Call for posters

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The 10th Anniversary Conference of the European Society of International Law will take place in Vienna, Austria, hosted by the University of Vienna and organised by its Law School’s Section for International Law and International Relations.

In addition the plenary sessions, fora featuring invited speakers, and agorae featuring speakers selected on the basis of submitted abstracts, this ESIL conference will also offer space to “new voices in international law” to present posters.

The poster sessions are intended to offer young researchers the opportunity to explain their work to the conference audience. Posters presented at the ESIL conference should focus on the overarching conference theme and the description of the five main themes below.

The working languages of the conference are English and French.



Young scholars are invited to submit poster proposals. Posters will be peer-reviewed and selected on the basis of poster proposals submitted. Selection criteria are: originality of the work, links to the conference theme and the specific poster theme, and geographical representation of the speakers. Only one proposal per author will be considered.

Abstracts must be submitted to the following email address: Abstracts must not exceed 300 words.

All poster proposals should include:

  • The name of the poster theme for which the abstract is submitted
  • The author’s CV, including a list of relevant publications
  • The author’s contact details, including email address and phone number
  • Whether the author is an ESIL member and, if so, the date of affiliation
  • Poster title (max. 15 words)
  • Abstract – a summary including main thesis or research objective; supporting arguments and key findings (250-300 words)
  • Keywords

The Posters can be in French or English.


Poster preparation guidelines


Poster size limit is 120 centimeters high x 100 centimeters wide with portrait orientation.

Keep it simple

Focus attention on a few main points. Ideally, the poster should be self-contained and self-explanatory so it can be understood without needing oral explanation.


  • Posters must contain the abstract title, authors’ names and affiliations.
  • Include succinct text in short, separated paragraphs similar to the abstract structure.
  • Titles and captions should be short and easy to read. Numbered or bulleted lists are effective ways to convey a series of points. Ideally, illustrate your text with a few clear tables, and a few photos or graphics. Photographs should have good contrast and sharp focus.
  • Text and figures should be designed to be viewed from a distance of at least one meter and should use clear, visible graphics and large lettering.
  • Headings should be a minimum of 50 point size, whereas a minimum of 25 point size typeface is ideal for text.


Poster presentation guidelines

Please bring along your printed poster to the Conference on 4 September 2014 and mount it by yourself. Pins or tape for mounting the posters will be supplied. Time will be reserved to present selected posters to an interested audience. You may wish to bring A4 format copies of your poster to distribute during the poster sessions.



  • The deadline for the submission of abstracts is 15 January 2014
  • Successful applicants will be informed by 15 March 2014
  • The deadline for the submission of copies of posters is 1 July 2014
  • The conference begins on Thursday 4 September 2014 at noon and ends on Saturday 6 September 2014 in the early afternoon



All selected poster presenters will receive free registration to the conference, provided they are ESIL members. The organisation does not cover expenses for travelling and accommodation.



  • International Law and the Use of Force
  • International Law and Science
  • International Law and the Environment
  • International Law and Business
  • International Law and the Role of International Organization
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