Academic Forum (IAFOR) in conjunction with its global
partners is proud to announce the Inaugural European
Conference on the Social Sciences (ECSS), at the Thistle
United Kingdom from July 4-7
Aims of the Conference
With the launch of the European Conference on the Social Sciences in 2013, we hope to build on the conversations and partnerships that have nurtured over the past three years with the Asian Conference on the Social Sciences, now entering its fourth year, and to forge new relationships as we again encourage academics and scholars to meet and exchange ideas and views in an international academic forum.
This year's conference will include a variety of presenters representing a wide range of social science disciplines, expressing divergent views, searching for common ground, and creating the synergies that can inspire multi-disciplinary collaborations. In developing these relationships among ourselves, the role of the social sciences is strengthened as we take our place at the table, along with scholars in the STEM disciplines (science, technology, engineering, and mathematics), in seeking solutions to the complex issues and problems of the 21st century. I sincerely hope that we will use this time together, not just for intellectual discovery and discourse, but to establish a common vision and to motivate each other to do our part in the creation of a sustainable world.
Authors of Accepted Abstracts will have the opportunity of publishing their associated paper in the official conference proceedings, and a selection of papers will be considered for inclusion in the internationally reviewed Journal of the Social Sciences associated with the conference.
Sister Conference: European Conference on Sustainability, Energy & the Environment (ECSEE 2013)
ECSS 2013 will be held alongside the European Conference on Sustainability, Energy & the Environment (ECSEE) 2013, and registrants for either conference will be given the opportunity to attend sessions in the parallel event at no extra charge.
Special Theme: "Society, Environment and Trust: Towards Sustainable Systems of Governance"
The conference theme is "Society, Environment and Trust: Towards Sustainable Systems of Governance" and the organizers encourage submissions that approach this theme from a variety of perspectives. However, the submission of other topics for consideration is welcome and we also encourage sessions within and across a variety of disciplines and fields related to the Social Sciences, including the following streams:
- Cultural Studies and Humanities
- Economics and Management
- Education and Social Welfare
- Ethnicity, Difference, Identity
- Globalisation and Internationalisation
- Immigration, Refugees, Race, Nation
- Interdisciplinary Perspectives on Gender
- International Relations
- Media and Communications
- Natural, Environmental and Health Sciences
- Politics, Philosophy, Ethics, Consciousness
- Politics, Public Policy and Law Psychology
- Cognitive Science and the Behavioural Sciences
- Research Methodologies Quantitative and Qualitative
- Social History
- Teaching and Learning
- Technology and Applied Sciences