Call for Papers

You are invited to submit a paper abstract for one or more of the conference Thematic Panels. A list of these, with information about the themes and conveners is here.

We specifically welcome papers that deal with the overarching theme of boundaries, transitions and crisis contexts, but also papers that look into care from other theoretical and empirical perspectives, within the following thematic dimensions:

  • The institutional setting of care systems and care policy (in terms of social rights to care, public regulation, public/private arrangements involving non-profit and/or for-profit organisations, marketization trends, inclusion/selection criteria, affordability, quality, etc..)
  • Care arrangements and practices, organised through formal and/or informal channels (caregiving and distribution of paid and unpaid care work, organisation and adequacy of care services and cash for care programs, etc.)
  • Social and policy innovation on care services and care arrangements, and its impact and dilemmas
  • Formal and informal care work, including involvement of informal carers as well as working conditions of formal care providers.

As always, the Transforming Care Conference offers the opportunity to submit papers outside the selected conference theme. The open stream is for new thinking and research outside the Boundaries, Transitions and Crisis Contexts theme, for the presentation of new ideas, theories and methods that take forward international debate and scholarship on care in all its human forms.

Abstract submission

Abstract submission to our Thematic Panels is open from 17th November 2023 until 30th January 2023. Abstracts should be submitted via email to and must include:

  • Title of paper
  • The Thematic Panel you are submitting to
  • Name(s), affiliation(s) and contact details of author(s)
  • Abstract (maximum 250 words).

Please note that if your abstract is accepted you must submit your full paper to the conference by 1st June 2023. The paper will be available to conference delegates only. For further information: or contact the organisers