Part of the ESRC Festival of Social Science 2016


Social Scientists are known for experimenting with innovative and interdisciplinary research methods.

This two-day event celebrates and communicates to the public social science methods for studying everyday life, with the following activities:

  • Walking tour fieldtrip
  • Exhibition of ‘everyday austerity’
  • ‘Kitchen table’ discussions
  • Short ‘lightning’ talks by postgraduate researchers
  • Keynote
  • Interactive methodology workshops

Open to all, this event will awaken your senses to an exciting array of extra-ordinary approaches to researching the mundane!


All components of the Mundane Methods event are free to attend.

Mon 7th November Tues 8th November
10.00-11.00 Keynote* 10.00-11.30 PGR lightning talks*
11.30-13.00 SmellScapes workshop 12.00-13.00 Lessons in Loitering workshop
14.00-15.00 Material Methods workshop 14.00-15.00 Everyday Ethics workshop
15.30-17.30 Walking tour 15.30-17.00 Kitchen Table Discussion*
17.30-19.30 Everyday Austerity Exhibition*

To attend any of these components, please click on the hyperlinks above to register. Easy

*free refreshments included

Photo Gallery

Here you can find a small array of photographs taken during the Mundane Methods Event, held on 7th and 8th November 2016.




For more information on the Mundane Methods event, please contact us using this form.