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Published on April 22nd, 2013


Political Science: The ECPR General Conference 2013 in Bordeaux

The beautiful culturally-rich French City of Bordeaux will play host to the European Consortium for Political Research (ECPR), which will be held at Sciences Po, Bordeaux between September 4–7, 2013.

The EPCR is an independent scholarly association that contributes to cross-national collaboration between academics. The registration for the conference opened on April 6, and the deadline for early registration (with a €50 discount) is on June 1.  The deadline to be included in the programme is July 1, and final deadline for all registrations is set to August 29. The price for ECPR members is €220 and for ECPR student members it is €130.

The highlight of the conference will be the Plenary Lecture by Nonna Mayer, entitled “Inequalities, Welfare and Democracy.” The European Consortium for Political Research is behind the journal European Journal of Political Research. Further information about the conference can be found at

 Bordeaux is a major city in southern France. When in Bordeaux make sure you go for a walk along the Saint-Catherine Street and enjoy the view. The main sport in southern France is actually rugby league, so make sure you get tickets for a game with the local Union GABBG at the Stade Andre Moga, or you can enjoy a football match with the F.C. Girondins. The temperature during the conference ranges from 54 to 74 Fahrenheit (or 12 to 23 Celsius).

The district is also famous for its wines, the most well-known being the Château Mouton Rothschild, and the Château Margaux. It is possible for the visitor to take wine tours from Bordeaux to the vineyards Saint Emilion, Médoc, and Graves and Sauternes.

Registration for the conference opens at 15:00 on Wednesday September 4, followed by a book exhibition and exhibitors’ reception. The conference consists both of panel sessions as well as roundtables.


*Cover photo by Brad Cerenzia, wine photo by Julie Gibbons



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