Call for Sections: European Conference on Politics and Gender (ECPG)

University of Ljubljana, 7-9 July 2021

*Call for Sections*

For the first time ever, the European Conference on Politics and Gender (ECPG) will be held in South-Eastern Europe at the University of Ljubljana, Slovenia. As Europe's biggest gathering of politics and gender scholars, the ECPG is the platform for lively discussion, exchange of ideas and the best thing in the discipline. The conference aims to cover the full range of topics in the field of politics and gender broadly conceived to include any gender, sexuality and intersectional perspectives in political science, international relations, political theory and philosophy, research methods, public policy and public administration, and social movements. It aims to attract scholars from throughout the world and at all stages of their careers.

Open call for Section proposals

*What constitutes a Section?*

In line with the Conference's aims, Sections can cover a full range of topics across the field of gender and politics broadly conceived to include any gender, sexuality and intersectionality perspectives in political science, international relations, political theory and philosophy, research methods, public policy and public administration, social movements and many more. The Conference is keen to engage as well with research on race and intersectionality, on sexuality, on men and the masculine and those who identify as non-binary, genderqueer or intersex.

A section can accommodate 3-8 panels on a specific topic. Section chairs can signal their estimated optimal number of panels to allow for a balance between sections. However, the final number of panels allocated will depend on the number of paper proposals for the section.

Section proposals should include a title and abstract of no more than 750 words summarizing the key objectives and themes, and ideally including ideas for some panel and paper topics. Section proposals can include a number of predefined panels (maximum 50% of all requested panels) but should also ensure the opportunity for non-predefined panel and paper proposals to be submitted in a later stage. Please note: proposing predefined panels is not a precondition and does not influence the selection chances!

We are also very much open to new and innovative ways, others than the usual panel format, of organizing (some of) the sections.

*Who can submit a Section Proposal?*

The call is open to everyone and by no means limited to members of the ECPR Standing Group nor will it give automatic preference to proposals from ECPR member institutions.

Each Section should be headed by two to three Section Chairs from different countries and institutions and at different stages of their careers. We stimulate cross (sub)disciplinary sections and we encourage people from different regions in Europe to propose a section together in order to secure a broad representation of north, south, east and west Europe. We particularly welcome the participation of early-career scholars and those who are underrepresented in the profession.

*How to submit a Section proposal?*

All proposals to organise Sections must be in English, and must be submitted online using the online form on the Conference website. In order to submit a section, an ECPR account is needed. The account is very easily created and free of charge.

The ECPG organizing team

For the ECPR SG on Gender and Politics: Petra Ahrens, Rossella Ciccia, Robin Devroe, Silvia Erzeel, Conny Roggeband, Rosa Roig & Anna van der Vleuten

For the Local Organizing Team: Aleksandra Kanjuo-Mrcela & Roman Kuhar

 

Publikationsdatum:

09. Juli 2020

Deadline:

02. September 2020