This year there will be another Disability stream at the British Sociological Association conference, in the Frontiers section. The keynote speaker will be Mark Sherry from Toledo University, whose work many people will know. Details of how to submit abstracts, which are due soon are below. Although the conference can be expensive, streams are now being organised so that all presentations run on the same day, so this can cut costs considerably.
The theme of the BSA Annual Conference 2016 will be ‘Global Societies: Fragmenting and Connecting’’.
The aims of this conference are: to showcase the latest sociological research; to attract a concentration of international specialists in our major research fields; to provide a forum in which to discuss the teaching of sociology and the professional practice of being a sociologist; and to facilitate debate, networking and professional development opportunities.
With this in mind, the BSA is inviting submissions for the 2016 Conference on any sociological research topic, with individual members and BSA study groups all encouraged to contribute posters/papers and other activities. Suggestions for grouped sessions are also welcomed, while there will also be an opportunity for study groups to meet independently over the three days.
If you wish to submit an abstract, please visit http://www.britsoc.co.uk/events/bsa-annual-conference/submissions.aspx page on our website and follow the online instructions. Alternatively you can speak with a member of the events team on 0191 383 0839 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org. Please note the final deadline for abstract submissions is Friday 16 October 2015.
Dr. Sarah Woodin, (also on behalf of co-convenors Sara Ryan and Alison Wilde)
Centre for Disability Studies, School of Sociology and Social Policy, University of Leeds, Leeds LS2 9JT