A Blended Conference

For over 30 years, Common Ground has been invested in developing technologies that seek to break down barriers of access in scholarly communication. In each phase, we’ve built media platforms to support spaces for interdisciplinary dialogue, before such approaches were in vogue; connected international voices, when disciplines were too often isolated in national silos; and supported an agenda of access and equality, by offering pathways and opportunities for diverse voices.
We now propose another kind of intervention -- to build a scholarly communication infrastructure for a blended future.
Our blended model seeks to transcend physical boundaries by offering a platform to extend in-person conference content online, while ensuring online-only delegates are afforded equal participatory and experiential spaces within the platform. At the same time, the model offers participants a legacy resource to which they can return in the Event application, with access to a social space in our Community application where fellow participants can keep connected long after the conference ends.

Themes and Special Focus

Founded in 2006, the Interdisciplinary Social Sciences Research Network is brought together by a common interest in disciplinary and interdisciplinary approaches, within and across the various social sciences, and between the social, natural and applied sciences. We seek to build an epistemic community where we can make linkages across disciplinary, geographic, and cultural boundaries. As a Research Network, we are defined by our scope and concerns and motivated to build strategies for action framed by our shared themes and tensions.

The Seventeenth International Conference on Interdisciplinary Social Sciences calls for research addressing the following annual themes and special focus:

  • THEME 1: SOCIAL AND COMMUNITY STUDIES
  • THEME 2: CIVIC AND POLITICAL STUDIES
  • THEME 3: CULTURAL STUDIES
  • THEME 4: GLOBAL STUDIES
  • THEME 5: ENVIRONMENTAL STUDIES
  • THEME 6: ORGANIZATIONAL STUDIES
  • THEME 7: EDUCATIONAL STUDIES
  • THEME 8: COMMUNICATION
  • 2022 Special Focus - At the Crossroads of Paradigms: Considering Heterodoxy in the Social Sciences

Plenary Speakers

Dr. Maciej J. Grodzicki

Dr. Maciej J. Grodzicki

Economist, Assistant Professor, Jagiellonian University, Poland

Agnieszka Kubal

Agnieszka Kubal

Lecturer in Sociology, School of Slavonic and East European Studies, University College London, United Kingdom

Research Network Chair

Marcin Galant

Marcin Galant

Assistant Professor, Institute for European Studies, Jagiellonian University, Kraków, Poland

(English)

Dr. Kyoko Ito-Morales

Dr. Kyoko Ito-Morales

Universidad de Granada, Granada, España

(Spanish)

Dr. Jerónimo Morales-Cabezas

Dr. Jerónimo Morales-Cabezas

Universidad de Granada, Granada, España

(Spanish)

Conference Chair

​Vassiliki Chryssanthopoulou

​Vassiliki Chryssanthopoulou

Vassiliki Chryssanthopoulou, Conference Chair, Assistant Professor, Department of Philology, National and Kapodistrian University of Athens, Greece

Conference Partner

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