Critical Realism Matters is a new series of webinar events held to showcase and celebrate the enormous potential of critical realism. The first pair of webinars, taking place on Saturday 16 November, 2019, have been planned to commemorate the 5th anniversary of the death of Roy Bhaskar, the key founder of critical realism (CR). With this very much in mind, we are delighted that the webinars will also mark the launch of The Bhaskar Memorial Fund, a new fund supporting the work of critical realist scholars.

The webinars are designed both to share CR’s essential features and key ideas with new audiences (especially early career researchers and interested students), and to showcase just some of the ways in which CR is being applied. In the first hour of each webinar 3 speakers will present a pre-recorded talk and discussion. This is followed, in the second hour, by a fully interactive live discussion in which audience members are invited to participate. We have timed the release to make them as accessible as possible to a global audience. Highlights will be uploaded to YouTube.

Essentials and Applications

Presenters: Ismael Al-Amoudi, Priscilla Alderson, Angela Dy, Johnny Go, Wendy Olsen, Chris Sarra

Date: November 16, Saturday. 2019

Critical Realism Matters: Essentials   10:00 -12.00 GMT (click here for your local time)

Critical Realism Matters: Applications   14:00-16.00 GMT (click here for your local time)

Confirmed speakers:

  • Ismael Al-Amoudi (France) [ontological realism]
  • Priscilla Alderson (UK) [studying health using critical realism]
  • Angela Dy (UK) [race, gender and intersectionality]
  • Johnny Go (Philippines) [judgemental rationality]
  • Wendy Olsen (UK) [epistemological relativism]
  • Chris Sarra (Australia) [inspiring indigenous students]

We hope very much that you can join us!