Call for Papers: Graduate student symposium, Urmis, Nice, France, June 8th, 2018: Ethics and social engagement of researchers: questioning research practices in the social sciences and humanities

Often, starting a new research project or fieldwork begins with a self-reflective survey by the researcher of their own research practices. The Urmis graduate symposium, which is held once a year at Paris Diderot University or the University of Nice, France, offers to Ph.D students, senior Ph.D candidates and post-doctoral fellows in Anthropology, Sociology, History, Geography, and Ethnic Studies, an opportunity to present their reflections on methodological and ethical questions about research practices in their own fields. For the 2018 edition, which will take place at the University of Nice, we invite submissions on researchers’ attitudes to social and political engagement (theme 1) and on the ethics of research (theme 2). The symposium will allow researchers to discuss their past or present research projects in the light of such questions, which are too often left unaddressed and remain hidden in our publications.

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The scientific committee invites submissions from doctoral students and junior researchers in the humanities and in the social sciences with no restriction as to discipline (anthropology, sociology, history, geography, ethnic studies, law, demography, etc.). Those interested in presenting their research at this conference should send a 250-word abstract to no later than February 1st, 2018.