PhD Studentship: (Re)conceptualisation of Human Rights in the Era of Big Data

The University of Essex’s Human Rights Centre is offering a three-year PhD studentship to undertake research on how big data and associated technologies impact on the meaning and scope of rights, and the extent to which human rights require reconceptualisation in the digital age.

Applications close on 29 May 2017. Continue reading “PhD Studentship: (Re)conceptualisation of Human Rights in the Era of Big Data”

Call for workshops and papers for the National Summit on Tackling Multiple Disadvantage

Revolving Doors Agency is looking for proposals for workshops and papers for the Second National Summit on Tackling Multiple Disadvantage (8 to 9 May 2017).

Two years ago, the first National Summit brought together a vibrant network of people with lived experience, service providers, commissioners and policy makers, each with different skills and expertise and all committed to achieving change for people facing multiple disadvantage. This year the Agency are delighted that the conference will add a research focus, as they join forces with the original summit organisers.

They are particularly looking for workshops and papers that are delivered in partnership to help draw links, cross boundaries and demonstrate collaborations between individuals with lived experience, researchers, commissioners, practitioners and policy makers. That said, please do not let the partnership aspect put you off from submitting a proposal. The organizing committee is happy to help bring people together, whether they see the potential for complementary or joint workshop.
Each workshop or paper must fall under at least one of these broad themes:

  • drawing expertise from lived experience;
  • achieving systems change;
  • understanding and responding to diversity;
  • and fostering partnership and collaborations to achieve change.

They are keen to publish papers out of the conference, either as a guest journal edition, or as an edited volume. If any of you sit on editorial boards for potentially relevant and interested journals the Agency would welcome you to get in touch to make this possible.

Disabled Children’s Research Forum – 30 June 2017

Date: 30 June 2017
Time: 9am – 4pm
Location:  Auditorium at the Waterfront Building, Neptune Quay, IP4 1QJ

The University of Suffolk is hosting the annual Disabled Children’s Research Forum. The forum will explore research relating to disabled childhoods, with paper-based presentations focusing on ‘Disabled Childhoods and Intersectionality.’

Register for this event.

A call for papers has been made, with submissions to be sent to Allison Boggis at

  • Send in an abstract of no more than 200 words summarising your thirty minute presentation on a topic relating to the ‘Intersectionality and disabled children’s childhoods’. Four papers will be selected.
  • Send a statement of intent to design a poster that represents your research – bring the poster along with you on the day – it will be displayed in the Auditorium.
  • Send in an abstract of no more than 200 words outlining your contribution to the Pecha Kucha. The theme is broad and can relate to any aspect of research with disabled children and young people. Four presentations will be selected.

ESRC fully-funded collaborative studentship in Empirical Studies in Law

Cardiff University’s School of Law and Politics, supported by the ESRC Doctoral Training Partnership for Wales (Wales DTP), invites applications for funded PhD study. The studentships will commence in October 2017.

These particular studentships, known as ‘collaborative studentships’, involve liaison with a non-academic organization(s) at several key stages of the research.   Cardiff School of Law and Politics are offering two collaborative studentships in Empirical Studies in Law, a field of research which brings together methods from social science to address legal challenges in society and inform policy development.  One of the projects focuses on equality issues: “Securing Equality Rights and Access to Justice in Wales” under the supervision of Dr. Sara Drake.