Are you a PhD student or early career researcher interested in social ontology?

Centre for Social Ontology PhD/ECR Conference
June 23rd, University of Warwick, 10am – 4pm

Social ontology is integral to the study of society. It is impossible to inquire into the social world without some understanding, at least tacitly, concerning the entities which make up that world and their properties and powers. However social ontology remains an often confused and contentious matter within the social sciences.

The first Centre for Social Ontology PhD and ECR conference seeks to address this matter through papers exploring the role of social ontology within sociology.

The conference is open to all PhD students and Early Career Researchers with an interest in social ontology.



9:30 to 10:00 — Welcome and coffee

10:00 to 11:30 — 3 papers

• Jonathan Beacham: Mixed Method Ontologies and Dialectical Futures
• Adam Wood: Why Architecture Needs a Social Ontology
• Giulia Lasagni: Mutual Recognition and Social Commitment

11:30 to 11:45 – Coffee

11:45 to 12:45 – 2 papers

• Janet Lord: What does it mean to be a teacher? A critical realist approach.
• Kalok Yip: IHL and IHRL – Convergence of Laws, Conflation of Ontologies

12:45 to 13:30 – LUNCH

13:30 to 15:00 — 3 papers

• Gry Cecilie Høiland: Using a critical realist approach for studying the implementation of a work inclusion policy measure at the front lines of the Norwegian Labour and Welfare Agency – methodological implications
• Michael Bauwens: What is social ontology (not)?
• Michael Edward Walsh: titlte TBC

15:00 to 15:30 – Coffee

15:30 to 16:30 – 2 papers

• Maryam Al Mohammad: Towards building a researcher methodological habitus
• Sara Melo: Exploring the ontology of patient safety

This event is funded by the Independent Social Research Foundation