ECPR General Conference
Universitetet I Oslo, Oslo
6 - 9 September 2017

2017 General Conference, Oslo

The 2017 General Conference will be held at the University of Oslo, which was founded in 1811 and was the first University in Norway.

The General Conference is the platform for lively discussion, exchange of ideas and the best thinking in the discipline, and is Europe's biggest gathering of political scientists. Attracting scholars throughout the world, and at all stages of their career, the conference covers the full range of political science. The Academic Programme will consist of lectures, Roundtables and themed Sections and Panels on topical subjects. Each Panel will include 4 – 5 Papers. The Programme will be very broad with Sections covering all the main areas of political science, political theory and international relations.

The key to a successful conference is teaming challenging academic content with a stimulating plenary timetable, which also includes social functions that facilitate effective networking. The General Conference does just this through roundtables, a plenary lecture and an interesting social programme. Oslo, with its world-class museums and galleries, fjords, forests, hills and lakes, also promises to be an exciting backdrop to the Conference.

For further information please contact the Events Team / +44 (0) 1206 630046


Looking to find a Panel for your Paper? 24/01/2017

There are now around 30 Panels that are looking for Papers. Could your Paper fit in one of them? Check the list here and contact the Panel Chair(s) in advance of the propsoal deadline of 15 February. This list is being continually updated, so check back regularly.

Panel proposals seeking Papers 14/12/2016

If you have an idea for a Panel for one of the accepted Sections, but need to find Papers to propose it (between three and five), you can add your call for Papers here. Simply Email us with your name, institution, Panel title and a Panel abstract outlining the types of Papers you would like to attract and we will add it to the list.

Sections confirmed - submit your Panels and Papers NOW! 08/12/2016

The Academic Convenors have made their decisions and the list of approved Sections can be found here. There are 72 Sections this year, so there should be something to appeal to everyone.

  • To submit a Panel which includes 4-5 Papers, click here.
  • To submit an individual Paper, click here.

All Panels and Papers must be submitted online by midnight UK time on 15 February 2017.

All Sections now in 17/11/2016

Thank you to all of those who proposed a Section for Oslo. We will confirm which have been accepted in early December.


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