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.

WhenTimeDescriptionLocationAdd to Calendar
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 February 201715:30

CANCELLED - Hyo Yoon Kang (University of Kent)

To be resecheduled. Full details
Byrne HouseAdd this to your calendar
1 March 201714:00

Centre for Commercial and Corporate Law Research Seminar Series

We are delighted to host two external speakers in the research seminar series of the Centre for Commercial and Corporate Law in the Law School. Jonathan Sacher, (Partner in Berwin Leighton Paisner LLP) will talk about the London (and International) Insurance and Reinsurance Market while Roman Khodykin, (Partner in Berwin Leighton Paisner LLP and Visiting Professor, Clare College Cambridge University) will be speaking on International Arbitration (UK and Russian perspectives). Full details
Harrison Building 215 Add this to your calendar
3 March 2017

Food and Circular Economy South West: All Partners Workshop

Do you run a bakery or dairy business? Attend our free event examining food and the circular economy in the South West. Full details
Environment and Sustainability InstituteAdd this to your calendar
3 March 20179:30

Network Analysis

The workshop provides an introduction for beginners to Social Network Analysis. Full details
Queens Building MAdd this to your calendar
3 March 201711:30

A Barrister's perspective on working with tribal communities

Gordon Bennett is a human rights lawyer who works closely with Survival International. He recently published an article in the Guardian on the rights of tribal people to hunt. In this talk, Gordon will reflect on his work as a barrister and how his role interacts with other agencies involved in supporting the human rights of indigenous people. This event is designed to give you a flavour of some of the roles and activities involved in working in human rights with indiginous communities. Students from all disciplines are welcome to come and hear Gordon speak and discuss issues of tribal human rights. Full details
Laver Building LT6Add this to your calendar
6 March 201716:30

What are the benefits of carrying out Research using Ethnographic Methods and how can it be used effectively?

CenCSE Research Seminar Full details
Baring Court 128Add this to your calendar
7 March 201711:30

Mr Adrian Colston: Beyond preservation: the challenge of ecological restoration: can you live with ambiguity or do you want to be in charge?

The seminar will cover the story of some new approaches developed in the mid 1990s to address habitat and species loss in England. Full details
Building:One Syndicate Room CAdd this to your calendar
7 March 201715:30

‘Religious Education and the Mary Whitehouse Experience’…

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
7 March 201717:00

Seminar by Professor Graeme Douglas (University of Birmingham) 'Including pupils with special educational needs and disability in national assessment: Comparison of international practice through an Inclusive Assessment Framework'

Abstract to follow. This seminar will be recorded. Full details
Baring Court 114Add this to your calendar
9 - 10 March 20179:00

"Organisms: Living Systems and Processes" workshop

Organisms are living systems. What does this mean? One answer given by systems biology is that organisms are self-organising dynamical systems that demarcate themselves from their environment by interacting with this environment on different levels. Non-reductionist top-down approaches in systems biology stress that organisms, as living systems, exhibit biological autonomy; they are integrated entities able to maintain themselves by actively adapting, whether by bodily reorganisation or by performing bodily movements, to changes in the environment rather than being the passive victims of such changes. Full details
Byrne HouseAdd this to your calendar
10 - 11 March 2017

Decolonizing Teacher Education

An Expert Seminar hosted by the Centre for Creativity, Sustainability and Educational Futures Graduate School of Education. Full details
Reed HallAdd this to your calendar
10 - 11 March 20179:00

Decolonizing Teacher Education

An Expert Seminar hosted by the Centre for Creativity, Sustainability and Educational Futures, Graduate School of Education Full details
Reed HallAdd this to your calendar
13 March 201715:30

"On Being Schizophrenic: Diagnosis and the Medicalisation of Experience" Dr Ashley Tauchert

Egenis semainar series. In this talk I reflect on the meaning and implications of my diagnosis of schizophrenia in 2011. I consider the process of this diagnosis as a performative act which brings a certain kind of subjective experience under the authority and control of the medical model. Working through the ambiguity about being schizophrenic/ having schizophrenia I consider the possibility that medicalisation might erase the validity of psychosis as a limit experience. Full details
Byrne HouseAdd this to your calendar
20 March 201714:30

"Digital Infrastructure Innovation Dynamics, Computing in the Small, in the Large, and at Scale" Dr Carsten Sorensen (LSE)

Much data has sped through personal, local, and global data networks since Gore and Bangemann in the 1990 summarised the emergent importance of the Internet in terms of “The Information Superhighway” and “The Global Information Society”. It is difficult to succinctly characterise the changes global data communications have undergone since Tim Berners-Lee published the World Wide Web standard in 1991, and the first widely available Web Browser, Mosaic, followed in 1993. This talk will pragmatically summarise the architecture that has emerged in recent years as one combining: 1) Computing in the small through an expanding mobile and ubiquitous device ecology; 2) Computing in the large network connectivity through machine-to-machine, personal, local, and global digital infrastructures; and 3) Computing at scale, where powerful data-centres engage in heavy-lifting computational tasks utilising the exponential growth in processing power, reduction in storage costs, and increasingly complex capabilities. Full details
Streatham Court 0.28Add this to your calendar
21 March 201713:00

Seminar by Professor Linda Woodhead (Lancaster University) 'Religion in Schools: cultural change in Britain and the need for reform'

On the one hand, 25 years of research on changing beliefs and values in modern Britain, and on the other a more recent proposal for change in the way religion is handled in state-sector schools in England and Wales (‘A New Settlement’, with Charles Clarke). After analysing some of the most profound cultural changes in Britain, I suggest how these have a bearing on the future of RE, school assemblies and faith schools. This seminar will be recorded. Full details
Baring Court 114Add 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
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
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
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
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