Deutsche Vereinigung für Politikwissenschaft

Call for Panels

"Politics in times of Polycrisis"

29th DVPW Convention, September 24 – 27, 2024, Georg-August-Universität Göttingen


The DVPW calls for panel proposals for the DVPW Convention in September 2024. The convention seeks to do justice to the diversity of our members regarding career stages and gender, and it aims at facilitating exchange across universities. The Programme Committee will therefore take these criteria into account when selecting the sessions.

The criteria for submitting panel proposals are:

  • Each panel proposal must be submitted by between one and three organizers. Everyone can act only twice as organizer of a panel and/or roundtable.
  • Panel organizers assign their panel to at least one section (Sektion) and one or two additional DVPW sections, standing groups (Arbeitskreise) or thematic networks (Themengruppen). It is not necessary to obtain prior approval by the respective DVPW groupings.
  • Panels can be held in English or German, but the language needs to be consistent throughout each individual session.
  • Each person can propose a maximum of two contributions to panels and roundtables at the convention. The role as discussant does not count.
  • We welcome participants from abroad. There will be the opportunity to apply for subsidies towards travel expenses by the German Research Foundation (DFG) through the DVPW.

We invite two types of panel proposals:

  • Proposals for closed panels, which feature a panel title, abstract (max. 250 words), and three keywords as well as proposals for all persons involved (chair, discussant, paper givers) and titles and abstracts of all contributions. Each panel should comprise four or five paper contributions. Please submit your proposal for a closed panel by October 31, 2023.
  • Proposals for open panels, which contain only the panel title, abstract (max. 250 words), and three keywords. Please submit your proposal for an open panel by June 30, 2023.
    Upon acceptance by the Programme Committee, a call will go out for individual paper submissions via the DVPW website by mid-July that closes on October 31, 2023. Organizers of open panels will then select four or five contributions for their panel and communicate their decisions including proposals for chair and discussant to the Programme Committee by the end of November.

Please submit your proposals via the DVPW website. The Programme Committee is expected to communicate its decision about submissions by mid-January 2024.

For any further queries, please contact the Programme Committee (e-mail, phone: +49-30-838-68874).

Berlin, May 2, 2023

Submissions: Open Panel Proposals (June 30, 2023)

Submissions: Closed Panel Proposals (October 31, 2023)

Please submit your proposals for closed panels via the new portal "meineDVPW". To do this, you must register once and can then make submissions for the various event formats.

Please submit the panel information itself and the individual papers separately: You can submit the panel information under "Panel", and the information on the individual papers under "Paper" respectively. When submitting the associated papers, please indicate the panel title in each case.

You can easily create your own personal account on meineDVPW free of charge. If you are already a DVPW member, please use the e-mail address stored in our system for this purpose if possible.