BSA logoFor those in the UK, there is an exciting British Sociological Association Regional Postgraduate Event on 26 March 2018 at Lancaster University that features many contributors to this blog and will hopefully develop some new posts as well. Please consider joining us and spread the word.

Event Outline

This one-day workshop explores, contributes to and considers significant conceptual and methodological developments within the field of theories of practice. The event is aimed at doctoral candidates who work with practice theories, and are interested in developing novel methodological approaches and/or seeking to describe and analyse relations between practices. The event engages with the following question:

How can connections between practices be conceptualised and examined?

The programme for the day includes two keynote presentations. Prof Theodore Schatzki will talk about relationality in social thought and Dr Matt Watson will speak about spatial organisation and connections between practices.

Prof Elizabeth Shove and Dr Allison Hui will lead a workshop on practice theory and methodologies. Participants will have an opportunity to share ideas and develop discussions around their statements of interest.

Dr Stanley Blue and Prof Dale Southerton will each lead reading groups focussing on methods of conceptualising connections between practices.

Places on this workshop are limited. If you would like to participate, please register and send us a short statement of interest (500 words). This statement should summarise your research project and describe how your approach fits with the event’s themes. After the workshop, participants will have the opportunity to submit further developed versions of these statements to the Practice Theory Methodologies blog.

Please send your statement of interest to Torik Holmes by Friday, 23 February 2018.

If you have any questions please contact Torik Holmes.


  • BSA members – £5
  • Non-BSA Members – £15

Fee includes refreshments, lunch and an optional evening dinner.

To register, please see the right hand column on this site: