Reimagining the Scholarly Conference

To support the range of options, and flexibility needed in our current climate, 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 are working closely with our local partners and are in the process of considering how to create safe conditions for an in-person experience. We will work toward this goal for as long as it remains a viable option. At the same time, we are on the front foot -- offering all presenters the ability to prepare for the possible move online. And, with the completion of your Presenters Page digital media giving the pathway for a rich online experience. In the end, we believe that this kind of practice will be a part of a blended future. Again, we are doing all we can to meet in-person — because, we know how much that contact would mean. 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.
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 Seventeenth International Conference on Interdisciplinary Social Sciences calls for research addressing the following annual themes and special focus:

  • 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
  • 2022 Special Focus - At the Crossroads of Paradigms: Considering Heterodoxy in the Social Sciences

Research Network Chair

Marcin Galant

Marcin Galant

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

Conference Partner

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