2022 Annual Conference, Melbourne

Each year the Australian Society for Quantitative Political Science holds an annual conference to address the latest scholarship in quantitative political science. The 10th Annual Conference will be hosted by the Institute for Humanities & Social Sciences, Australian Catholic University, Melbourne, 12-13 December, 2022.

This will be an in-person conference, with proceedings held at the Institute for Humanities & Social Sciences’ facilities in the Fitzroy neighbourhood near the Melbourne CBD.


Melbourne is the capital of the southeastern Australian state of Victoria. The city is home to many of the best-known cultural institutions in the nation, including the National Gallery of Victoria and  Royal Exhibition Building. It has been recognised as a UNESCO City of Literature and a global centre for street art, live music and theatre. Its laneways, restaurants and coffee are icons, and it is only a short trip to the famous Yarra Valley wineries.

Keynote Speakers

Professor Anna Harvey is the President and CEO of the Social Science Research Council and Professor of Politics at New York University. At NYU, Professor Harvey is also an Affiliated Professor of Data Science and Law and the Director of the Public Safety Lab.

Graeme Blair is an Associate Professor of Political Science at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). Blair uses experiments and field research to study the causes and consequences of violence in developing countries – and what we can do about them. His book Research Design: Declaration, Diagnosis, Redesign is forthcoming at Princeton University Press.

About the Institute for Humanities & Social Sciences

The recently established Institute for Humanities and Social Sciences (IHSS) is designed to further ACU’s continued development across the disciplines of Political Science, Sociology, History, and Literature. IHSS is located in the vibrant Fitzroy area of Melbourne, convenient to the city’s cultural attractions and transport hubs.

ACU is a young but rapidly growing, publicly funded university with a special focus on the humanities and social sciences. In the 2019 Times Higher Education World University Rankings, ACU rose to the 401-500 band, and specifically to the 201-250 band in Arts and Humanities. In the CWTS Leiden Ranking 2020, ACU was ranked first among Australian universities for research quality in the Humanities and Social Sciences.


Call for papers and panels

Call for papers: The submission deadline was 15 August 2022.

Call for panels: The submission deadline was 15 August 2022.


A small fee will be charged to all attendees employed full time continuing (not fixed-term) in academia as a Lecturer or above. The fee schedule for the 2022 conference is:

    Lecturer (Australian Level B, similar to US Assistant Professor): $45

    Senior Lecturer (Australian Level C, similar to US Assistant Professor): $45

    Associate Professor: $90

    Professor: $90

Please note: A 30% discount is available to all members of the The Society for Political Methodology. To join visit their website.


A discounted rate is available at Oaks Melbourne On Lonsdale Suites using the discount code ASQPS.

You can use this link to go to the hotel’s website with the correct dates pre-filled and discount already applied. Otherwise, use the following steps to book your accomodation.

  1. Go to the hotel website (https://www.oakshotels.com/)
  2. Select HOTEL (Oaks Melbourne on Lonsdale)
  3. Select Travel Dates
  4. Enter “Booking code” – ASQPS
  5. Select room type & rates
  6. Follow the prompts to book

Hotel booking conditions:

  • Must be booked via our Oaks Hotels website ONLY. Not available by phone or any 3rd party websites.
  • Discount is only valid for new bookings only (unable to make a booking using alternative method and then apply code)
  • All rooms are subject to availability at time of booking
  • Bookings must be made using the above code in order to receive discounted rates
  • Particular booking T&Cs will be as per “rate plan booked”


Please contact Paul Kenny for other conference-related questions.

The 2022 ASQPS annual conference is hosted by
Institute for Humanities & Social Sciences, Australian Catholic University.


The ASQPS and the 2022 conference are also supported by the Australian National University, the University of Melbourne, the University of Sydney, and the Society for Political Methodology.

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