The WISERD Annual Conference has become one of the most important events in the social sciences calendar for people concerned with social, economic and political issues in Wales today. 

We are delighted to welcome academics and non-academics from a diverse range of disciplines and areas of interest to share their research.  This year over 80 papers will be presented and we welcome three keynote speakers from leading figures in academia and politics.

Themes covered at the conference this year include:


Additional sessions:

Conference Programme

Tuesday 25th June – Conference Day 1
9.30am – 6pm
Keynote 1: Professor Lindsay Paterson
Keynote 2: Professor Laura McAllister

6pm – 7pm: Drinks, canapés and PhD student poster competition
Wednesday 26th June – Conference Day 2
9.30am – 4.45pm
Keynote 3: Professor David Martin

Click here for more information about the Keynote speakers and speeches.

Click HERE for full programme

New for 2013! 

PhD Student Competition – £200 prize

In collaboration with the ESRC Wales Doctoral Training Centre, we will be awarding prizes to postgraduate students for Best Poster.

All posters submitted by postgraduate students will be automatically entered into the competition.  A poster display will take place throughout Day One and Day Two with judging and presentation for Best Poster taking place during the drinks reception on Day One.

The winner for Best Poster will be awarded £200 courtesy of the PhD Student Competition sponsor, The Learned Society of Wales.