Summer Institute in Urban Studies: University of Manchester

Deadline: 31 January 2016 - 12:00am

Dates: 26 - 30 June 2016


Where: University of Manchester

The next Summer Institute in Urban Studies (SIUS 16) event will take place at the University of Manchester from the evening of Sunday 26 June to the evening of 30 June 2016 and the application process is now open.

SIUS 16 provides an opportunity to investigate leading-edge theoretical and methodological questions, along with a range of associated career development issues, in the field of urban studies. The Institute will feature contributions from internationally renowned figures in urban studies, from inside and outside of Manchester.


Open to doctoral students (usually post-fieldwork), postdoctoral researchers, and recently appointed faculty/lecturers (normally within three years of first continuing appointment), the Institute comprises an intensive, week-long programme of activities.

It is designed to provide participants with an in-depth understanding of the innovatory developments and enduring controversies in urban studies, as well as mentoring and support in the different aspects of the academic labour process – from applying for grants to designing courses, from editing books and special issues of journals to writing book proposals, and from publishing in journals to working at the academic/non-academic interface. It will consist of panels, lectures and reading groups with participants involved in shaping the final programme.


The fee for the Institute is £275 GBP. This amount covers the organisational costs and includes accommodation for five nights (26 June to 1 July inclusive), a welcome reception (26 June), a walking tour, lunches, and an institute dinner (29 June).


Confirmed speakers:

  • Tim Bunnell (National University of Singapore)
  • Andrew Jonas (University of Hull)
  • Stephanie Pincetl (University of California Los Angeles)
  • Fran Tonkiss (London School of Economics)

Speakers from the University of Manchester will include: Stefan Bouzarovski, Jonathan Darling, James Evans, Graham Haughton, Andrew Karvoven, William Kutz, Melanie Lombard, Ruth Lupton, Andrew Miles, Stephen Milner, Diana Mitlin, Chris Phillipson, James Scorer, Erik Swyngedouw, Kevin Ward, Helen Wilson, Cecilia Wong, and Albena Yaneva.


Funding from the University of Manchester allows us to offer three scholarships to those attending from countries classified as B or C by the ISA. Scholarships will cover the cost of travel and the £275 Institute registration fee. The scholarships will not cover daily subsistence expenses (meals, local transportation costs etc.).


To apply for SIUS 16 download an application form via the link below. The deadline for applications is midnight (UK time) on Sunday 31 January 2016.

Further information

If you have any questions regarding the 2016 Summer Institute in Urban Studies please email [email protected] with SIUS 16 in the subject field of your email.


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