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Engaging contemporary issues conference. In Dialogue with Anthropologists

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University Square Stratford (USS)

University of East London

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In Dialogue with Anthropologists series

This one-day conference is being launched as an ‘In Dialogue with anthropologists’ series to consider active engagement and potential to intervene in the conversation to bring about change on pressing socio-political and related issues. It facilitates spaces for anthropologists and other academics to engage with practitioners, policy-makers, media analysts among others on certain pressing contemporary issues.

Confirmed keynote speakers include Professor Nigel Rapport, University of St Andrews and Professor Tom Selwyn, SOAS. The conference will offer sessions and presentations on anthropological research, dialogue, impact and wider debates. It has a focus on sessions where anthropologists will engage with practitioners, and or policy-makers, media analysts and others. It invites practice-based sessions incorporating text, visual material and other innovative modes of presentations to showcase the value of research and its wider relevance. It seeks position papers as well as ethnographic accounts. Research-practice posters also encouraged

Some of the pressing contemporary concerns include:

Debates on the person

Debates on migration

Debates on HE and uses of academic knowledge

Debates on political events and significant socio-political issues including Brexit

Debates on the role of media and social media in empowering and disempowering people

The conference considers that ethnographic knowledge and practice offer spaces to reflect and intervene in these and other issues. It considers the spaces to continue conversations on scholarly research contributions and the spaces for wider impact




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