Graduate Conference 2014

Inside/Outside/In-Between: Perspectives on Space, Power and Subjectivities

Friday 9 May - Sunday 11 May 2014 | Room B36, Birkbeck Main Building

Keynote Speakers: Veena Das and Sasha Roseneil

Where are you? What is it like there? These mundane questions invite reflection on how we provide an account of the spaces we inhabit, how we engage with the world and make it our own, or escape it to forge our lives elsewhere. The central theme of this conference is the idea of “space”. To exist inside a space conjures images of confinement, or conveys the notion of being at home. Being on the “outside” invokes ideas of exile or freedom. “In-between” conjures ideas about the ability to traverse different spaces, or to live in perpetual no-where-ness. We are interested in not only how spaces may come to define and confine us, but also how we come to inhabit these spaces, and the range of movement that these spaces enable.

This conference provides the opportunity for PhD students from a range of disciplines to present and discuss their on-going work. There will be panels and papers from postgraduate students on issues raised by the conference title: Inside/Outside/In-between: Perspectives on Space, Power and Subjectivities.

The full Call for Papers can be found - here

The conference schedule and abstracts can be found - here

Nelly Ali (Department of Geography, Environment and Development)
Mayur Suresh (School of Law)
Ceren Yalcin (Department of Psychosocial Studies)