Conference: Teaching ‘Race’ and Ethnicity in Higher Education Social Sciences
Organised by: The Center for Sociology, Anthropology and Politics and the British Sociological Association
Venue: Radisson Grafton Hotel & Jamie's Bar, London, UK
Booking Information: RTF format
Date of event: 27 to 28 June 2006
Confirmed Keynote Speakers:
Professor of Sociology, Wesleyan College, USA
Associate Professor Black World Studies & Sociology, Miami University (OHIO), USA
Steve Spencer, Sheffield Hallam University
Andy Pilkington, and Judith Ackroyd, Northampton University
Shirin Housee, University of Wolverhampton
A central theme that the Centre for Sociology, Anthropology and Politics (C-SAP) and the 'Race' and Ethnicity study group of the British Sociology Association (BSA) have been jointly exploring in recent years is how ‘race’ and ethnicity is being taught in the social sciences. They have been keen to discover what challenges educators face when they attempt to articulate the complex sets of issues around ‘race’ and ethnicity and, importantly, what learning, teaching and assessment innovations academics have developed to help them in this process.
This conference, being jointly facilitated by C-SAP and the BSA, aims to build upon past successful events and provide a space to raise some important – and sometimes uncomfortable – questions about our collective understanding of how the issues of 'race' and ethnicity can be dealt with in our higher education curriculum. This event will provide an opportunity to meet and network with others working in HE who have and interest in learning, teaching and assessment in the area of ‘race’ and ethnicity.
A late afternoon-early evening pre-conference film and book launch (June 27), will precede the one-day Conference (June 28) which will consist of plenary, workshop and poster sessions.
Charles Lemert and Mark Christian will offer the two plenary sessions.
A number of parallel workshops will examine some of the different modes of learning, teaching and assessment practice that take place. These workshops will be facilitated by invited speakers.
We are inviting proposals for posters on the theme of teaching ‘race’ in the social sciences – SEE BELOW
C-SAP will launch two (Farrar and Todd; Spencer and Todd) edited books arising from its successful conference in November 2004 on teaching and learning in the field of ‘race’ and a third (Susie Jacobs) book arising from earlier research in this area.
Farrar, M. and Todd, M. (Eds) (2006) ‘Teaching ‘Race’ in Social Sciences – New Contexts, New Approaches’ C-SAP, Birmingham
Spencer, S. and Todd, M. (Eds) (2006) Reflections on Practice: teaching ‘Race’ & Ethnicity in Further and Higher Education. C-SAP, Birmingham
This event is free to attend. Delegates would be expected to cover their travel costs but a small number of travel bursaries are available for post-graduate students, please contact Frances Thompson for further information.
Demand for places at this event is anticipated to be high and we would recommend that you register a provisional interest at the earliest opportunity. Further information regarding venue and keynote speakers will be advertised soon. Should you wish to register please complete a provisional booking form found on the events page of our website (www.c-sap.bham.ac.uk) and return to Frances Thompson (firstname.lastname@example.org) 0121 414 2995.
++++++ CALL FOR POSTER PRESENTATIONS ++++++
Proposals are now being accepted for poster sessions, which are to be presented on the 28 June. The poster sessions will allow for more informal conversation around specific topics. The presenter/s must be in attendance during the period assigned for discussion.
How to submit a proposal:
Submissions should include the following information:
The title of the presentation
Name and academic title for each presenter
Main institutional affiliation for each presenter
E-mail address and phone number for each presenter
Presenter bio(s) suitable for publication (75-word paragraph each—be sure to include current position and affiliation)
A concise description of the poster - suitable for publication (75-word paragraph)
Any further information that may be helpful in determining the relevance of your topic to the conference theme
The final date for submission of proposals is May 26th 2006.
Notification of acceptance will be made by June 2nd 2006. Proposals will only be accepted electronically. The 3 best posters will be awarded a prize!!
To submit your proposal by e-mail: email@example.com
C-SAP (Centre for Learning and Teaching – Sociology, Anthropology and Politics)
12th Floor, Muirhead Tower, University of Birmingham
Edgbaston, Birmingham B15 2TT, UK
Tel: +44 (0)121 414 7919
Fax: +44 (0)121 414 7920
visit our website at http://www.c-sap.bham.ac.uK
Organised by: The Center for Sociology, Anthropology and Politics and the British
Booking Information: RTF format
Date of event: 27 to 28 June 2006 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
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