Many academics, in different countries and contexts, are developing practice theory or conducting practice theoretically informed research.  At present, there is no network through which PhD students and early career researchers can connect to expand their understanding of practice theory, to exchange ideas and to learn from others who share interests in these topics.  The Practice Theory Consortium will facilitate and foster these connections.

The Map

The Consortium Crew is establishing a map of people working in this field. You can find the  latest version of the map here. If you want to add yourself to the map, you can do so by filling in this form. The map is periodically updated, so your details won’t appear right away. We are visiting people on the map as part of a virtual world tour of practice theory enthusiasts

The Gathering

An invitation to join the Practice Theory Gathering 2023

Online, 16th November 2023, 6 PM – 12 PM CET and
17th November 2023, 7 PM – 10.15 PM CET

Hosted by the Practice Theory Consortium

The Gathering is designed to foster connections between PhD researchers, early career researchers, and others working with theories of practice across the world and in various disciplines.  You are invited to join us for one or two days of activities:

On the 16th of November the Gathering  will start with four ‘curtain raising’ presentations on what theories of practice have to say about large social phenomena. This will be followed by  group discussions and reading rooms. These sessions will draw on the expertise and experience of:

Thomas Alkemeyer, Silvia Gherardi, Mikko Jalas, Katy Mason, Cecily Maller, Davide Nicolini, Seweryn Rudnicki, Ela Sjølie, Matt Watson and others.

On the 17th of November, and for those who have submitted some writing, sessions will focus on shared works in progress.

Throughout the Gathering there will also be opportunities to meet and chat with fellow practice theory enthusiasts during more casual sessions.

To register to be a part of the 2023 Gathering, please complete this form by the 31st of July 2023.

If you want to submit writing for discussion and comment, please provide a brief (250 word) abstract via the registration form. The writing may relate to your current research project, be a part of your thesis, or be another piece of thought – it is up to you. We will invite longer pieces (no more than 3000 words) based on these abstracts. The deadline for submission of the longer pieces will be the 1st of October 2023.

No fee is required to take part in the event.

The number of participants will be limited and participation will be granted on a ‘first come, first serve’ basis.

If you have any questions, please contact:

Practice Theory Enthusiasts from all over the world – let’s gather!

The Practice Theory Consortium Crew

Link to a pdf of this 2023 invitation


The slack news channel and information from across the consortium

If you want to join the Slack news channel and to get information from across the consortium you should email Ignas Bruder ( who will provide you with a link.

Idea playgrounds

An opportunity to self-organise a discussion of an idea or topic.  To set up a 60 minute discussion of such a topic in a supportive and collegial environment – to be announced on the Slack news channel – send a brief summary/abstract to

Virtual writing dens

These consist of a series of three meetings, one a month, over three months.  They provide a chance for small groups, e.g. 3-4 people to share and discuss their writing. Get in touch with Ignas Bruder ( if you want to set one up.