Conferences and Workshops

Our department regularly hosts a wide range of events, from small-scale workshops to major international conferences. To keep up to date with the latest events, please get in touch with relevant research centres, look at our events listing, or follow us on social media.

These are a few of the many events we have hosted:

Postgraduate Summer Conference

This annual event brings together postgraduates from many universities and features student presentations, unconventional staff participation, and informal interactions in and around Lancaster.


The Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences is hosting this year's Lancaster’s Intellectual Party/Summer conference, 26th-27th June 2017.

Visit the 2017 conference website

Mobility Intersections Workshop

This July 2015 workshop explored creative intersections between the mobilities paradigm, feminist theory, science and technology studies, media and cultural studies, design and art, looking for new insights and methodologies. Papers from the workshop will form the basis for a special issue of Mobilities in 2016. 

Find out more on the archived event site

Mad Studies & Neurodiversity Symposium

This June 2015 symposium built on conversations that begun during the first Mad Studies stream at Lancaster Disability Studies Conference in September 2014. It aimed to foster dialogue between two relatively new areas of scholarship and activism in the social sciences – that of Mad Studies and Neurodiversity. 

Find out more in the symposium archive

Disability Studies Conference

The Lancaster Disability Studies conference brings together researchers, practitioners, policy makers and activists from around the world, to share and debate research, ideas and developments in disability studies.

Disability Studies Conference