To think is to experiment, 2015

The Centre for Narrative Research in collaboration with NOVELLA (Narratives of Varied Everyday Lives and Linked Approaches) at IoE will host the 14th annual Postgraduate Research Day on Wednesday, 29th April 2015, at University Square Stratford, University of East London.

Please see the programme below.

If you’d like to attend the event, please e-mail Cigdem Esin There are only a few places left. 

All best wishes,CNR team

Centre for Narrative Research in the Social Sciences


NOVELLA ESRC Research Node

University of East London and Institute of Education

To THink is To eXperiment                                              

Wednesday, 29th April, 2015, University Square Stratford,

Room: USS 2.31


 9.45 – 10.00  Welcome and Introductions
10.00 – 10.40 Siyanda Ndlovu Memorial Lecture

Embodied Narratives: Live Art and the Artist’s Life

Dr Barbara Droth

10.40 – 11.10 The plan in practise: Making sense of personal archives in a family homeNoelle McCormack, Rix Centre, University of East London
11.10 – 11.40 Diversity Training: ‘Race’, Space, Place and (Un)intended ConsequencesLurraine Jones, Psychosocial Studies, University of East London
11.40 – 12.00 Coffee Break
 12.00 – 12.30 Approaching the field with creativity: conceptual-methodological reflections on narrative research into activism

Alice Mukaka, School of Social Sciences, University of East London

12.30 – 13.00 ‘Voiced Stress in MS.’  An exploration of anonymous bloggers’ comments on stress and medical professionals’ responses in a blog on Multiple Sclerosis in the public domain.Sharmini Chaytor
13.00 – 13.30 Narratives impacted by acquired brain injury: barriers and opportunities in daily lifeClaire Brewis, Teesside University
13.30 – 14.15 Lunch Break
 14.15 – 14.45 Giving ‘them’ a voice: narratives of political violence in Portugal      

Raquel da Silva, University of Birmingham

14.45 – 15.15 The Ethical Potential of Narratives of Victimization in Novels about the Basque Conflict: A Narrative Approach.

Irene Gantxegi, University of Deusto, Bilbao

15.15 –15.45 Becoming a Woman by Practising Autofiction: Narratives of Memory Work Applied to the Vindication of a Female Identity Ignacio Diaz Vazquez/Veronica, School of Social Sciences,

University of East London

15.45 -16.00 Coffee Break
 16.00 -16.30 Meaning-making in the moment: Small Stories-in-interaction enabling critical reflection.David Gates, King’s College London
16.30 – 17.00 Strategic narratives ‘from the ground up’? Investigating British public attitudes to the use of military force.Thomas Colley, King’s College London
17.00 – 17.45 Discussion over drinks

Published by corinnesquire

Corinne Squire is Professor of Social Sciences and Co-Director, Centre for Narrative Research, at University of East London

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