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SIEF2019 14th Congress: Santiago de Compostela, Spain
14-17 April 2019

Call for papers

The call for papers, posters and audiovisual media is now open and will close on 15 October 2018.

Before you propose a paper, a workshop or roundtable contribution or a poster, please read the theme of the congress, the rules below, and then browse the list of panels.
For the AV media call, please visit the relevant page here.

The accepted panels of SIEF2019 have been divided into thematic streams: Age, Archives and Museums, Body-Affects-Senses-Emotions, Digital, Disciplinary and methodological discussions, Economy and Work, Environment, Everyday Life, Gender, Health and Medicine, Heritage, Migration and Borders, Narratives, Politics and Social Movements, Religion and Rituals, Rural.

The specific streams are complemented by a “Sui generis” stream that includes panels that address the conference theme from thematic angles unique to the panel. When browsing through the list of panels, you can alternate between the All panels view that shows all the panels in one list, regardless of the stream and the All streams view that shows the list of streams. (Once NomadIT get that functionality fixed!)

CFP rules: only one paper/contribution per person!

Please note that an individual must not make more than one solo-authored paper proposal or workshop/roundtable contribution (although they may also convene one workshop, roundtable, combined format or panel; or be a discussant or chair in one panel).

Convenors of accepted panels, roundtables and workshops or combined formats are obliged to be members of SIEF for 2019. Paper-givers and other delegates are not obliged to become members of SIEF for 2019, however all are encouraged to support the Society in this way.  There will be a financial incentive to do so, in that non-members will pay a higher registration fee.

Proposing a paper

Paper proposals must consist of:

All proposals must be made via the online form, not by email. There is a 'propose a paper' link beneath the long abstract of each panel page, workshop page and the poster session page (in the case of poster sessions and workshops, the “paper” will mean a workshop contribution or a poster proposal). Go to the panel/workshop/poster session page you are interested in and then click on this proposal link to make your proposal directly to that panel/workshop.

On submission of the proposal, the proposing author (but not the co-authors) will receive an automated email confirming receipt. If you do not receive this email, please first check the Login environment - Cocoa (see toolbar above right) to see if your proposal is there. If it is, it simply means your confirmation email got spammed/lost; if it is not, you will need to re-submit, as for some reason the process was not completed. Co-authors cannot be added/removed nor can papers be withdrawn by the proposers themselves – for that, please email congress(at)siefhome.org .

Proposals will be marked as pending until the end of the Call for papers. Convenors will then be asked to make their decisions over the papers proposed to their panel by October 16 and to communicate those to the proposers, marking them up within the login environment (Cocoa). Papers which are neither accepted nor rejected, but marked for 'transfer', will be given the opportunity to be re-housed.

>> View the panels and propose your paper >>

Proposing a poster

The congress theme is ideally suited for the visual dimensions of posters which the organisers plan to showcase prominently, including a 'people's choice' award for the best poster and for the most creative poster.

Posters sessions will run throughout the Congress, with dedicated slots when poster presenters will be available at their respective display to discuss their topic with the colleagues. Junior scholars are especially encouraged to participate with a poster presentation.

A poster proposal must consist of:

>> Click here to propose a poster >>

Formats: panels, roundtables, workshops, combined formats

This congress has panels in various formats:
- Traditional panels with up to 5 paper presentations per one 105-minute session. Panels can have up to 2 sessions (max 10 papers).
- Roundtables: at a roundtable a group of scholars (no more than 5) would discuss themes/issues of general scholarly interest in front of (and subsequently with) an audience for the duration of a single 105-minute session. While a roundtable can include short (5-10 min) provocations/presentations, the main idea is to create a lively debate, not to focus on any one presenter. In your roundtable proposal, you can list/name the participants in your long abstract, or you can leave the list open and take in 'provocation/presentation' proposals during the call for papers and choose five of those to be on the roundtable. NB! Please append the format to the title of your proposal e.g. Talk About the Passion [Roundtable].
- Workshops: workshops are conceptualized as practical events containing collective research activities, guided interactions and free-format exchanges leading to specific public outputs. A workshop can have up to two 105-minute sessions. They may include elements of performance, various collective activities, exhibitions, or interactive media displays. All workshop proposals must list the practical requirements of the workshop at the end of the long abstract: specifications for required space, materials, max number of participants etc. NB! Please append the format to the title of your proposal e.g. Nightswimming [Workshop].
- Panel+roundtable: a two or three session event that combines paper presentations in the first session(s) with a roundtable in the final session. Rather than concentrating on the content of each paper, the roundtable conversation should be a general discussion on the theme of the P+R. NB! Please append the format to the title of your proposal e.g. Losing my religion [P+R].
- Panel+workshop: a two or three session event that combines presentations with collective activities/practical tasks/performances. All P+W proposals must list the practical requirements of the workshop aspect at the end of the long abstract: specifications for required space, materials, max number of participants etc. NB! Please append the format to the title of your proposal e.g. It's the end of the world as we know it [P+W].

Useful information for later in this process

Editing your poster/paper

Paper authors can use the login link in the toolbar above to edit their proposals.

Pre-circulation of papers

SIEF has no rule about this; however many convenors are keen to pre-circulate completed papers. To facilitate this and save on email traffic, if requested by convenors, authors can upload PDFs of their papers within the online system, which will then show as a downloadable file beneath their abstract on the public panel page on this site.

Timing of presentations

Each panel/workshop slot will be 105 minutes long, accommodating a maximum of five presenters; each panel/workshop may only extend over two slots, i.e. a maximum of 10 presenters and no longer than a day. The most over-subscribed panels may be allocated an exceptional three sessions (15 presenters) by the Scientific committee - this will be communicated by email after the CFP ends. No panel may run for more than three sessions of 105 minutes. The Working Groups of SIEF may organize/sponsor more than one panel each but with different chairs/conveners.

Convenors should allot each presenter a maximum of 20 minutes (~15 for presentation and ~5 for questions/discussion).

We will show the allocation of papers across the sessions within a panel in the printed programme (but not online), so delegates reading the conference book will be able to panel hop to attend specific papers.

Communication between authors/convenors

Convenor/author email addresses are not shown on the panel pages for anti-spam reasons. However there is an in-built secure email messaging system. If you cannot work that, please email congress(at)siefhome.org to obtain relevant email addresses.

Any queries with the above please email .