An invitation 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!

Students from Lancaster University’s Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences would like to invite other PhDs/MAs to an Intellectual Party/Summer Conference incorporating:

  • 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); religion and society (Mark Lacy) and social futures (Georgia Newmarch and Matthew Pilling).

In 2017 we will be holding 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. If you think you would like try out a novel and fun way of communicating your research be sure to register your interest when you submit your abstract: we will then email you further details.

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.

To apply to take part in any aspect of the Intellectual Party you need to submit a 250 word abstract of your research/presentation by the deadline of 8th April 2017. Click here to submit your abstract.

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.

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

Places are only available to those students whose abstracts are accepted.

If you have any questions, please contact us

The Intellectual Party Organising Committee