WISC’s 5th Global International Studies Conference, 1-3 April 2017, National Taiwan University, Taipei, Taiwan

The “Call for Sections, Panels and Papers” for WISC’s 5th Global International Studies Conference has recently been issued. The Conference with the theme “Dialogue Across Borders in Turbulent Times: Addressing Global Challenges” will take place from 1-3 April 2017 at National Taiwan University (NTU), Taipei, Taiwan. At this point the organizers are particularly keen to invite submissions for sections (see the “Call for Sections, Panels and Papers” for details).

WISC will also sponsor,on a competitive basis,a limited number of one-day Research Workshops immediately preceding the 5th Global International Studies Conference. Normally 10 to 15 scholars (preferably junior scholars and/or scholars from the Global South) would participate in such an event.Up to US$ 3.000 will be provided per workshop based on a budget. Section or Panel themes might serve as a basis for a more detailed proposal for Research Workshops. A more detailed “Call for Research Workshop Proposals” will be issued by 1 May 2016 at the latest. The deadline will be 1 July 2016. The idea for these “Research Workshops” builds on WISC’s Exploratory Workshops and similar events sponsored by ISA and EISA.

Deadlines

The initial deadlines have been extended in order to enable more colleagues to organize such sections and panels or prepare paper submission. The new deadlines are as follows:

15 April 2016 (new): Deadline for submissions of sections

1 May 2016 (new): “Call for Research Workshop Proposals”

1 June 2016 (new): Deadline for submissions of panels, roundtables, and papers

1 July 2016 (new): Deadline for Research Workshop Proposals
1 October 2016: Latest date for communicating acceptance / rejection decisions
1-3 April 2017: 5th Global International Studies Conference, Taipei

A limited number of travel grants will be available. WISC’s Rules for Travel Grants apply.

For the 5th Global International Studies Conference 2017 in Taiwan those scholars will receive preferential treatment that succeed in organizing thematically focused “sections” (normally consisting of between five and ten panels and roundtables; for details see the “Call for Sections, Panels and Papers” ). This applies especially to (a) scholars from countries with low salaries and/or low budget institutions; (b) graduate students / PhD candidates; and (c) junior scholars whose institutions may not provide travel support.