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**Call for abstracts**: Sheffield Department of Sociological Studies PGR Conference

Date - Wednesday, 13th June 2018 (9:30 am - 4:00 pm)

Researching Society: New Horizons

Date & Time: Wednesday 13th June 2018, 9.30am – 4.00pm

Venue: Department of Sociological Studies, University of Sheffield, Elmfield, Northumberland Road, S10 2TU

Contemporary society offers new opportunities and challenges for social scientists. From accelerated processes of globalisation, to the proliferation of the digital, to the vote for Brexit and Trump, society is in continuous flux. Nevertheless, many aspects of our lives remain constant with social scientists utilising innovative methods to gain new insights in these areas. It is by undertaking research in the contemporary world that we can help create new research horizons.

This one-day conference invites all researchers with an interest in the workings of twenty-first century society. Abstracts on the following themes are especially welcome:

  • Globalisation and migration
  • Digital society
  • Rising social inequalities
  • Ageing society
  • Health and illness
  • Changing family relationships and structures
  • Shifting understandings of gender
  • Using innovative research methods
  • Sociological theory
  • Creating social policy for the twenty-first century

The organising committee welcomes submissions of abstracts from postgraduate students within this theme. Presentations will be 15 minutes with 5 minutes following for Q&A. Abstracts should be no longer than 250 words. Please submit your abstracts to the following: pgr-conf.scs@sheffield.ac.uk

Submission of abstract deadline: 2nd March 2018 at 5pm
Application outcome: 20th April 2018

The conference is free to attend. Refreshments and lunch will be provided. Places are limited. More information about conference attendance will be released in April 2018.

Deadline: Friday 2nd March 2018, 5pm