Call for Papers

Open from 15 March 2018 - 1 June 2018

Call for Papers

The Call for Papers will open on this website on March 15, 2018.

The 2018 Humanitarian Studies Conference, that will be held in the Hague from 27 to 29 August 2018, invites panels that address the changing nature humanitarian crisis and crisis response.

Below you can find all the details on uploading a paper, but don’t hesitate to contact us if you need further information. We are looking forward to you submissions.

Important Dates

Call for panels opens
Call for panels closes
Final panel acceptance end date
Call for papers opens
Call for papers closes
Final paper acceptance end date
Conference dates
December 1, 2017
March 1, 2018
April 15, 2018
March 15, 2018
June 1, 2018
July 15, 2018
August 27, 28, 29, 2018

All papers will be submitted to a panel. You can find the panel overview in the ‘Proposed Panels’ list. After you have chosen a panel, you can submit your paper. Find the steps to upload a paper below:

Steps for paper submission:
– Create an account by registering for the conference
– Log in with your username and password
– Upload a paper abstract (max 200 words)
– Select a panel, and click ‘submit’
– The panel organizer will receive an automatic email after your upload
– If the panel organizer accepted your paper abstract it will be published on our website
– In the upcoming months you can email your full paper to the panel organizer

Paper Style
The conference accepts research driven, practice reflection and theoretical papers. Papers should follow a simple structure, namely;
1.      Statement of the purpose of the paper, the research question this issued to be reflected upon
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

The size of the paper is up to the submitter but generally about 6000 to 8000 words.

Papers do not need to be verbally presented in the conference, rather authors should give a short presentation derived from their papers and be prepared to discuss their work along with that of others presented on their panel.
PowerPoint slides are allowed, (bring your presentation on a USB stick) but do 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 tables.