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1-2 July 2015, University of Manchester

Atmospheres play a significant role in, and add an important quality to, our intimate, domestic and public lives, yet are often overlooked in social research, not least because of the methodological challenges involved in ‘capturing’ them.

In this major conference celebrating the 10th Anniversary of the Morgan Centre, we will be using the theme of ‘Atmospheres’ as our starting point for interdisciplinary dialogue.

Abstracts are invited in the following kinds of areas. These are intended to stimulate ideas and are not prescriptive.

· Atmospheres in intimate, domestic and emotional life
· Belonging, place and atmosphere
· Smell, sight, sound, taste and touch
· Political and socio-cultural atmospheres
· Atmosphere, public events and crowds
· Online/virtual atmospheres
· How atmospheres can be ‘captured’ methodologically
· What makes an atmosphere

Submitting an abstract

The deadline for submissions is almost upon us – 10AM, MONDAY 12TH JANUARY 2015