College events

On this page we list any forthcoming events relevant to the College of Social Sciences and International Studies. 

Any SSIS staff or postgrads may always attend, although registration may be required (the event will specify if so). Anyone else should contact the department or the centre in question.

We also have a listing of past events.

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23 February - 12 May 201716:00

A Tale of Two Rivers: The Lower Wye and the Nubian Nile

The exhibition reflects on how the people of each river valley are dealing with threats to their environment and how they are protecting these outstanding sites of natural beauty and cultural importance. Full details
IAIS, The StreetAdd this to your calendar
27 March 201715:30

Jackie Leach Scully (Newcastle) “On Strange Ground: Narrative Vulnerability and Identity Repair”

SPA Research seminar Full details
Amory B316Add this to your calendar
28 March 201715:30

The use of Activity Theory to Investigate Professional Learning

The Centre for Research in Professional Learning are holding regular discussion sessions, known as Research Teas, throughout the 2016/17 academic year. Full details
BC212Add this to your calendar
29 March 201717:15

Visiting Speaker - Dr Lisa Wynn

Using an ethnographic case study of intimate violence, this paper examines the link between love and desire, pain and violence, kinship and gender roles, and uses that as a springboard for examining a dilemma of representation: when ethnography is always political, how can we write about, and write against, gender violence in the Middle East? Full details
IAIS Building/LT1Add this to your calendar
30 March 201719:00

“The end of the world?': 2017 Existential Risk symposium"

Dr Adrian Currie will be joining us from the University of Cambridge to discuss Existential Risk with Professor John Dupré, director of Egenis, and Dr Sabina Leonelli, co-director of Egenis. Dr Currie is a postdoctoral researcher from CSER, the Centre for the Study of Existential Risk. CSER is an interdisciplinary research centre within the University of Cambridge dedicated to the study and mitigation of human extinction-level risks that may emerge from technological advances and human activity. They state on their website the 'aim to combine key insights from the best minds across disciplines to tackle the greatest challenge of the 21st century: safely harnessing our rapidly-developing technological power... to the task of ensuring that our own species has a long-term future.' Full details
Alumni AuditoriumAdd this to your calendar
3 April 201715:30

Isaac Ariail Reed (Virginia) “Chains of Power and Their Representation”

SPA Research seminar Full details
Amory B316Add this to your calendar
2 May 201711:30

The South West Partnership for Environment and Economic Prosperity (SWEEP): An Overview

SWEEP is one of only two awards made under the new NERC Environmental Science Impact Programme. Funded for £5million from 2017-22, SWEEP seeks to use NERC and related research to generate economic and/or social improvements in the South West while also enhancing the natural capital of the region. Uniting the University of Exeter, Plymouth University and Plymouth Marine Labs, the programme only started in February 2017 but has already brought together over 40 businesses and policy decision makers who have contributed a further £11m in co-funding. The talk will provide an overview of the aims and early content of the SWEEP programme. Prof. Ian Bateman will talk for approximately 20 minutes, after there will be plenty of time for questions and discussion. Full details
Building:One Syndicate Room CAdd this to your calendar
8 May 201715:30

Roman Frigg (LSE) “How Models Represent”

SPA Research seminar Full details
Amory B316Add this to your calendar
9 May 201717:00

Seminar by Dr Laura Black (University of Manchester)

Details to follow. This seminar will be recorded. Full details
Baring Court 114Add this to your calendar
10 May 2017

BSA Regional Postgraduate Event: Medical Interpretingunder a Sociological Lens

Medical interpreting within the NHS is provided in connection with the principle of equality of access to health services. For sociology, however, medical interpreting is still a marginal topic. Although sociological methods of data collection are used, a proper and fully developed sociological framework is still lacking. The centrality of medical interpreting to sociological concerns is due to the marginal and voiceless actors involved in this practice (basically migrants as patients, and migrants as interpreters). In the post-Brexit context, medical interpreting has been reinterpreted as an expensive privilege. The service is under the pressure of social policies, and more academic attention could empower the actors and contribute to creative methodologies. Full details
Byrne HouseAdd this to your calendar
15 May 201715:30

"Publics, Sciences, Citizens: Triviality, Aesthetics and Abduction" Mike Michael (University of Exeter)

Egenis seminar series. In this exploratory paper I consider the differences between scientific citizenship and citizen science in relation to the fields of Public Understanding of Science (PUS) and Public Engagement with Science and Technology (PEST). The paper diverges from the usual focus on elements of technoscience that are, in one way or another, controversial or topical. Instead, the paper focuses on the apparently ‘trivial’: taking inspiration from recent process sociology, the paper examines the value of addressing non-controversial and sub-topical science and technology. As such two case studies are presented: the multiple ontologies of the nanotechnology Vantablack, and the ‘citizen science’ entailed in the YouTube genre of destroying i-Phones. Along the way, the paper proposes roles for ‘aesthetics’ and ‘abduction’ in the unfolding of the research event. Full details
Byrne HouseAdd this to your calendar
22 May 201715:30

Steven French (University of Leeds)

Egenis seminar series. Title and abstract to follow. Full details
Byrne HouseAdd this to your calendar
23 May 201717:00

Seminar by Professor Keri Facer (University of Bristol)

Details to follow. This seminar will be recorded. Full details
Baring Court 114Add this to your calendar
24 - 25 May 20179:00

IAIS Postgraduate Conference 2017 - "Conflict, Borders and Contested Space"

Within the context of conflicts in the Middle East which challenge historical borders, the growth of militarised borders in Europe and the US, and the increasing securitisation of migration and the ‘refugee crisis’, the need to understand spatial articulations of conflict has become increasingly critical. In this time of a securitisation of civil space and the militarisation of borders, this conference seeks to explore changing formations of conflict, contestation and dissent, as well as their implications for contemporary academia. Full details
IAIS Building/LT1Add this to your calendar
25 May 2017

'Process Epistemology' (A workshop with Bill Bechtel)

The argument for process epistemologies in studies of the life sciences has arguably been growing for a number of years now. At Egenis there are two ERC-funded projects, ‘A Process Ontology for Contemporary Biology’ and ‘The Epistemology of Data-Intensive Science’, which are dealing with particular aspects of this topic. In this workshop we will take stock of this development and explore different areas linked to this issue through some of the research being conducted as part of these two projects. Full details
Byrne HouseAdd this to your calendar
12 June 201715:30

Harry West (University of Exeter)

Egenis seminar series. Titel and abstract to follow. Full details
Byrne HouseAdd this to your calendar
13 June 201717:00

Seminar by Professor Judy Sebba (University of Oxford)

Details to be confirmed Full details
Baring Court 114Add this to your calendar
26 - 28 June 20179:00

Kurdish Futures In and Outside of Iraq, Syria, Turkey, and Iran: Fresh Hopes or New Tragedies?

Following the success of the last two previous Kurdish studies conferences here in 2012 and 2015 at the University of Exeter Centre for Kurdish Studies, our next conference event will be held over 2.5 days: 26th – 28th June 2017. The theme for this event will be: Kurdish Futures In and Outside of Iraq, Syria, Turkey, and Iran: Fresh Hopes or New Tragedies? Venue: Institute of Arab and Islamic Studies, University of Exeter, Stocker Rd, Exeter, EX4 4ND Further details: http://socialsciences.exeter.ac.uk/iais/research/centres/kurdish/newsandevents/conferences/ or contact z.humble@exeter.ac.uk - Ms Zoe Humble Full details
IAIS Building/LT1Add this to your calendar
10 - 11 July 20179:00

2017 Exeter Gulf Conference - "Hegemonic Boundaries and Asymmetric Power in the Gulf"

In recent decades, scholarship on the Middle East has benefited from a dynamic approach to the relationship between identities and boundaries. The post-structural turn encouraged us to think beyond bounded communities to reveal the interconnections, exchanges and forms of relationality that cross and contest perceived cultural and national boundaries. More recently, the Arab revolutions brought our attention to discourses of liberation throughout the region along with collective challenges to hegemonic power and hopes for new moral communities. Full details
IAIS Building/LT1Add this to your calendar
6 - 9 September 2017

EPSA17 - European Philosophy of Science Association Conference

Exeter will be hosting the 2017 conference. The conference will feature contributed papers, symposia, and posters covering all subfields of the philosophy of science, and will bring together a large number of philosophers of science from Europe and overseas. We are also welcoming philosophically minded scientists and investigators from other areas outside the philosophy of science, for example as participants in a symposium, and we particularly welcome submissions from women, ethnic minorities, and any other underrepresented group in the profession. Full details
Forum Alumni Auditorium LTAdd this to your calendar