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International Conference on Social Sciences

Social Sciences Conference 2009

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Welcome to the website of the International Conference on Interdisciplinary Social Sciences. In 2009, the Conference will be held at University of Athens, Greece from 8 to 11 July 2009.

The Conference will address interdisciplinary practices across the social sciences, and between the social sciences and the natural sciences, applied sciences and the professions. Plenary speakers will include some of the world’s leading thinkers in the social sciences, as well as numerous paper, colloquium and workshop presentations. All are encouraged to register and attend this significant and timely Conference.

Participants are also welcome to submit a presentation proposal either for a 30-minute paper, 60-minute workshop, or jointly presented 90-minute colloquium session. Parallel sessions are loosely grouped into streams reflecting different perspectives or disciplines. Each stream also has its own talking circle, a forum for focused discussion of issues. For those unable to attend the Conference in person, virtual participation is also available.

We encourage all presenters to submit written papers to The International Journal of Interdisciplinary Social Sciences, a fully refereed academic Journal. Virtual participants may also submit papers for consideration by the Journal. All Conference participants who have finalised their registration will receive a complimentary online subscription to the Journal. This subscription is valid until one year after the Conference end date.

If you would like to know more about this Conference, bookmark the Social Sciences Conference site and return for further information-the site is regularly updated. You may also wish to subscribe to the Conference and Journal Newsletter.

For all inquiries, please contact the Conference secretariat.


International Conference on Interdisciplinary Social Sciences

The Social Sciences Conference is held annually in different locations around the world. The Conference was held at Monash University Centre, Prato, Tuscany, Italy in 2008; University of Granada, Granada, Spain in 2007; and University of the Aegean, on the Island of Rhodes, Greece in 2006.

The International Conference on Interdisciplinary Social Sciences examines the nature of disciplinary practices, and the interdisciplinary practices that arise in the context of ‘real world’ applications. It also interrogates what constitutes ‘science’ in a social context, and the connections between the social and other sciences. The focus of papers ranges from the finely grained and empirical(research practices and results exemplifying one or more disciplines), to wide-ranging multi-disciplinary and transdisciplinary practices, to perspectives on knowledge and method.

In the spirit of interdisciplinary interchange, the Conference will involve scholars, teachers and researchers working in a broad range of areas including: Anthropology, Applied Sciences, Behavioural Sciences, Cognitive Science, Communications, Economics, Education, Environmental Sciences, Health Sciences,Humanities, Interdisciplinary Studies, Law, Management, Mathematics and Statistics, Media, Natural Sciences, Physical Sciences, Politics, Public Policy, Psychology, Qualitative Methods, Quantitative Methods, Social Welfare, Sociology and Technology, and other areas related to the themes of this Conference.

The Conference will offer a comprehensive overview of current thinking in the social sciences from big picture analyses in keynote addresses by internationally recognised experts, to detailed case studies of the social sciences in action. It will traverse a broad terrain, from theory and analysis to practical strategies for action.

The Social Sciences Conference is a presenter’s Conference, comprised of numerous parallel sessions. The Conference organising committee is inviting proposals to present 30-minute papers, or 60-minute workshops or 90-minute colloquium sessions.

The International Journal of Interdisciplinary Social Sciences

Conference participants may submit papers to the Social Sciences Journal, before the Conference and up until one month after the Conference. Papers submitted for publication will be fully refereed. The publication decision is based on the referees’ reports.

For those unable to attend the Conference in person, a virtual registration will provide participants access to the electronic version of the Journal, as well as the option to submit papers to the Social Sciences Journal.

For more information about the Journal please visit the Publish Your Paper page.