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!

If you are arriving on the Sunday night, please  join us in the Waterwitch Pub, any time after 7.30pm..

Please find a copy of the Programme  and Book of Abstracts here.

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); and politics and international relations in the 21st century (Mark Lacy).

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.

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 – in which staff compete for the coveted Intellectual party trophy.

Who else is coming?

We have around 70 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.




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


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

The Intellectual Party Organising Committee