers has been opened - abstracts should be submitted by 30 November 2017.

Find out more: http://www.worldsocialscience.org/2017/07/two-decades-discourse-globalizing-social-sciences-call-papers-conferences-lisbon-hanoi/

POLAR 2018 - Joint SCAR and IASC conference

Starts: June 19, 2018

Location: Davos, Switzerland

Description: Call for Sessions

The organizers of POLAR2018 are now accepting session proposals for the joint SCAR and IASC Open Science Conference “Where the Poles meet“, which will be held on 19 - 23 June 2018.

A template to submit session proposals, including a brief session description, the contact information of the session conveners and other details, is available here. This pages uses google forms; if the use of google forms is blocked by your institute, please email polar2018@slf.ch to receive a word document. We are looking for sessions that cover a broad range of topics across the spectrum of Polar and high altitude research, such as, but not limited to, climate, glaciology, social and human sciences, ice sheets, atmospheric sciences, oceanography, biology, astronomy, geology, economic aspects, sustainable development, technology and education. There will be oral and poster sessions as well as e-poster sessions with a mini-oral.
The organizing committee strongly encourages session topics that encapsulate research conducted in both the Arctic and Antarctic.
We also encourage including early career scientists as conveners and encourage diversity regarding conveners’ nationalities, gender, and where possible, indigenous peoples.
The tasks of the conveners include:
Soliciting submissions for their session;
reviewing the abstracts submitted for the session;
working with the International Scientific Organizing Committee to arrange the program of their session, including oral and poster presentations and
chairing the session.
Depending on the session proposals received, the International Scientific Organizing Committee might have to merge similar session where necessary and appropriate.

Dates to remember
Session proposal submission deadline: 30 November 2016
Notification of lead conveners: 31 March 2017
Further deadlines can be found here.

Any questions should be directed to: polar2018@slf.ch

The co-chairs of the International Scientific Organizing Committee
Martin Schneebeli
Karin Lochte
Huigen Yang

Founding General Assembly of the International Science Council (ISC)

Starts: July 3, 2018

Location: Institute of Oceanography, 195 Rue Saint-Jacques, 75005 Paris, France

Description: <p>The first General Assembly of the International Science Council to be formed following the merger of the International Social Science Council (ISSC) and International Council for Science (ICSU) will take place on 3, 4 and 5 July in Paris, France. Members of the ISSC and ICSU have been informed by email, and more information about registering for the General Assembly will be shared in due course.</p>

XIX ISA World Congress of Sociology

Starts: July 15, 2018

Location: Metro Toronto Convention Centre, 222 Bremner Blvd, Toronto, ON M5V 3L9, Canada

Description: Power, Violence and Justice: Reflections, Responses and Responsibilities
Toronto, Canada, July 15-21, 2018

Since the inception of the discipline, sociologists have been concerned with power, violence and justice. Current social, economic and political challenges enhance their relevance. As capitalist globalization expands and deepens, corporate power increases along with global, national and local inequalities. New geo-political power configurations and confrontations are emerging, with violence being used as a tool to oppress and also to resist oppression. Colonial histories and contemporary land appropriations reflect the structures and cultural processes that perpetuate violence against indigenous and minority communities. States’ failures to meet their responsibility to provide basic resources are often deflected by blaming the most vulnerable. Both global economic and geo-political processes create crises and massive displacements of people and, at the same time, fuel racism, nationalism and xenophobia. We have also seen an increasing buildup of a culture of fear as a powerful tool used by states, corporations and other institutions to generate popular support for curtailing freedom in the name of security. Efforts to curtail the flow of desperate refugees, attest to the reinforcement of national and racialized borders. Despite visible progress on equality issues, violence against women and intersectional violence point to the entrenchment of the gender border around the world. Equally significant is the need to consider the role of state and institutional power relations to ongoing everyday violence. In response to disempowerment, violence, and injustice we have also witnessed nonviolent movements, humanitarian interventions, and peace processes that have empowered communities, reduced violence, and promoted justice. These diverse communities have built solidarities outside the neo-liberal frames of state-global capital nexus.

This XIX ISA World Congress of Sociology will focus on how scholars, public intellectuals, policy makers, journalists and activists from diverse fields can and do contribute to our understanding of power, violence and justice.


IPSA World Congress of Political Science

Starts: July 21, 2018

Location: Brisbane Convention & Exhibition Centre, Merivale St & Glenelg Street, South Brisbane QLD 4101, Australia

Description: The next International Political Science Association (IPSA) World Congress of Political Science, will be held in Brisbane, Australia, on the theme of 'Borders and Margins'.

The Congress will provide an opportunity to network with global scholars. It will have particularly strong local and regional representation, as it will also integrate the annual conference of the Australian Political Studies Association and the biennial Oceanic Conference on International Studies.

The Congress will have a rich programme coordinated by the Programme Co-Chairs Professor Terrell Carver and Professor Füsun Türkmen.

Call for Proposals Opens: 30 MAY 2017
Proposal Submission Deadline: 10 OCT 2017


2018 World Social Science Forum

Starts: September 25, 2018

Location: Fukuoka, Fukuoka Prefecture, Japan

Description: The next World Social Science Forum will take place from 25-28 September 2018, in Fukuoka, Japan, on the theme of ‘Security and Equality for Sustainable Futures‘.

Find out more on the Forum website: http://www.wssf2018.org

CLACSO 2018 - 26th CLACSO General Assembly and 8th Latin American and Caribbean Conference of Social Sciences

Starts: November 17, 2018

Location: Buenos Aires, Argentina

Description: #CLACSO2018 will be an open forum for individuals, institutions and organizations from all over the world. Access to activities will be open to all and free.

#CLACSO2018 will also feature open panels for presentations - please see the website for more information on submissions: