For this midterm conference, we will first open a call for session proposals. After the list of sessions has been finalized, a second call for individual abstracts to be integrated into the accepted sessions will be opened.
Please send SESSION PROPOSALS to: firstname.lastname@example.org, until January 10 2020.
On February 20th, 2020 we will open a call for individual abstracts.
Call: Urban Theory and Urban Praxis: Past, Present and Possible Futures
For the sessions, while all submissions bearing on a topic related to the sociological study of past, contemporary, and future cities from a theoretical and/or applied perspective are welcome, contributions on the following topics/themes are especial-ly encouraged:
(1). Classical and contemporary urban theories and theorists,
(2). Interdisciplinary and transdisciplinary methods of urban research,
(3). Urban politics and urban actors,
(4) Processes of urban growth and urban restructuring,
(5) Urban stratification and urban inequality,
(6) Identities and subjectivities in the contemporary city,
(7) Urbanization in a global context.
(8) If the session you intend to propose does not directly fit with any of the topics outlined, please submit your proposal as an open submission in the submission form
We expect the majority of sessions to follow a traditional format based on an open call for abstracts (at a later date) and equal time allocation (expectedly 15 minutes, in time slots of 90 minutes) for each participating presenter. Nonetheless, session proponents are encouraged to consider other formats, such as: author-meets-critics sessions, open panel debates, roundtables, and lightning talks. The specificities of these formats will be discussed on a case-by-case ba-sis. For session proponents wanting to propose a session in a non-traditional format, please contact the organizing com-mittee as earlier as possible, no later than two weeks before the final deadline to assess the viability of that format.
Session proposal guidelines:
Session title and topic: The title should informative and concise. Information about the topic (out of the previous list) most fitting should also be provided (note: if the session you want to propose does not directly fit any of the topics or conference themes outlined, please sign-up for “8. Open Submission”).
Organizer(s): Names, affiliations and contact details of the session chairs/proponents.
Session format: Traditional format, author-meets-critics, open panel debates, roundtables, lightning talk sessions.
Session participants: Sessions must not include a predetermined list of participants, as they are expected to lead to an open call for abstracts at a later date.
Session abstract: 500 word maximum, excluding the previous items.