Call for Sessions
NYRIS11 offers a platform for international, interdisciplinary and interactive discussion that will reflect the most exciting work in the wide field of youth studies.
Practical information on the Call for Sessions
We warmly invite session proposals concerning:
1) Sessions open for individual paper presenters (the individual papers for these sessions will be sought with an open Call for Papers in fall 2010).
2) Complete sessions with a fixed collection of papers dealing with a given topic.
In addition to sessions presenting original research findings in the traditional form, we encourage proposals that offer innovative approaches to presenting and discussing scholarship. These may include for example discussions and roundtables, moderated debates, interactive workshops, as well as sessions featuring audio and visual resources.
We also encourage session coordinators to create diverse panels and to include papers that cross national and other categorical boundaries. Rather than a series of nation-based or regionally-specific conversations, we wish to create a space for truly comparative, cross-cultural exchange.
The proposals for sessions may be on any topic relevant to the conference theme. Proposals concerning following questions are especially welcome:
Knowledge production and the politics of knowledge in youth studies
Global and local inequality and human rights
Economics, consumption and labor market
Multiculturalism, immigration and ethnicity
Global democracy, civic culture and participation of young people
Child and youth protection in local and global contexts
Violence, politics of fear
Health and addictions
Spatial, social, emotional and educational transitions
Global and local youth cultures and lifestyles
Virtuality, media and social media
Gender, sexualities and embodiment
The coordinators are expected to act as chairs of the sessions they have proposed. They are responsible for the organizational aspects concerning their session, such as promotion of the session and selection of proposed papers. All presenters, including the session coordinators are expected to register and pay to attend the conference in accordance with the general registration policy.
The language of the conference is English.
The length of the parallel session will be approx. 90–120 minutes. The suggested number of presenters in a session consisting of traditional workshop papers is 3−4 plus, the coordinator and discussant.
The session proposals, in one document attachment (in WORD format), should be submitted to the Organizing Committee by August 31st, 2010 to the address firstname.lastname@example.org. The e-mail should have the subject heading “NYRIS 11 session proposal”.
The proposals should include the following information:
1. Title of the session
2. Coordinators of the session: Provide full name, affiliation, mailing address, telephone number and e-mail address of the coordinator(s) of the session. Coordinators will be responsible for selecting the papers for the session and they will act as chairs of the session at the conference.
3. Description of the topic of the session (not exceeding 300 words)
4. Participants of the session (optional): If the proposal concerns a complete session with given participants, the proposal should also include the individual abstracts of each participant and a list of names, affiliations, mailing addresses and e-mail of each participant.
5. Audio visual equipment and media requirements (data projector, DVD, internet, visual projection, audio and so on) required.
The Organizing Committee reserves the right to choose the final themes for the sessions. These will be announced by October 2010. The Committee will review and choose sessions based on relevancy of the topic, originality, format and completeness of the proposal. The Committee will ensure that the conference includes a wide variety of session topics, formats and speakers. Once a session is chosen, the Organizing Committee will contact you to discuss session details.
Please forward this Call for Sessions to colleagues and all others with an interest in the conference.