The International Academic Forum (IAFOR) in conjunction with its global university partners is proud to announce the Second European Conference on the Social Sciences 2014, to be held from July 3 – 6, 2014, at the Thistle Hotel Brighton, in Brighton, United Kingdom.
Building on the success of last year’s event, the Second European Conference on the Social Sciences will build on the conversations and partnerships that have developed since last year, 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.
2014 Conference Theme: “Individual, Community & Society: Conflict, Resolution & Synergy”
Conflict is an integral part of the human condition. The universal struggle between our personal selves – who we are as unique, separate and different from others, with our specific blend of experiences, abilities, attitudes, aspirations, needs and wants – and our social selves, intricately connected to, and interdependent on, others – our loved ones, our friends and favoured groups, our communities and cultures – leads inevitably to internal as well as interpersonal conflict.
Conflict among our communities and societies is also natural, given that these groups are founded on commonality – of geography, values, attitudes, beliefs, aspirations – and differentiated from others based on these. Diversity, however, though it may lead to conflict, plays an important role in the flourishing of communities and societies. One of the challenges of modern society is harnessing the synergy that emerges from the interaction of these differences.
International, Intercultural, Interdisciplinary
The European Conference on the Social Sciences is organized as part of a month long series of academic events in the UK organized by IAFOR. Those attending the ECSS will have the opportunity of attending several other conferences held in parallel for no extra charge:
The conference theme is “Individual, Community & Society: Conflict, Resolution & Synergy” 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:
- Anthropology, Archaeology, Cultural Studies and Humanities
- Cognitive and Behavioral Sciences
- Computational Social Science
- Cultural and Media Studies
- Economics and Management
- Education and Social Welfare
- Demography, Human Geography & Population Studies
- Ethnicity, Difference, Identity
- Globalization and Internationalization
- Immigration, Refugees, Race, Nation
- Interdisciplinary Perspectives on Gender
- International Relations & Human Rights
- Journalism and Communications
- Natural, Environmental and Health Sciences
- Politics, Philosophy, Ethics, Consciousness
- Politics, Public Policy, Law & Criminology
- Psychology & Social Psychology
- Research Methodologies, Quantitative and Qualitative
- Social History
- Social Work
- Teaching and Learning
- Technology and Applied Sciences
- Urban Studies
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 IAFOR journals associated with the conference.