Call for Papers

Socio-Economics in a Transitioning World: Breaking Lines and Alternative Paradigms for a New World Order

Deadline: October 10th, 2022

Thematic mini-conferences are a key element of SASE›s annual conferences. We are currently accepting submissions for mini-conferences for the 2023 annual SASE conference, to take place at the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro (UFRJ), 20-22 July 2023. Preference will be given to proposals linked to the overarching conference theme, ›Socio-Economics in a Transitioning World: Breaking Lines and Alternative Paradigms for a New World Order‹ (full conference theme text can be found here). Special consideration will also be given to proposals that cover areas currently underrepresented in SASE, notably race and ethnicity, migration, economic history, and heterodox economics – as well as submissions that provide a global perspective.

Mini-conference applications are reviewed by the program committee, which changes each year and is appointed by the current SASE president.

Before submitting a proposal, please consult the list of extant SASE networks. Proposals that would otherwise fit within a network will be expected to include an explanation as to why the topic should be discussed in a mini-conference format. You may also consult programs from past conferences ( to view mini-conference themes from previous years. SASE is committed to diverse membership and lively intellectual debates, and encourages proposals that are offered by a diverse group of organizers and/or are likely to bring a diverse group of participants.

Proposals for mini-conferences must be submitted electronically to the SASE Executive Director (saseexecutive(at) by 10 october 2022To apply, please fill out the form available here. Please be sure to indicate if the mini-conference was organized in the past, with details on attendance and how the current application may or may not differ from the past. Do note, however, that past mini-conference organization does not guarantee future organization – the mini-conferences are not intended to be permanent structures, they rather vary in content and focus from year to year, depending notably on the conference theme of that year.

Mini-conference are featured as a separate stream in the program. If accepted, your mini-conference will be included in the general SASE call for papers (deadline in January), and you will receive applications through our conference submission system. Applicants to mini-conferences must submit an extended abstract for review.

You will review applications and create the panel sessions for your mini-conference, which may also include participants and panels you have invited in advance. If a paper proposal cannot be accommodated within your mini-conference, we will assist you in forwarding it to the most appropriate research network for consideration. As a mini-conference organizer, you will be expected to assign a discussant for each session that you organize.

Dates to bear in mind:

  • 10 October 2022: Deadline for mini-conference proposals – use this form.
  • Late October 2022: Notification of acceptance of mini-conference themes
  • Early November 2022: Circulation of general Call for Papers, which includes mini-conferences.
  • January 2023: Deadline for paper submissions to the SASE conference
  • February 2023: Accept/reject submissions for your mini-conference
  • March 2023: Create sessions and assign discussants
  • 15 June 2023: deadline for full papers, to be given to discussants for review (if you set a full paper requirement)
  • 20-22 July 2023: SASE annual conference

Proposals should be submitted to SASE‹s Executive Director, Annelies Fryberger:  saseexecutive(at) Include this form and a description of the theme of your mini-conference. You will receive confirmation of receipt. Please note that you may only organize one mini-conference per year – if a given individual applies as organizer of multiple mini-conferences and more than one is accepted, that person will have to choose which mini-conference they will actually organize. Please also feel free to reach out with questions about the application procedure.