2017 Joint Sessions of Workshops, Nottingham

The ECPR’s Joint Sessions of Workshops have a unique format that makes them a leading forum for substantive discussion and collaboration between scholars of political science. They are now recognised as one of the major highlights of the world's political science calendar. In 2017, the Joint Sessions will take place at the University of Nottingham in the UK.

Workshops are closed gatherings of 15-20 participants, which last for about five days, bringing together scholars from across the world and all career stages. Topics of discussion are precisely defined, and only scholars currently working in the Workshop's field, and with a Paper or research document for discussion, are invited to participate.  Participants may attend only one Workshop, and must stay for the duration of the event.  This format ensures intensive collaboration which often results not only in thorough critiques of the new research being presented, but in new research groups being formed to take that work forward.

The Joint Sessions of Workshops have been held in a different European city, at an ECPR Full-Member university, each spring since 1973. 

For further information please contact Marcia Taylor jointsessions@ecpr.eu / +44 (0) 1206 630045.

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Event fees

The fees for the 2017 Joint Sessions of Workshops are as follows:

ECPR Members £130
ECPR Student Members £65*
Non-ECPR Members £575
Non-ECPR Students £385*

Please note all participants wishing to attend must register and pay** to attend the Joint Sessions. 

*Students must send a copy of their student id card, or letter from their Head of Department to the Events Team.  If you fail to do so, you will be invoiced for the full conference fee rather than the student rate.

**Those from the host institution and the Workshop Directors are exempt from paying the fee, but must still complete the registration process.



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