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11th International Critical Management Studies Conference

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The 11th International Critical Management Studies Conference will be held at Walton Hall on Thursday 27 - Saturday 29 June. The conference is proudly hosted by the Department for People and Organisations in collaboration with VIDA (the Critical Management Studies Women’s Association). 

The theme of this year’s conference is ‘Precarious Presents, Open Futures’ and will feature 37 distinct streams, covering a broad range of critical approaches to management and organisation studies. There will be a conference keynote on Thursday (27 June) by Dr Priyamvada Gopal (University of Cambridge). Dr Gopal is renowned for her work on colonial and postcolonial literature, and her latest book 'Insurgent Empire: Anticolonial Resistance and British Dissent' will be published by Verso in June. On Friday (28 June), there will be a plenary showing of the film Educating Rita, followed by a panel discussion with Prof Carole Elliott (Roehampton University), Prof Martin Parker (University of Bristol) and Open University academics Caroline Clarke and Daniel Weinbren.

In addition, the conference also features a range of unique events. On Saturday (29 June) a series of ‘unconference’ events focused on local struggles and activism (sponsored by Bristol University Press) will run alongside the main programme. The Feminist Library will be operating a mobile library at Walton Hall throughout the conference, and the OU library will host a temporary art installation. There will also be workshops on sexual harassment and on publishing critical work in the mainstream.

Management Learning, the journal of critical, reflexive scholarship on organisation and learning, are sponsoring an award for the Best PhD Paper in Management Learning, a drinks reception, and a band on Thursday evening.

More details are available here


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