The International Conference on Interdisciplinary Social Sciences examines the nature of disciplinary practices, and the interdisciplinary practices that arise in the context of ‘real world’ applications. It also interrogates what constitutes ‘science’ in a social context, and the connections between the social and other sciences. The focus of papers ranges from the finely grained and empirical(research practices and results exemplifying one or more disciplines), to wide-ranging multi-disciplinary and transdisciplinary practices, to perspectives on knowledge and method.
We are inviting proposals for paper presentations, workshops/interactive sessions, posters/exhibits, or colloquia (See Proposal Types) addressing the social sciences through one of the following themes:
|Social and Community Studies||Civic and Political Studies|
|Cultural Studies||Global Studies|
|Environmental Studies||Organizational Studies|
Proposal ideas that extend beyond these thematic areas will also be considered. For more information about the ideas and themes underlying this community, see Our Focus.
We also offer participation options for those individuals who cannot attend the conference. Authors who wish to submit an article for potential publication in the The Social Sciences Collection may submit a Proposal for Article Submission, while all members of the knowledge community with an accepted proposal may submit an online presentation to the knowledge community YouTube channel.
In 2014, the conference moves to Vancouver, Canada. A global metropolis with booming economic sectors in trade, film, natural resources, technology and tourism, Vancouver has also become home to a broad range of cultures that have brought with them a vibrant and distinct cacophony of cuisines, heritage, belief systems and principles which have helped shape Vancouver’s social and economic systems.
As such, this thriving international city is an ideal venue for the discussions interdisciplinary social sciences. We've strategically partnered with the University of British Columbia, whose breathtaking campus puts you within reach of the city's rich culture, diverse heritage, natural beauty and bustling business sector.
To learn more about preparing and submitting your conference proposal, including guidelines, deadlines, and "how-to" information, go to Submitting Your Work: Conference Presentations.
To learn more about the conference, including speakers, session formats, venue, registration, and the like, stay in The Conference section of the website and use the navigation bar on the left to access desired information.