March 2014
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The new INSPR website is now available! 

INSPR promotes interdisciplinary dialogue and multidisciplinary collaborations in the fields of social protest, social movements and political behaviour.

We aim to organise multidisciplinary events, meetings and conferences, attract funds and provide a network for scholars across areas and disciplines.

If you want to share information about a publication, or an event send an email to The content will be added to the monthly newsletter

Get in touch if you wish to collaborate with us. We wish to build an international board with representatives from different disciplines and approaches. A full call will be issued in the next few weeks.

INSPR also features a blog section. Blogging is a great way to present the content of your research to the general public. if you want to write a blog with on the INSPR platform, just drop an email to and we will create an account for you.

We will be adding new features and sections in the next few weeks! Keep an eye on the web site!

We wish to thank the British Psychological Society - SPS section & the Barry Amiel & Norman Melburn Trust for supporting INSPR. 

The INSPR Board

ps. The official launch of INSPR will take place during the 2nd Interdisciplinary Conference on Social Protest Research (programme available here).  

  1. CFP: Homeless Conference
  2. CFP: Travelling between the Centre and Periphery: Creating a Feminist Dialogue for the Diaspora
  3. CFPUneven mobilities. Access to activities, people and places in contemporary cities
  4. CFP: In/Equalities in Diverse Societies. Identifying Problems, Remedies and Alternatives
Homeless Conference 

There are still a few days left to submit your proposal for the Homeless Conference, University of Kent.


The centrality of home to discourses of identity, social policy, and culture means that homelessness has implications beyond the spatial, impacting on the political, psychological and ecological spheres, among others. Consequently, any examination of homelessness demands a multidisciplinary approach.

For full call of papers & submissions instructions available here
Deadline: 31 March 2014. 

Travelling between the Centre and Periphery: Creating a Feminist Dialogue for the Diaspora

In recent years, discussions of travel narratives have examined the creation of the diaspora, highlighting themes of loss and exile using the centre-periphery framework. This symposium seeks to develop discussions through a focus on feminism in travel narratives, examining how centre-periphery discourses are complicated, challenged, subverted, or reinforced through gendered accounts of migration, ethnicity, identity conflicts and political connections. The Symposium will explore how migration and diaspora formations are gendered to develop a centre-periphery narrative which juxtaposes traditional and conventional discourses often associated with the marginalised experience. Questions to be addressed include: how does travel through forced or voluntary migration create new opportunities to liberate or oppress women? How do women of different socio-cultural and historical locations/parameters formulate their relationship to feminism? We also invite papers to reflect anew on the “centre” and “periphery”. Where (if anywhere) are they located and what is at stake in mapping these spaces today? What does peripheral status imply? How can we re-imagine the centre-periphery dynamic for the current age?

Please send 250 word proposals by Friday 25th April 2014 to

Full call for paper available here

Uneven mobilities. Access to activities, people and places in contemporary cities.

Santiago de Chile, October 13-16, 2014 
Organizers: PanAmerican Mobility Network and University of Chile

One of the most common problems faced by Latin American societies today is their patent and often invisible inequality. Many of these inequalities shape the way cities operate as well as the people’s ability to access opportunities. Currently urban inequalities and social exclusion are placed in most development agendas; however, research in this area is becoming increasingly complex, multidimensional and multispatial.

The PanAmerican Mobility Network intends to connect the various mobility related research taking place in the Americas.

Full call for papers available here
Deadline: March 31, 2014

In/Equalities in Diverse Societies. Identifying problems, remedies, alternatives
23−24 October, 2014, University of Helsinki, Finland

Poverty, precarity and different forms of ethnic inequalities have been accentuated in the global north and south. Although these trends are rooted in the legacy of colonialism, they have only been reinforced by the economic crisis.

Increasing social and economic inequalities not only erode social cohesion and the institutional basis and democratic principles of societies, but also threaten and violate the capabilities and human rights of people living in poverty. In societies which are increasingly defined by ethnic diversity, solutions to tackle inequalities are not merely found in income redistribution, but must include also social recognition and address questions related to political, legal and media representations.

Full details available here

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