Preparing for the future and learning from the past
The 30th annual Housing Studies Association conference, 14 – 15 April 2021 (held virtually, British Summer Time) is the premier forum for the presentation of advances and research in housing theory and practice. This year’s theme is ‘Preparing for the future and learning from the past’.
This conference celebrates the 30th Anniversary of the HSA, organised to provide an international platform for academics, researchers, practitioners and students to share their research findings with global experts in housing studies.
The conference will explore contemporary housing and housing research through both retrospective and future-gazing analyses to ask: How should housing history inform the future of housing practice and research?
Advances in housing theory, and methodology over the last 30 years have been substantial, however many questions persist in housing theory and practice. This conference examines the use of historical methods in housing studies, considering predictions about the future shape of housing, whilst acknowledging the increasing spatial differentiation of housing markets and appreciating the longstanding causes of change within housing systems.
In celebrating 30 years of the Housing Studies Association, this conference offers an opportunity to engage in wider discussions about: the place of history within the discipline; the trajectories of social, economic and cultural change; the legacy of past policies, including (de-)regulation and (dis)investment and how these questions influence contemporary agenda setting and planning for the future. Adopting an international approach, we welcome papers that consider both single country and comparative approaches.
Each year several bursaries are available to Early Career Researchers. Each of the bursaries will cover the full cost of conference fees. Unsuccessful candidates may also be placed on a reserve list for any unused places. More information is available here.
Valerie Karn Prize
The Valerie Karn Prize is awarded each year to the the best paper submitted by an early-career researcher (ECR). To be considered for the prize, you must submit an abstract to present at the conference and follow this up with the submission of a lenghier paper of 3,000-6,000 words. This is an excellent opportunity for an ECR to receive formal recognition of their work in the form of a prize. For more information click here.