Welcome to Lancaster’s Intellectual Party/Summer Conference 2017

This two day event runs from the 26th to 27th of June 2017 and is a fantastic opportunity to meet with research students from around the world, discuss your work in a friendly and encouraging environment and engage with some of Lancaster’s renowned academic staff.  The Intellectual Party is more than just another conference – it combines academic challenge with a lot of fun as well!

The programme includes:

  • Dedicated workshops on researching social practice, led by Elizabeth Shove and Katy Mason; health and care led by Norman Crump and Beverley Evans; and urban infrastructures, led by Jochen Monstadt (Utrecht), Elizabeth Shove, Torik Holmes and Melissa Fernandez.
  • The Linguistics and Language Teaching Conference
  • Open sessions
  • Themed panels on: changes in violence and society (Sylvia Walby); living with digital technologies (Joe Deville and Janine Morley); politics and international relations in the 21st century (Mark Lacy); and social futures (Georgia Newmarch and Matthew Pilling).

There will be  a ‘Three Minute Thesis’ competition with a grand prize of £25 up for grabs, as well as great runner up prizes for the most creative, entertaining and intriguing three minute presentations. We have had a lot of applications for this and will be in touch with those selected to compete by 7th May.

There will be a chance to join other Intellectual Party goers in a game of floorball (don’t forget your trainers!), a BBQ dinner and a mass book launch.  The two days will be brought to a close with a spectacular Grand Finale.

The deadlilne forapplying to the intellectual party has now passed, but we’ll be having another intellectual party next year!

What happens next?

We have contacted everyone whose abstract has been accepted. The acceptance letter includes a link that tells you how to register for the conference, and pay.  If you have lost that link just get in touch with us and we’ll send it again.

The closing date for payment and registration is 1st May 2017.

The registration fee for non-Lancaster students is £68 which includes refreshments, BBQ dinner, wine reception and lunches during the two days of the conference. The subsidised fee for all Lancaster students is £25.  Students in the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences can apply here for funding to cover this cost.

We are unable to make any refunds.

When will the programme be published?

We hope to have a draft programme online by 7th May 2017 – just after the closing date for payment and registration.

Who else is coming?

We have around 90 participants from a variety of disciplines across the social sciences, and from many countries including Algeria, Australia, Austria, Colombia, Denmark, France, Germany, Indonesia, Malaysia, Mauritius, the Netherlands, Pakistan, Spain, Sweden, Taiwan and the UK.

What happens next?

We have contacted everyone whose abstract has been accepted. The acceptance letter includes a link that tells you how to register for the conference, and pay.  If you have lost that link just get in touch with us and we’ll send it again.

The closing date for payment and registration is 1st May 2017.

The registration fee for non-Lancaster students is £68 which includes refreshments, BBQ dinner, wine reception and lunches during the two days of the conference. The subsidised fee for all Lancaster students is £25.  Students in the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences can apply here for funding to cover this cost.

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The Intellectual Party Organising Committee would like to thank the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences/Research Training Programme for their support.

If you have any questions, please contact us intellectualparty@lancaster.ac.uk

The Intellectual Party Organising Committee