Event details

Development Studies Association 2016 Conference

Examination Schools, University of Oxford

The 2016 annual conference of the Development Studies Association (DSA) will be hosted by the Oxford Department of International Development (ODID) at the University of Oxford from 12 to 14 September. The conference will take place in the historic Examination Schools in the centre of the city, with accommodation provided in nearby colleges.

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We warmly invite all interested researchers to join us in Oxford for the DSA2016 conference. There will be three days of scintillating keynotes, plenary sessions and parallel panels, interspersed with a dinner, drinks reception and book launch and exhibits. We expect over 400 academics and practitioners to participate in this exciting programme. The conference is titled Politics in Development, and a brief theme describes a possible focus for some of the panels and papers. While papers directly addressing the conference theme are particularly encouraged, proposals on any issue relevant to the understanding of international development are welcomed.

Whereas previously DSA has sought panel proposals complete with their constituent papers, this year we are adopting another widely-used model, where convenors propose a panel title and abstract, and then there's an open call for paper proposals from all-comers. The aim is to open up the conference process to allow for the creation of new networks, putting people in touch with each other who have related research interests. Papers are expected to be proposed to specific panels, but standalone papers will also be welcomed.

The conference convenors are keen to involve the wider community of colleagues working in the realm of policy and practice and thus welcome panel sessions being organised in other formats that generate exciting discussion and exchange of ideas. This should be stated in the panel abstract.

The Development Studies Association (DSA) is the largest and most coherent national platform for people studying, teaching and researching development issues. We encourage all with interest in development studies or wishing to attend the conference to join the association via our website.

The Oxford Department of International Development (ODID) is the focus at Oxford for teaching and research on international development: the understanding of change and inequality in developing countries, and the interaction of these countries with the rest of the world. Read more.

Conference convenors
Nandini Gooptu (Oxford Department of International Development, DSA Council Member), Oliver Owen (Oxford Department of International Development), Indrajit Roy (Oxford Department of International Development), Diego Sanchez-Ancochea (Oxford Department of International Development); David Hulme (University of Manchester, DSA President), Sarah White (University of Bath, DSA Council member)