Publication in progress

We want to once more thank all participants for their interesting and often challenging presentations, and for making the conference such an exciting and intellectually stimulating event.

Our next step is to prepare the publication of the conference proceedings in the inaugural issue of the Journal of European Languages, Culture and Society. This interdisciplinary journal is published by the UCL SELCS Graduate Society and is open to graduate and early career researchers in all fields, with a focus on making work accessible to a cross-disciplinary audience. This echoes the ethos of the Unity/Disunity conference where we heard presentations from disciplines ranging from theology to architecture, fine art to social psychology.

Participants are invited to submit their papers for consideration by the editorial board by the 2nd September 2013. The paper should be 2,000-3,000 words long and follow the MHRA Style Guide.

Please get in touch if you have any questions about the submission process.


Abstracts published

We have now published a full list of abstracts as well as short bios on all our speakers on

And a small reminder for those of you who have still not registered – registration is open for another couple of days on

Registration now open

Registration is now open on!

Attendance on the conference is free, but we do ask everyone to register and bring a print-out of the ticket confirmation to the conference. This is so that we can estimate numbers and ensure that there will be enough refreshments to go around.

Please note that there are two types of registration:

Standard Registration is free and includes conference pack and all refreshments.

Registration incl. dinner There will be a meal on the first evening of the conference for which you can register, at a cost of £20. This includes your conference pack, refreshments, and a 3-course meal at a nearby restaurant. Please note, registration for the dinner must be completed no later than one week prior to the event.


Welcome to the conference site for Unity/Disunity, the second annual Thoughtsforward postgraduate conference at UCL.

We will be updating this site with new information regularly, so please check back often or subscribe to the  site updates.

The Call for Papers is available here.

For questions about the conference not answered on these pages, please contact the conference organisers at

We are looking forward to receiving your abstracts!

– Agnes Broome, Pei-Sze Chow, Elizabeth Harvey, Mathelinda Nabugodi, Nicky Smalley, Asmaa Soliman, and Niall Sreenan