We are excited to announce that details of the 2019 PSA Annual Conference have been released! The conference will be held at the Nottingham Conference Centre on 15-17 April 2019, with the conference theme (Un)Sustainable Politics in a Changing World. More information is available on the PSA’s website.
The Call for Papers is now open! We strongly encourage all our members to submit panel and paper proposals for the conference. The deadline for submitting proposals is Monday 5th October. Our group will propose up to four panels for inclusion in the conference. Each year, our panels produce fascinating and lively debates, and we’re certain we’ll see the same again next year.
Please note, there are several key changes to the conference this year. Firstly, as part of the PSA’s commitment to diversity, all male panels will not be considered. Secondly, there is a new system for submissions and registration. This will no longer take place via the PSA website. Instead, you will need to register an account with Ex Ordo. There is guidance available on the PSA website on how to use Ex Ordo to submit your proposal.
Panel and Paper Submissions
We welcome your submissions for both panels and individual papers by 5pm on Monday 5th October 2018. You can email them to us at psa.environment [at] gmail.com. We will consider all panels that broadly link with the conference theme, whether through a comparative, policy, global, local, empirical or green theory lens.
If you are submitting a full panel proposal, it will need to include full details of the papers (titles, abstracts, etc) and the authors (names, email addresses, etc.). If you would like to propose a panel but are seeking additional papers to support it, just email us and we can advertise your panel on our group website, or tweet us at @psaenvironment and we’ll advertise your requests.
We also welcome submissions of joint panels with other specialist groups. There are over 50 PSA Specialist Groups, the full list of which is available here. If you have an idea for a joint panel, you can either put a proposal together yourself and submit a joint panel proposal to both groups, or approach us with your idea and we will be happy to liaise with the relevant group to solicit papers.
If you are submitting an individual paper, we can sort these papers into panels after you have submitted your paper.
The PSA is committed to promoting equality and diversity in all areas of its work. As such, all panels submitted to the annual international conference must endeavour to reflect the diversity of the profession and gender balance – we will be taking this into account when accepting proposals.
Best Paper Prize
We will be offering a prize of a book voucher for the best paper on a PSA Environment Panel at the conference. More details on this to be announced soon, so start getting those paper and panel ideas ready!
Postgrads and Undergrads
The Environmental Politics Group will be making a small number of travel bursaries available to its postgraduate members to help facilitate their participation in our panels. To register your interest in applying please send an email to psa.environment [at] gmail.com.
AGM & Environment Politics Social
In addition to our panels, we will also be holding our AGM and our annual social event at the conference in Nottingham. Further details on these events will be released closer to the conference date.
If you have any questions about the conference, please don’t hesitate to get in touch. We look forward to receiving your submissions!