Accessibility statement

Traversing Boundaries: Interdisciplinary Social Research

Thursday 25 May 2017, 9.30AM to 4.00pm

Call for Papers

Keynote speakers:

  • Dr Mark Coté, Kings College London
  • Professor Felicity Callard, Durham University
  • Dr Des Fitzgerald, Cardiff University

Deadline for abstracts: 31st March 2017

We are pleased to announce our conference for postgraduate students interested in ‘Interdisciplinary Social Research’. There is increasing interest in interdisciplinary research within the Social Sciences due to its ability to create impactful new knowledge and insights. But, what does this mean in practice?

  • What kinds of interdisciplinary research are taking place?
  • How can we use theoretical approaches across disciplines?
  • What methodologies are employed?
  • What impact can be made?
  • What are the challenges?
  • Who sets the research agenda?

We welcome abstracts for 20 minute paper presentations from postgraduate students within the following areas:

  • Interdisciplinary research between the social sciences
  • Including work across disciplines such as sociology, politics, criminology, social policy, health sciences, economics, social psychology, STS, gender studies, law, management, business
  • Interdisciplinary research beyond the social sciences
  • Including research between the social sciences and arts, humanities and/or the natural sciences
  • Interdisciplinary social research beyond academia

Including research that may be funded by or in partnership with non-academic organisations such as NGOs, public services and commercial partners/sponsors

Please submit an abstract of no more than 300 words to by 31st March 2017.

Applicants will be notified of our decision by 14th April.

More information about conference attendance will be released in April 2017.

Further general questions can be sent to:

Location: The Treehouse, Berrick Saul building, The University of York