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ESRC Summer School in Corpus Approaches to Social Sciences
The first ESRC Summer School in Corpus Approaches to Social Sciences takes place at Lancaster on 16-19 July 2013 under the aegis of the Centre for Corpus Approaches to Social Sciences (CASS), a new ESRC research centre bringing a new method in the study of language – the corpus approach – to a range of social sciences. CASS is investigating the use and manipulation of language in society in a host of areas of pressing concern, including climate change, hate crime and education.
This summer school is aimed at beginners who have little or no experience using corpus tools in their work. Those who have at least some introductory experience of analysis using language corpora, and who wish to expand their knowledge of key issues and techniques in cutting-edge corpus research, will be more interested in the UCREL Summer School in Corpus Linguistics.
The CASS Summer School is free to attend, but registration in advance is compulsory, as places are limited. For more detailson how to apply, see the website.
Events organised by LU Postgrads
LAEL Postgraduate Conference
The Lancaster University Postgraduate Conference in Linguistics and Language Teaching is an annual event organized by postgraduate students under the auspices of the Department of Linguistic and English Language. The conference provides an opportunity for postgraduate students from various areas in linguistics and language teaching/assessment to come together to present papers related to their research and to exchange ideas.
Lancaster Sociology Summer Conference
The sociology summer conference is organised annually by Lancaster Sociology postgraduates in early July. This is a great opportunity for postgraduates to present their work, collaborate with other PhD and Masters students, participate in practical workshops, and have a lot of fun.
Histfest - The Annual History Postgraduate Conference
Histfest is the annual postgraduate conference organised by postgraduates in the Department of History at Lancaster University, for postgraduates. It has been running since 1996 and provides an opportunity for research students from all over the United Kingdom to present papers outlining their research interests, questions and approaches to a non-threatening, sympathetic audience - and to meet people and have fun! All research and MA students are welcome.
External Events of Interest
The GRADschools run by Vitae are experiential learning courses designed to develop students' transferable skills as postgraduate researchers. They are for second and subsequent year research students, and are free to those receiving UK Research Council grants. It is expected that there will be two UK GRADschools in 2013, taking place in October and November.
ESRC National Centre for Research Methods (NRCM)
The NCRM is a network of research groups, each conducting research and training in an area of social science research methods. It has a searchable database holding information on a wide range of opportunities within the Social Sciences across the UK with a focus on research methods.
MethodsNW Doctoral Research Clinics
MethodsNW is running a series of six doctoral research clinics for PhD students on various aspects of doing a PhD. These clinics are available, free of charge, to all PhD students registered at Lancaster, Liverpool or Manchester Universities. Thirty places are available at each clinic and each will have a panel of up to five academics with expertise in the topic of the clinic. The clinics will involve a mixture of activities, including group work on particular problems facilitated by the academic panel. The clinics are arranged over three days (one at each of the three universities), and should be booked online.
Summer Institute in Qualitative Research: Putting Theory to Work
The Summer Institute in Qualitative Research: Putting Theory to Work will run Monday 22 - Friday 26 July 2013, at the Educational & Social Research Institute, Manchester Metropolitan University. For qualitative researchers looking for stimulating engagements with theory, from doctoral students to experienced researchers, across the social sciences, education, health and caring professions, arts and humanities. Standard delegate fee: £345, inc lunch and refreshments. Enquiries: firstname.lastname@example.org. Online booking.
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