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Traversing Boundaries: Interdisciplinary Social Research

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The conference will take place on the 25 May 2017, 9:15am – 5:30pm, at the Treehouse, Berrick Saul Building, University of York, YO10 5DD. Tickets cost £5. Please be aware that we are unable to offer a refund for your ticket. Accepted speakers will not have to pay the registration fee, so anyone who has submitted an abstract should wait to hear back from the organising team.



Detailed Description

We are pleased to announce our conference for postgraduate students and researchers interested in Interdisciplinary Social Research. There is increasing interest in interdisciplinary research within the Social Sciences due to its ability to create impactful new knowledge and insights. But, what does this mean in practice? Our conference aims to acknowledge and incorporate the contributions from sociologists working with disciplines beyond the social sciences, considering the impact that social research can have on the natural sciences, arts and humanities, and with industry and corporate partners.


Keynote Speakers
Dr Mark Coté, Kings College London
Professor Felicity Callard, Durham University
Dr Des Fitzgerald, Cardiff University

The conference aims to cover the following themes:

Interdisciplinary research between the social sciences
Including work across disciplines such as sociology, politics, criminology, social policy, health sciences, economics, social psychology, STS, gender studies, law, management, business

Interdisciplinary research beyond the social sciences
Including research between the social sciences and arts, humanities and/or the natural sciences

Interdisciplinary social research beyond academia
Including research that may be funded by or in partnership with non-academic organisations such as NGOs, public services and commercial partners/sponsors

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