A symposium session builds on a theme and is proposed and planned by a symposium organiser. The papers focus on a common theme. A symposium has a chair (often the organiser) and a discussant, who has read the papers in advance. The symposium organiser will decide how the symposium is to be organised and the time allotment for each presentation.
In addition to the general abstract requirements, proposals for symposias must also include:
- A plan for the symposium including (1) The title of the symposium, and (2) An abstract describing the entire symposium (500 words).
- Names of chairperson and discussant for the Symposium.
- Short abstracts (200 words) of all papers within the symposium.
- The names of the contributors along with their affiliations and email addresses, titles of their presentations and their abstracts. Names of those presenting must be specified.
Symposia consist of a 90 minute session organised by the submitters. The symposia includes 3 – 5 papers per session plus a Discussant.
The symposium needs to be handed in as one submission with a description of the symposium (500 words) and a list of all abstracts for all papers linked to it (200 word abstract per paper). The proposer must appoint a chairperson and a discussant and these must be named in the proposal. The discussant’s role is to read all abstracts ahead of the symposium and offer a critique of the symposium as a whole. The proposer is responsible for communicating with all contributors and with ERNAPE-ARCTIC about the proposal. By July 15th the proposer also needs to provide the discussant with a full set of abstracts of papers within the symposium. Only the person who submits the proposal will receive correspondence relating to the submission. The submitter must notify all authors of the status of the proposal.