The Culture, Continuity, and Transformation Conference

Theme: ‘Academic Research and Cultural Change’

Monday 14th – Tuesday 15th June 2021

In Association with The School of Education and Humanities

“You are not Atlas carrying the world on your shoulder. It is good to remember that the planet is carrying you”

Vandana Shiva

The conference aims to create a dynamic space for discussions and sharing of knowledge from subjects across the School of Education and Humanities, and beyond, to engage academics with various perspectives and ideas on how to use research to bring about cultural change.

The CCaT Conference will emphasize taking an active role in contributing to the continuity of some aspects of culture while transforming others, through innovative creative practices and boundary-pushing analysis.

This will be a multidisciplinary context where researchers in disciplines across Education and Humanities (and beyond) who are interested in culture and transformation can meet. The creative practice and analysis can explore key issues that affect people’s lives and wellbeing using a range of theory from literary, philosophical, and theological to political, ecological, and linguistic.

Download and view our programme here

For more information on our fantastic presenters, you can find our Book of Abstracts here:

What is Research in Culture, Continuity, and Transformation about?

Research in Culture, Continuity and Transformation (CCaT) explores and analyses cultural symbols, language, norms, values and artifacts from novels, scriptures, and historical records to life narratives, films, and media. It also uses research to form and publish cultural artifacts such as plays, poems and prose. One aim of CCaT is to acknowledge the way in which academic disciplines play a key role in cultural continuity and transformation. It extends this aim by forwarding research and education that is critically reflective of its part in shaping culture and strives towards social justice, wellbeing, ecological sustainability, and cultural enrichment.

Conference Information & Code of Conduct

Conference Structure: All of the online presentations will be presented live on the days of the conference, and the CCaT organisers will be present and chair the talks held over Microsoft Teams. On these days, Question and Answer (Q&A) sessions will be held after each group of presentations in a panel during which attendees can type comments to the presenters following the code of conduct. Attendees can also submit questions live by using the ‘raise hand’ function on Teams, and can turn on their camera and microphone to ask their question orally to the presenter.

  1. CCaT will not tolerate harassment in any form, including (but not limited to) on the basis of race, ethnicity, language background, gender, gender identity and expression, sexual orientation, disability, age, body size, or religion. Attendees who violate this policy will be asked to leave immediately.
  2. We ask attendees to be respectful of one another. This includes respecting others’ perspectives, time, and effort. Please act in good faith and approach each interaction with another attendee as a chance to learn something.
  3. We will prioritize the contributions of scholars who are historically marginalized. This includes scholars who have been marginalized due to race, gender, disability, etc., and it also includes scholars who may feel “on the margins” of a conference because of their junior status. We ask that attendees who frequently contribute to discussion allow for attendees who may have been pushed to the margins to have the chance to be heard.
  4. On the days of the conference, screenshots are likely to be taken by attendees/presenters, so if anyone attending does not wish to have their face visible in any screenshot please keep your camera off. There will be no recording of presentations or workshops during the conference as it is not permitted by the organisers following the UK GDPR principles.

Meet the CCaT Conference Team

  • Madeleine Mancey PhD Student at the University of Gloucestershire
  • Jessica Mure Masters Student at the University of Gloucestershire
  • Guy Mortenson PhD Student at the University of Gloucestershire
  • Duncan Dicks Professor of Creative Writing at the University of Gloucestershire
  • Emma Brettingham Academic Services Administrator at the University of Gloucestershire
  • Special Thanks to Arran Stibbe and Rob Tribe
Jessica Mure
Guy Mortenson
Madeleine Mancey
Duncan Dicks