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Conferences and Workshops

We are organizing a workshop on protest camp organization and logistics on 14./15. March 2024 at Free University Berlin. Please find our call for papers below!

CfP: The backstage of protest camps: conceptualizing infrastructure, logistics, and organization of popular uprisings

Workshop, March 14-15, 2024 at Free University Berlin

The analysis of the organizational setup, the logistics, and the overall infrastructure of protest camps to meet the needs of protest participants is crucial in order to explain different protest out comes and to assess important and fundamental questions about the course, the legitimacy, and the impact of popular uprisings. However, due to the conceptual and methodological difficulties in analyzing the backstage of protest camps, especially in non-democratic settings, we have remarkably little systematic data about these facilities. For our workshop we invite theoretical, conceptual and empirical contributions focusing on the backstage of protest camps in different regions either from a comparative perspective or in-depth case studies. The workshop will focus on the infrastructure and logistics of protest camps, both in democratic and autocratic settings. A group of selected papers from the workshop will be published in a special issue.

The workshop is scheduled for March 14-15, 2024 at Free University Berlin. Researchers at any stage in their career are welcome to submit an abstract until January 5, 2024 (400-600 words as pdf) to anna.fruhstorfer@fu-berlin.de and upon acceptance a draft paper to the workshop until March 10, 2024. We are especially keen in having PhD candidates as well as postdoctoral researchers to join the discussion. We are happy to provide travel funds and accommodation within the limits of our funding rules but we are also prepared to organize the workshop in a hybrid format.


Anna Fruhstorfer, Head Research Group & Principal Investigator, ERC Starting Grant LOOPS, Free University Berlin & WZB Berlin, anna.fruhstorfer@fu-berlin.de

Rebecca Kittel, Postdoctoral Researcher, ERC Starting Grant LOOPS, Free University Berlin & WZB Berlin, rebecca.kittel@fu-berlin.de