The Call for Panels closed on 24 April 2023 and results will be announced before 15 June 2023.
Before proposing a panel, please read about the congress theme and the rules below.
The panel and paper submission process has been designed to build an inclusive and robust conference programme by encouraging conversation and collaboration in framing and formulating sessions. This is a two-stage process, first a call for panels and later a call for papers. All panels must be proposed via the online form and not by email. On the form, proposers will need to enter the following information:
You may also add names of any chairs/discussants, athough these can also be added subsequently to the process as and when, by emailing the admin team.
All proposed panels will be reviewed and evaluated by the Programme (e.g. Scientific) Committee, after which point the selected panels will be announced and the Call for Papers will be published on 15 June.
While traditional academic panels are an acceptable and expected component of WCEH4, the Programme Committee strongly encourages proposals of alternative formats to engage better with the congress theme this year. The three possibilities for submission formats are:
The programme for WCEH4 will run over five full days, and will include a series of invited keynotes, plenary panels, workshops, and parallel panel sessions. The congress will take place in situ in Oulu, but will be organised with hybrid technologies so that those unable to travel to Oulu will still have the opportunity to participate in panel sessions and plenaries. Panels may be organised either in situ (in Oulu), online (via remote connection) or as hybrid events, but format does not need to be decided on at the Call for Panels stage.
The poster sessions are meant to provide everyone with the opportunity of presenting their work, without overburdening the programme, and will accommodate those who do not wish to present orally. Posters must conform to the same basic requirements as outlined for the panel sessions. Posters will be on display throughout the Congress, with dedicated slots when poster presenters will be available at their respective display to discuss their topic with colleagues. Junior scholars are especially encouraged to participate with a poster presentation. The call for posters will open with the call for papers (15 June 2023).