LSE research conference: Knowledge beyond boundaries

Knowledge beyond boundaries

An interdisciplinary student research conference

LSE's annual interdisciplinary student research conference, "Knowledge Beyond Boundaries", is taking place on Monday 10 June 2024. This year's theme is Power and Politics

As part of the LSE Festival 2024, this conference is the ideal forum for you to interrogate how we approach research questions, create and disseminate knowledge, and break down barriers between disciplines. The conference aims to provide a friendly, inclusive space for sharing student research from a variety of disciplinary perspectives, with an emphasis on projects that cross disciplinary boundaries, challenge existing paradigms, and apply new approaches and methods to re-envision what social science research looks like.

Call for abstracts

The call is open for all bachelor's and taught master’s students from across the CIVICA alliance to submit an abstract.

You can submit an abstract to present a paperpostercreative show and tell, or performance, either as an individual or part of a collaboration - see more about presentation types below. Abstracts will be reviewed by a panel of LSE academics and those accepted will be invited to participate in the conference. Abstracts should be no more than 250 words.

This conference gives you the chance to showcase your investigation, research and communication skills, offering you the opportunity to gain valuable presentation experience while networking with students from other institutions across CIVICA.

The deadline for submission of abstracts is 23:59 (BST) on Sunday 28 April 2024. You will be contacted about the outcome of your submission on or before Friday 19 April.

Please submit your abstract via the Abstract Submission Form

  • Types of presentations
  • Paper: a 10-minute presentation of original research
  • Poster: a 3-5 minute ‘flash talk’ presentation accompanied by a poster
  • Creative show and tell: a 10-minute presentation sharing an artefact or item with research significance (e.g., archival material, photograph, object)
  • Performance: an original artistic expression of up to 10 minutes which relates to academic research or study of the social sciences (e.g., spoken word, dance, poetry, music)

All presentations will be organised into themed panels and will include time for Q&A and discussion. Each panel will include a discussant (typically an LSE PhD student with expertise relevant to the panel theme) who will provide feedback on presentations and facilitate discussion and dialogue between panellists and conference attendees.

More information

This event is organised by LSE. Please check this event page for more information.

If you have any questions as you prepare your abstract, please send them to the conference organisers using this form.

For any further questions, please contact Helen Rosemont (LSE European Partnerships Coordinator) at h.v.rosemont[at]

Conference theme

This year’s conference draws on the LSE Festival 2024 theme of Power and Politics.

Call for submissions

All bachelors and taught master’s students from the CIVICA alliance are invited to submit an abstract for this year’s conference.

Please submit your abstract here by 23:59pm (BST) on Sunday 28 April.