CfP: New Voices in Expo Research – ISIE’s 2024 Online Emerging Scholars Symposium

22 March 2024
ISIE invites abstracts for its 2024 online symposium New Voices in Expo Research Submission deadline: 13 December 2023 

The 2024 symposium will bring emerging scholars and established experts together to generate new ideas about the history and legacy of international expositions. We seek to emphasize new and developing strategies for research, curation, and preservation in order to maximize outreach opportunities. We want to facilitate both scholarly and popular understandings of the significance of these global events that serve as mirrors of concurrent (both real and visionary) political, cultural, and technological conditions of the times in which they were held. Our aim is that participants will leave the symposium with both new understandings and insights into the study of expositions as well as stronger connections to the global community of scholars from a vast range of disciplines involved in the study of expositions.

In addition to paper sessions, the symposium will include a roundtable event focused on the Institute, as well as opportunities to informally socialize and network with others sharing related interests. We also invite those interested in the study of world’s fairs to become involved in the future development of ISIE.

We encourage both graduate students and early career scholars interested in presenting their research in a friendly, supportive environment to apply.

Deadline for paper proposals: 19 December 2023.

Notification of acceptance: 26 January 2024.

Presenter registration deadline: 28 February 2024.

To submit a proposal, please send a 250-300 word abstract and a CV to  or . You must be registered for the symposium by 28 Febraury 2024 to be eligible to present at the event.

Registration for the symposium will open on 15 January 2024. 

Presenter registration before 1 March 2024: US$20

Student registration before 21 March 2024: US$25 (submit proof of student status to )

Regular registration before 21 March 2024: US$40

Late Registration after 21 March 2024: US$75

Contact Information

For further information on either the symposium or ISIE in general, please visit Please also feel free to reach out to either of the Symposium Chairs:

James Fortuna, University of St Andrews: 

Constanza Robles, Boston University: 

or ISIE at: