Cambridge Summer School, “The Practice of Social Theory”, 4-6 September 2017

pablo (14).pngConveners: Jana Bacevic (University of Cambridge) and Mark Carrigan (The Sociological Review)

Passionate about social theory? Want to learn more about how it is created? Interested in seeing theory being made, rather than just read or applied?

Apply to the first Cambridge Summer School in Social Theory, “The Practice of Theory”. Hosted by the Department of Sociology, University of Cambridge, the school aims to bring together researchers interested in the practice of social theory and its relationship with reading, writing, and teaching in the social sciences.

We invite applications from early career researchers (PhD students or postgraduates) involved in theoretical work within or independently of their theses.

This summer school involves graduate students and early-career researchers in a series of thematic sessions that address different aspects of social theory (writing, teaching, translating, presenting, engaging), and gives them an opportunity to develop outputs and interactive tools that can be applied to a variety of contexts – from theses and articles, to teaching and public engagement. Besides an enhanced understanding of social theory, the school aims to equip participants with ideas, as well as practical skills, for applying this knowledge in communication with both academic and non-academic audiences.

Speakers include Nicholas Gane (Warwick), Linsey McGoey (Essex), and Simon Susen (City).

The participation fee for the school is 75 GBP (this covers teaching materials, coffee and tea breaks, and lunch on 4 and 5 September). Please note that, in order to secure their place, selected participants will be asked to register and pay the participation fee in full via online transfer by 15 July 2017. We regret that we are not able to offer reimbursements (except in outstanding circumstances) nor guarantee your place if you do not register by this date.

Please contact jb906@cam.ac.uk and mark@markcarrigan.net if you have any questions. We’ll be releasing the full programme in the near future and we’ll be in a position to advise successful applicants on affordable accommodation in the area.

Please complete your application by June 20th 2017. We’ll confirm the success of your application by July 1st.

Apply here: https://goo.gl/forms/CBh5RFTCGEi8rf2L2

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