Marginal Cartographies: Researching Beyond Borders

6th Annual Interdisciplinary Postgraduate Conference
Marginal Cartographies: Researching Beyond Borders
Department of Sociology – University of Warwick


In the age of globalisation, British mainstream academic research seems to pay too little attention to other parts of the world. In this context, Marginal Cartographies: Researching Beyond Borders, the 6th Annual Interdisciplinary Postgraduate Conference which will take place at the University of Warwick on 28th April 2012, aims to offer an arena for research that deals with marginality, in all its senses.

The Conference focuses on research that goes beyond traditional disciplinary, temporal or spatial boundaries. We welcome papers that go beyond perspectives, theoretical approaches or methodologies that frame current British mainstream research in the field of humanities, arts, education, cultural studies and social sciences in a broader sense.

The following streams on marginalized perspectives are intended as a (non-exclusive) guide of possible topics/clusters:

Theoretical perspectives on marginalised/broadly overlooked topics
Methodological issues
Sensorial research, including visual research
Embodiment, emplacement, and cultural practices
Media research
Literature & art research
Gender, ‘race’ and ethnicity
Researching the past (e.g. memory studies, oral history)
Policy and politics
Religion and spirituality
Migration, citizenship

The organising committee welcomes abstracts from postgraduates in any discipline, on issues that fit within and go beyond the focus and topics suggested above. Selected papers will be presented in a friendly and supportive academic environment, with each presentation lasting 20 minutes and 10 minutes for questions and answers.

Please send an abstract (under 300 words including your personal details – name, institution, phone number and e-mail
address) to

Deadline for submitting abstracts is 12 February 2012.

Notification of acceptance will be given by 16 March 2012, at the latest.

You are welcome to contact the Organising Committee at if you have any further

We look forward to seeing you at the University of Warwick.

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