Call for Abstracts




The first submission deadline for abstracts is February 13th, 2018. However, we will continue to review

abstract thereafter until March 6th, 2018. Proposals should include the title, abstract or description of the

paper, and keywords. They should be emailed to


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In recent years, the extent and the impact of seemingly independent crises across various spaces has increased significantly, affecting a growing number people as well as the physical world we depend on. Experiencing or witnessing these crises on multiple and distinct levels, global and local communities are desperately seeking to find effective coping mechanisms and long-term solutions. However, it appears that current approaches to these various and complex crises, have not provided sufficient answers and strategies to tackle the expansion of human suffering, natural destruction and systemic injustices. Thus, instead of looking at contemporary crises from a single disciplinary perspective, there has to be a shift towards interdisciplinary approaches to unveil the convergence of the following crises

Ecological Crises

addressing climate change, resource depletion, the energy crisis, or accessibility to food and water.

Economic Crises

of wealth distribution and inequality, capitalist expansion, or financial crises.

Political Crises

polarization of societies, increased militarization, securitization and surveillance, or the re-emergence of extreme right wing populism.

. . . as well as many other crises.

With regards to these converging crises and systemic injustices, which require novel ideas, out-of-the box solutions, critical analyses, cross-disciplinary and cross-cultural thinking, we need to look for better solutions. This conference aims to provide undergraduate scholars with a platform to present and discuss their research, artifacts, and other works on these issues, with the purpose of creating a broad variety of cross-disciplinary articulations and potential solutions. We are looking for projects that analyze specific instances of global crises, their causes and effects, as well as what might lead to social change and transformation. Submissions from all academic fields are welcomed. In addition to traditional research papers, we consider non-traditional projects such as films, creative writing, craft works, music and other mediums of expression.



Guidelines for Submissions

Please submit a 200-300 word strong abstract as well as a brief description of yourself, which can include personal information and/ or your academic profile. Even though it is not required, we strongly recommend attaching a bibliography of sources. Please submit these documents before the due dates to Group projects are also welcomed and considered. 


Key Dates

Submission Deadline: February 13th, 2018

Submission Acceptance/Rejection: March 6th, 2018

Conference Date: March 28th - March 30th, 2018