The Social Sciences Conference, 2006

Welcome to website of the International Conference on Interdisciplinary Social Sciences.

In 2006, the conference is to be held at the University of the Aegean, on the Island of Rhodes, Greece from 18 to 21 July 2006. This conference will address interdisciplinary practices across the social sciences, and between the social sciences and the natural sciences, applied sciences and the professions. Main speakers will include some of the world’s leading thinkers in the social sciences, as well as numerous paper, colloquium and workshop presentations. by practitioners, teachers and researchers. All are encouraged to register and attend this significant and timely conference. A range of tour and accommodation options is also available.

Participants are also welcome to submit a presentation proposal either for a 30-minute paper, 60-minute workshop, a jointly presented 90-minute colloquium session.

Parallel sessions are loosely grouped into streams reflecting different perspectives or disciplines. Each stream also has its own talking circle, a forum for focused discussion of issues. For those unable to attend the conference in person, virtual participation is also available.

Presenters may choose to submit written papers before or after the conference for possible publication in The Social Sciences Collection, a fully refereed academic journal. All conference participants receive an online subscription to the journal for one year after the conference.

If you would like to know more about this conference, bookmark the Social Sciences Conference site and return for further information — the site is regularly updated. You might also wish to subscribe to the conference newsletter.

For any other inquiries, please contact the conference secretariat.


The International Conference on Interdisciplinary Social Sciences

The International Conference on Interdisciplinary Social Sciences examines the nature of disciplinary practices, and the interdisciplinary practices that arise in the context of ‘real world’ applications. It also interrogates what constitutes ‘science’ in a social context, and the connections between the social and other sciences.

The focus of papers ranges from the finely grained and empirical (research practices and results exemplifying one or more disciplines), to wide-ranging multi-disciplinary and transdisciplinary practices, to perspectives on knowledge and method.

In the spirit of interdisciplinary interchange, the conference will involve scholars, teachers and researchers working in a broad range of areas including: Anthropology, Applied Sciences, Behavioural Sciences, Cognitive Science, Communications, Economics, Education, Environmental Sciences, Health Sciences, Humanities, Interdisciplinary Studies, Law, Management, Mathematics and Statistics, Media, Natural Sciences, Physical Sciences, Politics, Public Policy, Psychology, Qualitative Methods, Quantitative Methods, Social Welfare, Sociology and Technology ... and other areas related to the themes of this conference.

In addition, the 2006 conference will feature a stream specifically addressing interdisciplinary perspectives on gender.

The conference will offer a comprehensive overview of current thinking in the social sciences from big picture analyses in keynote addresses by internationally recognised experts, to detailed case studies of the social sciences in action. It will traverse a broad terrain, from theory and analysis to practical strategies for action.

The Social Sciences Conference is a participants' conference, including numerous parallel sessions. The conference organising committee is inviting proposals to present 30 minute papers, or 60 minute workshops or 90 minute colloquium sessions. These can be:


The International Journal of Interdisciplinary Social Sciences

Presenters have the option to submit papers for refereeing and publication to the Social Sciences Journal, before the conference and up until one month after the conference. Papers submitted for publication will be fully refereed. The publication decision is based on the referees' reports.

For those unable to attend the conference in person, virtual registrations are available. This provides participants access to the electronic version of the journal, and also the option to submit papers to the Social Sciences Journal.

For more information please visit the Submission Guidelines page.

Who Should Attend

Conference Organisers