De Graduate School van de Universiteit voor Humanistiek in Utrecht organiseerde op 24 en 25 september een tweedaagse conferentie over Practice Theories, getiteld ‘An Inquiry into theories of practice: Rethinking actors, materiality and organisations’.
Two leading keynote speakers, prof. Davide Nicolini (University of Warwick, GB) and prof. Robert Schmidt (Eichstatt University, Germany), presented their thoughts and views on Practice Theories.
Prof. Dr. Davide Nicolini from the University of Warwick, GB. He discussed practice theories in
plural and the idea that practice theory is not a (new) school. The ‘family resemblances’ in the theories of practice however do offer explanatory power that other approaches were not able to offer.
Prof. Robert Schmidt from Eichstatt University, Germany. He explained what praxeology is about, drawing on Bourdieu and taking praxeology as a research strategy. Praxeology is a game changer with regard to several ethical and sociological approaches.
Both share a vivid interest with researchers at the University of Humanistic Studies in complex organisations, and thorough qualitative and conceptual research.
De keynote sprekers, prof. Davide Nicolini (University of Warwick, VK) en prof. Robert Schmidt (Universität Eichstatt, Duitsland), lichtten hun zicht op practices en practice theory toe in hun lezingen, die online beschikbaar zijn.