Postgraduate Conference, 15 June 2023 - Community and Cooperation

The Faculty of Arts and Humanities at the University of Stirling is delighted to host the annual FAH Postgraduate Conference at Stirling. The PG Conference 2023 will be a one-day event under the theme of Community and Cooperation.

Community has been integral to the lives of many people in the last three years, aiding them in navigating what was (and still is) an incredibly uncertain time. But what do community and cooperation look like across the world and what role do they play in the survival of humanity?

Conference registration

Registration for the conference is now open. If you have any questions, please email us at

Invite for papers

Papers are invited from postgraduate students at all stages of their degree as well as recent graduate, including students on taught master’s degrees, those in part-time education, and researchers who recently submitted their dissertations. If you are uncertain whether you are eligible, please don’t hesitate to get in touch! Speakers and guests from other faculties and universities are very welcome! 

Suggested topics could include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • What makes a community?
  • Studying communities through time and space
  • Conflict and cooperation at different geo-political levels
  • Global communities
  • Community and cooperation in (non)fiction literature
  • Legal frameworks of cooperation
  • The enemy of my enemy ... – cooperating with unlikely allies?
  • Making and breaking alliances
  • Climates of cooperation 

Speakers are invited to either give 15-20 minute panel papers or 5 minute “lightning talks”. Panel papers will provide speakers with an opportunity to explore topics in depth and present new findings and contributions to their respective fields. Lightning talks will allow speakers to briefly present their topics and pick out a key aspect they wish to draw attention to or perhaps explore further in the future. 

There will be time for questions at the end of each talk. For panel papers, please submit an abstract of c.250 words and a short biography (max. 200 words). For lightning talks, please submit a short summary of your topic (c. 100 words) and a biography (max.100 words). Please state clearly which of the two formats you would like to be considered for and email us by 3 April 2023.

A full programme will be posted soon.

The FAH PG conference will take place on 15 June 2023. Please direct any questions to