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The Joint Sessions of Workshops

19 – 22 April 2022, The University of Edinburgh & Online


Call for Papers is now open! Submit your proposal by Wednesday 2 February, midnight GMT.

Our Joint Sessions of Workshops provides a unique platform for scholars at all stages of their careers, from all parts of the world, and all sub-fields of political science, to come together for several days of intense discussion, feedback and collaboration.

After two successful fully virtual instalments, we are hoping to bring the discipline face-to-face again, with the 2022 edition planned to be held at The University of Edinburgh and online, from 19–22 April.

How it works

  • Workshops are closed groups of 15–20 participants, lasting for several days 
  • Topics of discussion are precisely defined
  • Only scholars working in the relevant field can take part
  • Each participant presents a Paper; it is then discussed in depth by the group
  • Participants may attend only one Workshop
  • Participants are expected to be present at and fully participate in all of the Workshop sessions

The defining event of our organisation, the Joint Sessions remains a major highlight of the global political science calendar. 

Over its five-decade history, it has helped tens of thousands of scholars hone their research, grow their networks and secure publishing opportunities. 

Paper proposals can be submitted between 16 December 2021 and 2 February 2022, midnight GMT.

Anyone conducting research in the field covered by the Workshop can submit, but only 10% of the total number of participants in a Workshop can be from an ECPR Non-Member institution. Workshop Directors will select on this basis.

Please carefully review our Guidelines before submitting.

'Social anthropology, social death, and racism: Framing notes for political science' by Robbie Shilliam
Tuesday 19 April, University of Edinburgh & online

For the second year running, we are delighted to be opening up our Stein Rokkan Lecture to the wider ECPR community, as part of our House Lecture series. Stay tuned, more details coming soon.

Having first opened its doors to students in 1583, The University of Edinburgh today is a world-leading, research-intensive university located in the centre of the capital of Scotland, the historical home of the Scottish Enlightenment and one of Europe's most beautiful cities.

The latest QS World University Rankings put the University at 11th place in Arts & Humanities disciplines. Within the College of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences, Politics and International Relations (PIR) figures are among the largest academic units.

Key areas of expertise cover constitutional, territorial and Scottish politics; European politics; foreign and domestic policy; gender; international political economy; security studies; and political theory. Recent areas of expansion include the Middle East politics and the global environment. PIR currently has 59 academic staff, 800 undergraduate, 130 MSc and 40 PhD students.

NB: While we are actively planning to host the physical part of the event at the University of Edinburgh, we are prepared to adopt a fully virtual format, if necessary.

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