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Morgan Centre for Research into Everyday Lives

Past conferences

Morgan Centre Summer Spectacular (and 10th anniversary)

6 July 2016

A day workshop on creative approaches to qualitative research, featuring our research on 'living the weather', time diary approaches, sociological sketching and everyday menthol. The day finished with a keynote talk given by Professor Les Back from Goldsmiths. You can read the text of Les' talk below. (And we recommend it!)

Atmospheres Conference

1-2 July 2015

Atmospheres play a significant role in, and add an important quality to, our intimate, domestic and public lives, yet are often overlooked in social research, not least because of the methodological challenges involved in 'capturing' them.

In our major conference which celebrated the 10th anniversary of the Morgan Centre, we used the theme of atmospheres as our starting point for interdisciplinary dialogue.

"Business before pleasure": Sport as an adversary in the British Suffragette Movement"

15 May 2015, British Library Conference Centre, London

Gemma Edwards presentation as part of the BSA Sport Study Group Day Conference ' Sport and Social Protest'

The Poetics and Politics of the Table: Practices of theorising and intimate life

13 May 2015, A Morgan Centre Interdisciplinary Dialogue organised by Rachael Scicluna and Veronica Policarpo

'Alternative Domesticities: shared living with non-kin across the lifecourse in England'

15 April 2015, Association of Social Anthropologists Conference, University of Exeter, presentation by Rachael Scicluna

'Shared intimacies? The relational practices of contemporary shared living'

15 April 2015, BSA Annual Conference, Glasgow, presentation by Sue Heath

'Negotiating shared housing in austerity Britain: pragmatic responses and policy challenges'

9 April 2015, Housing Studies Association Annual Conference, presentation by Rachael Scicluna

'Feeling the pinch: fairness and equity in intrafamily negotiations of housing support for younger generations'

8 April 2015, Housing Studies Association Annual Conference, presentation by Sue Heath

Do genes matter? Families and donor conception

22 May 2014, Public debate, University College London

Conversations with David Morgan and friends

15 May 2014

As part of the celebrations for 50 years of Sociology at Manchester, this event offered a chance to engage with some of the key themes and characters of the Morgan Centre.

Encounters Conference

 3-4 July 2013

In this major conference we used the idea of Encounters as our starting point for interdisciplinary dialogue a number of themes

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