Deutsche Vereinigung für Politikwissenschaft

Call for Panel Proposals

"It's our Choice! Politics in Times of Uncertainty and Autocratisation"

28th Academic Convention of the DVPW, 14 - 16 September 2021

Here you can download the Call for Panel Proposals (pdf).

Hier finden Sie die Ausschreibung von Panelveranstaltungen auf Deutsch.

The DVPW Executive Committee calls for panel proposals for the digital DVPW convention in September 2021. The programme will feature 120 panels, which should speak to the overall congress theme “It’s our choice! Politics in Times of Uncertainty and Autocratization”. The Panels will take place within six time slots of 90 minutes each on 14-16 September 2021. We seek to open participation in DVPW events for early career scholars; equally, we strive for a higher number of women who actively take part in the convention. We aim for a broad representation of our members and the selection committee will take diversity criteria into account when selecting the panels.

The criteria for submitting panel proposals are the following:

  • Each panel proposal must be submitted by two organisers.
  • Submissions can be supported by one or more DVPW groups, allowing them to influence the panel selection. Each research section (Sektion) may support up to six panels, each standing group (Arbeitskreis) or thematic network (Themengruppe) may support up to four panels.*
  • Each proposal must contain a title and an abstract of max. 250 words.
  • Panels can be in English or German.
  • Every person can participate in max. two panel proposals.

We invite two types of panel proposals:

  • Closed panel proposals, which already feature proposals for all presentations – including details on all panel participants as well as title and abstract of the presentations. All panels can have a maximum of four presentations. We welcome participants from abroad.
  • Open panel proposals, which contain only the panel title and abstract. Upon acceptance by the selection committee in January 2021, a call will go out for individual paper submissions via the DVPW website. People can submit their paper proposals until the end of February; the panel organisers will then select participants and will inform the selection committee till the end of March. The full program will be put together by the selection committee by the end of April and communicated via the DVPW website.

Please submit your panel proposals by 15 December 2020 via the DVPW website: Decisions about submissions are expected by mid-January 2021.

For any further queries, please contact the DVPW headquarters (kongressdvpwde, +49-30-838-68874).

Berlin, 15 October 2020

*Note: Panel proposals can of course also be submitted without the support of any group!