The Politics and Ethics of Research on Contentious Terrain
10am – 2.30pm, 2nd November in the Hanson Room, Humanities Bridgeford Street, University of Manchester.
Organised by movements@manchester with support from the NWDTC
We aim to create a space for lively and informed discussion on how researchers face the challenges presented by every phase of research in contentious fields, including questions such as:
- Should you integrate your personal politics into your professional research processes?
- What role can political actors play in shaping your research decisions?
- Is it acceptable to publicly criticise your friends or allies?
- How can you write with balance about a social movement you are participating in?
- How can you avoid risk to your research participants when you publish?
This will be a half-day participatory workshop followed by a networking lunch. A reading pack will be provided to support discussions.
PGRs from any discipline at the Universities of Manchester, Lancaster or Liverpool are invited. The event is free, but places are limited and you must apply by registering for a ticket on Eventbrite before 20th October. We will send confirmation emails on 21st Oct.
Note: A limited fund is available for rail travel from Liverpool and Lancaster.
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