Location: MedRus Conference Centre, Aberystwyth University Dates:
Join Wales' largest social science conference!
The WISERD 2014 Annual Conference follows on from four successful conferences, held in the Universities of Cardiff, Swansea, Bangor and South Wales. Bringing practitioners, policy makers and social scientists together, WISERD conferences have become established as one of the most important events in the social science calendar.
This two day event will take place on Thursday 3rd and Friday 4th July 2014 at the MedRus Conference Centre at Aberystwyth University. This annual event showcases policy relevant research in Wales and attracts colleagues from academic, policy, public, private and third sectors concerned with social, economic and political issues.
We welcome academics and non-academics from a diverse range of disciplines and areas of interest to share their research. This year over 70 papers will be presented and we welcome two keynote speakers from leading figures in academia and politics.
Themes covered at the conference this year include:
We are delighted to confirm this year's Keynote Speakers:
Professor Bob Jessop, Lancaster University
Crisis construals and crisis management: interpretive power, interpretive authority, and learning in, through, and from crisis
Professor Karel Williams, Centre for Research on Socio-Cultural Change, University of Manchester
Social license: fixing the foundational economy
Wednesday 2nd July, 5.30pm—7.00pm, Aberystwyth University Arts Centre
Aberystwyth’s Literary Cartographers: exploring the relationship between literature & place by Dr Jon Anderson
For more information on fees, accommodation and booking visit the WISERD Annual Conference pages:
Professor John Hills, Director of the Centre for Analysis of Social Exclusion at the London School of Economics, will present the key findings of his book, which uses extensive research and survey evidence to challenge the view of a divide between “strivers and skivers”.