Marking The PSA Annual International Conference 2020

As you are aware, it was with great sadness that we cancelled the PSA Annual International Conference 2020: Re-imagining Politics, which was due to take place in Edinburgh. The University of Edinburgh convening team and the PSA both put an incredible amount of work into what was due to be the biggest conference the PSA has held in recent times.

However, we're keen to work with you to ensure that the learning opportunities this conference would have provided and the enthusiasm of political studies scholars is captured over the coming months. Do let us know your ideas on how we might best share and review research, and network virtually, via

Do continue to keep an eye on this page as we will keep this updated with opportunities as they arise.

In the meantime, we wanted to celebrate how the 2020 event was shaping up with this short visual representation (below). We hope you agree it whets the appetite for what's to come later this year and for our next Annual Conference in Belfast. We won't spoil anything here but the 2021 theme proposal is in and we can't wait to get started! 

The PSA gives a huge thank you to the convening team from the University of Edinburgh :

  • Professor Nicola McEwen
  • Dr Andrea Birdsall
  • Dr Mihaela Mihai
  • Dr Coree Brown Swan
  • The above academic convenors were supported by: Helene Frössling


We would also like to give a big thank you to our keynote speakers:

  • First Minister Nicola Sturgeon
  • Professor Stefano Bartolini
  • Professor Iyiola Solanke



REFUND FAQ's can be seen here.