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Call for proposals

Orpheus Doctoral Conference 2021


The annual Orpheus Doctoral Conference, organised by the second year docARTES PhD students, took place on 6 and 7 October 2021 (see schedule).

Call for proposals

We invite proposals for presentations of any kind, from scholarly papers to performances. All proposals (paper proposals, artistic proposals, and performative-paper proposals) will consist of twenty-minute presentations with twenty minutes of discussion. An open, collaborative spirit of inquiry is encouraged throughout.

Due to time restrictions, it is anticipated that the committee will only be able to accept a limited number of proposals of all types. Proposals will be evaluated solely according to their scientific and/or artistic merits. The conference language will be English. All proposals should be written in English and submitted via the online form below. Submissions presented by more than one author are eligible, but they should respect the time slot reserved in the case of single-author presentations (20-minute presentation + 20-minute discussion).

Please include:

  • A presentation abstract (max. 600 words)
  • Optional: support your presentation abstract with a link to a short (max. 5 min) audio/video file
  • Short biography (max. 250 words)

Please submit your proposal by clicking the button below:

[Update September 11, 2021: the call for proposals is now closed]

Deadline for submissions

  • The deadline for receipt of proposals is Friday, September 10, 2021, 23:59 CET
  • Notification of accepted presentations: Saturday, September 18, 2021

Enquiries should be sent to

A virtual event

In view of the current epidemiological situation, the 2021 edition of the Orpheus Doctoral Conference (ODC) will be a virtual event, hosted by Orpheus Institute Ghent, 6–7 October 2021. Details about the digital platform (Zoom) and an access link will be distributed among participants in due time.