Knowledge beyond boundaries

An interdisciplinary student research conference

Share work you’ve completed as part of your degree programme, try out new ideas in front of a diverse audience, or collaborate with other students to investigate a research question together

2024 call for papers coming soon

We will shortly be opening the call for papers to present your work at our 2024 student conference as part of the LSE Festival.

This year's theme is: Power and Politics.

You can share work you’ve completed as part of your degree programme, try out new ideas in front of a diverse audience, or collaborate with other students to investigate a research question together. Here, research means any scholarly work – it may be informative, critical, or creative. Works in progress are very much encouraged – the conference will be an opportunity to gather useful feedback as you develop your project further.

We're looking for abstracts, no longer than 250 word, to present a paper, poster, creative show and tell, or performance, either as an individual or part of a collaboration.

All LSE undergraduates, taught master’s students, and recent alumni are invited to submit their work.

More information is coming soon - watch this space!

If you have any questions, get in touch via our inquiry form.

About last year's conference

The third annual Knowledge Beyond Boundaries interdisciplinary student research conference took place on Wednesday 14 June 2023 as part of the LSE Festival 2023: People and Change.

Over 100 student and alumni presenters from a wide range of LSE departments and our partner CIVICA universities across Europe showcased their research throughout the day, including in two flash talk poster sessions.

These interdisciplinary sessions featured academic research posters from across the social sciences, and participants delivered short talks before engaging in interactive discussions with attendees about their research findings.

This poster gallery gives you the chance to explore the insights from these fascinating research projects in more detail, and to check out the posters if you weren’t able to attend this year’s conference.

To watch recordings of other panels at the 2023 conference, visit our YouTube playlist.

The full 2023 conference programme is also available to view online here.