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Methodological Issues in Intergenerational Research

Date - Thursday, 9th February 2017 (11:00 am - 4:00 pm)

School of Geography, University of Leeds

Organised by the AHRC-funded project INTERSECTION (Intergenerational Justice and Sustainability in Comparative Perspective), a multidisciplinary collaboration between the Universities of Sheffield and Leeds

There has been a substantial recent increase in interest in issues of intergenerationality within geography as well as a range of other disciplines in the social sciences and humanities.  This one-day event focuses on innovative methodological approaches to researching intergenerational relationships (including both familial and extra-familial relationships).  Key themes to be explored by the invited speakers include:

  • Uses of intergenerational theatre and other ‘creative’ approaches to intergenerational research
  • New approaches to researching questions of intergenerational justice
  • Participatory approaches to fostering intergenerational solidarity and engagement in relation to issues of sustainability
  • Using qualitative secondary analysis for intergenerational research
  • Intergenerational research with refugee families
  • The ethical dilemmas of intergenerational research

Speakers will draw on examples from a range of contexts internationally, including the UK, Ireland, China, Uganda, the Philippines, and beyond.

The event is designed to be a relatively small one (35 participants maximum, including the invited speakers) to promote interaction and discussion, so space is limited.

Participants include:

Members of the INTERSECTION team (Gill Valentine, Robert Vanderbeck, Jane Plastow, Kristina Diprose, Chen Liu, Katie McQuaid)

Ruth Evans, University of Reading

Caleb Johnston, University of Newcastle

Gina Porter, University of Durham

Michael Richardson, University of Newcastle

Anna Tarrant, University of Lincoln

Registration: £15 (£7 students and unwaged)

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