Start: June 30, 2011
End: July 1, 2011
Place: University of Essex
The first Understanding Society/BHPS Conference will take place in late June 2011.
A call for papers is now open for the conference which will showcase early findings from Understanding Society, and other longitudinal studies such as the well-established British Household Panel Survey (BHPS), now part of Understanding Society.
The event, which takes place from Thursday, June 30 to Friday, July 1 2011, is being held at the University of Essex, home to the Institute for Social and Economic Research (ISER) where both Understanding Society and the BHPS are based.
Organisers are interested to receive submissions for both methodological as well as substantive research and anyone who is interested in submitting an abstract should do so by the deadline of March 15th.
This year the Understanding Society/BHPS Conference will replace the popular BHPS conference which has been run on a biennial basis by ISER for a number of years.
Key note speakers will be announced in due course and there are plans for a parallel programme of presentations and a conference dinner. There are also plans to hold an informal practical workshop on using Understanding Society data on Saturday, July 2 from 9.30am to 1.00pm which will include a short introduction to the data structure and the opportunity for participants to access and inspect the data files.
For those people interested in attending the conference but not in submitting a paper, registration will open in the coming weeks and will be widely publicised.
Bursaries are available to researchers whose papers are accepted – details of these are available on the paper submissions page and anyone interested should get in touch.