Online Only in 2021 // Blended 2022

Due to current international travel restrictions and global health realities, we have decided to continue with only the online component of the 2021 conference.
We are nonetheless excited to announce the online conference will be delivered on the CGScholar platform – developed by the Common Ground Media Lab, the research and technology arm of Common Ground Research Networks.
We are moving to bring the conference experience into the digital era. All presenters will be given Presenter Pages: linked to profiles on CGScholar, displaying abstract summary, thematic connection to panelists and peers, ability to add digital media: video, sound, other files. As an alternative, you can also participate online with Audience Passes. And finally, we'll be offering innovative online social spaces to frame serendipitous encounters for personal and professional growth.
All "Blended" registration types will be able to present online in 2021 and in-person (and/or) online in 2022.
This way we build for our Research Network Members flexible, and at the same time resilient, spaces for communication, engagement, and participation.

Themes and Special Focus

Founded in 2006, the Interdisciplinary Social Sciences Research Network is brought together by a common interest in disciplinary and interdisciplinary approaches, within and across the various social sciences, and between the social, natural and applied sciences. We seek to build an epistemic community where we can make linkages across disciplinary, geographic, and cultural boundaries. As a Research Network, we are defined by our scope and concerns and motivated to build strategies for action framed by our shared themes and tensions.

The Sixteenth International Conference on Interdisciplinary Social Sciences calls for research addressing the following annual themes and special focus:

  • 2021 Special Focus—The Opportunities of Crisis: Resilience and Change in World History
  • 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

Research Network Chair

Marcin Galant

Marcin Galant

Assistant Professor, Institute for European Studies, Jagiellonian University, Kraków, Poland

Conference Chairs

Scott Sworts

Scott Sworts

Oxford Brooks University, United Kingdom

Matt Gaskin

Matt Gaskin

Oxford Brookes University,United Kingdom

Dr. Julia Wedel

Dr. Julia Wedel

Senior Lecturer in Architecture, Oxford Brookes University, United Kingdom

Marcin Galent

Marcin Galent

Assistant Professor, Institute for European Studies, Jagiellonian University, Kraków, Poland

Plenary Speakers

Scott Sworts

Scott Sworts

Oxford Brooks University, United Kingdom

Jessica Budds

Jessica Budds

Associate Professor in Geography and International Development, University of East Anglia, United Kingdom

Joseph Juhász

Joseph Juhász

Professor Emeritus of Architecture and Environmental Design, College of Architecture and Planning, University of Colorado, United States

Conference & Network Partners

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