CNR Autumn events

Please see the list of CNR’s events forthcoming in autumn and winter 2016. Further details will be circulated closer to the dates. Everyone is welcome! 

Looking forward to seeing/meeting you in some of these events! 


19th October 2016, 2- 4pm
University of East London (UEL), Docklands Campus, Room EB1.03

As part of the UEL’s School of Social Sciences’ Seminar Series

Ethical considerations when working with narratives in Social Sciences

Bethany Morgan-Brett, title TBA
Helen Kim Telling Stories of ‘Other’ Koreans: Ethical Dilemmas in Racing Research
Georgie Wemyss ‘I can’t use that’: reflecting on ethics when your everyday work and political life become your PhD research site


National Centre for Research Methods International Visiting Scholars at CNR

CNR is pleased to host two international visiting scholars in November 2016, Jill Bradbury (University of the Witwatersrand) and Michelle Fine (CUNY), funded by the NCRM. The following programme is coordinated by Molly Andrews, Cigdem Esin, Ann Phoenix and Corinne Squire, with Jill Bradbury and Michelle Fine.


4th November 2016, 2 – 5pm (Part of NCRM visiting scholar programme)

UEL, Docklands Campus, Room EB1.41

Workshop: Using narrative and participatory methods for social transformation With Michelle Fine (City University of New York) and Jill Bradbury (Witwatersrand University)

5 – 6pm Reception


9th & 10th November 2016, 10am – 4pm (Part of NCRM visiting scholar programme)

UEL, USS Campus, Room US2.02 (9th) and US3.08 (10th)

Colloquium: Interdisciplinary perspectives on narrative methodologies, participation, and social transformation

16th November 2016, 10.30am – 3.30pm, Thomas Coram Research Unit, 27-28 Woburn Square, Room TBA (Part of NCRM visiting scholar programme)

NCRM Day School: Bringing together narrative and participatory methods
With Jill Bradbury and Michelle Fine
Chair: Ann Phoenix


18th November 2016, 10am – 4pm, Venue TBA (Part of NCRM visiting scholar programme)

Centre for Narrative and Auto/ Biographical Studies, Edinburgh University

10am – 1pm Jill Bradbury and Michelle Fine, presenting current work
2 – 4pm Workshop on narrative and participatory methods for social transformation

Chair: Professor Liz Stanley


30th November 2016, 1 – 2pm
UEL, Docklands Campus, Room EB1.40

This is a collaborative event with CMRB.

Taking Our Country Back: ‘Racism, Xenophobia and Donald Trump’s Place in Context’
With Charles A. Gallagher, La Salle University, Yale University, University of Birmingham

12th December 2016, 5 – 7pm UEL, USS Campus, Room US2.30

CNR with CMRB present, on behalf of the Academy of Social Sciences Study Group on Refugee Issues the AcSS Refugee Issues Special Interest Group Inaugural Event:

Refugees, Belonging and Society

A panel discussion on contemporary issues around refugees in the UK and European contexts, open to AcSS Fellows and to the wider public.

Panel speakers: AcSS Fellows Professors Heaven Crawley (Coventry University), Nando Seguro (Birmingham University), Jenny Phillimore (Birmingham University) and Nira Yuval-Davis (University of East London).

Discussant: Professor Avtar Brah (Birkbeck College, FAcSS)
Chair: Professor Corinne Squire (University of East London, FAcSS).

7 – 8pm Inaugural meeting of the Academy of Social Sciences Study Group on Refugee Issues


CNR–TCRU Postgraduate Narrative Research Seminars, 2015-2016

All seminars take place from 5 – 6.30pm at the Thomas Coram Research Unit, 27-28 Woburn Square, London WC1H 0AA.

8th November 2016

Noelle McCormack, Centre for Narrative Research, University of East London: Making memory sites: Extending opportunites for people with profound learning disabilities to participate in life story work

13th December 2016

Susy Ridout, Birmingham University: Narrating experience: the advantage of using mixed expressive media to bring autistic voices to the fore in discourse around their support requirements


For all inquiries please contact


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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