Looking forward to this: on 26 March 2012 not only will we be publicly launching the Creating Publics project but this event will also feature the first of a series of three keynote lectures by leading social scientists. I am delighted to announce that the first of these lectures will be delivered by Larry Grossberg (University of North Carolina, editor of the journal Cultural Studies) on 26 March; Rachel Pain (University of Durham, Co-director Centre for Social Justice and Community Action) will deliver the second lecture on 16 May; and, the third features John Holmwood (University of Nottingham and Campaign for the Public University) on 28 June. Each of these public events will offer a different perspective on what is at stake in the drive for publicly engaging social science research. As a whole, the series will therefore be an opportunity to reflect collectively on the contemporary and possible future relationship between social science research and public life. More details soon.
2012 Creating Publics Keynote Lecture Series