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Millennium: Journal of International Studies

Millennium: Journal of International Studies is a peer-reviewed and highly ranked international journal that aims to publish critical, theoretical, and boundary-pushing articles from the discipline of International Relations (IR), as well as original thinking from elsewhere in the social sciences with a global dimension. We welcome challenging and innovative contributions that articulate alternative theoretical perspectives and that explore subject areas with which IR has had little or no serious engagement.

As one of the few peer-reviewed academic journals edited completely by postgraduate students, Millennium strives to be a place of intellectual pluralism and diversity where contributions from research students can rub shoulders with the great and the good. We encourage submissions from research students, young academics, and established scholars alike, and offer a forum where IR scholars can engage in dialogue across boundaries, borders, continents, departments, and academic disciplines.

Millennium is based at the London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE) and is published three times a year by SAGE Publications. Each October, the annual Millennium conference provides a forum for discussion on the latest developments in Critical International Theory.

Working with Millennium is ideal for students who are looking for a way to sharpen critical skills, gain organisational experience, or keep up-to-date with the latest research in International Relations. Our weekly Editorial Board meetings, every Thursday from 1-2pm, are always open to new members and involve students in lively discussion and debate. Please contact Millennium staff to find out about how to get involved.

For more information, please email us at millennium@lse.ac.uk or visit our website at https://millenniumjournal.org/.


London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE)
21-22 October, 2017

Have we returned to an age of extremes? Have Brexit, Trump, and the rise of nationalist populism sounded the death knell for liberal democracy’s promise of progress? Do tensions between the West, Russia, and China constitute a new Cold War? Considering the global politics of Syria, militant Islam, and the rise of the formerly-colonized world can we speak of one present with different political groups aspiring to the same future?

International Relations has always stood on foundations constituted by conceptions of time. Ideas about repetition, change, contingency, and historical context permeate its mainstream and critical theories. The 2017 Millennium conference seeks to draw our disciplinary assumptions of time, temporality, and history out of the dark, to challenge and reassemble them. Many prominent topics in IR, from the supposedly perennial quest for power and security, to environmental degradation and social justice, are implicitly based in historically and culturally particular conceptions of time. While many disciplines – from sociology to culture studies to philosophy - have long grappled with ‘the fourth dimension’, the discipline of IR still has much to rethink.

In theorizing The Politics of Time in International Relations, the conference also aims to underscore the political aspects of what might appear to be an abstract and  philosophical dimension of human experience: that the politics of remembering the past, narrating the present and anticipating the future ensure that time is often a site of struggle, contestation and violence. Who defines the concepts and measures of time
and why? How are they imposed, institutionalized, and enforced? How do conceptions of time underwrite capitalism, liberal democracy, national liberation, or the critical project? Does critical IR have a future, let alone a present or a past? What are the roles of history and memory in the discipline of International Relations or in the world of international relations? In what ways and to what effect has theory emptied
time of God(s) and spirituality? What is the relationship of IR’s temporal assumptions with its spatial, methodological, epistemological, and normative assumptions?

Following its tradition of developing critical, philosophical, empirical, and normative IR theory, Millennium welcomes the submission of abstracts (250 words maximum) and panel proposals (with a minimum of 3 abstracts) on these and related topics. A selection of the conference papers will be featured in Millennium: Journal of  International Studies, Vol. 46, No. 3. The submission deadline for abstracts and panel proposals is 15 June, 2017.

Keynote Address: Dipesh Chakrabarty (University of Chicago)
Opening Address: Kimberly Hutchings (Queen Mary, University of London)

For full details of the conference and more information on the Call for Papers, click here.

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