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Call for Papers

Special Territorial Status

and Extraterritoriality

20-24 January 2019, Longyearbyen, Svalbard

The deadline for abstracts is 30 June 2018.


This conference explores tangible consequences of territories subject to exceptional forms of governance or jurisdiction. We welcome presentations addressing any region of the world as well as innovative perspectives that highlight the complex intersections of multiple peoples, places, and polities. Presentations last a maximum of 15 minutes, followed by question time. These talks may be accompanied by PowerPoint presentations.

To propose a presentation, please fill out this presentation proposal form, and e-mail it to Write ‘Abstract for Special Territorial Status’ in the subject line of the e-mail.

If you have any questions, please send an e-mail to