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Registration now OPEN! 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

We would like to invite you to the annual PGR conference at the Department of Sociological Studies, The University of Sheffield.

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 year’s conference theme is “Researching Society; New Horizons”. This one-day conference invites all researchers with an interest in the workings of twenty-first century society. There will be a range of talks from postgraduate students. Talks will be arranged into seven streams across the day, including;

  • Changing Family Relationships and Structures
  • Digital Society
  • Health and Illness
  • Rising Social Inequalities
  • Globalisation and Migration
  • Innovative Research Methods and Approaches
  • Caring and Care Practices

We are delighted to announce that Professorial Research Fellow and public health specialist Sarah Salway will be our keynote speaker.

There will also be a roundtable discussion with PhD students and researchers from the department which will focus on ‘doing sensitive research’.

The conference is free to attend. Refreshments and lunch will be provided. Places are limited.

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Enquiry details

If you have any questions please contact pgr-conf.scs@sheffield.ac.uk