Surveillance in the 21st century: from the mundane to the spectacular

A BSA Postgraduate Forum Regional Day Event

14 June 2019
George Elliot Rooms 1 & 3, Royal Holloway University of London, Egham

This one-day conference is aimed to bring together PhD students at the cutting edge of research in this area to interact with and learn from selected key academics currently researching surveillance.

This event seeks to offer a mix of traditional expert lectures on matters such as electronic monitoring in everyday life, alongside opportunities for attendees to engage in themed roundtable discussions on methodologies, theoretical orientations and similar about their own work with the invited guests.

The aim of this event is to support postgraduate research students working within the field of surveillance and everyday life by offering the chance to share ideas in a supportive and friendly environment, whilst also providing an opportunity to network.

Keynote Speakers

  • Professor Deborah Lupton, Centre for Social Research in Health, University of New South Wales
  • Professor Lizzie Coles-Kemp, Royal Holloway University of London

Invited Speakers

  • Professor Peter Fussey, University of Essex
  • Professor Mike Nellis, University of Strathclyde


9:30 - 10:00

Registration and Welcome Coffee/Tea

10:00 - 10:10

Welcome address

10:15 - 11:00

Keynote Session 1: Professor Deborah Lupton - More-than-human surveillance worlds

11:00 - 11:15


11:15 - 12:30

Roundtable Session 1: Theoretical approaches to surveillance

12:30 - 13:30

Lunch and posters viewing

13:30 - 14:15

Keynote session 2: Professor Lizzie Coles-Kemp

14:15 - 14:30


14:30 - 15:45

Roundtable Session 2: Methodological approaches to surveillance

15:45 - 16:00

Tea/coffee break

16:00 - 17:00

Panel session: Surveillance in new contexts

17:00 - 17:10

Closing remarks

17:10 - 18:00

Drinks reception


We welcome postgraduate research students who feel that their research fits within surveillance studies to apply by sending in a short biographical note of no more than 300 words that covers the following components:

  • Research background
  • Methodology
  • About the researcher

Participants are also invited to bring with them a poster describing their work to be a part of an informal lunchtime presentation.

Places are limited. Please register as soon as possible. The closing date is 3 June 2019*. Registration includes lunch, refreshments and drinks reception.

  • BSA Members: £5
  • Non-Member: £15

*This date is subject to change, book early to avoid disappointment, places are limited.

Contact Us

This event is a BSA Postgraduate Event, hosted at Royal Holloway University of London with the support from the Digital Organisation and Society Research Centre (DOS). This event is being convened by Amalina Zakariah from the School of Management and Courtney Hagen Ford from the School of Law. Lunch and refreshments are provided throughout the day. For more information or application, please email Amalina Zakariah and if you have any needs related to parenting or accessibility, please email Courtney Hagen Ford.