Political Science News - Events

First European Multidisciplinary Conference on Global Internet Governance - Actors, Regulations, Transactions and Strategies

The Paris Institute for Advanced Study (Paris IAS)
Paris, France
30 March, 2017 - 31 March, 2017
Organised by:
The GIG-ARTS Project

GIG-ARTS 2017 Conference will be held in Paris on 30-31 March 2017. GIG-ARTS 2017 is The First European Multidisciplinary Conference on Global Internet Governance - Actors, Regulations, Transactions and Strategies, one of the outcomes of the GIG-ARTS project  http://www.gig-arts.eu

In addition to general global internet governance topics, including comparative approaches with other global governance studies fields, GIG-ARTS 2017 particularly welcomes submissions on this first edition's theme: “Global Internet Governance as a Diplomacy Issue”.

Abstracts no longer than 500 words should be submitted at https://easychair.org/conferences/?conf=gigarts2017 by 31 October 2016.

Authors of selected submissions will have the opportunity to submit their full manuscript for publication as part of an edited volume published by Rowman & Littlefield Publishers. For full details, please refer to the conference website at http://events.gig-arts.eu


Psychoanalysis and Politics - Anxious Encounters and Forces of Fear

Paris Psychoanalytical Society (SPP)
Paris, France
31 March, 2017 - 2 April, 2017

Psychoanalysis and Politics is a conference series that aims to address how crucial contemporary political issues may be fruitfully analysed through psychoanalytic theory and vice versa – how political phenomena may reflect back on psychoanalytic thinking. The series is interdisciplinary; we invite theoretical contributions and historical, literary or clinical case studies from philosophers, sociologists, psychoanalysts, psychotherapists, group analysts, literary theorists, historians and others. Perspectives from different psychoanalytic schools are most welcome. We emphasise room for discussion among the presenters and participants, thus the symposium series creates a space where representatives of different perspectives come together and engage with one another’s contributions, participating in a community of thought.

We aim to be non-discriminatory and egalitarian. Disrespect or discrimination towards the forum or any of its participants on the basis of nationality, skin colour, ethnicity, religion, gender or sexuality will not be tolerated.

We aim to disseminate the knowledge produced in these fora by means of publications.


Please make explicit the connection between the domains being addressed in your proposed presentation (psychoanalysis, politics, philosophy, literature…) as well as its relevance for each domain. Participants are normally quite diverse in terms of disciplines, clinical experience, and so forth. Therefore, papers are expected to explicit the links between different domains of knowledge, as they will be more accessible and easier to engage with.

Papers and abstracts are expected to address the theoretical perspectives and conceptual meanings at the outset and throughout, make explicit the social and political implications of the ideas discussed as well as reflect critically on the relations between the domains of knowledge that they touch upon.


Please include 5 keywords on the areas/theorists the paper covers. You may include a relevant literature list, though we will not print it in the conference programme. Please avoid using footnotes in your abstracts.


Papers should be coherent, have a structure and narrative form with a beginning, middle and end. Presentations are expected to ‘work as a whole’ (i.e. papers should not be commented PowerPoint presentations). Please write your paper without having PowerPoint in mind, and then consider whether using it is necessary.