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Event: Workshop: Improved Theoretical Structures in the Empirical Social and Behavioral Sciences

Event date October 08, 2021 - October 10, 2021
Submission deadline September 01, 2021
Location Istanbul, Turkey 
Host(s) Bogazici University (BOUN) 
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Int. Workshop on Improved Theoretical Structures in the Empirical Social and Behavioral Sciences (ITS 2021)

Fri to Sun, 8-10 October 2021

Bogazici University (BOUN), Istanbul, Turkey


Call for Abstracts and Discussants
We invite submissions of abstracts (for online or on-site presentation) that address the need for improved theoretical structures in the empirical social and behavioral sciences. Please submit either (i) your own scholarly work or (ii) your reasoned response to a draft by this research group ( Under (i), preference is given to presentations of reconstructed theoretical structures, proposals for new structures, and explanatory accounts why such structures are rare today, as evaluated by the organizers. (The prior probability of acceptance is independent of the type of submission.)


Presentations last 20 minutes plus 20 minutes for discussion. We expect at least 10 active participants, plus audience members, meeting from Friday afternoon to Sunday afternoon, preferably on-site, with online participation possible.



Please indicate the title and content of your presentation in a max 500-word abstract, prepared for blind reviewing, and submitted on or before 1 September 2021 at (References do not count towards the word limit).


The project hosts invited participants, covering their accommodation (at least 3 nights) and a dinner. Travel bursaries are available for invited junior scholars (within 7 years of obtaining their PhD). All other participants are expected to cover their own travel costs.


Local Organisers
Ayça Akan, Ecenaz Bal, Irmak Ergin, Frank Zenker & The MTR group


Boğaziçi University
South Campus, Bebek
34342 Istanbul, Turkey


Important dates
Submission deadline (abstracts & discussants): 1 September 2021
Invitations sent: 7 September 2021
Registration deadline: 1 October 2021
Workshop: Fri-Sun 8-10 October 2021



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