Call for Multidisciplinary International Doctoral and Masters Colloquium

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Wed, 2018-10-03 12:45

The 2018 multidisciplinary CHSS Conference' is accepting submissions from PhD and Mastersstudents to explore and exchange ideas on Humanities and social sciences on equal level. The Doctoral and MastersColloquium provides an opportunity for participating doctoral students to share their research ideas and approaches with other students and obtain feedback from advisory experts with different perspectives.

We welcome research approaches from any field of Humanities and Social Sciences.


Distinctions of both theory and practice are important. However, so too it is to find commonalities across different domains. Thus this Doctoral and Masters Colloquium welcomes all Humanities and Social Sciences research approaches .

Accepted submissions will be distributed to the participants in advance of the conference. Participants in the Doctoral and Masters Colloquium are expected to get familiar with the other submissions beforehand to ensure good discussions during the session. In addition, each student is expected to prepare questions and comments to be shared with the presenters. More detailed information about the format and agenda of the day will be circulated in advance of the event.

The Doctoral and MastersColloquium is part of the pre-conference program taking place the day before the main CHSS conference program starts. Participants are expected to register to the conference, and to pay the conference fee.


The colloquium offers the opportunity to become a sponsor or exhibitor during the colloquium, please download and fill the Colloquium /Conference Sponsorship Request Form from the Conference website





(Before Colloquium deadline date)

NORMAL  REGISTRATION (After deadline date and  during Colloquium )






University of Nairobi Students

KES  4000

KES  6500

KES 4500

KES  8000

Kenyans& EAC Students

KES  6000

KES  8000

KES 7000

KES  9000

Foreign Students from other jurisdictions

USD 120

USD 150

USD 140

USD 160

Exhibitors fee

KES 15000

KES 17500


Payments should be made through cheque, electronic funds transfer or direct cash deposit to:


Account Name: UON- College of Humanities and Social Sciences

Bank:Barclays Bank of Kenya,

Branch:Westlands, Kenya

Account Number: 03-073-1100217

Swift Code:BarcKen

Narrative: Registration fee for PhD and Masters Colloquium


Note:  Colloquium registration fees will cover refreshments, lunch and Colloquium materials only.


Professor Zachary Bolo Awino- School of Business, University of Nairobi
Professor AttiyaWaris – School of Law, University of Nairobi

All applicants are required to write a max 4 page position paper, in which they present their research, preliminary results, challenges, describe their approach and how it embeds theories, methods and techniques from various approaches of research.

Submissions should describe PhD and Mastersresearch that is at a stage where feedback from the international research community might be of value. Thus, it is expected that position papers address the following key points:
• Concept-Context and motivation that drives your PhD and Masters
• Background/literature review of key works that frames your research

• Problem statement/research questions

• Research objectives/goals

• Research approach and methods
and how these share familiarity with various research approaches
• Results to date and future steps

• Current and expected contributions to the research field
• Dissertation status, i.e. in which year of the doctoral and Masters programme
• A personal insight, concern or a challenge that is meaningful to share with other researchers.

Submissions of position papers to the Doctoral and MastersColloquium are made to:

Review process
Submissions will be reviewed and selected by the workshop committee led by the Doctoral and MastersColloquium chairs. Submissions to the Doctoral and MastersColloquium will not be subject to a full peer-review process. Based on accepted submissions the chairs will form an expert panel by including fellow acknowledged international researchers.

Submission of position paper for Doctoral and Masters Colloquium: 15 October,  2018
Notification of acceptance: 16th October 2018
Doctoral and Masters Colloquium: 24th October 2018



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Expiry Date: 
Wed, 2018-10-03 12:45

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