Liverpool One

Call for papers

How to submit your abstract

Please note: we are no longer accepting abstracts for LSA 2016.

Abstracts can take one of two forms:

  • Individual: single abstracts from individuals/co-researchers submitting a paper that addresses the conference theme or themes (limit one paper per main presenter)
  • Proposed panel: a set of three abstracts from a group of individuals/co-researchers submitting a coherent set of papers that address the conference themes and which could be scheduled together in one parallel session (limit one paper per main presenter)


Abstracts should be 250-350 words, structured as follows:

  • Biography for each author: 100-150 words indicating position, field of study, main research interests and key publications where appropriate and full contact details
  • Full title of paper as it will appear in the conference programme
  • Abstract main body, including background (outline of the context and/or academic literature informing the research), approach (indication of the broad theoretical orientation and/or methodological approach) and significance (description and application of the original research findings reported in the paper)
  • Most relevant conference theme (Blurring Public/Private; Offline/Online; Centres/Edges; Vernacular/Spectacular; Pushing the boundaries?)
  • Bibliographic references for any research cited in the abstract (no tables, figures or footnotes)