Oceanic Conference on International Studies 2014



9–11 July 2014, University of Melbourne, Melbourne, Australia

The sixth OCIS builds on previous successful conferences held at the Australian National University (2004), the University of Melbourne (2006), the University of Queensland (2008), the University of Auckland (2010), and the University of Sydney (2012), and brings Oceania’s largest conference on International Studies to Melbourne. The purpose of OCIS is to showcase the variety of world-class research conducted in the region and build scholarly networks and relationships. Scholars from further afield are welcome.

OCIS is a general conference that will address a wide range of themes including:

• Asia Pacific Issues
• Gender and Feminism
• Global Governance, International Law and International Society
• International History, Diplomacy and Foreign Policy
• International Political Economy
• International Relations Theory and Methods
• International Security
• Justice and Rights, Normative Theory and International Ethics
• North-South Relations
• Peace and Conflict
• Post-colonialism and Indigenous Rights
• Regions and Regionalism

Papers and panels are not limited to the themes identified here. Participants are invited to submit panel or paper proposals presenting original research on any topic under the International Studies umbrella.


Call for Papers

The organising committee invites both panel and individual paper proposals.  Proposals may cover any topic within the fields of international relations and global politics, broadly defined.

Panel proposals must include a panel title, an overview paragraph describing the topic and logic of the panel, an abstract of no more than 200 words for each contributing paper, biographical details on each of the participants, and a statement that all proposed presenters have agreed to participate. Proposals for panels should ideally include three paper presenters, and no more than four, and no discussants. Please find the submission guidelines for panel proposals here.

Proposals from individuals (or co-authors) should include only the title, an abstract of no more than 200 words, and the presenter’s biographical details. Full contact details must be included with all proposals. Please find the submission guidelines for individual abstracts here.



The conference will be held in the Old Arts building on the University of Melbourne’s main Parkville campus, which is situated next door to the vibrant Lygon street restaurant precinct and just a few minutes from the bustling city of Melbourne.


Hosts and Sponsors

The conference is hosted by the School of Social and Political Sciences, University of Melbourne and supported by the Australian Institute of International Affairs, Deakin University, La Trobe University, Monash University, Global Cities Research Institute (RMIT University) and Swinburne University. The conference organising committee includes representatives from all of our supporters and thought leaders in the field of International Studies.



For more information please visit the OCIS2014 Conference Website: http://www.ocis.org.au/