Welcome to the program page of the Narrative Matters 2018 conference! All pages are no longer maintained.

  • You can find a 21-paged detailed schedule of the final program with times, session speakers and dates here.
  • A five paged overview of the final program can be found here.
  • The book of abstracts can be found here
  • More information on the plenary activities during the late lunch (15:30 - 16:30) of each day can be found here.
  • The conference dinner is on Wednesday, for the other days, we suggest to use one of these restaurants.
  • More information on Tuesday's Q&A with journal and book editors can be found here. The Q&A is parallel to the panel and paper session from 11:00 to 12:30.
  • Information for Dutch healthcare practitioners: De donderdag van het congres heeft een focus op de praktijk. Voor sociaal professionals (Registerplein) en voor verpleegkundigen (Kwaliteitsregister V&V en Zorgprofessionals) kan accreditatie toegekend worden. Hier vindt u een uitgebreider overzicht van de specialismen.

keynote speakers

We have listed the keynote speakers below. Please see the specific page of the keynote speaker for more information.

  • Arie Rip, University of Twente, the Netherlands
  • Musical performance by singer and writer Samira Dainan
  • John Bateman, University of Bremen, Germany
  • Lora Aroya, Free University Amsterdam, the Netherlands
  • Joint keynote: Marco Caracciolo (Ghent University, Belgium) meets Daniel Hutto (University of Wollongong, Australia) to talk about Folk Psychological Narratives and their Limits – How Boldly Can We Go?
  • Halleh Ghorashi, Free University Amsterdam, the Netherlands

pre conference workshops

You can choose to participate in one of the pre conference workshops, which are all organized on Monday 2 July (2018). We have listed the pre conference workshops below. Please see the specific page of the pre conference workshop for more information.

  1. Practicing narrative care: diverse approaches to awaking ordinary wisdom and finding stillness in your storyWilliam Randall & Gary Irwin-Kenyon, St. Thomas University, Canada
  2. Interviewing for narrative researchRuthellen Josselson, Fielding Graduate University, United States & Amia Lieblich, the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Israel
  3. Publishing narrative research: Avoiding common mistakes and some tips for considerationBrett Smith, University of Birmingham, United Kingdom & Mark Freeman, College of the Holy Cross, Worcester, Massachusetts
  4. Narratives, agency and social change: analysis across disciplinesMolly Andrews, Cigdem Esin, Aura Lounasmaa, Corinne Squire, University of East London, United Kingdom
  5. Research narrative identities with small storiesAlexandra Georgakopoulou, King’s College, United Kingdom & Michael Bamberg, Clark University, United States
  6. Storyline coding and annotationPiek Vossen, Free University Amsterdam, the Netherlands & Tommaso Caselli, University of Groningen