Call for Papers-IRMSS 2017

Signature focus: Disciplinary, interdisciplinary and trans-disciplinary research

We hope to attract researchers from fields such as teaching and teacher education, science and technology, mind and matter, politics and society, language and literature, children and childhood, teaching, learning and assessment, strategic planning and policy, development education and development studies, reform and renewal, time and space, visual media, fashion and craft, festivals and pageant, music, sport, theatre, film, and dance, social media and interaction, futures, and among the many other fields for which the City and College are proud.

Conference Theme

The theme for the summer school has been chosen as a responsive and relevant opportunity for the dissemination of the significant body of postgraduate and early career research on language, learning and culture currently underway in colleges and universities, nationally and internationally.

We welcome proposal abstracts from novice and seasoned researchers working in qualitative, quantitative and hermeneutical research traditions in education, the social sciences and the arts and humanities, among other traditions.

Our goal is to bring together researchers interested in pursuing the possibilities and potentials of research in new, different and alternative discursive and representational spaces and in the context of a memorable social, professional and residential community of practice.

Abstract submission guidelines

The call for paper proposal abstracts invites contributions that:

  • Explore language, learning and culture as variables of social analysis.
  • Discuss language, learning and culture as troublesome knowledge that is counter-intuitive, alien and alternative to prevailing research orthodoxies.
  • Discuss language, learning and culture as a variable of impact, influence and engagement in the public and policy spheres.

General information

  • Abstracts should be written in WORD format with a word count between 250 and 300 words and should be accompanied by the following presenter details and biographical details and emailed to Dr Ger Downes at: no later than 5 PM on Friday, 17th February, 2017.

*Presenter details:

  • First Name-Title
  • Departmental/Faculty Affiliation
  • Mobile Number
  • Landline Number
  • Email Address
  • College/University Affiliation
  • Family Name
  • Title
  • College/University Affiliation
  • Departmental/Faculty Affiliation
  • Email Address
  • Mobile Number
  • Landline Number

*Repeat for second/third presenter, as necessary

Abstracts should include a presentation title in no more than 15 words

The lead author/presenter only will be notified of the decision of the Programme Review Committee by the revised date of February 24th, 2017.

  • All reviews will be blinded for the peer review process.
  • All presenters’ names and the titles of their presentations will be in the IRMSS programme booklet and website.
  • All presenters are requested to be paid registrants of IRMSS.
  • Registration package (including fees payment, accommodation and meals) available

For questions and further information, contact Dr Ger Downes at: