Intellectual Party 2022

Lancaster University’s postgraduate social science community would like to invite PhD and MA students to a digital Intellectual Party/Summer Conference 11th to 13th July 2022 from 1.00-6.00 pm each day. You can find a DRAFT programme here.

The extended deadline for applications is 15th April 2022

This event is a brilliant opportunity to meet research students from around the world, to present your work in a friendly and encouraging environment, and to engage with some of Lancaster’s fantastic academic staff.

We are determined to maintain the informal and friendly atmosphere that is a hallmark of this event and at the end of the three half days you will have met pretty well all the Intellectual Party participants, you will have talked about your own research in a variety of different settings, you will have had the chance to learn about different aspects of academic life and you will have been part of a spectacular ‘grand finale’.

When you apply you can ask to join one of the following themed sessions

Things DIGITAL – any aspect of the digital world
Things POLICY – any aspect of policy, governance, political process and law
SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY– any aspect of research on science and technology
PRACTICES of all kinds – organizational, health/care-related, environmental, anything.
OPEN SESSIONS – you can discuss absolutely any topic you want.

There will be a three-minute thesis competition with prizes for those who present the most convincing, interesting and effective 3 minute video of some aspect of their research. Entrants will be selected on the basis of their project description. If you want to enter, you need to let us know on the application form.

The fee of £45 covers the costs of organizing and running the Intellectual Party, producing the book of abstracts, and the grand finale.

If you want to take part in this event you need to submit 250 words outlining your project by 15th April 2022. Link to submit your project description.

The number of places is limited and applicants will be selected on the basis of these descriptions.

Those who are invited to join the party will have to provide additional materials by 9th May 2022. These include a one slide ‘poster’representing their PhD or of some part of it (no more than 500KB, landscape format); a photograph of an object (no more than 500KB, landscape format) that relates to the PhD in one way or another, the title of one text that has really inspired you, and some other more random information.

Looking forward to ‘seeing’ you at this event.

On behalf of the organising committee.

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