Bridging History and Social Psychology: One-day Workshop

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(Text taken directly from an email from Vlad Glaveanu, to a JISCmail list, emphases and links added by me):

Dear Colleagues,

We are delighted to announce the open one-day workshop “Bridging History and Social Psychology: An interdisciplinary dialogue about social representation and public sphere”, to be held at the Institute of Social Psychology, LSE (room S314) on the 23rd of June (09:30-16:00).

Co-hosted by the Institute of Social Psychology (LSE), the History Department (King’s College London), the Institute of Historical Research (IHR), and the LSE Social Representations Research Group, this event is a first initiative of its kind, aiming to bring together historians and social psychologists who have been exploring the nature of representations and their circulation and expressions in past and present public spheres.

The workshop will begin with two sessions in which presenters from history and social psychology will comment on key publications in the other discipline. It will conclude with an open panel discussion in which all participants will explore how to deepen their ongoing projects by integrating insights afforded by the workshop. The dialogue will be enriched by the participation of distinguished discussants from both disciplines: Prof. Ivana Markova (Stirling), Dr. Sandra Jovchelovitch (LSE), Prof. Martin Bauer (LSE), Prof. Peter Lake (Vanderbilt), Prof. Ludmilla Jordanova (KCL) and Prof. Mark Knights (Warwick). Coffee, refreshments and lunch will be made available and participants are also invited for post-workshop drinks in the evening.

It is hoped that the workshop will provide historians with social psychological conceptual tools to examine patterns of representation across different aspects of social life, as well as open historical ‘fieldworks’ for social psychologists that will enable them to better conceptualise public spheres in modern contexts.

More details about the event can be found on the workshop webpage.

If you are interested to attend the workshop please complete the registration form on the website by 18 June at the very latest. Please be reminded that places are limited and register as soon as possible to avoid disappointment.

We are still looking for a small number of presenters. If you would like to contribute to the workshop in this way, or have any inquiries, please e-mail Vlad at V.P.Glaveanu@lse.ac.uk

Looking forward to seeing you at the workshop!

Best wishes,
Vlad and Koji

Event Organisers

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