Postcolonial Studies in the Public Sphere, 17th May 2013.

full name / name of organization: 
Postcolonial-Public
contact email: 
postcolonial.public@gmail.com

An AHRC funded project in association with Durham University & Queen’s University Belfast

‘Postcolonial Studies in the Public Sphere’ is an innovative training event on public engagement and Postcolonial Studies. It brings together researchers working in the field of Postcolonial Studies and individuals and organizations involved in a wide range of political, cultural, and community oriented endeavours outside of the academy. This interactive colloquium is aimed at Early Career Researchers and Postgraduate Researchers, whose research is situated within the field of Postcolonial Studies or shares its interests.

‘Postcolonial Studies in the Public Sphere’ offers new researchers, in conversation with a wide range of experienced academics and practitioners from diverse cultural, political, and social fields, the opportunity to think critically about:

· public engagement possibilities within their own research

· building collaborative relationships with organizations and individuals outside the academy

· the contribution research, and themselves as researchers, can make to wider society.

Most importantly, it will provide inspiration, motivation, and opportunities for scholars in the field to embark on new collaborative projects and discover new ways of disseminating their work.

The afternoon sessions will feature workshops which include practitioners involved in film making, community theatre, public awareness raising, independent publishing, social activism and adult education. The morning sessions will be dedicated to researchers presenting their work.

We invite doctoral and early careers researchers, working within or alongside Postcolonial Studies, to submit a 250 word abstract for a 20-minute presentation on any part of their research. Presentations should be aimed at a non-specialist audience. We especially welcome abstracts investigating the relationship between postcolonial studies and the public sphere, key theorists and political interventions in particular historical moments, and contemporary political and social contexts with which the field engages, or should engage.

Abstracts should be sent to admin@postcolonial-public.org by the 15th March, 2013, complete with your institution, department, contact details, and a brief biography providing details of your stage, current research and wider research interests (up to 100 words).

There will be a small number of travel bursaries available for PGRs/ECRs please indicate your interest in this by filling out the bursary form on the website [www.postcolonial-public.org]. The deadline for bursary applications is the 30th March, 2013. We will inform candidates of bursary results by 15th April, 201‘Postcolonial Studies in the Public Sphere’ is an innovative training event on public engagement in Postcolonial Studies for Early Career and Postgraduate Researchers. It brings together researchers working in the field of Postcolonial Studies and individuals and organizations involved in a wide range of political, cultural, and community oriented endeavours outside of the academy to share working practices, develop ideas for meaning public engagement and explore possibilities for collaborative working.

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african-american
cultural_studies_and_historical_approaches
ethnicity_and_national_identity
film_and_television
gender_studies_and_sexuality
graduate_conferences
interdisciplinary
modernist studies
postcolonial
religion
theory
twentieth_century_and_beyond