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

In 2021 and 2022 the Consortium Crew organised World Gatherings of PhD students and early career researchers working on practice theory.  You can find an example of  the full programme here.

Here is a final image of the final capping off ceremony – a fitting ending to a really fantastic event.