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Research on the line: How to do critical social science in times of impact?

Wednesday, 23 October 2013, 14:00 - 16:00

The Open University, Walton Hall, Milton Keynes, MK7 6AA, Michael Young Meeting Rooms 3 & 4, lower ground floor

This roundtable will open discussions on how to do critical social science in the current funding landscape and a pressing impact agenda.

This roundtable will take stock of CCIG's long commitment to put social sciences on the line and will open discussions on how to do critical social science in the current funding landscape and a pressing impact agenda.

The roundtable is an occasion to discuss and conceptualise our academic commitment to critical research and creating  possibilities for critique, social justice and positive social change in times of crises and intensified governmental instrumentalisation of research.
 

The two-hours event will be dedicated to discussions about how to do critical social science in times of impact.

Jef Huysmans (CCIG Director) will introduce the roundtable by talking about why 'criticality' is an issue for social sciences. CCIG research programmes directors and representatives will then explore the following questions:

        • Is critical social science put on the line today?

        • What can  critical social science research today mean?

        • Can CCIG and the Open University more generally still be a place for societal and political critique in light of funding and impact demands?

        • How can CCIG research carry the OU mission to open social and political limits into the next decade?

 

The roundtable will be followed by a reception.