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The call for the NIAS Conference 2023 'Belonging and Mobility' is open from 30 May to 15 July 2022. Artists, scholars, writers, and journalists are invited to submit a proposal.

Before you start

Please make sure to have all necessary information and documents at hand. If you want to submit a paper for the NIAS Conference Belonging and Mobility, you need to upload the following documents (pdf, doc, docx):
  • Project proposal: A project description of max. 200 words, including the title of your paper, your research question and the relation of the project to existing literature in the field. Every proposal is to indicate a preferred connection to one of the five spheres. If you
  • CV and list of relevant key publications or portfolio (max. 2 pages)


There are four options for participation, each with its own submission requirements:

  • Full Session, a panel to consist of 4 individual presentations. Session proposal of max. 200 words to be submitted by Session Coordinator, along with max. 200 word descriptions of each individual contribution submitted by each Session Member
  • Individual Presentation. Proposal max. 200 words
  • Lighting Papers, short Pecha Kucha-like presentations. Proposal max. 150 words
  • Artistic Presentations, Experiments, or Performances. Proposal of max. 150 words along with any additional relevant documentation


… will be based on:

  • the fit with one of the spheres
  • profoundness and originality of its take on belonging
  • interdisciplinarity of approach, method, perspective

We will strive to ensure an inclusive conference programme which contains diversity of ideas and perspectives, gender and geographic representation will therefore be considered as appropriate.

Please note

You can save your application and continue at a later moment. After submitting your application, you will receive an automatic acknowledgement of receipt on the work email address you provided.