Calls for Papers

Online Directories

Calls for Papers hosted by the English Department at the University of Pennsylvania (but covers wider fields than English), see categories of conferences on the left of the page.

Conference Alerts


UN Association of Australia Academic Network- see the Calls for Papers section of their Network Newsletters on the right of the page.

Specific Conferences

Children and War: Past and Present
When: 10-12 July 2013
Where: University of Salzburg, Austria
Deadline for Submission of Paper/Abstract: 31 July 2012

6th International Conference on Conflict Resolution Education (CRE): Bridging Cultures: Education for Global Citizenship and Civic Engagement
When: June 12 – 17, 2013
Where: Cleveland, Ohio, USA
Deadline for Submission of Paper/Abstract: Call for Workshops will be posted on the web site by September 14th, 2012. For more info please contact Global Issues Resource Center at 216-987-2224 or e-mail Elizabeth Wuerz at

Islam and Conflict Transformation
We invite papers on the following and related topics on Islamic faith perspective relating to: Conceptualisations and Causes of Conflict, Managing, Resolving and Transforming Conflict, Mitigating Conflict, Governance, Pluralism and the Rights of Minorities.
When: 24th and 25th January, 2013
Where: University of Manchester
Deadline for Submission of Paper/Abstract: 1st October, 2012

The Third International Conference on Human Rights Education (HRE): Promoting Change in Times of Transition and Crisis
When: 6-10 December 2012
Where: Cracow, Poland
Deadline for Submission of Paper/Abstract: 31 July 2012

Engaging the Other: Breaking Intergenerational Cycles of Repetition
Critical and in-depth engagement with topics chosen for their relevance to traumatic memory, strategies of peacebuilding and breaking the cycles of intergenerational trauma in societies affected by historical trauma.
When: 5th–8th December, 2012
Where: University of the Free State, Bloemfontein, South Africa
Deadline for Submission of Paper/Abstract: 17th August, 2012

Change and Continuity in the Middle East and Central Asia - Postgraduate Conference 2012
The ANU Centre for Arab and Islamic Studies (Middle East and Central Asia) is convening this conference for local and international graduate students and early career researchers based in Australia and the region. The two day interdisciplinary conference will offer an opportunity for emerging scholars to present new ideas and analysis on the region and potentially to have their work published in peer reviewed outlets.
When: 30th November – 1st December, 2012
Where: Centre for Arab and Islamic Studies (The Middle East and Central Asia), Australian National University, Canberra, Australia
Deadline for Submission of Paper/Abstract: 17th August, 2012

Gender & Development: Working with Men on Gender Equality
The 1995 Beijing Platform for Action, issued at the Fourth UN Conference on Women, states that ‘women share common concerns that can be addressed only by working together and in partnership with men towards the common goal of gender equality around the world’.Now, some 17 years later, we are asking ‘where are we now?’ when it comes to involving women and men in work to bring about gender-just development, seeking to assess both the progress made, and the pitfalls encountered.
Deadline for Submission of Paper/Abstract: Please send a paragraph outlining your proposed idea for an article for this issue to csweetman(at) as soon as possible, and before the commissioning deadline: 9th July, 2012.
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4th International Conference on Peace and Reconciliation (ICPR): Mediating Peace: Reconciliation through Art, Music and Film
Will examine how visual art, music and film, can play a complementary role to that of governments and policy-makers in assisting people to actively engage in processes of reconciliation and peace-building.
When: 6th–9th November, 2012
Where: The Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Israel
Deadline for Submission of Paper/Abstract: 1st July 2012
In Search of Peace – Dialogues between theories & practices
Aims to bring together academic analyses and research innovations in the politics, histories, and discourses of peace from various disciplines, as well as the practical expertise and field experiences of civil society actors, activists, journalists and policy-makers who count with concrete perspectives on the possibilities and avenues towards a sustainable peace. Note there are some grants available for participants.
When: 20th to 24th October, 2012
Where: Scandic Linköping Väst, Sweden
Deadline for Submission of Paper/Abstract: 30th June, 2012