CFP: LCSS PhD Methodology Conference – deadline 10 April 2017



London Centre for Social Studies is delighted to announce that the 5th LCSS PhD Methodology Conference will be held on 15 June 2017 with the partnership of University of Westminster, Law School.

This conference series is an invaluable opportunity for PhD and early-career researchers from different disciplines to meet and share their precious knowledge and research experiences. The conference provides an excellent opportunity for researchers to present their approaches to research designs, methodologies, methods and data analysis and in so doing to reflect and gain feedback on their studies. It also provides a forum in which research challenges can be explored and, hopefully, overcome.

We invite contributors to address one or more of the following topics and discuss these in relation to their own research:

  • Research paradigms and designs;
  • Research methods and techniques;
  • Research technology and tools;
  • Datasets, data collections and data archiving
  • Research philosophy
  • Epistemological and ontological approaches

Abstract Submission Link:

Submissions should be in the form abstracts (not full papers) and they shouldn’t be more than 400 words.

Important Dates

10 April 2017 – Abstract registration deadline

30 April 2017 – Paper notification

21 May 2017 – Presenter registration deadline

6 June 2017 – Attendee only registration deadline

15 June 2017 – Conference

Keynote Speakers:

Prof Lisa Webley Professor of Empirical Legal Studies, University of Westminster, UK

Professor Will Harvey Associate Professor of Management Studies, Director of ‘Business, Institutions and Policy’ research cluster, University of Exeter, UK

Dr Maria Iacovou Director of Social Science Research Methods Centre, Reader in Quantitative Sociology, University of Cambridge, UK


The conference will take place at Westminster University on 15 June 2017, London, UK.

There will be free lunch and coffee breaks on the conference day.

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Call for Papers: ‘Writing Between the Lines’, deadline 31 March 2016

Writing Between the Lines

A One Day Postgraduate Symposium Exploring Creative Writing as a Research Methodology.

Cardiff School of Education, Cyncoed Campus, Cardiff Metropolitan University, Wales, UK

Saturday 3rd September 2016

Keynote Speaker: Professor Kevin Mills (University of South Wales)

Settling words together in new configurations lets us hear, see, and feel the world in new dimensions (Richardson, 1994).

With a fusion of theory and imagination, fresh visions may be realised and broader evaluations become possible.  If research is the methodical investigation of a subject or subjects in order to discover, uncover, develop and provide new knowledge then Postgraduate study in Creative Writing and Critical Practice becomes a powerful and worthy combined discipline within the academy.

This symposium seeks to bring together postgraduate candidates, teachers and practitioners to examine the relationship between theoretical study and creative practice with the aim of improving and upholding the sustainability of this expanding discipline at Masters and Doctoral level.  We invite papers which examine the lively dynamic between praxis and critical appraisal; explore the nature of creative writing as a research methodology; investigate its position within pedagogy and evaluate how it may be developed in order to elevate approaches to high quality research.


Call for papers

Proposals are invited, from PhD research students and independent scholars, for 20-minute papers. The symposium is open to contributors from all subject areas and disciplines, though it is anticipated that it will be of principal appeal to those interested in creative writing as a research methodology within the following fields: literary studies; visual arts; philosophy; creative writing; film production; education; performance; cultural geography; critical and cultural theory. Topics for papers will be organised into panels, which might include or resemble, but are definitely not restricted to, the following:

  • Cultural, global and political writing
  • Post-humanism
  • Psycho-geography and travel writing
  • Environmental and sustainability issues
  • Gender studies
  • National identity
  • Poetics
  • The relationship between Science and Literature
  • Digital Technology and Creative Writing
  • The Theory and Craft of Writing
  • Pedagogy and Research

Creative work, critical papers or a combination of the two are welcome.


Please send abstracts of no more than 300 words for a proposed 20-minute presentation and include a short biography. Proposals are to be submitted electronically here. The deadline for submission is 31st March 2016.

All delegates are invited to join a round table discussion of the research aspects within the creation of Dr David Oprava’s forthcoming experimental novel entitled: The Codex Epiphanix, directly following this symposium.


Queries and correspondence regarding the conference should be addressed to Dr Lucy Windridge  or Selina Philpin

Queries regarding organisation, accommodation and logistics should be addressed to Huw Jones and/or  Donna O’Flaherty, conference administrators at:

For more information regarding this symposium please visit: Writing Between the Lines

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