Call for abstracts

We are pleased to invite you to submit abstracts for talks at the Cooperation and Conflict in the Family Conference to be held from 2 to 5 February 2014. Submission is now open and closes on Friday 30 August 2013. Please submit your abstract by going to the abstract submission page.

Conference structure

The majority of the conference will be dedicated to submitted talks. Submitted talks will be set around key events, which includes public lectures on the evenings of Monday 3 and Tuesday 4 February by Professor Paul Seabright and Professor Monique Borgerhoff Mulder, and regular plenary talks by our Invited Speakers during the day.

We intend to run no more than two parallel sessions of submitted talks. Each session will follow a theme, and we will ensure a mix of disciplines within each session. Speakers will be provided 15 minutes during which to present, plus five minutes for questions and changeover.

Abstract submission

Submitted talks will be chosen on the basis of abstracts. Talks can address any topic related to the theme of the conference, including: conflict in mating, sexual strategies, mating markets, fertility decisions, conflicts over child-rearing or parental investment, the demographic transition, cooperation and conflict over household decisions, family labour supply, the history of human mating systems, the history of sexual conflict, and the evolution or economics of family structures.

Abstracts should have a descriptive title (no more than 140 characters) and contain no more than 300 words of text. We also invite you to select which disciplines your work best represents, and to nominate up to four key words.

On submission of the abstract, you will receive a confirmation email containing your submission details. We will inform submitters of acceptance of the talk proposal in mid-September. Final acceptance of the talk is conditional on the presenter registering to attend the conference.

Please submit your abstract by going to the abstract submission page.

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