Extended call for papers and panels for International conference Riga Readings in Social Sciences (RRSS) 2019

Wednesday 17 July 2019
Extended call for papers and panels for International conference Riga Readings in Social Sciences (RRSS) 2019

University of Latvia (UL) Faculty of Social Sciences (FSS) Advanced Social and Political Research Institute (ASPRI) until August 15th extends call for papers and panels for the 3rd Riga Readings in Social Sciences (RRSS) "15 Years After the Great Enlargement – What is EU for?". The conference will take place on November 14-15 this year at the University of Latvia, Faculty of Social Sciences.

The conference welcomes papers from the following disciplines:

  • Political science
  • Sociology
  • Media and communication studies
  • Information and library sciences

Contributions from interdisciplinary areas of studies (regional development, human development, memory studies, gender studies, social anthropology etc.) are particularly encouraged.

The organizers invite proposals for individual fifteen-minute papers from established scholars, early career academics and postgraduates alike. The Ph.D. students are also encouraged to submit proposals. Topics may include but are not limited to the following:

  • Political communication and civic society;
  • Democracy and contemporary governance;
  • Foreign policy and diplomacy;
  • Peace research and security;
  • Humanitarianism and human rights;
  • Social care and discrimination;
  • Media and communication;
  • Cultural memory;
  • History, culture and identity;
  • International migration.

In addition, the conference organizers welcome panels that consider one or more of these issues in the context of the social sciences and the Baltic Sea region.

Paper or panel proposals must include:

  • Name, affiliation and e-mail address of the participant
  • Title of the abstract
  • Keywords (max 5)
  • An abstract of 200-400 words

This information should be sent to the conference email: .

Working language: English.

For any questions on the conference, please contact scientific secretary of ASPRI, Evija Zaca ().

The deadline for paper and panel submission is August 15, 2019. The conference organizers will review all proposals and notify submitters of their decision by August 22, 2019.

Registration information will be available on the conference website www.rrss.lu.lv

Participation fee: 90 EUR (the fee includes participation in the conference, conference proceedings, lunches, coffee and tea breaks).

All participants will be invited to submit their papers. Selected papers will be published in the RRSS proceedings.

We look forward to your proposals and to welcoming you in Riga!

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