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:
Our mission is to provide a safe, sustainable, and accessible way for us to come together and interact as a Research Network. We are taking on these challenges by offering blended conference experience with session types explicitly designed to make the most of both online and in-person social knowledge processes.
We pride ourselves on the global diversity of our network members. Add your voice, in-person or online, by submitting a proposal today. You will need the following: presentation type, short/long descriptions, keywords, focus, themes, and biographical information.
View our Step-by-Step Guide to submitting a presentation proposal.
For over 30 years, Common Ground has invested in developing technologies that seek to break down barriers to access to forums of scholarly communication. In each phase, we’ve leveraged our self-built media platforms to create spaces for interdisciplinary dialogue before it was in vogue; connecting international voices as disciplines too often stayed in national silos; supported an agenda of equality with pathways for diverse voices.
And now we propose another kind of intervention -- a scholarly communication infrastructure for a blended future.
With this step-by-step guide, we hope to walk you through the new phases pre/during/post-conference to ensure you have a productive online experience.
We are working to change the way in which knowledge is produced, validated, and shared within member-based Research Networks.
The Interdisciplinary Social Sciences Journal Collection and Book Imprint offer pathways to transform your presentation into formal research objects. We also support a number of affordable Open Access pathways to allow maximum flexibility to support principles of open research, in a sustainable manner.
Find out more about the Interdisciplinary Social Sciences Journal Collection and Book Imprint.
Audience Passes are for those who want to benefit from the content, connect with presenters, and join the online discussion. You'll gain access to all headline presentations: welcome addresses, plenary addresses, and curated thematic content -- either live or from any place and in your own time. And you'll be able to participate in innovative online formats -- Talking Circles, Garden Conversations -- using the best of our online capacities, and on a human scale. All audience members will be recognized in the final program for their participation.
We welcome the submission of proposals at any time of the year. All proposals will be reviewed within two to four weeks of submission. The dates below serve as a guideline for proposal submission based on our corresponding registration deadlines.
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.
|Advance Proposal Deadline||21 September 2020|
|Early Proposal Deadline||21 December 2020|
|Regular Proposal Deadline||21 April 2021|
|Late Proposal Deadline||21 June 2021|
|Advance Registration Deadline||21 October 2020|
|Early Registration Deadline||21 January 2021|
|Regular Registration Deadline||21 June 2021|
|Late Registration Deadline||21 July 2021|
Use the button below to submit a proposal for review.