Subscribe to our free fortnightly newsletter and stay ahead with the latest news in HE

Bath to host international research conference

International RC19 Conference to feature cutting-edge global research on social policy and welfare

Posted by Rebecca Paddick | August 20, 2015 | Events

The University of Bath will welcome researchers from around the world for the Annual Conference of the International Sociological Association’s research committee on poverty, social welfare and social policy (RC19).

The RC19 brings together international scholars in the field of comparative welfare state and social policy research, covering a range of disciplines from sociology to policy studies and political science. Over 400 academics from leading global institutions are members of RC19, with almost 100 involved in the Annual Conference.

This year’s theme, ‘Frontiers of Inequality, Social Policy and Welfare’, encompasses new as well as more traditional research on inequalities, social policy and welfare, including social policy and climate change, immigration, development, and developing welfare strategies in the East, Middle East, and Global South.

In addition to the conference featuring more than 60 original research papers, two keynotes address the conference theme directly.

On Wednesday 26 August, Ian Gough, Professorial Research Fellow at the London School of Economics, will give a keynote on 'From Welfare States to Redistributive and Sustainable Eco-social Policies.'

On Thursday 27 August, Diana Mitlin, Director of the Global Urban Research Centre, will present 'Views from Above and Below: Social Policy, Urban Poverty, and the Experiences of Informal Settlement Dwellers.'

Commenting ahead of the event, Professor Lynn Prince Cooke said: “We are so pleased to be selected to host the RC19 conference here at Bath for the first time, welcoming old friends as well as new colleagues. The University’s support and the involvement of so many SPS academics in the planning and delivery of the conference ensure a stimulating, successful event that showcases the best of the University and City of Bath, as well as the possibility for new collaborative research or approaches to social welfare.” 

Professor Ian Butler, Dean of the Faculty of Humanities & Social Sciences added: “The hosting of the RC19’s Annual Conference here at Bath highlights the international reputation of our research on social policy and inequalities. 

“At a time of significant policy shifts nationally and internationally it’s more important than ever that such decisions are based on the best available evidence and research such as that featured at the upcoming conference.”

The RC19 Annual Conference takes place on campus and in the City between Wednesday 26 - Friday 28 August. To find out more see http://www.bath.ac.uk/sps/rc19-conference/.

Subscribe to our free fortnightly newsletter and stay ahead with the latest news in HE

Related stories

New Vice-Chancellor for Bath Spa

Most international students 'don't value' two-year degrees

What's in a year?

Free MOOC on autism support launched by University of Bath

Russell Group generates £87 billion annually

Reflections on higher education in the UK

Higher education sector reduces carbon emissions

Coventry's London campus up for business culture award

Construction begins on £5.2m research hub at Buckingham Uni

Transforming HE through machine learning

Market place - view all

Casio Electronics Co Ltd

Casio is a market-leading global electronics manufacturer. It launc...

Exterity

Exterity is a market-leading provider of IP video and digital signage ...

Nationwide

Award winning online banking: whether it's current accounts, credit...

Versa

Whether you're looking to solve dining space problems to get more s...

Ellucian

The leader in higher education technology. Ellucian delivers the s...

Future Finance

We're pioneers in private student financing. We help students fina...