Call for Papers

Call for Papers is now closed.

Steps to submit a paper:

  • Browse through the Proposed Panels list to choose the right panel for your paper
  • Create an account by registering for the conference – please note that you do not have to pay for your conference ticket until your paper was accepted 
  • Log in with your username and password and stay logged in for all remaining steps
  • Visit this page: Call for Papers and fill in the submission form on the right side of this page (only visible when logged in on your account)
  • Upload a paper abstract (max 200 words)
  • Select a panel from the list, and click ‘submit’
  • The panel organizer will receive an automatic email after your upload
  • When the panel organizer accepts your paper abstract you will receive an email that your proposal was published on our website
  • You can buy your conference ticket after your paper was accepted
  • In the upcoming months, you can email your full paper to the panel organizer – the deadline for full paper submissions is determined by the panel organiser

You can upload more than one paper abstract as long as they’re on different topics, please refrain from uploading the same abstract to different panels.


Call for panels opens 1 April 2023
Call for panels closes 10 July 2023
Review deadline panels 15 July 2023
Call for papers opens 1 July 2023
Call for papers closes (EXTENDED)  30 Sept 2023
Review deadline papers (EXTENDED) 4 Oct 2023
Conference dates 5-7 Nov 2023

Useful Information for Panel Organizers

Presentations during the conference will have a duration of 10-20 minutes (depending on the number of presenters in the panel). There will be facilities for the use of PowerPoint or other projections.

Remember that many people are listening and reading in the second language, so keep the use of text to a minimum and make good use of photography graphics, graphs and images.

This year, it will be possible to present online as well. There will be full online panels and hybrid panels, with some of the presentations on screen and some in-person.

Paper Style
The conference accepts research-driven, practice reflection and theoretical papers.

We encourage you to submit your paper in advance. To avoid copyright issues, the papers will not be made public on the website (unless you wish to do so), but will be distributed to the members of the panel.

A suggested structure for the papers is:
1.      Statement of the purpose of the paper, the research question this paper aims to answer
2.      Background, context setting and/or literature review section
3.      Description of  research methodology
4.      Presentation of results or description of practices reviewed
5.      Analysis of results or practices
6.      Conclusions draws
7.      Recommendation for future research or action
8.      Bibliography

There are no requirements for the size of the paper.

If you have any questions feel free to send us an email via:


Call for Expressions of Interest

At the 7th Humanitarian Studies Conference, IHSA intends to organise panel discussions or workshops that bring forward the voices of displaced people & refugees as well as the views, opinions, and best practices of humanitarian professionals and organisations.  In this context, IHSA invites expressions of interest (EoI) from individuals (or groups) identifying as refugees, asylum seekers, or forcibly displaced, as well as from humanitarian professional individuals or organisations.

For more information, visit the page on Call for Expressions of Interest.