Intellectual Party | Summer Conference 2016

Welcome to the Intellectual Party/Summer Conference 2016. This years programme can be found HERE.

Register to attend here.

Lancaster University’s social science research students would like to welcome other PhD students to an Intellectual Party/Summer Conference on the 27th and 28th of June 2016, followed by an expedition to the Lake District on 29th June 2016.

This event is a brilliant opportunity to meet and collaborate with research students from around the world, to present your work in a friendly and encouraging environment, and to meet 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!

Themed sessions:

Infrastructures and cities: Simon Guy (Dean of FASS) and Carlos Lopez-Galviz (LICA)

Materials and objects in motion, at rest and in use: Mette Kragh Furbo (DEMAND) and Monika Buscher (Sociology)

Politics in a global world: Mark Lacy (Politics, Philosophy and Religion) and Clare Hardaker (Linguistics)

Representing and studying gender: Sylvia Walby (Sociology) and Veronika Koller (Linguistics)

Social futures: Nick Dunn (LICA), John Urry, who died suddenly in March 2016, was expecting to be part of the intellectual party.

Social practices: Elizabeth Shove (Sociology) and Katy Mason (Management School)

Visual cultures: Anne Cronin (Sociology) and Lynne Pearce (English and Creative Writing)

In 2016 we will be holding a ‘Three Minute Thesis’ competition with a grand prize of £50 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!) and the two days will be brought to a close with a spectacular Grand Finale. Photographs of previous Intellectual Parties can be found here.

If you think that two days might not be enough, you are welcome to join us on a social scientific expedition to the Lake District on 29th June, which will cost around £25. You can sign up for the excursion when you register for the conference.

The registration fee for non-Lancaster students is £68 which this includes refreshments, dinner and lunches during the two days of the conference. This year, the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences will cover the costs of all Lancaster FASS research students whose abstracts are accepted. If you have any questions, please contact us
Come along and bring your friends!

We are looking forward to seeing you in Lancaster this summer.

The Social Science Intellectual Party Organising Committee

We are very grateful to the North West Doctoral Training Centre for supporting this event.