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February 2023
  • September 15-18
German Studies Association 2022 Annual Conference

German Studies Association

a The 46th German Studies Association Conference in Houston, Texas, from September 15 to September 18, 2022 will continue to host a series of seminars in addition to conference sessions and roundtables (for general conference information see https://www.thegsa.org/conference).

Seminars meet for all three days of the conference. They explore new avenues of academic exchange and foster extended discussion, rigorous intellectual debate, and intensified networking. Seminars are typically proposed and led by two to three conveners (in special cases, there may be four conveners) and must consist of a minimum of 10 and a maximum of 20 participants, including the conveners themselves. Seminars must be open to applications from interested participants, and conveners are expected to make every effort to aim for broad diversity and include scholars from different disciplines and at different career stages, including graduate students. Seminar participants, including conveners, will not be allowed to submit a paper in a regular panel session. However, they may take on one additional role in the conference independent of their role in a seminar – as moderator or commentator on another session or as a participant in a roundtable.

Proposal Deadline: Monday, January 24, 2022
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  • September 13-14
Open Access Publishing: A New Era in Scholarly Communication


This two-day hybrid conference will take place 13-14 September 2022, onsite in Montreal, Canada, as well as virtually. The program will consist of multiple panels and several roundtable discussions led by global experts in the field of Open Access publications. The entire program will be streamed live through an online event platform for the virtual attendees. The topics covered will include Open Access Publishing Models; Open Access Book Publishing; Impact of Open Access Publishing for Research Funding in Social Sciences; Peer-Review in the Context of Open Access; Regional Perspective and Expertise in Open Access Publishing; and Sustainability of the Open Access Model.

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July 2022
  • July 10-13
42nd International Symposium on Forecasting

International Institute of Forecasters

The International Symposium on Forecasting (ISF) is the premier forecasting conference, attracting the world’s leading forecasting researchers, practitioners, and students. Through a combination of keynote speaker presentations, academic sessions, workshops, and social programs, the ISF provides many excellent opportunities for networking, learning, and fun.

Proposal Deadline: Friday, March 25, 2022
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  • July 29-30
JIS Symposium 2022: The American Century & Its Challenges: U.S., Russia, P. R. China

Journal of Interdisciplinary Studies, Institute for Interdisciplinary Research, International Christian Studies Association

It is by now legendary that the twentieth century was “the American Century.” But, did the West celebrate prematurely a much-heralded victory over fascism and communism? Post-Soviet Russia remains a major geopolitical rival, with its hackers holding U.S. companies hostage for ransom. Of the remaining communist one-party states--People’s Republic of China, North Korea, Vietnam, Laos, and Cuba--“China” poses the greatest challenge. China’s hackers excel at stealing U.S. civilian and military tech secrets, while its trade and investment policies aim to create dependent “vassal” states. Thus, U.S. companies are constrained by lack of parts that are now manufactured typically abroad, including strategic high tech, and even medicines. The question arises: Can the U.S. heal its unprecedented internal social divisions, punctuated by identity politics, and find the courage to withstand China’s “smoke-and-mirrors” gambit for world domination? According to David P. Goldman’s book, You Will Be Assimilated: China’s Plan to Sino-Form the World (2020), “China” has already thrown down the gauntlet globally, whose success would signify the ultimate triumph of its “Made in China” strategy. Put simply, can democracies compete with dictatorships in the twenty-first century without becoming like their adversaries? If so, how can the American experiment in popular self-government meet the challenges of an Orwellian future?

Proposal Deadline: Tuesday, March 15, 2022
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June 2022
  • June 9-10
German Development Economics Conference

German Economic Association Research Group on Development Economics

The annual conference brings together international scholars and researchers of development economics and neighboring fields. Plenary sessions with keynote speakers, parallel sessions with contributed papers, and poster sessions will reflect the current state of research in development economics and provide a forum for exchange for researchers and practitioners.
The conference is planned as a physical meeting, yet if the pandemic situation does not allow such a meeting, the organizers may switch to a fully or partially online format. If the meeting is held physically, participants will need a proof of vaccination or recovery or a negative test result.

Proposal Deadline: Tuesday, February 15, 2022
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