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Public Sociology Colloquium

 

 

 

 

Public Sociology is underpinned by a value driven approach centred upon social justice and encourages sociological knowledge driven by engagement between key publics and academic researchers, involved in social justice issues. This includes communities, campaigning organisations, trade unions, NGOs and policy-makers at local, national and international level. Public Sociology, at QMU welcomes broad engagement with broader publics beyond academia.

Aims

1. To facilitate collaborative research primarily through engagement between academic researchers and communities involved in social justice issues,

2. To develop concrete practice, pedagogical and policy recommendations, to improve people’s lives locally, nationally and internationally.

3. In recognition of the power of communication within networked societies, the Public Sociology Research Group engages in dialogue to influence public discourse with policy makers in industry, public sector and third sector organisations at local, national and international level.

This colloquium brings together vital and current contributions to public sociology from across a local national and international field.

If you would like further information or to discuss the work of the PSRG group please contact,

Marion Ellison: Coordinator: Public Sociology Research Group at mellison@qmu.ac.uk

 

 

  • Programme

 

 

Public Sociology Colloquium:

November 7th 2018

QMU Conference Centre

 

Conference Programme

 

09.30:             Welcome and Introduction:

Professor Brigid Daniel: Dean: School of Arts, Social Sciences and Management

 

09.45:             Dedication to Joyce Canaan

 

10.00:             Plenary Presentation: Professor Peter Rule, University of Stellenbosch

‘Transforming the commons: Dialogic space and learning for social change’

                        (Chair: Olivia Sagan)

 

10.45:             Coffee and Refreshments, posters

 

11.00:             Themed Section One Critical Community Engagement

                        Chair: Marion Ellison

 

Participation, action and exhaustion:

The highs and low of Mad Studies research

Elaine Ballantyne

 

Feasibility of Governmental Food/Health Policy in the real world or context of real world challenges

Mhairi Barrett

 

 

12.00:              break

 

12.15:              Themed Section Two Populism and Democracy

                        Chair: Marion Ellison

 

Democracy, Liberalism and Populism as Current Issues for Public Discourse

Peter Falconer

 

Populism and education for democracy

Jim Crowther, Callum McGregor and Margaret Petrie

 

13.00:             Lunch and posters

 

 

13.40:           Themed Section Three Public Sociology Education

                      Chair Maddie Breeze

 

Panel discussion: Lena Wånggren, Jan Law, Jim Crowther

Discussion of book forthcoming Public Sociology Education (Breeze and Scandrett) in Policy Press Public Sociology series

 

15.00:             Coffee Break          

 

15.15:              Themed Section Four Universities and Publics

                        Chair Eurig Scandrett

 

STEKA Dialogues

Emma Wood

Social Transformation through Occupation

Sarah Kantartzis

ESTE student transitions project

Marion Ellison

 

16.30:             Open Discussion Advancing Public Sociology

Provocateur Eurig Scandrett

Chair Marion Ellison

 

17:15:           Close

 

17.30:             Symposium

Evening Reception: Drinks and light snacks

 

 

 

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Event Details

Location Queen Margaret University Campus Queen Margaret University Drive Musselburgh EH21 6UU
Date & Time Start 07 November 2018
9:30am End 07 November 2018
5:30pm
Cost There is no cost to attend this event