#CFP: Storytelling Conference

Held at the University of Suffolk, 10-11 July 2018.

The deadline for submissions is Monday 30th March 2018.

We are excited to announce that the call for papers for our Storytelling Conference is now open. We invite papers that theoretically and empirically engage with a broad range of disciplines reflecting the diverse nature of storytelling and stories substantively and methodologically.

Photo: Courtesy of Pexels

The conference aims to bring together established academics, early career researchers, PhD candidates and students. Topics covered by this call could include but are not limited to:

  • Stories as a research method(ology)
  • Storytelling in the workplace
  • ‘Storied organisation’
  • Stories of place, space, movement and migration
  • Archaeological and historical stories
  • Children, stories and storytelling
  • Health and wellbeing
  • Stories in and of education
  • The organisation of story
  • The storytelling business
  • Sex and sexuality
  • Ethnographic stories
  • Disability and activism
  • Cultures and communities
  • Stories and popular culture

We welcome traditional presentations of 20 minutes with additional time for questions, pre-formed panels of speakers, and posters; as well as alternative modes of presentation including performance, film, photography etc.

Please send 250 word abstracts for a 20 minute presentation, 500 word abstracts for panels and 150 word abstracts for posters: storytellingpapers@uos.ac.uk

We look forward to receiving your submissions

Storytelling Conference Team,

Jessica Clark, Sarah Richards and Tom Vine

For further information and registration, please visit the website.


CFP: An Eternal Crisis in Health and Social Management – Time for Revolution?

The 10th International Conference in Critical Management Studies Edge Hill University, July 3–5, 2017

Abstracts of no more than 500 words are requested for papers in this stream. Abstracts should be emailed to Dr Will Thomas w.thomas@uos.ac.uk by 31 January 2017.

The aim of this stream is to enhance the development of innovative and multidisciplinary research in the field of health and social care management. The stream tempts researchers to re-imagine, re-think and re-shape the understanding of care organizations and management through critical orientation. We welcome discussions of challenges, innovations or insights that are particular to individual contexts or systems or those which apply more widely.

The paradoxical problems of managing health and social care challenge scholars to investigate and call into question the conventional research practices of the domain (Barry & Hansen 2008; Alvesson & Sköldberg 2009). Critical insights and innovative research methods must be developed in order to be able to define and solve these problems in collaboration with political actors and practitioners. We claim that conventional evidence-based thinking drawing on the rationality can benefit from the application of critical, art-related and other multidisciplinary insights.

We welcome theoretical, methodological or empirical papers calling into question the conventional wisdom in health and social care. Topics may include (but are not restricted to):

  • integration of health and social services
  • multiprofessional and inter-organizational collaboration
  • unbalanced power positions and relationships between managers and workers
  • the political and ethical implications of new forms of organizing (e.g. co-production and social enterprise)
  • the change in the position of clients ‘from patients to consumer citizens’, patient-centredness
  • volunteers and other informal carers as active partners of official care systems
  • material and aesthetic aspects of healthcare management
  • historical breakthroughs in the field of care

Stream conveners:
Dr Sanna Laulainen, University of Eastern Finland, Finland
Dr Will Thomas, University of Suffolk, UK
Dr Anneli Hujala University of Eastern Finland, Finland