The fifth edition of the LPAZ Forum will gather in Santa Maria Island – Azores, Portugal, on September 5th – 7th, 2024, under the theme “One Atlantic many perspectives – valuing diversity in the age of competition”.

The three-day is organised by the LPAZ Association, in collaboration with the Center for International Studies of Iscte-Instituto Universitário de Lisboa (CEI-Iscte), the Center for Humanistic Studies of the University of the Azores (CEHu), the Atlantic Centre, the Transatlantic Studies Association, the Portuguese Association of French Studies (APEF), the Margarida Losa Institute for Comparative Literature, and CHAM – Center for the Humanities, with the support of the Regional Government of the Azores, Vila do Porto’s Municipality, and FLAD – LusoAmerican Development Foundation.

This call for papers seeks contributions that address the many perspectives on the Atlantic, including, but not limited to, island states and regions, global south voices, coastal communities, and regional and international governance structures. Diversity of perspectives is also sought in terms of the areas of study which will be covered, including History, Political Science, International Relations, Literature, Sociology, Economics and Technology.

Conference Topics

The Azores and Atlantic geopolitics;

  1. Atlantic Kinetics: transport, communications and connectivity [in memory of Alan Dobson];
  2. Atlantic diasporas;
  3. Environment and climate change;
  4. History of Science in the Atlantic;
  5. Island Studies, Island Literature, and representations of the Atlantic;
  6. Atlantic Politics, State, Autonomy and Integration;
  7. Geocritical and geopoetic approaches on the Literary Atlantic;
  8. The Atlantic in literature, the media and other arts.

Individual paper proposals should be sent by email as one document attachment to and include:

  • 300-word abstract for the paper;
  • 100-word author biography.

The deadline for submission of papers was extended until 15 April.

Check the complete call.