HOUSING STUDIES ASSOCIATION
THE FORUM FOR HOUSING-RELATED RESEARCH AND DEBATE
The HSA is led by an elected Committee of people who are involved in housing research and education. Each year three members retire and are replaced by postal ballot of membership. All members are eligible to stand for election to the committee.
The association undertakes a range of activities which help to meet its aims:
Conference Forthcoming conferences
The HSA holds a conference in the Spring of each year. Conference hosting and organisation is shared among members and research institutions. A broad theme is adopted for each conference and papers are invited from all those in the housing research community. The conferences provide a forum to discuss ongoing or recently completed research methods and findings in a supportive environment. HSA conferences also offer the opportunity to meet informally with fellow researchers and to build links between researchers working in different organisations. Conferences are open to members and non-members but there are substantially reduced charges for HSA members.
Since September 2007 the HSA Newsletter has taken the form of a blog. This electronic format enables us to provide new information quickly and provides a fast route to the public domain for articles of interest by HSA members. For more details, please see the blog pages .
HSA members are able to make use of the members mailing list, through the intermediary of the secretariat, to publicise jobs, new publications or other matters of potential interest to the housing research community.
The HSA has developed an important role in representing the views and interests of the Housing Studies community to other bodies. As well as HEFCE/REF, this includes important research funding organisations such as the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC), as well as government and independent funding agencies. The HSA is a member of the Academy of Learned Societies for the Social Sciences; it also liaises with other learned societies and with professional organisations such as the Chartered Institute of Housing. International links are also well developed, particularly with the European Network for Housing Research (ENHR).
Membership of the HSA carries the option of a subscription to a number of journals at very advantageous rates, the most popular with members being the Housing Studies Journal. Members are also given the option of a substantial discount on the purchase of the UK Housing Review. For more details, please see Membership
Anyone who is interested in housing studies can join the association and we are keen to recruit members from across the housing studies community and throughout the UK, including:
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