Join Wales' largest social science conference!

Dates: Thursday 3rd – Friday 4th July 2014

Venue: Aberystwyth University

The 2014 conference is the fifth annual WISERD conference, and follows on from four successful conferences, held in the Universities of Cardiff, Swansea, Bangor and South Wales. 

Bringing practitioners, policy makers and social scientists together, WISERD conferences have become established as one of the most important events in the social science calendar.

We are delighted to welcome academics and non-academics from a diverse range of disciplines and areas of interest to share their research.  This year over 70 papers will be presented and we welcome two keynote speakers from leading figures in academia and politics.

Themes covered at the conference this year include:

  • Culture, Values and Creative Industries
  • Civil Society
  • Economic Life
  • Health, Environment and Wellbeing
  • Transitions in Education, Childhood and the Labour Market
  • Social Care across the Life-course
  • Open Sessions

Keynote Speakers:

Professor Bob Jessop, Lancaster University
Crisis construals and crisis management: interpretive power, interpretive authority, and learning in, through, and from crisis

Professor Karel Williams, Centre for Research on Socio-Cultural Change, University of Manchester
Social license: fixing the foundational economy

The Conference poster can be viewed here WISERD 2014 Conference poster .


Pre-conference Event:

Aberystwyth’s Literary Cartographers: exploring the relationship between literature & place by Dr Jon Anderson

Wednesday 2 July from 5.30pm - 7.00pm, Aberystwyth University Arts Centre.

The pre-conference event flyer can be viewed here WISERD 2014 pre-conference flyer .

Please email with any queries.

For more information on accommodation, fees and booking events please visit the WISERD Conference website: