Decolonising the Sociological Canon: BSA Teaching Group Conference 28th February, 2015 BCU Call for Micro Lectures

Decolonising the Sociological Canon: BSA Teaching Group Conference 28th February, 2015 BCU Call for Micro Lectures

The regional British Sociological Association Teaching Group Conference will be held at Birmingham City University on Saturday 28th February, 2015. The theme for the conference is ‘Decolonising the sociological canon’ and we have speakers including Professor Gargi Bhattacharya, Dr Steve Garner and Dr Lisa Palmer lined up for the day to consider how sociology can be broadened to include a more diverse set of understandings. The conference aims to bring together academics as well as A-level sociology teachers, to connect the divide between higher and further education. The details of the conference are attached for anyone who wants to attend.

We will also be showcasing postgraduate work at the conference, with 4 15 minute micro-lecture slots open for people to discuss the relevance of their work for the sociology curriculum. The call for micro lectures is attached, if you are interested then send an abstract of no more than 250 words to by Friday 23rd January 2015.

BSA Teaching Group Regional Conference: Expanding the sociological canon
Saturday 28 February 2015
Birmingham City University

BSA_1The BSA’s Teaching Group is pleased to announce a regional one day conference hosted by the Department of Sociology at Birmingham City University. This event is aimed specifically at sociology teachers and will bring together a variety of guest speakers. A key theme for the speakers on the day is to consider how we can broaden the sociological canon to include a diverse range of perspectives.

9.30 Registration, tea & coffee
10.00 Introduction and welcome to Birmingham City University by Dr Kehinde Andrews
10.15 Professor Gargi Bhattacharya, University of East London
11.00 Examination board presentation – OCR
11.30 Break, tea & coffee
11.45 Patrick Robinson, Sociology Teacher at Cadbury Sixth Form College: Teaching update for 2015 new topics
12.30 Lunch with networking time – delegates will be invited to bring at least one resource with them which they find useful in the classroom. Suggest network in groups of 4 over lunch.
13.30 Postgraduate Micro-lectures (up to 4 presentations x approx.15 mins each)
14.30 Break, coffee & tea
14.45 Dr Lisa Palmer, Newman University:
15.30 Dr Steve Garner, Open University:
16:15 Close

For the Flyer: BSA Teaching Group Birmingham

Delegate rates:
BSA Member £50; Non-member £70
BSA Concessionary (student) member £35; Non-member (student) £40
For further information please contact the BSA: or Tel: (0191) 383 0839
For academic enquiries please contact:

aBSA Teaching Group: Call for Micro-lectures to all Postgraduates
Regional Conference
Saturday 28 February 2015
Birmingham City University

The BSA Teaching Group is hosting a regional event at Birmingham City BSA_2University on 28 February. A number of time slots are to be filled by postgraduate students and early career researchers eager to come and present their work.

There is no limitation on the empirical, methodological or theoretical origins of this work, but presenters will be asked to briefly consider how their research might be incorporated into the teaching of A-Level Sociology and the expansion of the sociological canon. Conference fees will be waived for those selected to speak.

Do you want to: Enhance your profile? Keep sociology teachers up-to date? Increase sociology’s wider knowledge base? Have your presentation published in The Sociology Teacher journal and on the BSA website?

Come and deliver a micro-lecture (about 15 minutes) on your research to a group
of committed sociology teachers who are eager to discover what the new empirical insights are showing.

Please email your abstract to of no more than 250 words by Friday 23rd January, 2015 to

For academic enquiries, please contact:
Participants will be informed of the acceptance of their paper by 2 February 2015.

For the Flyer: Call for Micro-lectures Birmingham

For online registration please go to:
For further information please email:
Telephone: (0191) 383 0839.



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