PSA Parliaments 2018 Conference: Making Sense of Parliaments

We are pleased to formally announce that our annual conference will take place in Belfast, Northern Ireland. The theme for our conference this year is ‘Making Sense of Parliaments’ – a timely and pertinent question in the NI context, given that the region’s legislature has been suspended since January 2017. Our conference seeks to highlight the best research into legislatures, shining a light on how we can make sense of scrutiny, representation, governance and all aspects of parliamentary life.

Conference details

Date and time: Thursday, 08 Nov (1pm-6.30pm) and Friday, 09 Nov (9am-12.30pm)
Location: Parliament Buildings, Stormont Estate, Belfast, BT4, Northern Ireland

A draft conference schedule will be published closer to the time.

How to submit a paper

Find out more about how to submit a paper for our conference. Deadline for submissions is 7 September 2018.

Key dates

Monday, 07 May – Call for blogs/papers announced
Friday, 07 September – Deadline for abstracts
Monday, 17 September – Notification of acceptance
Friday, 02 November – Deadline for registration and draft papers
08-09 November – Conference

For further details, please get in touch with Marc Geddes (