Research Centre’s International Disability Conference a hit on Social Media

NormalcyOn 25th and 26th July, The Critical and Community Psychology Research Group and the Research Centre for Social Change Community Wellbeing hosted the sixth international Theorising Normalcy and the Mundane Conference at Manchester Metropolitan University.

And by the afternoon of the first day, thanks to the dedication of the delegates who tweet, the hashtag #normalcy16 was a hit on Twitter. Over the two days, there were more than 1500 tweets from the conference that reached the time lines of 99,000 Twitter users.

Katherine Runswick-Cole, Professor of Critical Disability Studies and Community Psychology said: “We were delighted to welcome 70 delegates to the conference from as far away as Canada, India and Australia, and thanks to the Tweeters at the conference, people outside the conference room were able to join in with the debates about what it means to be human in a time of global crisis.”

Rebecca Lawthom, Professor of Community Psychology, added: “We’d like to thank everyone who attended for making this a successful conference and in particular, we’d like to thank our keynotes, Esther Ignagni (Ryerson University, Canada), Kirsty Liddiard (The University of Sheffield) and Jonathan Harvey (The University of Portsmouth) for their stimulating and challenging contributions to the event.”

If you would like to catch up with the conference Tweets, you can read them here: https://storify.com/critcommpsymmu/normalcy16