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WORK/NOW: a workshop on labour and life (part 1)

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11 Bedford Square

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WORK/NOW is a series of two workshops. This workshop, part 1, focuses on key questions, themes and debates in studies of labour and life: what work looks like now, how it's changed, what the emerging workplace trends are, and what this means for the division between work and life. For example: How does work use elements of life itself in its logics? How do we work now? Where do we work now? And, what does it mean to work, now?

This workshop is aimed largely at postgraduate researchers and early career researchers researching work and working life, but is open to all. We welcome participants from all disciplines, but please come prepared to take part and talk about your research in the discussion-based part of the workshop. If you cannot make the event, please contact us or cancel your ticket via eventbrite as places are limited.

13:00 - 13:15 Welcome and tea and coffee

13:15 - 14:30 Keynote and Q+A: Dr Janet Merkel (Department of Sociology, City University London)

14:30 - 15:00 Tea and coffee break

15:00 - 16:30 Roundtable discussion on key themes and issues around work, working life and work futures

16:30 - 17:00 Concluding remarks


Dr Janet Merkel is a lecturer for culture and creative industries at City, University of London since 2015. She holds a PhD from Humboldt University Berlin in urban sociology. Between 2007 and 2014, she has been working at the Berlin Social Science Center (WZB) in the research unit ‘Cultural Sources of Newness’ and was a research fellow at Center for Cultural Policy at Hertie School of Governance, Berlin. Her research interests include cultural work, creative industries, sociology of creativity and new forms of work organisation (co-working) as well as urban politics and governance for culture and creative industries. She employs qualitative research approaches such as case study analysis, interviews and document analysis. See here for more information: https://www.city.ac.uk/people/academics/janet-merkel


WORK/NOW part 2
will be held on Tuesday 8th May at 11 Bedford Square and will look specifically at methods for researching work and working life. Further details to follow closer to the time.

If you have any questions, please contact the organisers, Nina and Katy at:
Nina.Willment.2013@live.rhul.ac.uk or Katy.Lawn.2015@live.rhul.ac.uk

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