Workshop I: Foundations

Friday 17 – Saturday 18 June 2016; Open University London Regional Centre, Camden (directions and map)

Abstracts added as they become available; exact times and order of speakers subject to change but start time should remain the same. Email the organizers (see contact page) if you want to come along.


Friday (June 17 2016)

10h30 – 11h00

Coffee and orientation

11h00 – 11h30

Welcome to the network; overview of its goals and of the topic (Alex Barber, Sean Cordell, project leads)

11h30 – 13h00

Thomas Smith, University of Manchester: ‘Professionalism: new reflections on Austin’s window cleaner’ [abstract]

13h00 – 14h00

Lunch, provided

14h00 – 15h30

Stephanie Collins, University of Manchester: ‘Shared Ends and Slack-taking’ [abstract]

15h30 – 15h40

Short break

15h40 – 17h10

Luke Brunning, University of Oxford: ‘Compartmentalisation and “Boundary Work”‘

Evening schedule: hotel check in (Tavistock Hotel in Bloomsbury is where several participants are staying) then restaurant (details to be confirmed on the day, but probably Masala Zone, Soho, 8pm, walking from the hotel and calling in at a pub en route; non-network members welcome, let organizers know)


Saturday (June 18 2016)

09h30 – 10h00

Coffee available

10h00 – 11h30

Sean Cordell, Open University: ‘Friends and Friendship’ [abstract]

11h30 – 11h40


11h40 – 12h15

Discussion of the project (practicals such as future workshops and conference; possible guest contributors; link to codes of conduct topic and other impact dimension e.g. policing; e-reading group, etc.)

12h15 – 13h30

Lunch, provided

13h30 – 15h00

Reid Blackman, Colgate University: ‘The Normative Independence of Institutional Roles’ [abstract]

15h00 – 15h10

Short break

15h10 – 16h40

Erin Taylor, Cornell University: ‘Role Obligations: Function and Normative Justification’ [abstract]

Workshop ends; taxis, etc.