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Research submissions open for University’s ‘Home’ symposium

University of Gloucestershire is accepting submissions for a one-day symposium aimed at enabling researchers to explore emerging and current debates surrounding themes of belonging, place and home.

Entitled ‘Home’, the symposium will explore concepts that are key to the personal, social and political transformations brought about by events such as climate change, migration and wars.

‘Home’ will take place at the University on Friday, 1 July 2022 between 9.30am and 5pm.

Symposium organiser, Dr Kirsten Adkins, Lecturer in Film Production at the University, said: “The concept of ‘home’ encompasses multiple possibilities. It could be imagined in terms of geographical location, or in terms of the body or of the self, or where you feel safe and secure.

“It spans the personal, the local and the global, encompassing geopolitical concerns and their impact on people, communities and on populations, and the consequences of the pandemic, climate change and war.

“The symposium will provide an interdisciplinary forum for researchers to explore current debates on themes of belonging, place and home, to interrogate ideas and methodologies, and receive feedback from peers.

“It aims to provoke conversations into the meaning of home, to have a sense of place and belonging and provides an informal and supportive forum for researchers to explore opportunities and challenges associated with inter-disciplinary research.”

If you would like to contribute to ‘Home’, please submit a 300-word abstract of the presentation you are proposing to Dr Kirsten Adkins at by 20 May.