Institute of Advanced Studies (IAS)


IAS Octagon Small Grant - Society for Comparative Cultural Inquiry Graduate Conference 2017: Home

26 October 2017–27 October 2017, 9:30 am–6:00 pm

Rosemary's Apartment

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John Adams Hall, 15-23 Endsleigh Street, London WC1H 0DP

This two-day interdisciplinary graduate conference explores the concept of 'Home' as a site of contention, transformation and social reproduction, as a space in which different forms of agency are both made and revoked.

Panels include: the Queer Home; the Value of Home; Reconfiguring Inequality at Home; Territory, Sovereignty and Occupation; Crisis of Home; Home and Body; the Sense of Home; Leaving Home. Questions papers consider are, among others: How is home imagined and to what ends is it evoked? How are the thresholds of privacy regulated, and to whose exclusion? Is home in crisis? How might we re-imagine or re-work the home?

We are pleased to welcome Leverhulme Early Career Fellow Dr Emma Whipday (UCL), and Professor Ann Varley (UCL), as our opening and closing Keynote speakers.

The first day of the conference will close with a roundtable discussion followed by a drinks reception.


The conference is made possible by the Octagon Small Grants Fund.

Please register here.

UCL Society for Comparative Cultural Inquiry

Organiser of Home: UCL Society for Comparative Cultural Inquiry Graduate Conference 2017

The Society for Comparative Cultural Inquiry is a graduate society open to UCL students whose research falls within the remit of the School of European Language, Culture, and Society and the Centre for Multidisciplinary and Intercultural Inquiry, or any graduate student working in the Arts & Humanities whose subject area encompasses any area of cultural, literary, artistic, or social studies from across the world, and in which there is a interdisciplinary, intermedial, or intercultural focus. Our graduate conference is annual and attracts an international cast of speakers and participants. The Society also runs and publishes a journal, entitled "Tropos".


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