Monday, 25 February 2019

PRG Annual Conference - CFP: (extended 25 March 2019) Beyond Fluid Identities? New Sensitivities in the 21st Century

PGR Conference
CFP Deadline: (extended) 25 March 2019
Event: Thursday 20 June 2019
Department of Sociology, University of York
Keynote Speaker: Dr Steph Lawler, University of York

‘Identity’ exists as a key question not only in academic research, but also in our social and personal lives. Who we are and how we came to be continues to be challenged and interrogated on individual and global scales. The importance of research in this field endures not only as a site of academic intrigue, but as political, social and personal phenomena.

We welcome abstracts from postgraduate researchers across the social sciences for 15 minute talks which address the conference theme of fluid identities, and how this manifests in light of new sensitivities in the 21st century. This includes, but is not limited to:
  • The construction of the self in the contemporary world
  • New tensions in the construction of identities
  • The sensitive world and identity
  • Identity and power in national crisis
  • Going beyond Identity Politics
  • Gender and sexuality; LGBTQ identities, feminisms and masculinities
  • Social class, poverty and inequality
  • Race, ethnicity and identity
  • Belonging and migration; global and local identities
  • Representations of identity; media, discourse and culture
Please submit abstracts of no more than 250 words to no later than 25 March 2019. Please also include your name, institution and your stage of study. Applicants will be informed of our decision in April 2019.

Further information on registration and attendance will be released in March 2019. There will be a nominal charge of £5.

Any questions can be sent to:

Thursday, 7 February 2019

‌‌The York Dead Good Festival

‌‌10-19 May 2019
Various locations in York

The York Dead Good Festival is a coordinated by the Death and Culture Network (DaCNet) and St Leonards Hospice, York during Dying Awareness week 10-19 May 2019. Lots of free public events will be running during the festival ranging from theatrical performances to will writing to thinking about death in science fiction and pet grief.

When it comes to conversations about death, it always seems too early until it's too late. As a society, we're not particularly good at talking about these things. The festival aims to encourage people to be more open about dying, death and bereavement.

The festival will encourage people to express themselves in different ways, whilst giving advice and support on a number of practical matters. Join us for events throughout York including performances, informative talks, crafts, discussions and more, many of which are free.

Programme to follow 


Narratives of Hope: Science, Theology and Environmental Public Policy (SATSU)

Date and time: Wednesday 10 April 2019, 1pm to 2pm Location: W/306, Wentworth College, Campus West, University of York ( Map ) Audie...