Call for Paper, Panel, and Roundtable Proposals: The Worlds of Violence, 9th Pan-European Conference on International Relations, Giardini Naxos, Sicily, Italy

Wednesday 23 – Saturday 26 September 2015

Organised by the European International Studies Association in cooperation with the University of Catania

Deadline 15 January, 2015

The programme chairs of the 9th Pan-European Conference on International Relations invite paper, panel, and roundtable proposals for submission to any of the 64 sections on the 2015 programme:

  • S1. Antonio Gramsci: Violence, Coercion and Resistance
  • S2. Assembling Conflict Expertise: Competing Knowledges / Heterogeneous Experts
  • S3. Beyond Production: Situating Social Reproduction – Household, Community, Global Political Economy?
  • S4. Biopolitics and Violence in International Relations
  • S5. Conflict Dynamics and Sub-State Political Violence: (Re)thinking Contentious Politics in Times of Unrest
  • S6. Construction(s) of the field of IR
  • S7. Crises of Inclination and Imagination? Ethics, Violence and the Politics of Protection
  • S8. Critical International Political Economy in a Turbulent World
  • S9. Critical Military Studies
  • S10. Decolonizing International Relations
  • S11. Economic Growth in Middle-Income Countries
  • S12. Empires, Elites and War
  • S13. Ethics and Security
  • S14. Europe’s Commitment to the Responsibility to Protect in a Changing World
  • S15. Feminist Global Political Economy
  • S16. Geographies of Humanitarian Protection: Engagements with Violence and Place
  • S17. Geographies of Violence
  • S18. Geopolitics in Europe: Power, Crisis and the Return of Territory
  • S19. Global Conversations
  • S20. Global Health and International Relations
  • S21. Governance in Geopolitical Landscapes in Transition
  • S22. Historical International Relations
  • S23. Imitation, Desire and Violence: Transdisciplinary Mimetic Approaches to Global Politics
  • S24. (In)security in the Global Mediterranean: Between Conflict and Cooperation
  • S25. International Migration and International Security: From the Securitization of Migration to Making Migration Secure for People?
  • S26. International Migration and the Visible and Invisible Forms of Violence
  • S27. International Theory and the Ethics of Political Violence
  • S28. Law’s Violence
  • S29. The Legacy of Foucault in International Relations: Querying the Bases, Boundaries and Possibilities
  • S30. Maritime Security
  • S31. Modes and Forms of Insurgency in the Contemporary World
  • S32. More-than-Human Worlds of Violence
  • S33. Non-Europeans’ Europe: Between Violence and Amity
  • S34. Philosophical perspectives on Emotions, Violence and Peace-building Processes
  • S35. Political Violence and Resistance
  • S36. Politics in Times of Anxiety
  • S37. The Politics of Global Connectivities
  • S38. The Politics of (In)Security: Securitization, Technocratisation or (Re)Politicisation?
  • S39. Popular and Cultural Configurations of International Politics: Artifacts of the Popular Beyond Mimesis
  • S40. ‘Post’ Interventions: Poststructuralism, Postcoloniality and Questions of ‘After’ in World Politics
  • S41. Power Politics in History, Theory, and Contemporary Practice
  • S42. Power Shifts and International Institutions
  • S43. Reflecting a European Century of Violence: Reappraising Traditions of International Political Theory in Europe
  • S44. Reflective Methodologies and the Challenge of Doing Methods
  • S45. Resilience > LEGITIMACY < Resistance
  • S46. Rethinking International Security: Technology, Law and Theory
  • S47. Re-thinking, Re-imagining, Re-writing Sexual Violence
  • S48. Scandalous Economics
  • S49. Securing the Atmospheric: On Shifting, Melting, Rising, and Geo-Engineered Boundaries
  • S50. Security Beyond the State: The Role of the EU
  • S51. The State and the Growth Conundrum in the Current Capitalist Crisis
  • S52. Symbolic Violence in Diplomatic Practice
  • S53. Terrorism as a Phenomenon and Object of Study
  • S54. Theory and Critique of Capitalism
  • S55. Transnational Religion, Conflict and Dialogue
  • S56. Violence, Agency and Critique in a World of Complexity
  • S57. Violence and Critical Approaches to Security
  • S58. Violence and the English School of IR
  • S59. Violence in the Post-Soviet Area
  • S60. Violence, Order and Constructivism
  • S61. Violence, Resistance and Emancipation in World Politics: Comparative Perspectives
  • S62. War – What Is It Good For?
  • S63. Worlds of Colonial Violence
  • S64. Writing International Relations by Other Means: Rethinking the Aesthetic Path

For more information on these sections and their convenors, as well as general information on the conference, please visit the conference website:

Please contact the section chairs for any question regarding their section.

There will be no open section: all paper, panel, and roundtable proposals must fit into the sections listed above and be submitted online to the appropriate sections. A given proposal can be submitted to only one section at a time.

All sections welcome individual paper proposals, and most welcome panel/roundtable proposals as well — please contact section chairs to inquire about this. Each 105-minute panel/roundtable should comprise five papers/presenters plus a discussant who will also act as panel/roundtable chair.

Proposals (with abstracts of 200 words maximum) must be submitted, starting 8 December 2014 via our online submission system:

Please note that there will be a **participation limit** of three contributions per participant — whether as paper giver, roundtable speaker, or discussant/chair (any of these roles counts as one contribution).

The closing date for paper, panel, and roundtable proposals is midnight (CET) on 15 January 2015

For any questions on the conference, please contact us at

If you have any technical problems with the online submission system, please contact Elem Eyrice at

We look forward to your proposals and to welcoming you in Sicily.

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