Activity: Participating in or organising an event types › Participation in conference
Common Ground, an annual interdisciplinary postgraduate conference, invites scholars to share their research centred around a theme which aims to promote mutual understanding. As part of the organising committee, I have been responsible for creating this year’s the theme, composing and circulating the CFP, arranging keynote speakers, and applying for funding. The conference invites scholars to Queen’s University Belfast in June 2019 to explore what we value, who we value, and why we value them. We seek to pull apart the concept of value to expose the multifaceted ideologies and rationalities from which competing values are derived with keynotes from Dr Kevin Power of Trinity College Dublin and Professor Margaret Topping of Queen’s University Belfast. We seek proposals from postgraduate and early career scholars across a diverse range of disciplines in the humanities to explore the negotiation between different conceptualisations of value and values in literature, culture, and society from the Medieval period to present day, including moral, economic, mathematical, linguistic, environmental, literary, and aesthetic values.