Call for Papers Deadline Approaching: VSSN Day Seminar, Manchester
Thursday, July 25, 2013
Posted by: Robin Wehrlin
VSSN Day Seminar, Manchester, 28th
We are pleased to let
you know that the next VSSN Day Seminar will take place in Manchester on 28th
November 2013: 10.30 - 4.00. Please put the date in your diary now!
Bookings will open once the programme is finalised, but submissions of
abstracts are invited now.
The seminar is hosted
by Greater Manchester Council for Voluntary Organisation.
If you would like to
propose a paper for the day, please submit an abstract of around 250 words and
a brief biography by email to Susanne Martikke firstname.lastname@example.org,
no later than Monday 5th August.
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For any other
queries, or if you wish to discuss a proposed paper's suitability, please email
Susanne Martikke email@example.com
or Rob Macmillan firstname.lastname@example.org
presentations from researchers, academics, doctoral students and practitioners
in voluntary organisations (including infrastructure bodies and foundations) who
are doing research in areas relevant to the voluntary sector or civil society
in the UK. In light of the challenging external environment voluntary
sector organisations find themselves in, we would particularly like to receive
papers which consider issues around sustainable communities, community
development and the social economy.
However we will also
be pleased to consider papers from a theoretical, methodological, practice or
policy perspective on areas such as participation, volunteering, philanthropy
and giving, organisational issues, public policy, funding cuts, co-production
or social enterprise.
Your abstract should
contain a question, problem or dilemma arising from practice, theory or
earlier research findings. Papers are usually based on completed or
on-going research (qualitative or quantitative) or a review of the evidence or
literature in an area of interest to voluntary sector researchers.
Attending the event
VSSN aims to promote
an understanding of the UK voluntary sector through research. The event is
aimed at researchers, academics, doctoral students and practitioners in
voluntary organisations or foundations interested in the UK voluntary sector.
We also welcome policy makers engaged in the voluntary sector. We are always
pleased to meet, and receive contributions from, colleagues from similar
settings in other countries who are involved in the field. The working language
Booking will open
once the programme is finalised.