Successful Faculty research conference exploring ‘The Other’

Monday, 26 June 2017

Successful Faculty research conference exploring 'The Other'

Academics from across the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences came together on Wednesday 14 June for a successful research conference on the theme of The Other.

The conference was held in the John Henry Brookes building and proved hugely popular, with more than 60 attendees from across the University. The conference allowed academics to present and discuss their research, and provided the opportunity to debate various issues around topics within the conference theme. Topics discussed ranged from Identity & Difference, through to Politics & The Other and Otherness and Imagination.

Several research students were also given the opportunity to present their work, with six students giving full papers on most of the panels; as well as four students who gave three minute thesis presentations. Sarah Waters, who is a PhD student in the Department of English and Modern Languages, presented a poster of her work exploring melancholia and depression in the Early-Modern period and present day through Shakespearean drama. Shamsa Khan, a PhD student of Philosophy, presented research which addressed the question Can personal identity be defined by emotional continuity?

Professor Anne-Marie Kilday, Dean of the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences said: “It was great to share and celebrate the vibrant research culture across the Faculty with fantastic contributions from colleagues and doctoral students.”