We are pleased to announce the call for papers for the first WhoGov Workshop to be held on August 29-30, 2024 at the University of Oslo. We invite submissions of all research projects that use the WhoGov dataset, and we encourage researchers from all disciplines and subfields to apply.
WhoGov is the largest available dataset on members of government across time and countries and can be found at https://politicscentre.nuffield.ox.ac.uk/whogov-dataset/. This workshop is an attempt to bring together scholars who use the data and set a path for developing the dataset going forward. Thus, the WhoGov Workshop provides a unique opportunity for scholars researching cabinets to meet peers and present and discuss cutting-edge research on the topic. Furthermore, we will introduce the WhoGov extension, Paths to Power, and conclude the workshop with a brainstorming session to discuss the current state and the future of WhoGov.
The conference will be conducted in a workshop format, where all participants are expected to read the papers that will be presented. Additionally, each paper will receive a dedicated discussant to be drawn from the pool of participants and the faculty at University of Oslo.
We have resources available for supporting travel and accommodation for some attendees, and we will cover meals during the workshop for all attendees. Preference will be given to Ph.D. candidates and junior faculty, particularly those without their own funding. Please submit the research proposal you wish to present no later than Monday April 1st, 2024 by sending an email to email@example.com:firstname.lastname@example.org & email@example.com:firstname.lastname@example.org. When submitting your proposal, please include the following:
Applicants will be notified of whether their proposal is accepted before April 15, 2024. We welcome applications from scholars regardless of age, gender, race, religion, or ethnic background. We are looking much forward to receiving your proposal!
With the best wishes from the organizing committee, Ina L. Kristiansen, Jonas W. Schmid, and Jacob Nyrup