WISERD 2014 Annual Conference – Call for Papers


The WISERD 2014 Conference will be held on 3-4 July 2014 in Aberystwyth University. We are delighted to be able to confirm that Professor Bob Jessop and Professor Karel Williams have agreed to deliver keynote addresses.

The 2014 conference is the fifth annual WISERD conference, and follows on from four successful conferences, held in Cardiff, Swansea, Bangor and South Wales Universities. WISERD conferences attract colleagues from across the academic, policy, public, private, and third sectors in Wales; and have become established as one of the most important events in the social science calendar.

How to get involved
We are currently inviting submissions of abstracts for papers and posters. We have both themed and open strands for which submissions are invited. The themed sessions are as follows:

· Culture, Values and Creative Industries
· Civil Society
· Economic Life
· Health, Environment and Wellbeing
· Transitions in Education, Childhood and the Labour Market
· Social Care across the Life-course

In terms of open sessions, the programme for the conference is intended to reflect the research interests and priorities of the social science and policy sectors within Wales, the UK and internationally. As such, all topics will be considered for inclusion within the conference programme.

WISERD invites submissions from all areas of the research community including, but not restricted to, academics, students and third sector colleagues.

PhD Student Competition
WISERD, in collaboration with the ESRC Wales Doctoral Training Centre, will be awarding prizes to postgraduate students who present posters.

All posters submitted by postgraduate students will be automatically entered into the competition. If you do not wish your poster to be entered, please note this in the ‘additional information’ section of the abstract proforma.

Essay Competition 
In addition to the Poster competition, the 2014 WISERD conference will include a ‘collaboration short essay competition’. Entrants must be currently registered PhD students and must be attending the conference.

Entries should be sent to WalesDTC@cardiff.ac.uk by Friday 13 June 2014. They will be judged by the DTC Director and a senior WISERD representative.

To submit a proposal
To view the full call for papers click here. To submit a proposal, please complete the pro-forma (click here to download) and send to: wiserd.events@cardiff.ac.uk.

The deadline for submission of abstracts is Friday 17 January 2014.

For further information and updates:

www.wiserd.ac.uk/training-events/

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