CfP ‘Emotional Methodologies’ BSA Postgraduate Conference

An interesting looking event being organised by Joseph De-Lappe and others:

Call for Papers

BSA Postgraduate Conference: ‘Emotional Methodologies’

19 May 2015
University of Leicester 

The conference ‘Emotional Methodologies’ will explore methods for researching emotionally-charged data and reflections on researchers’ responses to them, focusing on two themes:

• The methodological consequences of the affective turn in social science
• The move away from the idea of researcher as a detached observer towards more embedded and embodied presence

Combining presentations from established academics and contributions from postgraduate students, this multi-disciplinary event will provide a friendly and welcoming environment for postgraduates to present their research and engage in academic debate on the role emotion plays in contemporary social science research. It will also offer the opportunity to reflect on the direction emotionally-charged social science research could and should take in the future

Key Note Presentations:

Dr Kye Askins (University of Glasgow): Embedded and Emotional Observer
Dr Helen Lucey (University of Bath): Emotional dimensions of learning and teaching

Suggestions for topics include, but are not limited to:

• Emotion and place
• Engaging with emotionally charged research data
• Dealing with one’s own emotional response
• Embedded and embodied presence of the researcher
• Expected and unexpected emotions
• Challenges and/or opportunities of emotions in research
• Affect/Effect in research
• Transmission of emotions in research
• Welcoming emotions in research

We welcome applications from Masters and PhD students to present a paper.
Please send a 250 word (max) abstract and a brief biographical note before 5.00 pm on Tuesday 31st March to: Grace Sykes , Tom Grant  or Joseph De Lappe . (Papers will last 10-15 minutes).

£10 BSA Members, £25 Non-BSA Members (Conference registration fee includes lunch, refreshments and wine reception)
Travel and childcare bursaries are available, please contact the organisers above for further details

To register please book online at:

One response to “CfP ‘Emotional Methodologies’ BSA Postgraduate Conference”

  1. Hope you will consult our book, Women
    Fielding Danger (Martha K Huggins and Marie Louise Glebbeek). It has wonderful articles from women from several disciplines that demonstrate your topic and how emotions in research was managed in-situ. Martha

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