Call for papers

Fostering Cross-disciplinary Reflections to Bridge Societal Divides

Recent events such as armed conflicts in Europe and neighbouring regions, mass migration, and humanitarian crises involving refugees have profoundly altered the way people live and think about the world. Emerging in the context of distressed societies, still struggling with the aftermath of the pandemic, these developments have not only brought about new challenges but also reinforced deepseated inequalities of class, gender, ethnicity, and education, to list but a few.

Societies are, therefore, navigating a complicated web of interrelated and overlapping social and political challenges, from demographic shifts to increased vulnerabilities both on and offline, which call for reflections and reorganizations in the ways governments, citizens, and diverse organizations engage in dialogues and collaboration. However, fostering dialogue and cooperation proves challenging within societies characterized by polarization, violent extremism, and a communication landscape marked by increasingly complex and elusive forms of mis- and disinformation. Populism, polarization and information disorders hinder the efforts of the public sphere in addressing the aforementioned issues.

Click here below to read the full text of the REFLECT conference call for papers.

Interested participants are invited to submit their abstracts (maximum 300 words) by 2nd of September 2024 by filling out this form.

Please indicate the topic of your presentation and how it is relevant to the proposed background and adjacent themes.

The conference’s language is English.

Please visit also the call for papers of the Social Change Review