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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30 May 201711:30

Beyond 2020 – Future farm funding in Exmoor National Park

A study into the views of farmers in Exmoor National Park on the importance of government funding for farm viability and environmental outcomes, and their preferences on the design of any future scheme that might replace the Common Agriculture Policy following EU exit. Full details
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2 June 201715:30

"Voice of the Ocean" Film Documentary

This film provides an historical narrative of Oman's maritime past from the Bronze Age to present. It examines its rich boatbuilding tradition that developed in Oman, and the different types of dhows that were used. Perhaps most importantly, it documents Oman's participation in the dhow trade in the western Indian Ocean through the voices of those that lived through it. It weaves interviews with the older generation of Omani sailors, fishermen and boatbuilders, with actual footage of dhows sailing in the mid-twentieth century. This invaluable historic footage taken by Alan Villiers and others has never been shown before on film, and provides new and unique visual sources to bring this history to life. Full details
IAIS Building/LT1Add this to your calendar
12 June 201711:00

DOCTORAL CONFERENCE: Civil Society, State and Democratic Politics: Challenges and Opportunities

PROGRAMME: 11:00 – 12:30 PANEL 1: CIVIL SOCIETY RESPONSES IN THE UK 1. Nick Kirsop-Taylor, Land, Environment, Economics and Policy Institute Diversify, Specialize, Reform, Avoid, or Co-operate: Analysis of the Strategic Responses From Environmental Voluntary Sector Organisations Living under the shadow of austerity 2. Joshua Garland, Department of Politics The Mobilisation of Anti-Fracking Campaigns: Experiences from the United Kingdom 3. Milka Ivanovska Hadjievska, Departement of Politics The Impact of State benefits on Membership Involvement and Political Activities: A Study of Voluntary Membership Organizations in the UK 12:40- 14:10 PANEL 2: DEMOCRATIC POLITICS AND REPRSENTATION 1.Nick Dickinson, Department of Politics Independent Regulation of Political Actors: Symptom or Solution to the Problem of Public distrust in the ‘Political class’ 2.Keith Sutherland, Department of Politics Deliberation and Representation: Squaring the Circle 3.Andreas Karoutas, Department of Politics (TBA) 14:50 – 15:50 PANEL 3: TRANSNATIONAL POLITICS 1. Gertjan Hoetjes, Institute of Arab and Islamic Studies Information Technology and Transnational Political Activism in the GCC states 2. Sidan Wang, Department of Politics The Rise of China in the Global Governance of Climate Change 16:00-17:00 ACADEMIC CAREERS EVENT “Life after a PhD: Everything You Wanted to Know But Were Afraid to Ask” Talks by Director of Doctoral Studies prof. Duncan Russel and lecturer Dr. Irene Fernandez-Molina followed by a Q&A-session Full details
Forum, seminar room 11Add this to your calendar
12 June 201715:30

POSTPONED. Thinking Like a Cheese: Towards an Ecological Understanding of the Reproduction of Knowledge in Contemporary Artisan Cheesemaking - Harry West (University of Exeter)

Egenis seminar series. This seminar has been postponed until the next academic year. Date to be advise. Full details
Byrne HouseAdd this to your calendar
13 June 201717:00

Seminar by Professor Judy Sebba (University of Oxford) 'The educational progress of looked after children: linking care and educational data'

A systematic review by Aoife O’Higgins1 suggested that it is likely that care is a protective factor in educational outcomes. A major study was then undertaken into what factors seem to contribute to these poorer outcomes by linking two national datasets in England, that which records educational factors for all children with the data about their care careers. The analysis focused on the progress at secondary school of young people who had been in care for over a year at the time of taking their ‘school-leaving’ examinations in 2013. Detailed statistical analysis was complemented by interviews with 26 young people and with their foster carers, teachers, social workers and ‘Virtual School headteachers’ who are responsible for supporting their education. The findings are influencing policy and practice in England, for example on avoiding school moves of young people in care. Evaluations of the GLA’s London Fostering Achievement3 and the Attachment-Aware Schools Programme will also be drawn on. O’Higgins, A., Sebba, J. & Luke, N. (2015) What is the relationship between being in care and the educational outcomes of children? An international systematic review. Oxford: Rees Centre 2 Sebba, J., Berridge, D., Luke, N., Fletcher, J., Bell, K., Strand, S., Thomas, S., Sinclair, I., O’Higgins, A., (2015) The Educational Progress of Looked After Children in England, The Rees Centre 3 Sebba, J., Luke, N., Plumridge, G. et al., (2016) Evaluation of the London Fostering Achievement Programme. London: GLA Full details
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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: or contact - Ms Zoe Humble Full details
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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
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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
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