Call for abstracts is open! Apply before 27 September.
We invite abstracts to the inaugural SweDev PhD Conference, which will be hosted by the School of Global Studies (SGS) at the University of Gothenburg on 1-2 December 2022.
The purpose of the conference is to give PhD students in Sweden the opportunity to present ongoing research and network with other doctoral students and senior scholars in a cross-disciplinary environment.
The conference consists of keynote speeches with leading development researchers, traditional paper sessions with discussants, as well as capacity-building sessions (see draft programme below).
Who can apply?
We adopt an inclusive approach to development research and welcome papers by PhD students (based in Sweden) from all disciplines and PhD programs — in the social sciences, humanities, global health, and natural sciences, etc. — working on development, development research, Agenda 2030, and beyond.
Submit your application and abstract (about 200 words) no later than September 27 through this Google Form. Papers can be an article, a chapter or a relevant part of your PhD thesis (max 8,000 words).
Notification of acceptance will be sent out by October 3. Papers for the conference need to be circulated by November 21.
1 December, Wallenberg Conference Center
10:00-10:30 Registration and coffee
10:30-10:45 Welcome & introduction
10:45-12:15 Paper session 1
13:15-14:30 Approaches to Development in a Turbulent World.
Keynotes and roundtable with:
• Swati Parashar, Professor of Peace and Development, SGS
Moderator: Fredrik Söderbaum, Prof. Peace and Development, SGS
15:00-16:30 Paper session 2
16:30-17:00 Research school: PhD courses, seminar series, mentoring
19:00 Conference dinner
2 December, School of Global Studies
08:30-10:00 Parallel paper session 3
11:00-12:30 Parallel paper session 4
13:15-13:45 Publishing your development research. Meet the Editors.
13:45-15:15 Parallel paper session 5
15:30-16:00 Conclusion and road ahead for the SweDev PhD network
The conference is free of charge (including lunch and conference dinner), but participants are responsible for their own travel costs and accommodation. As a way to facilitate in-depth discussions, the number of participants will be limited to 25-35 persons. Up to 15 travel stipends will be available in order to promote participation from all parts of Sweden; covering budget travel and budget accommodation (one night, if travelling permits).