Call for papers or posters – deadline extended. WISERD Annual Conference 2022.

The WISERD Annual Conference 2022 call for papers deadline has been extended to Friday 11th February.

WISERD Annual Conference 2022
Swansea University  
Wednesday 6th and Thursday 7th July 2022


The theme for our Annual Conference is ‘Civil society and participation: issues of equality, identity and cohesion in a changing social landscape’.

We are delighted to be able to announce our keynote speakers will be Professor Mererid Hopwood, Aberystwyth University and Dr Victoria Winckler, director of the Bevan Foundation.

Our theme reflects global challenges shaping civil society and participation. Concerns regarding poverty and social justice are increasingly shaped by a global energy crisis and escalating costs of living; the pandemic and associated restrictions have exacerbated existing inequality and cultural divisions and climate change policy asks further questions of the roles and responsibilities of states, markets and citizens.  

The conference promises to provide colleagues from across the academic, policy, public, private, and third sectors with the opportunity to network and discuss cutting edge inter-disciplinary research from Wales and beyond that focuses on approaches adopted in a wide range of policy areas. We are interested to hear from colleagues on the following topic areas, particularly if they intersect with contemporary challenges:

  • Civil society, participation and governance
  • Language participation, culture and identity
  • Poverty and social justice
  • Wales’s global connections: civil society and participation in context
  • Participation and civil society through the life course
  • Participation in education
  • Participation in the labour market
  • Working with communities
  • Participatory research in housing, health and social care
  • Activism and civil society research
  • Doing participatory and action research

Papers and posters on other topics within the theme not covered by the above sub-themes are also welcome.

This year we would like to invite proposals for paper presentations, workshops/interactive sessions, posters/exhibits, or colloquia in any discipline that engages with social sciences.
The deadline for abstract submission is 9.00am on Friday 11th February 2022.

Please submit your abstracts to

We look forward to receiving your paper and to an exciting conference in 2022.

WISERD Annual Conference Team