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Call for Submissions 

Call for Chapters: Globalization on Youth in the Developing World 
Proposals Submission Deadline: April 30, 2019
Full Chapters Due: May 31, 2019
Submission Date: May 31, 2019 


Obediah Dodo, PhD, Bindura University of Science Educatio and Zimbabwe Vincent Mabvurira, Ph.D, University of Zimbabwe, Zimbabwe  


Modernity has been received in most developing economies with open arms despite a plethora of challenges that accompany it. Across the globe, it has been clearly proven that the majority of the challenges facing the youth originate from things related to globalisation. Some scholars have argued that globalisation has literally shocked the developing world to an extent whereby most local virtues have been discarded to the peripheries. This book therefore looks at the nexus between the youth across the developing world and the adoption of globalisation aspects. It seeks to understand how globalisation impacts on the youth vis-a-viz their levels of education.  


The edited book seeks to explore the relationship between the youth cohort in most of the developing world and the globalisation. It therefore seeks to achieve the following; • Explore the nexus between the youth and globalisation systems • Assess the impact of the imposition and or adoption of some of the world systems on the youth in the developing world • Explain the influence of literacy on the way the youth receive modernity • Evaluate the effect of globalisation on the literate youth compared to the illiterate. • Map how education in the developing world could be designed to appropriately contain the potential shocks and negative effects on the recipients  

Target Audience 

The book targets to benefit the following audiences; • Social sciences and humanities’ oriented institutions • Youth in the developing world • Civil society organizations • Non-governmental organisations • Education practitioners  

Recommended Topics 

  • Youth in the developing world
  • Globalisation
  • Third world and globalisation
  • Education in the third world 
  • Literacy and the youth
  • Literacy and modernisation
  • Abuse of the youth in the developing world
  • Modernisation of education systems
  • Harmonisation of world education and local systems 
  • Youth and Urbanisation unemployment and conflicts
  • Environmental challenges and the youth
  • Youth, Women and Poverty Youth and Security  

Submission Procedure  

Proposal submission deadline: Friday, December, 21, 2018 Full chapter submission; Thursday February, 21, 2019 Review Process: Tuesday, March, 5, 2019 Review results to authors: Wednesday, 13, March, 2019 Revised chapter submission from chapter authors; Wednesday, March 27, 2019 Final acceptance notification to chapter authors: Wednesday, April 17, 2019 Submission of final chapters to Editor: Tuesday, April 30, 2019  


This book is scheduled to be published by IGI Global (formerly Idea Group Inc.), publisher of the "Information Science Reference" (formerly Idea Group Reference), "Medical Information Science Reference," "Business Science Reference," and "Engineering Science Reference" imprints. For additional information regarding the publisher, please visit This publication is anticipated to be released in 2019.  

Important Dates 

Chapter Proposal Deadline: April 30, 2019
Chapter Submission Deadline: May 30, 2019  



Call for Chapter Proposals for Agenda for Social Justice Project 2020
Justice 21 Committee of the Society for the Study of Social Problems 
Proposals Due May 1, 2019
Chapters Due September 1, 2019

The Society for the Study of Social Problems (SSSP) and the Justice 21 Committee has published five volumes of the Agenda for Social Justice. We are now beginning our work on the sixth iteration of the publication-- Agenda for Social Justice: Solutions 2020, which is designed to inform the public-at-large about America’s most pressing social problems and to propose public policy responses to those problems. This project affirms the commitment of the SSSP to social justice scholarship, and enables members of the SSSP to communicate publicly on significant social issues in the United States. This volume will be an “agenda for social justice,” in that it will contain recommendations for action nationwide by elected officials, policy makers, and the public. 

The volume is to be published in paperback and electronic formats by Policy Press, an academic publisher affiliated with the University of Bristol, UK ( The volume is a project in public sociology, and will cover important national-level social problems currently on the public agenda.

This volume will convey the most valid and reliable knowledge available about American social problems, and the Justice 21 Committee enthusiastically welcomes the collaboration of individual SSSP members and SSSP Divisions. Please consider preparing a chapter for the 2020 publication. We ask you, individually or with colleagues, to consider submitting a brief proposal (1-2 pages) identifying a significant social problem of concern to members of SSSP, and respond to the following items: 

-      Identify and define a concrete social problem of national scope.

-      Clarify answers to these three questions:

  • What do we know about the problem (i.e., what is the definition and extent of the problem)?
  • How do we know this information (i.e., what are the sources of data about this problem)?
  • What should be done, in terms of policy and social action to alleviate the problem (i.e., what are viable solutions for reducing, mitigating, solving, or abolishing the problem)?

As the Justice 21 Committee of the SSSP, we invite members to prepare draft statements for proposed contributions to the 2020 publication. Please submit a copy of your 1 to 2 page proposal via email to each of the members of the committee by May 1, 2019, and contact us if you have questions or would like additional information. Final contributions are limited to 3000 words (or roughly ten double-spaced manuscript pages). Chapter drafts will be due September 1, 2019, and final manuscripts will be due January 1, 2020. The volume will appear in print prior to the 2020 SSSP annual meetings in San Francisco. 

Glenn Muschert (chair), Khalifa University,
Kristen Budd, Miami University,   
Michelle Christian, University of Tennessee,   
Robert Perrucci, Purdue University,    
Jon Shefner, University of Tennessee,   

For more info on Justice 21, see Robert Perrucci’s presidential address “Inventing Social Justice” in the May 2001 issue of Social Problems  To see electronic copies of previous volumes see and

Topics of Interest Include (but are not limited to):

  • Agricultural and Food Policy
  • Authoritarianism
  • #BLM Black Lives Matter
  • Children’s Rights/Issues
  • Climate Change
  • Commodity Chains
  • Corporate Regulation
  • Crime and Justice
  • Declining Middle Class
  • Disability Rights
  • Drug Policy
  • Economic Policy & Inequality
  • Education
  • Employment/Unemployment
  • Energy Policy
  • Environmental Policy
  • Family Policy
  • Financial Systems
  • Foreign Policy
  • Gender Equity
  • Global/Regional Governance
  • Globalization
  • Green Economy
  • Gun Violence/Control
  • Hate Crimes & Groups
  • Health Care Policy
  • Human Rights & Violations
  • Human Trafficking/Slavery
  • Immigration/Border Issues
  • Income Security/Social Security
  • Indigenous Rights
  • Internet/Digital Policy
  • Journalism & Journalistic Issues
  • Labor Issues and Rights
  • LGBTQ+ Rights
  • Mass Incarceration
  • Mass Media
  • #MeToo Movement / #MeTooSociology
  • Migration
  • Militarization
  • Minority Rights
  • Nationalism
  • National Security
  • Nuclear Policy
  • Police Violence & Milirarization
  • Political Processes/Campaign Finance
  • Population/Demography
  • Privacy/Surveillance
  • Protest Movements
  • Racism
  • Refugees/Asylum/Detention
  • Religious Issues
  • Reproductive Rights
  • Resource Extraction
  • Rule of Law
  • Sex Work & Sex Workers
  • Sexual Assault and Harassment
  • Social Welfare Systems
  • Student Loans
  • Terrorism
  • Trade Agreements
  • Violence against Women
  • Voting Rights/Barriers
  • War/Peace

 Call for Chapters
Proposals Submission Deadline: March 7, 2019
Full Chapters Due: July 5, 2019
Submission Date: October 28, 2019 


During recent years, the number of crowdfunding platforms has increasead in worldwide. In order to discuss ideas, problems, challenges, and solutions for changes in society and organizations to improve crowdfunding platforms, we prepare this book. This book has an important role to play in providing knowledge for researchers, experts, and practitioners of crowdfunding platforms in the global digital economy. It also intends to provide guidelines for economists, managers, entrepreneurs, consultants, policy makers, and technology developers. 


This book will aim to provide relevant theoretical frameworks and the latest empirical research findings in the area. It will be written for professionals who want to improve their understanding of crowdfunding at different levels of the knowledge. 

The overall objectives of this book are: 
• To explore the latest crowdfunding trends; 
• To present the current state of crowdfunding; 
• To explore/examine challenges, opportunities, limitations, and risks of crowdfunding; 
• To help readers understand crowdfunding platforms; 
• To aim to publish the latest research findings; 
• To provide emerging research on the use of crowdfunding platforms; 
• To understand the Law about crowdfunding.

Target Audience 

The target audience of this book will be composed of professionals and researchers working in the field of crowdfunding in various disciplines. Moreover, the book will provide insights and support for scholars, academics, researchers, economists, managers, entrepreneurs, consultants, sociologists, teachers, policy makers, and technology developers interested in crowdfunding platforms.

Recommended Topics 

Recommended topics for chapters include, but are not limited to: 
• Crowdfunding mobile 
• Crowdfunding and e-commerce 
• Crowdfunding innovations 
• Risk and security 
• Crowdfunding industry 5.0 
• Crowdfunding business models 
• Crowdfunding platforms 
• Education crowdfunding 
• Crowdfunding projects 
• Crowdfunding business intelligence 
• IoT crowdfunding 
• Digital literacy crowdfunding 
• Crowdfunding for digital entrepreneurship 
• Crowdfunding for economic development 
• Crowdfunding for startups 
• Crowdfunding success 
• Crowdfunding sustainability 
• Future Trends in crowdfunding 
• Crowdfunding and Laws

Submission Procedure 

Researchers and practitioners are invited to submit on or before March 7, 2019, a chapter proposal of 1,000 to 2,000 words clearly explaining the mission and concerns of his or her proposed chapter. Authors will be notified by April 6, 2019 about the status of their proposals and sent chapter guidelines. Full chapters are expected to be submitted by July 5, 2019, and all interested authors must consult the guidelines for manuscript submissions at prior to submission. All submitted chapters will be reviewed on a double-blind review basis. Contributors may also be requested to serve as reviewers for this project. 

Note: There are no submission or acceptance fees for manuscripts submitted to this book publication, Multidisciplinary Approaches to Crowdfunding Platforms. All manuscripts are accepted based on a double-blind peer review editorial process. 
All proposals should be submitted through the eEditorial Discovery®TM online submission manager.


This book is scheduled to be published by IGI Global (formerly Idea Group Inc.), publisher of the "Information Science Reference" (formerly Idea Group Reference), "Medical Information Science Reference," "Business Science Reference," and "Engineering Science Reference" imprints. For additional information regarding the publisher, please visit This publication is anticipated to be released in 2020. 

Important Dates

March 7, 2019: Proposal Submission Deadline 
April 6, 2019: Notification of Acceptance 
July 5, 2019: Full Chapter Submission 
September 2, 2019: Review Results Returned 
October 14, 2019: Final Acceptance Notification 
October 28, 2019: Final Chapter Submission

Call for Special Issue Articles
University of Duisburg- Essen, Center for Social Work and Social Policy
Germany Journal website-
Abstracts Due: May 15

Theme of the Special issue: Teaching Poverty in social work Classroom – Perspectives from Global South and Policy Implications

Guest Editors:Prof. GAO Jianguo (Department of Social Work, Shandong University Peoples Republic of China), Prof. Sajid S.M (Department of Social Work, Jamia Milia Islamia, New Delhi, India), Prof. Cheng Shengli (Department of Social Work, Shandong University Peoples Republic of China), Dr. Rajendra Baikady (Confucius Studies Understanding China Fellow (Post-Doc) Shandong University, Peoples Republic of China), Prof. Wang Yuxiang (College of Politics and Public Administration, Shandong Youth University of Political Science Peoples Republic of China)

The uniqueness of social work education across the globe is to equip the cadre of professionals to deal with the social issues and challenges from time to time. Every social order having diversity of population, culture, conditions and resources face challenges of inclusion-exclusion, inequalities, marginalization and injustice.  The primary mission of social work profession is to work with the vulnerable, oppressed and marginalized population and help them to meet basic human needs. Owing to these principles throughout social work history there has been concern about social workers' commitment to the poor and to social action on their behalf. Social work has been coined as a “dissenting Profession” and social workers are considered to be the change agents with unique capabilities to deal with the social problems. In the present contemporary world there is a need to educate and train social work graduates to work with marginalized group affected by poverty across the borders. Perspective building of social work graduates in the classroom as well as in practice is essential as Student attitudes toward poverty are known to affect the way that they treat individuals who are likely to be poor. Social work education and the manner in which we currently teach poverty and inequality have important roles in increasing justice and economic equality and promoting peace and harmony. Further in a constantly changing world Social work educators are responsible for ensuring that future practitioners are culturally competent and have the ability to work effectively with people from different backgrounds. Social work education has an important role in the development of critical consciousness among students. This special issue invite contributions from the social work educators and researchers around the world focusing on issues mentioned below in relation to Global South. 

Idea of this special issue is to provide a rare opportunity to the academics in the developing and emerging countries to highlight their experiences and views on teaching poverty in social work classroom. Poverty impacts every society irrespective of development status. In this context global south perspective would be learning from the poverty reduction intervention strategies in the economically less developed countries.  Despite enormous effort by the state and non-state actors in poverty reduction in many south Asian countries, the result seems not very encouraging. As a result, poverty continues to be discussed, researched and written upon by the various academic disciplines.  However, research evidence suggests that social work interventions to address poverty and its causative factors particularly at the macro level are confined largely to class room and seminar discussions. Huge gap between preaching and practice highlights professional inadequacies to deal with structural problems such as poverty and calls for a revisit to the scope and objectives of social work profession. Increasing dominance of market economies and neo-liberal discourse in the policy making and grass root effects in many of the South Asian countries, require a fresh look at the debates around poverty and the role of social work in its eradication or reduction. Hence we plan to critically look at various experiments both at the grass root levels and states’ efforts in this direction.  This special issue of the journal aims at documenting these to facilitate learning from each other’s experiences in the global north and south and cull out the commonalities and unique aspects of poverty, policies and strategies to deal with it and implications of the same for social work education and practice.

Themes for the papers to be included in the special issue are:

a)     Determining the scope of social work in different socio-political-economic and cultural contexts

b)     Pedagogy for social work focusing on poverty 

c)     Teaching poverty in social work classroom 

d)     Skill development of social work graduates to work with poverty groups 

e)     Attitude of different stake holders on poverty 

f)      Knowledge building of social work graduates 

g)     Policies and programmes related to poverty in the global south 

h)     Best practices of poverty reduction 

i)      Lessons from the past interventions 

j)      Cross cultural Case studies 

k)     Indigenization of knowledge in poverty reduction 

l)      Field education and practicum in relation to poverty

m)   Poverty in comparative perspective  

Key Dates

Please send abstracts of no more than 300 words by 15th May 2019 to: Assistant Professor Dr Rajendra Baikady Call for paper Notification: 15th March 2019
Notification of accepted abstracts: 30th May 2019
Manuscript draft submission: 15th September 2019

Calls for Papers 
Organization Science Special Issue on “Experiments in Organizational Theory” 
Special Issue Editors: Oliver Schilke, Sheen S. Levine, Olenka Kacperczyk, and Lynne G. Zucker 
Submission Window: August 1–September 15, 2019 

We aim to expand organizational theorists’ methodological repertoire with experiments, whether in the laboratory or the field, alone or in combination with other methods. Among their many benefits, experiments excel in identifying causality. They’ve been advocated since the inception of the field, and even more so in recent years. This Special Issue answers this call. 

To read the full Call for Papers, go to:

 Ongoing Calls for Submission

African Journal of History and Culture  is an open access journal that provides rapid publication (monthly) of articles in all areas of the subject.The Journal welcomes the submission of manuscripts that meet the general criteria of significance and scientific excellence. Papers will be published approximately one month after acceptance. All articles published in AJHC will be peer-reviewed. 

The mission of Catalyst: A Social Justice Forum is to bring together research and multimedia from multiple disciplines that is oriented toward the understanding and practice of social justice, broadly defined. By offering an innovative, peer-reviewed space that is open to rigorous research from all disciplines, as well as offerings from outside of academia, we hope to push the ideals of social justice to new levels. Catalyst: A Social Justice Forum runs on a rolling submission deadline for its general issues. Please see the Call for Submissions page for details and click the Submit Article link on the left to submit manuscripts or media files.

The Journal of Applied Social Science (JASS) publishes scholarly content (ie. research articles, research and evaluation reports, monographs, teaching notes, and book reviews) on a wide range of topics of interest to the social science practitioner--in applied, clinical, or public endeavors. The editors seek manuscripts that give useful information to readers with the potential to improve the way things are done for the sake of institutions, communities, policy, programming, justice, research, and more. Implied by its eponymic title, the journal's audience expects authors to relay empirical information that can make a real difference in people's lives. For more information, please visit our website:
Editor: James Lee, San José State University ( ). JASS is the official journal of the Association for Applied and Clinical Sociology, AACS. Submit manuscripts at SAGE track, create an account if you do not already have one with JASS

Research in Social Movements, Conflicts and Change, a peer-reviewed volume published by Emerald Group Publishing, is inviting submissions for Volume 41 of the series. This RSMCC volume has a special focus on non-state actors and political conflicts but it will also attend to the broader themes of the series. Volume editor Julie Mazzei (Kent State University) welcomes submissions that fall within one of two areas: (1) research focused on the roles and motivations of non-state actors in conflicts or post-conflict situations in the post-Cold War era; or (2) research generally relevant to understanding the dynamics of social movements, conflicts, or change. We are particularly interested in research focusing on the motivations and interests of non-state violent actors (NSVAs) in the post-Cold War era; the role of identity and/or ideology in the conflicts or resolutions of so-called “new wars;” the impact of NSVAs in conflict and/or peace-making; and the ways in which IGOs and NGOs interact with NSVAs in conflicts or post-conflict zones. RSMCC boasts quick turn-around times, generally communicating peer review-informed decisions within 10-12 weeks. For more information, please visit the RSMCC website:

The official journal of ASA’s Section for Racial and Ethnic Minorities, Sociology of Race and Ethnicity will publish the highest quality, cutting-edge sociological research on race and ethnicity regardless of epistemological, methodological, or theoretical orientation. While the study of race and ethnicity has derived from a broad and deep tradition of interdisciplinarity, sociology indeed has often been at the forefront of scholarly understanding of the dynamics of race and ethnicity; yet, there exists no journal in sociology devoted to bringing together this important theoretical, empirical, and critical work. Sociology of Race and Ethnicity will provide a fulcrum upon which sociologically-centered work will swing as it also seeks to provide new linkages between the discipline of sociology and other disciplines and areas where race and ethnicity are central components. The submission portal can be found at:

Taiwan International Studies Quarterly,  Published by the Taiwan International Studies Association. The journal accepts manuscripts in Chinese or English.   Manuscripts or any submission inquiry for Taiwan International Studies Quarterly should email to Executive Editor Dr. Jolan Hsieh at 

Conferences/Annual Meetings    

Law and Society Association 2019 Annual Meeting
Call for Papers 
Washington, DC
May 30-June 2, 2019 


The Law and Society Association is a global association and our 2019 theme can be represented in the six official languages of the United Nations:

ك رامة 

Dignity embraces justice, rights, rule of law, respect for humanity and diversity as well as a commitment to human engagement, subjects that have been central in the law and society tradition. Dignity is a core idea in many different legal traditions and is shaped by a variety of struggles. It provides a bridge across cultures intersecting with diverse values and identities. Recognizing this central idea as our theme when we meet next year in Washington D.C. – at a moment of social anxiety and global uncertainty – focuses our attention on the promise, values and unrealized potential of dignity and will highlight the role of values we examine law in society.

The 2019 Law and Society Annual Meeting will initiate our consideration of the place, role and visions of dignity through a number of mini-plenary sessions that will take up the idea in its different forms: 

(1) Dignity and Judging, which will seek to bring together constitutional and appellate judges to reflect on the role of dignity in their work; 

(2) Dignity and Austerity, which will focus on the global spread of neoliberalism through international financial institutions and their insistence on austerity in the global political economy; 

(3) Dignity and Lawyering, considering the role legal actors have played and continue to play in the emergence of a global security regime; 

(4) Dignity and the Unwritten Code of Democracy, which will consider the norms of governance looking beyond the formal bounds of public law to constitutional and administrative conventions and the assumptions they make about the place of agency and rights; 

(5) Dignity and Corruption, which will explore the relationship between regulation and the politics of administrative governance within which resources are directed for both public good and private gain; 

and finally 
(6) Dignity and Social Movements, the space in which many different communities have mobilized to protect and advance their claims to recognition and fair treatment whether from individual abuse such as gun, gender or official violence, or larger systemic threats such as climate change and economic marginalization. These themes, the subject of highlighted sessions at the meeting, invite participants in the meeting to consider the relationship of dignity to their own research

After our last two meetings in Mexico City and Toronto, the Law and Society Association again returns to the US. We are all aware that, since the last time LSA met in the US, America now presents itself to the world as a less welcoming place, less publicly committed to universal human dignity. We know that many in the global LSA community will find a US-based meeting challenging, but we hope with the theme to signal that LSA remains committed to its core values of pluralism, toleration and respect for diverse traditions. We pledge to do what we can to make all those who want to attend feel welcome and to assist those who may have difficulty coming to the US to participate in the meeting.

The 2019 Program Committee invites individual and fully-formed panel submissions for what will be a challenging and exciting meeting. The Program Committee also welcomes the submission of complete panels of four to six papers in languages other than English. Submissions of individual paper proposals may however only be in English.

Types of Submissions

Individual Paper Submission

The Program Committee welcomes any scholar studying sociolegal activities to submit a paper proposal. Paper proposal submissions may be made by individuals looking to the Program Committee to assign their paper to a session, or as part of a pre-organized session. Paper proposals must be submitted and finalized before they can be assigned to any session.

Click here and follow the instructions for an Individual Paper Proposal.

Participant submitted session proposals tend to follow four formats:

  • Paper Sessions – These sessions are traditional scholarly Paper Sessions that are organized around a common theme. 
  • Salon (Paper) Session – A Salon is a small format of a traditional scholarly Paper Session. They are more informal presentation settings in which participants with a small interested audience are seated at round tables in a ballroom. Salons permit focused, engaged and intimate conversation about scholars’ work. 
  • Roundtable Session – A Roundtable is a discussion-centered session that is organized around a common theme and does not have papers presented. Roundtables are the most flexible format offered at the meeting. Participants might organize debates, visual and musical performances, workshops, films, and other innovative formats. 
  • Author Meets Reader Session (AMR) – An Author-Meets-Reader (AMR) is a session in which discussion is focused on one or two recently published scholarly books. The session must include the author/s of the book, a minimum of four and a maximum of six designated “readers” who provide comments, and a session chair (who may be one of the readers). AMR panels are limited to books published in the year prior to the LSA Annual Meeting. For the 2019 Meeting, the books must have a publication date in 2018.

    In keeping with the nature of law and society scholarship and the 2019 conference theme, the Program Committee encourages AMR submissions that cross disciplinary, national and other boundaries. We especially encourage proposals that take advantage of the likely large number of attendees from outside the U.S. by including readers from multiple nations, where appropriate.

Click here and follow the instructions to submit a Session.

Sessions Organized by the Program Committee 

Professional Development Sessions - Panels address career development and enhance opportunities within the field of Socio-Legal Studies.

Plenary Sessions - The Program Committee develop these sessions based on the meeting theme.

Public Outreach Sessions - These sessions address communicating with non-scholarly audiences, such as policy makers or the general public.


August 23rd Call Released
September 6th Submissions OPEN!
November 7th Submission DEADLINE for individual papers, and pre-organized sessions
Early December Acceptance Letters Sent
Mid December/Early January Registration OPEN 
January 18th Deadline for ALL scheduling requests (medical and religious reasons only)
March 15th Deadline for panel changes
April  FINAL Program Released
April 12th Disability Accommodation Request Deadline / AV Special Request Deadline
May 30-June 2 2019 Annual Meeting on Law and Society in Washington, DC

You can find information about the Call and about our 2019 conference here:

The link to submit papers is here:

University of Wisconsin Oshkosh
June 2-7, 2019
Symposium Theme:
Sustainability and the Land Ethic in the Anthropocene:  ‘A Thinking Community’ Explores Critical Issues in Leopold’s Backyard

The 2019 ISSRM and the University of Wisconsin Oshkosh has two key partners on the conference. It is collaborating with Aldo Leopold Foundation, an international leader in advancing the understanding, stewardship and restoration of land health, and in cultivating leadership for conservation. “Nothing so important as an ethic is ever ‘written,’” Leopold explained. “It evolves ‘in the minds of a thinking community.’” It will be the 70th anniversary of the publication of A Sand County Almanac, so we will celebrate, workshop, discuss, visit places associated with, and challenge his ideas and legacy. We are also excited to be partnering with the Sustainable Development Institute (SDI) of the Menominee Nation, original inhabitants of a large portion of Wisconsin, including Oshkosh. Among other things, SDI is organizing and facilitating a panel with the tentative title of, “Indigenous Perspectives of People and Place in the Great Lakes Region: Looking Beyond Leopold’s Backyard.”


The conference theme is “Sustainability and the Land Ethic in the Anthropocene.” We subtitle the theme as, “‘A Thinking Community’ Explores Critical Issues in Leopold’s Backyard”, including what a land ethic means in the anthropocene. We envision a focus on big ideas and innovative approaches to understanding and addressing the myriad issues for society and natural resources that have emerged from the new geological epoch we have created. As most ISSRM attendees will no doubt be aware, the anthropocene is marked by the decisive role humans now play in shaping the state, dynamics, and future of Earth and its complex ecological and social systems. Among other indicators, scientists argue that anthropogenic processes now account for more sediment transport than natural processes, such as erosion from rivers, and humans have measurably altered the composition of the atmosphere, oceans, and soils, as well as the cycles associated with carbon, nitrogen, and other elements. Click here to read more.

Cambio Conference
Columbia, Missouri

June 5-7, 2019

The Call for Presentations is now available! View it here. It includes an introduction to the conference, descriptions of the conference tracks, and details about how to submit a proposal for a presentation, panel, lightning presentation, workshop or poster. Presentation proposals are due February 14, 2019 at 11:59pm

The theme for the 2019 conference is Welcoming Immigrants and Newcomers in Turbulent Times: Knowledge, Connections and Action. Read the Call for Presentations for more information about the theme, or click here to visit the conference website:

About the Conference
Rural and urban communities throughout the Midwest have been reshaped by the arrival of large numbers of Latinos, immigrants, and refugees. Over the past sixteen years, the Cambio de Colores (Change of Colors) Conference has served as a hub for stakeholders to take stock of how our communities are adapting to these changes and share experiences of how to improve immigrant integration and community wellbeing. This multidisciplinary conference has traditionally focused on native and foreign-born Latino newcomers (the majority of new arrivals in these new destination areas), but is also interested in the challenges inherent in multicultural changing communities, including the experiences of all immigrants, newcomers, faith groups, and marginalized groups.

Welcoming Immigrants and Newcomers in Turbulent Times: Knowledge, Connections and Action” sets the stage for the 2019 Cambio Conference. Across the United States, people, organizations, and communities have developed strategies to build connections with immigrants and newcomers, as they contribute to the economic development and wellbeing of rural and urban communities. There is much to learn from these experiences. The conference is interested in communities who embrace change, to identify the strategies that work to support immigrant and newcomer populations to help them integrate and fully participate in theircommunities. Cambio Conference brings researchers and practitioners together to understand the issues that affect this work and the factors that can affect the success and failure of community efforts.

These welcoming efforts are situated within a larger discussion in the United States about immigration, immigrants and others that has involved policy changes with real affects on peoples' lives. The policy environment has implications for how basic public services are provided and accessed, how educational institutions effectively bridge to these populations, and how labor needs will be met.

This conference seeks to explore the many questions around integrating immigrant and new populations whenrhetoric and policy are antagonistic to those aims. How do the discourses shaping public policy affect how people engage with each other and the communities where they live? What practices are used successfully in places to build trust in the current environment? How are communities and organizations forming collaborative networks to facilitate access to information and resources? What are the impacts of this policy environment on children and families? How do communities foster a sense of belonging when large segments of the population are disenfranchised? How do we take this knowledge and direct it towards action and policy change at local, state and federal levels?

Aging & Social Change: Ninth Interdisciplinary Conference
University of Vienna in Vienna, Austria
September 16–17, 2019

We invite proposals for paper presentations, workshops/interactive sessions, posters/exhibits, colloquia, innovation showcases, virtual posters, or virtual lightning talks. The conference features research addressing the annual themes and the 2019 Special Focus: "Aging in Times of New Nationalisms: Inequalities, Participation, and Policies." 

We welcome the submission of proposals to the conference at any time of the year before the final submission deadline. All proposals will be reviewed within two to four weeks of submission. Submit your proposal by 9 February 2019. Click here to submit a proposal.