Intergenerational Methods Workshop
The University of Leeds hosted a 'Methodological Issues in Intergenerational Research' workshop on 9 February 2017.
This workshop was organised by the AHRC-funded project INTERSECTION (Intergenerational Justice and Sustainability in Comparative Perspective), a multidisciplinary arts and social research collaboration between the Universities of Sheffield and Leeds.
There has been a substantial recent increase in interest in issues of intergenerationality within geography as well as a range of other disciplines in the social sciences and humanities. This one-day event focused on innovative methodological approaches to researching intergenerational relationships (including both familial and extra-familial relationships). Key themes explored by the invited speakers included:
- Intergenerational theatre and other creative approaches to intergenerational research
- New approaches to researching questions of intergenerational justice
- Participatory approaches to fostering intergenerational solidarity and engagement in relation to sustainability
- Using qualitative secondary analysis for intergenerational research
- Intergenerational research with refugee families
- The ethical dilemmas of intergenerational research
Speakers drew on examples from a range of contexts internationally, including the UK, Ireland, China, Uganda, the Philippines, and beyond.
The event was designed to be a relatively small one (35 participants, including the invited speakers) to promote interaction and discussion.
- Members of the INTERSECTION team (Gill Valentine, Robert Vanderbeck, Kristina Diprose, Chen Liu, Katie McQuaid)
- Ruth Evans, University of Reading
- Caleb Johnston, University of Newcastle
- Gina Porter, University of Durham
- Michael Richardson, University of Newcastle
- Anna Tarrant, University of Lincoln