Call for conference papers: Social Sciences and the COVID-19 Pandemic

Call for conference papers: Social Sciences and the COVID-19 Pandemic

State of Knowledge and Proposals for Action

Colloquium proposed by the French Presidency of the UNESCO Intergovernmental Committee Bureau – Management Of Social Transformations (MOST) – UNESCO

Life sciences have mobilised globally to understand and fight the COVID-19 virus. Hence, the French Presidency of the UNESCO Intergovernmental Committee Bureau – Management of Social Transformations (MOST) proposes to organise a colloquium and explore the broader social science perspective on the pandemic nearly two years after it started.

Submissions are invited that represent an original study (not previously published) and explore in diverse ways the impact of Covid-19 from social sciences lenses. Submissions must include an abstract consisting of 800 (minimum) – 1000 (maximum) words. 

All manuscripts should focus on one of the four following sub-themes: 

  1. Effects of the pandemic on the human body and the notion of the person
  2. Effects of COVID19 on local community practices and representations
  3. Effects of the pandemic at the level of national institutions
  4. Effects of the pandemic on migration, and indirectly globalisation

 A proposal may be submitted in French or English language.

Abstract due date: 15 July 2021 at 9pm (GMT-5)

Full paper due date: 30 September 2021 at 9pm (GMT-5)

The conference will take place on Thursday 21 October and Friday 22 October 2021 at UNESCO Paris / by videoconference.

More information (in English and French)