ASEN Conferences are topic-based instead of discipline-based. Thus, we accept abstracts from all disciplines and methodological backgrounds such as anthropology, political theory, large quantitative studies, etc. The selection committee is composed of experts from many different disciplines and we welcome both descriptive and prescriptive abstracts. Therefore, there is no single way to write an abstract that will be accepted.
Nevertheless, the conference committee values abstracts that explicitly state its theoretical framework, that make clear its analytical points, that mention what is its methodology, that explain its contribution to their field and that set out what are its case studies and time frame. Interdisciplinary research is welcomed and encouraged. Abstracts should be no longer than 250 words and you should expect to speak for no more than 15 minutes. Please ensure that you highlight how your paper relates to the conference theme and its central questions.
Please abstain from sending descriptive abstracts that simply explain an interesting case study. Instead, summarise the case in two or three lines and explain your analytical points and methodology.