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MANCEPT WORKSHOPS 2022: Call For Convenors

The MANCEPT Workshops is an annual conference in political theory, organised under the auspices of the Manchester Centre for Political Theory. This year’s conference will take place largely in person from Wednesday 7th of September to Friday 9th September.

The conference offers academics an opportunity to come together in a series of workshops to develop specialised work and engage in lively philosophical discussion. Attracting scholars throughout the world, the conference is now established as a leading international forum dedicated to the development of research in all subfields of political theory.

We are now accepting applications for workshop convenors. As Covid restrictions have been lifted, we will once again be able to host the majority of panels in person at the Arthur Lewis Building, at The University of Manchester. The Workshops are distinctive in creating a space for both small group discussions focused on tightly defined topics, while simultaneously providing opportunities for engaging with theorists working on the widest possible range of topics in Political and Moral Philosophy. However, holding the workshops online over the past two years has also opened up opportunities for more diverse and inclusive participation, something we want to continue to encourage going forward. As such, convenors will have discretion to run their panels as either entirely in person or in a hybrid manner, with speakers presenting both in person and via zoom. We will also accept a limited number of applications for online only panels, conducted entirely via Zoom. If you intend for your panel to be in this format, please specify this in your email, along with a brief outline of why this is required or preferable.

Applications are made by submitting a short (500 word) abstract describing the subject of your workshop. The deadline for workshop proposals is Wednesday 2nd March 2022. If accepted, convenors then put out their own call for papers for the panel based on their proposal.

Successful convenors and panellists will be eligible to apply for a bursary consisting in a fee waiver. Bursaries will be awarded on the basis of need. Further details and instructions on how to apply will be released in due course.

If you are interested in convening a workshop or require any further information, please e-mail the workshop organisers Molly Powell, Davide Pala, Karolina Jedrzejczak, and Matthew Perry at: manceptworkshops@gmail.com