Eric Miller Lecture


Venue: Herbert Smith Freehills LLP, Exchange House, Primrose Street, London EC2A 2EG

Date: Saturday 10 March 2018

Time: 2.30pm- 4.00pm followed by tea.

Speaker: Professor Sasha Roseneil MInstGA FAcSS, Executive Dean, Faculty of Social Sciences, Essex University.

‘What does change feel like? Living through societal transformation’.

The pits are closed and the men are unemployed. Flooding overwhelms a town. Large numbers of strange people move in to a neighbourhood.

What does it feel to live through deep and far reaching processes of societal transformation? How do people in different places respond to forces that they experience as outside their control – de-industrialisation, population change, and climate change? How can communities survive and thrive in the face of disruptions to their environment and destabilizations of established ways of living and being together? Drawing on a fifteen year long study of three places in Yorkshire – Barnsley, Hebden Bridge and inner city Leeds – this lecture will offer a psychosocial, sensory exploration of these questions.



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