Programme British Conference of Autoethnography


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8:30am – 2:00pm Pre conference workshops, the Light Studio, Arnolfini

1:30pm Conference Welcome & Registration [Arnolfini Studio 2]

2pm Breathing Space, Violin solo Bethan Harbon-James

2:10 Understanding, Exploring and Communicating Mental Health & Illness [Studio 2]

3:40 Collaborative Autoethnogrpahies: working at the boarder and as a member of a research team [Studio 2]

5:00 Publishing Autoethnography [studio 2]

6pm – 7pm Book Launch, Welcome Reception & Poster presentation  [Light Studio]

DAY TWO 24th JULY Bristol Mshed

9am Breathing space [studio one] Francis St John a cappella recital

9:15-10:30 Parallel Sessions Expanding narratives for empowerment and action/ Challenging cultural narratives of gender, racism and sexism [studios one and two]

10:30 Morning coffee [foyer]

11:00 Parallel Sessions Fathers & Sons [studio one] Conference Workshop [studio two]

12:00 Parallel Sessions Fathers & Daughters [studio one] Conference workshop studio two]

12:30 Lunch [Foyer and balcony]

2:00-3:30 Parallel Sessions New Materialism [studio one]

2:00-3:30 Parallel Sessions Sculpting artefacts [studio two]

3:30-3:50 Afternoon tea [foyer]

3:50- 5pm Parallel Sessions Challenging oppression in systems and institutions [studio one]

3:50- 5pm Parallel Sessions Llfe journeys and reflection [studio two]

5:00-5:30 Closing Breathing Space

5:30-7 Closing BBQ (TBC)

Venues: Pre-conference workshops and day 1 the Arnolfini, day two the MShed Both Spaces are on the waterfront, the Arnolfini is an international contemporary arts organisation,  The M Shed is part of the harbourside maritime museum and comprise of the top floor Event Suite where all rooms feature access to a balcony and have spectacular panoramic views across the water harbourside and city.


“International Perspectives on Autoethnographic Research & Practice” & “Madness as Methodology” with Hannah Shakespeare (Senior Commissioning Editor Routledge) and Ken Gale, Alec Grant, Sarah Helps, Jonathan Wyatt, David Carless, Kitrina Douglas.

There is much that is invisible in the publishing of an autoethnographic text; from the motives, interests and struggles of the author to the interest, expectations and directions of the publisher. This panel attempts to bring transparency to the process by brining together the senior commissioning editor, editors and authors to discuss and celebrate the recent publication of two books: International Perspectives on Autoethnographic Research & Practice (Turner, Short, Grant, & Adams, 2018) and Madness as Methodology (Gale, 2018), this session will be followed by a drinks reception and book launch in the light studio, Arnolfini.