BSG Conference 2020

1 July – 3 July

Key Deadlines & Dates Tuesday 1 October 2019 Abstract Submission Now Open Thursday 23 January 2020 Abstract Submission Deadline Friday 27 March 2020 Abstract Notifications Tuesday 28 April 2020 Early Bird Registration Deadline Tuesday 30 June to Wednesday 1 July 2020 The ERA Pre-Conference Event Wednesday 1 July (PM) to Friday 3 July 2020  British Society… Read more »

2020 RSA Annual Conference, Ljubljana, Slovenia

17 June – 20 June

Conference Title: Transformations: Relational Spaces, beyond Urban and Rural 17 June 2020 – 20 June 2020 Conference venue: School of Economics and Business, University of Ljubljana, Kardeljeva ploščad 16, Ljubljana, 1000 Slovenia   The Regional Studies Association’s Annual Conference 2020 #RSA20 will be our largest knowledge exchange and networking gathering to date. It is being… Read more »

The Royal Anthropological Institute joins the Academy of Social Sciences

The Academy of Social Sciences is delighted to welcome its latest Member Learned Society – the Royal Anthropological Institute (RAI). The RAI joins 45 other member learned societies of the Academy. These embrace the major disciplines, and many sub-disciplines and areas of study, which make up the social sciences. Together, the Academy and Member Learned… Read more »

The Royal Economic Society joins the Academy of Social Sciences

The Academy of Social Science is delighted to welcome its latest Member Learned Society – the Royal Economic Society (RES). The RES joins 44 other member learned societies of the Academy. These embrace the major disciplines, and many sub-disciplines and areas of study, which make up the social sciences. Together, the Academy and Member Learned Societies have 90,000 social scientists within… Read more »

2019 SRA Annual Conference: Blurring boundaries and crossing frontiers in social research

10 December 2019

3 Plenary speakers: Sir Adrian Smith, Director of the Turing Institute, will be speaking on what the new frontiers of data science and AI may mean for social researchers.   (keynote) Pamela Cox, Social historian at Essex University, author and presenter of the BBC2 series ‘Shopgirls’ and ‘Servants’: What makes for a successful interdisciplinary research project… Read more »

Geographical lates: COP25 climate talks

29 November 2019

As the world convenes for major climate talks in Chile, get a sense of being there without the airfare. Drop in and hear inspiring stories as our speakers discuss the way forward and what you can do. Get face-to-face with experts through our talks, debates, panel discussions and roundtables, and embrace some Chilean culture. Accessibility:… Read more »

2019 RSA Winter Conference, London, UK

14 November 2019 – 15 November 2019

Turbulent Times: Rethinking Regions and Cities 14 – 15 November 2019 Holiday Inn London Bloomsbury, Coram St, Bloomsbury, London WC1N 1HT We live in turbulent times, but when has this not been the case? The history of regions and the ‘regional studies project’ has always had at its core concerns relating to new and increased social… Read more »

SPE Courses: An Overview of Cost-Benefit Analysis

4 November 2019

Programme: This course provides an introductory overview of cost-benefit analysis (CBA). The course begins by revisiting the foundations of CBA before moving to topics of interest to practitioners, including non-market valuation, discounting, distributional analysis, regulation and summary measures. Attendees will benefit from insights from the literature accompanied by case studies to illustrate key concepts. Drawing… Read more »

SRA: Foundations of Evaluation

17 October 2019

This course is led by Professor David Parsons and will be held at the Grand Connaught Rooms on Great Queen Street in London. (NB: The more advanced, follow up course, ‘Impact Evaluation: understanding options, choices and practice’ will be held the following day (18 October) Much is expected of evaluation in the public, private and… Read more »

SRA: Designing and Moderating Focus Groups

4 October 2019 – 5 October 2019

This course is provided by NatCen Social Research and will be held at the NatCen offices on Northampton Square in London. This two day course is designed to give participants an overview of the role and function of using focus groups as a method of data collection in qualitative research. It aims to equip participants… Read more »

SRA: Qualitative Data Analysis

25 September 2019

This course is led by Professor Karen O’Reilly and will be held at the Radisson Blu Hotel on the Royal Mile in Edinburgh. (NB: The more advanced, follow up course; ‘Interpreting and Writing up your Qualitative Findings’ is running the following day (26 September). The courses are also running in London on 8 and 9 October… Read more »

SRA: Survey Sampling and Introduction to Weighting – London

17 July 2019

“One way to ruin an otherwise well-conceived survey is to use a convenience sample rather than one which is based on a probability design” (Ferber et al, 1980). Do you have the right sampling design for your study? This course introduces participants to what survey sampling is, why it is important, and how it is… Read more »

SRA: Introduction to Grounded Theory – London

15 July 2019

This course is designed for those wanting to understand and to apply the grounded theory approach to the collection and analysis of qualitative data. It will provide a step-by-step guide to those new to the field. Because grounded theory is essentially an inductive approach the course is most suitable for those who have not yet… Read more »

BSG Conference 2019

10 July 2019 – 12 July 2019

Our Conference theme aligns to that aspiration: Resilience and Living Well in Local Communities . It builds on the BSG 2018 conference theme: ageing in an unequal world, focusing in on local communities. Research into ageing is a priority for the University of Liverpool and it has a multi-disciplinary approach to ageing from social gerontology,… Read more »

Leisure Studies Association Conference: Changing Lives through Leisure

9 July 2019 – 11 July 2019

Abertay University, 9-11th July 2019 The diverse nature of leisure has the potential to change lives.  Increasing societal concerns around funding of leisure amidst a period of socio-political instability and individuals’ mental health, for example, have led to questions about how contemporary leisure can positively affect individuals’ lives and indeed whole communities. This conference focuses… Read more »

Social Policy Association Annual Conference: Securing the Future: the Challenge for Social Policy

8 July 2019 – 10 July 2019

At a time when uncertainty and social inequalities are seemingly endemic, nationally and internationally, the challenge facing the academic community in social policy is to develop clear thinking and better understanding of these seemingly intractable problems; whilst at the same time, beginning to develop proactive programmes for progressive change. In the context of the continuing,… Read more »

Public Criminologies: Communities, Conflict and Justice

2 July 2019 – 5 July 2019

The 2019 BSC Annual Conference will be held at the University of Lincoln 2nd-5th July 2019. Registration: The conference will explore the potential prospects for Criminology to ‘bridge the gap’ between academic criminology and public discourse. It will engage with important questions about the role and value of Criminology during a time of conflict… Read more »

SRA: Questionnaire Design and Testing – London

2 July 2019

This course is led by Dr Pamela Campanelli and will be held at the Grand Connaught Rooms on Great Queen Street in London. Rubbish in, rubbish out – have you ever discovered too late that your questions did not deliver useful or useable data? Learn the art of writing effective questions and combining them into a meaningful… Read more »

‘Transforming hospitality’: The 28th Council for Hospitality Management Education (CHME) Annual Research Conference

21 May 2019 – 24 May 2019

 21st May 2019 – 24th May 2019  University of Greenwich, Queen Anne Court, Old Royal Naval College, Park Row, London, SE10 9LS  Conference themes: Applied hospitality management Critical and cultural studies of hospitality Learning, teaching and assessment in hospitality management education Urban hospitality Hospitality and wellness  Keynote speakers: Kate Nicholls – Chief Executive, UKHospitality Professor… Read more »

BAFA 2019 Annual Conference with Doctoral Masterclasses

8 April 2019 – 10 April 2019

The British Accounting and Finance Association (BAFA) is pleased to announce the 2019 Annual Conference in Birmingham. The conference aims to provide a showcase for innovative research and teaching in accounting and finance. Find out more: