Call for Abstracts, Chapters, Conferences, Papers, Proposals, and Events

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Call for Papers
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Call for Chapters
Ongoing Calls
Conferences
Events

Call for Papers

Call for Papers
Fifthteenth International Conference on the Constructed Environment
Hosted by Hochschule für Technik und Wirtschaft Berlin (HTW Berlin) - Campus Wilhelminenhof, Berlin, Germany + Online
10-11 April 2025

Submission Deadline: 10 January 2025

Founded in 2010, the Constructed Environment Research Network is brought together by a common shared interest in human configurations of the environment and the interactions among the constructed, social and natural environments. As a Research Network, we are defined by our scope and concerns and motivated to build strategies for action framed by our shared themes and tensions. Learn more about registration and submission.

Special Focus—Sharing Practices and Sustainable Urban Fabrics

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Call for Proposals

Call for Proposals
NIJ's FY24 Research and Evaluation on School Safety Solicitation

Submission Deadline: 07 May 2024 (Grants.gov) and 21 May 2024 (JustGrants)

For the 2024 solicitation, Research and Evaluation on School Safety, NIJ seeks proposals for rigorous research and evaluation projects to fill knowledge gaps in two topical areas: 1) studies on the root causes and consequences of school violence and 2) examinations of the impact and effectiveness of awards made for purposes authorized under the STOP School Violence Act. The solicitation is available here.

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Call for Chapters

Call for Chapter Proposals
Football Politics and Cultural Production in Africa: Issues and Discourses (Working Title)
Dr. Floribert Patrick C. Endong – University of Dschang, Cameroon (Editor)

Submission Deadline: 30 April 2024

This project focuses on engaging academics in various disciplines to interrogate the interaction between political football and cultural institutions in Africa. Specific attention is given to the media and the creative industries in Africa. Learn more and view the full call for chapter proposals.

Abstracts of not more than 400 words and brief authors’ bios can be submitted to the following email addresses on or before April 30, 2024: floribertendong2019@gmail.com and floribertendong@yahoo.com. Notifications of acceptance or rejection will be given by May 30, 2024.  Authors of accepted abstracts will be invited to submit their full chapters by August 30, 2024. The 7th edition of the American Psychological Association (APA) referencing style should be used. The font should be Times New Roman 12 and the word count should be a maximum of 7000. The prospective publisher for this book project is Palgrave MacMillan.

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Ongoing Calls

Call for Manuscripts
African Educational Research Journal (AERJ)

African Educational Research Journal (AERJ) is a peer-reviewed open access journal which publishes high-quality articles in all areas of Education. African Educational Research Journal publishes original empirical and theoretical studies and analyses in education that constitute significant contributions to the understanding and/or improvement of educational processes and outcomes.

AERJ is currently accepting manuscripts for publication. Send manuscript attached as MS word to aerj.submit@netjournals.org or aerj.submit@gmail.com.

All manuscripts are reviewed by qualified reviewers and the review outcomes are sent back within two to three weeks of receipt of the article. Following acceptance, the paper will be published in the next available issue.

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Call for Papers and Special Issue Proposals
Journal of Aggression, Conflict and Peace Research

The Journal of Aggression, Conflict and Peace Research is unique in providing collective coverage of aggression, conflict and peace research, which are often separated disciplines. The journal’s approach stems from the ethos that in order to understand conflict and aggression it is also necessary to understand peace and conflict resolution (and vice versa). JACPR publishes a broad range of international original articles and review papers on all aspects of aggression, conflict and peace. It is aimed at both academic and practice development, with a clear remit of translating research findings into implementations for practice. Papers published in JACPR are double blind peer-reviewed.

To submit your research, please visit the journal’s ScholarOne website. In preparing papers, authors are asked to follow the standard JACPR Author Guidelines, which are available hereIf you have a special issue idea, please contact Commissioning Editor Catherine McAteer (cmcateer@emerald.com) for a proposal form.

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Conferences

2024 Conference on Discrimination in the 21st Century: Fostering Conversations Across Fields
Chicago, Illinois
14-15 May 2024

We welcome all submissions for the third annual Conference on Discrimination in the 21st Century: Fostering Conversations Across Fields. This year’s conference will be held May 14-15, 2024, in Chicago. This conference will bring together researchers from different fields to discuss crucial themes around discrimination. Experts from economics, sociology, law, behavioral sciences, healthcare, artificial intelligence, and more will interact with each other through presentations and open panel discussions. This cross-disciplinary conference will be organized around themes related to discrimination, such as (a) freedom of expression and inclusion; (b) artificial intelligence and disparities; and (c) responses to perceived discrimination. The organizing committee welcomes submissions on the broadest range of themes. Participation in this conference is by invitation only. If you have any questions, please contact bfi-events@uchicago.edu.

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Fourteenth International Conference on Religion & Sprituality in Society
Hosted by University of Madrid in Madrid, Spain
23-24 May 2024

Founded in 2011, the Religion in Society Research Network explores the relationship between religion in society and the changing nature of spirituality. We seek to build an epistemic community where we can make linkages across disciplinary, geographic, and cultural boundaries. As a Research Network, we are defined by our scope and concerns and motivated to build strategies for action framed by our shared themes and tensions.

Find out more about the Fourteenth International Conference on Religion & Spirituality in Society registration

Special Focus—Space, Movement, Time: Religions at Rest and in Movement

Nineteenth International Conference on the Arts in Society 
Hosted by Hochschule für Technik und Wirtschaft Berlin (HTW Berlin) - Campus Wilhelminenhof, Berlin, Germany + Online
24-26 May 2024

The Nineteenth International Conference on the Arts in Society offers an interdisciplinary forum for discussion of the role of the arts in society. It is a place for critical engagement, examination, and experimentation, developing ideas that connect the arts to their contexts in the world – on stage, in studios and theaters, in classrooms, in museums and galleries, on the streets and in communities. We seek to build an epistemic community where we can make linkages across disciplinary, geographic, and cultural boundaries. As a Research Network, we are defined by our scope and concerns and motivated to build strategies for action framed by our shared themes and tensionsLearn more about registration

Special Focus—Art for Sustenance

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Law and Society Association Annual Meeting
Unsettling Territories: Tradition and Revolution in Law and Society
6-9 June 2024 in Denver, Colorado
What began with a breakfast meeting in 1964 has become a global tradition. 2024 marks the 60th anniversary of the Law and Society Association. This year’s annual meeting returns to Denver, the site of the Association’s first summer institute on social science methods in legal education.

The annual meeting marks more than an anniversary for law and society. 2024 is also the 60th anniversary of the U.S. Civil Rights Act of 1964 – a landmark antidiscrimination law enacted 100 years after Black Americans in the Colorado territory first petitioned for the right to vote – and the termination of the Bracero program that powerfully shaped U.S. immigration policy.  2024 also stands out as the 100th anniversary of the U.S. Immigration Act of 1924, which established the U.S. Border Patrol and banned immigration from Asia. The year 1924 also saw the enactment of the U.S. Indian Citizenship Act, which declared that all non-citizen Native Americans within the United States were citizens.

Fifteenth International Conference on Sport & Society
Hosted by the University of Granada, Granada, Spain
13-14 June 2024

Founded in 2010, the Sport & Society Research Network is brought together around a common interest in cultural, political, and economic relationships of sport to society. We seek to build an epistemic community where we can make linkages across disciplinary, geographic, and cultural boundaries.

Special FocusTeaching & Learning Physical Education

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Fifteenth International Conference on Sport and Society
Hosted by University of Granada, Granada, Spain and Online
13-14 June 2024

Founded in 2010, the Sport & Society Research Network is brought together around a common interest in cultural, political, and economic relationships of sport to society. We seek to build an epistemic community where we can make linkages across disciplinary, geographic, and cultural boundaries. Learn more about registration.

Expanding social horizons requires a modernization of the education system, and this is just as much the case for Physical Education as every other area of the curriculum. Physical Education is a way of promoting sporting and related social values in students from an early age. Recent methodological trends in Physical Education teaching focus on the role of student interests in developing motivation and engagement. They point to pedagogical models as the primary tool for achieving these goals, supported by productive peer relations, self-discipline, or personal autonomy. Hybridizing multiple pedagogical models allows teachers to adapt their teaching methodologies to the ever-changing school context. In these ways, Physical Education is now brought closer to students' needs and interests. Additionally, competence-based teaching has become established in educational policy around the world as a means to set and evaluate pedagogical goals. In these ways, an interdisciplinary subject such as Physical Education meets our society's social and educational requirements.

Special Focus—Teaching & Learning Physical Education

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2024 ALPS Annual Meeting
Hosted by Pepperdine Caruso School of Law, Malibu, California
13-15 June 2024

The Association for Law, Property & Society (ALPS) will hold its next annual meeting in person at the Pepperdine Caruso School of Law in Malibu, California, USA, from June 13-15, 2024. The ALPS meeting dates include an optional pre-conference field trip on the afternoon of Thursday, June 13. There will also be a welcome reception after the field trip. The academic portion of the conference will take place on Friday, June 14 and Saturday, June and 15, with concurrent panels and plenary sessions running on both days. Please follow the ALPS Annual Meeting webpage for more information as the conference and associated meeting events are finalized, including links to register for the meeting. 

ALPS is an open and welcoming international organization of scholars and teachers engaged in a wide range of interdisciplinary research covering all aspects of property law, policy, and theory, and the role property plays in social structures, human relationships, and ecology. We seek to promote informed dialogue among diverse scholars at all stages of their careers from around the world and in many disciplines through conferences, publications, workshops, and mentoring

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2024 SAR Global Congress
Hosted by European Humanities University (EHU), Vilnius, Lithuania
25-27 June 2024

We are pleased to announce to the SAR Network that we will host a 2024 Global Congress from June 25-27, 2024 in partnership with the European Humanities University (EHU) in Vilnius, Lithuania. The theme, "Sustainable knowledge: Lessons from universities, scholars and students in exile," seeks to explore and capture the experience of current and prior generations of academic communities forced into exile by political unrest, repression, disaster and conflict.

The Global Congress is SAR’s largest convening and held generally every 2-3 years. The event brings together network members and partners to learn, share experiences, build solidarity, and inform SAR’s activities and agenda for the coming years.

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Twenty-fourth International Conference on Diversity in Organizations, Communities & Nations
Hosted by Lusiada University, Lisbon, Portugal and Online
3-5 July 2024

Founded in 2000, the Diversity in Organizations, Communities & Nations Research Network is brought together by a shared interest in human differences and diversity, and their varied manifestations in organizations, communities, and nations. We aim to traverse a broad terrain, sometimes technically and other times socially oriented, sometimes theoretical and other times practical in their perspective, and sometimes reflecting dispassionate analysis while at other times suggesting interested strategies for action. Our aim is to build an epistemic community where we can make linkages across disciplinary, geographic, and cultural boundaries.

At the Twenty-fourth International Conference on Diversity in Organizations, Communities & Nations, we offer nature-based solutions as one of the strategies that allow us to tackle the challenges of climate change effectively. We also believe in the transforming power of transdisciplinary scientific dialogue, collaboration, co-construction of solutions, creative freedom, and hope as a means of strengthening more resilient, solidary, humane, and democratic communities. In this spirit, we invite research that addresses the socio-environmental challenges of the current climate emergency.

Special FocusThe Future We Want: Socio-Environmental Challenges in Times of Climate Emergency

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Twenty-fourth International Conference on Diversity in Organizations, Communities & Nations
Hosted by Lusiada University, Lisbon, Portugal
3-5 July 2024

The Twenty-fourth International Conference on Diversity in Organizations, Communities & Nations features research addressing the following annual themes: Identity and Belonging, Education and Learning in Worlds of Differences, Organizational Diversity, and Community Diversity and Governance.

For over 20 years, we've aimed to traverse a broad terrain, sometimes technically and other times socially oriented, sometimes theoretical and other times practical in their perspective, and sometimes reflecting dispassionate analysis while at other times suggesting interested strategies for action. We welcome returning and new members to add their voices to the conversation.

Special Focus—The Future We Want: Socio-Environmental Challenges in Times of Climate Emergency

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Twenty-fourth International Conference on Knowledge, Culture, and Change in Organizations
Hosted by Lusiada University, Lisbon, Portugal and Online
3-5 July 2024

Founded in 1993, the Organization Studies Research Network comes together around a common concern for, and a shared interest to explore, new possibilities in knowledge, culture and change management, within the broader context of the nature and future of organizations and their impact on society. We seek to build an epistemic community where we can make linkages across disciplinary, geographic, and cultural boundaries.

At the Twenty-fourth International Conference on Knowledge, Culture, and Change in Organizations, we offer nature-based solutions as one of the strategies that allow us to tackle the challenges of climate change effectively. We also believe in the transforming power of transdisciplinary scientific dialogue, collaboration, co-construction of solutions, creative freedom, and hope as a means of strengthening more resilient, solidary, humane, and democratic communities. In this spirit, we invite research that addresses the socio-environmental challenges of the current climate emergency and the role of organizations as agents of change.

Special FocusThe Future We Want: Organizational Responsibilities for Climate Responses

Thirty-First International Conference on Learning
Hosted by Utrecht University, Utrecht, Netherlands and Online 
10-12 July 2024

Founded in 1989, The Learner Research Network is brought together around a common concern for learning in all its sites, formal and informal, and at all levels, from early childhood, to schools, colleges and universities, and adult, community and workplace education. We seek to build an epistemic community where we can make linkages across disciplinary, geographic, and cultural boundaries. As a Research Network, we are defined by our scope and concerns and motivated to build strategies for action framed by our shared themes and tensions.

Throughout the Thirty-First International Conference on Learning, attendees will have the opportunity to engage with leading scholars, practitioners, and policymakers from around the world. Together, we will examine best practices, share research findings, and engage in thought-provoking discussions aimed at shaping the future of inclusive education. We invite educators, researchers, policymakers, and advocates to join us in this exploration of the converging challenges facing inclusive education. Together, we will forge a path toward a more inclusive, culturally responsive, and digitally literate educational landscape, ensuring that all learners are prepared to thrive in our increasingly interconnected world. Learn more about conference registration.

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Nineteenth International Conference on Interdisciplinary Social Sciences
Hosted by Jagiellonian University, Kraków, Poland + Online
17-19 July 2024

Founded in 2006, the Interdisciplinary Social Sciences Research Network is brought together by a common interest in disciplinary and interdisciplinary approaches, within and across the various social sciences, and between the social, natural and applied sciences. We seek to build an epistemic community where we can make linkages across disciplinary, geographic, and cultural boundaries. As a Research Network, we are defined by our scope and concerns and motivated to build strategies for action framed by our shared themes and tensions.

This conference aims to capture the implications of migration – of people and ideas – in politics, economy and culture. It challenges what scholars have called the “sedentary bias” (Bakewell 2008) and instead takes migration as a given, a defining feature of the globalizing world. Learn more about registration.

Special Focus—The World on the Move: Understanding Migration in a New Global Age

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Seventeenth Global Studies Conference
Hosted by Jagiellonian University, Kraków, Poland + Online
17-19 July 2024

Founded in 2008, the Global Studies Research Network is devoted to mapping and interpreting past and emerging trends and patterns in globalization. We aim to traverse a broad terrain, sometimes technically and other times socially oriented, sometimes theoretical and other times practical in their perspective, and sometimes reflecting dispassionate analysis while at other times suggesting interested strategies for action. Our aim is to build an epistemic community where we can make linkages across disciplinary, geographic, and cultural boundaries.

This conference aims to capture the implications of migration – of people and ideas – in politics, economy and culture. It challenges what scholars have called the “sedentary bias” (Bakewell 2008) and instead takes migration as a given, a defining feature of the globalizing world. Learn more about the registration.

Special Focus—The World on the Move: Understanding Migration in a New Global Age

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The Society for the Study of Social Problems 74th Annual Meeting 
Montréal, Canada
9-11 August 2024

The Society for the Study of Social Problems' 2024 Annual Meeting will take place in Montréal, Canada with the theme Toward a Sociology of Violence. What and how can sociology contribute to understanding and reducing violence? Public policy and discourse often point to individual-level solutions to the social problem of violence, rather than addressing root causes that create the context in which violence and calls for violence flourish. As sociologists and members of SSSP, we can draw on decades of sociological, anti-racist, feminist, and anti-colonial research to develop concrete solutions to the problem of violence. By focusing on cultural, institutional, and structural change, we can contribute to a transformative politics that challenges carceral solutions to violence in favor of models fostering alternative forms of justice. Learn more.

Special Focus—Toward a Sociology of Violence

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Seventeenth International Conference on the Inclusive Museum 
Hosted by MusemsQuartier, Vienna, Austria and Online
13-15 September 2024

Founded in 2008, The Inclusive Museum Research Network is brought together by a shared concern for the future role of the museum and how it can become more inclusive. We seek to build an epistemic community where we can make linkages across disciplinary, geographic, and cultural boundaries. As a Research Network, we are defined by our scope and concerns and motivated to build strategies for action framed by our shared themes and tensionsLearn more about registration.

We have reached the critical turning point eight years on with seven to go for realising the UN 2030 Agenda addressing the Sustainable Development Goals. The new Museum Definition of ICOM and the seminal UNESCO Museum Recommendation position museums as civil society agents in this process through local action adding to national and international aspirations and active citizenship. The challenge is locating museums within the holistic framework of cultural, economic, social and environmental sustainability. The intersectionality of the momentum across all cultural borders for climate justice, poverty alleviation and inclusion must be innovative charting path breaking approaches bridging the gulf between the Global North and the Global South. 17 Museums and 17 SDGs is an illustrative museum movement in Austria that has global relevance and lessons. This action strategy together with a range of European and international arts, museum and heritage case studies from all the continents provides for multilateralism, cultural exchanges and collaborative learning as we meet next In Vienna.

Special Focus—Intersectionality: Museums, Inclusion, and SDGs

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Aging & Social Change: Fourteenth Interdisciplinary Conference
Hosted by University of Galway, Galway, Ireland
19-20 September 2024

We are pleased to share the call for papers for Aging & Social Change: Fourteenth Interdisciplinary Conferenceto be hosted by the University of Galway, Galway, Ireland, 19-20 September 2024. For over 10 years, we've offered a place for exploring the dynamic interplay between aging and society. We welcome returning and new members to add their voices to the conversation.

All presenters are also encouraged to submit their papers to the companion journal, The Journal of Aging and Social Change. Find out more about the journal and submission process.

Special Focus—Diversity of Time: Changes in Individual, Organizational, and Place Contexts

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Fourteenth International Conference on Food Studies
Hosted by Politecnico de Portalegre, Portalegre, Portugal and Online
2-4 October 2024

Founded in 2011, the Food Studies Research Network is brought together around a common interest to explore new possibilities for sustainable food production and human nutrition, and associated impacts of food systems on culture. We seek to build an epistemic community where we can make linkages across disciplinary, geographic, and cultural boundaries. As a Research Network, we are defined by our scope and concerns and motivated to build strategies for action framed by our shared themes and tensions.

At the Fourteenth International Conference on Food Studies, we aim to explore the profound significance of "place" by peeling back its layers through the lenses of cultural, culinary, and territorial heritage. Our mission is to reveal the essence of a region, brimming with deep meaning. Through rigorous intellectual inquiry and lively social engagement, we seek to foster discussions that illuminate the intricate tapestry of cultural and territorial identity. Learn more about registration

Special Focus—Place Matters: The Valorization of Cultural, Gastronomic, and Territorial Heritage

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Fourteenth International Conference on Health, Wellness, & Society
Hosted by Malmö University, Niagara in Mamö, Sweeden
3-4 October 2024

Founded in 2011, the Health, Wellness, & Society Research Network is brought together by a common concern in the fields of human health and wellness, and in particular their social interconnections and implications. We seek to build an epistemic community where we can make linkages across disciplinary, geographic, and cultural boundaries. As a Research Network, we are defined by our scope and concerns and motivated to build strategies for action framed by our shared themes and tensions. Learn more and register.

2024 Special Focus—Health for Democracy, Democrary for Health

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Ninth International Conference on Communication and Media Studies
Hosted by Interamerican Open University, Buenos Aires, Argentina and Online
24-25 October 2024

Founded in 2015, the Communication & Media Studies Research Network offers an interdisciplinary forum for the discussion of the role of the media and communications in society. We seek to build an epistemic community where we can make linkages across disciplinary, geographic, and cultural boundaries.

At the Ninth International Conference on Communication & Media Studies, we invite participants to approach to this problem based on protocols of academic and scientific reflection, analyzing that the implications of these developments not only for professionals, researchers and educators in the design and image-making sectors, but also for society as a whole. Learn more.

Special Focus—Images and Imaginaries of Artificial Intelligence

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Coalition for Academic Freedom in the Americas Third Conference on Academic Freedom
Hosted by University of Notre Dame (Washington, D.C. campus) and online
20-21 November 2024

The Coalition for Academic Freedom in the Americas (the Coalition) fosters the promotion, protection, and respect for academic freedom, with the goal of developing relevant human rights standards that serve to protect higher education spaces, to identify best practices, and to strengthen democratic principles in the Americas.

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Twenty-first International Conference on Environmental, Cultural, Economic & Social Sustainability
Hosted by Florida International University, Miami, Florida
23-25 January 2025

The Twenty-first International Conference on Environmental, Cultural, Economic and Social Sustainability will explore the multidimensional challenge of identifying and implementing resilient, durable and regenerative sustainable development solutions that bring well-being to both people and planet. From a sociocultural perspective, a key challenge is addressing entrenched inequalities, both within the present generation (intragenerational inequity) and between the present generation and those that will follow (intergenerational inequity). In what ways can we create well-being for all without it costing the earth? Creative and imaginative economic responses to environmental issues are coming to the fore, such as the circular economy, carbon neutrality and the need to generate bottom-up governance structures that are just, inclusive and equitable while engaging with planetary scale change. We warmly welcome proposals from all stakeholders for papers, parallel sessions, colloquia and focused discussions that address the challenges of generating a culture of long-term well-being for nature and culture on a dynamic planet. Find out  more about registration

We welcome the submission of proposals at any time of the year. All presenters are also encouraged to submit their paper to the companion journal collection, the On Sustainability Journal Collection. Find more about the journal.

Special Focus—Sustainable Development for a Dynamic Planet: Lessons, Priorities and Solutions

Events

Global Assembly 
Scholars at Risk and Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
15-17 October 2024

Scholars at Risk protects scholars suffering grave threats to their lives, liberty and well-being by arranging temporary research and teaching positions at institutions in our network as well as by providing advisory and referral services. Learn more.

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