Tuesday, 14 February 2017

Traversing Boundaries: Interdisciplinary Social Research - Call for Papers


The Treehouse, Berrick Saul Building, The University of York

25 May 2017, 9:15am – 5:30pm


Keynote speakers: 
Dr Mark Coté, Kings College London

Professor Felicity Callard, Durham University
Dr Des Fitzgerald, Cardiff University

Deadline for abstracts: 31st March 2017


We are pleased to announce our conference for postgraduate students and researchers interested in Interdisciplinary Social Research. There is increasing interest in interdisciplinary research within the Social Sciences due to its ability to create impactful new knowledge and insights. But, what does this mean in practice? 


What kinds of interdisciplinary research are taking place?
How can we use theoretical approaches across disciplines?
What methodologies are employed?
How are methods implemented in or adapted for interdisciplinary research?

What impact can be made?
What are the challenges?
Who sets the research agenda?

We welcome abstracts for 20-minute paper presentations from postgraduate students within the following areas:  


Interdisciplinary research between the social sciences
Including work across disciplines such as sociology, politics, criminology, social policy, health sciences, economics, social psychology, STS, gender studies, law, management, business

Interdisciplinary research beyond the social sciences
Including research between the social sciences and arts, humanities and/or the natural sciences

Interdisciplinary social research beyond academia
Including research that may be funded by or in partnership with non-academic organisations such as NGOs, public services and commercial partners/sponsors

To register, follow this link: http://store.york.ac.uk/product-catalogue/sociology/postgraduate-conference-2017 


Please submit an abstract of no more than 300 words and a 100-word biography to isr-conference@york.ac.uk by 31st March 2017.

Applicants will be notified of our decision by 14th April.

More information about conference registration and attendance will be released in April 2017.

Further questions can be sent to: isr-conference@york.ac.uk.

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