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SRA Event: Where now for the random probability survey? 29 June

This event explores the options available to research commissioners seeking rigorous findings, and identifies the trade-offs in terms of cost, bias, and timeliness. Read more …

Lynn Jamieson FAcSS – Recovering the Social: revisiting the more than personal of personal life

Professor Jamieson’s presidential address, Recovering the Social: Revisiting the more than Personal Life, took place at the BSA Annual Conference on Thursday, 6 April. Read more …

ESRC Vacancy – Chief Executive Officer (CEO) and Executive Chair

The Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy is now looking to appoint the Economic and Social Research Council’s Chief Executive Officer (CEO) and Executive Chair. Read more …

SRHE Event: Postgraduate study and employability, 19 May

Whilst most attention has focused on undergraduates’ employability and labour market progress, the perceived impact of both research and taught post-graduate study on capability and employment outcomes has been growing. This event will give an overview of issues, emerging data and some key initiatives, drawing especially but not solely on evidence from Scotland. Read more …

BSC Learning and Teaching Network Symposium, 17 May

The British Society of Criminology’s Learning and Teaching Network are hosting a symposium on the impact of the TEF on Criminology on the 17th May 2017 at Leeds Beckett University. Read more …

Call for Papers: SRHE International Research Conference 2017

The Society for Research into Higher Education (SRHE) invites research contributions to this prestigious international higher education conference. Read more …

New Editors wanted for BERJ

BERA is looking for a new team of editors to take on the editorship of the British Educational Research Journal (BERJ). Following a highly successful term, the current team are coming to the end of the period in office. Read more …

IJMR Call for Papers Special Issue 2019 – Paradoxes

As the first reviews journal in the field of business and management, IJMR is an essential reference tool for business academics and doctoral students alike. IJMR publishes authoritative literature surveys and reviews. Read more …

BAM2017 Conference – 5-7 Sept,University of Warwick

The British Academy of Management (BAM) Conference is one of the largest and most prestigious international events for business and management scholars. Attracting world class researchers from over 50 countries worldwide, the conference provides a friendly, supportive environment to receive feedback, share ideas and find inspiration. Read more …

BERA Event – Learning for Change: researching pedagogies, 11 July

What methods are being used to research pedagogy? What methodological challenges do they raise? This final BERA round table returns to what education is centrally about, pedagogy, looking at three areas Read more …

BERA Conference: Faith, Social Justice and Race, 18 May

Learners and tutors experience of education differs according to who they are, what they have experienced , what others expect of them and what they have come to expect for themselves, with some groups enjoying a far more positive experience of education than others. Read more …

SRHE Newer and Early Career Researchers Conference 2017: Call for Abstracts

The Society for Research into Higher Education (SRHE) is delighted to announce the details of the SRHE Newer and Early Career Researchers Conference Read more …

ESRC Grant Assessment Panel Recruitment

The ESRC is now inviting applications from suitably experienced academic persons to act as members of the Grant Assessment Panels (GAP). Read more …

SRHE Event: Academic Mobility and Brexit, 16 Oct

The free movement of people is one of the founding principles of the European Union and it has been especially significant to the Higher Education sector as manifested in ERASMUS and the creation of EHEA and ERA. Read more …

SRHE Event – Peer Review: How to do it and get it right: Building confidence in your peer reviewing skills, 27 June

Peer review is fundamental to academia and research and is crucial to progressing knowledge within our community, yet it is relatively rare for peer review to be taught to newer researchers. Read more …

RSA Funding opportunities

The RSA has allocated financial resources to support its members and offers a range of funding opportunities to suit different career stages. Read more …

BSA Sociology of Religion Annual Conference, 12-14 July

The purpose of this conference is to investigate the boundaries and borders of sociologies of religion in an expansive and inclusive way. Read more …

2017 ATHE Annual Conference, 7-8 December 2017

The 2017 ATHE Annual Conference is coming to the south coast of England. To be hosted by the University of Brighton, the event will take place on the 7th and 8th of December 2017 at The View Hotel Eastbourne. Read more …

SRHE Event – An Introduction to Constructivist Techniques: Theory and Practice, 19 Sept

In this workshop participants will be introduced to approaches and techniques underpinned by a constructivist philosophy which fits within an interpretivist paradigm. As well as having a potential contribution to their doctoral work they may find it a coherent and unifying approach to research and, indeed, to living and learning beyond the PhD. Read more …

SRHE Event – Information Literacy and the Digital University, 5 May

Information Literacy and the Digital University takes place on Friday 5th May at SRHE in London. Read more …

Call for papers: RSA Central & Eastern Europe Conference 2017, Cluj-Napoca, Romania

The increasing social and economic disparities at regional level within CEE have led to the need to develop new strategies with a strong spatial focus, in order to deal with and respond to the challenges. This conference seeks to explore questions such as: how can we deal with polarisation and peripheralisation? What are the challenges for future space-based policies? What new approaches should be developed to deal with growing regional imbalances? Read more …

Call for papers: Regional Studies Association Second Australasia Conference 2017

The focus of the conference will be to examine globalisation and the responses to its impacts, as well as the development of new forms of state intervention in society and the economy, and the changing relationship between, and within, state actors, civil society, the not-for-profit sector and corporation. Read more …

ALPSP 10th Annual Conference & Awards – 13-15 Sept 2017, Netherlands

The ALPSP Annual Conference is a major event in the scholarly publishing calendar bringing together large and small players from all sectors of the scholarly communications industry. For this, their special 10th anniversary year, they will take the conference to the beach at the beautiful coastal town of Noordwijk in The Netherlands. Read more …

BSC Learning and Teaching Network call for papers – Criminology at the Cutting Edge of the Curriculum

Criminology due to unprecedented changes in the social, economic and political landscapes is experiencing new avenues of exploration in a range of new frontiers from: border control, positive criminology, new forms of cyber crime, green criminology, state crimes, celebrity and crime, public criminology etc. We are keen to hear how such areas and many others are affecting the pedagogical practices, the learning and teaching methods, strategies, structures and assessments in order to deliver a curriculum that is relevant and impactful to students. Read more …

NCRM Research Methods Festival 2018 – Call for Proposals

The National Centre for Research Methods (NCRM) is seeking proposals for sessions in a new Methodological Innovation Strand* at the 8th Research Methods Festival to be held 3-5th July, 2018 at the University of Bath. Presentation at previous Research Methods Festival has been by invitation only and the intention of this call is to open the Festival to a wider range of researchers. Read more …

ALPSP Seminar: How to Build a Data Driven Publishing Organization, 20 April

Chaired by Freddie Quek, Group Head of Software, The Collinson Group and Research Associate, Henley Business School, our speakers will discuss what a data driven publishing organization looks like, why you should be one, and how best to go about this. Read more …

BAM Transitions Grants Scheme 2017-2018 Is Now Open

The British Academy of Management (BAM) is pleased to announce the launch of three Grants Schemes for 2017. Through each scheme, BAM will be providing grants of up to £4,000 to encourage and support research activities with the ambition of advancing business and management scholarship through empirical research. Read more …

APS Seminar – Borderline States of Mind and Destructive Feelings: A diagnosis for our times? 5 May

This is a collaboration between the Institute of Group Analysis (IGA), Economic & Social Research Council (ESRC) and the Association for Psychosocial Studies (APS). Read more …

SRHE Event: Developing theories through your research, 6 July

The purpose of this interactive event is to help newer researchers to consider how they might develop theories through their research. The workshop is designed to give early career researchers an insight into the relations between the development of theories, the reviewing of literature and the analysis of data.
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BAM Strategy Special Interest Group event: 3rd Online Workshop for Doctoral Students in Strategic Management, 8 June

The British Academy of Management Strategy Special Interest Group will be holding its 3rd annual online workshop for PhD students in strategic management. Chaired by Professor Catherine Wang, the event will be hosted by Brunel Business School, Brunel University London. Read more …

Vacancy: Treasurer of The British Academy of Management

The British Academy of Management are looking to appoint a new Treasurer at their AGM in September. Read more …

Society of Legal Scholars Annual Conference 2017: The Diverse Unities of Law, 5-8th Sept, Dublin

The 108th Annual Conference of the Society will be held in Dublin for the first time ever at the Sutherland School of Law, University College Dublin (UCD) from lunchtime Tuesday September 5 to lunchtime Friday September 8 2017. Read more …

Emerging Researchers in Ageing (ERA) 2017 Annual Conference: Ageing Matters, 4-5 July

The aim of the ERA pre-BSG annual conference event is to provide the space and opportunity for emerging researchers in ageing to experience meaningful participation and active engagement with their peers. The ERA event is your chance to talk with and listen to your peers, to share ideas and issues, and to practise presenting your research. It is an opportunity for reflection within a supportive environment. Read more …

RGS event: ‘A ‘United’ Kingdom?’

16 March, 6.00pm – 8.00pm (Registration and refreshments from 5.30pm; networking reception 8.00pm – 9.00pm) Royal Geographical Society (with IBG), 1 Kensington Gore, London What does the decision to leave the EU tell us about society in the UK today? Read more …

SRHE Event: Postgraduate study and employability, 19 May

Whilst most attention has focussed on undergraduates’ employability and labour market progress, the perceived impact of both research and taught post-graduate study on capability and employment outcomes has been growing. This event will give an overview of issues, emerging data and some key initiatives, drawing especially but not solely on evidence from Scotland. Read more …

Film an Ageing Bite at the BSG 2017 Conference

BSG Ageing Bites is a series of short films each highlighting a different aspect of ageing or ageing issue.You can film your own Ageing Bite during the BSG Annual Conference. A bite size film can be anything from 10 to 15 to 20 minutes long and can be on any ageing related subject. Read more …

RGS-IBG event – Metro Mayors: next steps for devolution in England, 30 March

This panel discussion is aimed at policy colleagues, academics and practitioners with a professional interest in the topics of devolution, regional governance and political reform.Read more …

Phenomenography: an approach to analysing interview data in higher education, 11 May

Phenomenographic research is focused on examining variation in the ways in which students or academics experience particular aspects of higher education. In this workshop,you will be briefly introduced to the theory and processes that inform phenomenography. Read more …

Call for New BSA Trustees

The BSA is seeking new trustees as it has vacancies for people who would be interested in taking up a role in publications, membership services or as Treasurer. Read more …

50th Anniversary Conference of the Social Policy Association – call for papers open

The 2017 conference theme is Social Inequalities: Research, Theory and Policy. In this, the 50th year of the Social Policy Association, we are drawing upon the ongoing analysis, challenges and opportunities for social policy research and education. Read more …

BSA Annual Conference 2017 – Recovering the Social: Personal Troubles and Public Issues, 4-6 April

The BSA Annual Conference is the primary annual conference for sociology in the UK with opportunities for everyone connected to the discipline. Read more …

Work, Employment and Society Call for Papers – Solidarities in and through Work in an Age of Extremes

This special issue of Work, Employment and Society aims to explore the past and future of solidarity as well as its present manifestations. Read more …

BERA Masters Dissertation and Doctoral Thesis Awards now open

Every year BERA recognises academic excellence and rigour in research by a Master of Education student and a Doctoral student. This underscores BERA’s commitment to developing capacity, advancing quality and methodological originality within the field of educational research. The 2017 competitions Read more …

Association for Psychosocial Studies call for papers: Narcissism and Destructive Leadership

This seminar will examine the status and utility of conceptualisations of narcissistic personality disorder and narcissistic cultures. Read more …

RTPI briefing on Housing White Paper – better planning, part of the solution

The RTPI have responded to the Housing White Paper issued last week Read more …

Sociology Special Issue 2018: Migration and Crisis in Europe – Call for Papers closing 13 March

The call for papers for Sociology: Migration and Crisis in Europe will be closing on 13 March 2017. The issue will be guest edited by Nick Dines, Nicola Montagna and Elena Vacchelli, all at Middlesex University, UK. Read more …

PSA seeks new CEO

The Trustees of the Political Studies Association of the UK (PSA) are seeking to appoint an outstanding Chief Executive Officer (CEO) to build on our heritage as the second largest learned society in the world dedicated to the study of Read more …

BSA Medical Sociology Conference 2017 – Call for Papers

The call for papers for the BSA 49th Medical Sociology Annual Conference 2017 is now open.
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BAM2017 Doctoral Symposium – registration opening 6 Mar, 12pm

The BAM2017 Doctoral Symposium will be held at the Warwick Business School, University of Warwick on the 4th September 2017. The Symposium will comprise plenary sessions along with methodology clinics, as well as opportunities to receive impartial expert advice on your research through either Research Conversations or Student Paper Presentation sessions led by senior academics from within the community.Read more …

APS Conference Call for Papers: Psychosocial Reflections on a Half Century of Cultural Revolution – deadline 31 May

Fifty years after the hippie counterculture of 1967 (‘the summer of love’) and the political turbulence of 1968 (‘May 68’), this conference will stage a psychosocial examination of the ways in which today’s world is shaped by the forces symbolised by those two moments. Read more …

SRHE Event: Using theory to understand HE student futures, 13 Mar

In this seminar, three speakers discuss the uses and potential of the possible selves concept as a way of understanding complex issues in Higher Education. Presentations will argue for the importance of developing theoretical tools for the current temporal Higher Education climate, addressing issues such as student motivation and gendered doctoral student experiences, as well as highlighting methodological approaches to researching future temporalities. Read more …

British Society of Gerontology Conference 2017 – abstract deadline extended to 3 Feb

The Centre for Innovative Ageing at Swansea University is proud to host the 46th Annual British Society of Gerontology Conference at the flagship Bay campus from the 5th – 7th July 2017. Read more …

British Society of Criminology Conference 2017 – call for abstracts and early bird registration now open

The BSC 2017 conference will be relevant to both UK and international delegates, from academic and practice backgrounds, with an interest in: criminology, criminal justice, socio-legal studies, social policy, law, human rights, psychology and sociology. Read more …

SRHE Event: Introduction to quantitative research methods, 16 Mar

In this workshop, the two key approaches within quantitative research methods will be discussed in detail: experimental and correlational approaches. Each approach is suited to exploring different research questions, and the session will start with a detailed consideration of how to develop a research question and select the most suitable quantitative research method. Read more …

UK Evaluation Society 2017 Annual Evaluation Conference,10-11 May

The theme of the 2017 Annual Evaluation Conference is Exploring the current uses of evaluation. Read more …

Call For Applications – BAM Transitions Grants Scheme 2017-2018

Through each scheme, BAM will be providing grants of up to £4,000 to encourage and support research activities with the ambition of advancing business and management scholarship through empirical research.The scheme is open to all BAM Members and non-members wishing to apply to the scheme can join BAM. Read more …

SRHE Event: Preparing Research Proposals, 23 March

This workshop will, through active engagement of all participants, introduce delegates to the skills required to write a good proposal and provide expert guidance on researching funding applications. Read more …

Nominations open for BSC National Award for Excellence in Teaching Criminology and Criminal Justice 2017

This award highlights and celebrates outstanding practice/innovative teaching in Criminology across HEIs in the UK and it is supported by the British Society of Criminology, the HEA and SAGE. Read more …

BAM2017 Paper Submission now open

The British Academy of Management (BAM) Annual Conference is one of the largest and most prestigious international events for business and management scholars. BAM2017 Paper Submission is now officially open and the deadline is 28th February.Read more …

SRHE Event: Pedagogy and Innovation: A critical appraisal, 15 Feb

This workshop will feature presentations from Professor Carol Evans (University of Southampton), Professor Diana Laurillard (University College London) and Professor Simon Lancaster (University of East Anglia). Read more …

SRHE Event: Gendering Academic Mobility: International Perspectives, 8 March

This exciting event brings together a range of approaches to addressing gender in relation to international academic mobility, by addressing geographies of mobility, obstacles to and effects of mobility, ways of facilitating less individualistic mobility, and the intersection of gender with other identity characteristics. Read more …

SRHE Event: Race, Ethnicity and Postgraduate Issues, 19 May

The seminar is open to researchers and professional practitioners in both the sciences and the arts within higher education. The aim of the event is to increase understandings for those of us who are interested in increasing understandings of how race, racism and institutional racism, as well as ethnicity shapes ongoing issues within undergraduate and postgraduate education. Read more …

BAAL Annual Conference 2017: Diversity and Applied Linguistics – Leeds, 31 Aug – 2 Sept

2017 is the 50th anniversary of the first annual meeting of BAAL. The 2017 conference is hosted by the School of Education and the Centre for Language Education Research, University of Leeds. The theme of the conference – Diversity and Applied Linguistics – will enable us to engage with the notion of diversity both of and in Applied Linguistics, in a diversifying world. Read more …

ISBE Gender and Enterprise Network Conference-Retreat

Call for Abstracts for Confreat 17th- 18th July 2017 Sylvia Pankhurst Gender Research Center, Manchester Metropolitan University Please submit your abstract to Dr Maria Villares: M.Villares-Varela@soton.ac.uk by 1st February 2017. To download a copy of the call for papers please Read more …

Researching, Supervising and Working in and with Other Cultures and Languages

Date – Wednesday, 22 March 2017: 11.00-16.00 Venue – SRHE, 73 Collier St, London N1 9BE Network – Postgraduate Issues Network 11:00-13:15 Prof Pam Denicolo (University of Reading), Dr Julie Reeves (University of Southampton) and Dr Dawn Duke (University of Read more …

Theory, Practice and Impact in Widening Participation: The NERUPI Framework

Date – Friday 24 February 2017 : 10.45-16.00 Venue – SRHE, 73 Collier Street, London N1 9BE Network – Access and Widening Participation Evaluating widening participation initiatives poses a major challenge for the HE sector and this seminar explores the Read more …

HE Policy and Lifelong Learning – SRHE event

Date – Tuesday 31 January 2017, 11.00-16.00 Venue – SRHE, 73 Collier St, London N1 9BE Network – Higher Education Policy What place has ‘lifelong learning’ in higher education policy? What place should it have? And what do we mean Read more …

SRHE Event: Investigating inequalities in graduate outcomes, 9 March

This set of research papers will allow presenters and participants to critically reflect on the factors that unequally shape students’ decision-making processes about their graduate futures. Read more …

BSG Generations Review newsletter – Volume 26: Number 2 available now

Generations Review is the open access newsletter of the British Society of Gerontology, published online three times a year. Read more …

BAM2017: Call for Papers opening 16 Jan

Paper submission for BAM2017 will open on 16th January 2017 and the deadline for submission is 28th February 2017. Read more …

ESRC: UK in a Changing Europe – Brexit Priority Grants

The ESRC will shortly be launching a call under the UK in a Changing Europe initiative for Brexit Priority Grants. These are to support additional activity (including research synthesis and potential new short-term research activity) related to the process of the UK leaving the European Union. Read more …

SRHE Event – Lifelong Learning inside and outside the walls of the academy: Looking back and looking forward, 10 Feb

There is a crisis in the participation of part-time and mature students in the UK’s universities. Within that context the contributors to this seminar analyse the rise and fall of adult and community education in connection to the academy in Scotland and England. Read more …

BSG 46th Annual Conference – call for abstracts and registration now open

The Centre for Innovative Ageing is hosting the British Society of Gerontology Annual Conference 2017 at the Bay Campus of Swansea University from the 5th-7th July. Read more …

BAM Innovation SIG Event: Innovation Agenda for a More Inclusive Society, 7th December

Growing societal pressures from inequality, poverty and discrimination call for an increased attention from the innovation community to address the ways we can tackle these important issues through innovations (Pol and Ville, 2009). Even though there is a growing awareness Read more …

SRHE Event – ‘Translating’ higher education research for media outlets – a hands-on workshop, 11 Jan

This workshop provides advice and hands-on experience of conveying your research findings into concise, jargon free, and quotable pitches, press releases and articles. Read more …

SRA Annual Conference 2016 – Line-up announced

The SRA Annual Conference – ‘Making the links: New directions for social researchers’ – will take place on Tuesday 6 December at the British Library. Topics include gender identity, research in a conflict zone, big data, building collaborations, the ‘gamification’ of research, online panels, social media, mental health issues, disability and health care. Read more …

SRHE Event – Doctoral Supervision Dilemmas & Resolutions, 7 Nov

This workshop is provided as a forum for experienced, new and aspiring doctoral supervisors to share best practice as well as any reservations/trepidations/triumphs/joys they have in relation to the dilemmas and challenges that arise when supervising doctoral candidates. Read more …

Call for papers – BAFA Annual Conference and Doctoral Masterclasses

The British Accounting and Finance Association Annual Conference and Doctoral Masterclasses are taking place in Edinburgh Conference Centre at Heriot-Watt University on 10-12th April 2017. Papers are welcome on any area of accounting research and the deadline for full papers is 5th December 2016. Read more …

SRHE Event – Critical Perspectives on ‘Openness’ in Higher Education, 18 Nov

This session will feature three researchers who are looking at openness and social networking, featuring with critical and nuanced analyses of the open educational resources movement, the notion of open practices, and academic participation and belonging in social networks. Read more …

ALPSP Event – Publication Ethics:Fraud and misconduct, 4 Nov

A wide range of ethical issues can arise in academic publishing. These can be caused by misbehaving authors (e.g. committing plagiarism or fraud), by abuse of editorial positions and also by conflicts between publishers’ and societies’ commercial interests and principles of editorial freedom and integrity. This course will cover how to detect and deal effectively with possible misconduct and show the importance of having sound ethical policies. Read more …

British Society of Criminology Wales Branch: Research Seminar Programme

British Society of Criminology Wales Branch: Research Seminar Programme Autumn 2016 – Spring 2017 More information about these and other upcoming seminars is available here: http://www.britsoccrim.org/regional-groups/#regional 19/10/16 (Wed) Cardiff University, SOCSI Committee Room 1 18:00-19:30 Chair:Fiona Brookman Dr. Nic Groombridge (St Mary’s University, Read more …

Sociology Special Issue Event – Celebrating 50 Volumes of Sociology – 18 Nov

Sociology and the BSA invite you to attend an event to celebrate the publication of ‘‘Bringing it ‘Home’?: Sociological Practice and the Practice of Sociology’, a special issue commemorating 50 volumes and 50 years of the journal. Read more …

PSA Publishing Workshop – 25 November, University of Manchester

This all-day event (free to PSA members) will include advice on how to navigate the journal publishing process, and how to maximise impact and engagement. Read more …

APS Lecture: Questions of Presence with Dr Gail Lewis – 2 December

The Association for Psychosocial Studies in association with The Birkbeck Institute of Social Research invites you to Questions of Presence with Dr Gail Lewis. Read more …

BERA Annual Conference 2017 – Call for abstracts now open

For educational researchers the BERA Annual Conference is an important date in their professional year. Read more …

SRHE Event – In Depth and in Between? Conducting Ethnographic Research on Higher Education across International Borders, 4 Nov

This seminar showcases innovative perspectives on conducting international ethnographic higher education research in the contemporary university. Read more …

SRHE Event – Pedagogy for Online Doctoral Study, 19 Oct

Pedagogy for Online Doctoral Study, from the SRHE Postgraduate Issues Network takes place on 19th October. Read more …

Call for applications – Work, employment and society Associate Board

Work, employment and society invites applications to join its Associate Board. Successful candidates will become members of the Board from January 2017, for a period of three years. Read more …

APM Project Management Conference 2017: 27 April, London

The conference will explore how the profession can transform, diversify and revolutionise as the world is in a constant state of accelerating change. The ways we embrace and manage that change must constantly evolve to meet new demands. Read more …

APM Project Management Conference – 8 December, Manchester

The Association for Project Management is bringing its award-winning project management conference to Manchester to explore the Northern Powerhouse and its impact on the north of England, the UK as a whole and its place in the global economy. Read more …

Association for Project Management joins Academy

The Association for Project Management (APM) – Europe’s largest professional body for project and programme management – has joined the Academy of Social Sciences. Read more …

PSA Annual Academic Lecture with Professor Danny Dorling – 28 Nov, British Library, 7-8.30pm

For the PSA’s Annual Academic Lecture 2016, in partnership with the British Library, Professor Danny Dorling will explore how British general elections have been mapped in the past, with a concentration on the very recent past and especially in 2015. Read more …

ALPSP Digital Marketing Skills for the Future: Delivering a great customer experience, 8 Nov

In today’s digital world, the customer experience is spread across even more touchpoints and with even more opportunities for engagement across our organizations. Marketers need to consider whether a user could experience very different versions of a publisher depending on whether they’re interacting with our marketing, sales, editorial or customer service teams. Read more …

Call for BSA Regional Postgraduate Day Event Proposals 2017

The British Sociological Association is requesting event proposals from postgraduate students interested in organising a regional postgraduate day event in 2017. Read more …

Call for Papers – Work, employment and society special issue

Work, employment and society is pleased to announce a forthcoming special issue: In, Against and Beyond Precarity: The Struggles of Insecure Workers
The issue will be guest edited by Gabriella Alberti, Ioulia Bessa, Kate Hardy, Vera Trappmann and Charles Umney, all at the University of Leeds, UK. Read more …

BSA Philip Abrams Prize 2017 – Nominations Open

Nominations are now being sought for the BSA Philip Abrams Memorial (PAM) Prize 2017. The PAM prize is awarded to the best first and sole-authored book within the discipline of Sociology published between 1st December 2015 and 30th November 2016. Read more …

Sociology Call for Editors 2018-2020 – expressions of interest due 14 Nov

The British Sociological Association invites expressions of interest to edit Sociology from January 2018 to December 2020. Sociology is currently in its 49th successful year and is a highly-respected journal with an international profile. Read more …

Sociology Editorial Board:Call for Applications – deadline 10 Oct

Sociology is seeking 7 new members to join its Editorial Board and work with the journal from January 2017 to end of December 2019. Read more …

BSA Annual Conference 2017 – Call for papers

The call for papers for the BSA Annual Conference 2017 ‘Recovering the Social: Personal Troubles and Public Issues’ is now open. Read more …

SRHE Event – The Subject Dimension: Embedding WBL, Placements and Enterprise in Subjects and Disciplines, 11 Nov

Recent events run by this Network have examined the important contributions of employability to social and international mobility. This event shifts the focus to one of the underlying differentiators of employability provision in the curriculum and of the early-career labour market progress of graduates, namely the subject studied. Read more …

SRHE Event – Pedagogy for Online Doctoral Study, 19 Oct

The rise of online education has prompted Universities to think about the flexibility of their provision. Within such discussions, spaces such as campuses are frequently framed as problems to be overcome, and technology as the solution. Read more …

Economic History Society Annual Conference 2017, 31 Mar – 2 April

The 2017 Annual Conference will be held at Royal Holloway, University of London, Friday 31 March – Sunday 2 April. Read more …

SRHE Event – In Depth and in Between? Conducting Ethnographic Research on Higher Education across International Borders, 4 Nov

This seminar showcases innovative perspectives on conducting international ethnographic higher education research in the contemporary university. Read more …

SRHE Newer Researchers Award winners presentations – 4 Oct

This is an opportunity to hear the two 2014 SRHE Newer Researcher award winners present their papers. It will also be an opportunity to ask questions about the SRHE Newer Researchers Award, applications for which opens in December 2017.Read more …

Call for papers – RSA Central & Eastern European Conference 2017, 10-13 Sept

This conference seeks to explore questions such as: how can we deal with polarisation and peripheralisation? What are the challenges for future space-based policies? What new approaches should be developed to deal with growing regional imbalances? Read more …

Call for papers – RSA Annual Conference 2017, Dublin, Ireland, 4-7 June

A ‘Great Regional Awakening’ is underway. There is a growing realisation that regional inequalities have both contributed to, and amplified, the ‘Great Recession’ that shook advanced and emerging economies alike. Read more …

RSA-Russia Conference 2016, St Petersburg, Russia, 24-25 October

The Russian Division of the Regional Studies Association (in partnership with the Leontief Centre and Russian Geographical Society), presents its inaugural conference in association with the XV All Russian Forum “Strategic Planning in the Regions and Cities of Russia”. Read more …

Call for applications – Work, employment and society Editorial Board – deadline 21 Sept

Work, employment and society is seeking 10 new members to join its Editorial Board and serve for three years from January 2017 to end of December 2019. The Board welcomes applications involving any areas of methodological, theoretical and empirical expertise, though all applicants should be able to demonstrate an interest in and understanding of sociology. Read more …

Royal Geographical Society with IBG TeachMeet – 9 November, 6:30-8:30pm

A TeachMeet is an informal gathering of like-minded teachers coming together to present to, and learn from one another’s classroom practice including practical innovations and personal insights in teaching. Read more …

ALPSP Events and Training: September 2016

ALPSP provides professional development by publishers for publishers through our training courses, seminars, webinars and annual conference. Read more …

British Society of Criminology Learning & Teaching Network Symposium – 8 Sept

The purpose of this joint British Society of Criminology Learning and Teaching Network (BSC LTN) and HEA symposium is to critically examine the pedagogic practices of criminologists as ‘public-facing’ intellectuals. Read more …

SRA Annual Conference 2016 – Making the links:New directions for social researchers – 6 December, British Library

The SRA annual conference is the only forum the UK has for bringing together social researchers from all sectors and disciplines to share knowledge and ideas, to debate our most pressing professional issues, and, of course, to meet, network and talk. Read more …

BSA Work, employment and society journal – Call for Deputy Chair Nominees now open

Work, employment and society is currently seeking nominees for the Deputy Chair role on its Editorial Board. Nominees should be current members of the BSA, with seniority and extensive journal experience. Read more …

PSA 67th Annual International Conference,10-12 April 2017 – call for papers and panel proposals now open

The PSA will hold their 67th Annual International Conference, “Politics in Interesting Times” on 10-12 April 2017 at the Technology & Innovation Centre in Glasgow.Read more …

SRHE Event – What role does (or should) higher education research play in higher education policy making? – 12 October

It has been written that researchers and policy makers inhabit ‘parallel universes’ (Brownson et al 2006). This appears to stand true in the area of higher education, where it is reported that higher education researchers have ‘failed to address policy makers’ concerns’ and that higher education policy has become a ‘research-free’ zone (Locke 2009). This seminar seeks to unpack some of the reasons why this might be the case. Read more …

RTPI considers Brexit’s impact on planning

The RTPI is urging the new Government not to repeat the same mistakes that allowed affordable housing schemes to stall after the 2008 financial crisis. Read more …

Sociology and Psychoanalysis Conference – 11th/12th November 2016, UCL Institute of Education

Sociology and Psychoanalysis:The Unfulfilled Promise 11th-12th November 2016, London: UCL IoE Keynote Speaker: Professor Jessica Benjamin, New York University A conference organised by the Institute of Psychoanalysis, the British Sociological Association’s study group for Sociology, Psychoanalysis and the Psychosocial, and UCL Institute Read more …

British Academy of Management DBA Symposium 2016 – call for papers now open

Following a very successful event last year, the British Academy of Management are pleased to announce the second BAM DBA Symposium in October 2016. Read more …

ATHE Conference 2016 PhD Colloqium – call for papers now open

The ATHE annual conference will allow you to present your research at an established conference and receive constructive, non-judgemental feedback. It will also provide an invaluable opportunity to liaise with potential future employers in a in a friendly, supportive environment. Read more …

Political Studies Association – call for applications for journal editorial teams

With current editorial teams finishing at the end of June 2017, the Political Studies Association (PSA) is inviting applications from academic teams to take on new editorial contracts for its two highly regarded journals, Political Studies and Political Studies Review. Read more …

Call for Papers – RSA Workshop: EU and the CITY, 14 October 2016 – deadline 4 Sept

The forthcoming workshop of the RSA Research Network on EU Cohesion Policy ‘EU and the CITY’ is taking place on 14 October 2016 in Delft, The Netherlands. The call for papers is now open. Read more …

RSA Student and Early Career Conference 2016 – Newcastle, 27-28 October

Towards Impact and Contributions to Knowledge: PhD and First Academic Position Abstract submission deadline: Sunday 4th September 2016 #RSASEC2016 The Regional Studies Association welcomes submissions of abstracts to our annual Student and Early Career conference, to be held in Newcastle Read more …

RSA Research Networks scheme – application deadline 31 July

Research Networks are formed by RSA members interested in meeting to examine an issue that responds to the aims and goals of the Association and is of interest and concern to members of the Association as well as non-members. Read more …

SRHE Research & Scoping Awards 2016 – applications invited for new research funds

The Society for Research into Higher Education is pleased to launch the SRHE Research and Scoping Awards for 2016. Read more …

BSG Generations Review newsletter – Volume 26 available now

Generations Review is the open access newsletter of the British Society of Gerontology, published online three times a year. Read more …

SRHE Event – Pedagogy and Knowledge – 17 November

Have academics clung on for too long to their role as the guardians of disciplinary integrity? Or do they have a duty to safeguard disciplinary distinctiveness? We shall be exploring the relationship between pedagogy and knowledge and the extent to which the pursuit of knowledge should still be regarded as the chief educational aim in university education. Read more …

Call for expressions of interest/nominations to co-ordinate BSC Midlands regional group – deadline 1 July

The British Society of Criminology are looking for an individual (or individuals) to co-ordinate the Midlands regional group. Read more …

Regional Studies Association: Call for Expressions of Interest and applications to grant schemes

The Regional Studies Association have announced a call for expressions of interest in their research network grants and their travel grants. Read more …

SRHE Conference 2016:Call for Papers – deadline 24 June

The Society for Research into Higher Education (SRHE) is now inviting research contributions to the 2016 SRHE International conferences.
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SRA Annual Conference – Call for workshop presentations – deadline 8 August

Call for workshop presentations for the Social Research Association Annual Conference taking place in December 2016. Themes this year include methodological innovation, collaboration and partnerships, and communications and impact. Read more …

RGS-IBG Event – People, Politics and the Planet: Any Questions? – 21st July

Chaired by Jonathan Dimbleby, People, Politics and the Planet: Any Questions? will bring together a panel of leading politicians including Kerry McCarthy MP (Labour, Shadow Environment Secretary), Baroness Parminter (Liberal Democrats, Environment Spokesperson) and Natalie Bennett (Green Party, Leader), to answer your questions.
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BSG 45th Annual Conference, University of Stirling, 6-8 July 2016 – registration closes 30 June

The British Society of Gerontology Annual Conference is a key event in aiming to enhance knowledge about ageing and later life. Taking an inclusive approach that recognises that ageing is about all of us, the BSG 2016 conference Communities in Later Life: Engaging with Diversity encompasses a variety of topics illuminating creative and innovative ways of thinking about ageing. Read more …

Britain from the Air Exhibition: at RGS-IBG to 12th July

Britain from the Air, a remarkable exhibition of aerial photographs, is now on show at the Royal Geographical Society building in Kensington, London. The contemporary images provide unique perspectives of some of the UK’s most striking and thought-provoking landscapes, while Read more …

SRHE Event – Boundaries of digital professionalism and the challenges of social media in Higher Education, 17 June

Much has been written about the challenges and dilemmas of social media practice within Higher Education. Many of these debates handle this issue via the ethical questions that social media usage raises, the nature of new and networked pedagogies, and how social media can be purposefully integrated into a Higher Education teaching system.

This event adds issues of students’ professional practice to this mix, and how issues of University students’ developing professional identities interface with issues surrounding the incorporation of social media into HE practice more generally. Read more …

SRHE Event – Using theory to understand career futures of HE students – 14th June

This seminar aims to bring together newer and more established researchers looking at issues of access, widening participation, post-compulsory education and social justice, with a focus on the theme of imagined futures. The seminar will focus on how using a particular theoretical lens can help further analysis and understanding at the present time. Read more …

Discovering Britain walks – RGS-IBG

The Royal Geographical Society (with Institute of British Geographers) has produced a national network of free walks, trails and viewpoints to help you to explore the hidden stories behind the UK’s landscapes. Over 200 Discovering Britain activities are available, covering Read more …

ALPSP Conference and Awards 14-16 September 2016 – early bird registration until 1 July

The ALPSP Conference provides a friendly forum in which to share information and knowledge, learn about new initiatives, and engage in open discussion on the challenges and opportunities facing publishing today. With expert speakers and a wide ranging programme, the ALPSP Conference is for everyone in the scholarly publishing community. Read more …

Crossing Boundaries: Language Learning and Teaching Inside and Outside the Classroom

British Association for Applied Linguistics (BAAL) Language Learning and Teaching Research SIG 12th Annual Conference – Crossing Boundaries: Language Learning and Teaching Inside and Outside the Classroom. 30th June -1st July 2016, Lancaster University. Full details at Read more …

BSC Seminar – Criminology, Criminal Justice and the Ex-Military Community: The Way Ahead, 10th June

This one-day seminar will bring together academics, postgraduate students and practitioners to take stock of the attendant intellectual debates and policy developments relating to the ex-military community who are, or have been, embroiled within the criminal justice system in England and Wales. Read more …

RSA vacancy – Communication and Grants Officer – deadline 21st June

The RSA is recruiting a Communication and Grants Officer to join their team in Sussex. Read more …

SRHE Event – Researching the Micro and Local in Widening Participation Practice: Seminar 4, 15th June

This series presents a series of interlinked seminars aimed at grounding and contextualising discussions of widening participation in considerations of the local and micro practices of widening participation (WP) by focusing on two cities (Sheffield and London) and on Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland which face different challenges in relation to WP and to the idea of the ‘local’. Read more …

ALPSP training courses May-June 2016

ALPSP training is devised and delivered by publishers for publishers with direction from their industry Training Committee. ALPSP helps organizations develop skilled, informed and motivated staff who are better able to deal with the rapidly changing landscape of scholarly and professional publishing. Read more …

SRHE Event – Newer Researchers Online Webinar, 18th May

This is the second in a series of online webinars aimed at Newer and early career researchers to enable researchers to share their work with your colleagues and to promote discussion beyond this event. Read more …

ALPSP Awards for Innovation in Publishing 2016 – call for entries

ALPSP are calling for entries to the ALPSP awards, which celebrate some of the best innovators and exciting new developments in our fast changing industry. The judges are looking for examples of innovation which offer significant benefit to scholarly communication combined with a sustainable business model. The finalists will be showcased at the ALPSP Conference and the winners announced at the Awards Dinner on Thursday 15 September. Read more …

The British Society of Gerontology 45th Annual Conference – Early Bird Registration Extended – 13th May 2016

The British Society of Gerontology Annual Conference is a key event in aiming to enhance knowledge about ageing and later life. The University of Stirling is delighted to be hosting the 2016 Conference, welcoming over 300 individuals from varied backgrounds to share findings and best practice over several days. Read more …

New RSA Journal:Area Development and Policy – first issue freely available online until 31st May 2016

The Regional Studies Association is pleased to announce that the first issue of the latest journal developed by the Regional Studies Association (RSA) is now freely available online until 31st May 2016. Read more …

SRHE Event – Supporting refugees access, retention and success in higher education, 30th June

This one day seminar will present research contextualising contemporary forced migration, refugees’ experiences of higher education in both the UK and Australia, and how different universities are working to better meet and support their needs.
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Call for papers – The Regional Studies Association Winter Conference 2016, deadline 24 August

This conference provides an intellectual and policy-relevant platform for scholars around the world to address the new and emerging challenges facing cities and regions. The conference organisers are keen to attract papers and sessions that address a broad research and policy agenda, including contributions from any discipline which can offer relevant insights into the urban-regional-global nexus.
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SRHE Event – Engaging with Engagement Data: Education, Enhancement and Excellence, 28th June

This seminar will explore how institutions are working with data on students’ experiences and their engagement, including linking with other data sources, driving enhancements and promoting enhanced educational experiences. Read more …

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EURIAS Fellowship Programme 2017-2018 Call for applications

The European Institutes for Advanced Study (EURIAS) Fellowship Programme is an international researcher mobility programme offering 10-month residencies in one of the 18 participating Institutes: Aarhus, Amsterdam, Berlin, Bologna, Budapest, Cambridge, Delmenhorst, Edinburgh, Freiburg, Helsinki, Jerusalem, Lyon, Madrid, Marseille, Paris, Read more …

Call for Papers – RSA Winter Conference – New Pressures on Cities and Regions

The Regional Studies Association Winter Conference 2016 NEW PRESSURES ON CITIES AND REGIONS Thursday 24th – Friday 25th November 2016 Holiday Inn Bloomsbury, London, UK #RSAWINTER2016 Registration is now open Call for Papers – Abstract submission deadline: 24th August 2016 Read more …

BSA Call for Conference Committee Members for the Work, Employment and Society Conference – deadline May 6

Call for Conference Committee Members for the Work, employment and society Conference 2018 We are seeking 4 committee members to join the Work, employment and society conference committee to serve for two years six months from June 2016 to November 2018. Applications Read more …

BPS 2016 Developmental Section Annual Conference – Exhibition and Sponsorship now open

Exhibition and Sponsorship is now open for our 2016 Developmental Section Annual Conference. We have developed a wide range of versatile and flexible Sponsorship and Exhibitor packages and we have briefly summarised some of these below but please click here Read more …

SRHE Event:Future Directions for UK Higher Education: Looking forward in uncertain times, 6 June

This event will explore the future direction of UK higher education at a time of significant policy turbulence. Rather than focusing specifically on individual policy issues or proposals, the aim of this event is to stand back and consider the ‘bigger picture’: what might the HE sector look like if significant changes are initiated in relation to all of the above? What are the risks and opportunities for the sector, and what might we hope for? Read more …

Call for Papers – BSA Medical Sociology Group Annual Conference 2016, deadline 22nd April

BSA Medical Sociology Group Annual Conference 2016 Wednesday 7 to Friday 9 September 2016 Aston University, Birmingham Call for Papers We welcome abstract submissions for oral presentations, poster presentations and symposia / special events structured around the streams listed below. Read more …

RSA Board Position Available: Student Representative – deadline 1st May

An exciting opportunity has arisen for an enthusiastic PhD student to join the Regional Studies Association Board in the role of student representative. This position will introduce you to an established global association enabling you to engage with students internationally Read more …

SRHE: Boundaries of digital professionalism and the challenges of social media in Higher Education

This one-day event will bring together three scholars to discuss these issues from their own, uniquely different, research contexts to offer new and critical perspectives on this current topic, with plenty of opportunities for participants to join in the discussions.Read more …

BAM2016 Professional Development Workshop Submission Deadline – 29th April

2 Weeks to Go: BAM2016 PDW Submission Deadline The British Academy of Management are pleased to formally announce the call for Professional Development Workshops (PDWs), to be presented at the BAM2016 Conference in Newcastle. BAM dedicates the first morning of Read more …

RSA North America Conference 2016 – Cities and Regions: Managing Growth and Change, Atlanta, June 2016

The conference will focus on the policy implications of emerging forms of governance and policy delivery relative to uneven development and inequality in a post-crisis era of ongoing market liberalization, financialization, and global competition. Read more …

SRHE Event – Leadership, team working and communication – a multi-media case learning experience, 21st June

This workshop examines many leadership dynamics from communication, team working and engagement to perceptions, assumptions and mindsets, integrated, as they are in the practice of leadership, using a multi-media simulation. Read more …

PSA Annual Public Lecture: ‘Is Shakespeare Always Political?’, Glenda Jackson in conversation with Michael Billington, 20 June

The PSA is pleased to invite you to our annual public lecture at the British Library on 20 June, featuring Oscar-winning Actress turned MP, Glenda Jackson in conversation with highly respected Guardian theatre critic, Michael Billington. The pair will discuss Read more …

2-5 October – 3rd International Conference on Law Enforcement and Public Health, Amsterdam

Supported by the BSC, LEPH2016 strives to break down those barriers that inhibit shared knowledge, research and practice experience so that better health outcomes will be achieved. LEPH2016 is a conference to establish and investigate the partnership between law enforcement Read more …

British Society of Criminology Critical Criminology Network Launch – 27th July

“The Future of Critical Criminology: Where do we go from here?” Free to attend symposium held on Wednesday 27 July 2016. Registration is required for attendance. Critical criminology has reached a crucial stage in its development. We occupy a post-crash Read more …

RSA call for applicants – European Week of Regions and Cities 2016 Master Class: 30 PhD students and early career researchers wanted

We would like to announce that the call for applications for the European Week of Regions and Cities 2016 Master Class is now open. This prestigious event will bring together 30 selected early career researchers and PhD students to present Read more …

SRHE Event – Contemporary challenges in Russian higher education: origins, impetus and implications for development

Featuring papers from academics (three of them native Russians) representing diverse fields – organisational behaviour, management, law, and education – this interdisciplinary seminar will unpick the nature and bases of some of these challenges and facilitate discussion of how they may be addressed. Read more …

JUC Upcoming Events

The Future of Social and Public Administration As the First World War was drawing to a close, the Joint University Council met for the first time to consider the standards of education and professional training appropriate to the expanding social Read more …

ALPSP Seminar: Disruption, Development or more of the same? Wednesday 25 May 2016

Who and what is causing disruption in publishing? Which organisations are really breaking new ground? Is technology helping or hindering development? Have recent mergers and acquisitions changed the market? What about start-ups and incubators? How do smaller publishers remain commercially viable?
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Forthcoming RSA Research Networks’ Events

Research Network on Migration, Inter-Connectivity and Regional Development Exploring and identifying barriers to migrants’ opportunities in the labour market 17-18 May 2016 Belfast, UK Research Network on Smart City-Regional Governance for Sustainability Inaugural Session at the RSA 2nd North America Read more …

APS/IGA Event – A World in Common? Group Analysis meets Psychosocial Studies, 21st May

The Association for Psychosocial Studies and The Institute of Group Analysis present A World in Common? Group Analysis meets Psychosocial Studies Saturday 21st May 2016, 10:30 – 17.00 Institute of Group Analysis, 1 Daleham Gardens, London NW3 5BY This is Part Read more …

BSA – Sociology Associate Board Recruitment

Sociology Associate Board Recruitment We are seeking 17 new members to join the Sociology Associate Board, from mid-July 2016 until 31 July 2019. Sociology relies on its peer reviewers to maintain high quality scholarship. Alongside the work of members of Read more …

Call for Papers – RSA workshop: Learning from Implementation and Evaluation of the EU Cohesion Policy (Brussels, 13 June 2016)

The Cohesion Policy has had a major influence on shaping regional policy of EU member states in terms of governance, practices and funding: the implementation of this policy has been (and still is) a major challenge for policymakers, mainly considering the European need to recover from the crisis.Against this background, the seminar invites contributions presenting lessons learnt from the implementation and evaluation of the Cohesion Policy. Read more …

DASSH (UK) Conference – The Election: One Year On

      The Election: One Year On: Policy change and challenges for Arts, Social Sciences and Humanities Council of Deans of Arts, Social Sciences and Humanities of the UK (DASSH UK) Summer Conference 2016 12-13 May 2016 Grand Connaught Read more …

SRHE Event: Making Sense of Student Lifecycles and Transitions

Date – Tuesday, 24 May 2016: 9.45-15.45 Venue – SRHE 73 Collier Street, London N1 9BE The student lifecycle has become a normative term used in higher education policy in an effort to capture students’ transitions, stages through and experiences Read more …

SRHE Event – Using theory to understand career futures of HE students, 14th June

This seminar aims to bring together newer and more established researchers looking at issues of access, widening participation, post-compulsory education and social justice, with a focus on the theme of imagined futures. Read more …

British Society of Criminology Conference, 6-8th July 2016, Nottingham Conference Centre

‘Inequalities in a diverse world’ Registration and call for abstracts Inequalities impact directly on the experiences of offenders and victims. This conference will examine established areas of concern such as gender, race and class and broaden the criminological gaze to Read more …

BAM2016: Call for PDW Submissions Officially Announced

BAM2016: Call for PDW Submissions Officially Announced The British Academy of Management are pleased to formally announce the call for Professional Development Workshops (PDWs), to be presented at the BAM2016 Conference in Newcastle. BAM dedicates the first morning of the Read more …

ALPSP Seminar: Are You Ready for the Researcher of the Future? – 4 May

Are You Ready for the Researcher of the Future: Understanding the researcher experience Wednesday 4 May, London (full day seminar) Chair:  Lettie Y Conrad, Executive Program Manager, Online Products, SAGE Publications Inc     #alpspresearch A full day event that asks Read more …

SRHE Newer Researchers Online Launch event – 23rd March

Date – Wednesday, 23 March 2016: 13.00-14.00 (GMT) Venue – Online With such breadth and depth of innovative research being carried out by newer researchers around the world, we are keen to take the opportunities the new online events will Read more …

SRHE Event – Research in the digital environment: Opportunities risks & best practice

Research in the digital environment: Opportunities risks & best practice Date – Friday, 29 April 2016: 9.30-16.30 Venue – SRHE, 73 Collier St, London N1 9BE Network – Newer Researchers Network In Higher Education there has been an increasing growth Read more …

RSA Awards for Taught Master Students and Early Careers – Call for Nominations Now Open

The Regional Studies Association welcomes nominations (both self-nominations and third party nominations) for the Nathaniel Lichfield Award (aimed at Taught Master Students) and RSA & Routledge Early Career Award in regional studies and related fields, which will be awarded by the Regional Studies Association Award Committee Read more …

ATHE : ATLAS annual conference 2016 Canterbury – call for papers and 6 special tracks

Canterbury Christ Church University will be hosting the ATLAS Annual Conference in September 2016. 2016 marks the 25th anniversary of ATLAS, therefore the conference is designed to bring together all old, current and new ATLAS members as well as welcome non-members to the ATLAS family. Read more …

SRHE Event – Using research to inform higher education policy and practice, 15th April

Date(s): Friday, 15 April 2016 Times: 9.00-16.30 Signup Deadline: Wednesday, 13 April 2016 Location: Office for Fair Access, Bristol This event has been funded by the Office for Fair Access and is therefore free for all participants. Early career researchers Read more …

CECAN – New centre to measure the effectiveness of UK energy, water, environment and food policies

A new national research hub, initiated by a consortium of leading UK bodies, will be developing new ways to measure the effectiveness of domestic policies on energy, water, environment and food (the ‘nexus’), and how they affect wider society. The Read more …

BAAL/CUP seminar – New plurilingual pathways for integration:Immigrants and language learning in the 21st Century

The 21st Century is witnessing increased discussions on immigration in local, national and international contexts. The aim of this seminar is to bridge the study of language and immigration and consider the extent to which immigrants learning new languages (which include learning majority, minority and/or heritage languages) may contribute to a more comprehensive and plurilingual view of integration today. Read more …

British Association for Applied Linguistics 49th Annual Meeting: 1-3 September 2016

The 49th Annual Meeting of the British Association for Applied Linguistics will be hosted by Anglia Ruskin University in Cambridge on 1–3 September 2016. Read more …

BSA Medical Sociology Group Annual Conference 2016 – Call for Papers

BSA Medical Sociology Group Annual Conference 2016 Wednesday 7 to Friday 9 September 2016 University of Aston We look forward to welcoming you to our 48th Annual Conference We welcome abstract submissions for oral presentations, poster presentations and symposia / special events Read more …

RSS event on new government consultation on data sharing proposals

The government has announced a consultation on new data sharing proposals: These include proposals for ONS to have greater access to government data, and also data sharing for public service delivery and to prevent fraud and error. The RSS is holding Read more …

SRHE Events – Doctoral Supervision Workshops – 5th April

Doctoral Supervision: Dilemmas and Resolutions(am) Challenges of Doctoral Examining (pm) Date – Tuesday 5 April 9:30-12.30 and 13.30-16:30 Venue – University of Liverpool Network – Professional Development Programme Facilitator: Professor Pam Denicolo  Doctoral Supervision Dilemmas & Resolutions – 9:30-12:30 This Read more …

SRHE Event – Postgraduate Student Experience, Employability and Support – 6th May

Postgraduate Student Experience, Employability and Support Date – Friday 6 May 2016 11:00-16:00 Venue – SRHE. 73 Collier Street, London, N1 9BE Network – Student Experience  To reserve a place, click here. Most student experience research focuses on undergraduate education. Read more …

ALPSP Seminar: Standing on the Digits of Giants – 8 March 2016

Standing on the Digits of Giants: Research data, preservation and innovation Tuesday 8 March, London (full day seminar)  Chair: William Kilbride, Executive Director, Digital Preservation Coalition #alpspdata A full day event examining emerging trends and focussing on access being an Read more …

Call for papers – BSA Citizenship Study Group and the European Consortium for Political Research (ECPR) Event

BSA Citizenship Study Group and the European Consortium for Political Research (ECPR) Standing Group on Citizenship Political Citizenship and Social Movements University of Portsmouth – 27-28 June 2016 Sponsored by University of Portsmouth?s Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences, Citizenship, ?Race? Read more …

BSA Work, Employment and Society 2016 Conference – Call for Papers

BSA Work, Employment and Society 2016 Conference – Call for Papers Abstract submission closes at midnight on Monday 7 March Work, Employment and Society Conference 2016 ‘Work in Crisis’ Dates: Tuesday 6 – Thursday 8 September 2016 (Postgraduate Workshop: 5 September Read more …

SRHE Event – Employability and Social Mobility – 24th May

Employability and Social Mobility Date – Tuesday 24 May, 11.00-16:00 Venue – Aston University, Birmingham Network – Employability, Enterprise and Work-Based Learning To reserve a place, click here. The government’s recent education green paper makes a direct link between social Read more …

CHME – Critical Hospitality Studies Symposium: A Multi-Disciplinary Affair

Edinburgh Napier University, 28-29 July, 2016 Call for Papers Theme: Hospitality as Metaphor Critical Hospitality Studies is at a key stage in its development.  The concept of Hospitality is employed by various disciplines as a way of investigating contemporary issues Read more …

BAM2016 Doctoral Symposium – 5th September

You are cordially invited to the upcoming event BAM2016 Doctoral Symposium organised by the British Academy of Management, taking place on the 5th September in Newcastle. The Doctoral Symposium is BAM’s flagship event for doctoral students and is one of Read more …

RGS-IBG Annual International Conference 2016: 30 Aug – 2 Sept 2016

  Conference theme – Nexus thinking The theme for the 2016 Annual Conference is nexus thinking, an approach that has attracted a surge of interest in the last five years among academics, policy-makers and third sector organizations. The aim of nexus Read more …

ASA News – Call for Labs and Media Officer vacancy

ASA NEWS ASA2016 – call for Labs open At ASA16 we have provided for sessions that depart from the convention of the text-based presentation. These ‘laboratories’ will provide occasions for experimentation, encouraging knowledge generation through a range of visual, acoustic Read more …

RSA Travel Grant – Call for Applications

RSA TRAVEL GRANT – CALL FOR APPLICATIONS Apply for up to £500 funding towards your travel costs (transport only) to attend a non-RSA event. This grant is a fantastic opportunity to help you towards your travel costs to present your Read more …

Photocrowd & British Society of Gerontology Photo Contest Results

Over 1200 photos entered and 200,000 votes cast; images explore the complexities of ageing   Online photography community Photocrowd.com has presented the results of an international photo contest on the theme of ‘Ageing: the bigger picture‘ in partnership with the British Read more …

SRHE Event – Researching the Micro and Local in Widening Participation Practice

Researching the Micro and Local in Widening Participation Practice: Seminar 2 Date – Wednesday, 24 February 2016:10.30 – 16.30 Venue – The Studio, Sheffield Students Union, Sheffield Network – Access and Widening Participation To reserve a place, click here. The Read more …

BSA Ageing, Body and Society Study Group 7th Annual Conference: Ageing and Culture

BSA Ageing, Body and Society Study Group 7th Annual Conference: Ageing and Culture  Friday 26th February 2016 MICRA, University of Manchester Full programme available HERE and booking available HERE This year the Ageing, Body and Society study group is holding its annual day conference in Manchester, in collaboration Read more …

SRHE Newer Researchers’ Network

Calling all Newer (or early career) Researchers in Higher Education Supporting Newer and early career researchers is one of the Society’s most important activities. In 2016, we are introducing a series of new initiatives and development opportunities for newer and Read more …

RSA workshop – Urban Dialogues:Creating Inclusive Urban Spaces In Uncertain Global Times, Brazil 2016

URBAN DIALOGUES: CREATING INCLUSIVE URBAN SPACES IN UNCERTAIN GLOBAL TIMES UK coordinator: Dr Sarah Ayres (University of Bristol, UK) Brazilian coordinator: Professor Clélio Campolina Diniz (Federal University of Minas Gerais, Brazil) Dates and venue: 3-6th May 2016 at Center for Read more …

25th Annual CHME Conference 2016 – 4-6th May

The Department of Hospitality and Tourism Management within the Ulster University Business School is proud to host the 25th Council for Hospitality Management’s Annual Research Conference in May 2016. CHME 2016 seeks to explore the dimensions of innovation and customer-centricity Read more …

SRHE Event : “Getting” Maths Seminar – 15th March

“Getting” maths: the challenges of achieving maths qualifications, knowledge and skills, and the GCSE hurdle Date – Tuesday 15 March 13:00-16:00 Venue – SRHE, 73 Collier Street, London, N1 9BE To reserve a place, click here. Note: Unless otherwise stated Read more …

BAM 2016 Conference – Paper Submissions Now Open

BAM is pleased to announce the BAM2016 Paper Submission is now officially open! Before making a submission, please ensure that you have read the Paper Submission Guidelines. The deadline for submissions is 29th February 2015 at 23:59PM (UK time). We Read more …

DSA Annual Conference – Politics in Development

The 2016 annual conference of the Development Studies Association (DSA) will be hosted by the Oxford Department of International Development (ODID) at the University of Oxford from 12 to 14 September. The conference will take place in the historic Examination Read more …

RSA Workshop – Illicit actors, regional governance and development

We are pleased to announce the second one day workshop in the Regional Studies Association Research Network ‘Illicit actors, regional governance and development’ which will take place in Central London at the British Academy on Wednesday March 23rd 2016. The Read more …

SRHE Event – Undertaking a Literature Review

Undertaking a Literature Review Date – Monday 11 April, 11:00-16:00 Venue – SRHE, 73 Collier Street, London, N1 9BE Network – SRHE Click here to reserve a space This session is about doing a search and review of the literature for Read more …

Code of Practice for Official Statistics – have your say…

Ed Humpherson, Director General for Regulation at the UK Statistics Authority has recently launched a stock take of the Code of Practice for Official Statistics. To begin this stock take, the Royal Statistical Society’s Statistics User Network (StatsUserNet) would like Read more …

HEFCE Tendering opportunities: Interdisciplinary research in higher education

Closing date: 14 January 2016 HEFCE is seeking to commission two pieces of research to explore the interdisciplinary research (IDR) landscape in higher education. Case study review of English interdisciplinary research in higher education The study will consider examples of Read more …

Vacancies for User Members on ESRC Grant Assessment Panels (GAPs)

ESRC has recently published a vacancy notice inviting applications for User members of the Grant Assessment Panels (GAPs).  We hope to appoint three members to each panel spanning the public, private and third sectors.  Details can be found on our Read more …

Organisational Behaviour in Healthcare Conference: Attaining, sustaining and spreading improvement: Art or Science?

The 10th International Organisational Behaviour in Healthcare Conference, the biannual conference of the Learned Society for the Studies in Organizing Healthcare (SHOC), will be hosted from the 4th to the 6th of April 2016 at Cardiff Business School: See http://business.cf.ac.uk/events/obhc-2016 Read more …

PSA Annual Lecture – the Rise of Jeremy Corbyn – videos

The PSA Annual Lecture with political journalist Steve Richards on “The Rise of Jeremy Corbyn” is now on YouTube in three parts. Watch now below: Part 1: Part 2: Part 3: Print version

Association for Psychosocial Studies conference 2016: Being Human in Challenging Times

The Conference of the Association for Psychosocial Studies 2016 will be held at the University of the West of England in Bristol. Wednesday 29 June to Friday 1 July 2016. The conference theme will be Being Human in Challenging Times. Read more …

ATHE Annual Conference 2015: CREATING IMPACT

10th – 11th December 2015 at St Anne’s College, Oxford Registration for this year’s ATHE annual conference is available online. Early bird rate ends 31st October. To book your place at the conference, please click on the link below: http://athe.org.uk/booking/ Read more …

Panel Discussion: Psychosocial Studies Tackles Austerity

Friday 4 December 2015, 1-3pm Room B04, Birkbeck Main Building, Torrington Square, London WC1E 7HX  A seminar organised by the Association for Psychosocial Studies 1.00-3.00pm: Psychosocial Studies Tackles Austerity – A Panel Discussion, with: Dr Lisa Baraitser (Birkbeck, University of London) Read more …

Photography Competition: ‘Ageing: The Bigger Picture’

A photographic competition organised by the British Society of Gerontology Entries close: Sunday 10th January 2016 “My job is to use photography to get people talking, to get them thinking, and to hopefully, ultimately, get them caring.” – Mac Stone Read more …

BSC events – Derby, MoJ, Sheffield, Teeside

BSC Regional Events: Midlands Regional Network The second event of the season will take place at Derby University: http://www.derby.ac.uk/lhss/news-and-events/events/bsc-midlands-network-event/ Thursday 3 December 2015 5.00pm – 7.00pm Speakers include: Dr Mark Kilgallon, Senior Fellow – International Policing & Justice Institute, University Read more …

BSC Innovation Fund Grants

Grants of up to £1,000 are now available for members to organise one-day conferences, colloquiums or symposiums in the field of criminology and criminal justice.  For more information please see the members section of the BSC website. Print version

BSC Annual Conference 2016: Inequalities in a diverse world – Save the Date

6-8 July 2016 Nottingham Conference Centre Keynote speakers Kelly Hannah-Moffat, University of Toronto Will Hutton, University of Oxford For the first time in the British Society of Criminology’s history, this year’s conference will be organised and hosted by the BSC Read more …

Work, Employment and Society Conference 2016: Work in Crisis

Dates: Tuesday 6 – Thursday 8 September 2016 (Postgraduate Workshop: 5 September 2016) Venue: University of Leeds The BSA and the Work, employment and society Editorial Board are pleased to announce that the WES Conference 2016 will be hosted by Read more …

RSA Annual Conference Graz 2016 – Call for papers

  ‘Building Bridges: Cities and Regions in a Transnational World’  3rd – 6th April 2016, Karl-Franzen- University, Graz, Austria Registration open  Call for Early Career Plenary Speakers Throughout history, cities and regions have been cornerstones of economic, social and cultural Read more …

New large scale, open source corpus of contemporary Welsh language to be created

CorCenCC is an inter-disciplinary and multi-institutional project that will create a large scale, open source corpus of contemporary Welsh language. CorCenCC will break new ground both as a language resource and as a model of corpus construction. It will be Read more …

UK Evaluation Society 2016 Annual Evaluation Conference

Building a Culture of Evaluation: Challenging assumptions, unpacking complexity, championing change London, 27-28 April 2016 Developing a culture of evaluation is not easy and doesn’t happen overnight. It involves developing relationships with the right people in the organisation, including those Read more …

Work, Employment and Society Editorial Board – Call for Applications

Deadline: Thursday 5 November 2015, 17:00 (GMT) Work, employment and society is seeking 10 new members of its Editorial Board to serve for three years from January 2016 to end of December 2018. The Board welcomes applications involving any areas Read more …

SRHE Event: Developing the most employable global citizens: How can we encourage and celebrate outward mobility and working abroad?

Date – 13th November 2015: 11.00-16.00 Venue – SRHE, 73 Collier Street, London N1 9BE Network – Employability, Enterprise and Workbased Learning  More and book During our events so far the issue of international employability has often been raised.  This Read more …

SRHE Event: The digital university and its contributions to a sustainable future

Date – Thursday 19 November 2015: 10.30-16.00 Venue – Nottingham Trent University Network – Digital University More and book How can we create the future we want? How can we solve sustainability challenges we face today? In this SRHE network Read more …

Sociology Editorial Board- Call for Applications

Sociology is seeking 4 new members to join its Editorial Board and serve from January 2016 to end of December 2018. Full details, as well as an application form, can be found on the BSA website: http://www.britsoc.co.uk/publications/pubsvacancies.aspx   Criteria for Read more …

ATHE Making the Case Awards – nominations close 6th November

MAKING THE CASE FOR TOURISM IN HIGHER EDUCATION The ATHE Awards. ATHE is delighted to announce the second year of its awards scheme that celebrates the impact that teaching, learning and research in tourism can have on society.  The awards Read more …

Do you use ONS International Passenger Survey data?

The Office for National Statistics’ International Passenger Survey team would like to find out how its key statistics on visitors and overseas travel trends are used, and obtain views on the quality of the Overseas Travel and Tourism and Travel Read more …

PSA Annual Academic Lecture – Women and Islamophobia

PSA Event 26 Nov, 2015, 18:30 – 20:00 York Women and Islamophobia: Refracted reflections, Muslims and the dilemma of ‘otherisation’ Speaker: Baroness Haleh Afshar FAcSS Chair: Professor Angelia Wilson, University of Manchester Discussant: Professor Beverley Milton-Edwards, Queen’s University Belfast Baroness Read more …

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Call for nominations: 2016 Stein Rokkan Prize for Comparative Social Science Research

The ISSC, ECPR, and the University of Bergen are delighted to announce that the nomination process for the 2016 Stein Rokkan Prize for Comparative Social Science Research is now open. Stein Rokkan was a pioneer of comparative political and social Read more …

Regional Studies Association 2nd North America Conference 2016. Cities and Regions: Managing Growth and Change

Wednesday 16th – Friday 17th June 2016 Historic Academy of Medicine, Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta, Georgia, USA #RSAUSA2016   Abstract submission deadline: 28th February 2016 In the wake of the global financial crisis, cities have searched for new policies Read more …

BSA Citizenship Study Group Event: Citizenship and Education

Bournemouth University Tuesday, 3 November 2015 9:00am-6:00pm This day-event is being organised and sponsored by Bournemouth University’s Faculty of Health & Social Sciences and being run in association with the BSA Citizenship Study Group. This event aims to bring together postgraduate Read more …

BSA Sociology of Religion Study Group Annual Conference 2016 – Call for Papers

Tuesday 12th – Thursday 14th July 2016 Lancaster University Keynote speakers: Professor Gordon Lynch (Kent University) Dr Abby Day (Goldsmiths & Kent University) More speakers to be announced The theme for the BSA Sociology of Religion Study Group Annual Conference Read more …

ASAOnline – Call for Conference Reviews

ASAonline – the ASA’s online journal – now seeks conference reviews for publication. ASAonline, the ASA’s online, Open Access journal publishes social anthropology papers on a wide range of topics, from gender to nanotechnology.  We now also seek conference reports. If Read more …

Cultural Sociology: Seeking New Editors

Would you like to edit a BSA journal?  Are you interested in making a significant contribution to the development of Cultural Sociology?   The BSA and SAGE would like to hear from Editorial Teams interested in editing the journal Cultural Sociology, Read more …

ALPSP November-December Events

November Advanced Journal Development: Strategic development for journal managers – 10 November, London (full day training course) A more advanced course that looks at strategies for journal development, including acquisition and portfolio development. Case studies allow participants to work on Read more …

Future of Ageing Research, November 11th 2015

Booking for the BSG event Future of Ageing Research, November 11th 2015 is now open. Who will be supporting the new research programmes of the future and what have we learnt from the past? Hear from the funders and directors and discuss the Read more …

Development Programme for Directors of Research 2015-2016

What will the programme cover? The role of Director of Research Assessing and developing research strategy Devising research structures and management processes Managing REF results Research training and doctoral programmes Defining research impact Programme Benefits Mentoring with a BAM Fellow Read more …

RSS/HRA workshop for statistician members of Research Ethics Committees

Thursday 17 December 2015, 10:30am – 04:30pm Location RSS,12 Errol Street, London EC1Y 8LX Professional Statisticians’ Forum Workshop RSS/HRA co-sponsored workshop for statistician members of Research Ethics Committees A free-to-attend workshop held at the RSS,12 Errol Street, London EC1Y 8LX. It will be necessary Read more …

RSS-SRA Cathie Marsh Lecture 2015: What does the failure of the polls tell us about the future of survey research?

Wednesday 18 November 2015, 05:00pm – 07:00pm Location Royal Statistical Society, 12 Errol Street, London, EC1Y 8LX In 2015 the pre-election polls showed their worst performance since 1992.  In this year’s lecture Professor Patrick Sturgis of the University of Southampton, who is leading the Read more …

RSS International Conference 2016 – Manchester

From Monday 05 September 2016 To Thursday 08 September 2016 Location University of Manchester The RSS conference provides a unique opportunity for anyone interested in data analysis and statistics to come together to share information and network. Whatever your experience, field of expertise Read more …

Cities, growth and rebalancing the UK economy – 21st Century Challenges: Policy Forum

Royal Geographical Society with Institute of British Geographers present the first in a new series of discussions called ’21st Century Challenges: Policy Forum’ – Cities, growth and rebalancing the UK economy Wednesday 21 October 2015: 5.00pm – 8.30pm (Refreshments 5.00-5.30pm) Read more …

Leadership, loyalty and the rise of Jeremy Corbyn – PSA Annual Lecture

Speaker: Steve Richards Chair: Dr Rosie Campbell, PSA Vice Chair (Birkbeck, University of London) Discussant: Professor Tim Bale (QMUL) The columnist and broadcaster, Steve Richards, will explain how Labour moved from Blair to Corbyn and argue that nearly all media Read more …

Make a World of Difference: How society publishers can extend their global outreach Monday 26 October 2015, 15:00 – 16:30

Smaller publishers can’t do everything themselves, and nor in many cases do large publishers. Online platforms, subscription and sales agents, aggregators, academic and professional societies, cross-publisher collaborations, consultants and advisers, launching new journals – all these and more offer vital Read more …

RSA Winter Conference 2015 – Great Transformation: Recasting Regional Policy

This conference provides a platform for scholars across the globe to address great transformations taking place across our economic, political, and social spheres amidst heightened uneven development and inequality in a post-crisis era of ongoing market liberalisation, financialisation, global competition and changing patterns of regulation and governance.Read more …

Vacancies on the UK Healthcare Education Advisory Committee

The UK Healthcare Education Advisory Committee (UKHEAC) is seeking to recruit new members with the right expertise and vision to contribute to the development of healthcare education and research. The deadline for applications is midnight on Friday 16 October 2015. Read more …

RSA Early Career Conference – abstract submission open til Sunday

The Regional Studies Association is seeking early career researchers to attend the RSA EC conference in Sheffield in October 2015 and still welcomes submissions of abstracts. Abstract Submission Deadline: Sunday 27th September 2015 This conference will give early career researchers Read more …

SRHE – Board vacancies

Nominations to serve as a trustee on the SRHE Governing Council are now open. Please see www.srhe.ac.uk/about_us/governing_council_elections.asp for further details and note that the closing date for nominations is Monday 19th October.  Serving as a trustee for the Society requires a strong Read more …

SRHE Newer Researchers Conference

Global Higher Education Research: Local, national and international perspectives 8th December, Celtic Manor, Wales UK This conference aims to support and develop those who are ‘newer’ to the field of higher education research. Professor Linda Evans (Leeds) will be giving Read more …

SRHE Conference: 9th-11th December 2015, Newport

Converging Concepts in Global Higher Education Research: Local, national and international perspectives 9th-11th December 2015, Celtic Manor, Newport, Wales , UKThe SRHE are are pleased to advise you that the Society is now inviting research contributions to the 2015 SRHE Read more …

BSA Philip Abrams Memorial Prize – Nominations Open

Nominations are now being sought for the BSA Philip Abrams Memorial (PAM) Prize 2016. The PAM prize is awarded to the best first and sole-authored book within the discipline of Sociology published between 1st December 2014 and 30th November 2015. Read more …

CFP – ATHE Annual Conference 2015: Creating Impact

The ATHE Annual Conference 2015 will be held on 10th-11th December at St Anne’s College, Oxford (http://www.st-annes.ox.ac.uk/conferences/). This year, our theme is ‘Creating Impact’ and we are really pleased to confirm that Prof Leo Jago of the University of Surrey has been Read more …

Higher Education Quarterly (HEQ) – Call for Co-Editor & Associate Editor

Applications are sought for the role of co-editor for the above journal to work alongside Dr Celia Whitchurch (UCL IoE, London) from January 2016. Full details are available here [pdf] and the deadline for applications is Friday 9th October.  An Associate Read more …

International Students: Transition, Belonging & Support

Date – 20 November 2015: 11.00 -16.00 Venue – SRHE, 73 Collier St, London N1 9BE SRHE Network – Student Experience More information and book A one day seminar to explore, discuss and share current initiatives and good practice in Read more …

Work, Economy and Society Associate Board – Call for applications

Deadline 22nd September 2015

WES is seeking new Associate Board members this year. Successful candidates will become members of the Board from January 2016, for a period of three years.Read more …

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WZB-ISSC Global Fellowship Program

The International Social Science Council (ISSC) and the WZB Berlin Social Science Center are now seeking applications for their joint WZB-ISSC Global Fellowship Program. The fellowship enables an outstanding early career scientist (postdoctoral researcher with no more than 5 years’ work experience after Read more …

Higher Education, Global Wellbeing and the Refugee Crisis – 30th Sep

Date – 30 September 2015: 1430-1630 Venue – University of Bath SRHE Network – South West Regional Network  More information and book 14.30-16.30 followed by refreshments and networking Building 8 West Room 3.14 School of Management, University of Bath Chair: Read more …

Call for BSA Early Career Forum Regional Event Proposals 2016

BSA Early Career Forum members are eligible to apply for this fund to arrange an event relevant and/or appropriate for early career BSA members. £1,000 is available to fund the event which can be used to hire space, pay for Read more …

BAM Small Grants Scheme closing 25th September

BAM Small Grants Scheme is still open, but closes 25th September. The website for applications is here: https://www.bam.ac.uk/british-academy-management-grants-schemes-2015 Transitions 1: is for early research career members (who may have a teaching focus hitherto) Transitions 2: for more established researchers wanting Read more …

UKES London network 24th Sep: Making Sense of Evaluation

This training workshop aims to make sense of the different reasons for and approaches to evaluation to maximise the possibility that evaluation in practice will be useful for those it is intended to serve. This workshop will focus on the critical foundations of evaluation practice and would be of interest to people who carry out evaluation as well as those who are responsible for managing and using evaluation in their professional environments.

Led by Georgie Parry-Crooke FAcSS

Thursday, 24th September 2015. 10:30 to 5 p.m. London Metropolitan University, Holloway RoadRead more …

BSG Generations Review Vol 25 no 2 out now

Featuring: Media Portrayal of older people: the good, the bad, and the absent: Natasha Ginnivan Seminar Report – Understanding older people’s everyday mobility: Dr Ben Spencer and Dr Tim Jones PhD Abstract – Adequacy of Pension Income in Nigeria: The Read more …

Research evidence we can trust? The SRA annual conference 2015

The SRA annual conference on 14 December is now open for bookings. It will be held at the British Library conference centre, London. The theme this year is ‘Social research in the 21st Century:  What makes for evidence we can Read more …

CFP – RSA workshop on the EU Cohesion Policy: Focus on The Territorial Dimension

05-06 NOVEMBER 2015, Centre for Geographical Studies, IGOT- Lisbon University WORKSHOP FOCUS In just 24 years (1989-2013), the EU Cohesion Policy has shifted its main strategic intervention goals several times. In short, while in earlier times a stronger focus was Read more …

Save the date – ASA Conference 2016

The ASA conference on Footprints and futures: the time of anthropology will be held in Durham, 4-7 July 2016. More information to follow in the autumn. Print version

Call for input on Anthropology in interdisciplinary research teams

Proposed working group to prepare a roundtable at the next ASA conference in Durham, on working as an anthropologist within multidisciplinary research teams The need to reflect collectively on the potentials of anthropological knowledge within interdisciplinary or multidisciplinary research teams Read more …

RSA Research Network Funding Scheme for 2016 now open

In 2015, the Regional Studies Association introduced an increased Research Network funding scheme which is part of the 50th Anniversary celebration of the Association. Therefore five Research Networks will be awarded in 2015 and 2016 to up to £10,000. The Read more …

Hospitality and Society: new issue and CFP

The Council for Hospitality Management are very please to announce the new issue of the multidisciplinary journal Hospitality & Society is now online and invite future submissions. Please see the table of contents for Volume 5, Issue 1 (below) and Read more …

Call for nominations: ASA Award for Teaching and Lecturing in Anthropology

The ASA welcomes nominations for this award – the annual deadline is 1 November. Nominations can be made by any member of the ASA who is teaching at a UK or Commonwealth university. As well as giving public recognition to Read more …

SRHE new journal CFP: Policy Reviews in Higher Education

This journal is offering an entirely different space for the discussion of policy issues impacting on HE. It is to be international and interdisciplinary in scope and will publish articles of much greater depth and analysis than the usual academic Read more …

Sociology Associate Board Recruitment

Sociology Journal are seeking 8 new members to join the Sociology Associate Board, from mid-October 2015 until July 31 2018. Sociology relies on its peer reviewers to maintain high quality scholarship. Alongside the work of members of the Editorial Board, Read more …

CFP: BAM DBA/Executive Doctorate Symposium

This event is designed to provide an opportunity for (1) current researchers on DBA /executive doctorate programmes in business and management to discuss their doctoral research in a supportive setting and (2) faculty involved in managing, teaching and assessing DBA Read more …

Personal Values and Leadership Challenges Symposium

More information and booking details at www.bam.ac.uk This one-day symposium brings together researchers to explore and discuss the challenges of values and leadership including ethics, virtue and morality in everyday practice. For examples do leaders’ personal values colour their intentions, Read more …

From Here to There: Positioning Higher Education Institutions

2015 European Association for Institutional Research (EAIR) Forum. Krems, Austria.  (EAIR) 29th August to 2 September 2015. EAIR are delighted to announce that the Danube University Krems, Austria is organising this year’s Annual Forum. They are welcoming a vibrant community Read more …

Developing publishing capabilities in Performance Management

More information and to book Performance Management plays a vital role in organisations by helping them compete successfully in nowadays challenging environment, e.g. with the calls for resilience and sustainability. For an organisational perspective, Performance Management involves both an internal Read more …

ALPSP Conference and Awards 2015

Book your place now! ALPSP Conference 9-11 September 2015 Park Inn Hotel and Conference Centre, London Heathrow, UB7 0DU, UK #alpsp15 Programme Join us to discuss and debate the latest developments and issues for the scholarly publishing community.  We have Read more …

English Identity and Radical Politics – Jon Cruddas MP and panel discussion

22 September 2015 Time: 6:30pm Venue: Arts Two Lecture theatre, Mile End Campus, Queen Mary University of London Jon Cruddas MP will give a keynote speech on the theme of English identity and radical politics at an event organised by Read more …

SRHE: Boundary crossing in international doctoral supervision: contexts, cultures and confluences

Date – Wednesday 16 September 2015 Venue – SRHE, 73 Collier St, London N1 9BE Network – International Research and Researchers More information and book The hauntings of doctoral supervision in post-colonial contexts Dr Barbara Grant, University of Auckland/Te Whare Read more …

SRHE: Academic identity in the digital university: current trends and future challenges

Date – Friday 25th September 2015, 11-16:00 Venue – SRHE, 73 Collier St, London N1 9BE Network – Digital University More information and book The professional work of academics has radically transformed over the last two decades through digitisation. These changes Read more …

Save the date: workshop 6th Nov, BNIM for Research Interviewing

This is the second workshop in our new series, “New Developments in Psychosocial Methods”, organised by The Association for Psychosocial Studies and BISR

Speaker: Tom Wengraf

About BNIM

BNIM is a strongly psycho-societal research method, enabling the exploration and integrative interpretation of psycho-dynamics and socio-dynamics. Finding good methods for doing social research Read more …

CFP – PSA 66th Annual International Conference, Brighton – Politics and the Good Life

Hilton Brighton Metropole 21 – 23 March 2016 We invite paper and panel proposals on topics related to the conference theme ‘Politics and the Good Life‘, as well as on other topics spanning the entire range of political studies. For Read more …

Paris 2015: Politics, Policies and Principles, Edinburgh 20th Nov

The UN Climate Change Conference, taking place in Paris from the 30th November until the 11th December 2015, is expected to be one of the biggest international politics events of the year. Paris 2015: Politics, Policies and Principles is a Read more …

Symposium on Law and Compassion, 1 July 2015

Institute of Advanced Legal Studies, London Wednesday, 1 July 2015 from 9:15am to 4:45pm Programme & Registration Speakers: Keynote Professor Susan Bandes, DePaul University, USA; Dermot Feenan & Daniel Bedford, Portsmouth; Maks Del Mar, Queen Mary, London; Iain Wilkinson, Kent; Marinos Diamantides, Read more …

EHS Conference 2016 – Call for Papers and Posters

The 2016 Economic History Society Annual Conference will be held at Robinson College, University of Cambridge, Friday, 1 – Sunday, 3 April. As can be seen from the College Plan, the site is a compact one and registration, sessions, accommodation and meetings Read more …

What’s the State of Play of Teaching and Learning in Sociology? 15th June

BSA Meeting Room, Imperial Wharf, London Monday 15th June 2015 1.00 pm – 3.00 pm Lunch and refreshments served on arrival The HEA and BSA are conducting a series of focus groups around the country to gather the experiences, thoughts Read more …

ALPSP Events for Learned Society Journal Publishers

Tuesday 9 June 2015 – Journal Metric Analysis and Measuring Impact (1506JMA) – London Metrics and impact measurement are becoming an increasingly important part of the journals publishing landscape. Altmetrics that look beyond citations as a way of measuring impact Read more …

EURIAS Fellowship Programme

The EURIAS Fellowship Programme is an international researcher mobility programme bringing together 16 Institutes for Advanced Study across Europe. This is a one academic year european postdoctoral Fellowship offer (COFUND). It offers 43 fellowships for the year 2016/2017. EURIAS Fellowships are mainly Read more …

New Funding Programmes – Nuffield Foundation

The Nuffield Foundation has launched two new funding programmes, Economic Advantage and Disadvantage, and Finances of Ageing. Both are open to applications for research and innovation projects. Economic Advantage and Disadvantage will fund projects that examine the distribution of all aspects of individual Read more …

Challenges of Doctoral Examining

Date – Wednesday, 10 June 2015: 13.30 – 16.30 Venue – SRHE, 73 Collier St, London N1 9BE Facilitators: Professor Pam Denicolo and Drs Dawn Duke and Julie Reeves This workshop is provided as a forum for experienced, new and Read more …

Doctoral Supervision: Dilemmas and Resolutions

Date – Wednesday, 10 June 2015: 09.30 -12.30 Venue – SRHE, 73 Collier St, London N1 9BE This workshop is provided as a forum for experienced, new and aspiring doctoral supervisors to  share best practice as well as any reservations/trepidations/triumphs/joys Read more …

Divergent Cities: Why do cities differ in growth and performance? Conference

The Regional Studies Association is sponsoring the following event. To register your interest or if you have any queries, please do not hesitate to contact Philippa Millerchip on pm436@cam.ac.uk , Ron Martin on rlm1@cam.ac.uk  or Pete Tyler on pt23@cam.ac.uk  or Read more …

Researching the coalition years: how has the UK changed? – SRA Summer Event

Alison Park, director of CLOSER, is chairing the event, with audience questions and discussion after each presentation. The Local Government Association are hosting us at their Smith Square headquarters in central London. The event runs from 2-5pm on Tuesday 7th July, and Read more …

PsychoPolitics in the Twenty First Century: Peter Sedgwick and radical movements in mental health

Wednesday 10th June 2015 9.45am – 5.30pm EDEN Building, Liverpool Hope University, Taggart Avenue, Liverpool L16 9JD Speakers include: Professors Ann Davis and Peter Beresford, campaigners from Psychologists Against Austerity, reVision and Social Work Action Network  The work of Peter Sedgwick and Read more …

Rethinking the Region and Regionalism in Australasia: Challenges and Opportunities for the 21st Century – deadline extended

Regional Studies Association Inaugural Australasian Conference 31st August – 2nd September 2015, RMIT University, Melbourne, Australia Extended Deadline, 8th June 2015 Cities and regions in Australia and New Zealand have experienced more than 30 years of social and demographic dynamism Read more …

Climbing the greasiest of poles? Women and HE leadership in developing countries

  Date – Monday, 13 July 2015: 11.30 -15.30 Venue – SRHE, 73 Collier St, London N1 9BE SRHE Network – International Research and Researchers  More information and book Performing and defying gender: women’s leadership experiences in African HEDr Ane Read more …

Visual Matrix Workshop: Imagery, Affect and Visualisation in a Psychosocial Research Method

Friday 5 June 2015| 10.00am – 5.00pm | Room B03, 43 Gordon Square, London WC1H 0PD This is the first workshop in our new series, “New Developments in Psychosocial Methods”, organised by Association for Psychosocial Studies in collaboration with the BISR. Speakers: Lynn Read more …

Postgraduate Ethics: Issues, Dilemmas, Solutions

Date – Wednesday, 15 July 2015: 13.00 – 16.15 Venue – SRHE, 73 Collier St, London N1 9BE SRHE Network – Postgraduate Issues  More information and book Ethical integrity is an important term that concerns not only the research process Read more …

The Law Teacher: International Journal of Legal Education

Call for reviewers
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Problematising Assessment in Clinical Legal Education

Northumbria Law School host The Law Teacher: The International Journal of Legal Education and the Association of the Law Teachers’ Annual Seminar Prize Thursday 4 June 2015, 10am – 4.30pm This is an interactive seminar and discussion forum centred on Read more …

Perspectives on Legal Education Research – London, 23rd September

The Legal Education Research Network (LERN) are holding a major Forum on ‘Perspectives on Legal Education Research’. This event brings together leading researchers and scholars on legal education who have applied different approaches and methodologies to legal education research. Read more …

‘Understanding Society’ Conference – ISER

Registration for the Understanding Society Scientific Conference is now open: https://www.understandingsociety.ac.uk/scientific-conference-2015 This year’s second biennial conference programme includes poster sessions, workshops and social events to complement plenary and parallel sessions.  Specialised training courses are also being held in the same Read more …

SRHE Event: Climbing the Greasiest of Poles? Women and HE leadership in developing countries

Date – Monday, 13 July 2015: 11.30 -15.30 Venue – SRHE, 73 Collier St, London N1 9BE Performing and defying gender: women’s leadership experiences in African HE Dr Ane Turner Johnson, Rowan University, New Jersey, USA This paper focuses on Read more …

Britain’s First Big Data Election? The Nature and Implications of Big Data Politics

Date: Tuesday 7th July 2015, 1:55pm – 5:00pm Venue: Royal Statistical Society, 12 Errol Street, London, EC1Y 8LX This event, jointly organised by the Royal Statistical Society, the UK Political Studies Association and the British Academy, will reflect on the role Read more …

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Call for World Social Science Fellows 2015 – Sustainable Urbanization

The International Social Science Council (ISSC) calls for applications from outstanding early career social scientists around the world to become World Social Science Fellows and participate in a World Social Science Seminar on Sustainable Urbanization with the thematic of “Urban governance Read more …

NatCen seeks new CEO

NatCen CEO Penny Young is moving on to the House of Commons as Librarian and Director General, Information Services from late May, where she will be putting evidence at the heart of democratic debate and reaching out to the public. Read more …

Beyond GDP: Can humanities show the way? MMU Symposium November 2015

In our modern materialistic world, political-economic theory tends to ignore the subjective as having no ground in scientific “reality”; similarly those whose promote market ideology as the solution to social ills apparently suppose sympathy, idealism or morality to be self-interest, Read more …

Newer researchers in Global HE Research: Call for Papers

The SRHE Newer Researchers’ Conference will take place on 8 December 2015 at Celtic Manor Resort, Newport, Wales, UK. You can participate in this year’s Conference by submitting an abstract for a paper or giving a poster presentation. Or you can Read more …

Event: Clear blue water or opportunity and synergy?

Date – Friday, 22 May 2015: 11.00-16.00 Venue – SRHE, 73 Collier St, London N1 9BE SRHE Network – Employability, Enterprise and Work-based Learning More information and book Innovation, Knowledge Exchange, Enterprise, Skills and Employability agendas. The network’s events to date Read more …

University Governance and Management: Critical Engagements with Theory, Policy and Practice

Date – 13 May, 16:00-18:30 Venue – London Metropolitan University, Room GCG-08 SRHE Network – Higher Education Policy  More information and book This seminar provides an opportunity to critically examine changing modes of university governance and management in the context Read more …

Spatially Rebalancing the UK Economy

With views set on the forthcoming UK General Election of May 2015, the Regional Studies Association invited eminent experts to debate on spatial planning and economic performances. Through this pamphlet, Ron Martin, Andy Pike, Peter Tyler and Ben Gardiner address the central question of how to Read more …

RSA China Conference 2015

The Regional Studies Association is pleased to announce that the registration site has opened for the 2015 China conference at Zhejiang University, Hangzhou, China, 25th – 27th November 2015. Please see below for the call for papers and registration links: Read more …

New online journal: Social Research Practice

‘Social Research Practice’, the new online journal of the Social Research Association, is now open for business – and we’re starting with a loud call for contributions! Richard Bartholomew FAcSS, the editor, is looking for articles no longer than 4000 Read more …

RSA Latin America launch, Brazil

Regional Development in Latin America- Launch event of the RSA Latin America Division  24th June 2015, Development Bank of Minas Gerais (BDMG), Minas Gerais, Brazil This one day event will bring together high profile academics, practitioners and policymakers working in Read more …

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Upcoming ISSC events

Future Earth Young Scientist Networking Conference May 24 – 30, 2015 Villa Vigoni, Italy Our Common Future Under Climate Change July 7 – 10, 2015 Paris, France World Social Science Fellows Seminar: Sustainable Urbanisation III September 9 – 13, 2015 Read more …

RSAI-BIS Conference, Dublin 2015

44th ANNUAL CONFERENCE

17th to 18th August 2015

The SPATIAL ECONOMIC ANALYSIS LECTURE will be delivered by Professor Morton O’Kelly, director of the Center for Urban and Regional Analysis at the Ohio State University. Read more …

RSS 2015 International Conference

7-10 September University of Exeter www.rssconference.org.uk A feature of all RSS conferences is the breadth and variety of the programme of talks and workshops – and the 2015 conference is no different. There will be eight session streams appealing to Read more …

Latest events from ALPSP

May The Changing Role of Technology in Scholarly Publishing: Dean Smith in conversation with Simon Ross (details) – 5 May, online (webinar) Dean Smith will conduct an interview with Simon Ross where they will discuss the changing role of technology Read more …

SRHE event: Where does theory come from in the doctoral project?

Date – Monday, 08 June 2015: 11.00 – 16.15 Venue – Glasgow Caledonian University Network – Postgraduate Issues More information and book This interactive workshop is designed for pre- and postgraduate students, supervisors and examiners of doctoral studies, also post-doctoral Read more …

SRA Conference 8th May: last call

The SRA’s new conference ‘Creative Research Methods in the Social Sciences’ is on Friday 8 May at the British Library conference centre in London. A quick reminder of what’s on offer: A unique day for social science researchers from all Read more …

RSA 2015 Open Days Master Class

The Regional Studies Association is pleased to announce the 2015 OPEN DAYS Master Class and call for Applications. Following the success of previous years, we invite again PhD students and Early Career Researchers (being within five years of the date Read more …

UK Evaluation Society 2015 Annual Evaluation Conference

Evaluation and Influence: Innovation, Inclusion and Impact London, 13-14 May 2015 Evaluation can enable leaders and civil society to develop and support better policies and implement them more effectively. Evaluation can assist public policy and decision-makers to consider the social, Read more …

BSA-BL Equality Lecture: Shami Chakrabarti ‘On Liberty’

Shami Chakrabarti considers the pressures the rule of law and human rights are under today British Library, London, Mon 22 Jun 2015, 18:30 – 20:00 Shami Chakrabarti, Director of Liberty delivers the fifth Annual British Sociological Association / British Library Equality Read more …

Call for Editor-in-Chief, Spatial Economic Analysis

The Regional Studies Association and Regional Science Association International, British and Irish Section wish to appoint the editor in chief for their journal Spatial Economic Analysis which is published by Taylor and Francis. The editorial term of office is five Read more …

RSA China Conference 2015

Harmonious Development, Common Prosperity and the Transformation of Cities and Regions’

25th – 27th November 2015, Zhejiang University, Hangzhou, China

Call for papers Read more …

RSA Inaugural Australasian Conference

‘Rethinking the Region and Regionalism in Australasia: Challenges and Opportunities for the 21st Century’

31st August – 2nd September 2015, RMIT University, Melbourne, Australia

Call for Papers Read more …

RSA: new funding schemes

In 2015, the RSA Board agreed to introduce RSA Fellowship Research Grants (FeRSA) and RSA Membership Grants (MeRSA) to the Association’s activity portfolio to support the research of established researchers and active long-term RSA members. In offering two new research grant Read more …

Virtue Ethics in the Practice and Review of Social Science Research, 1st May 2015

The Academy Ethics Group’s next event in the Ethics Programme is now live, organised in conjunction with the British Sociological Association. Commentators are still being sought to respond to each session on the day. More information and booking at the Read more …

SRHE Event: Methodology and Ethics for Researching the Digital University

Date – Friday, 17 April 2015: 11.00-16.00 Venue – SRHE, 73 Collier St, London N1 9BE Network – Digital University  More information and book  Researching educational digital practice presents particular challenges both methodologically and in terms of ethics, where traditional Read more …

Latest training and events from ALPSP

April ALPSP at the London Book Fair (details) – 14 – 16 April, Olympia, London Come along and find out more about ALPSP and the benefits of membership.  Meet the team at Stand 7A29. Access All Areas: Global Trends in Read more …

ALT Conference 2015: Day bookings available

The Association of Law Teachers’ 50th Annual Conference, 50 Years of Legal Education, will take place from 29th -31st March 2015 at the St. David’s Hotel in Cardiff. The conference will start with lunch on Sunday 29th March 2015 and Read more …

RSA Italy 2015: CFP still open

Global Growth Agendas: Regions, Institutions and Sustainability Regional Studies Association Annual Conference 2015 24th – 27th May, 2015, Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore, Piacenza, Italy Abstract submission is still open (last updated 27th February 2015) You can find more information about the Read more …

SRHE Event: East Asian Research Collaborations Network

The Faculty of Education at the University of Hull is establishing a research network which seeks to promote collaboration and stimulate research on ‘New Forms of Internationalisation’ in Higher Education. This network aims to establish and foster international research collaborations between research intensive institutions and leading academics in the UK, Europe and East and South East Asia Read more …

RGS Conference 1st-4th Sep 2015: CFP

The RGS-IBG invites session and paper proposals for its Annual International Conference 2015, hosted at the University of Exeter on 1-4 September 2015. We particularly welcome contributions from geographers and other social scientists interested in the conference theme of ‘Geographies Read more …

SRHE Seminar: Internationalisation in and of higher education

Date – Wednesday, 29 April 2015: 11.30-15.45 Venue – SRHE, 73 Collier St, London N1 9BE Network – International Research and Researchers More information and to book   Internationalisation as a lens on the marketisation of higher education Professor Anna Read more …

SRHE Seminar: Phenomenography

Phenomenographic research is focused on examining variation in the ways in which students or academics experience particular aspects of higher education. In this workshop,you will be briefly introduced to the theory and processes that inform phenomenography. You will then have the opportunity to work in groups to undertake your own Read more …

BAM2015: The Value of Pluralism in Advancing Management Research, Education and Practice

8th-10th September 2015, University of Portsmouth. CFP now open.

The British Academy of Management (BAM) Conference 2015 follows the success of the BAM2014 Conference hosted by the University of Ulster, Ulster Business School, which saw over 800 international delegates participating in three days of stimulating and thoughtful discussion, debate and reflection in the City of Belfast. Read more …

SRHE Event: using LGBT student perspectives of higher education to inform research and practice

London, Wednesday 11th February 2015

Lesbian, gay, bisexual and trans* (LGBT) students are increasingly visible in policy and practice, often in relation to issues of homophobic, biphobic and transphobic (HBT) bullying. However, this can result in misunderstandings and/or over-simplification about LGBT students’ needs and experiences. In this seminar we draw together recent research in order to facilitate a more nuanced understanding of both LGBT students’ experiences of higher education Read more …

ALPSP: Latest Courses

The Scholarly Book of the Future (details) Seminar 12 February 2015, London (full day) Chair: Anthony Watkinson, CIBER Research Not long ago, book programmes were being discontinued or put on hold. Now they are becoming an important part of the Read more …

Conference: Creative Research Methods in the Social Sciences

Social Research Association conference at the British Library, London, 8th May

This conference will bring together researchers from a range of disciplines and sectors to share experiences and learning.

The SRA are delighted that Professor David Gauntlett from the University of Westminster, author of several books including Creative Explorations and Making is Connecting, has agreed to give the keynote speech.
Early bird discount available – book before 9th February Read more …

ALPSP COURSE: THE SCHOLARLY BOOK OF THE FUTURE

Thursday 12 February 2015 (full day) British Dental Association, 64 Wimpole Street, London W1G 8YS Chair: Anthony Watkinson, CIBER Research Not long ago, book programmes were being discontinued or put on hold. Now they are becoming an important part of Read more …

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Heide Hackmann to step down as Executive Director of the International Social Science Council

Heide Hackmann has announced that she will step down from her role at the ISSC at the end of February 2015 to join the International Council for Science (ICSU) as its new Executive Director. The decision comes at a time of Read more …

British Academy Rising Star Engagement Awards: Call for Proposals

The British Academy is pleased to announce that it is now inviting applications to the British Academy Rising Star Engagement Awards (BARSEAs) 2015 – a new programme of funding designed to extend our existing level of support to a broader Read more …

BA International Partnership and Mobility Scheme

The British Academy is now inviting applications to its International Partnership and Mobility (IPM) Scheme 2014-15. This scheme supports the development of research partnerships between UK scholars and scholars in the following regions: Africa Latin America and the Caribbean the Read more …

SRHE Black & Minority Ethnic Student Experience and Attainment Seminar

Date – Friday, 20 March 2015 Venue – SRHE, 73 Collier St, London N1 9BE Network – Student Experience This seminar explores the student experience and attainment of black and minority ethnic students. Although a long-standing research area in the Read more …

Urban and Regional Economics Seminar Group (URESG) Meeting

22-23 January 2015                                                                 Edinburgh, UK The next meeting of the Urban and Regional Economics Seminar Group is to be held in conjunction with Policy Scotland and the Centre for Innovation, Knowledge and Development (IKD).  This will be take place in Read more …

Education Committee Evidence Check Forum

The Education Committee is hosting an online forum for members of the public to evaluate evidence from the Department for Education (DfE) on nine topics, along with the Department’s use of evidence. Read more …

PSA Interdisciplinary Heads of Department Conference

The Political Studies Association’s annual Heads of Department Conference is taking place on Friday 5 December at the Institute for Government, 2 Carlton Gardens, London SW1Y 5AA. This year the PSA has benefited from some great input and suggestions from various Read more …

ALPSP Seminar – The Scholarly Book of the Future

The Scholarly Book of the Future Thursday 12 February 2015 (full day) British Dental Association, 64 Wimpole Street, London W1G 8YS Chair: Anthony Watkinson, CIBER Research Not long ago, book programmes were being discontinued or put on hold. Now they Read more …

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Call for Applications – Big Data and the Quality of Life

The International Social Science Council (ISSC) calls for applications from outstanding early career social scientists around the world to become World Social Science Fellows and participate in an expert group meeting on Big Data and the Quality of Life 18-20 Read more …

Royal Statistical Society Journal Club (webinar) on Social Statistics – 20th November, 10am

Journal Club is a free webinar and will be held in the morning of 20th November, UK time, so as to include interested parties from Australia, Japan and Asia as well as the UK and Europe. The 2 cutting-edge papers Read more …

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WSSF 2015 Call for Abstracts

The Call for abstracts for the 2015 World Social Science Forum (WSSF) has just been published. Under the theme of Transforming Global Relations for a Just World, the next Forum will look into issues of inequality and justice. It will take place in Read more …

BERA 2015 Conference: CFP & Booking Now Open

Queen’s University, Belfast

15th-17th September 2015 Read more …

Latest Events from ALPSP

Publication Ethics:  Fraud and Misconduct (details) Training Course – developed in collaboration with the Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE) 5 November 2014, London (full day) Tutors: Donna Neill, Wiley & Blackwell Publishing and Elizabeth Wager, Consultant A wide range of Read more …

LSW 2014 Conference for the Severn Region

Energy Opportunities 14 October 2014, 5.30pm – 9.00pm Mercure Holland House Hotel, Cardiff Panel discussion of some of the potential energy opportunities within the Severn region. Speakers include: George Ferguson (Mayor of Bristol), Professor Hywel Thomas FREng MAE FLSW FRS Read more …

BA/BSPS Event: Myths of Migration

Myths of Migration: The changing population of Britain Monday 17 November 2014, 6-7.30pm British Academy, 10-11 Carlton House Terrace Panel Discussion The movement of people shapes our neighbourhoods and communities, but what are the realities of these changes, and where Read more …

SRHE Event: Theorising Technology in Digital Higher Education

Date – Monday 3 November 2014: 11.00-16.00 Venue – Edinburgh University, Moray House Campus SRHE Network – The Digital University More information and to book A one day seminar hosted by the Digital Education group in the School of Education, Read more …

Royal Society of Canada on Importance of Research

The Royal Society of Canada has published the first in a series of position papers intended to serve as constructive additions to policy conversations about research and scholarship in Canada. The paper is entitled Driving Growth through Research: The importance Read more …

BSC Conference 2015

ANNUAL CONFERENCE 2015 ‘Criminology: Voyages of Critical Discovery’ University of Plymouth between 1 and 3 July 2015 with a postgraduate event 30 June.

More details at Read more …

BSA Conference: Call for Abstracts

The theme for the 2015 Annual Conference is: Societies in Transition: Progression or Regression?  The conference will take place at Glasgow Caledonian University from 15-17 April 2015. Keynote speakers: Alice Goffman, University of Wisconsin Colin Samson, University of Essex Guy Read more …

Latest Events from the Regional Studies Association

RSA Early Career Conference 30th October – 31st October, 2014, ICOSS, University of Sheffield, Sheffield, UK The Regional Studies Association encourages submissions of abstracts to its annual Early Career conference, to be held in Sheffield in October 2014. More Professor Gordon Dabinett Read more …

APS Annual Conference 2014: CFP CLOSING 1st OCT

PSYCHOSOCIAL CONNECTIONS:

PRACTICE, POLICY AND RESEARCH

1st Annual Conference of the Association for Psychosocial Studies

16-17 December 2014

hosted by the Psychosocial Research Unit, University of Central Lancashire Read more …

Funding Available: Newton Mobility Grants

The British Academy, the Royal Academy of Engineering and the Royal Society are calling for applications for the first round of Newton Mobility Grants under the auspices of the Newton Fund. The Newton Fund is a new initiative that aims Read more …

ALPSP Upcoming Events

Acquiring and Selling Publishing Assets (details) Training Course 25 September 2014,  London (full day) Tutors: Natalina Bertoli, Bertoli Mitchell, Richard Lane, Farrer & Co and William Mitchell, Bertoli Mitchell This workshop will examine the issues, decisions and legal processes involved Read more …

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Candidates Wanted – WSSR 2016, Scientific Advisory Committee

The Academy has been invited to make nominations to the Scientific Advisory Committee of the 2016 World Social Science Report. Following the success of the 2010 and 2013 World Social Science Report (WSSR), and in line with the International Social Read more …

Latest Events from the SRA

SRA Annual Conference: Changing Social Research: Evolution or Revolution? 10am, 8th December, London, tickets £65 to £144 There is much talk of technology-driven revolution in the world of social research. Will big data, web surveys, mobile research , neuroscience, social media research, Read more …

Latest events from the SRHE

  Supporting University-Work Transitions? Exploring the Impact of Work Placements and Internships Date – Friday, 24 October 2014: 10.00-16.00 Venue – Dovecot Studios,10 Infirmary St, Edinburgh, UK Network – Employability, Enterprise and Work-based Learning Cost – free for SRHE members, £60 Read more …

Elsevier’s Metrics Development Program – Call for submissions

Individuals or research groups conducting primary research or developing software tools and algorithms aimed at capturing different levels of scientific evaluation metrics are welcome to submit a proposal. With the proliferation and increasing availability of primary data, research can be Read more …

ESRC Council Vacancies

APPOINTMENTS TO THE ECONOMIC AND SOCIAL RESEARCH COUNCIL (ESRC) 2014 The ESRC is currently seeking applications from leading academics to serve on its governing Council. The Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) is the UK’s largest organisation for funding research Read more …

ESRC Looking for the ‘Big 50’ in Social Science

In 2015 the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) will be celebrating 50 years of funding research in economic and social issues. To mark the occasion and highlight how social science has contributed to society we need your help to Read more …

Academy welcomes 47th member learned society

The Academy is delighted to announce that the Association of Law Teachers has become its 47th member learned society. The ALawT is made up of law teachers from both higher and further education, and for over 40 years has played Read more …

[POSTPONED] BA/RS: Tackling the Great Challenges of the 21st Century

Tuesday 28 October 2014, 6.30pm-8pm, London;

Joint British Academy/Royal Society ‘In Conversation’ Event

Join Sir Paul Nurse, President of the Royal Society and Lord Stern, President of the British Academy, as they discuss the new opportunities – and need – for collaboration between the traditional academic disciplines to respond to the big issues of our time.Read more …

BSPS day meeting on ‘usual residence’ and alternative population bases: CFP & Registration

This forthcoming meeting will be held at LSE on Friday 24th October 2014, 10.30am-5.00pm. The main question to be addressed is: ‘Is the concept of ‘usual residence’ reaching its sell-by date?’ Now that the Government has confirmed that a further Read more …

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Call for applications WZB-ISSC Global Fellowship

The ISSC and the Berlin Social Science Center WZB are proud to announce the second call for applications for a WZB-ISSC Global Fellowship, which enables an outstanding early career social scientist from a developing country to spend four to six Read more …

EHS Annual Conference 2015: CFP now live

The 2015 annual conference of the Economic History Society will be hosted by the University of Wolverhampton, at its Telford campus, from 27 – 29 March. For full consideration, proposals must be received by 5 September 2014. Read more …

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2018 World Social Science Forum: Bidders Invited

The ISSC is pleased to invite expressions of interest in submitting a bid for the 2018 World Social Science Forum. The ISSC convenes every three years a World Social Science Forum, a high-profile gathering of the world’s leading social scientists and their Read more …

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Regional Ministerial Consultation on Accountability for the Post-2015 Agenda

The Regional Ministerial Consultation on “Monitoring and Accountability for the Post-2015 Development Agenda – The Regional Dimension” is being organised in Geneva on 15 and 16 September 2014 together with the regional UN Development Group. The UNECE Executive Secretary is Read more …

ALPSP Upcoming Events

Commissioning Content: Working Effectively with Authors and Editors (details) Training Course 17 September 2014,  London (full day) Tutors: Mila Steele, SAGE Publications and Robert Eagling, RSC Publishing This course considers ways in which to develop and manage a commercially successful Read more …

Manchester University / ESRC project produces films showing impact

Short Films, Big impact: Bringing research to life through storytelling.  See how our academic research and engagement with the local community is benefiting society in our collection of short films. ‘Short Films, Big Impact: Bringing research to life through storytelling’ Read more …

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Call for Films: Ethnografilm 2015

April 8-12, 2015, Paris, France Submissions for the second annual Ethnografilm Festival (http://ethnografilm.com) are now open.  Located at Ciné 13 Théâtre, an historic site for film premieres in the 18th arrondissement of Paris, Ethnografilm is a Director’s festival, highlighting documentary films that seek understanding of our social Read more …

SRA Annual Conference – Call for workshop presentations

The conference asks: ‘Changing Social Research: Evolution or Revolution?’  What will big data, web surveys, mobile research, social media, neuroscience and other new methods and technologies mean for social research principles and practice? We are delighted that 5 expert speakers Read more …

EHS Annual Conference: CFP

Call for Academic Papers

The 2015 annual conference of the Economic History Society will be hosted by the University of Wolverhampton, at its Telford campus, from 27 – 29 March. Read more …

EASSH Letter re Social Science funding under Horizon 2020

The Academy has endorsed a letter from the European Alliance for Social Sciences and Humanities (EASSH) to the Commissioner expressing serious concerns about the way in which funding for social sciences and humanities is being handled in Horizon 2020 under Read more …

EUROPEAN HIGHER EDUCATION – exploring effective strategies for turbulent times

Date – Monday, 01 September 2014: 13.30 – 18.30
Venue – University of Porto, Portugal

Over the past years, in many European countries, higher education has been in turmoil as, for example, budget cuts have impacted significantly on the lives of academics and students in higher education institutions. Higher education institutions are still expected to be one of the driving forces of nation states by creating new knowledge and educating a future workforce. Read more …

RSA Winter Conference, 27th-28th November, London

This conference provides a platform on which to address the new economic order and its spatial manifestations.

The world has seen a series of shifts in socio-economic relations over the past decade, which has picked up pace since the global financial crisis of 2008, particularly in relation to the complex inter-related processes of industrialisation, urbanisation, and regional and local development.

Plenary speakers announced & booking now open Read more …

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World Social Science Fellows November – Application Deadline Extended

Talented early career social and other scientists are encouraged to apply to participate in a seminar in Taiwan from 2 to 8 November 2014, on

“Sustainable Urbanization — Transformations to Sustainability in Urban Contexts“

and become ISSC World Social Science Fellows.

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SRHE Conference: CFP deadline 27th June

Inspiring future generations; embracing plurality and difference in higher education

Conference dates: 10-12 December 2014
Venue: Celtic Manor, Newport, Wales, UK.

Of particular interest this year will be contributions examining the increasingly diverse higher education landscape and how the processes of research, of knowledge production, knowledge-exchange, and knowledge sharing are changing in response to increasing plurality and difference within and across the sector. Read more …

Upcoming BAM Events

June, July & September events from the British Academy of Management

BAM2014 Conference – Belfast, 9th-10th September

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Upcoming ALPSP events

Seminar: Beyond the basics – the next steps for scholarly content and wrappers, 24th June, London

International Conference, 10-12 September, London
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New SRHE/Routledge Publication: Call for Contributions

The Society for Research into Higher Education (SRHE) was formed as a learned society in 1965, supporting a community of researchers focusing on higher education. In 2015 the Society will be looking back on 50 years of research and looking forward to the future. This presents a great opportunity to take stock of achievements across the field of higher education research.

To mark this milestone anniversary an edited contemporary volume of new contributions is to be published for the SRHE/Routledge book series. Read more …

Open Access and Society: Impact and Engagement

Update yourself on all that is currently going on in relation to Open Access publishing and its implications, especially in the European context. The Academy has been supporting a pair of day conferences organised by Taylor and Francis publishers: Open Read more …

SRHE Seminar: Revisiting ‘diversity’ in HE

Institutional commitments to enhancing and promoting diversity are ubiquitous across UK and US higher education institutions. However, the concept of diversity is often used in taken-for-granted ways, or too readily collapses back into discussions of how students can be ‘shaped’ to better embrace difference. This seminar brings together two thought-provoking papers, one from the US and one from the UK, which question and challenge the concept of ‘diversity’ in relation to the internationalisation of higher education.

London, 8th July 11.00-14.45 Read more …

ALPSP Awards for Innovation in Publishing

The closing date for this year’s awards is 4 June.  If you have a new product, service, journal or innovation which deserves to be recognised, see http://awards.alpsp.org for details. The Panel of Judges may make one or more awards depending on Read more …

RSA Awards 2014 – Call for nominations

The Regional Studies Association currently welcomes nominations (both self-nominations and third party nominations) for the following awards: Nathaniel Lichfield Award 2014 (formerly known as the Taught Master Award)   Routledge RSA Award for Early Career Excellence 2014 For more details, please Read more …

ISBE Event – Overcoming Barriers to SME Growth

You may be interested in the ISBE’s forthcoming workshop Overcoming Barriers to SME Growth on the 18th June 2014 in Preston, Lancashire. This ISBE Growth Special Interest Group event will provide insights and discussion into overcoming the barriers to business Read more …

Free e-Views of Linguistics Studies available

Three titles from the Chief and Principal Investigators at the Centre for Corpus Approches to Social Science have been released as free-to-view electronic assets from Routledge for a limited time. These are: Read more …

PERSPECTIVES ON SUBMISSION AND COMPLETION OF THE DOCTORATE

Date – FRIDAY 13 June 2014: 12.00 -16.00 Venue – SRHE, 73 Collier Street, London N1 9BE Network – A combined Postgraduate Issues and Newer Researchers Network Event  More information and to book Confronting the Mysteries of Withdrawal and Delayed Read more …

ALPSP Upcoming Training Courses for Journal Publishers

ALPSP Training Course: Wednesday 4 June 2014 – Journal Metric Analysis and Measuring Impact (1406JMA) – Oxford Metrics and impact measurement are becoming an increasingly important part of the journals publishing landscape. This course has a primary focus on citation Read more …

SRHE Seminar: Higher Education Policy and the Teaching-Research Nexus

Date – 18 June 2014, 13.00-16:00, London

This seminar will consider the often contested relationship between teaching and research in higher education. It is particularly timely given the recent call by David Willetts, Minister for Universities, for a cultural change towards Read more …

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Transformations to Sustainability: Call for seed funding

Deadline: 31 May 2014. More information Read more …

Student Unions and the Changing Nature of Student Leadership in the UK

Date – 2 June 2014: 13.00-17.00 Venue – SRHE, 73 Collier St, London N1 9BE SRHE Network – Student Experience This event explores the role of student leadership in UK Higher Education, including the role and function of institutional student Read more …

Pushing at the academy doors: International developments in HE-based lifelong learning

Date – Thursday, 19 June 2014; 11.30 -15.45

Venue – SRHE, 73 Collier St, London N1 9BE

SRHE Network – International Research and Researchers

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Religion & Belief in Higher Education

Date – 29th May 2014, 10.30-15:00

Venue – SRHE, 73 Collier Street, London, N1 9BE

SRHE Network – Access and Widening ParticipationRead more …

The Mechanics & Reality of Open Access: Day Seminar

Tuesday 13 May, 2014

Royal College of Pathologists, London

Chair: Michael Jubb, Research Information Network

At this time of significant change, publishing teams are challenged with adapting and maintaining the smooth running of the books and journals office. This day will focus on providing best practice tips and experience to meet the practical needs of team leaders and team members when providing green, gold and hybrid Open Access publishing options.Read more …

New Understandings of Old Age & the Lifecourse: Southampton 1st-3rd September

The 43rd  annual conference of the British Society of Gerontology is being held at the University of Southampton 1st-3rd September 2014. Earlybird registration closes 27th June. Confirmed speakers include Professor Pearl Dykstra, professor of Sociology from the Erasmus University Rotterdam. Read more …

CASS – ESRC Summer School in Corpus Approaches to Social Science

ESRC Summer School in Corpus Approaches to Social Science http://ucrel.lancs.ac.uk/summerschool/socialscience.php Lancaster University, UK 15th to 18th July 2014 Call for Participation The ESRC Summer School in Corpus Approaches to Social Sciences was inaugurated in 2013; the 2014 event is the Read more …

Social Media in Social Research conference – SRA

The Social Research Association is pleased to announce that the SRA Social Media in Social Research conference on Friday 16 May, is now open for registration.  It will be at the British Library conference centre in central London. Visit http://the-sra.org.uk/event-registration/?ee=151 Read more …

Statistical Excellence in Official Statistics award

The Royal Statistical Society’s Statistical Excellence in Official Statistics award is open for nominations. The deadline is 26th April. Jill Leyland, Chair of the Organising Committee for the Royal Statistical Society’s Statistical Excellence in Official Statistics awards writes: The purpose Read more …

Challenges of Doctoral Examining Workshop

Date – Tuesday, 20 May 2014; 11.00-16.00
Venue – SRHE, 73 Collier Street, London N1 9BE
SRHE Network – Postgraduate Issues Read more …

RSA Funding Schemes – April deadlines

Event Support Scheme (up to £1,000)

RSA Travel Grant (up to £400)

RSA Research Network funding (£3,000)

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The Psychosocial Imagination 13th June 2014

A symposium to celebrate the launch of

The Association for Psychosocial Studies

Friday 13 June 2014

10.30am – 6.30pm

at The British Library, LondonRead more …

RSA workshop on the evaluations of the EU Cohesion Policy in 2014+

Call for papers

Monday 10 JUNE 2014, Faculty of Social Sciences, Charles University, Prague Read more …

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Notice of 1st Annual Conference of the Association for Psychosocial Studies

16-17 December 2014, University of Central Lancashire