Please see the CFP below for a conference emerging from the AHRC funded project: ‘Playing a/Part’: exploring the identities and experiences of autistic girls through drama, interactive media and participatory arts.
Call for Contributions: Inside Out: Autistic identities, participatory research & gender; a conference with a difference: July 4 & July 5 2019
Day 1: Perspectives on participatory research practices, ethics and themes
Day 2: Perspectives on gender and creativity
When: Thursday 4th July & Friday 5th July
Where: The School of Arts, University of Kent
Cost: £25/day or £40/two days
Deadline for proposals: Friday 24th May 2019
For more information please visit: https://eur02.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=www.playingapartautisticgirls.org&data=02%7C01%7CGlenn.Odom%40ROEHAMPTON.AC.UK%7Ce918c4d1bce943a5af9008d6d1adc0a3%7C5fe650635c3747fbb4cce42659e607ed%7C0%7C0%7C636926941527783211&sdata=EAkUsL4HQjpoRn6SrDYKOCOKUavptoGzy6d%2BxHkkkAw%3D&reserved=0 or write to: email@example.com
What: This two-day conference is a collaboration between the Participatory Autism Research Collective (PARC), and the Playing A/Part research project in which the experiences and identities of autistic girls are being investigated through participatory, interdisciplinary and creative research methods (AHRC funded, Universities of Kent and Surrey).
In ‘Making the future together: shaping autism research through meaningful participation’ (Fletcher-Watson et al, 2018), the authors identify a need for more work to create supportive and inclusive research environments, to address the methodological challenges of participatory research and encourage researchers to work with autistic led organisations within the UK:
‘The opportunity is to create a burgeoning, merged community of research practice, including autistic and non-autistic people and other partners who work collaboratively to create facilitative environments and resolve important, relevant questions.’
The Inside Out conference responds to this call as an invitation for researchers investigating autistic identities using participatory and/or interdisciplinary or creative methods to share their work. We particularly encourage contributions from the autistic community and we are designing the conference as an accessible event.
The purpose of the conference is to:
1. Understand autistic identities and experiences and how these intersect with the spectrum of gender
2. Explore and share creative practice and/or educational resources appropriate for neurodivergent ways of experiencing the world and learning.
Contributions are invited in the form of posters or creative artefacts from projects that engage with the conference themes, issues and questions. These might include (but are not confined to):
• Creative practices with autistic participants
• Participatory research, neurodiversity and inclusive practices
• Ethical issues in participatory autism research
• Creative research methodologies and neurodiversity
• Gender, sexuality and neurodiversity
• Monotropism and related concepts
• Interdisciplinary and inclusive research outcomes
Proposals for contributions are invited in the form of 150-word abstracts. These need to outline the rationale, content and form of the work to be featured (for further guidance see https://eur02.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=www.playingapartautisticgirls.org&data=02%7C01%7CGlenn.Odom%40ROEHAMPTON.AC.UK%7Ce918c4d1bce943a5af9008d6d1adc0a3%7C5fe650635c3747fbb4cce42659e607ed%7C0%7C0%7C636926941527783211&sdata=EAkUsL4HQjpoRn6SrDYKOCOKUavptoGzy6d%2BxHkkkAw%3D&reserved=0).
Please send proposals for contributions to firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject line “Inside Out Proposal”. The deadline for proposals is Friday 24 May 2019.
Please note the preferred language for this event is identity first (i.e. autistic person/s).
Fletcher-Watson, S. et al. (2018) ‘Making the future together: Shaping autism research through meaningful participation’, Autism, 1-11.
Professor Nicola K Shaughnessy
Professor of Performance, School of Arts, University of Kent
Address: 2-48 Jarman Building, University of Kent, Canterbury, CT2 7UG
Tel: +44 (0)1227 82 7516 |