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Call for proposals


Call for paper or panel proposals that address one of five conference themes.

Papers must have a title, abstract, and author name(s), institution(s), and email address(es). Abstracts should be less than 200 words.


Panels must have a title, abstract, and 4-5 papers (complete with title, abstract, and authors) and 1 chair. Panels should be diverse in terms of institutional affiliation, gender, and career stage. Abstracts should be less than 200 words.

PhD bursaries

Graduate researchers who clearly identify themselves as current PhD candidates on their paper submissions will be considered for one of 12 PhD bursaries to cover conference registration.


The quality of scholarly interaction among panelists and the audience increases when panelists receive copies of papers in advance and when members of the audience have access to the papers.

By submitting a paper proposal, applicants agree to provide a full copy of their paper by the deadline on 20th April 2017 for inclusion in a password-protected conference paper archive.

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Key information

Thursday 4th & Friday 5th May 2017

Scarman House Conference Centre



Conference themes

I. Security strategies and diplomatic practices
II. Geography, geopolitics, and security
III. Politics of threat, risk, and resilience
IV. Security images and icons
V. Measuring and representing (in)security


  • November 7th: submission deadline
  • November 21st: acceptance notification
  • January 27th: early registration deadline
  • March 31st: final registration deadline
  • April 20th: paper submission deadline