Call for submissions

Monday, 1 March, 2021 - 11:32

Be a part of the ANGEL Conference 2021

This year's ANGEL conference, to be held online on the 25, 26 & 27th May 2021, will offer a mixture of plenary sessions, workshops, paper presentations, and networking for global education professionals. 

We are calling for submission of abstracts for the paper presentation session, scheduled for Wednesday 26th May, 13:30 (GMT).  Your submission should demonstrate a connection or relevance to the conference Theme, Aims, or Topics as mentioned below, and / or a connection with global education and learning.

Please note that the session is intended to showcase the work of emerging or early career researchers (completed PhD in last 5 years, or current doctoral student), so priority will be given to such applications.

Event theme

As the Covid-19 pandemic begins to ebb, it feels as if hope, and a sense of possibility, is returning to our communities. We wanted the overall Theme of our event to reflect this, so we encourage you to guide your contributions to this year’s gathering by considering a ‘Pedagogy Of Hope And Global Social Justice’.  

You can find more information about the event's Aims, and proposed Topics, on the main event page.



Participation options

Participation can take the following forms: 

  • Full individual paper presentation (15 minute presentation, inclusive of Q&A) 
  • Short individual paper presentation (10 minute presentation, inclusive of Q&A) 

Please note that you will be presenting via Zoom, and will be able to share any software that you are running via screenshare.  

Abstracts for paper presentations are limited to 200 words and must be submitted by the end of 31 March 2021. Please ensure that the abstract is written in the 3rd person. Your submission will be double blind peer reviewed, and you will receive a decision about whether we can include your presentation by 16th April 2021 at the latest. 

Submit your information via our dedicated online form

Please note that all attendees, including presenters, will need to pay for a ticket. The fee for early career researchers is £10.

Proceedings & 'Best Paper Award'

We plan to publish something based on the conference. Please indicate during the application process whether you are interested in your research being included.

Again, we will be selecting the best paper at the event for an award, which will be announced in the closing session. The winner will have the chance to submit a final article for the consideration of the International Journal of Development Education and Global Learning.

Help spread the word

Click here to access and download a PDF version of this call for submissions


Any enquiries should be sent to: 

ANGEL Network,
Development Education Research Centre (DERC)
UCL Institute of Education
20 Bedford Way
London WC1H 0AL

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