Volume 8

Academic Travel: Past, Present and Future

Volume editors:

Fabio Ferrari, Franklin University Switzerland
Kate Roy, Franklin University Switzerland

Call for Papers:

intervalla: platform for intellectual exchange is a transdisciplinary, open-access academic journal that provides a forum for scholars from all fields to test and circulate thoughts on contemporary human experience. Each issue is dedicated to a particular topic and examines intersections or conjunctions of areas that often remain buried in more discipline-specific approaches. intervalla seeks contributions that forge connections between disciplines, and welcomes ideas that push established boundaries.

The journal is peer reviewed and published annually. Each volume focuses on a particular theme and is edited by volume editors.

Volume 8, tentatively titled “Academic Travel: Past, Present, and Future” welcomes papers from colleagues who have led Academic Travel courses at Franklin University Switzerland. The volume coincides with the institution’s 50th anniversary and celebrates what many consider to be one of the most unique aspects of an FUS education. But what exactly distinguishes this fieldwork experience from other “on the road” or study abroad courses? To answer this fundamental question, the editors seek a variety of theoretical perspectives, disciplinary perspectives and diverse geographies in terms of travel destinations. Papers might consider the current impact of pandemic-related travel restrictions, questions of travel, privilege, and social justice, ways in which Academic Travel can be conducted sustainably, intersections between travel and digital cultures, between experiential learning and disciplinary learning goals. Contributors are encouraged to underline how their research area informs the particular nature of their academic traveI at the level of content and design. Ideally, we hope to include papers that themselves aid the volume in traveling across both space and time by including reflections from emeriti or retired professors who may choose to write about the topic from a first-hand historical perspective.

For an initial inquiry, please send an abstract of no more than 300 words by February 28, 2021. Final submissions should be approximately 4,500 words, including endnotes, and must be submitted by May 28, 2021. References should be prepared in the common style of your discipline(s). We also accept illustrated submissions that are cross-disciplinary and transcend media boundaries. All time periods and geographical locations are considered. Normally we accept submissions in English but we are willing to discuss submissions in other languages. Please submit your final articles in a Microsoft Word document. For illustrated submissions we stress authors’ responsibility in both providing the images and securing permissions to reproduce them.

For all inquiries and submissions, please contact Dr. Fabio Ferrari: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

Volume 9

Reconnecting the Dots … The Impact of Covid-19 on Displaced Students in Higher Education Systems

Volume editor:

Johanna Fassl, Franklin University Switzerland

Call for Papers:

Deadline for abstracts (ca. 300 words): April 21, 2021
Deadline for papers (ca. 3500-4500 words): July 1, 2021

intervalla: platform for intellectual exchange is a transdisciplinary, open-access academic journal that provides a forum for scholars from all fields to test and circulate thoughts on contemporary human experience. Each issue is dedicated to a particular topic and examines intersections or conjunctions of areas that often remain buried in more discipline-specific approaches. intervalla seeks contributions that forge connections between disciplines, and welcomes ideas that push established boundaries.

The ninth volume of Franklin University Switzerland’s online publication intervalla: platform of intellectual exchange (https://www.fus.edu/intervalla), with the working title of “Reconnecting the Dots … The Impact of Covid-19 on Displaced Students in Higher Education Systems,” investigates how the pandemic changed degree and attending programs for refugees in higher education systems. In 2017 Franklin’s Scholarships Without Borders program (https://www.fus.edu/academics/undergraduate-programs/swb) hosted a two-day international workshop that focused on “challenges and best practices” to arrive at models of how to effectively integrate refugee students into universities and academic landscapes operating in Switzerland, Germany, and Austria. The 2021 volume of intervalla seeks contributions that address how the Covid-19 pandemic has impacted university education, finances, language barriers, integration, academic and personal support structures, migration politics, intercultural exchanges, and the general perception of refugee students. With the world facing an unprecedented global health crisis, have the opportunities for displaced students to complete their university education vanished or has the crisis stimulated “outside-the-box” thinking that created new opportunities? How has the pandemic affected immigration and scholarship policies? What hidden issues has the pandemic brought to light and how are they being addressed? What opportunities does the move to online education open in general for displaced students and scholars? What are the setbacks? Did practices of intercultural exchange vanish and/or did new forms of dialogue emerge?

We are seeking articles, reflections, and reports that answer these questions to provide institutions all over the world with ideas on how to integrate displaced students into their higher education systems. Please submit a 300-word abstract that outlines your contribution by April 1st. Final submissions should be about 3500-4500 words (no more than 8,000 words) including endnotes, and should be submitted by July 1, 2021. Please prepare references in the common style of your discipline(s). We also accept illustrated submissions that are cross-disciplinary and transcend media boundaries. All geographical locations are considered. Normally we accept submissions in English but are willing to also publish in German, French, and Italian. Please submit your final articles in a WORD document. For illustrated submissions we stress authors’ responsibility in both providing the images and securing permissions to reproduce them.

For all inquiries and submissions, please contact Dr. Johanna Fassl: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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