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The Joint Sessions of Workshops

April 2022, The University of Edinburgh & Online


The call for Workshops is now open! Submit by 15 November 2021, 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 a hybrid 2022 edition planned to be held at The University of Edinburgh and online.

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. 

Workshop proposals can be submitted between Friday 8 October and Monday 15 November 2021, midnight GMT. Please carefully review our Guidelines before submitting.

We hope to run predominantly in-person Workshops. However, should you prefer to hold your Workshop online, simply indicate this in your proposal.

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: Whilst 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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