Call for Papers
Alternative Futures & Popular Protest (AFPP) is an international, cross-disciplinary conference on social movements, protest and cognate topics. It has drawn participants from over 60 countries, whether based in departments of sociology, politics, cultural studies, psychology, economics, history, geography or elsewhere. Discussions are marked by a long-established spirit of collegial and comradely participation, making for a friendly meeting ground between academia and activism.
The 2024 conference will be held in Manchester on 17-19th June. We look forward to welcoming delegates to the city, with all of the informal socialising, organising, and collaborating that that format entails. Whilst the costs of an in-person conference are necessarily higher than an online conference, we value the inclusivity and diversity of AFPP. As such, we are seeking to keep registration fees as low as possible – more details coming soon.
We invite offers of papers relevant to the broad conference theme, which might address such matters as:
- contemporary or historical movements and protests from any global region
- theories of social movements, labour movements and revolution
- utopias, experiments in alternative living and everyday politics
- ideologies, imaginaries and strategies of collective action
- opposition to discrimination and confrontations with capitalism, patriarchy or coloniality
To offer a paper, please send a title, abstract (max 300 words) and 4-6 keywords to the organisers via the abstract submission form.
If your abstract is accepted we will also ask you to supply a written paper in advance of the conference, which will be distributed to all participants. Ideally, this would take the form of a fully-referenced working paper, of 6-8,000 words in length in MS Word .docx, Adobe .pdf or compatible format. However, some speakers have submitted different kinds of documents in the past (e.g. extended notes; powerpoint slideshows and so on). We are open to the submission of such documents instead of a working paper as long as they successfully communicate the main argument and evidence base for your paper to a scholarly audience and without the need for specialist software.
- Receipt of abstracts: 23 February 2024.
- Please do not email abstracts, use the submission form instead. We aim to respond by 22 March 2024
- These are final dates. The earlier we receive abstracts, and actual papers, the better.
For queries by email: firstname.lastname@example.org
The AFPP 2024 Organising Committee are: Josh Bunting, Garance Clement, Gemma Edwards, Simin Fadaee, Kevin Gillan, Ivette Hernandez Santibañez, Morgan Powell, Steven Speed, Meghan Tinsley, Daniela Fazio Vargas and Luke Yates