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Sociology Summer Conference and intellectual party

Date: 2 - 3 July 2012 Time: All day

Venue: Bowland North

Lancaster Sociology research students have invited other PhD students to their annual Intellectual Party in the summer of 2012.

The summer conference in 2-3 July is a great opportunity for students to present their work at Lancaster, collaborate with other research students, participate in practical workshops, and have a lot of fun.

The 2012 Intellectual Party offersthe chance to meet other Sociology research students; share your work in a friendly, encouraging environment; meet and engage with some of Lancaster's well-known Sociology professors.

For 2012 the plan is to holda special gallery of ideas about crises, and a spectacular finale. If you want to stay an extra day, you are welcome to join us on a 'sociological expedition' to the Lake District.

Our Intellectual Party is more than just another conference - it combines academic challenge with a lot of fun!

This year we invited people to submit abstracts in relation to a series of themed 'Salons' and more mysterious 'Secret Gardens'.


Adedicated session, chaired and hosted by well known 'Salonnieres'.

Secret Gardens

Abstractswill be on any theme or topic, but in submissions came withfive key words from the list below that bear some relation tothe students research. Secret garden sessions will consist of papers that have key words in common:

Ambiguity, Body, Complexity, Difference, Energy, Fear, Globalitis (meaning references to globalisation, the global, etc.), Heritage, Income, Justice, Knitting or networks, Love, Myth, Nomadic, Organic, Power, Qualitative/quantitative, Risk, Structure, Time, Un- (as in unnatural, unpleasant, unlikely etc.), Virus, Work, Xperience (deliberately mis-spelt), Yellow, Zone.

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Who can attend: Anyone


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Organising departments and research centres: Sociology


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