Conference: The place I call research: localizing sociological inquiry
|Starts:||15 Jun 2018|
|Ends:||15 Jun 2018|
|What is it:||Conferences|
|Organiser:||School of Social Sciences|
|Who is it for:||University staff, Adults, Alumni, Current University students, General public, Post 16|
The practicalities of selecting and navigating particular contexts remain difficult despite the recent focus across the social sciences on situating one’s research. The reconfiguring of local spaces to sites of research is particularly relevant now, as the internet and new media blur previously taken-for-granted boundaries and processes of localisation.
This conference seeks to engage researchers across the social sciences and humanities to discuss the role of spaces and places in their work within the larger context of the ‘spatial turn’. In particular, we are interested in discussing the ways in which methodologies are contextualised to tackle both new spaces and ‘old’ spaces in the flux of change. However, we are also attentive to the interaction between researchers and the larger community regarding those spaces: from public policy development that is contextually bound to the impact of business models in the alteration of spaces and creation of places.
The conference will take place at the University of Manchester on 15 June 2018. It is an all-day event which will feature both academic papers and public events including a round table with community members, a public screening, and an exhibition. Attendance is free.
Submission deadline: 26 March 2018
Acceptance notification: 16 April 2018
Registration: 1 May 2018
Conference: 15 June 2018
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