Reimagining the Scholarly Conference

We are trying to move away from the either/or of place-based or online conferences. For whichever way you choose to participate, we will offer a blended conference experience,. You do not need to commit either to a place-based or virtual presentation at the time of submission. You can present both ways, or change your mode of the presentation if your preferences change. The choice to participate virtually could also be a moral decision – for the planet, for security, or when the financial burden of travel is too great. We aim to foster spaces that align with principles of social justice and community development.

We also want to be ready for the possibility of place-based postponement due to COVID-19. If we are forced to postpone, the online engagement will still go ahead, and your registration will allow you to join the conference in person in a later year.

This way we build for our Research Network Members flexible, and at the same time resilient, spaces for communication, engagement, and participation.

Conference Themes and Special Focus

The Sixteenth International Conference on Interdisciplinary Social Sciences features research addressing the following annual themes:

  • THEME 1: SOCIAL AND COMMUNITY STUDIES
  • THEME 2: CIVIC AND POLITICAL STUDIES
  • THEME 3: CULTURAL STUDIES
  • THEME 4: GLOBAL STUDIES
  • THEME 5: ENVIRONMENTAL STUDIES
  • THEME 6: ORGANIZATIONAL STUDIES
  • THEME 7: EDUCATIONAL STUDIES
  • THEME 8: COMMUNICATION
  • 2021 Special Focus—The Opportunities of Crisis: Resilience and Change in World History

Conference Chairs

Scott Sworts

Scott Sworts

Oxford Brooks University, United Kingdom

Matt Gaskin

Matt Gaskin

Oxford Brookes University,United Kingdom

Julia Wedel

Julia Wedel

Lecturer in Architecture, Oxford Brookes University, United Kingdom

Conference & Network Partners

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