We’re delighted to announce that the London Conference in Critical Thought 2019 will be hosted by the Centre for Invention and Social Process (CISP) in the Department of Sociology, Goldsmiths, University of London.
The Call for Streams is now open. Please get in touch if you’d like to discuss any details before applying at firstname.lastname@example.org. The text of the Call is below:
London Conference in Critical Thought 2019
Friday & Saturday, 5-6 July 2019
Goldsmiths, University of London
Call for Streams
The Call for Streams is now open for the 9th annual London Conference in Critical Thought (LCCT), hosted and supported by the Centre for Invention and Social Process (CISP) at the Department of Sociology at Goldsmiths, University of London.
The LCCT is a free, inter-institutional, interdisciplinary conference in critical thought that takes place annually in different institutions across London. LCCT follows a non-hierarchical, decentralised model of organisation that undoes conventional academic distinctions between plenary lectures and break-out sessions, aiming instead to create opportunities for intellectual critical exchange regardless of participants’ disciplinary field, institutional affiliation, or seniority. The conference is envisaged as a space for those who share theoretical approaches and interests but who may find themselves at the margins of their academic department or discipline. Following this decentralised, ‘margins-at-the-centre’ logic, LCCT has no overarching or predetermined theme. The conference’s intellectual content and academic tone are set anew each year, stemming from thematic streams that are conceived, proposed and curated by a group of stream organisers. Each stream generates its own intellectual rationale and Call for Papers, with conference participants responding to the accepted stream proposals.
We are now accepting submissions for streams, encouraging especially stream proposals that stimulate a range of cross-disciplinary responses and which approach critical thought in an open, non-prescriptive way. Streams may comprise multiple conference sessions, a series of workshops, or roundtable discussions coalescing around a central problematic. Rather than focus on single theorists or intellectual traditions, streams are envisaged as interdisciplinary spaces, whether interdisciplinarity is understood as research at the intersection of distinct disciplines (across the arts & humanities, social sciences, and beyond) or as an approach that identifies a problematic that can elicit responses across disciplines. Past streams have included topics such as Actor-Network Theory, Radical Transfeminisms, Micro-Politics of Desire, and The Vernacular Aesthetics of the Global City. For a full list of past streams, look at the details of previous conferences.
Those whose stream proposals are accepted play an active role in the organisation of the conference, taking organisational responsibility for their own stream as well as contributing to, and participating in, the LCCT organising collective. Further guidance, including examples of successful proposals, how streams and papers are selected, what it means to be a stream organiser, and more information on the ethos and organising structure of the LCCT can be found on our website: http://londoncritical.org/how/2-2. Stream organisers also have the opportunity to submit a collection of papers for consideration for inclusion in the London Journal of Critical Thought. For more information on the journal, please visit: http://londoncritical.org/journal.
Wherever possible, we are keen to facilitate alternative presentation and stream formats. If you have something particular in mind but aren’t sure if it is feasible, please don’t hesitate to get in touch: email@example.com. We aim to make the LCCT open and accessible to all. For any queries about accessibility requirements, please get in touch with us at: firstname.lastname@example.org
The deadline for submissions is Friday, 25 January 2019.
Stream Proposals should not exceed 500 words and should be sent to: