On Thursday June 13th and Friday June 14th 2019 the ‘Politicologenetmaal’ (24-hour Political Science Conference) is jointly organized for the eighteenth time by the Association for Political Science (VPW) and the Dutch Political Science Association (NKWP). This time the conference will be organized by the Political Science Department of the University of Antwerp and it will take place at the Hof van Liere.
The conference begins on Thursday at noon and ends on Friday after lunch. The conference consists of 16 workshops, each with a different theme, organized by a different team of workshop
coordinators. Each workshop consists of four panels and can accommodate 8 to 12 paper presentations (two panels take place on Thursday afternoon, two panels take place on Friday morning). To stimulate a constructive discussion on the workshop theme, participants are expected to attend and actively participate in their chosen workshop for the full duration of the conference. The conference language is Dutch, but many workshops are held in English (please see the list of workshops below).
After the workshop panels on Thursday we move to the beautiful Amuz—a little jewel of Antwerp baroque architecture—for dinner, a lively debate about hot topics in political science, and an award
ceremony for the best PhD thesis and MSc thesis of the year.
If you are interested in presenting a paper at one of the workshops, please send your proposal directly to the contact person(s) indicated in the workshop description (see below). The deadline
for paper proposals is March 15, 2019. Proposals should include an abstract (max. 250 words), name, affiliation and contact e-mail. You will hear from the workshop coordinators whether your
proposal is accepted by March 31st 2019.
It is also possible to participate without presenting a paper (subject to availability of space). In that case, you do not need to contact the workshop coordinators and you can register for the conference
All conference participants need to register via www.politicologenetmaal.eu. Registration will be possible from April 1 st until May 31st 2019. Registration fees are as follows:
Reduced rate (members of NKWP/VPW) * €110,-
Regular rate €175,-
Student rate (Bachelor and Master students) ** €50,-
* You can become a member here: VPW (Belgium) or NKWP (Netherlands). The membership fee for the VPW is €50,- (€30,- for PhD researchers), for the NKWP it is €29,-
** Bachelor and Master students need to provide a copy of their university registration, a student ID, or a letter from their thesis supervisor.
The conference fee includes a conference folder, coffee and tea during breaks, lunches on Thursday and Friday, and drinks and dinner on Thursday. Via the registration template, participants can
inform the organizers about dietary restrictions. Registration after the May 31st 2019 deadline is only possible if spaces allow; in these cases there is an additional late registration fee of €50,-.
The organizing committee,
Pauline Ketelaars (VPW representative)
Arjan Schakel (NKWP representative)
Peter Van Aelst
Dirk De Bièvre
Emile van Ommeren
Please feel free to contact the organizing committee if you have any questions: email@example.com.