Taking ‘Turns’: Material, Affective and Sensory ‘Turns’ in the Academy
|Starts:||10:00 3 Jul 2014|
|Ends:||16:30 3 Jul 2014|
|What is it:||Conferences|
|Organiser:||School of Social Sciences|
|Speaker:||Margaret Wetherell (University of Auckland) – Affective Turn, David Howes (Concordia University) – Sensory Turn, Tim Dant (Lancaster University) – Material Turn|
Free one-day regional networking event for researchers in the Social Sciences and Humanities Sponsored by the British Academy and hosted by Sociology at the University of Manchester.
Recent ‘turns’ have raised important issues for academic research across the Arts and Social Sciences, with implications for concepts, methodologies and theories. This event will provide an opportunity for researchers to reflect on the potential and challenges of recent ‘turns’ in academic scholarship and the relationships between them. The topic of ‘turns’ is cross-disciplinary in relevance, as are the ‘turns’ that will be addressed: material, affective, sensory. There will be a key presentation on each of the 3 ‘turns’ by a leading researcher in each field. The event concludes with a round table on the possibilities afforded by recent ‘turns’ for interdisciplinary research.
The booking form is on the right hand side of the page, under 'Further reading'.
Margaret Wetherell (University of Auckland) – Affective Turn
David Howes (Concordia University) – Sensory Turn
Tim Dant (Lancaster University) – Material Turn
Travel and Contact Information
Manchester Art Gallery