Undisciplining: Conversations at the Edges

Undisciplining: Conversations at the Edges
The BALTIC, Gateshead, UK; 19-21st June 2018

Call for Participation 

In 2018 The Sociological Review will be hosting our largest conference to date! This is a long-overdue celebration of our renewed commitment to fostering collaborations and dialogues that shape the nature and scope of the sociological, to making the sociological matter. Undisciplining seeks to challenge the presumed mainstream of sociological thought, its geographical assumptions and disciplinary hierarchies. It builds on The Sociological Review’s rich history and future ambitions to bring the conversations at the edges into the centre, to unsettle comfortable and convenient understandings of the social world, and to recognise that the potential of sociological thought and understanding exists through debates that extend beyond disciplines and the university.

Confirmed Speakers

Professor Amita Baviskar (Delhi University), Dr Michaela Benson (Goldsmiths, University of London), Professor Ben Carrington (University of Southern California), Dr Ayona Datta (Kings College London), Professor Rosalind Edwards (University of Southampton), Professor Val Gillies (University of Westminster), Dr Nicola Horsley (Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences), Dr Meritxell Ramirez-i-Ollé (University of Keele), Dr Deana Jovanovic (Keele University), Professor Alice Larkin (Manchester University), Professor Joanna Latimer (University of York), Professor Jenna Loyd (University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee), Professor Anoop Nayak (Newcastle University), Professor Rachel Pain (Newcastle University), Professor Virgílio Borges Pereira (Faculdade de Letras da Universidade do Porto), Dr João Pedro Luís Queirós (Faculdade de Letras da Universidade do Porto), Dr Ruth Raynor (Newcastle University), Professor Jenny Reardon (University of California, Santa Cruz), Dr Anamik Saha (Goldsmiths University), Professor Bev Skeggs (LSE), Dr Tom Slater (University of Edinburgh), Professor Mark Tewdwr-Jones (Newcastle University), Professor Imogen Tyler (Lancaster University), Professor Satnam Virdee (University of Glasgow)

Sociological Walks

Professor Maggie O’Neill (University of York), Dr Stephen Crossley (Northumbria University), Professor Roger Burrows (Newcastle University), Professor Stephen Graham (Newcastle University).

Our keynotes will be given by

Professor Jenny Reardon (University of California, Santa Cruz)
Dr Ayona Datta (Kings College London)

The conference will include our Annual Lecture 2018:

Professor Satnam Virdee (University of Glasgow)
Unthinking Sociology and Overcoming its History Deficit 

We are working hard to develop a lively programme of events. Rather than a classic conference format, we want to encourage different ways of participating, of communicating ideas and research, and providing space for critical and engaged dialogue.

You can also listen to our Managing Editor, Michaela Benson, introducing our forthcoming conference and explaining the motivations behind the conference here

If you would like to take part, read on!

Take part

We invite submissions from social scientists at all stages in their academic careers, as well as from sociologically-inclined publics. We encourage submissions across a range of formats including film, workshops, performances, and posters. And if you have an idea that does not seem to fit to any of these formats, get in touch (events@thesociologicalreview.com) to discuss it with a member of the organising committee. Please note that we will only be considering applications submitted through the designated online form.

Deadline: 27th November, 2017 at 17.00 GMT

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