Intellectual Party 2020

Lancaster University’s postgraduate social science community would like to invite PhD students to an Intellectual Party/Summer Conference, 8-9th July 2020. 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!

All participants submit an abstract and give a twenty-minute presentation on their topic of choice, with time for feedback and questions. You can apply to present research on any topic in an open session or in one of the seven themed sessions involving members of staff from across the social sciences at Lancaster University. This year’s themes are:

  • Things DIGITAL – any aspect of the digital world
  • Things POLICY – any aspect of policy, governance, political process and law
  • Things MEDIA – any aspect of media studies, creative industries and communication
  • SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY of all kinds – any aspect of science and technology related studies plus specific STS work
  • ENVIRONMENTAL of all kinds – any aspect of environment, nature, sustainability
  • PRACTICES of all kinds – covers all aspects of social practice
  • HEALTH AND CARE of all kinds – any aspect of health and care
  • OPEN SESSIONS – you can submit an abstract on absolutely any topic and we will schedule similar work in a number of open sessions

There will be a ‘Three Minute Thesis’ competition with prizes for entrants who present their thesis or dissertation in the most convincing, interesting and effective way possible in just three minutes.

There is a programme of Academic Life Workshops (on Intellectual Identity, Getting an Academic Job, Pieces of a PhD and Submitting a Paper); a game of floorball (don’t forget your trainers); as well as a mass book launch and a spectacular Grand Finale.

To take part you will need to submit a 250 words abstract by the 5th April 2020. Follow this link.

The registration fee for non-Lancaster students is £68 (with a subsidized fee of £25 for Lancaster students) which includes refreshments, lunches during the two days of the conference and a BBQ dinner on the first day. Come along and bring your friends!

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