Brookes’ lecturers to convene prestigious British Academy conference

Friday, 25 November 2016

Soc_sci conference

An interdisciplinary group made up of teaching staff across the Department of Social Sciences will convene the first of the 2017 British Academy Conferences - an honour that recognises academic vision and leading-edge research from across the UK.

Doerthe Rosenow (International Relations), Victoria Browne (Politics), Tina Managhan (International Relations), and Jason Danely (Anthropology) were one of only six successful groups out of 39 to apply for this award, which offers funding and organisational support to hold a two-day international conference at the British Academy's Carleton House Terrace, overlooking the Mall in central London. 

The conference will host 14 speakers from the UK, USA, Denmark, Lebanon, Australia, and Germany, including leading intellectual figures such as Angela McRobbie and Judith Butler. Following the theme, ‘Vulnerability and the Politics of Care: Cross-disciplinary Dialogues’, speakers coming from different disciplinary backgrounds will have a chance to find areas of shared interest and inspiration.

More information and booking details can be found on the British Academy’s website.