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NWPA Humanities and Social Sciences Conference

  • Find Your Voice: NWPA Humanities and Social Sciences Conference

    Conference Details

    March 22, 2024 | 9 A.M. - 3 P.M. 
    Gannon University
    Location TBD
    Erie, PA  16541 

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    Call for Proposals (2024 Theme: Find Your Voice)

    Submissions for Proposals are Closed.

    The College of Humanities, Education, and Social Sciences (CHESS) at Gannon University announces the NWPA Humanities and Social Sciences Conference on March 22, 2024, in Erie, PA.  We invite faculty, graduate and undergraduate students, and professionals to submit proposals in the categories of paper presentations, roundtable proposals, and workshop sessions on the conference theme: Find Your Voice.  The theme of the conference reflects the theme of the College’s yearlong speaker series, aimed to hear diverse perspectives, engage in new experiences, and encourage advocacy, action, and self-expression.

    Proposals of scholarly work reflecting broad interpretations of the theme are welcomed from any disciplines housed within the Humanities and Social Sciences, including but not limited to:

    • Anthropology
    • Applied Intelligence
    • Art
    • Archaeology
    • Anthropology
    • Clinical Mental Health Counseling
    • Communications
    • Criminal Justice
    • Economics
    • Education
    • English
    • History
    • Legal Studies
    • Global Languages and Cultures
    • Organizational Learning and Leadership
    • Philosophy
    • Political Science
    • Public Service and Global Affairs
    • Public Administration 
    • Theatre
    • Theology
    • Psychology
    • Sociology
    • Social Work
    • Spanish
    • Women’s/Gender Studies
    • Other

    Any questions regarding submission should be directed to

    • Paper proposals must be original and include an abstract of up to 100 words.
    • Roundtable proposals should include a 100-word abstract illustrating the roundtable’s aims and expected outcomes. The purpose of a roundtable is to give each participant equal standing in a discussion, enabling them to contribute their perspectives and ideas freely and fully to the conversation. This type of discussion is short in length and is kept to agenda by a facilitator.
    • Workshop proposals should include a 100 word abstract on the aims and goals of the workshop. At workshop, participants can engage in collaborative work, brainstorm ideas, identify problems, make decisions and develop solutions.