5th Postgraduate Student Conference

Event day: 
Thursday, September 24, 2015 to Saturday, September 26, 2015

CALL FOR PAPERS — 徵文啟事 

Whose Voice? Theory & Practice
誰之聲?理論與實踐

September 24th-25th-26th 2015

The International Postgraduate Conference is an annual event organised by the research students from the Department of Applied Social Sciences (APSS) at the Hong Kong Polytechnic University. This 5th Edition invites postgraduate students as well as international researchers to a collective debate on how social scientists represent the ‘voices’ of society within and beyond the academic community.

The appropriation of the ‘voices from others’ is central to the production of knowledge in the Social Sciences. By turning human subjects into empirical objects the academic texts produce a particular 'polyphony’. As researchers, whether we highlight the voices of marginal actors, translate foreign voices into new theories, or quote voices from our fieldworks, we are engaging with the discourse of others. More than just a methodological discussion, our conference considers the textualisation of social 'voices’ in research as an intellectual practice. In that perspective, the event wishes to offer a window of opportunity for participants to present their research by reflexively interrogating their own practice of ‘voices’.

We welcome papers in disciplines such as but not limited to Anthropology, History, Sociology, Psychology, Philosophy, Political Sciences, Social Work and Social Policy, Communication and Media Studies, Cultural  and Gender Studies, Linguistics, Translation Studies.

The conference particularly welcomes papers that present ongoing research addressing the following issues:

• Forms of Voices
Representing social activities (fieldwork-archives-interactions) within the text
Finding the right word between ordinary terms and scientific concepts

• Voices and Positions
Conflicting epistemologies between the researcher and the researched
Researcher: activist, participant-observer or witness of the social life?

• Voices across Spaces
Marginalised and vulnerable voices with new channels of expression
Politics of research and spaces of publication for young researchers

 

CONFIRMED MASTERCLASS SPEAKERS

Prof. HU Yong, Associate Professor at Peking University’s School of Journalism and Communication. 
http://yong.hu/about

Dr. John POSTILL, Vice-Chancellor’s Senior Research Fellow at RMIT University, Melbourne and Digital Anthropology Fellow at University College London. 
http://johnpostill.com/about-me/

 

ABSTRACTS

Please send abstracts of no more than 300 words by the 28th of June 2015 to voice.pgc2015@yahoo.com. The conference will be conducted in English and is free to attend.

More information available: http://voice-pgc2015.tumblr.com

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第五屆香港理工大學國際研究生學術會議

2015924日至26

國際研究生學術會議是由香港理工大學應用社會科學系(APSS)一年一度舉辦的學術盛會。第五屆會議將邀請來自世界各地的研究生(博士研究生及碩士研究生)及研究學者,就社會科學研究者如何在學術界內外再現社會之“聲”這一話題進行共同討論。

在社會科學研究領域,挪用“他人之聲”是知識生產的關鍵。通過將作為主體的人轉化為實證研究的客體,學術文本譜寫了款款動人“復調”。作為研究者,我們或為邊緣行動者揚聲,或兼收異調以開拓理論,或援引田野流響,如此種種,均在參與他人的話語論述。此次會議不僅意在方法論上的探討,同時也將社會之“聲”在研究中的文本化視作智力實踐。基於這一角度,此次活動希望創造一個平台供參加者展示研究成果,並藉此機會對 “聲音”實踐進行自我反思。
  
歡迎以下領域(但不限於)的研究者踴躍投稿:人類學、歷史学、社會學、心理學、哲學、政治學、社會工作與社會政策、傳播與媒體研究、文化研究、性別研究,語言學、翻譯研究。

本學術會議尤其歡迎有關以下課題的研究:
   

  • 聲音的形式

社會活動的再現(田野-紀錄-互動
在普通語彙和專業語彙之間尋找最準確的表達方式
   

  • 聲音與位置

研究者與被研究者之間存在衝突的認識論
研究者:社會活動者,參與觀察者,還是社會生活的目擊者?
   

  • 跨越空間的聲音

弱势群体之声通过新型渠道表达
青年研究者所面對的科研政治及作品發表空間
   
   
徵文啟事摘要

請將300詞左右的英文論文摘要發至voice.pgc2015@yahoo.com, 截止日期為2015年6月28日。
本會議不收取任何費用。

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