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Violence: Children, family and society conference 2015

Submitted by Associate Professor Jane Callaghan

First call for papers (first call closes 31st March)

Domestic violence conference wordleWe invite submissions for a 3 day conference exploring violence, to be held at the University of Northampton, 24-26 June 2015.

Violence is part of the daily lived experience of many people round the world. As a tool of domination and control, it impacts negatively on people’s health, mental health, interpersonal relationships, harms communities and produces a range of sociopolitical effects. This three day conference aims to provide an interdisciplinary and multi-professional context to consider the experience and impact of violence on children, families, individuals and society. We will also consider interventions and responses to violence at individual, interpersonal, community, political and social levels.

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Would you like some free training in image-elicitation methods in the social sciences?

OU imageIf you are a research student, early career researcher or just wish to develop your social science methodological expertise you might be interested to know that The Open University is offering free, ESRC-funded, on-line advanced training on image-elicitation methods.

Professor Helen Lomax, from UN, is working with colleagues at the OU to deliver the training. The three short modules will provide opportunities for participants to share their research and explore case studies from contemporary social science research in small groups, facilitated by experienced visual researchers. Read the rest of this entry

New to teaching in the social sciences residential workshop

The Social Sciences cluster of the Higher Education Academy organises a series of “new to teaching” workshops across the year, some of which are discipline-specific, with others designed to cater for colleagues from across the range of Social Science disciplines. The workshops themselves are free to colleagues working in subscribing institutions (we subscribe at the University of Northampton!). There is a charge for accommodation if you wold like to attend the two-day residential workshop. Further details of the workshops are available via the HEA website:

  • Date: 14 Mar 2013 – 15 Mar 2013
  • Start Time: 01:00 pm
  • Location/venue: Holiday Inn, Castle Street, Cardiff , CF10 1XD