Humanities and Social Sciences of Maltepe University takes pride in inviting undergraduate and graduate students to send their abstracts for the 8th International Student Congress with the name of Maltepe University International Student Congress On Humanities And Social Sciences (HUMSOS)” to be held at Maltepe University.

Since 2013, Maltepe University International Student Congress (MUISC) has hosted students from all around the world giving them the opportunity to express and exchange research interests and ideas on a variety of important issues in their respective fields of study.

The main theme of the Congress will be “Adaptation to Pandemic and the New Future.” We welcome submissions of BA/MA and Ph.D. students for individual papers (up to 2 papers), media practice contributions (audio / video) and posters that should be addressing, but not limited to, the following topics:



  • New normal in the Global Pandemic Process
  • Pandemic and Business Environment
  • Pandemic and Digitalization
  • Pandemic and International Relations
  • Pandemic in Logistics, Supply Chain Management and Transportation
  • Pandemic and Unemployment
  • Pandemic and Economic Empowerment
  • Pandemic and E-Business
  • Pandemic and Global Inequality
  • Pandemic and Migration
  • Pandemic and Civil Society
  • Pandemic and Law
  • Adaptation to the New Normal in Communications (seamlessness of communication, ongoing dialogue through new channels etc.)
  • Collaborative Thinking in the new Ecosystem
  • Media Coverage (e.g. fake news) during Covid-19 Pandemic
  • Agenda Setting during Covid-19 Pandemic (Traditional vs. Digital Media)
  • Film Studies in the Age of Covid-19 Pandemic 
  • Adaptation of Marketing Communication Strategy in the Post-Pandemic Period
  • The Importance of Health Communication in the Post-Pandemic Period
  • Changes in Digital Communication during Covid-19 Pandemic

Adaptation & Coping with Pandemic

  • Adaptation (new normal after pandemic, adapting to changes in professional life (at home working), adapting to indoors lifestyle etc. )
  • Gender differences (differences in coping skills)
  • Attitudes and behaviors of people during the pandemic and new normal (attitudes towards authority and group, obedience, accepting without question, decision making process, adherence to health measures, risk perception, risk management etc.)

Changes/transitions in Pandemic:

  • Transitions in social interactions - interpersonal relationships (family relationships, romantic relationships, social relationships)
  • transition in educational practices (the impact of closed schools, transition from face to face to online education)
  • Social habits (daily life, work life, hobbies, habits of using technology, habits of using social media, consumption habits, eating habits, sleeping habits, entertainment habits)
  • Economic and business impacts: loss of revenues, employment/unemployment, loss of market confidence
  • Cultural considerations: (the impact of the cancellation of many national cultural events, the ramifications for all affiliated sporting bodies; the impact of closed museums, cinemas and public events of many kinds on our cultural lives and identities; the impact of cancelled conferences on ongoing academic discourse and knowledge exchange)

Psychosocial Outcomes of Pandemic:

  • Positive psychosocial outcomes in pandemic and in new normal (some reduction in crime rates, discovering yourself, more free time, to practice better hygiene, to use better technology) & negative psychosocial outcomes (anxiety, depression, fear of death, loneliness, substance use, health anxiety, fear of infection, burnout OCD etc.)
  • Increasing violence (violence against women, violence against children, domestic violence, psychological violence, social media violence etc.)
  • People's psychological problems, mental changes and coping processes in pandemic processes and in new normal. (anxiety, depression, fear of death, loneliness, substance use, OCD etc.)
  • Philosophy and pandemic process: (epistemology, moral philosophy, ontology, philosophy of science, philosophy of art etc.)
  • Psychological Counselling and Psychological Services in Education During Pandemic
  • Distance Learning
  • Technology Use During Pandemic
  • Adult Learning During Pandemic
  • Early Childhood Education During Pandemic
  • Philosophical Dimensions of Education
  • Special Education During Pandemic
  • Multicultural Education
  • Parental Involvement in Education During Pandemic
  • Comparative Education
  • New Approaches to Assessment and Evaluation in Distance Learning
  • Digital Learning
  • Online Counselling
  • Education Management During Pandemic
  • STEM (Science-Technology-Engineering-Math) Education
  • Teaching Turkish as a Foreign Language
  • Child Rights During Pandemic
  • Vocational Guidance and Career Counseling

The Impact of COVID-19 Pandemic on :          

  • Contract Law
  • Public Law
  • Civil Law
  • Investment Law
  • Arbitration Law
  • Labour Law
  • Health Law
  • Private International Law
  • Intellectual Property
  • Immigration
  • Tax Law        
  • Criminal Law
  • Insurance Law
  • Family Law
  • Human Rights
  • Commercial Law

Submissions are accepted from Undergraduate or Graduate students from all Human & Social Sciences. Abstracts must be submitted via e-mail to [email protected] and should contain a clear outline of the argument, theoretical framework, methodology and results.



Call for Paper

 January 10, 2021

Abstract Submission Deadline

 May 10, 2021

Notice of Acceptance/Rejection  

 May 20, 2021


June 02-04, 2021




Participants will be joining fellow students from Turkey and around the world to debate the different issues in the context of “ADAPTATION TO PANDEMIC AND THE NEW FUTURE” in a conference organized for students by students, with the support of Maltepe University’s Faculty of Business and Management Sciences, Faculty of Communication, Faculty of Education, Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences and Faculty of Law staff.

Abstract Guidelines

The text of the abstracts should be submitted in English ONLY, in a separate Word document in the following format: max. 250 words, 1.5 line spaced Arial (Plain) 11-point font (except for title which should be 14-point font), A4 size page formatting, with the page margins of 2.5 cm from the left, top and bottom and 2 cm from the right.

 Your abstract should include:

1- an introductory statement that outlines the background and significance of the study

2- a brief description of the basic theory/perspective and methodology

3- a clear indication of the major analysis and interpretation

4- a concluding statement

- Abstracts should include title of paper, full name(s) of author(s), institutional affiliation, 250-word abstract, which best describes the subject of your submission and e-mail address(es).


Paper Guidelines

- Papers should not have been presented, published or accepted to be published elsewhere.

- Papers should be written in English and sent in MS Word-(doc/docx) format. PDF format is not accepted.

- Paper should not be more than 10 pages, including tables, charts, appendixes and references.

- Papers should be typed 1.5-spaced on one side of a standard A4 paper with Times New Roman 12 font, left margin 2,5 cm, bottom-top margin 3 cm and right margin 2,5cm.

- All presentations including powerpoint should not exceed 15 minutes.

All abstracts will be published in Student Congress Booklet of ADAPTATION TO PANDEMIC AND THE NEW FUTURE” before the congress is held.