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Call for Papers – Traversing Boundaries: Interdisciplinary Social Research

Date - Thursday, 25th May 2017 (9:30 am - 4:00 pm)


The Treehouse, Berrick Saul Building, The University of York

Keynote Speakers: Dr Mark Coté, Kings College London Professor Felicity Callard, Durham University Dr Des Fitzgerald, Cardiff University

We are pleased to announce our conference for postgraduate students and researchers interested in Interdisciplinary Social Research. There is increasing interest in interdisciplinary research within the Social Sciences due to its ability to create impactful new knowledge and insights. But, what does this mean in practice?

What kinds of interdisciplinary research are taking place?

How can we use theoretical approaches across disciplines?

What methodologies are employed?

How are methods implemented in or adapted for interdisciplinary research?

What impact can be made?

What are the challenges?

Who sets the research agenda?

We welcome abstracts for 20-minute paper presentations from postgraduate students within the following areas:

Interdisciplinary research between the social sciences
Including work across disciplines such as sociology, politics, criminology, social policy, health sciences, economics, social psychology, STS, gender studies, law, management, business

Interdisciplinary research beyond the social sciences
Including research between the social sciences and arts, humanities and/or the natural sciences

Interdisciplinary social research beyond academia
Including research that may be funded by or in partnership with non-academic organisations such as NGOs, public services and commercial partners/sponsors

Please submit an abstract of no more than 300 words and a 100-word biography to isr-conference@york.ac.uk by 31 March 2017.

Applicants will be notified of our decision by 14 April.

Registration to attend the conference is £5 and can be purchased HERE

ISR Call for Papers