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Unity/Disunity: A SELCS/SSEES Interdisciplinary Postgraduate Conference

ThoughtsForward - Postgraduates from the School of European Languages, Culture and Society, UCL.

Thursday, 27 June 2013 at 09:00 - Friday, 28 June 2013 at 18:00 (BST)

London, United Kingdom

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Registration incl. dinner 47 Tickets Ended £18.50 £1.76

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While it is free to attend the conference, registration is essential. Please bring a print-out of the ticket confirmation to the registration desk for entry. Registration ends 20 June 2013. If you wish to apply for ticket after this date, please write to thoughtsforward@gmail.com.

Standard Registration includes conference pack and all refreshments.

Registration incl. dinner - There will be a meal on the first evening of the conference for which you can register, at a cost of £20. This includes your conference pack, refreshments, and a 3-course meal at a nearby restaurant. Please note, registration for the dinner must be completed no later than one week prior to the event.

Conference programme available here: http://unitydisunity.wordpress.com/conference-programme/


Unity/Disunity: An Interdisciplinary Conference

27th & 28th June, 2013, UCL,  London

UCL School of European Languages, Culture and Society & UCL School of Slavonic and East European Studies

Supported by the European Institute and Faculty Institute of Graduate Studies

Keynote Speakers

Prof Charles Lock

Professor of English at the University of Copenhagen

and

Dr Tim Beasley-Murray

Senior Lecturer of European Thought and Culture, SSEES, UCL

The conference features papers by UK-based postgraduate students across a wide spectrum of interests and disciplines whose work offers us perspectives relating to concepts of unity and disunity. In particular, these are papers that interrogate notions of unity and disunity in an interdisciplinary manner and explore the critical possibilities of the theme.

We invite graduate researchers working in fields related to European languages, cultures & society to respond to this critical interrogation, and in doing so, reflect on how concepts of unity and disunity operate in different theoretical contexts, and whether interconnections between various fields may be achieved or disconnections rendered productive. 

The conference will be structured into chaired panels whose organisation reflects the interdisciplinary nature of the conference and an attempt to approach ideas of unity and disunity from a variety of theoretical perspectives and across orthodox disciplinary boundaries. 

The panels are as follows: 

  • Science, Psychology and the (Dis)unified Self
  • Social hierarchies across cultures – uniting or dividing?
  • Disunified time and space
  • Literary Endeavours Towards Dis/Unity
  • A unified heritage?
  • Crisis, Chaos, and Conflict: European Identities in Disarray


Additionally, a selection of papers from the conference will be published online in the inaugural edition of the Journal of European Languages, Cultures, and Society, a multidisiplinary peer-reviewed academic journal based in UCL.

More details can be found at: http://unitydisunity.wordpress.com/

Do you have questions about Unity/Disunity: A SELCS/SSEES Interdisciplinary Postgraduate Conference? Contact ThoughtsForward - Postgraduates from the School of European Languages, Culture and Society, UCL.

When & Where


The School of Slavonic and East European Studies
University College London
Gower Street
WC1E 6BT London
United Kingdom

Thursday, 27 June 2013 at 09:00 - Friday, 28 June 2013 at 18:00 (BST)


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ThoughtsForward - Postgraduates from the School of European Languages, Culture and Society, UCL.

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