The Open University in collaboration with the BAM Research Methods Special Interest Group is pleased to invite you to attend the “Methods that Matter: Encountering Materiality and Affect in Organisations” event.
World renowned speakers in the field will be joining us on Wednesday, 26 February 2020, including Nick Fox, Silvia Gherardi, Kate Kenny and Noortje van Amsterdam.
The turn to materiality and affect enabled by new materialist and posthuman scholarship raises important questions about how we do research. New materialism focuses attention on intra-actions between beings and other matter, including human bodies and non-human others, and the affective powers that such assemblages produce (Barad, 2007; Bennett, 2010; Braidotti, 2019). Within this, knowledge is seen as inherently situated and perspectival and there is an emphasis on embedded and embodied relationality rather than essences.
Barad, K. (2007) Meeting the universe halfway. Durham (NC): Duke University Press.
Bennett, J. (2010) Vibrant matter. Durham: Duke University Press.
Braidotti, R. (2019) Posthuman knowledge. Cambridge: Polity Press.
This event will take place on 26 February 2020, registration starts at 9:30am, with the first speaker at 10:00am.
Who Should Attend
This workshop will be of interest to doctoral and experienced researchers in organisation studies and management, and other social sciences, who are interested in new materialism and affect. The invited speakers will discuss how they have responded to the opportunities and challenges of studying materiality and affect in their own research.
Benefits of Attendance
- Develop increased understanding of the importance of new materialism and affect in organisation studies and management research
- Learn from the methodological approaches taken by the speakers in their research
- Gain feedback on their work
The event takes place in the Business School which is housed in the Michael Young Building on the edge of campus.
The Open University Business School [MYB Rooms 1-3]
The Open University
Michael Young Building
Paper Submission Details
Delegates are invited, but not required, to submit a short discussion paper (1,000 words) that engages with the theme of the conference.
This will provide the basis for feedback and discussion with the speakers during round-table group discussions. The deadline for submitting a short paper is 1st February 2020.
Please submit your 1,000 words abstract to Raluca Stroe at firstname.lastname@example.org
• Nick J. Fox, University of Huddersfield ‘Materialist micropolitics, dis/organisation and the research assemblage’
• Silvia Gherardi, University of Trento ‘Can we trail the sociomaterial traces of affect?’
• Kate Kenny, NUI Galway ‘From subjectivity to materiality: Speaking out and digital affect culture’
• Noortje van Amsterdam, University of Utrecht ‘Writing as an affective and embodied research practice’
Will be provided to delegates after registration
The Open University Business School, The Open University and the Research Methodology Special Interest Group
Delegates should make their own arrangements for accommodation. MK Hotel ( https://www.marriott.co.uk/hotels/travel/ltnde-delta-hotels-milton-keynes/ ) and Kents Hill Park ( https://www.kentshillpark.com/ )are a short walk from The Open University.
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Taxis are available outside the station, however a pre-booked service is likely to be cheaper. Some taxi company phone numbers can be found online.
The event takes place in the Business School which is housed in the Michael Young Building on the edge of campus. There is a free car park opposite if you are driving, or if you’re travelling by train, the taxi will take around 10 minutes from the station (and if you tell the taxi driver it’s Michael Young Building, on Walton Drive, you’ll get straight here).
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BAM Doctoral Student Members - free (max. 10 places; you must submit a short paper that is relevant to the workshop in order to qualify for a free place)
BAM Members and non-BAM Doctoral Students - £30
Non-BAM Members - £50
The booking deadline for the event is 1 February 2020
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|BAM Members - Students||£ 0.00|
|BAM Members - Ordinary||£ 30.00|
|Non-BAM Members - Students||£ 30.00|
|Non-BAM Members||£ 50.00|