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Summer School- The Practice of Social Theory

Passionate about social theory? Want to learn more about how it is created? Interested in seeing theory being made, rather than just read or applied? Apply to the first Cambridge Summer School in Social Theory, “The Practice of Theory”.
When Sep 04, 2017 09:00 AM to
Sep 06, 2017 05:00 PM
Where Department of Sociology
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Conveners: Jana Bacevic (University of Cambridge), Mark Carrigan (Sociological Review)

Passionate about social theory? Want to learn more about how it is created? Interested in seeing theory being made, rather than just read or applied?

Apply to the first Cambridge Summer School in Social Theory, “The Practice of Theory”. Hosted by the Department of Sociology, University of Cambridge, the school aims to bring together researchers interested in the practice of social theory and its relationship with reading, writing, and teaching in the social sciences.

 

Faculty

Speakers include Nick Gane (University of Warwick), Linsey McGoey (University of Essex), Simon Susen (City University, London), as well as faculty from the University of Cambridge.

 

Content

This summer school involves graduate students and early-career researchers in a series of thematic sessions that address different aspects of social theory (writing, teaching, translating, presenting, engaging), and gives them an opportunity to develop outputs and interactive tools that can be applied to a variety of contexts – from theses and articles, to teaching and public engagement. Besides an enhanced understanding of social theory, the school aims to equip participants with ideas, as well as practical skills, for applying this knowledge in communication with both academic and non-academic audiences.

 

To apply

We invite applications from early career researchers (PhD students or postgraduates) involved in theoretical work within or independently of their theses.

Apply here: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSes89A-vp9n2Rl4KFNOUC_asB9_UX0APejzFQVDkWPCamwzCg/viewform?c=0&w=1 by 20 June, 2017.

We will inform applicants of the outcome of their application by 1 July, 2017.

 

Registration and participation fee

The participation fee for the school is 75 GBP (this covers teaching materials, coffee and tea breaks, and lunch on 4 and 5 September). Please note that, in order to secure their place, selected participants will be asked to register and pay the participation fee in full via online transfer by the end of June 2017. We regret that we are not able to offer reimbursements (except in outstanding circumstances) nor guarantee your place if you do not register by this date.

 

Travel and accommodation

Cambridge is in the southeast of England, easily accessible from London and other parts of the country. The train journey from London takes between 45 and 90 minutes.

While the summer school does not include accommodation, most Colleges offer rooms at a decent rate. There are also apartments available on Airbnb, and hotels both downtown and slightly outside Cambridge. We strongly encourage participants to make accommodation arrangements well in advance as places in Colleges tend to fill up quickly.

 

More info and programme

Please contact jb906@cam.ac.uk and mark@markcarrigan.net if you have any questions. We'll be releasing the full programme soon and we'll be in a position to advise successful applicants on affordable accommodation in the area.

We hope to see you in Cambridge!

Jana & Mark 

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