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Foucault @ 90
International Conference

22nd-23rd June 2016
University of the West of Scotland
Ayr Campus, Scotland, UK

Further information and registration

PDF conference flyer

Call for Papers
This year marks the 90th anniversary of the birth of the French thinker Michel Foucault (1926-84). This interdisciplinary conference aims to reflect on the work of Michel Foucault and in particular on the question of its abiding relevance and value.

Keynote speakers include Stephen Ball, Mark Olssen, and Clare O’Farrell.

Based at our attractive Ayr campus, on the scenic west coast of Scotland, this conference promises to be a stimulating and enjoyable event. Research paper submissions are now sought on the conference themes listed below.

Abstracts should be up to 400 words in length and cover the context of the research, research questions, theoretical framework, methodology, findings, significance. Abstracts should be readied for blinded peer review. The conference will run as a series of 90-minute sessions with 3 or 4 papers allocated to each.

Symposia: the conference welcomes submissions for symposium sessions. These should comprise a set of four or more related paper submissions (as above) with an agreed Chairperson and Discussant.

Posters: posters will be displayed throughout the conference, with a set time agreed for presenters to be available to discuss their work with conference delegates. Posters should be submitted in A1/upright form and be accompanied by a 250 word abstract.

Conference/Abstract themes:
The conference seeks papers which deal with the work of Foucault in relation to any of the following themes:
• Education
• Health
• Justice
• Criminology
• Psychiatry/Psychology
• Methodology
• Sexuality
• Culture/aesthetics
• Philosophy
• Politics

Key dates

Abstract submission opens 15th October 2015
Abstract submission ends 1st March 2016
Notification of peer review/abstract acceptance 22nd March 2016
Early Bird Registration commences 22nd March 2016
Presentation times announced 15th April 2016
Early Bird Registration ends 1st May 2016

Abstract submissions should be emailed by attachment to:

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