Past College events

WhenTimeDescriptionLocationAdd to Calendar
19 October 201718:00

Alumni talk: specialise your career as an in-house lawyer

Our panel of Law alumni have reached the top of their professions as in-house lawyers, but how did they get there? Were there any defining moments that guided them on their career paths and what indicators can be identified from their time at university that helped them make career decisions? The careers discussion will explore all these questions as well as give you the opportunity to ask questions about the different specialism our panellists have gone in to. We have two Media specialists so if you are interested in hearing more about this area of law, come along to find out. We also have a finance lawyer. Panel discussion 6pm - 7pm Drinks and networking 7pm - 7:45pm Full details
Building:One Bateman Lecture TheatreAdd this to your calendar
19 October - 22 December 201718:00

The Worlds of Mandaean Priests

Mandaeans, sometimes called Sabians, practise an ancient and endangered religion. Conflict in the Middle East has forced them out of their homelands in Iraq and Iran in ever greater numbers. Although Mandaeans depend on their priests for preserving religious knowledge and performing complex rituals, fewer than 50 priests now remain worldwide. We have interviewed priests, recorded the key rituals and shot documentary films in the largest communities of Australia and Sweden. Full details
The StreetAdd this to your calendar
19 October 201718:00

The Worlds of Mandaean Priests - Documenting an Endangered Religion

You are warmly invited to the opening reception of the exhibition with a chance to view documentary films and hear an introductory talk by Professor Christine Robins. Full details
The StreetAdd this to your calendar
19 October 201713:30

How to become a barrister

The barrister's profession can seem a little mysterious so this session is designed to clearly lay out the path to becoming a barrister from understanding Inns of Courts to applying for Pupillage. Full details
Forum Seminar Room 08Add this to your calendar
19 October 201712:30

CRPL - Centre Meeting

Members of CRPL share an interest in comparing and contrasting learning within and across different professional contexts. Full details
BC212Add this to your calendar
18 October 201717:15

Visiting Speaker - Dr Akanksha Mehta, University of Sussex

Right-wing movements that have mobilised women have had very uneasy encounters with feminism and feminist politics. Focusing mainly on themes of motherhood and the familial, feminist scholars often view the increasing participation of women in the right-wing as a 'problem' that needs to be 'countered,' thereby silencing the multiplicity of narratives, roles, and politics that encapsulate the everyday experiences of right-wing women. Full details
IAIS Building/LT1Add this to your calendar
18 October 201716:30

Stephen Thorpe "'Art worlds' and 'art fields' in relation to his own practice and the contemporary London art scene"

As part of the MA in Cultural Sociology, artist Stephen Thorpe will be coming to the University of Exeter on Wednesday, 18th October, 2017. Stephen will be presenting on the subjects of 'art worlds' and 'art fields' in relation to his own practice and the contemporary London art scene more generally. This is an excellent opportunity for postgraduate students based in sociology, philosophy and anthropology, to gain insights into the nature of art markets, artistic practice, aesthetics and creativity more broadly, from the perspective of the artist. All are welcome. A note on the artist: Referred to by art dealer and patron Charles Saatchi as 'one to watch' and regarded as one of Britain's up and coming contemporary artists, examples of stephen's work can be found at the following: www.stephen-thorpe.com https://www.saatchiart.com/account/profile/154186 https://www.artsy.net/artist/stephen-thorpe Full details
Amory B315Add this to your calendar
18 October 201714:00

GSE Research Review Group

Full details
BC212Add this to your calendar
18 October 201713:00

Lesson Study Network

This network aims to promote understanding about lesson study and related practices (learning studies) in their contexts and across varied phases of education, to support further thinking and research about developing lesson study practices in ITE and CPD and to examine knowledge exchange and other lesson study processes. Full details
Baring Court 201Add this to your calendar
18 October 201712:45

Political Theory Reading Group: Elena Isayev (Exeter)

Migration event Full details
Amory B219Add this to your calendar
18 October 201712:30

Secessionism in Iraq: The Realisation of the Kurdish Dream?

How will this powerful expression of Kurdish self-determination be used by Kurdish leaders? Will they attempt to use it as leverage in Iraq, to gain further autonomy, perhaps through a confederation arrangement? Or will they attempt to turn what has been the Kurdish century-old dream of independence into the reality of a new Republic of Kurdistan? Full details
IAIS Building/LT2Add this to your calendar
18 October 201712:30

Getting started with your career planning for Politics and IR students

Bring along your CV, analyse its strengths and weaknesses and plan next steps for future work experience and a careers in politics. Full details
Amory B105Add this to your calendar
18 October 201712:30

Public Policy Seminar Series: Eva Thomann, Senior Lecturer

The necessity of discretion: a behavioral evaluation of bottom-up implementation theory. Joint paper by Eva Thomann (Exeter), Nadine van Engen (Erasmus University Rotterdam) and Lars Tummers (Utrecht University) Full details
Building:One Syndicate Room CAdd this to your calendar
18 October 201712:00

Owen THOMAS – Troops on Trial: Responding to the UK’s Armed Forces Juridification Crisis.

CAIS Brownbag seminar Full details
Amory A239CAdd this to your calendar
17 October 201717:15

Visiting Speaker - Prof Ismail Poonawala, University of California

The presentation considers an overview of modern scholarship on this eminent jurist and historical importance of his works among the Ismailis. It will conclude with specific remarks on the chronology of his approximately 36 works which helps us to better understand the author’s works and his intellectual development. Full details
IAIS Building/LT1Add this to your calendar
17 October 201710:30

Centre for Research in Writing - Centre meeting

Research Update: With new people in the team, and new projects on the boil, this will be an opportunity for everyone to share what they are doing. Everyone will have just 5 minutes to introduce their research focus, and their current plans Full details
Staff HouseAdd this to your calendar
16 October 201712:30

Centre for Special Educational Needs and Disability (SEND)

The Centre brings together academics, research staff and doctoral students who are interested in the educational aspects of children, young people and adults with special educational needs and disabilities, and provides a forum for discussion and debate about current theoretical, policy, research and practice issues. Full details
EMS Building F20Add this to your calendar
16 October 201710:30

Introduction to Career Planning for Mature students

THIS WORKSHOP IS CANCELLED DUE TO LOW SIGN UP. OUR CAREERS CONSULTANT WILL BE AVAILABLE IN THE ROOM AT THIS TIME FOR ONE TO ONE APPOINTMENTS. PLEASE EMAIL KATE FOSTER K.L.FOSTER@EXETER.AC.UK Full details
Amory B315Add this to your calendar
13 October 201713:30

Current PhD and Post-Doctoral Research in the Centre for Islamic Archaeology

You are very welcome to come and listen to a number of current IAIS PhD and Research Fellows who will be giving presentations on their research. Full details
IAIS Building/Seminar 2Add this to your calendar
12 October 201712:30

How to become a solicitor

In this workshop, you will learn about the step by step process to becoming a solicitor, from application to training contract, including when and how to apply. Full details
Forum Exploration Lab 2Add this to your calendar
11 October 201717:15

Visiting Speaker - Dilip Hiro, Author and Journalist

The root cause of the civil war is the rule by the minority Alawis, a sub-sect within Shia Islam, since 1970. To understand how and why Alawis got into the driving seat one has to look at the French Mandate in 1920. I will do that briefly. Full details
IAIS Building/LT1Add this to your calendar
11 October 201713:00

Cake for Comments Series: Nicholas Dickinson, PhD Researcher in Politics, Exeter ,and Felix Christopher von Nostitz, Teaching Fellow, University of Lille

"Labour’s 2017 student vote in long-term perspective: changing voting patterns at the University of Exeter, 1979-2017" (draft article) Full details
Amory BuildingAdd this to your calendar
11 October 201712:45

Political Theory Reading Group: Sarah Drews Lucas (Exeter)

Linda Zerilli on Political Judgment Full details
Amory B219Add this to your calendar
11 October 201710:30

Civil Service Diversity Internships Talk

In this session, Exeter Alumnus and Civil Service Fast Streamer Jonathan Webb will discuss the Civil Service's Early Diversity Internship Programme (EDIP) and Summer Diversity Internship Programme (SDIP). These internships are available to undergraduates and graduates from Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic (BAME) backgrounds, socially or economically disadvantaged backgrounds, or who have a disability. They aim to give people from diverse backgrounds the opportunity to see what a career in the Civil Service is like, and put talented undergraduates and graduates on a work placement in a government department. The Early Diversity Internship Programme (EDIP) is for first-year undergraduates only. For more information please click here: https://www.faststream.gov.uk/early-diversity-internship-programme/ The Summer Diversity Internship Programme (SDIP) is for both undergraduates and graduates. For more information please click here: https://www.faststream.gov.uk/summer-diversity-internship-programme/ *This event is for students from BAME backgrounds, socially or economically disadvantaged, or who have a disability. Full details
Forum Seminar Room 10Add this to your calendar
10 October 201714:30

Professor Arjen Van Wittlestoojn Tilburg University, Tilburg, The Netherlands; Antwerp Management School, University of Antwerp

The Ecology of Government, Law and Polity Full details
Amory B315Add this to your calendar
5 October 201717:15

Visiting Speaker - Ben White, Analyst, Journalist and Author

The occupied Palestinian territory (oPt) has now been under Israeli military rule for half a century, during which time - and accelerating in recent years - a de facto, single regime has emerged in Israel and the oPt. Despite such developments, the dominant paradigm for 'conflict resolution' remains a two-state solution. But when different actors mean very different things by such a formula, and when key Israeli political leaders openly reject even the idea of Palestinian statehood, does paying lip service to a 'two-state solution' help conceal and prolong an apartheid reality? Full details
IAIS Building/LT1Add this to your calendar
4 October 201712:45

Political Theory Reading Group: Martin Moorby (Exeter)

Marx Full details
Amory B219Add this to your calendar
3 October 201717:30

Frontline: The skills you need to succeed in the third sector

Frontline's mission is to transform the lives of vulnerable children by recruiting and developing outstanding individuals to be leaders in social work and broader society. Frontline is especially interested in meeting life social sciences students. Full details
Amory C501Add this to your calendar
3 October 201715:30

Preparing healthcare scientists for team work

The Centre for Research in Professional Learning are holding regular discussion sessions, known as Research Teas, throughout the 2017/18 academic year. All are welcome to attend. Full details
BC212Add this to your calendar
3 October 201714:00

Professor Arjen Van Wittlestoojn, Tilburg University

Science’s Credibility Crisis: Why we have to change our publication practices Full details
Amory B310Add this to your calendar
28 September 201718:30

Speed Networking for Careers with Politics and IR Alumni

This Speed Networking evening will be a fantastic opportunity to speak with a number of prestigious Politics Alumni, and get their tips on how you can use your Politics or IR degree to have a successful career. Drinks and nibbles will be provided. Full details
Amory C417Add this to your calendar
27 September 201713:00

Cake for Comments Series: Dr Eleanor Gao, Lecturer in Middle Eastern Politics, IAIS

ESRC Grant Proposal: 'Not Free and not Fair: The impact of elections and appointment on legislative behaviour' Full details
Amory BuildingAdd this to your calendar
27 September 201712:45

Political Theory Reading Group: Robin Durie (Exeter)

Complexity Theory and Health Care [Exact title TBC] Full details
Amory B219Add this to your calendar
26 September 201717:00

Welcome/welcome back drinks

Hosted by Exeter Law Staff-Student Community Full details
Innovation Centre CafeAdd this to your calendar
20 September 201717:15

Visiting Speaker - Dr Sedat Benek, Harran University

A talk by Sedat Benek (Harran University) on Syrian Migrations in Turkey, followed by the screening of Kevok, a film by Sedat Benek (2016, 15mn) Full details
IAIS Building/LT1Add this to your calendar
18 September 201715:30

Annemarie Jutel (Victoria University of Wellington) “To be a Sociology of Diagnosis or Not to Be: Disciplines,

SPA Seminar series Full details
Amory B105Add this to your calendar
11 September 201718:00

"The Problem of Misperceptions"

While some people may simply lack relevant factual knowledge, others may actively hold incorrect beliefs. These factual beliefs that are not supported by clear evidence and expert opinion are what scholars call misperceptions (Nyhan and Reifler 2010). My current research is principally about misperceptions—the “facts” that people believe that simply are not true. What misperceptions do people hold on issues like immigration, vaccines, and climate change? Who holds these misperceptions? What demographic and attitudinal variables are correlated with holding misperceptions? And ultimately, what can be done to help reduce misperceptions? In this inaugural lecture, I present highlights from my research in this area, and discuss my research plans going forward. If you wish to attend the above lecture and drinks reception, you much reserve a seat. All seats will be allocated on a first come first served basis. Please email ssis-events@exeter.ac.uk Full details
KnightleyAdd this to your calendar
25 July 201713:00

Cemap/Q-Step 'Cake for Comments' Session

We will discuss Nena Oana's (CEU Budapest) Marie Curie Fellowship Grant Proposal on "Dynamic Representation: Collective Mobilization and Party Support". Full details
Building:One Marchant Syndicate Room AAdd this to your calendar
18 July 201711:30

LEEP Seminar: Eliciting values for complex goods: community preferences for the marine environment

Managers and the general public may have different preferences for marine management. This implies that expert-driven planning approaches may not attract the necessary public support to achieve biodiversity objectives. To understand public preferences for management, we elicited spatially explicit non-market values for marine ecological features in South-East Queensland in Australia. Our survey revealed that the Queensland population has higher existence values for different habitat types; for example, sea grass areas were valued twice as much as inshore reef areas. Full details
Queens Building MR2Add this to your calendar
13 July 201710:30

Global China Seminar Series - Roundtable on Chinese One Belt One Road Initiative

An Informal Discussion with Prof Zhiqin SHI, Dr Jiahan CAO and Dr Bin MA. See event flyer for more information. Full details
Forum Seminar Room 06Add 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
27 June 2017

Symposium: Transparency: Where art thou in consumer protection

Full details
Laver Building LT3Add 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
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. 1 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
Baring Court 114Add 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
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
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
Queens Building LT6.1 Add 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
23 May 201717:00

CANCELLED Seminar by Professor Keri Facer (University of Bristol)

Due to unforeseen circumstances this seminar has had to be cancelled. Full details
Baring Court 114Add this to your calendar
23 May 201716:00

John Heathershaw’s new monograph Dictators without Borders: Power and Money in Central Asia (co-authored with Alexander Cooley)

The department will celebrate its publication with a seminar featuring John in conversation withguest speakers, an open discussion/Q&A, followed by a wine reception. Full details
XFI Henderson Lecture TheatreAdd this to your calendar
22 May 201714:00

Exeter MPA External Speaker Series: Transparent and Open Government

Professor Suzanne J. Piotrowski , School Public Affairs and Administration at Rutgers University. Full details
Amory A239CAdd this to your calendar
11 May 201714:00

Professor He Baogang : The Authoritarian and Democratic Pathways to Meritocratic Political Rule: What Can We Learn from China?

Workshop on Democracy in China organised by Centre of Political Thought. Full details
KnightleyAdd this to your calendar
10 May 201713:00

2017 SPA PGR Conference Keynote: Professor Alesandra Tanesini (University of Cardiff): Collective amnesia and epistemic injustice

Abstract: Communities often respond to traumatic events in their histories by destroying objects that would cue memories of a past they wish to forget and by building artefacts which memorialise a new version of their history. Hence, it would seem, communities cope with change by spreading memory ignorance so to allow new memories to take root. In this talk, I offer an account of some aspects of this phenomenon and of its epistemological consequences. The talk has three aims. The first is to show that the formation and maintenance of collective memories requires that other events are to some extent forgotten. All shared memories, including those which are shared by a large group, are the result of mechanisms that transform initially divergent recollections of the past into an agreed account. Those memories which do not survive this process so that they are excluded from the shared version become forgotten through neglect. The second is to argue that sometimes collective mnemonic silence or forgetfulness is not a mere by-product of the formation of memory. Instead, cognitive effort is specifically directed toward bringing about ignorance. Ignorance, in these instances, is a perverse kind of success. I reserve the term ‘collective amnesia’ for collective forgetfulness of this kind. The final aim is to demonstrate that collective forgetfulness is harmful. Here, I focus exclusively on the harms caused by its contribution to undermining the intellectual self-trust of some members of the community. Further, since some of these harms are also wrongs, collective amnesia contributes to causing epistemic injustices. Full details
IAIS Building/LT1Add this to your calendar
9 May 201717:00

CANCELLED Seminar by Dr Laura Black (University of Manchester)

Unfortunately this seminar has been cancelled, we hope to reschedule in the Autumn term. Full details
Baring Court 114Add this to your calendar
9 - 10 May 20179:30

2017 SPA PGR Conference

Student-led conference providing a platform to showcase the wide range of postgraduate research done in SPA. Presentations will bring together themes from the medical, social, and natural sciences as well as philosophy. Full details
IAIS Building/LT1Add this to your calendar
8 May 201715:30

Roman Frigg (LSE) “How Models Represent”

SPA Research seminar Full details
Laver Building LT3Add this to your calendar
4 May 201717:00

Global governance in Autocratic Context: The Implementation of EITI in Kazakhstan

Abstract: The paper evaluates the functioning of global standards arrangements in an autocratic context. Through the case of an international governance initiative the Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative (EITI), the paper investigates how the standardised practices of global governance arrangements are implemented in post-Soviet state autocratic state of Kazakhstan. In doing so the present paper analysis the transnational character of the initiative and how it operates within the recipient country. The findings of the EITI in Kazakhstan illustrate, that domestic context and regime type influence the operationalisation of the initiative. The paper argues that the adoption of EITI standardised requirements follow a specific internal logic that disconnects from its initial purpose. The paper as such urges scholars and policy advisers to further investigate on how global governance arrangements transcend at domestic levels this particularly within autocratic regimes. The paper draws its analytical findings from interviews and survey analysis conducted in Kazakhstan in 2015. Full details
Amory A239CAdd this to your calendar
4 May 201712:00

CRPL Research Seminar - Dr Michelle Lazarus (Monash University) & Professor Lynn Monrouxe (Chang Gung Medical Education Research Centre (CG-MERC))

Full details
Baring Court 112Add this to your calendar
2 May 201715:30

Reducing teacher workload - what can we learn from the medical profession about how clinicians collect and analyse data

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
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
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
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
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
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
22 March 201717:15

Visiting Speaker - Professor Hugh Kennedy, SOAS, University of London

In this talk I will discuss the problems and opportunities offered in writing a history of the idea of caliphate from the time of the death of Prophet Muhammad down to the present century. Full details
IAIS Building/LT1Add this to your calendar
22 March 201715:30

Careers in International Justice and Human Rights

On behalf of the International Law Forum at Exeter Law School and Department of Politics, we are pleased to invite you to an expert panel on careers in International Justice and Human Rights, with drinks reception. Event open to students in the College of Social Sciences and International Studies. Full details
XFI Henderson Lecture TheatreAdd 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
20 March 201716:30

ILF - Denial of humanitarian access during Armed Conflicts Seminar

The International Law Forum at Exeter Law School are pleased to invite you to a seminar on: THE CHALLENGES IN APPLYING IHL IN INTERNATIONAL CRIMINAL TRIALS - A CASE STUDY OF THE DENIAL OF HUMANITARIAN ACCESS DURING ARMED CONFLICTS Full details
Moot Court, Amory BuildingAdd this to your calendar
16 March 201717:00

PGR-seminar: PhD-student in Politics, Nicholas Dickinson presents his paper:Advice-Giving and Party Loyalty: An Informational Model for the Socialisation Process of New British MPs

Abstract for presentation: Post-election socialisation has frequently been identified as a source of parliamentarians’ disposition towards party loyalty. Yet a recent study of the socialisation experiences of new members in the British Parliament, using tenure as proxy for socialisation, found little evidence of an effect on party loyalty (Rush and Giddings, 2011). This paper develops a new model of parliamentary socialisation and uses the same data to demonstrate that post-entry socialisation did in fact change legislators reported likeliness to behave in accordance with their party leadership’s wishes. Specifically, a framework based on information exchange (advice giving) is used to show that positive interactions with party actors are associated with increased loyalty. Controlling for initial levels of loyalty, members who received more useful advice from party actors were more likely to rate themselves as highly influenced by the party leadership. Full details
Amory B315Add this to your calendar
15 March 201717:15

Visiting Speaker - Dr Ramon Harvey, Ebrahim College

The centrality of theological and ethical questions for the articulation of Islamic jurisprudence is well-known. A meaningful systematic account of the sharīʿa cannot be given without enquiry into the nature of God and of morality, as well as their relation to the obligations placed upon human beings. Full details
IAIS Building/LT1Add this to your calendar
15 March 201716:30

CELS Lasok Lecture: "Brexit and Human Rights" by Professor Steve Peers

We have the pleasure to host Professor Steve Peers (University of Essex) for the CELS annual Lasok Lecture. Prof. Peers is well-known for his comments on the current relation of the UK to the EU following the Brexit vote. His lecture is on the topic "Brexit and Human Rights", addressing such questions as: What effect will Brexit have on the protection of human rights in the UK? Will there be any change relating to equality law, workers' rights and data protection rights? What might change regarding human rights and extradition? Full details
Streatham Court Old D Add this to your calendar
13 March 201719:00

What did European research funding ever do for us?

Full details
Forum Alumni Auditorium LTAdd 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
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
8 March 201717:15

Film Presentation

Introduced by Dr Istvan Kristo-Nagy, IAIS, University of Exeter and Associate Producer of the Film Full details
IAIS Building/LT1Add 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'

The assessment of educational progress and outcomes of pupils is important to all concerned with education. This includes testing which is undertaken for accountability and award bearing purposes. This article examines how students with special educational needs and disability (SEND) are included in assessment. An “inclusive assessment” framework is outlined based around three core features: (1) all students are included and benefit from assessment; (2) assessments are accessible and appropriate for the diverse range of children in the education system; and (3) the full breadth of the curriculum is assessed (including curriculum areas of particular relevance to students with SEND). I will reflect upon policies and practice in different countries (especially England, Ireland and the US) to demonstrate how the framework. It is argued that the US and England have highly developed system-based approaches to assessment which seek to “include all” (feature 1) and be “accessible and appropriate” (feature 2). However, the analysis highlights that a consequence of such assessment approaches is the narrowing of the curriculum around topics that are assessed (most notably literacy and mathematics). Such approaches therefore may be at the expense of wider curriculum areas that have value for all students, but often of particular value for those with SEND (feature 3). It is argued that within such systems there may be a danger of neglecting the third feature of the inclusive assessment framework, i.e. ensuring that the full breadth of the curriculum is assessed. A consequence of such an omission could be a failure to assess and celebrate progress in relation to educational outcomes that are relevant to a diverse range of students. The presentation will draw upon a recent paper: Douglas, G., McLinden, M., Robertson, C., Travers, J., and Smith, E. (2016) Including pupils with special educational needs and disability in national assessment: Comparison of three country case studies through an inclusive assessment framework. International Journal of Disability, Development and Education, 63(1), 98-121. This seminar will be recorded. Full details
Baring Court 114Add 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 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
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
6 March 201714:00

CELS research seminar - Data sharing and competition law

We have the pleasure to host Prof. Rupprecht Podszun (University of Düsseldorf), holder of the Chair for Civil Law, German and European Competition Law at Düsseldorf, where he moved to last year from the University of Bayreuth, and an affiliated research fellow of Max Planck Institute for Innovation and Competition in Munich. His research focus is on media and IT cases, as well as the interplay of intellectual property and competition law. Full details
Washington Singer Lab 234Add 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
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
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
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
23 February 201716:00

Opening of 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
21 February 201713:00

Seminar by Professor Debra Myhill (University of Exeter) 'Do you know your adverbs from your articles? What place for grammar in the Curriculum?'

In the context of national grammar tests for all 11 year olds, this presentation will explore briefly the contested place of grammar in the curriculum, and will offer a theorised rationale for the benefit of including grammar within the teaching of mother tongue language. Adopting an interdisciplinary perspective, drawing on Halliday’s social semiotic view of how language makes meaning, and on cognitive perspectives which consider the place of metalinguistic thinking in the process of writing. Using findings from a series of studies conducted in the Centre for Research in Writing, the presentation will illustrate how the teaching of writing can make meaningful connections for developing writers between language choices and meaning-making, and support them become more autonomous, independent writers. This seminar will be recorded Full details
Baring Court 114Add this to your calendar
20 February 201715:30

Rachel Cooper (Lancaster) “The Normal and the Pathological”

SPA Research seminar Full details
Amory B316Add this to your calendar
20 February 201713:00

Problematizing the MA Dissertation (Looking at Feedback to Feedforward)

In this seminar I will present an analysis of tutors’ qualitative feedback on a cohort of 25 full-time MA Education students’ dissertations within the University of Exeter’s Graduate School of Education. Totalling over 15,000 words, the markers’ comments are roughly equivalent to the length of an MA dissertation and grades awarded ranged from 40% to 83%. The rationale behind this small-scale inquiry is to identify patterns in what the dissertation markers considered to be of importance in terms of reporting perceived strengths and weaknesses of the work. Assessment data were accessed through the university’s EBART system and I suggest that such innovations in the use of technology to facilitate marking open up new possibilities for improving the quality of teaching and learning. I will share the implications of my findings, which are likely to have relevance for both the supervision and marking of future MA Education dissertations. Regarding the potentially sensitive nature of this data, the anonymity of students and markers - one of whom was me - will be upheld. Full details
Baring Court, Room 114Add this to your calendar
17 February 201715:00

The Refugee Crisis in the Modern World, UNHCR External Relations

Andrej Mahecic is UNHCR spokesman based in London. Formerly a radio and TV journalist, he joined the UNHCR in 1997 and has been working for the UN refugee agency throughout South East Europe, at UNHCR Headquarters in Geneva and in numerous emergency deployments to refugee crises in Africa, Asia and the Middle East. Andrej will give a formal module presentation on the Refugee Crisis in the modern world, covering forced displacement. Andrej will also speak about his own personal career journey and the field of external relations. The talk will also cover the broader work of the UNHCR and give tips on career opportunities for graduates. Full details
Harrison Building 103Add this to your calendar
17 February 20179:30

Data Visualisation in R

In this workshop we will introduce you to data visualisation in R with two popular packages, dplyr and ggplot2. We will cover most main types of statistical graphics. Full details
Queens Building MAdd this to your calendar
15 February 201717:15

Visiting Speaker - Dr Ross Porter, IAIS

This lecture will present that findings of long-term ethnographic fieldwork at the heart of the recent revolution in Yemen, tracing the history of the event from 2011 to the current civil war. Full details
IAIS Building/LT1Add this to your calendar
13 - 17 February 201710:30

SSIS Careers Week 13th - 17th February 2017

If you are in Politics, International Relations, Law, Sociology, Anthropology, Criminology, Philosophy or Arabic & Islamic Studies, you will find the SSIS Careers Week events and drop-ins designed to help at all stages of your career planning. Full details
Amory BuildingAdd this to your calendar
10 February 20179:30

Presenting and Visualising Regression Results

This workshop introduces various ways of automating regression output from Stata and R. Full details
Queens Building MAdd this to your calendar
10 February 20179:00

GRAMMAR IN THE CLASSROOM: NOT WHETHER, BUT HOW

Exeter's Centre for Research in Writing is delighted to host a special one-day symposium with the Survey of English Usage at University College London. Taking place at a time of increasing emphasis on the explicit teaching of grammar within the National Curriculum, the symposium will provide a timely discussion of the current curricular conception of grammar, as well as consider the possible senses in which grammar is most relevant to the English classroom. It will also provide an invaluable opportunity to engage with the cutting-edge work of both centres into the role of grammar teaching and the nature of grammatical development. The day itself will be divided into two parts, with the afternoon session devoted to the featured speakers, and the morning session to related postgraduate research currently being undertaken at both Exeter and Lancaster University. Full details
Baring Court 202Add this to your calendar
10 February 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
Innovation CentreAdd this to your calendar
9 February 201718:30

The British School in Kuwait on teaching opportunities in the Middle East

Mr Paul Shropshire, the Principal of the British School of Kuwait (BSK), will be giving a presentation on the theme of opportunities for newly-qualifying teachers and those considering teaching as a career at British-system school overseas, particularly in the Middle East. Full details
IAIS Building/LT2Add this to your calendar
9 February 201717:00

PGR Seminar: Dr. Huseyn Aliev ( Post-doc) Blood Revenge and Violent Mobilization: Evidence from the Chechen Wars

Full details
Amory B316Add this to your calendar
8 February 201717:15

Visiting Speaker - Professor Christian Lange, Utrecht University

In this talk, I provide, first, an overview of the Muslim literature about paradise and hell up to ca. 250 AH. Full details
IAIS Building/LT1Add this to your calendar
8 February 201713:30

The University of Law: Step into Law - How To Convert Your Degree

The University of Law offer the Graduate Diploma in Law at The University of Exeter. Full details
Streatham Court 0.28Add this to your calendar
7 February 201717:00

Seminar by Professor Tim Oates (Cambridge Assessment) 'Why should we care about what children think? Using assessment gain insights into the mental life of children'

In Wroxham School, primary school pupils present to their parents what they have learned as the core of parental consultation meetings. In schools only a few miles away, National Curriculum Levels continue to be the focus of parental consultations. In Michaela Community School, the pupils complete at home a range of daily subject-based tests. Such dense and frequent assessment would be considered anathema by other schools. This lecture will consider issues of granularity, analysis and precision in assessment - looking particularly at the purpose of assessment. It will draw on international comparative analysis of approaches to assessment as well as experimental work on radical new models in England. This seminar will be recorded Full details
Baring Court 114Add this to your calendar
7 February 201715:30

Using video-debrief to prevent prescribing errors in newly qualified doctors

The Centre for Research in Professional Learning are holding regular discussion sessions, known as Research Teas, throughout the 2016/17 academic year. All are welcome to attend. Full details
BC212Add this to your calendar
7 February 201711:30

Dr Angela Cassidy: Building a public controversy: advocacy, media and politics in UK debates over bTB since 1971

The contemporary history of bovine TB (bTB) in the UK. Full details
Forum Seminar Room 03Add this to your calendar
3 February 20179:30

Data Analysis in R

Building upon the 'Introduction to Programming in R' and the 'Data Visualisation in R' sessions, this workshop provides a brief introduction to major data analysis topics and their implementation in R. Covered topics include: probability distributions, regression analysis, models for binary and categorical data. Full details
Queens Building MAdd this to your calendar
2 February 20176:30

Applying for Pupillage workshop

Exeter alumni Alex Cisneros (LL.B., 2012) and Maya Chopra (LL.B. 2012) will be visiting campus to run a workshop on making pupillage applications. Alex is currently completing a Public law and human rights pupillage and Maya is a criminal barrister. The workshop will focus on advice on applying for pupillage, as well as the BPTC and mini-pupillage and will cover what to do/what not to do in terms of writing your application. The workshop will finish with a Q&A session and you will have the opportunity to ask Alex and Maya any general questions on the process of becoming a barrister and their own career aspirations in their chosen fields. Full details
Forum Seminar Room 06Add this to your calendar
1 February 201717:15

Visiting Speaker - Dr Asghar Seyed-Gohrab, Department of Persian, University of Leiden

In this lecture, I will talk about the romance of Layla and Majnun, which has become a source of inspiration for generations of poets since the seventh century, crossing the boundaries of languages, cultures and religions. Full details
IAIS Building/LT1Add this to your calendar
25 January 201717:30

Visiting Speaker - Dr Michael Feener, Sultan of Oman Fellow, Oxford Centre for Islamic Studies, University of Oxford

This paper explores a diverse range of historic Muslim experiences with and appreciations of pre-Islamic cultural legacies. Full details
IAIS Building/LT1Add this to your calendar
24 January 20171:30

Getting into the PR and Media sector

This is a great opportunity to find out more about a career working in the PR, marketing and media sector. Local PR and marketing agency, Astley Media, will be running a workshop designed to help you understand how to develop a career in this competitive industry. You will be able to find out what a typical day involves, the types of skills needed and career prospects, while also having the opportunity to work on developing valuable skills that will help you get noticed and secure a job! Spaces are limited, so book on now! Find out more about Astley Media: http://www.astleymedia.co.uk/ Full details
Forum Seminar Room 02Add this to your calendar
20 January 201714:00

ESRC SWDTP Studentships Info Day

An afternoon to experience and learn more about what Social Sciences and International Studies Postgraduate Research in Exeter can offer. Full details
Building:One Pearson Teaching RoomAdd this to your calendar
20 January 201714:00

ESRC SWDTP Studentships Info Day

An afternoon to experience and learn more about what Social Sciences and International Studies Postgraduate Research in Exeter can offer. Full details
Building:One Pearson Teaching RoomAdd this to your calendar
19 January 201717:45

Visiting Speaker - Dr Toufic Haddad,

In Palestine Ltd., Toufic Haddad explores how neoliberal frameworks have shaped and informed the common understandings of international, Israeli and Palestinian interactions throughout the Oslo peace process. Full details
IAIS Building/LT1Add this to your calendar
19 January 20174:30

Is Teaching for Me? - Alumni panel discussion

Interested in a career in teaching? Come along to this event to hear from a panel of alumni who have completed the PGCE course at Exeter as they discuss their professional teaching career so far. You will also have the opportunity to ask our speakers any questions at the end! The PGCE team will be there to answer your questions about applying for a PGCE in Exeter. Full details
Daphne Du Maurier Building, Seminar FAdd this to your calendar
18 January 201717:15

Visiting Speaker - Kawa Hassan, Director Middle East & North Africa Program, East West Institute, Brussels

After almost a decade of boom from 2005 to 2013 thanks to its share of the federal budget, foreign and domestic investment, the Kurdistan Region of Iraq (KRI) faces its most severe economic crisis since 1991. Full details
IAIS Building/LT1Add this to your calendar
17 January 201713:00

Seminar by Paul Warwick (University of Cambridge) 'Digitalised Dialogues Across the Curriculum (DiDiAC): Enhancing classroom dialogue by using Talkwall to 'Think Together''

The DiDiAC research considers how a microblogging tool might affect interactions in ‘dialogic classrooms’. Developed by the University of Oslo, Talkwall is a free micro-blogging tool for engaging students in collective classroom interaction. Using Talkwall, an individual (e.g. a teacher) formulates a question or a challenge before participants (e.g. students), individually or in groups, post messages to a shared ‘wall’ (e.g. large screen/projector). Underpinned by a Vygotskian sociocultural framework, which views learning as a social process mediated by tools, this seminar will report on research in Norwegian (n=5) and British (n=2) secondary schools investigating: i. the potential of Talkwall to enhance existing/promote new forms of classroom dialogue and provide a visualisation of ‘interthinking’ amongst students; ii. how microblog-supported classroom dialogue may contribute to the development of students’ collaboration and critical thinking skills; iii. the skills that need to be attained for students to master digitalised communicative contexts, and how teachers can support this mastery through their pedagogy. Using a design-based approach with teachers working as co-researchers, approximately 400 students are involved. Data collection includes quantitative (e.g. metadata, measuring collaboration/critical thinking, social network/semantic analysis) and qualitative (e.g. observations, video, interviews) approaches. Details of the theoretical underpinning for the research, the strategy for data collection and analysis, and latest project developments (e.g. the outcomes of several teacher-researcher workshops), will also be discussed. During the seminar, participants will have the opportunity to experience using Talkwall using their own mobile/computing devices. Full details
Baring Court 114Add this to your calendar
17 January 20173:30

Is Teaching for Me? - Alumni panel discussion

Interested in a career in teaching? Come along to this event to hear from a panel of alumni who have completed the PGCE course at Exeter as they discuss their professional teaching career so far. You will also have the opportunity to ask our speakers any questions at the end! The PGCE team will be there to answer your questions about applying for a PGCE in Exeter. Full details
Harrison Building 103Add this to your calendar
13 January 20171:30

Journalism workshop: A practical approach to dealing with a story

Simon Vigar, Politics alumnus and Royal correspondent for 5 News, will be running a journalism workshop focused on delivering a news story. Through analysing different scenarios, you will have the opportunity to look at practical ways of dealing with them. The workshop will finish with a Q&A session Full details
Harrison 254Add this to your calendar
11 January 201717:15

Visiting Speaker - Dr Cengiz Gunes, The Open University

This paper examines the Kurds’ rise as new regional actors in the Middle East and the impact this is having on the regional order. Full details
IAIS Building/LT1Add this to your calendar
11 January 201717:00

Community of Inquiry as a framework for practice

School Improvement research has demonstrated that the single most important factor in determining the quality of education in our schools is the teacher in the classroom. We also know that teaching is a complex activity and understanding the relationship between teaching and learning is far from straightforward. Much attention has been given to the provision of initial and continuing education that can equip teachers to exercise judgement in the ambiguous, uncertain and immediate contexts of classrooms. However, finding sustainable means of developing such ‘transformative’ teachers (Menter et al., 2010) remains a challenge. The seminar will focus on how metacognitive approaches, increasingly recognised as having the potential to make learning in the classroom ‘visible’ (Hattie and Timperley, 2007), can provide the means of framing practice and support teachers in problem posing and problem solving in a professional learning community. Particular attention will be given to the Community of Inquiry as a framework for practice; we will examine the origins of the idea in the work of the American pragmatists and evaluate its application in social and educational settings. Full details
EMS Building G18 Add this to your calendar
10 January 201713:00

Culture, Narrative and Dialogue: Constructing Civic Identity (Speaker: Professor Helen Haste)

Brexit and the US Election shocked us into realizing that not everyone shares the liberal, globalizing stories. How do different culturally available narratives enter dialogue? How does dialogue construct narrative? What are the educational implications? I will focus on the civic domain but this is only one example of constructing identity. Full details
Baring Court 112Add this to your calendar
21 December 20168:30

A Technological Licensing Framework for 3D Printed Content: A Focus in China

Full details
The University of Nottingham Ningbo China, Add this to your calendar
7 December 201617:15

Visiting Speaker - Assoc Prof Abdel Takriti, University of Houston

Abdel Razzaq Takriti is Associate Professor and Arab-American Educational Foundation Chair in Modern Arab History at the University of Houston. Full details
IAIS Building/LT1Add this to your calendar
7 December 201613:00

The Reliance of International Commercial Arbitration on State Interference

We have a pleasure of welcoming as our guest speaker dr Jaap Baaij, previously Assistant Professor at the University of Amsterdam Faculty of Law, currently JSD candidate at Yale Law School. Full details
Harrison Building 215 Add this to your calendar
6 December 201613:00

Seminar by Professor Jane Oakhill (University of Sussex) 'Children’s difficulties with text comprehension: From research to practice'

A substantial minority of children have problems with text comprehension, even though their word recognition is within the normal range. Research has shown that skilled and less-skilled comprehenders differ in a number of ways, and in the first part of this presentation I will discuss the relative contribution of several theoretically relevant skills and abilities to the prediction of reading comprehension (as opposed to single word reading) during the early years of schooling (age 7 to 11). In the second part of the talk, I will consider some open questions and possible future directions for this research, with a particular focus on the relations between vocabulary skills and inference making. I will also consider the implications of the findings so far for helping children to develop and improve their comprehension skills. Full details
Baring Court 114Add this to your calendar
6 December 201612:00

Teacher Recruitment Fair 2016

Are you a PGCE student? Don't miss our upcoming Teacher Recruitment fair for the opportunity to speak with a number of teacher recruitment agencies and local education authorities. Come along and find out about the NQT vacancies they have available locally, nationally and internationally. There is no need to book in advance. Full details
Baring Court 202Add this to your calendar
6 December 201611:30

Dr Keith Howe: Farming on Exmoor: Towards Brexit

The presentation outlines some of the main physical and financial characteristics of Exmoor farming and explores some of the consequences of policy intervention in this context. Full details
Forum Seminar Room 03Add this to your calendar
5 December 201615:30

Marcel Boumans (Utrecht) “Science Outside the Laboratory”

SPA Research seminar Full details
Amory B316Add this to your calendar
5 December 201614:00

Why Hitler saved the judges - on judicial resistance to authoritarian regimes

Prof. Hans-Petter Graver, University of Oslo, Faculty of Law and University of Durham, Institute of Advanced Studies Full details
Amory BuildingAdd this to your calendar
1 December 201613:00

Paradoxes of the Academization Process: A Sociological Exploration of the History of Foreign and Classical Language Education since 1864

Contemporary higher education has become a consumerist affair since student choice was put ‘at the heart of the system’ in 2011. This marketization extends universities’ function as an occupational clearinghouse: choice of degree course is assumed to be related to career aspirations. Yet, such expectations of rational career-accounting prove mythical if we consider the declining uptake of modern foreign languages in English-speaking countries: despite the obvious occupational skills multi-lingualism offers graduates in a globalized economy, fewer and fewer university consumers opt to study foreign languages. Full details
Baring Court 112Add this to your calendar
30 November 201617:30

Space Law: The Final (Legal) Frontier?

A seminar on the legal framework applicable to military activities in outer space by Wing Commander John Ward (RAF). Full details
Building:One Bateman Lecture TheatreAdd this to your calendar
30 November 201617:15

Visiting Speaker - Avigail Abarbanel, Fully Human Psychotherapy

The theory Avigail will discuss has special relevance to understanding the relationship between the individual and the group in general and particularly in the Zionist and Israeli context. Full details
IAIS Building/LT1Add this to your calendar
30 November 201616:00

Anna Craft’s Legacy: The importance of creativity to teaching and learning and its role in resisting and challenging performativity. Reflections on a creative partnership. (Speark: Bob Jeffrey, University of Exeter)

Bob Jeffrey, who worked closely with Anna Craft from the early Nineties, will reflect upon the reasons for developing creativity in education, its successes and its importance for teachers, schools and learners. The period will cover the introduction of the first National Curriculum, SATs , Ofsted inspections, Literacy and Numeracy programmes and increasing performativity in primary schools. He will provide examples of how they opened up a popular space for creativity in education in the UK and more globally which still pertains to today. He will argue that creativity in education is vital as a teaching methodology, crucial for developing learner’s own creativity and a necessary element to maintain a high profile for creativity itself, as Anna did, in order to ensure productive economies and innovatory practices. Full details
Baring Court 220Add this to your calendar
30 November 201616:00

Anna Craft’s Legacy: The importance of creativity to teaching and learning and its role in resisting and challenging performativity. Reflections on a creative partnership. (Speaker: Bob Jeffrey, University of Exeter)

Bob Jeffrey, who worked closely with Anna Craft from the early Nineties, will reflect upon the reasons for developing creativity in education, its successes and its importance for teachers, schools and learners. The period will cover the introduction of the first National Curriculum, SATs , Ofsted inspections, Literacy and Numeracy programmes and increasing performativity in primary schools. He will provide examples of how they opened up a popular space for creativity in education in the UK and more globally which still pertains to today. He will argue that creativity in education is vital as a teaching methodology, crucial for developing learner’s own creativity and a necessary element to maintain a high profile for creativity itself, as Anna did, in order to ensure productive economies and innovatory practices. Full details
Baring Court 220Add this to your calendar
30 November 201614:00

Professor Alastair Hudson: The Synthesis of Substantive Law, Regulation and Practice in the Law of Finance

Full details
Building:One Bateman Lecture TheatreAdd this to your calendar
29 November 201618:00

Visiting Speaker - Dr Khalil al-Anani, Doha Institute for Graduate Studies

This book provides a comprehensive analysis of the Muslim Brotherhood in Egypt since 1981 and unpacks the principal factors that shape the Brotherhood’s identity, organisation and activism, investigating the processes of socialisation, indoctrination, recruitment, identification, networking and mobilisation utilised by the movement. Prof al-Anani argues that the Brotherhood is not merely a political actor seeking power but also an identity maker that aims to change societal values, norms and morals to line up with its ideology and worldview. The author attributes the Brotherhood’s longevity to its tight-knit structure coupled with a complex membership system that has helped them resist regime penetration. The book also explores the divisions and differences within the movement and how these affect its strategy and decisions. The culmination of over a decade of research and interviews with leaders and members of the movement, this book challenges the dominant narratives about Islamists and Islamism as a whole. Full details
IAIS Building/LT1Add this to your calendar
28 November 201615:30

Andy Clark (Edinburgh) "Busting Out – Two Takes on the Predictive Brain"

SPA research seminar - In this talk, I contrast two ways of understanding the emerging vision of the predictive brain. One way (Conservative Predictive Processing) depicts the predictive brain as an insulated inner arena populated by richly reconstructive representations. The other (Radical Predictive Processing) stresses processes of circular causal influence linking brain, body, and world. Such processes deliver fast and frugal, action-involving solutions of the kind highlighted by work in robotics and embodied cognition. What remains, if this radical option is correct, of the traditional picture of inner states bearing familiar representational contents? The answer is not clear-cut. Full details
Amory C501Add this to your calendar
26 November 20169:30

2016 African Archaeology Research Day (AARD)

The Institute of Arab and Islamic Studies (IAIS) at the University of Exeter will host the 2016 African Archaeology Research Day (AARD 2016) meeting on Saturday, 26 November. Full details
IAIS Building/LT1Add this to your calendar
24 November 201613:00

The politics of economic reform in Saudi Arabia and the Arab Gulf - can the 'Visions’ become reality?

This keynote puts the attempts by Arab Gulf States and Iran to launch large-scale development programs into historical and comparative context. Strategic ‘visions’ have been a hallmark of regional policymaking for more than two decades but persistent difficulties in implementation have meant that the plans have fallen far short of intended outcomes. By focusing on the practical and political challenges of technocratic and economic reforms, using specific examples to illustrate broader thematic points, this address analyses what the current generation of officials need to do differently in order to secure more favourable and sustainable results. Although the prolonged fall in oil prices has opened a ‘window of opportunity’ to introduce politically and economically sensitive reforms, the urgency of the fiscal pressures on budgets on both sides of the Gulf means there is little margin for error, and it is vital that decision-makers absorb the lessons from the flawed earlier attempts at reform that did not adequately link their economic and political dimensions. The urgency of the fiscal pressures that face Middle Eastern oil producing states means that policymakers no longer have the luxury of the slow pace of incremental change that has characterized previous episodes of reform in GCC states. Public talk, all welcome. Full details
IAIS Building/LT2Add this to your calendar
23 November 201617:15

Visiting Speaker - Dr Humeyra Iqtidar, King's College, University of London

Dr Iqtidar is a Senior Lecturer in Politics at the Department of Political Economy at King's College London. She is the author of "Secularising Islamists?" (Chicago, 2011) and the co-convenor of London Comparative Political Theory Workshop. She led the ERC funded project "Tolerance in Contemparory Islamic Politics: Political Theory Beyond the West." Full details
IAIS Building/LT1Add this to your calendar
23 November 201613:00

Video-based Classroom Research and the Development of Professional Vision in Language Teacher Education (Speaker: Professor Dr Britta Viebrock, Goethe-Universität, Frankfurt)

The purpose of my talk is to present examples of video-based classroom research as part of a large teacher education project – Linking Pedagogic Expertise through Video Enhanced Learning Scenarios (LEVEL) – carried out at the university of Frankfurt between 2015 and 2018 (and possibly beyond). The project is concerned with the development of future teachers’ professional vision, i.e. their ability to observe and interpret events and situations specific to classroom interaction on the basis of pedagogical knowledge about teaching and learning. Professional vision is understood to be an important element of a more general professional development and an indicator of teaching expertise. In my presentation I will examine the concept of professional vision in greater detail and explain how it is put into effect in the LEVEL-project. In addition, I will have a more general look at classroom videography in foreign language education, which forms the foundation of the video enhanced learning scenarios to be developed in the Level-project. By way of example, I will present data from a research project on the development of transcultural competences through literature in the foreign language classroom. Contextual information on the structure and models of (foreign language) teacher education in Germany will also be provided. Full details
South Cloisters 2.13Add this to your calendar
22 November 201617:00

Seminar by Dr James Hall (University of Exeter) 'National evidence of how Sure Start Children's Centres combat disadvantage in the early years'

Evidence is drawn from the DfE-funded Evaluation of Children's Centres in England (ECCE) Project - a £3M 5-year longitudinal evaluation of 128 Sure Start Children’s Centres and 3,000 families and children (aged 1-3 years). The talk discusses the common ways that Children's Centres operate, how families tend to use them, and the benefits that can come from this engagement. Disadvantaged families benefit most, which means that austerity cuts to Children’s Centres pose a particular threat to these families. Full details
Baring Court 114Add this to your calendar
21 November 201612:00

What I did with my Politics and International Relations degree

Come along to hear from two alumni from the Politics Department about the variety of things you can do with your degree. This informal event is open to all Politics students. 12.00– 2.00pm Discussion and Q&A with tips on applications, internships, career decision making and more. Networking lunch: time to speak individually to our panel and have some lunch. Due to catering for lunch, booking is essential Full details
Daphne Du Maurier Building MAdd this to your calendar
17 November 201613:30

Law firm application form workshop with David Higgins, Freshfields

David Higgins, and Exeter Law alumnus, works in London for Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer. His workshop with contain: Timelines for the various options available at Freshfields Training contract. Vacation scheme (for students in their penultimate year at university). Workshops (for students who haven’t yet made up their mind about their career. Workshops last one or two days – they provide a great opportunity to get an inside view of Freshfields). Application forms What the firm looks for in applicants. Highlighting positive ways to ensure an application form get noticed. Giving examples of common mistakes made on application forms. Q&As David would very much like this to be an interactive session. He is very happy to answer any questions not just on Freshfields but also on other law firms and any other aspects of the legal profession. It would therefore be good if the students that attend come prepared with questions they would like to ask him. Full details
Building:One Syndicate Room CAdd this to your calendar
17 November 201610:30

SPSS Intermediate

This workshop introduces you to the basics of statistical analysis using SPSS focusing on cross-tabulations and correlations in particular. The workshop is taught at the intermediate level and requires basic knowledge of SPSS or the attendance of SPSS Beginners Workshop. For materials and further information visit Q-Step's ELE page. Full details
Forum Exploration Lab 1Add this to your calendar
16 November 201614:00

Dr Aurel Sari: Killing at a Distance: Aerial Targeting and the Right to Life

Air power has become integral to the warfighting capability of the British armed forces. According to the UK’s Air and Space Doctrine, air power not only harbours significant strategic potential in its own right, but acts as a ‘force multiplier by enabling and enhancing other military and non-military effects’. Full details
Building:One Bateman Lecture TheatreAdd this to your calendar
16 November 201612:30

Barrister Q&A: Ask me Anything!

Sophie and Ben are both Exeter alumni and both worked for the CPS prior to joining 9 Kings Bench Walk. The Chamber specialises in high level and general crime, offences of serious violence, child abuse, rape cases and fraud, immigration, particularly those cases linked with criminal charges, traffic and regulatory work. As well as finding out about getting pupillage and tenancy, you can also find out about the Chamber’s mini-pupillage and internship opportunities. About our speakers: Sophie Quinton-Carter graduated in 2012 with an LLB (Maitrise) and attended Kaplan Law School to complete her BPTC. Prior to joining the CPS, Sophie worked for the Financial Ombudsman Service. She joined Chambers in January 2016. Sophie specializes in Crime and Regulatory work. Ben Edwards graduated in 2006 with an LLB, and was called to the Bar in 2007. Ben specializes in Crime and Regulatory work. Ben is currently on a 6-month secondment to the Nursing and Midwifery Council. His previous work for the CPS involved working alongside Treasury Counsel and regularly meeting with the Attorney General and Solicitor General. Full details
Laver Building LT3Add this to your calendar
16 November 201611:00

Protecting the Marine Environment in Offshore Renewable Energy: A Push Towards Strategic Assessment

Dr Catherine Caine - Centre for European Legal Studies Research Seminar Full details
Amory A115Add this to your calendar
15 November 201618:30

A Night of Negotiation

Join the new group for a night of negotiation followed by a meet and greet at the Ram. Full details
Add this to your calendar
15 November 201617:00

Consumer Law Society

The next meeting of the Consumer Law Society will explore the link between consumer & environment protection. Full details
Forum Seminar Room 05Add this to your calendar
14 November 201618:00

Golden Threads and Pragmatic Patches: Fairness in Criminal Justice - Lecture 2: Righting Criminal Justice,

Delivered by Dame Sian Elias, Chief Justice of New Zealand as part of the Hamlyn Lecture Series Full details
XFI Henderson Lecture TheatreAdd this to your calendar
10 November 201612:30

Professional learning in teacher centres – current and historical perspectives

In this seminar I will present a paper that I have been developing with my colleague Dr Tamar Groves, in which we undertake a comparative historical analysis of the role of teachers’ centres in England and Spain from the 1960s-1990s and explore how their distinctive approach to teachers’ professional learning might speak to current debate about a perceived crisis in teaching and teacher education. The paper is in three main parts. First, I will briefly outline the development of teachers’ centres in England and in Spain. Then I will focus on identifying what we consider to be the fundamental elements that constituted the core essence of the teachers’ centre model of teacher professional development. Finally, I will argue that in their brief historical moment, teachers’ centres had the potential to radically shape the teaching profession and that there might be scope for reinventing a refined model of teachers’ centres as part of the twenty-first century teacher re-professionalisation agenda. Full details
Baring Court 114Add this to your calendar
9 November 201617:15

Visiting Speaker - Stephen Griffith

When he became Anglican Chaplain in Syria in 1997, Stephen was asked to report to the British Council of Churches on the condition of the Syrian Orthodox Community in the Turabdin area of south east Turkey where there had been a drop of population over 20 years of about 90%. He continued covering the area after he left Syria in 2002, and was instrumental in forming the Tur Abdin Focus Group which lobbied for protection for the community until 2015. Set in an overwhelmingly Kurdish context, the Syriac Christians of Turabdin have complex relations with the majority, and often find themselves under pressure from the Turkish government and various Kurdish factions. This lecture talks about the community, its dynamics and relationships as well as its astonishing survival. Full details
IAIS Building/LT1Add this to your calendar
9 November 201613:30

How to Prepare for the Law Fair

This session will provide a basic introduction to the purpose of the Exeter Law Fair and offer some useful information and advice on making the most of the law fair and interacting with the law firms and other exhibitors attending. Please sign up to attend on My Career Zone. Full details
Forum Seminar Room 09Add this to your calendar
9 November 201610:30

SPSS Beginners

This Q-Step workshop offers a brief guidance on how to get started with SPSS. It reflects on the drawbacks and benefits of the software and explains how to prepare your data to use in SPSS. The workshop then moves on to demonstrate how you can describe the data in SPSS. There are no pre-requisites for taking the workshop, and no prior knowledge of data analysis is assumed. For materials and further information visit Q-Step's ELE page. Full details
Forum Exploration Lab 1Add this to your calendar
8 November 201613:30

Graduate Careers in Local Government

The National Graduate Development Programme (NGDP) is a two-year graduate management development programme for individuals who want to make a difference. We train high-calibre managers who can influence and implement the huge change programme facing local government. Full details
Forum Exploration Lab 1Add this to your calendar
8 November 201613:00

Seminar by Dr Pallavi Banerjee (University of Exeter) "Do STEM schemes work?"

During the last decade several schemes were run to support STEM education across schools. How successful have they been? Research findings from a project addressing these questions will be shared. Journal articles from this project have now been published and can be accessed here http://socialsciences.exeter.ac.uk/education/staff/index.php?web_id=Pallavi_Amitava_Banerjee&tab=pubs&view=type Full details
Baring Court 114 Add this to your calendar
3 November 201613:00

Supporting content and language learning through collaborative drawing (exploratory research)… (Presenters: Dr Gabriela Meier & Dr Emese Hall)

Aim 1) Outline key theories and research; Aim 2) Invite participation in a collaborative research project. Full details
South Cloisters 2.13Add this to your calendar
2 November 201617:15

Visiting Speaker - Dr Roderick Grierson, Rumi Institute, Nicosia, Cyprus

The culture of the Ottoman Empire has been described as a culture created by the Mevlevi, the Sufi order founded to preserve and nurture the teachings of the mystical poet Mevlana Jalal al-Din Rumi. The lecture will explore the validity of the claim, describing the origin of the order in Konya after the death of Rumi in 1273 and considering the reasons why it was able to rise to such prominence in a highly competitive milieu, especially in Istanbul. Full details
IAIS Building/LT1Add this to your calendar
2 November 201613:30

How to apply to a top city law firm - with Herbert Smith Freehills

In this session Exeter alumni / recruitment specialists from Herbert Smith Freehills with give you tips and guidance on applying to a commercial law firm. In this session Exeter alumni / recruitment specialists from Herbert Smith Freehills with give you tips and guidance on applying to a commercial law firm; how to plan and prepare applications and balance prioritising with academic work, be resilient and adaptable when dealing with setbacks and give advice on how to present yourself in applications. Please come prepared to discuss questions about your own applications. Full details
Amory B106Add this to your calendar
1 November 201611:30

Mr Gavin Huggett (SIP Project Manager): The Sustainable Intensification Research Platform: One Year to Go (barring any SIP-ups)

A highly requested update on the Sustainable Intensification Research Platform (SIP). Full details
Building:One Syndicate Room CAdd this to your calendar
31 October 201616:00

Researching creative intersubjectivities – a journey from language-based collaborations to embodied dialogues

Collaborative learning research generally investigates how school-based peer interaction mediates children’s intellectual development, focusing on the ‘relationship between language and thinking’ (Mercer & Littleton, 2007). There is a paucity of socio-cultural studies exploring the embodied and affective dimensions of peer collaboration, especially in creative contexts (Vass et al, 2014). My earlier work on children’s collaborative creative writing revealed the significance of the affective dimensions in the observed dialogues (Vass et al, 2014). My current research examines the links between music, body perceptions and imagination. The data document participants’ free movement improvisations and collective reflections. This enables the study of bodily imagination in vivo, as it spontaneously evolves during delicately scaffolded opportunities to experience and respond to music via improvised movement. This presentation charts my methodological journey from the study of children’s collaborative discourse towards the analysis of embodied dialogues in order to capture the nature and evolution of creative intersubjectivities. Full details
North Cloisters 141 Add this to your calendar
27 October 201613:30

Careers with the Civil Service

Come along to this event to hear from a team of second year "Fast Streamers" as they answer your questions on the Fast Stream and speak about their experiences so far. There are a wide range of roles and opportunities within the Civil Service including working in services such as Finance, Diplomacy, Health, Science & Technology, so there is something for everyone! Our speakers, who include Exeter alumni, will also talk about the Early Diversity Internship Programme, and the summer Diversity Internship Programme; two schemes that give undergraduates the opportunity to gain invaluable work experience in a government department. Full details
Laver Building LT3Add this to your calendar
25 October 201612:30

Careers in Germany for PGCE students with Phorms

Susanne Ramírez-Zimmermann, the HR Manager of Phorms Education SE, will give a talk to PGCE students about finding teaching jobs in Germany. Phorms Education SE are looking to recruit graduates from Early Years, Primary and Secondary PGCE programmes for their seven schools in Germany. They offer bilingual education in English and German at their internationally minded private schools with nursery, reception, primary and secondary divisions. Phorms Education SE offers: - an international team with 50 % native English speakers, - an innovative didactic concept - a relocation allowance for international new staff - and a lot more to be presented during Susanne’s talk Please note that you do not need any prior knowledge of the German language as you would be teaching exclusively in English. For more information please visit their website: http://www.phorms.de/en_pms/ Full details
Baring Court 07Add this to your calendar
24 October 201614:00

Jonna Vuoskoski (Oxford) & Sarah Wilson (SMART Project, London) “ Music, Empathy, and the 'Aesthetics' of Wellbeing: Perspectives from Music Psychology and Music Therapy”

SPA Research seminar Full details
Amory B316Add this to your calendar
20 October 201616:00

Data Analysis in Practice: Examples from the Fire Service

Data Analysis in Practice is a series of talks designed to showcase how a range of organisations and industries use data analysis to inform best practice and improve performance. Full details
Old Library 134Add this to your calendar
20 October 201612:30

Law firm application form workshop with Lara Moore, Ashfords

Lara Moore works in Exeter for Ashfords. You can read more about Lara here http://www.ashfords.co.uk/lara-moore/ Ashfords is a regional law firm with offices in London and across the South West. In this workshop, you will be given the chance to work on your own style of writing, gain an understanding of the do's and don'ts of application form writing, and have the opportunity to ask questions about what it's like working for a large regional law firm. Full details
Amory B316Add this to your calendar
18 October 201617:30

Alternative Careers for Law Students

Our panellists have all followed an alternative career with their law degree. Come along to hear how they have used their degree in their career path and any advice for getting into their sector. The talk will include a Q&A session. This is a great opportunity to start exploring your options. The panel discussion will be followed by drinks and networking. Please sign up for this event on My Career Zone. Full details
Building:One Bateman Lecture TheatreAdd this to your calendar
18 October 201617:00

Seminar by Professor Adam Dinham & Martha Shaw (Goldsmith University) "RE for Real: Towards a religiously literate curriculum"

RE for Real explored views on the purpose, content and structures of learning about religion and belief in secondary schools. The findings will be considered through the lens of religious literacy, followed by discussion of the implications of the recommendations for future policy and practice in RE and in education more widely. Full details
Baring Court 114Add this to your calendar
18 October 201615:30

Working in the Middle East: FULLY BOOKED

We are delighted to be welcoming back two alumni, Andrew Turner and Daniel Jeffery, who will be discussing working in the Middle East. Both have extensive experience of the Arab world and have followed interesting career paths working in a range of sectors including government, defence and security. Their roles have seen them working in several different countries across the MENA region. If you are interested in developing your own career working in the Middle East, then come along to hear from our speakers and ask any questions during the Q&A session. Our speakers: Andrew Turner (LL.B. European, 1986) Andrew joined the Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) as a graduate entrant on graduation from Exeter. He studied Arabic with the FCO in London and Cairo, before working as a Political officer in Oman and Syria. On return to London he headed up the teams in maritime issues including Law of the Sea (1994-96) and North Africa (1996-98). He worked in Cape Town 1998-2001 as Head of the Political Section at the British High Commission in South Africa, covering events including South Africa’s second democratic national elections and the Commonwealth Heads of Government meeting. Back in London he headed up the FCO’s work on international export controls and Small Arms control 2001-4 and then worked on international counter-terrorism co-operation. He went to Riyadh as Deputy to the British Ambassador to Saudi Arabia 2006-9. Back again in London he was worked in senior roles on strategic finance, IT and promoting the UK’s prosperity. He has just started a new Middle-East focussed role with the Ministry of Defence. Daniel Jeffery (LL.B., 2007 and MA International Relations of the Middle East, 2008) Dan attended Exeter Uni between 2004 and 2008 where he achieved a 2:1 in Law (LLB) and an MA in International Relations of the Middle East and received the Ayubi Memorial Prize for Most Outstanding Dissertation in Middle East Politics. Since graduating Dan interned at the Royal United Services Institute (RUSI) and worked his way up to acting Head of the Middle East & North Africa desk before moving to BAE Systems to work in their Competitive Intelligence Team. Dan then moved to Detica (a specialist cyber security and intelligence company now called BAE Systems Applied Intelligence) where he helped them break into the Middle East after moving to Abu Dhabi. Specifically he headed up a national Government account and was Head of the Commercial Client Group across the Middle East. After a two successful years in this role Dan was made Director of Operational Analysis for the Middle East & North Africa for BAE Systems’ Head Office. In this role Dan devised and executed growth strategies in key markets; project managed key opportunities in the region; and was responsible for governance and financial reporting to the Board of Directors. In 2016 Dan moved to Accenture in the UK where he helped found their UK Cyber Security Strategy practice. In this role Dan has designed, built and delivered a Cyber Academy; worked on a number of projects covering a wide variety of subject matter from Threat Intelligence, through to Governance and Leadership; and Cyber Resilience to name a few. Full details
Forum Seminar Room 09Add this to your calendar
17 October 201617:30

Behind the Barbed Wire. The Hidden Lives of Refugees in the EU 'Hotspot' Detention Camp on the Greek Island of Lesbos

Building on their practical experience in the field, the speakers will share their impressions and knowledge of the current situation of refugees in Lesbos with the support of photographs taken during several visits to this detention camp. Full details
Forum Exploration LabsAdd this to your calendar
17 October 201613:00

What’s up on WhatsApp?

Ameya G. Canovi was born in Brazil, but she lives in Italy. She has been an English teacher for 30 years. She is a psychologist and a PhD student. Her research area is in Psychology of education, specifically emergent emotions in classroom interactions. Ameya is visiting the University of Exeter for one month to meet with colleagues to develop her research ideas further. In this talk she will present on her current research project. Full details
Baring Court 220Add this to your calendar
13 October 201617:30

Dr Kyriaki Patsianta: The Current Position of Migrant Children in Greece

According to the UNICEF, more than one in five migrants arriving in Europe in 2015 were children. An important number of these children are currently stranded in Greece. During this presentation, Dr Kyriaki Patsianta will share her experiences and views with you about the current situation of these children in Greece, building on her work in the field. Full details
Building:One Marchant Syndicate Room AAdd this to your calendar
13 October 201617:30

What I did with my Politics and International Relations degree

Our panellists will reflect on their own experiences and share any tips + advice on how you can also get into their career sector. The talk will also include a Q&A session.Please sign up to this event on My Career Zone. The discussion will last an hour, followed by drinks and networking. Full details
Amory C501Add this to your calendar
13 October 201617:00

Academic attitudes towards becoming educational leaders

In this seminar I shall draw on my on-going doctoral research into the attitudes of academics towards taking on educational leadership roles. This research has largely been based on a case study of the University of Exeter but I hope ultimately will be of wider value to academics and institutions. In the session I shall: Full details
Baring Court 114Add this to your calendar
12 October 201617:15

Visiting Speaker - Dr Natasha Ezrow, University of Essex

This lecture examines the role of the military during and after the transitions of the Arab Spring, by looking at the cases of Tunisia, Libya, Yemen, Egypt and Syria to offer an explanation for why these states have taken different pathways. Full details
IAIS Building/LT1Add this to your calendar
12 October 201617:00

Consumer Law Society

Come join us for a discussion of privacy issues and how best to regulate data protection. Full details
Amory A115Add this to your calendar
12 October 201614:00

Dr Joseph Lee: Synergies, Risks and Regulation of Stock Exchange Interconnections

Full details
Amory C417Add this to your calendar
12 October 201613:30

How to apply to Law Grad School

In this sessions we will be looking at the range of exciting LLMs available worldwide, many of which have seen successful Exeter graduates get on to. We will look at how to get organised and tackle applications as well as the decision making process about what to do and where. Please note: this is not about the LPC or BPTC but LLM programmes. Please sign up on My Career Zone. Full details
Forum Seminar Room 09Add this to your calendar
12 October 201613:00

‘Influence of an American initial teacher education program on pre-service and in-service teachers’

The primary purpose during this seminar will be to describe the research-based initial teacher education program at the University of Alabama. In addition, I will highlight some of the research I have conducted on this program with post-graduate students and colleagues. Full details
South Cloisters 2.13Add this to your calendar
11 October 201613:00

Dr Phil Durrant (University of Exeter) "Growth in Grammar: A multi-dimensional analysis of student writing between five and sixteen"

Our research team is establishing a corpus of writing from English, History and Science classes produced by children from ages 5 to 16 at schools across England. We will use this corpus to try to understand how children’s language changes as they get older, what linguistic features distinguish higher- from lower-quality writing and how children at different ages shape their language use according to the disciplines and genres they are writing in. In this talk, Dr Durrant will describe the background to the study, what we already know about this area, our methods, and prospects for future work. Full details
Baring Court 114Add this to your calendar
5 October 201618:00

Sir Jon Day: "What keeps me awake at night?”

Sir Jon Day - Formerly Chairman of the Joint Intelligence Committee at the Cabinet Office in March 2012. Prior to his appointment, Sir Jon was 2nd Permanent Secretary at the Ministry of Defence (MOD). Full details
XFI Henderson Lecture TheatreAdd this to your calendar
5 October 201617:15

Visiting Speaker - Professor Gilbert Achcar, SOAS, University of London

The Arab Spring of 2011 was but the beginning of a long-term revolutionary process, rendered much more complicated than other revolutionary processes by specific socio-political features - rentierism and patrimonialism - of the dominant Arab state system. Another complicating specific feature is the fact that counter-revolution in the Arab region is two-pronged: the revolutionary process confronts not only the established regimes, but also their fundamentalist contenders. Full details
IAIS Building/LT1Add this to your calendar
5 October 201613:30

How to become a barrister

We shall cover all the basic steps from joining an Inn of Court to applying for pupillage. Please sign up for this event on My Career Zone. Full details
Forum Seminar Room 09Add this to your calendar
4 October 201612:00

Professor Brett Day: The Value of the English Outdoors: A Cross-Nested Logit Model of Recreation Demand for Greenspaces in England

This paper reports on the development of a recreation demand model for outdoor greenspace in England Full details
Forum Seminar Room 01Add this to your calendar
3 October 201615:30

Robert Stock (Konstanz) “The Cochlear Implant and the Impositions of Hearing”

This talk will discuss media practices of hearing with cochlear implants by focusing on the filmic production of ‘auditory ecologies’. The cochlear implant system is thereby not understood as a mere tool or prosthesis subject to human agency, which can easily be used by its bearers. Rather, the implant system, its social, technical and political ‘impacts’ need to be conceptualized as ‘effects’ of specific situations and environments. By connecting ANT, Sound Studies and Media Studies, it will be argued that the cochlear implant and the actors it assembles can be considered as a particular auditory ecology (Gatehouse et al. 1999). The latter will be described by analysing the long-term documentary film Natalie or the sound after silence, 2013, dir. Simone Jung. By doing so, I will demonstrate how various forms of hearing and non-hearing are constituted cinematographically. We hence propose that films are specific operations that constitute visibilities, invisibilities or (in-)audibility. Such an understanding of film foregrounds the performative production of hearing as an ‘audiovisual event’. Consequently, the description of the reciprocal relationship between user and implant, between image and sound, here understood as an integral part of a complex media ecology, allows us to get an idea of the audiovisual event of enabling and disabling practices of technological hearing. Full details
Amory B316Add this to your calendar
3 October 20166:45

Alison Harcourt - Global activism: A case study rights technologies

The lecture shows a gradual move away from international treaties agreement to self-regulatory of copyright protection in standard developing organisations (SDOs). Full details
Streatham Court Old BAdd this to your calendar
29 September 201616:30

The Law on Data - exploring a career in this specialist area of law

Travers Smith provides data protection advice to clients in a diverse range of sectors, covering retail, financial services, online start- ups, pension funds and insurance. This regularly involves giving advice in relation to data protection audit and policy work, online privacy policies, data collection and exploitation, information security breaches and international data transfers. Recent work includes advising: Office in relation to a data security incident; Shazam on obtaining and using geo-tracking data; and A number of financial institutions and private equity houses on their international transfers of data. Our speakers will provide insights in to this complex area of work and you will have the opportunity to ask questions about law and data. Full details
Streatham Court Old BAdd this to your calendar
28 September 201613:30

How to become a solicitor

We shall cover all the basic steps from application to training contract, including when and how to apply. Please sign up on My Career Zone. Full details
Forum Seminar Room 09Add this to your calendar
28 September 201612:30

IAIS Postgraduate Welcome Lecture and Lunch

Special lunchtime lecture followed by welcome buffet lunch. Full details
IAIS Building/LT1Add this to your calendar
27 September 201617:30

Book Launch - Sustaining Conflict: Apathy and Domination in Israel-Palestine

"Sustaining Conflict" develops a groundbreaking theory of political apathy, using a combination of ethnographic material, narrative and political, cultural and feminist theory. It examines how the status quo is maintained in Israel-Palestine, at times even by the activities of Jewish Israelis who are working against the occupation of Palestinian territories. Full details
IAIS, The StreetAdd this to your calendar
26 September 201618:30

2016-17 Legal Assistance Programme (LAP) options are here! Interested in applying?

26 Sept 6.30pm Newman Blue LT. Full details
Newman Blue LTAdd this to your calendar
26 September 201615:30

Bayesianism and the perception-cognition divide

Perceptual experience and belief are frequently treated as distinct kinds of mental states. A belief might prompt a new perceptual experience, and new experience can confirm or trigger a belief. Despite causal influences of this sort, it was commonly held that perceptual experience is insulated from the information contained in beliefs. However, recent scientific evidence shows that this picture is mistaken: perception is routinely influenced by beliefs and expectations. This evidence of cognitive penetration thus erodes a strict perception-cognition divide. Two recent approaches to the mind, Bayesianism and Predictive Coding, do further damage to the divide. According to these approaches, influences from cognition on perception are not just pervasive, but integral to its functioning. In this talk I’ll argue that if these two approaches are correct, there is no use in saving divide. Perception and cognition do not exist. Understood as paradigm changes, Bayesianism and Predictive Coding imply eliminativism with respect to belief and experience. They constitute a real revolution in the philosophy of mind, and it is time for philosophers to embrace the change Full details
Amory B316Add this to your calendar
26 September 201615:30

Anya Farennikova (Bristol) “Bayesianism and the Perception Cognition

SPA Research seminar Full details
Amory B316Add this to your calendar
23 September - 16 December 2016

The Hidden Face of Iran

What is life really like in Iran? Full details
IAIS, The Street GalleryAdd this to your calendar
22 September 201618:00

The Hidden Face of Iran

What is life really like in Iran? Full details
IAIS, The Street GalleryAdd this to your calendar
21 September 201617:15

Visiting Speaker - Professor William Ochsenwald, Virginia Tech University, USA

Professor William Ochsenwald will discuss the historical transformation of education in the major cities of the Hijaz from their conquest by Saudi forces in 1925 to the end of World War II, with an emphasis on curriculum, funding, administrative structures, levels of education, foreign influences and the education of women. Full details
IAIS Building/LT1Add this to your calendar
12 September 201613:00

“There was probably a tear in my eye”: emotion regulation as an individual and interpersonal phenomenon

Emotion regulation (ER) refers to the control we are able to exert over our emotions and is often constructed as a skill that an individual has (or has not) to varying degrees. In medical practice, unregulated emotions impact on doctor and patient well-being. In teachers, such negative emotions (e.g. anger, frustration), increase students' negative emotional experiences. For both groups, unregulated, or inappropriately regulated, emotions can lead to lack of motivation and is associated with mood and anxiety disorders, depression and burnout. In this seminar Lynn will report on the findings from a study examining junior doctors’ emotional regulation as part of a larger GMC-funded programme of research investigating medical graduates’ preparedness for practice. Although participants narrated a range of strategies of how they personally managed work-related negative feelings, with different patterns of regulation being identified by the researchers, participants also narrated times when the wider team rallied around to help them manage their emotions during and following difficult events. Similarities and differences between how emotions are regulated within educational and clinical settings will be explored with the audience. Full details
Baring Court 114Add this to your calendar
6 September 201615:30

Longitudinal audio diaries in healthcare education research: What, why and how (Professor Lynn Monrouze)

Visiting academic, Professor Lynn Monrouxe (Chang Gung Memorial Hospital, Taiwan) will be leading the research tea; the theme is 'Longitudinal audio diaries in healthcare education research: What, why and how'. Full details
Baring 212Add this to your calendar
3 - 5 September 2016

World Association of Lesson Studies (WALS) International Conference

We are very pleased to be hosting the World Association of Lesson Studies (WALS), its 10th Annual International Conference, at the University of Exeter, UK from September 3-5, 2016. This is the first time that the WALS conference has taken place in the UK and the second time outside Asia. Full details
Add this to your calendar
1 September 201613:00

Design-Based Research and Collective Intelligence

Visiting Scholars, Drs Tony Hall and Michael Hogan, are visiting the Centre for Teaching and Thinking Dialogue and will be presenting a seminar on Design-Based Research and Collective Intelligence on 1 September 2016. All are welcome to attend. Full details
Baring Court 114Add this to your calendar
14 July 201616:30

ITE Networking Event - Centre for Research in Professional Learning - ExPLAIN Network

ExPLAIN - affiliated to CRPL - is a collaborative network open to anyone interested in exploring debates and dilemmas in the current research, policy and practice of professional learning. A forum for the exchange of ideas. All colleagues involved with or with an interest in Initial Teacher Education are warmly invited to attend this networking event. Full details
BC03Add this to your calendar
8 July 201610:00

Making CenCSE, Moving Forward

Fran Martin, Kerry Chappell (Centre Co-ordinators) and the CenCSE group would like to invite you to the launch of this new research centre. Professor Keri Facer, from the Graduate School of Education, University of Bristol, will be keynoting, followed by structured debate around the new Centre's key themes. Full details
Add this to your calendar
7 - 8 July 2016

Moral Enhancement: The Annual Royal Institute of Philosophy Conference 2016

The annual Royal Institute of Philosophy Conference is taking place this year at the University of Exeter, with the topic of moral enhancement. Full details
Reed HallAdd this to your calendar
5 July 201615:30

Grounded Practice: Putting the 'self' back into self-evaluation

The Centre for Research in Professional Learning are holding regular discussion sessions, known as Research Teas, throughout the 2015/16 academic year. All are welcome to attend. Full details
Baring CourtAdd this to your calendar
5 July 201612:00

Governing agriculture for rural community sustainability: a case study in the Australian dairy industry

Visiting Lecturer Dr Michael Santhanam-Martin from the University of Melbourne will deliver a seminar for the Land, Environment, Economics and Policy Institute in July. Full details
Add this to your calendar
4 - 5 July 2016

British Society of Aesthetics Connections Conference: Aesthetics and the 4E mind

Full details
Reed HallAdd this to your calendar
29 June 201612:00

Valuing Nature in Decision Making

World-leading researcher Professor Gretchen Daily presents 'Valuing Nature in Decision Making' as a guest of Exeter's new LEEP Institute. Full details
Building:One Bateman Lecture TheatreAdd this to your calendar
25 June 201611:00

University of Law – Open Day

Come and find out more about our Legal Practice Course (LPC) and the Graduate Diploma in Law (GDL). Graduate Diploma in Law (GDL) The conversion course for non-law graduates wanting to become a successful solicitor or barrister. Legal Practice Course (LPC) For students with a GDL or law degree, our LPC is the best preparation to practise as a solicitor, with the skills to succeed in business. Full details
Amory C417Add this to your calendar
25 June 201611:00

University of Law – Open Day

Come and find out more about our Legal Practice Course (LPC) and the Graduate Diploma in Law (GDL). Graduate Diploma in Law (GDL) The conversion course for non-law graduates wanting to become a successful solicitor or barrister. Legal Practice Course (LPC) For students with a GDL or law degree, our LPC is the best preparation to practise as a solicitor, with the skills to succeed in business. To book your place, please visit the University of Law website: http://cc.law.ac.uk/personal/events/book?et=1 Full details
Amory C417Add this to your calendar
25 June 201611:00

University of Law – Open Day

Come and find out more about our Legal Practice Course (LPC) and the Graduate Diploma in Law (GDL). Graduate Diploma in Law (GDL) The conversion course for non-law graduates wanting to become a successful solicitor or barrister. Legal Practice Course (LPC) For students with a GDL or law degree, our LPC is the best preparation to practise as a solicitor, with the skills to succeed in business. To book your place, please visit the University of Law website: http://cc.law.ac.uk/personal/events/book?et=1 Full details
Amory C417Add this to your calendar
23 - 24 June 2016

Budapest conference: European Constitutional Democracy in Peril - People, Principles, Institutions

Full details
Add this to your calendar
21 - 23 June 2016

The International Law of Military Operations: Mapping the Field

A conference convened by the International Society for Military Law and the Law of War and the University of Exeter Full details
XFiAdd this to your calendar
15 June 201618:00

Are we really European? A round table discussion on culture and identity

Full details
Exeter PhoenixAdd this to your calendar
11 June 201613:00

Soapbox Science 2016

Full details
Princesshay Square, Exeter City CentreAdd this to your calendar
9 June 201616:00

Issues impacting the motivation of Iranian university students to learn English

In this talk Shahrzad Ardavani will talk about the issues impacting the motivation of Iranian university students to learn English, and more generally, the teaching of English in Iran from the perspective of socio-economic and political development. Full details
Baring Court 112Add this to your calendar
9 - 10 June 201614:00

Translating Political Langauges: A Sino-European Workshop

The workshop is organised by the Centre of Political Thought in collaboration with Chinese scholars from various universities in Beijing Full details
KnightleyAdd this to your calendar
8 June 201618:00

Brexit: Would it leave Britain and Europe less secure?

Full details
Exeter PhoenixAdd this to your calendar
7 June 201615:30

Co-construction, co-design and collaboration: developing a professional learning community in schools

The Centre for Research in Professional Learning are holding regular discussion sessions, known as Research Teas, throughout the 2015/16 academic year. All our welcome to attend. Full details
Baring CourtAdd this to your calendar
6 June 201612:30

Workshop on quantative approaches to gender research

This interdisciplinary workshop introduces early career researchers to quantitative approaches to the study of gender and politics. There is a long tradition of examining issues such as women's representation, participation and policy outcomes using quantitative methods. Full details
Building:One Constantine LeventisTeaching RoomAdd this to your calendar
3 June 201614:30

Speaker Prof. Elisabeth Lambert Abdelgawad: The Economic Crisis and the Evolution of the System Based on the ECHR: Is There Any Correlation?

Full details
One Kolade Teaching Room Add this to your calendar
2 June 201612:00

Ecosystem Services and Human Health: From Big Data to Less Big Case Studies

Dr Brendan Fisher, an internationally renowned academic visiting from the University of Vermont, will deliver a seminar for the Land, Environment, Economics and Policy Institute Full details
Amory B315Add this to your calendar
31 May 201617:00

Seminar by Professor Angela Creese (University of Birmingham) 'Using linguistic ethnography to investigate the multilingual classroom'

Linguistic ethnography (LE) studies how people make use of linguistic and other semiotic signs to constitute social processes. In this seminar paper Professor Creese illustrates how LE provides careful, rigorous and systematic methods to document the resourcefulness of translanguaging as pedagogy in the multilingual classroom. Translanguaging is a means of describing the strategic use to which people put their multilingual resources in contexts of linguistic, social, and cultural diversity. Professor Creese looks at how people draw on their biographically organised repertoires in communication in language classrooms and bilingual homes. She explores the possibility of linguistic ethnography to reveal which social practices are meaningful to participants and specifically describe how encounters between teachers and students about multilingualism in the classroom are recontextualized and revisited in the home. Overall she argues that LE offers a powerful methodological and theoretical approach to understanding how people reconcile conflicting ideologies about multilingualism. Full details
Baring Court 114Add this to your calendar
31 May - 1 June 2016

Global Uncertainties Workshop: "Contentious Politics and New Dimensions of Diffusion"

Full details
Building:OneAdd this to your calendar
25 May 201619:00

The UK and the EU: Ask the Experts

Take the opportunity to ask a leading panel of specialists about possible implications of the EU Referendum. Full details
Forum Alumni Auditorium LTAdd this to your calendar
24 May 201618:00

The EU Referendum discussion

Full details
Forum Alumni Auditorium LTAdd this to your calendar
24 May - 25 June 201617:00

On Palestine

Opening: 5-7pm Tuesday 24 May with Ilan Pappe (University of Exeter) and Annie Pfingst. Full details
The Walkway Gallery, Exeter Phoenix, Gandy Street, Exeter EX4 3LSAdd this to your calendar
23 - 24 May 20169:00

IAIS and Politics Postgraduate Conference

The Institute of Arab and Islamic Studies and the Politics Department of the University of Exeter will be holding a conference on 23-24 May 2016 to address the current state of uncertainty in Europe, the Middle East and world, and to understand how we, as researchers, should conduct our work within these complex dynamics. Full details
IAIS Building/LT1Add this to your calendar
19 May 201614:30

Professor Lars-Erik Cederman (ETH Zurich) "Inequality, Grievances, and Civil War"

Global Uncertainties Conflict and Methods Seminar Series Full details
Building:One Syndicate Room BAdd this to your calendar
17 May 201613:00

Seminar by Professor Karen Mattick (University of Exeter) 'Educational interventions to improve junior doctor prescribing'

Prescribing medications is one of the most daunting responsibilities that a newly qualified doctor will take on. In this presentation, I will provide an overview of some of our research in this area, using prescribing as an example of a ‘high stakes’ decision that is made in the context of complex and fast-moving workplace environment. Research into prescribing is much needed. Prescribing errors are common, affecting 7% medication orders, 2% patient days and 50% hospital admissions. Most prescribing errors are associated with antibiotics, where there are additional layers of uncertainty, and long term as well as short term consequences of poor prescribing practice. It is clear that strategies that aim to improve knowledge and technical skills are insufficient. We need to educate doctors to work in an environment where their knowledge and skills may be negated by the numerous complex and overwhelming pressures at play can influence their prescribing behaviour, and where interventions that work in one context may not be successful in another. Full details
Baring Court 114Add this to your calendar
16 May 201615:00

“Troubling Genealogies: Conceptualizing Race, Belonging and Political Subjectivity in South Africa” Katharina Schramm (Martin Luther University of Halle-Wittenberg)

SPA Research seminar Full details
Amory B316Add this to your calendar
12 May 201617:00

Ana Almuedo-Castillo (Exeter): Resisting the sectarian: A paradigm for peacebuilding in Lebanon

The politisation of sectarianism and the institutionalisation of confessionalism as a form of organisation for the political, social and economic life have encouraged the perpetuation of sectarian conflict as a form of interaction in Lebanon. The entrenchment of sectarianism in Lebanese politics and society have drawn a picture of immobile sectarian boundaries and conflict. However, the study of sectarian conflict requires the acknowledgement that sectarianism may not be the only political and social paradigm operating in Lebanon, whilst it is necessary that we study spaces where this paradigm is contested. Resistance and contestation of the sectarian conflict is an ongoing process in any divided society. Lebanese citizens marrying abroad as a way of avoiding the current Lebanese law by which all citizens have to marry under one of the 18 officially recognised religions represent a community that have made the informed decision of not abiding with the sectarian system. These Lebanese may not have mobilised as a group to claim their right to civil marriage; they do form not a collectivity of actors or a social movement, but through their act they have found the path of least resistance to the imposition of sectarianism upon their lives. Everyday forms of resistance against sectarianism happen at the bottom of the society as a quiet, invisible and even unintended practice of contestation. The study of this practice may in the first place provide us with a critical approach to sectarianism, while in the second place it advances a new paradigm for the study of peacebuilding as a bottom-up and intrinsic local process. Full details
Amory A239ABAdd this to your calendar
12 May 201614:30

Dr Nils Metternich (UCL) "Ethnic Exclusion and the Logic of Political Survival"

Recent research provides increasing theoretical and empirical evidence that the exclusion of ethnic groups increases the risk of armed conflicts. This poses an important puzzle: Why do governments exclude ethnic groups in the first place? Full details
Building:One Syndicate Room CAdd this to your calendar
11 May 201615:30

SPA seminar: Chandré Gould (Institute for Security Studies) & Brian Rappert (University of Exeter) “The Dis-eases of Secrecy”

SPA seminar: Chandré Gould (Institute for Security Studies) & Brian Rappert (University of Exeter) “The Dis-eases of Secrecy” Full details
Amory A239CAdd this to your calendar
9 May 201616:30

The 'Dyslexia Debate' (Professor Joe Elliott, University of Durham)

Visiting speaker, Professor Joe Elliott, will be talking about the ‘Dyslexia debate’ based on his recent book 'The Dyslexia Debate' published by Cambridge University Press. Full details
Baring Court 112Add this to your calendar
5 May 201617:00

Jan Pieter Beetz (Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam): Practice makes Perfect, or at Least More Realistic. On a Contribution of Political Realism to International Political Theory

In an age of globalization, the rise of International Political Theory (IPT) can hardly come as a surprise. Economic, technological, political and social developments act as catalysts for a new set of normative questions. The core task of normative political philosophy is to prescribe desirable forms of politics. On the one hand, this concerns the question what should a political order achieve? The contemporary debate surrounds the concept of justice, often understood in socio-economic terms. On the other hand, political philosophers reflect on the question of political legitimacy. When do subjects have to accept rule over them as authority?[1] The real-world developments that animate IPT, such as climate change or the legitimacy of European integration, require political philosophers to answer these questions in a novel and dynamic environment. My claim is that the dominant methodological approaches to reflect upon these normative questions – ‘idealism’ and ‘empiricism’ – are ill suited for the task at hand. These methods remain largely insensitive to the novel context or rely on a static account thereof. An international political theory that aims to contribute toward solutions should methodologically accommodate the dynamic environment at every stage. In this article, I propose that political realism offers a particularly attractive practice-dependent method to theorize norms in this dynamic context. I will illustrate my claim through an application of this method to a salient political challenge in IPT: the EU’s democratic deficit. Full details
Amory A239ABAdd this to your calendar
3 May 201617:00

Seminar by Dr Kristine Black-Hawkins (University of Cambridge) 'Achievement and inclusion in Schools'

This research sets out to examine the nature of the relationship between achievement and inclusion in schools, and specifically how schools can support high levels of achievement for diverse groups of students. Four case studies of schools were undertaken, one each from Northern Ireland, Scotland, Wales and England, so as to learn from the changing policy contexts of the four countries of the UK. The presentation addresses concerns about how schools can respond to differences between learners in ways that support the learning and participation of everyone. The following key questions are considered: • What strategies do schools use to raise the achievement of all students whilst safeguarding the inclusion of others who are more vulnerable? • How can schools ensure high levels of inclusion as well as high levels of achievement for everyone? • How might research into these matters be carried out? Full details
Baring Court 114Add this to your calendar
3 May 201615:30

Centre for Research in Professional Learning - Research Tea

The Centre for Research in Professional Learning are holding regular discussion sessions, known as Research Teas, throughout the 2015/16 academic year. Full details
Baring CourtAdd this to your calendar
28 April 201617:00

2016 Lasok Lecture

21st Century European Civil Justice; Looking for the view from the Hedgehogs Full details
Streatham Court Old D Add this to your calendar
28 April 201616:45

Jelle Leunis (Vrije Universiteit Brussel): Managing the Use of Armed Force: From Democratic Control to Regulatory Governance

Private military and security companies (PMSCs) are now a familiar presence in complex security environments. Nevertheless, the past decade has illustrated that traditional mechanisms of managing the exercise of armed force, designed with the aim of controlling the uniformed military, were often ill-equipped to hold PMSCs to account. In reaction, diverse stakeholders joined hands to bring this governance framework up-to-date, resulting in several new regulatory initiatives including the Montreux Document and the International Code of Conduct for Private Security Service Providers. This paper maps the implications of these initiatives for the norm on the democratic control of armed force. It does so in three steps. First, on the basis of existing literature, it reviews the established ideal-type of democratic control of the military. Secondly, it develops a new ideal-type of regulatory governance of PMSCs, to help us make sense of the values that underlie the aforementioned regulatory initiatives. This ideal-type is tested in three case studies covering a broad spectrum of PMSC clients working in complex security environments, including a government agency, a private corporation and a non-governmental organisation. The paper concludes, thirdly, with comparing these two ideal-types. It reviews the opportunities for the stakeholders and the population to participate in the governance of armed force and maps the impact of the proliferation of PMSCs and of the instruments to govern them on the traditional norm of the democratic control of armed force. On the basis of this comparison, the paper argues that democratic involvement in the governance of PMSCs is no longer founded on a representational basis, as was the case with the military, but on a participatory basis. Since not all stakeholders have an equal opportunity to participate in these governance processes, this might endanger the democratic oversight of armed force. Full details
Amory A239ABAdd this to your calendar
27 April 201617:15

Visiting Speaker - Professor Jorunn Buckley, Bowdoin College, Maine, USA

Professor Buckley will speak about the Mandaeans, one of the world’s most endangered religious minorities. They are the last Gnostics still living in the Middle East from ancient times, but in the current situation, they are leaving their homeland for the diaspora. Professor Buckley is a leading scholar in the history and religion of the Mandaeans; she has also spent many years doing advocacy work for the Mandaeans. She is also an academic adviser to our research project “The Worlds of Mandaean Priests”, so we are particularly happy to welcome her to Exeter. Full details
IAIS Building/LT1Add this to your calendar
25 April 201619:00

Ask the Experts: The UK and the EU

Full details
Alumni AuditoriumAdd this to your calendar
14 April 2016

Sufis and Mullahs: Sufis and Their Opponents in the Persianate World

Full details
IAIS Building/LT1 and LT2Add this to your calendar
12 April 201616:00

FootAnstey Open Day - Sign up required

Come along to our open evening and meet us; partners, lawyers and trainees. We'll be holding talks and sharing as much information as possible about what it is like to train and become a lawyer at one of the fastest growing law firms in the UK. To sign up, please email your name and current course to jenna.wickham@footanstey.com Full details
BS1 6HZAdd this to your calendar
31 March 201614:00

Laszlo Horvath, Susan Banducci, Ekaterina Kolpinskaya (Politics), Samuel Vine (CLES): Stereotype threat effects on women's political engagement

Research on symbolic or non-policy effects of gender-balanced legislatures documented 'role model effects', positively impacting women's political engagement as citizens. Yet most of the evidence relies on observational data making it difficult to disentangle whether gender balanced contexts are also cultures where women are simply more politically engaged. Similarly, little has been proposed as to what psychological mechanisms connect women's minority position in politics to citizen disengagement, and the presence of role models to more political engagement. I am presenting pilot study results of two experiments. Broadly, they propose Stereotype Threat accounting for women's decreased psychological engagement with politics, as well as impaired performance on and confidence about political knowledge tests, under numerical imbalance. The opposite, role model effects, are tested under improved numerical balance setups, ranging from ‘token’ (minimal) presence, ‘critical mass’ presence (roughly a third), and complete parity. The basic, ‘picture treatment design’ is administered on an online sample. Study 2 is a laboratory experiment which further investigates if ST processes still apply if the negative emotion of approach (anger), rather than avoidance (fear), was induced. In an attentional bias paradigm, we expose all subjects to image pairs containing one stereotyping and one non-stereotyping political group. With data collected through an eye-tracking device we are able to establish if subjects approach or avoid stereotyping imagery. We further investigate whether the challenge state reverses ST effects, with greater psychological engagement with politics, and improved performance on the political knowledge test. Full details
Amory B315Add this to your calendar
24 March 201617:00

Ana Almuedo-Castillo (Exeter): TBC

TBC Full details
Amory A239ABAdd this to your calendar
23 March 201617:15

Visiting Speaker - Professor Geert Jan van Gelder, Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences

This lecture will focus on a number of minor poets from the first few centuries of Islam, who were said to be insane (muwaswis, literally "bewhispered"), even though their poetry was not always mad. Full details
IAIS Building/LT1Add this to your calendar
22 March 201617:00

Seminar by Professor Tara Fenwick (University of Stirling) 'Professional responsibility and professionalism: a sociomaterial examination'

Issues of professional responsibility and professionalism are invoked frequently by concerned policy makers and a nervous public alike. In education, critical circles have grappled with the familiar disturbing representations and prescriptions that continue to circulate in the name of improving quality and responsibility. Full details
South Cloisters 2.13Add this to your calendar
16 March 201617:15

Visiting Speaker - Professor Lisa Wedeen, University of Chicago, USA

Sponsored by the Centre for Gulf Studies Full details
IAIS Building/LT1Add this to your calendar
14 March 201615:00

“The Complex Relations Between Narrative and Suffering” Prof. Arthur Frank (University of Calgary)

SPA research seminar Full details
Amory B316Add this to your calendar
11 March 201612:30

Arlinda Rrustemi (University of Leiden): State-Building through Life Stories: Incorporating Local Perspectives

The presentation focuses on an ongoing research about statebuilding in Kosovo using life stories, comparing the international and local perspectives of international statebuilding. The first stage of the project included the identification of the international perceptions (NATO, EU, UNMIK & EULEX) in state building and the second stage included the identification of the local perspectives (political elites, ngo's, etc) in state building through life stories. The talk will revolve around the design and objectives of the research project and some preliminary findings. The processes promoted by the international community in Kosovo focus mainly on institutions, and it uncovers the main similarities and differences with the emerging local perspectives. The latter emphasizes more the societal processes rather than institutional ones. Recommendations follow on how to bridge the gap between the international and local perspectives since they seem to differ on some aspects and correspond on others. Full details
Amory B315Add this to your calendar
10 March 201618:00

Exeter Student Law Review Employability Skills Evening

This is an excellent insight opportunity for those intending to find out more about a firm's professional expectations from trainees and vacation scheme students. Full details
Building:One Bateman Lecture TheatreAdd this to your calendar
10 March 201612:30

Denise Laroze (University of Essex): Policy space and opportunity to enter: when a party collapses

The entry and success of new parties has become a regular event in modern democracies. From the emergence of green to protest parties, new movements have entered the electoral arena. This paper addresses one of the less studied aspects of new parties: the dynamic process of party exit and entry into politics. The paper argues that changes to the party system, produced by the collapse of a political party, can lead to the successful entrance of new parties in the next election. The premise is that one party’s loss is a future one’s gain. The empirical results provide strong evidence that the size of the collapsed party has a substantive impact on the level of new parties’ success. Full details
Building:One Syndicate Room CAdd this to your calendar
9 March 201617:15

Visiting Speaker - Professor Nicolai Sinai, University of Oxford

This lecture will examine the noticeably elevated status and wide range of functions that the Medinan Qur'an, in contrast to the earlier Meccan surahs, ascribes to the Qur'anic messenger. The perceptible discontinuity with the Meccan presentation of Muhammad's role raises the question whether the Medinan Qur'an might be recasting and latching on to pre-existing templates of communal leadership. Professor Sinai will proprose that the Christian episcopate yields a surprising number of close overlaps. At the same time, he will also highlight important differences. In the light of the evidence presented, the Medinan Qur'an emerges as engaged in a sophisticated appropriation of a wide range of late antique predecessor traditions. Full details
IAIS Building/LT1Add this to your calendar
9 March 201615:00

Webblocking in the UK and Beyond

Exeter Law Research Seminar Speaker Dr Mark Hyland, University of Bangor Full details
Peter Chalk Centre 1.2Add this to your calendar
9 March 201613:30

The University of Law Mock Assessment Centre

​A session dedicated to preparing Exeter University students for the demands of an assessment centre whilst further enhancing their readiness for the workplace. Queens Building LT7.2 Full details
Queens BuildingAdd this to your calendar
4 March 201612:30

The Race for the White House 2016

Mr King will talk about the nomination contests and the 2016 general election. Full details
Queens Building LT1Add this to your calendar
4 March 201610:30

Alumni Presentation: Working in the Communications sector

Andrew Honnor is the founder and Managing Partner of financial communications firm, Greenbrook. In this talk, Andrew will discuss his career path working in the communications sector and highlight both the opportunities and challenges within this industry. The event will include a Q&A session. Full details
Building:One Bateman Lecture TheatreAdd this to your calendar
4 March 201610:30

Alumni Presentation: Working in the Communications sector

Andrew Honnor (History and Politics, 1992) is the founder and Managing Partner of financial communications firm, Greenbrook. In this talk, Andrew will discuss his career path working in the communications sector and highlight both the opportunities and challenges within this industry. The event will include a Q&A session. Full details
Building:One Bateman Lecture TheatreAdd this to your calendar
3 March 201617:00

Johannes Jaeger (Universität Würzburg): Party Regulations and the legality of Online Voting for Candidates, Leaders and Policy

Online participatory instruments are gaining popularity among political parties. After the German Piratenpartei’s temporary electoral success of the between 2011-2013, the interest of party scholars, journalists and practitioners across Europe on the topic has exploded. Online participation is considered, inter alia, to win (back) younger generations for the democratic process and to stop the “decline of party membership". It’s a matter of common knowledge that political parties and the democratic systems themselves in almost the entire Western world are experiencing similar processes such as the dissolution of social classes or religious traditions as well as low interest of citizens in traditional democratic participation. However, the legal systems in which political parties operate differ widely. Despite the strong international interest in the participatory and deliberative adjustments of the German Piratenpartei, the legal obstacles towards the establishment of a liquid intra-party democracy in Germany have received little attention. Unlike political parties in other jurisdictions, the German political parties are highly regulated by the German Political Parties Act and e.g. the Federal Elections Act. These Acts also include various provisions for the internal decision-making process. This short presentation seeks to explain the possibilities and the limits of modern forms of internet-based participation such as online-voting in leadership elections and candidate selection within German parties. Full details
Amory A239ABAdd this to your calendar
3 March 201616:00

A History of Political Television Advertising in America

Mr King will discuss the history of television advertising in American Politics. Full details
Amory MootAdd this to your calendar
2 March 201617:15

Visiting Speaker - Professor David Thomas, University of Birmingham

Christians living under early Islamic rule often enjoyed considerable social freedom, but they were also constrained by a sense of increasing inequality. In addition to discriminatory legal measures, Muslim religious writings frequently ignored Christianity as a full faith tradition. Religious experts routinely stripped it down into a series of individual teachings which they proved were weak by contrast with the strength of their own Islamic doctrines. Christianity as a tradition of faith was gradually erased from the picture and Christians were silenced as partners in religious debate. Professor Thomas has been a specialist in Islam and Christian-Muslim relations for many years. After undergraduate work at Oxford, he worked in the northern Sudan, where his interest in Islam was kindled. He took this further in theological studies at Cambridge and in PhD research at Lancaster. Professor Thomas worked in parts of the UK for some years on relations between the churches and Muslim communities, and in 1993 he was appointed Lecturer at the Centre for the Study of Islam and Christian-Muslim Relations, Selly Oak. In 2004 he was promoted to Reader in the Department of Theology and Religion, and in 2007 was appointed Professor of Christianity and Islam. In 2011 he was made Nadir Dinshaw Professor of Interreligious Relations. Full details
IAIS Building/LT1Add this to your calendar
2 March 201615:00

TBC

Speaker Prof Amandine Garde, University of Liverpool Full details
Amory B219Add this to your calendar
2 March 201613:30

Applying for the BPTC with the University of Law

Speaker:- Charlotte Baker – BPTC Consultant, University of Law. Objective:- Information for students interested in applying for the bar – specifically gaining pupillage. Method:- The session utilises real pupillage application forms and interviews conducted between barristers and soon-to-be pupils to give students a realistic insight into the process (further details are contained in the information document attached). Full details
Amory Building - Law School Moot Court (1st Floor Amory)Add this to your calendar
25 February 201618:15

Women in Law Speaker Event

A speaker event with Exeter Women in Business Society, Bracton Law Society, Exeter European Law Society and Women & Law Exeter. Full details
Streatham Court Old BAdd this to your calendar
25 February 201617:00

Dr Anika Gauja (University of Sydney) - Researching Reform: A Qualitative Approach to Understanding Party Change

In this seminar, I discuss some of the theoretical and empirical challenges of studying how political organisations, such as parties, change over time. Reflecting back on a recently completed project on comparative party reform, I address three main questions: first, what is the nature of organisational change, and how can it be measured? Second, what do we mean when we speak of the political party in comparative research? Is it possible to reconcile structure with agency in these organisations? Finally, how can we study organisations that don’t want to be studied? To answer these questions I put forward a three-tiered theoretical framework for evaluating change that captures intra-organisational, competitive and systemic pressures for change, and argue the benefits of adapting heuristics and approaches from related disciplines in furthering our understandings of the internal workings of political parties. I outline a qualitative methodology for the study of parties that triangulates a diverse range of sources of evidence beyond formal rules changes, including interviews, ethnographic observations, and the systematic analysis of party documents and speeches as strategic rhetorical devices. Full details
Amory A239ABAdd this to your calendar
25 February 201615:00

Cybersecurity Regulation As A New Generation of Trade Barrier? Challenges for the WTO

Professor Zhixiong Huang of the University of Wuhan (China) will deliver a paper at the research seminar in Peter Chalk 2.3, next Thursday 25 Feb, 3pm. Full details
Peter Chalk Centre 2.3Add this to your calendar
24 February 201617:15

Visiting Speaker: Dr Andrea Mura, IAIS, University of Exeter

By assuming Islamism, as a complex, dynamic and highly differentiated discursive universe, the seminar explores the way in which territorial boundaries have variously been negotiated, disputed, and creatively reconfigured within the Islamist matrix. With intersections between political theology, Middle East politics and political thought, and a comparative approach between different eschatological traditions, the lecture draws a cartography of the ‘border’, exposing critical implications for notions of citizenship, antagonism, and religious space in the history of the twentieth-century Sunni Islamic political movement. Full details
IAIS Building/LT1Add this to your calendar
23 February 201617:30

How to get a career in (American) Politics and other reflections on Washington

Mr Petts will talk about his advice for getting a career in Politics - whether in America or elsewhere. Full details
Streatham Court Old C Add this to your calendar
23 February 201617:00

**CANCELLED** Seminar by Professor Victoria Carrington (University of East Anglia) 'How we live now: “I don’t think there’s such a thing as being offline'

Unfortunately this seminar has now been cancelled. We hope that we might be able to reschedule for the next season. Apologies for any inconvenience caused. Full details
Baring Court 114Add this to your calendar
23 February 201616:00

Enjoying ethnographic writing

Bob Jeffrey has spent over 20 years researching primary school using ethnographic methods and he will show the importance of writing to qualitative research in different literary forms. The intention of the session is to show how detailed written accounts of the contexts of research brings authenticity to the readers of research findings in the way accounts are re-presented in literary forms. He will emphasise the value of the use of literary forms in the research process both in the field and when examining data some distance from the fieldwork. He will suggest that by using the imagination and creative writing skills the researcher can enhance the legitimacy and validity of their ethnographic research. There will be an opportunity for group discussion. Full details
Baring Court 201 Add this to your calendar
22 February 201616:30

Political Polling and Campaign Strategy

Mr Petts will talk about how political polling is conducted and used in American elections. Full details
Streatham Court Old D Add this to your calendar
22 February 201616:00

Creative Learning in the Primary School

Descriptions and analysis of creative learning is an essential check on the effectiveness of creative teaching. The documentation of creative teaching has more validity if the outcomes of it can be seen to be taken up as creative learning by pupils and students. This session will focus on ethnographic research carried out over some years on the nature of creative learning in the primary school and will show how, given a creative teaching context, young people develop creative skills and understandings. We will examine how they act in relevant creative situations, bring ownership and control to their learning practices and how innovation is developed. Some aspects of the research process will be exemplified to indicate how teachers and prospective teachers might research, identify and encourage creative learning. There will be an opportunity for group discussions. Full details
Baring Court 101Add this to your calendar
18 February 201617:00

Stijn van Voorst (Tilburg University, the Netherlands):To evaluate or not to evaluate: the initiation of ex-post legislative evaluations by the European Commission

Abstract: Theoretically there are many possible reasons for the European Commission to evaluate its legislation, including the desire to improve policy-making and the need to scrutinize implementation by national authorities. While the Commission nowadays has the norm that both spending and non-spending activities should be evaluated, its own data and existing research show that only a minority of major EU legislation is in fact evaluated. My paper tries to explain this variance in the initiation of ex-post legislative evaluations by applying a rational and political model of evaluation. It tests these models with the help of two datasets, one containing all major EU laws from 2000-2004 and one containing all ex-post legislative evaluations from the Commission from 2000-2014. Full details
Amory A239ABAdd this to your calendar
17 February 201617:30

Alternative Careers for Law Students

Come along to this event to hear from a panel of speakers who have followed a less typical career path with their law degree and gain an insight into different areas you too could go into after graduation. Join us for drinks and networking from 6:30pm for the chance to speak with our panellists. Full details
Streatham Court Old D Add this to your calendar
17 February 201617:15

Visiting Speaker: Dr Vasileios Syros, Academy of Finland

This presentation is a preliminary attempt to look at the evolution of early Islamic and Renaissance Italian advice literature in a comparative perspective, by focusing on some of the major works produced in the 8th century Abbasid Empire and 16th century Italy. I will undertake a comparative analysis of Ibn al-Muqaffa’s (d. ca. 140/757) Adab al-Kabīr and Baldassare Castiglione’s (1478-1529) Il Libro del cortegiano (The Book of the Courtier) and canvass a shared set of themes that inform early Islamic and Renaissance Italian political discourse on the complex relationship between the ruler and his courtiers, the qualities of the ideal adviser and the dynamics of the decision-making process and consultatation. The presentation will also identify new modes of exploring the development of Abbasid and Italian court cultures within a comparative framework and revisiting their relevance in the context of current debates on effective leadership and delegation of authority. Full details
IAIS Building/LT1Add this to your calendar
17 February 2016

Prof. Gideon CALDER, (Professor, University of South Wales): What is the point of Social Mobility?

The paper will circulate beforehand. Full details
Amory C417Add this to your calendar
16 February 201612:30

PwC Graduate Opportunities in the Middle East careers workshop

PwC in the Middle East are keen to employ Exeter graduates. This workshop will be a skype meeting with Charlotte Edwards, Graduate Recruitment Assistant Manager for PwC in Dubai. She will run through everything you need to know about the Grad programmes in the Middle East. PwC have a number of graduate position in the Middle East: http://pwcmegraduatecareers.ae/pwc/vacancysearch.a... If you would like to learn more about what the graduate scheme is like, and what it's like to live and work in Dubai come along to this small, interactive session. Charlotte will present slides and talk through all aspects of graduate work in the Middle East. This is a skype meeting as Charlotte is based in Dubai. Full details
IAIS Building/Seminar 2Add this to your calendar
15 February 201617:30

Speaker Exeter Alumnus Marcus Harling - 'How we built the Forum'

Exeter Law School have an exciting opportunity for Law students to hear from the Head of Construction and Engineering at Burges Salmon, Marcus Harling (Exeter Alumus, 1982), who was involved with the construction of Exeter University’s ‘Forum’ building. Full details
Add this to your calendar
15 February 201615:00

Christoph Rehmann-Sutter (University of Lübeck) “Livingness: A Husserlian Approach”

SPA Research seminar Full details
Amory B316Add this to your calendar
15 February 201614:30

The UK/EU Relationship - a view from the Commission in London

Join the Exeter European Law Society for a talk hosted by Jacqueline Minor, the European Commission's Head of Representation in the United Kingdom since 2013. Full details
Newman Red LT (F)Add this to your calendar
10 February 201617:15

Visiting Speaker: Dr Mateo Farzaneh, Northeastern Illinois University, Chicago, USA

Sponsored by the Centre for the Study of Islam Full details
IAIS Building/LT1Add this to your calendar
10 February 201615:15

Visiting Speaker: Dr Ghassan Khatib, Vice President for Development, Birzeit University, Palestine

Sponsored by the European Centre for Palestine Studies Full details
IAIS Building/LT1Add this to your calendar
10 February 201614:45

Careers in the Humanitarian Sector

Careers in the Humantarian Sector is an event which brings together a panel of speakers with diverse backgrounds. Our panellists will talk about their own experiences of how their careers developed, be it through a linguistic, research or legal training route. As well as three panellists in the room, if the technology allows us, we will skype in to a fourth panellist - Mike Sanderson - currently deployed with the UNHCR in Lesbos where he is overseeing the processing of Syrian refugees. Our panellists: Liz Harris: HR Marketing Officer International Committee of the Red Cross Liz joined the ICRC as an Urdu interpreter in 2002, after graduating from SOAS with a BA in Hindi and South Asian History. She spent three years working in Indian Administered Kashmir, after which she studied Pashto and worked in Afghanistan. She is now based in London and specialises in recruiting linguists for the ICRC. Dr Kelsey Shanks: Research Fellow - ESRC Iraq Disputed Territories, University of Exeter In 2013 I held the position of Research Fellow at the University of York’s Postwar Reconstruction and Development Unit (PRDU), and I am currently a Research Associate at Ulster University’s UNESCO Centre. To compliment my academic interests I have also worked as an Education Advisor to the United Nations, leading research projects for UNAMI Political Affairs and serving as Peace-building Education advisor to UNICEF Iraq. I have completed both the IOM and Control Risks Security Awareness Training (SAIT) for working in fragile and conflict-affected areas and have fieldwork experience in Iraq, the Kurdistan Region of Iraq, Jordan, Lebanon, Tunisia, and South Central Somalia. Abigail Grace: Project Development Worker, Refugee Support Devon Abigail is an FCH graduate (International Relations and Anthropology) from 2014. She is currently working to support refugees and asylum seekers in the role of Project Development Worker for Refugee Support Devon. Mike Sanderson: Lecturer in Law Prior to joining the School of Law, Mike served as a legal officer with the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) in duty stations across Africa and in the former Yugoslavia. Most recently, Mike served as a legal adviser to UNHCR in Sudan and Somalia during the introduction of new citizenship regimes in these states. His scholarly work has appeared in the American Journal of International Law, the Northwestern Journal of International Human Rights, the European Human Rights Law Review, and the Wisconsin International Law Journal. Mike is currently on secondment with the UNHCR in Lesbos, Greece and will Skype in to the discussion. Full details
IAIS Building/LT2Add this to your calendar
10 February 201614:30

External Speaker: Prof. Jonathan JOSEPH (Professor, University of Sheffield)

Governing Through Failure and Denial: The New Resilience Agenda Full details
Amory C417Add this to your calendar
10 February 201613:30

ICRC Linguist Careers presentation

The International Committee of the Red Cross regularly recruits Arabic and Farsi speakers for its field operations as interpreters and delegates. Their job is to put the organisation's mandate into action; carrying out humanitarian visits to detainees, monitoring the conduct of hostilities, re-uniting families separated by conflict and organising emergency relief aid are all part of a day's work. Liz Harris will give a presentation outlining the work of the ICRC and what we are looking for in recruits, followed by a question and answer session. Liz joined the ICRC as an Urdu interpreter in 2002, after graduating from SOAS with a BA in Hindi and South Asian History. She spent three years working in Indian Administered Kashmir, after which she studied Pashto and worked in Afghanistan. She is now based in London and specialises in recruiting linguists for the ICRC. Full details
Queens Building LT1Add this to your calendar
9 February 201618:15

Professor Michael Hauskeller - Asking the Right Questions; On Being a Philosopher and Ethicist

Hardly a month goes by without the announcement of yet another significant technological innovation. So much has changed during the past three decades, it is almost impossible to predict with any degree of certainty what we will be able to accomplish and what our world will look like a decade or two ahead. Anything seems possible. This makes it more pressing than ever to figure out what we actually want and what kind of life we should strive for. This talk looks into some of the challenges we face today and tries to identify the role philosophy and especially philosophical ethics must play in a world so rapidly changing as ours. Full details
Streatham Court Old C Add this to your calendar
9 February 201618:00

Ulrich Preuss @ Exeter to talk about Citizens in Europe: An interdisciplinary perspective.

This workshop will examine issues of citizenship, democracy and constitutionalism in Europe from legal, political and sociological perspectives. Professor Ulrich Preuss (Hertie) will discuss with us the themes explored in the new collection of his and Professor Claus Offe’s writings on: Citizens of Europe. Essays on Democracy, Constitutionalism and European Integration (ECPR Press, 2016) Full details
Reed HallAdd this to your calendar
9 February 201613:00

Seminar by David Aldridge (Oxford Brookes University) 'Instructional triangles, belonging, and the knowledge-led curriculum'

In this paper I would like to consider the relationship between the well-known ‘instructional’ or ‘pedagogical’ triangle of teacher, student and subject matter and the hermeneutic situation. Full details
Baring Court 114Add this to your calendar
3 February 201617:15

Visiting Speaker: Professor Eugene Rogan, University of Oxford

As the Great War is remembered in the rest of the world, the part the Ottomans played in that conflict must be taken into account. For it was the Ottoman front, with its Asian battlefields and global soldiers, that turned Europe's Great War into the First World War. And the consequences of that war still resonate in the modern Middle East today. Full details
IAIS Building/LT1Add this to your calendar
3 February 201615:00

Christina Walton: Politics and Charity Law

Law School Research Seminar. Speaker Miss Christina Walton Full details
Peter Chalk Centre 2.2Add this to your calendar
3 February 201612:30

Careers in the EU - Employer Presentation

Paul Kaye, London Office of the European Commission will be giving a talk on EU careers. He will provide information on where an EU career can lead, why it will be a fulfilling career choice, what involves and who they are looking to employ. He will also provide a very clear outline of the application process and the selection procedure, leading you straight into your career at the EU! Full details
Exchange Seminar BlueAdd this to your calendar
3 February 201612:30

Careers in the EU - Employer Presentation

Paul Kaye, London Office of the European Commission will be giving a talk on EU careers. He will provide information on where an EU career can lead, why it will be a fulfilling career choice, what involves and who they are looking to employ. He will also provide a very clear outline of the application process and the selection procedure, leading you straight into your career at the EU! Full details
Amory C501Add this to your calendar
2 February 201615:30

Centre for Research in Professional Learning - Research Tea

The Centre for Research in Professional Learning are holding regular discussion sessions, known as Research Teas, throughout the 2015/16 academic year. Full details
Baring Court 126Add this to your calendar
1 February 201615:30

“Phenomenology of the We: Reciprocal Empathy, Self-alienation, and Plural Self-awareness” Prof. Dan Zahavi (University of Copenhagen)

SPA Departmental Seminar Full details
Amory B316Add this to your calendar
29 January 201612:00

Lord Neuberger's visit to Exeter University

Lord Neuberger has requested an informal visit to the Law School primarily so that he may meet our students, he will be giving a short talk and will be hosting a Q & A session with students. Full details
Alumni AuditoriumAdd this to your calendar
28 January 201617:00

Felix-Christopher von Nostitz (University of Exeter): An Analytical Framework to study Primaries and their impact on Party Membership

The German Greens as Cases Study Full details
Amory A239ABAdd this to your calendar
27 January 201617:15

Visiting Speaker: Dr Joost Hiltermann, International Crisis Group

IS and Us: How to Confront the Challenge of the Islamic State. Full details
IAIS Building/LT1Add this to your calendar
27 January 201614:30

Dr. Alexandra Lewis: Fundamental, not Universal: The Contested Nature of Education in Civil Wars.

The talk will expose and theorise the crucial role of education in intrastate conflict (in causing or becoming a target of violence), drawing on examples from Yemen to Ukraine, from Somalia to Bosnia-Herzegovina. Full details
Amory C417Add this to your calendar
26 January 201619:30

Film Screening and Exhibition Opening

A documentary film by Yiannis Kanakis Full details
Exeter Phoenix - Studio 74, Bradnich Place, Gandy Street, Exeter EX4 3LSAdd this to your calendar
26 January 201617:30

Last of the Dictionary Men: Stories from the South Shields Yemeni Sailors

You are warmly invited to the opening reception of the Exhibition with an introductory talk by Iranian film director, Tina Gharavi. Bridge + Tunnel Productions has developed a unique project, engaging two international artists (Tina Gharavi and Youssef Nabil) to work collaboratively with 14 Yemeni sailors, the last survivors of the first-generation who settled in South Shields. A series of thirteen hand-coloured portraits by the internationally renowned photographer, Youssef Nabil, captures the first generation of Yemeni sailors with the pride they embody as individuals and as a community. Full details
The Street Gallery, IAISAdd this to your calendar
26 January 201617:00

Seminar by Professor Michael Young (Institute of Education) 'Researching the Curriculum: from 'Knowledge of the powerful' to 'powerful knowledge’

This talk will will trace how Professor Young was led to change his approach to the curriculum from his first book Knowledge and Control to the work he has done since his book 'Bringing Knowledge Back' In was published in 2007. Full details
Baring Court 114Add this to your calendar
21 January 201617:00

Claire Packman: The Engaged Researcher

Have you heard of the ‘impact agenda’? Have you thought about who the audience for your research might be? Have you ever considered ‘public engagement’? Whatever your answers to these questions, please come and share your thoughts with us as we discuss ‘The Engaged Researcher’, and what those words might mean for postgraduate scholars. With Claire Packman, Research Manager (Impact & Engagement) for the College of Social Sciences & International Studies, we’ll consider the merits and the difficulties of involving audiences beyond the academic community with your research. Full details
Amory A239ABAdd this to your calendar
21 January 201613:00

THINK research centre seminar: Play and Learning in Finnish Education Policy and Practice

Play is a serious matter to young children across cultures. This is evidenced by the passionate, intensive, and energetic engagement many children invest in this activity. Play experiences are widely recognised to create the foundations for children’s healthy and holistic development. In Finland, children’s opportunities for play are highly regarded in the education of children under seven years old, and lately the interest towards play and playful learning have extended to the education of older children, even adults. In my talk, I will be reflecting on current international research on play and learning and how this scientific evidence is taken up in Finnish education, in its policy and practice. I will draw attention to the possibilities and thresholds, and show how play and learning is also about playing with learning. I will end my talk by considering the changing landscapes of play in the digital era and their consequences for children’s learning, educational practice and teacher professional competencies. Full details
Baring Court 114Add this to your calendar
20 January 201614:30

External Speaker: Dr. Petros SEKERIS (Principal Lecturer, University of Portsmouth)

Separatist Movements’ Logic of Violence Full details
Amory C417Add this to your calendar
18 January 201617:15

Visiting Speaker: Dr Roham Alvandi, London School of Economics and Political Science

Sponsored by the Centre for Persian and Iranian Studies Full details
IAIS Building/LT1Add this to your calendar
14 January 201617:00

Thibaud Deruelle (Exeter):The Engineer and the Bricoleur: alternative policy solutions in the Multiple Streams Framework

This paper investigates the viability of alternative policy solutions before the decision-making process. Building on the literature about the Multiple Streams Framework, new conceptual elements are used to explain the lock-in of policy solutions. While policy solutions are generally perceived to be mere ideas, specific organizational elements of the policy network show that concrete initiatives can play the same role. In order to make sense of these engineered solutions, the decision-makers have to act as bricoleurs. They recombine initiatives and ideas to develop a fully fleshed policy. This paper is designed as a plausibility probe to determine whether the engineers and the bricoleur can be reasonably considered a relevant conceptual addendum in the field of organizational theory in public policy. It aims to reconstruct the process that led to the creation of a European policy for Disease Prevention and Control. More specifically the process tracing developed should lead to a clearer understanding of the formation of policy solutions, by identifying the work done by policy entrepreneurs and by labelling them either advocates or engineers. Then the role of the Bricoleur will be assessed in the light of the policy that was eventually adopted. Full details
Amory A239ABAdd this to your calendar
13 January 201617:15

Visiting Speaker: Ramita Navai

Sponsored by the Centre for Persian and Iranian Studies Full details
IAIS Building/LT1Add this to your calendar
11 January 201613:00

Language and Education Network Seminar - Dr Simone Smala (University of Queensland, Australia)

As a predominantly English-speaking country, Australia struggles with similar issues to the UK concerning second languages education. Student numbers are down in the classic ‘school languages,’ while societal multilingualism is tolerated without being fully embraced. As in many other countries, there seem to be two sets of opinion about bilingualism. On the one hand it is seen as a positive asset for the careers of native English speakers, but on the other, it is seen as holding back the development of immigrant children. The resulting disregard of the huge source of already existing skills was pointed out by Australian linguist Michael Clyne (2005), who saw a great untapped potential in Australia’s migrant bilingual skills. Full details
Baring Court 114Add this to your calendar
10 December 201517:30

Workshop and Lecture: Professor Leon van den Broeke (Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam)

In this lecture Professor van den Broeke will examine how European states have used “church taxes” and similar instruments to fund religious groups, and how these groups have organized their finances internally, using these and other funds. Full details
Institute of Arabic and Islamic StudiesAdd this to your calendar
10 December 201517:00

Claudia Zucca (Exeter): Does the Predisposition toward the Acquisition of Information Influence Citizens’ Political Learning? Evidence from Internet-based Exposure (Poster Presentation)

Full details
AmoryAdd this to your calendar
9 December 201517:15

Visiting speaker: Prof. Jon HOOVER (University of Nottingham)

Did Ibn Taymiyya confess to being an Ash’ari? Full details
Institute of Arabic and Islamic StudiesAdd this to your calendar
8 December 201513:00

CANCELLED:Seminar by Dr Tamara Bibby (Institute of Education) ‘The Creative Self? School? Classroom?’

Tamara Bibby's current work – and this seminar – engages with the work of D W Winnicott and others to develop different ways of thinking about key issues at the heart of pedagogy and the desires and defences of professionals located in educational institutions; specifically omnipotence (the desire to know what is best, to know how to ‘reach’ all learners), creativity (the desire to respond to our own ideas and sense of self), compliance (the normalised expectations of behaviours and outcomes) and the use of an object (how we interact with the sometimes challenging engagements with students and curriculum). Full details
Baring Court 114Add this to your calendar
2 December 201517:15

Visiting speaker: Dr. Emmanuel BLANCHARD (University of Versailles, France)

Repression of Terrorism and Internment Camps in France during the Algerian War of Independence (1954-1962) Full details
Institute of Arabic and Islamic StudiesAdd this to your calendar
2 December 201515:00

Done without doing - reconciling corporate responsibility theory and practice

Exeter Law School Research Seminar: Done without doing- reconciling corporate responsibility theory and practice, Speaker Dr Luke Price Full details
Peter Chalk Centre 2.4Add this to your calendar
2 December 201514:30

External Speaker: Prof. Jason SHARMAN (Professor, Griffith University & LSE)

Deceptive Studies or Deceptive Answers? Competing Global Field and Survey Experiments on Anonymous Incorporation Full details
Amory C417Add this to your calendar
1 December 201517:00

CANCELLED: Seminar by Professor Ian Abrahams (University of Lincoln) 'Conceptions about international misconceptions'

Unfortunately this seminar has had to be cancelled. However, we hope to reschedule it for 2016. Full details
Baring Court 114Add this to your calendar
27 November 201514:00

Visiting Speaker: Professor Ramin Jahanbegloo, Centre for Ethics, University of Toronto

Gandhi and the Idea of Democracy Full details
Institute of Arabic and Islamic StudiesAdd this to your calendar
26 November 201517:00

Alex Neads: Accountability, cohesion and reforming the military institution in Sierra Leone

Following Sierra Leone’s brutal Rebel War, the British government embarked upon a comprehensive programme of Security Sector Reform in Sierra Leone. Central to this was the British-led International Military Advisory and Training Team (IMATT), which sought to transform Sierra Leone’s rag-tag, predatory and coup-prone collection of militias into a cohesive, capable, and accountable armed force. This process sought to address a fundamental tension between civilian control and military potency which lies at the heart of democratic civil-military relations. Scholarly approaches to democratic civil-military relations have accounted for this tension variously; through reference to military demographics, professionalization and training, or direct political control of the armed forces. Instead, this paper argues that by focusing on the Republic of Sierra Leone Armed Forces (RSLAF) as a bureaucratic institution, IMATT attempted to underpin both democratic accountability and sustainable military cohesion as mutually supporting facets of the military institution. Yet while the end result may have been a relatively accountable and cohesive armed force, this process fell short of professionalization in the western sense; indeed the process of institutional consolidation in the RSLAF proved to be inherently political. Full details
Amory 232Add this to your calendar
26 November 201517:00

Careers with regional law firms: find out more with Stephens Scown

Are you interested in becoming a solicitor? Do you want to find out what it is like training with and working for one of the largest firms in the South West? Join trainees and the graduate recruitment team at the Exeter office of Stephens Scown. Full details
Curzon House, Southernhay West, Exeter EX1 1RSAdd this to your calendar
25 November 201517:15

Visiting speaker: Dr. Gabriele vom BRUCK (SOAS)

(Re)making History with a Vengeance: Struggles for Ascendancy in Northern Yemen in the Wake of Political Transition (2012-14) Full details
Institute of Arabic and Islamic StudiesAdd this to your calendar
25 November 201515:00

Information regulation and quantum paradox: Speaker Dr James Griffin, Exeter Law School

The School of Law of the University of Exeter organises research seminar series. The seminars are open to staff, researchers, postgraduate students and the university’s stakeholders. The aims of the seminar series are to stimulate intellectual discussion, provoke thoughts, engage in the debate of current issues, and disseminate research findings. Exeter Law School research seminar series is convened by Dr Joseph Lee, Senior Lecturer in Law. If you are interested in attending any of the seminars, please contact Dr Joseph Lee at j.lee@exeter.ac.uk Full details
Amory B308Add this to your calendar
24 November 201517:15

Careers That Make Society Work Panel

5.15-6.15pm – Arrival drinks and nibbles and networking 6.15 – 7.30pm - Panel discussion 7.30 – 8pm - Further networking time following panel discussion Discussion with panelists from charity, NGO and Public sectors. They will talk about the nature of their roles as well as offer insight into what life in their field is really like; including the opportunities, rewards, but also the challenges. Along with handy hints and tips as well as possible roles that are available within their companies. Between them they work across the spectrum of society to help individuals and communities to work better. Before the panel there will be an opportunity to speak with panelists and career’s consultants during the networking reception. As well as the discussion will be preceded by drinks and nibbles, and an opportunity to talk to the panelists individually after the event. Full details
Daphne Du Maurier BuildingAdd this to your calendar
20 November 2015 - 29 January 20169:00

Last of the Dictionary Men: Stories from the South Shields Yemeni Sailors

The North East of England boasts a proud maritime and industrial heritage that has all but disappeared from today’s landscape along the River Tyne. Within this heritage lies a remarkable Middle Eastern connection – South Shields is the Land of the Arabs! Over the course of 100 years, thousands of seamen from Yemen settled in the small town of South Shields and made it their home. Successful integration of the Yemeni community, it is argued, is one of the key multiculturalism stories that the region has to offer to the nation. In 2005, the Iranian film director, Tina Gharavi, embarked on a journey to discover the legacy of Mohammed Ali’s visit to South Shields in 1977 (one day after the Queen’s Jubilee tour to the region). While filming she met with the Yemeni elders at the Al-Azhar mosque who shared glimpses of their amazing lives, previously unknown and untold. A series of thirteen hand-coloured portraits by the internationally renowned photographer, Youssef Nabil, captures the first generation of Yemeni sailors with the pride they embody as individuals and as a community. Full details
The Street, Institute of Arab and Islamic StudiesAdd this to your calendar
19 November 201518:00

Opening Exhibition Reception: Last of the Dictionary Men - Stories from the South Shields Yemeni Sailors

The North East of England boasts a proud maritime and industrial heritage that has all but disappeared from today’s landscape along the River Tyne. Within this heritage lies a remarkable Middle Eastern connection – South Shields is the Land of the Arabs! Over the course of a 100 years, thousands of seamen from Yemen settled in the small town of South Shields and made it their home. Successful integration of the Yemeni community, it is argued, is one of the key multiculturalism stories that the region has to offer to the nation. In 2005, the Iranian film director, Tina Gharavi, embarked on a journey to discover the legacy of Mohammed Ali’s visit to South Shields in 1977 (one day after the Queen’s Jubilee tour to the region). While filming she met with the Yemeni elders at the Al-Azhar mosque who shared glimpses of their amazing lives, previously unknown and untold. A series of thirteen hand-coloured portraits by the internationally renowned photographer, Youssef Nabil, captures the first generation of Yemeni sailors with the pride they embody as individuals and as a community. Full details
The Street, Institute of Arab and Islamic StudiesAdd this to your calendar
19 November 201517:00

Dr Claire Dunlop and Professor Iain Hampsher-Monk: 'Meet the Editors'

This session will start with a short introduction of the two journaled by its respective editor, followed by a Q&A session on publishing in journals. This is an opportunity for you to ask any questions you have on academic publishing (process, when and how) Full details
Amory 232Add this to your calendar
19 November 201512:00

Language and Education Network seminar with Dr Salah Troudi (University of Exeter)

Critical research in language education, TESOL and applied linguistics in general has been appropriately associated with the wider philosophical framework of critical theory. The works of the ‘Frankfurt School’ with scholars such as Habermas, Horkenheimer, Adorno and Marcuse were influential in the twentieth century in setting up the main agenda of critical theory and its research which was to help establish an equitable society. This is done through a research approach that is emancipatory, seeking action and change in order to alleviate pain in society and redress forms of alienation, discrimination, injustice, exploitation and marginalisation. This research agenda is based on a general view of society and social realities as shaped by the hegemony of powerful economic and political structures, social and educational institutions and discursive practices. Full details
Baring Court 114Add this to your calendar
18 November 201517:15

Visiting speaker: Professor Sami ZUBAIDA (Birkbeck College, London)

Middle Eastern food cultures are products of geography, ecology and the mixing and syntheses of historical empires, the most recent being the Ottoman. The discourses of the emerging nation-states and their imagination have included assertion of national and ethnic cuisine: Turkish (or ‘Ottoman’), Iranian, Lebanese, Iraqi, or Arab, Armenian and Kurdish, with implications of historical roots going back centuries. I argue that food cultures are related more to geography than ethnicity or nation, and that what we eat now is the product of historical transformations more than continuities, such as the import of New World products, notably the tomato, and more recent globalised exchanges and innovations. And what is ‘Mediterranean cuisine’? Full details
Institute of Arabic and Islamic Studies, LT1 and LT2Add this to your calendar
18 November 201514:30

Dr. Lorien JASNY:A Network Approach to Social Learning: An Application to Decision-Making in Collaborative Management

Collaborative management initiatives are increasingly being used in environmental policy with the aims of producing more favourable and more sustainable solutions. How this type of policy deliberation is successful in influencing participants, and whether this influence affects the solutions proposed, however, is unknown. This paper examines networks of mental models to understand deliberation and ‘social learning’ in a small group charged with collaboratively managing natural resources. Full details
Amory C417Add this to your calendar
18 November 201512:30

How to become a Barrister

Alex was called to the Bar in 2007 and specialises in the law of international organisations (e.g., the UN, the World Bank and the IMF). He studied at Exeter University (2002-2005) on the double-diplôme (LLB European (French)) and spent a year in Rennes (2005-2006) for his Master 1. Alex will talk through the first steps to becoming a barrister and discuss his own career specialism in Public International law. Full details
Laver Building LT3Add this to your calendar
17 November 201517:00

Visiting Speaker: Dr Muhammad Najib Azca (Universitas Gadjah Mada, Yogyakarta, Indonesia)

While the image of jihad activism has been portrayed in Western media commonly associated with terrorism, my research revealed another side of the picture: it also has unique link to the new dynamic of local politics in the post-authoritarian Indonesia. Focusing on non-local actors of Islamist movements who taking part in religious communal violence in 1999-2002 in eastern Indonesia, called as holy war or jihad, the research found that those who joined in jihad mobilization comes from various networks of Islamist activism: Jihadi, Wahabi, and Political activists. The presentation will centre on jihad actors from political activism network in their post-jihad involvement in eastern Indonesia. Full details
IAIS Building/LT2Add this to your calendar
17 November 201513:00

Seminar by Dr Julia Ipgrave (University of Warwick) 'Young People's Attitudes to Religious Diversity: perspectives from across the UK'

'Young People's Attitudes to Religious Diversity: perspectives from across the UK' Full details
Baring Court 114Add this to your calendar
12 November 201518:15

Special Film Screening of Queens of Syria

An award-winning documentary film, directed by Yasmin Fedda, Queens of Syria tells the story of fifty women from Syria, forced into exile in Jordan, who came together in Autumn 2013 to create and perform their own version of the Trojan Women, the timeless Ancient Greek tragedy about the plight of women in war. Winner of the Black Pearl Award for Best Documentary Director from the Arab World at Abu Dhabi Film Festival, 2014 Special Mention from the UNHCR at the 3rd edition of the Human Rights Film Festival in Tunis 2014 (Human Screen Festival 2014) Full details
Newman Blue LTAdd this to your calendar
12 November 201517:30

Women in the law, discussion and networking

Hear from a wide range of women who have made it to the top of their profession and gain an insight into the challenges they faced along the way but also the value of choosing such a career path. Networking drinks will follow this event from 7pm. Full details
Queens Building LT1Add this to your calendar
12 November 201517:00

Farhad Kerimov (Exeter): Pluralism, Discourse, and Democratic Politics

My dissertation is based on a distinction between plurality as an empirical fact and pluralism as a normatively defined idea of engagement and encounter across differences. I defend the thesis that one of the ways democratic politics can affirm pluralism is to incorporate the normative functions of openness, reflexivity, and agonism as expressed in the works by Iris Young, John Dryzek, and Chantal Mouffe. Full details
Amory 232Add this to your calendar
12 November 201516:30

Reflections on Vatican II: Religions in a World of Religious Diversity

Panel discussion to include reflections from Catholic and non-Catholic perspectives. Full details
Newman Red LT (F)Add this to your calendar
11 November 201514:00

Alumni presentation: Working in the Middle East

Chris is a graduate from the University of Exeter (BA Politics, 1975). He has worked for the Foreign and Commonwealth Office in London, Jerusalem and Turkey. He currently holds the position of Director of the Saudi British Joint Business Council (SBJBC). In his talk he will give a brief overview of the range of government and business roles he has had in Tunisia, Egypt, Palestine, Turkey, Kuwait and Saudi Arabia. He will take questions and discuss opportunities for working in the Middle East, as well as internships with the SBJBC. Joining Chris is Becky Kilsby, Postgraduate Careers Consultant in the Business School. Becky has 20 years experience of working in the Middle East in the Education sector. Becky will contribute to the discussion with her own perspectives on building a career in Dubai. Full details
Laver Building LT3Add this to your calendar
9 November 201513:30

BT Legal Commercial Awareness workshop and in-house careers presentation

Our talk is aimed at students who want to understand more about commercial awareness and who are curious about embarking on a legal career in-house. This unique presentation offers an ideal opportunity for students to find out what it’s like to train as an in-house trainee solicitor. You’ll hear from some of our current trainees who will discuss: •their experiences as an in-house trainee and their honest opinions on why they chose to pursue a career in-house •the latest recruitment hot topic: “commercial awareness”, including what it is and how you can start to demonstrate you have it. The talk includes a few case studies to bring the topic to life •the BT Legal Training Contract, including how to apply and some handy tips to make your application stand out The presenters will be welcoming any questions you may have following the presentation. Full details
Washington Singer 219Add this to your calendar
5 November 201517:00

Hilary Aked (Bath): “Pro-Israel lobby in the UK and its repression of the BDS movement”

Full details
Amory B142Add this to your calendar
4 November 201517:15

Visiting speaker: Professor Blain AUER (Lausanne University, Switzerland)

This talk concerns the construction and production of Persian historiography in India during the medieval period. It considers debates about the knowledge of history in the broader intellectual milieu developing across the Middle East and South Asia in the 13th and 14th centuries. Finally, it attempts to confront broader challenges in the writing of Islamic history in relation to myth and religion. Full details
Institute of Arabic and Islamic StudiesAdd this to your calendar
4 November 201517:00

Language and Education Network workshop with Yi-Mei Chen (University of Exeter)

As you may be aware that communicative approaches (CLT and TBLT) have been the focus in the area of EFL (English as a foreign language) for more than four decades, however, the approaches are still not fully understood by many EFL teachers. Full details
Baring Court 112Add this to your calendar
4 November 201515:00

Banking in post-World War Two Britain: Speaker Mr Mark Billings, Exeter Business School

The School of Law of the University of Exeter organises research seminar series. The seminars are open to staff, researchers, postgraduate students and the university’s stakeholders. The aims of the seminar series are to stimulate intellectual discussion, provoke thoughts, engage in the debate of current issues, and disseminate research findings. Exeter Law School research seminar series is convened by Dr Joseph Lee, Senior Lecturer in Law. If you are interested in attending any of the seminars, please contact Dr Joseph Lee at j.lee@exeter.ac.uk Full details
Peter Chalk Centre 1.1 Add this to your calendar
4 November 201514:30

External Speaker: Dr. Adrian BLAU (Senior Lecturer, Kings College London)

How (Not) To Draw Contemporary Insights From The History of Political Thought Full details
Amory C417Add this to your calendar
4 November 201512:30

Careers with the Government Legal Services

Lawyers in the Government Legal Service (GLS) have one client: the British Government. It’s a terrific responsibility. As a legal trainee in the GLS, it’s a responsibility you could share. Full details
Amory C501Add this to your calendar
4 November 201512:30

Careers with the Government Legal Services

Lawyers in the Government Legal Service (GLS) have one client: the British Government. It’s a terrific responsibility. As a legal trainee in the GLS, it’s a responsibility you could share. Full details
PL Seminar 8Add this to your calendar
3 November 201517:00

Seminar by Dr Nigel Harwood (University of Sheffield) 'Experiencing master’s dissertation supervision: two supervisors’ perspectives'

. Full details
Baring Court 114Add this to your calendar
2 November 201516:00

An International Law Career - Andrew Stott, Olswang, Singapore: with interactive law & data session

An International Law Career with interactive workshop. Andrew Stott (Law Alumnus) will give students an insight into tackling 21st century legal problems involving data, or as he calls it “Chasing the Unicorn – creating the next billion dollar start-up: a case study of the legal and commercial issues involved in launching a disruptor app” Andrew will also discuss how he developed an international law career working in the US and Asia. Andrew Stott, University of Exeter LLB., 2000, Dip. Legal Practice,2002. Andrew has been with Olswang since 2002 and advises companies, financial institutions and individuals on international public and private M&A, investment deals and strategic joint ventures. Andrew has particular experience in working on multi-jurisdiction transactions across Europe, North America and Asia and spent part of his career based in New York. Full details
IAIS Building/LT2Add this to your calendar
31 October - 1 November 20159:30

Early Career Middle Eastern Studies Research Network (MESnet) Workshop

A 2-day workshop consisting of talks and roundtables on Getting Published, Careers in Middle Eastern Studies, Digital Networking & Social Media, and Impact & Relevance (Day 1 - Career Development) and an academic conference where participants can present their research (Day 2 - Academic Conference). Full details
Institute of Arabic and Islamic StudiesAdd this to your calendar
29 October 201517:00

Zhangmei Tang (Mei @Exeter): Hannah Arendt's Critique of Modernity in Light of Roman Political Thought

Without denying that Arendt’s identity and her indebtedness to Greek antiquity and Heidegger’s critique of modern technology have gained her original perspective on modernity, I will add the relatively marginal Roman factor into the scholarship, and try to prove that Rome is the constructive moment of her political endeavour and her departure from Heidegger.I will trace how Arendt turns to the historical-political situation of the Roman Republic because it faced similar crises to that of modernity in which the thread of ‘tradition, authority and religion’ was broken. Full details
AmoryAdd this to your calendar
29 October 201512:30

Jean Monnet Seminar: Dr Lorenzo Allio, International Consultant (AllioRodrigo Ltd. Switzerland)

Lorenzo will talk to us about his own experience with the tools of 'better regulation' in the EU and discuss where the EU is going with the recent Communication on better regulation (the Timmermans communication) and the negotiation of the inter-institutional agreement on better regulation. Full details
Harrison Building 107 Add this to your calendar
28 October 201514:30

Dr. Katharine Boyd: Modelling Terrorist Attacks

Many terrorist groups conduct transnational attacks, some in countries very different from their country of origin. In this context, the presentation will explain what factors influence the rate of terrorist group violence. Using Multiple Membership Random Effects Modeling (MMREM), unique country level predictors are identified that influence the rate of terrorist group violence when transnational contexts are included in the analysis. Full details
Amory C417Add this to your calendar
28 October 201513:00

Ask a Law Trainee Anything

Hear from a panel of trainee solicitors working in a range of teams from Education to Property Litigation and gain an insight from those recently new in the industry. This is the chance to reflect on your first few weeks at University and ask any career related questions you want answering! Full details
Amory C417Add this to your calendar
27 October 201513:00

Careers working in German Schools

Susanne Ramírez-Zimmermann, the HR Manager of Phorms Education SE, will give a talk to PGCE students about finding teaching jobs in Germany. Phorms Education SE are looking to recruit graduates from Early Years, Primary and Secondary PGCE programmes for their seven schools in Germany. They offer bilingual education in English and German at their internationally minded private schools with nursery, reception, primary and secondary divisions. Phorms Education SE offers: - an international team with 50 % native English speakers, - an innovative didactic concept - a relocation allowance for international new staff - and a lot more to be presented during Susanne’s talk Please note that you do not need any prior knowledge of the German language as you would be teaching exclusively in English. For more information please visit their website: http://www.phorms.de/en_pms/ Full details
Baring Court 202Add this to your calendar
27 October 201510:30

Screening and discussion of Blueberry Soup (73mins) Directed by Eileen Jerrett.

Come and join us for a screening and discussion of this timely film. Full details
Newman Collaborative Lecture Theatre (C/D)Add this to your calendar
22 October 201517:00

Sefinatu Dogo "Understanding the Evolving changes in the Nigerian Military from a Feminist Sociological Institutional Perspective".

The Nigerian Military changed from its gender position on combat to adopt a policy of inclusion of women in combat training in 2011, 53 years after its creation; with the implication of their deployment in combat roles. This has prompted a series of changes within the institution which are impacting on its gender culture. Full details
AmoryAdd this to your calendar
21 October 201517:00

Language and Education Network seminar with Steven Kurowski (University of Exeter)

Professionalism and Professionalisation of TESOL and TESOL Teachers Through Autonomy or Accountability Full details
Baring Court 112Add this to your calendar
21 October 201515:00

Buddhist Ethics: Why behave?

Academic Research Seminar, Speaker Dr Nathan Tamblyn, Exeter Law School Full details
Peter Chalk Centre 1.1 Add this to your calendar
21 October 201514:30

Ian Bateman, Amy Binner, Brett Day and Carlo FezziI: Bringing the Natural Environment into Analysis and Policy Making

The UK Government recently announced that it will be “building on the work done by the Natural Capital Committee” to formulate a 25 year plan for the natural environment “which benefits people and the economy”. Our new colleagues, some of whom are Natural Capital Committee members/contributors, will showcase various of the methods they developed and applications they conducted for the Committee. Full details
Amory C417Add this to your calendar
21 October 201513:30

Careers that make society work - panel discussion

Our panellists will talk about their roles in social work and the social work post-graduation qualifications available and give you an insight in to what it is really like to work in their field, the opportunities and rewards, but also the challenges. Between them they work across the spectrum of society to help individuals and communities to work better. The discussion will be followed by drinks and nibbles, and an opportunity to talk to the panelists individually. Full details
Streatham Court Old D Add this to your calendar
20 October 201517:30

Social work for languages students - with Frontline

Frontline's mission is to transform the lives of vulnerable children by recruiting and developing outstanding individuals to be leaders in social work and broader society. Frontline is especially interested in meeting languages students / foreign language speakers, particuarly Arabic. Full details
Institute of Arabic and Islamic StudiesAdd this to your calendar
20 October 201513:00

Seminar by Dr Shelia Trahar (University of Bristol) ‘The Path is made by Walking On It’: Ethical Complexities in Supervising International Doctoral Researchers Using Narrative Approaches?

‘The Path is made by Walking On It’: Ethical Complexities in Supervising International Doctoral Researchers Using Narrative Approaches? Full details
Baring Court 114Add this to your calendar
14 October 201517:15

Professor Dirk Moses, European University Institute, Florence, Italy

The right of violent resistance to occupation and the protection of international law generally are often asserted by proponents of occupied peoples. If only international law were respected, so the argument goes, indigenous peoples would be able to repel colonists' transformative occupation. In this paper, I challenge this common view by showing how the law of occupation has always favoured the occupier as does international law more generally. If peoples want to resist transformative occupations, they have to face the forces arrayed against them without misplaced trust in the law. Full details
IAIS Building/LT1Add this to your calendar
14 October 201514:30

Seminar: Understanding and Challenging the Construction of Ebola as an International Crisis

Full details
Amory C417Add this to your calendar
12 October 201515:30

Michela Massimi (University of Edinburgh) "Four Kinds of Perspectival Truth"

In this paper, I assess recent claims in philosophy of science about scientific perspectivism being compatible with realism. I clarify the rationale for scientific perspectivism and the problems and challenges that perspectivism faces in delivering a form of realism. In particular, I concentrate my attention on truth, and on ways in which truth can be understood and, has indeed been understood in perspectival terms. I offer a cost-benefit analysis of each of them and defend a version that in my view is most promising in living up to realist expectations. Full details
Amory B316Add this to your calendar
9 October 201517:00

Martin Moorby "The Limits of Political Emancipation".

The presentation clarifies the themes of emancipation from alienation and the comparison of politics and religion in Marx’s ‘On the Jewish Question’. The author argues that ‘species being’ plays two roles in this text: as both an explanatory framework and as teleological conception of human emancipation. Marx thought the human essence the ensemble of social relations (namely, mental conceptions, the body of state institutions, and civil society), and this framed his response to the ‘Jewish question’ as well as yielding an analysis sensitive to the internal relation between these constitutive ‘moments’ of social life. Moorby argues that, rather than a causal account of the relation between civil society, the state, and social consciousness, Marx’s philosophy treats the relation between these elements as mutual and internal. Full details
Amory 232Add this to your calendar
2 - 4 October 2015

Conference on Settler Colonialism in Palestine & Workshop on the Naqab Bedouin

The study of settler colonialism as an historical, geographical and political formation is attracting the attention of more and more scholars around the globe. Our effort will be oriented towards the examination of the settler colonial paradigm’s validity in the context of Palestine. The organisers encourage interdisciplinary and comparative approaches to the study of settler colonialism in Palestine, so as to build bridges between settler colonial studies and other disciplines, as well as to challenge Israel’s alleged exceptionality. Full details
Institute of Arabic and Islamic StudiesAdd this to your calendar
1 October 201513:30

Travers Smith: Ask me anything about M&A and working for a commercial law firm

Ask me anything about M&A and working for a commercial law firm! Interested in these areas of law but want to find out more? Here's your opportunity to grill two individuals from Travers Smith about what the work is like and involves. Full details
Amory B106Add this to your calendar
30 September 201514:00

Jean Monnet Chair seminar: Sonja Puntscher Riekmann

Money, debt and democracy. How the Eurozone crisis management transforms the political economy and representative democracy of member. Full details
XFI Board RoomAdd this to your calendar
10 - 12 August 2015

Anthrozoology Student Conference

'Anthrozoology looks at the many dimensions of how humans and other animals interact, yet we wish to stimulate our thoughts towards the future of human-animal relations. This three day student conference will be an exciting place to discuss new ways of being and seeing animals, both within academia but also in daily practice, and what can done to facilitate better lines of communication between the two. With increasing discussions about animal sentience and salience, how can we, as researchers, respond and engage with this? We hope to inspire dialogue in how to move forward with our research, how to encourage active participation in our fields and to improve interspecies relations. Full details
Reed HallAdd this to your calendar
18 June 201513:00

The Dynamics of Non-Convergent Learning with a Conflicting Other: Internally Persuasive Discourse as a Framework for Articulating Successful Collaborative Learning

Successful collaborative learning is often conceptualized in terms of convergence, a process through which participants’ shared understanding increases. We argue and demonstrate that this conceptualization does not capture certain successful collaborative learning processes. We propose an additional conceptualization, based on Bakhtin’s (1981) dialogical theory, especially on the notion of Internally Persuasive Discourse (IPD). IPD highlights the quality of collaboration as manifested in the dialogic agency developed by discussants, regardless of whether or not their knowledge converged. Full details
EMS Building G18 Add this to your calendar
18 June 201510:00

Participatory/Collaborative Research

Participatory/Collaborative Research Full details
Baring Court 201 Add this to your calendar
16 June 201517:15

Visiting Speaker: Dr Ziba Mir-Hosseini, SOAS

Dr Ziba Mir-Hosseini (www.zibamirhosseini.com) will critically assess an assumption that underpins much of thinking around gender relations in modern Islam: that God gave men authority over women in the Quran, Sura 4, verse 34. To do this, she will use her research, and that of others, under the auspices of the Musawah project. Full details
Reading RoomAdd this to your calendar
16 June 201517:00

Seminar by Dr Julia Davies (University of Sheffield) '(Im)Material girls living in (im)material worlds: identity curation through time and space'

This paper describes the role of Facebook in the lives of a group of fashion conscious trainee hairdressers living in a city in the north of England. The research looks at vernacular digital literacy practices in the lives of these Facebook friends. Following Leander and McKim (2003). Julia used a connected approach, tracing narratives as they flowed across the spaces of my friends’ lives. These women were not interested in academic reading or writing but invested time reading and writing using their smartphones. Their literacy practices were integral to their social and working lives; Facebook mediated and constituted social acts, evolving as a material reality, something to be curated (Potter, 2012) as well as a means through which they composed (Latta Kirby, 2013) their lives. The friends crafted textual identity performances which reflected and impacted how they saw themselves, their world and their place within it. The boundedness of different spaces were porous as images of bedrooms, nightclubs and bars, the salon and the college were displayed in online albums. Julia argues that this dynamic gave rise to complex interactions and relationships bringing about new ways of performing and understanding the self. Full details
Baring Court 114Add this to your calendar
13 - 14 June 2015

The Seventh British Wittgenstein Society Annual Conference: Wittgenstein and the Social Sciences

Speakers: Jeff Coulter (Boston) John Dupré (Exeter) Raimond Gaita (Melbourne / King's College London) John Gunnell (UC, Davis) William Kitchen (Belfast) Sabina Lovibond (Oxford) Albert Ogien (CNRS Paris) John Searle (UC Berkeley) Wes Sharrock (Manchester) James Thompson (Halle-Wittenberg). Full details
Southgate Hotel Exeter (Mecure)Add this to your calendar
8 - 9 June 20159:00

Researching the Middle East: Fieldwork, Archives, Issues, and Ethics

Submission deadline: 16th April 2015 Email to iaispgrconference@exeter.ac.uk Full details
Institute of Arabic and Islamic StudiesAdd this to your calendar
4 June 201517:30

Book Launch by Jenny Balfour Paul

Jenny Balfour Paul will give a talk about Thomas Machell. This intriguing odyssey, set on the edges of time, encompasses biography, memoir, detective story, travelogue and history. Full details
IAIS Building/LT2Add this to your calendar
4 - 5 June 2015

Heraldry and Piracy: The Courts of Chivalry and Admirality in Later Medieval England and France

Complementing the current Leverhulme funded project ‘Law and Arms: the Medieval English Court of Chivalry’, this symposium aims to bring together scholars and those from beyond the academic community interested in broadening this under-researched field. Full details
Royal Albert Memorial Museum and Art Gallery in ExeterAdd this to your calendar
3 June 201517:15

Visiting Lecture: Dr Shuruq Naguib, Lancaster University

Dr Shuruq Naguib will give a lecture on the Egyptian Qur’anic commentator, Bint al-Shati’, famous for her contribution to rhetorical analysis of the Qur’an, gender issues, and understanding the Qur’an in the light of contemporary structures of knowledge. Full details
IAIS Building/LT1Add this to your calendar
3 June 201515:00

Dr Mattia Gallotti, University of London "Shared Intentionality and Social Understanding"

Abstract: Human life flourishes in a world of common habits and perspectives. In an influential paper, Jane Heal (2013) argued that considerations about the relevance of acts of shared intentionality, or ‘co-cognition’, suggest that the notion of mental content recommended by (social) anti-individualism enjoys pride of place in accounts of psychological knowledge. This claim draws upon a body of literature in social ontology and social cognition, which has improved understanding of the mechanisms and processes whereby people achieve knowledge of things by sharing mental resources. According to Heal, in discussions of the nature and mechanism of folk-psychological attributions, in particular, talk of shared mental states slips into natural descriptions of the externality of thought. I shall challenge this view by providing a different interpretation of the scope and philosophical significance of acts of shared intentionality for psychological knowledge. There are two meanings to claims about shared intentionality: although both are consistent with the anti-individualistic notion of content, neither recommends anti-individualism as the privileged view of the content of thoughts about others’ thoughts. Full details
Amory B316Add this to your calendar
22 May 201512:00

Sequence Analysis Workshop

The workshop will offer an introduction to sequence analysis in social sciences. This type of analysis is applied to longitudinal data to model patterns of transitions between states. The usual applications in social sciences are in life course studies for the analysis of labour market trajectories, family dynamics, and other historical sequences. The workshop will use the TraMineR package for R. The workshop will followed by refreshments. Full details
Forum Exploration Lab 1Add this to your calendar
20 May 201517:15

Roundtable with Dr Alireza Bhojani (Al-Mahdi Institute, Birmingham), Dr Haifaa Jawad (Dept of Theology and Religious Study, University of Birmingham) and Dr Karim Lahham (Tabah Foundation/Barrister Inner London Temple)

The Roundtable will explore, from different perspectives, examining the major intellectual challenges for Muslims in the contemporary period. This event will be chaired by Dr Mustafa Baig. Full details
IAIS Building/LT1Add this to your calendar
19 May 201513:00

Seminar by Professor Jim Ryder (University of Leeds) 'Being professional: Accountability and authority in teachers’ responses to curriculum reform'

***Please note venue change*** The school curriculum is a focus of repeated reform in many countries. However, the enactment of such reforms within schools rarely reflects the intended outcomes of curriculum designers. This seminar considers what we know about the experiences and reflections of teachers in the enactment of externally driven school science curriculum reform. ‘Externally driven’ signals a focus on studies of teachers who did not make a proactive choice to adopt a particular curriculum reform initiative. This is a very common experience for teachers in many school systems, and one likely to highlight issues of professionalism and authority that are central to the work of teachers. The seminar draws from a recent review of 34 relevant studies. These include studies of teachers’ experiences of national curriculum reform, and also studies focusing on more regional or local curriculum reform activities. The studies examine individual teacher’s beliefs, practices and reflections associated with curriculum reform, the response of teacher communities to reform (e.g. within school departments), and teachers’ (and other stakeholders’) experiences across school systems. A wide range of factors influencing teachers’ responses are identified. These are characterised in terms of personal, internal and external contexts of teachers’ work. The review also highlights issues of authority, professionalism and the process of meaning-making in response to external curriculum reform. The seminar will consider important areas for future research and give recommendations for the design of curriculum policies that recognise and support the professionalism of teachers. Full details
North Cloisters 12Add this to your calendar
18 May 20159:00

Ecologies of Violence and Genealogies of Terror

A one day symposium sponsored by the Centre for Gulf Studies, at the Institute of Arab and Islamic Studies. For information contact: n.al-qasimi@exeter.ac.uk or w.Gallois@exeter.ac.uk Full details
Institute of Arabic and Islamic StudiesAdd this to your calendar
14 May 201516:00

(Guest Speaker) Claudio Radaelli, Editor of the European Journal of Political Research: Publication strategies for PhDs.

We have the pleasure to welcome Claudio Radaelli, co-editor of the European Journal of Political Research, to present “Publishing in political science journals: why, how, when". He will tackle both the process and stages to succeed from writing up a dissertation to publishing. Full details
Peter Chalk Centre 2.5Add this to your calendar
14 May 201514:00

The Engaged Researcher

The Engaged Researcher Full details
Baring Court 129 Add this to your calendar
12 May 201516:00

**WORKSHOP POSTPONED** Understanding and designing communicative activities - a workshop with Yi-Mei Chen

As you may be aware that communicative approaches (CLT and TBLT) have been the focus in the area of EFL (English as a foreign language) for more than four decades, however, the approaches are still not fully understood by many EFL teachers. Before I started studying at postgraduate school in the University of Exeter, I taught English for over 15 years in Taiwan. I enjoy using methods with communicative approaches since I received the CLT training in year 2000, provided by a teacher trainer from Macquarie University. My doctoral study investigated the implementation of communicative approaches in a Taiwanese secondary school. I offered workshops to provide a group of teachers with the input knowledge of communicative approaches and provided feedback after observing their lessons. Full details
Baring Court 112Add this to your calendar
7 May 201516:00

Claudia Zucca: The Role of Trust in Technological Devices for Electoral Decision-Making.

The presentation aims at understanding the relevance of trust in technological devices for political decision-making. Full details
AmoryAdd this to your calendar
6 May 201517:15

Visiting Speaker: Dr Meir Hatina Professor of Islamic and Middle Eastern Studies The Hebrew University of Jerusalem

The expansion of secular education, the rise of a literate public, and the development of mass media in the Arab and Muslim milieu from the nineteenth century onward evoked a strong measure of pluralization in religious knowledge, and a resultant fragmentation in religious authority and its sources. The religious scholarly community was transformed from an elitist body of ‘ulama’ and Sufi shaykhs to a dissolute group and an arena for various cultural agents who struggled for representation and political power, as well as for the right to shape the values of society. The lecture explores major developments in the concept of religious authority in modern Islamic thought, analyzing its sources and spokesmen, while also providing comparative insights regarding Sunna and Shi‘a, as well as Islam and Judaism. Full details
Institute of Arabic and Islamic StudiesAdd this to your calendar
6 May 201515:00

Prof. Rob Hagendijk, Amsterdam. "The politics of rare diseases and orphan drugs"

Abstract: In 2012 a major controversy started in The Netherlands after a proposal was leaked to the media to stop reimbursing patients with Pompe or Fabry disease under the public health system. The high prices for drugs (between 150,000 and 800,000 Euro annually) and their low cost-efficiency inspired the proposal, then a draft to be discussed in the College for Public Health Insurance. The prime time TV coverage of the news caused public outrage and negative responses from all corners of society, including patients, professionals, columnists, members of the general public and politicians. The controversy calmed down a bit six weeks later, yet it took until late 2013 for a temporary solution for the next two years only to be arranged by the Minister for Public Health. The solution comprises price reductions, post-marketing research to improve cost-efficiency and increased European and international collaboration. In my presentation I will look at the controversy from a co-productionist perspective (Jasanoff, 2004, Hilgartner et al. 2015) and analyse how the biosciences and informatics become increasingly interwoven with major political and economic struggles. This controversy and associated ones elsewhere constitute public spaces in which broader legal, ethical, economic, political and technoscientific configurations are negotiated and defined. Looking at regulatory struggles about rare diseases and orphan drugs amounts to looking at the frontier of the new public health shaping up in an increasingly global order and political-economy. Full details
Building:OneAdd this to your calendar
5 May 201513:00

Reading, writing, talking and doing science - a seminar with Professor Paul Webb (Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University)

This talk focuses on work that has been done over the past decade to promote scientific literacy in its fundamental and derived senses in primary schools in South Africa. The strategy that was used is described and associated research findings are highlighted. While aspects of the strategy, such as reading and writing to learn science, framing a researchable question, and using argumentation writing frames will be referred to, the effects of exploratory talk, particularly in second-language teaching and learning environments, will be dealt with in greater detail. Full details
Baring Court 112Add this to your calendar
1 May 201511:00

Guest Speaker: Professor Julian Reiss (Durham)

Full details
IAIS Building/LT1Add this to your calendar
1 May 20158:30

SSIS Politics and International Relations Postgraduate Research Conference 2015

We are pleased to announce that the SSIS Politics & IR Postgraduate Research Conference will be held this year on Friday 1st May 2015. Full details
Institute of Arabic and Islamic StudiesAdd this to your calendar
30 April 201517:00

Self-concept in second or foreign language reading in a higher education context

In the field of education, the self-concept has been associated with study success and with motivation, and has also recently become of significant interest in second or foreign language (L2) learning. In this talk, I will report on a mixed-methods, longitudinal study of the L2 reading self-concepts of international students taking a nine-month business pre-masters pathway programme. I will present a framework for the description of L2 reading self-concept development which shows how academic self-perceptions can be linked to personal histories, motivational processes and the situational context. Using this framework, I will describe the ways in which students’ reading self-concepts changed, were distinguished qualitatively by differing competence perceptions, and were associated with study success. I hope that the findings will provide insights into how students in international education situations experience learning to read and reading to learn simultaneously. A better understanding of these processes should enable educators to support students more effectively. Dr Carolyn Walker is Academic Director at INTO, University of Exeter. Carolyn completed the EdD in TESOL at the Graduate School of Education in 2013. Full details
Baring Court 112Add this to your calendar
30 April 201516:00

Raluca-Florica Popp: Tapping political representation in different electoral setting using VAA generated data.

The aim of the paper is to inspect the relationship between institutional design settings and political representation at one hand, and the consequences of representation on European voters’ political behaviour on the other. Full details
Amory 232Add this to your calendar
29 April 201518:15

Inaugural Lecture: "The Fog of Peace: Defence and Uncertainty"

SSI would be delighted if you could join them for the Inaugural Lecture of their new Academic Director, Professor Patrick Porter entitled The Fog of Peace: Defence and Uncertainty. Again and again, stuff happens that shocks us. Despite investing in intelligence, contingent events catch us off guard, from disorder in the Ukraine, to revolutions like the Arab Spring. Experts and planners have a bad record of forecasting. So if we can't reliably predict the future, how can we be wise in preparing for it? This problem attracts a contradictory response from planners. They say life is unpredictable, but they predict it, claiming their states have the prescient capacity to prevent crises upstream. Some realists struggle with uncertainty too, treating the world as inherently uncertain, yet also patterned and scientifically legible. Regarding ourselves as bringers of order into chaos, we are bound to be shocked. Wisely preparing for the unknown goes beyond 'predicting better.' Two classical thinkers, Carl von Clausewitz and Hans Morgenthau, offer a resource for handling the problem. For both, preparation meant not technocratic risk management, but a political struggle to define and rank the national interest as a compass and it meant educating people to cope with unique situations, only then could states navigate the fog of peace. Click here to find out more about Professor Patrick Porter. If you would like to attend please email to ssis-events@exeter.ac.uk. Places will be allocated on a first come first served basis. Full details
Moot Room, Amory Building and afterwards at a drinks receptionAdd this to your calendar
29 April 201517:00

Lasok Law Lecture

This year’s Lasok lecture will be given by Professor Norbert Reich and is entitled "EU Citizenship - Progressive Concept or Regressive Failure?” Full details
Newman Green LT (E)Add this to your calendar
28 April 201517:00

Seminar /Key note speech Dr Julia Gillen (Lancaster University)

**PLEASE NOTE THAT THIS SEMINAR IS PART OF THE GRADUATE SCHOOL OF EDUCATION ANNUAL RESEARCH CONFERENCE 2015 PROGRAMME** Full details
Baring Court 114Add this to your calendar
28 April 201517:00

*CANCELLED*Seminar by Professor Gill Valentine (University of Sheffield)

Unfortunately Professor Gill Valentine is unable to deliver a seminar at this time, however Dr Julia Gillen will deliver a Key Note speech/seminar for the GSE Annual Research Conference 2015 in her place. Full details
Baring Court 114Add this to your calendar
23 April 201516:00

(Guest Speaker) Molly Conisbee: Funding Opportunities supported by SWDTC.

Molly Conisbee is the Collaboration Facilitator for the SWDTC. The SWDTC has funding for four key priorities, including placements, academic-led collaboration, student-led collaboration and research co-operation. Full details
Amory A239CAdd this to your calendar
16 April 201516:00

Laszlo Horvath: Affect, political sophistication, and deliberation: Understanding emotions' role in political decision making.

The presentation outlines a series of studies investigating the effects of basic emotions on political cognition. Full details
AmoryAdd this to your calendar
14 - 18 April 2015

RIME (Research in Music Education) Conference

The 9th International Conference for Research in Music Education Full details
Add this to your calendar
26 March 201516:00

Keith Sutherland: Election by lot and the democratic diarchy

Much of the discontent with contemporary democracy centres on the belief that Members of Parliament do not represent voters 'descriptively'. This paper argues that descriptive representation could be best achieved by the adoption of 4th century Athenian practice, in which legislative judgment was enacted by large citizen juries, selected by lot. Full details
AmoryAdd this to your calendar
25 March 201517:15

Visiting Speaker: Prof Simona Sharoni, The State University of New York in Plattsburgh

There is much to learn about the Israeli-Palestinian conflict from the analysis of community-base research conducted by the Women’s Studies Institute at Birzeit University in Palestine or from listening to the accounts of Israeli soldiers who refuse to serve in the Occupied Territories. However, these stories are seldom included in most accounts of the conflict. By focusing on gender and resistance, this book addresses dimensions of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict that are often overlooked or altogether ignored by politicians, ordinary scholars, and the mainstream media. Unlike conventional accounts that portray the conflict as a primordial, intractable war between two collectivities with competing claims over the same territory, the analysis featured in this talk exposes the power asymmetries and systemic injustices at the heart of the conflict. The talk chronicles the gendered aspects of the conflict and resistance acts in both Palestine and Israel with special attention to the situation on the ground in the aftermath of the July 2014 Massive Israeli attack on Gaza. Using an original framework that foregrounds feminism as a theory of anti-oppression and liberation the talk offers an original analysis of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict and the prospects for its resolution. Full details
Institute of Arabic and Islamic StudiesAdd this to your calendar
25 March 201511:00

Treaty Interpretation in Recent Case Law - by Dr Lawrence Hill-Cawthorne

He has recently completed his DPhil in Oxford, on the topic of 'International Law and the Procedural Regulation of Internment in Non-International Armed Conflict'. He was previously a Graduate Teaching Assistant in Public International Law for the Law Faculty in Oxford and a Stipendiary Lecturer and Director of Studies in Law at Merton College, for which he taught the undergraduate course in trusts law. Other previous positions include British Research Council Fellow at the John W Kluge Center, Library of Congress, Washington DC, Convenor of the Oxford Public International Law Discussion Group, and Treasurer & Member of the Executive Committee of Oxford Pro Bono Publico. Lawrence's research interests cut across a number of topics within public international law, and his recent work has focused on international humanitarian law, international human rights law and international criminal law. He is especially interested in the relationship of these different areas to general international law. He is currently finalising a monograph entitled Detention in Non-International Armed Conflict to be published in 2015 by Oxford University Press. Full details
Building:OneAdd this to your calendar
24 March 201513:00

'The Creative Self? School? Classroom?' - Seminar by Dr Tamara Bibby (University of London)

This seminar has been cancelled - apologies to all planning to attend. Full details
Baring Court 114Add this to your calendar
23 March 201517:15

Dr Lia Brynjar, Associate Professor, University of Oslo, Norway

The rise of the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria has drawn renewed attention to the notion of “a jihadi state” as a real world experience. Comparing the “Islamic State” with previous jihadi “emirates” and proto-states, his lecture discusses how militant Islamists cope with the dilemmas of state building. Particular attention is devoted to explaining the apparently irrational behavior of many jihadi groups in situations where adaptation and pragmatism would have seemed more logical. Full details
Institute of Arabic and Islamic StudiesAdd this to your calendar
23 March 201515:00

Dr Talmiz Ahmad

Talmiz Ahmad joined the Indian Foreign Service in 1974. He served in Kuwait, Baghdad and Sanaa, early in his career, followed by postings in New York, Jeddah, London and Pretoria. He was the ambassador to Saudi Arabia twice, between 2000-03 and then again in 2010-11.He was also ambassador to the UAE (2007-10) and Oman (2003-04). He was Additional Secretary for International Cooperation in the Ministry of Petroleum and Natural Gas during 2004-06. In 2006-07, he was Director General of the Indian Council of World Affairs. After retirement from foreign service in 2011, he worked in the corporate sector in Dubai for three years. He is now a business consultant in Dubai. He has written three books: Reform in the Arab World: External Influences and Regional Debates (India Research Press, 2005), Children of Abraham at War: the Clash of Messianic Militarisms (Aakar Books, 2010) and The Islamist Challenge in West Asia: Doctrinal and Political Competitions after the Arab Spring (Pentagon Press, 2013). He writes and lectures frequently on the politics of West Asia, political Islam and energy security. He is currently a Visiting Distinguished Fellow at Observer Research Foundation, New Delhi. Full details
Newman Collaborative Lecture Theatre (C/D)Add this to your calendar
19 March 201516:00

Kate Berrisford: Liberalism, Multiculturalism and FGM; normative political theory

Full details
Amory 232Add this to your calendar
18 March 201517:15

Reimagining Political Space--Empire, Revolts, and Competitive State-Formation in the Middle East and North Africa in the 1920s

Against a dominant historical narrative emphasizing the importance of war-time agreements (Sykes-Picot et al) and the post-World War I peace settlement in "making" the modern Middle East, this paper shifts the focus to the postwar decade, examining a set of synchronic "revolts" in the mid-1920s from Morocco to Turkey that were critical in negotiating new political topographies in North Africa the Middle East. This comparative analysis works out different typologies of state formation (both by the British, French, Italian, and Spanish colonial powers and by local actors including Ataturk, Ibn Saud, and Abd al-Krim) and of anti-state resistance, emphasizing the importance of transregional linkages during this critical historical juncture. Full details
Institute of Arabic and Islamic StudiesAdd this to your calendar
18 March 201515:00

Social Media Workshop

Jenna Richards, RKT’s Web and Digital Communications Officer (Research) will lead this workshop looking at websites, social media and blogs, including content on identifying your target audience, creating communications relevant to your target audience and constructing effective digital communications. Please email questions to Claire Packman c.h.packman@exeter.ac.uk, and please also use this address to indicate your interest. We look forward to seeing you there Full details
Forum Exploration Lab 1Add this to your calendar
14 March 20159:00

How to Lead and Work Effectively as a Team

The Inspirational Development Group has worked with the Royal Military Academy Sandhurst to create ‘Leadership in Practice’, an initiative intended to develop the leadership and teamwork skills of university students. This event will help you develop your teamwork, leadership, communication, problem solving and planning skills: key skills in demand by most graduate recruiters. This event is being run by Exeter University Officer Training Corps, and will be excellent preparation for those of you going on to Assessment Centre days for recruitment into a wide range of commercial, public or third sector employers. The day will also give you the opportunity to try a Planning Exercise, where you are given a complicated real-world problem which will help you to improve your planning and organisational abilities. Lunch and drinks will be provided. The day will consist of a range of indoor and outdoor sessions. Please bring clothes and shoes suitable for outdoor activities. Should the weather prevent the outdoor activities to take place, alternative arrangements have been made to move them indoors. AccessAbility The trainers will adjust the outdoor activities to ensure all participants can take part. If you have AccessAbility requirements that the trainers would need to make adjustments for, please advise at time of booking via business-school-careers@exeter.ac.uk Cost This event is free, but on late cancellation (less than 72 hours before event) or non-attendance without mitigation you will be charged £50. Full details
Streatham Court 0.28Add this to your calendar
12 March 201516:00

Rick Harmes: Community Energy in Question: Thinking Globally, Acting Locally

The seminar presents a cross-sectional analysis of sustainability, climate change and energy generation. The main focus is on localism and on community renewable energy in particular. Full details
AmoryAdd this to your calendar
11 March 201519:00

Tiffy Allen: Discrimination, Degradation and Destitution: the life of refugees in the UK

Refugee week runs from the 9th to the 13th of March and there is lots going on in Exeter to raise awareness about refugees this year. This talk is part of a series of events for refugee week in Exeter which also includes a whole day of ‘craftivism’ to show that we welcome refugees in Exeter on Monday 9th March in the Forum at the University of Exeter, a talk by the British Red Cross on Tuesday 10th March, 6pm, in the Amory Moot room at the University of Exeter entitled ‘Trading in Flesh: human trafficking in the south West’ and other activities planned for the Thursday and Friday. Full details
Alumni AuditoriumAdd this to your calendar
11 March 201517:15

Dr Guy Laron, Hebrew University of Jerusalem

A global crisis that enveloped the developing world in the 1960s shifted the balance of power between civilians and generals in Israel, Egypt, and Syria during the years 1963-1967. It also caused the Soviet Union and the U.S. to militarize their relations with the Middle East. These changes exacerbated existing tensions in the region and created an inflammable environment in which war more probable. The combination of weak civilian leaderships, powerful generals, and interlocking alliances which typified the Middle East in the 1960s is not unique. There is at least one similar instance: namely, World War I. Both the Six-Day war and World War I are examples to how regional wars might start: global shifts causing domestic instability, which, in turn, aggravates regional tensions. Full details
Institute of Arabic and Islamic StudiesAdd this to your calendar
11 March 201515:00

Dr. Madalina Busuioc: The Reputational Basis of Public Accountability

Full details
Building OneAdd this to your calendar
10 March 201514:00

CREATE Workshop with Bob Jeffrey and Margo Greenwood (University of Exeter)

Qualitative researchers have to produce the descriptive data that both reflect these characteristics and provide data for analysis. In the main this involves the ethnographer writing or/and recording these descriptions in the form of fieldnotes. There are many types of fieldnotes and ways of recording them but one major aspect is the creative fieldnote. These portray, in a literary form, a description of the environment in which our respondents work and live and the part people play in managing it and influencing it. The researcher, in the case of ethnography, is the instrument through which written data is collected and they use many literary forms to construct data that reflects the lived reality of those we research. This workshop will focus on some of these imaginative and creative forms from the extensive work carried out by Bob Jeffrey over 20 years of ethnographic field work and following this Margo Greenwood will lead a discussion on the value of a reflexive voice in the construction of qualitative data. An exemplar of creative field note writing will be available prior to the session to enable a valuable discussion and can be obtained by booking a place for the session with Jo Moncur. Full details
Baring Court 202Add this to your calendar
5 March 201517:00

Anna Craft Memorial Lecture

We are delighted to tell you that we will be streaming the first Anna Craft Memorial Lecture delivered by Professor Sir Ken Robinson PhD to lecture theatre BC114, St Luke's Campus, University of Exeter. Details of the lecture are below. Full details
Baring Court 114Add this to your calendar
5 March 201516:00

The Concept of Surrender in International Humanitarian Law - Dr Russell Buchan Senior Lecturer in International Law at Sheffield

This talk forms part of an on-going seminar series entitled 'Axis of Protection: Human Rights in International Law'. This series is jointly convened by the Universities of Exeter, Oxford and Reading. It provides an opportunity for scholars to engage in discussion of contemporary and challenging issues concerning the protection of human rights in international law, with emphasis on human rights law, international humanitarian law and international refugee law. At each meeting, a paper is presented for 30-40 minutes, followed by a formal response and discussion. Meetings alternate each term between the three host institutions. Seminars are open to staff and students of the participating universities. Recent speakers include Professor Malcolm Evans (Bristol), Emanuela Gillard (ELAC, Oxford), Dr Jure Vidmar (Oxford), Professor Susan Breau (Reading) and Professor Michael Schmitt (Exeter and US Naval War College). The convenors of the series are Lawrence Hill-Cawthorne and Ruvi Ziegler (Reading), Kubo Mačák (Exeter) and Janina Dill (Oxford). Full details
Moot CourtAdd this to your calendar
5 March 201516:00

Andreas Karouta: The People as One and Many: Issues of Finding the Source of the Political

Full details
Amory 232Add this to your calendar
4 March 201515:00

Dr. Tarak Barkawi (London School of Economics & Political Science): Decolonizing the Soldier

Full details
Building OneAdd this to your calendar
3 March 201517:00

'Problematising 'Diversity' and 'Integration' discourses and practices: what are the alternatives?' - Seminar by Professor Floya Anthias (University of East London)

This paper proposes the need to move beyond current integration and diversity discourses (and their practices). It argues that whilst purportedly aiming to attack social divisions, on the one hand, these are underpinned by binary and essentialised constructions of these very divisions, on the other. They thereby reinforce notions of ‘us’ and ‘them’. These problems are also embodied in their failures politically which make the importance of rethinking the approaches to the incorporation of minorities urgent. In order to retain their more progressive concerns with heterogeneity and inclusion, the paper brings into focus an intersectional approach that considers the complex and irreducible nature of belonging and social hierarchy. The paper explores alternative ways of approaching the social issues involved. Readings: Moving beyond integration and diversity discourses and practices: towards an intersectional framing, Sociological Review, Vol 61: 2, May 2013 Intersections and Translocations:New paradgms for thinking about Cultural Diversity and Social Identities, European Educational Research Journal, v10 n2 p204-217 2011 Full details
Baring Court 114Add this to your calendar
2 March 201515:00

TBC

Exeter Research Seminar Speaker Prof Amandine Garde, University of Liverpool Full details
Peter Chalk Centre 1.2Add this to your calendar
2 March 201514:00

Dr Theofanis Exadaktylos (University of Surrey): Greek Deal Explained

We are delighted to welcome back Dr Theofanis Exadaktylos (University of Surrey). He will explain the recent deal between the new Greek government and the EU in the context of the Greek political economy of the last decade. Fanis is a very knowledgeable scholar of European / comparative politics - and he is often on radio and TV commenting on Greek politics and the EU. Full details
Streatham Court Old AAdd this to your calendar
2 March 201513:00

How to solve a company / commercial legal problem workshop

Understanding how commercial lawyers operate is one of the qualities that will “set you apart” from other candidates when writing law firm applications and at interview. If you would like to gain greater insight in to how to answer a typical application form “killer” question: “What attracts you to a career in commercial law and why do you feel your skills suit this career?”* Or “What key skills do you believe are necessary to become a successful commercial solicitor?”*, then this is the session for you. By gaining first-hand experience of looking at and working on a typical commercial legal problem, you will be able to identify the skills required to pursue a successful career in commercial law. The session will be led by Henry Maples, Associate Solicitor at the commercial law firm Murrell Associates. You will be presented with background materials in advance of the workshop and during the workshop have time to analyse the issues and discuss solutions. Please register for the event on My Career Zone. Advance registration is required in order for us to supply you with the materials by email in advance. Both law and non-law students are welcome to join in the session which will be both informative and fun – only a passion for commercial law is required, no previous knowledge! *real questions from real application forms. Full details
Forum Seminar Room 10Add this to your calendar
27 February 201515:00

Exeter City of Sanctuary: The Asylum Talks

Professor Mick Dumper and Dr Nick Gill will join Professor Mary Bosworth (Oxford) at the RAMM in Exeter to discuss the ongoing international refugee crisis, the reality of immigration detention and domestic asylum law. Full details
Royal Albert Memorial Museum, ExeterAdd this to your calendar
25 February 201517:15

CANCELLED : Neoliberal Autocracy and its Unmaking: Syria from 2000 to the present

Due to unfortunate personal circumstances the speaker is unable to give this talk, so we will be rearranging this talk at a later date. Full details
Institute of Arabic and Islamic StudiesAdd this to your calendar
25 February 201516:00

Dr Christel Koop (Kings College London): The accountability of Independent Regulatory Agencies

Dr Koop has written on issues of public policy, democratic legitimacy, voting behaviour in the European parliament and electoral politics generally. Full details
XFiAdd this to your calendar
24 February 201517:30

Books and Bibliophiles: Studies in Honour of Paul Auchterlonie on the Bio-bibliography of the Muslim World ed. R. Gleave

The Institute of Arab and Islamic Studies, University of Exeter invites you to the launch of: Jokes in Safavid Iran Professor Sajjad Rizvi Assistant Professor of Islamic Intellectual History Head of the Institute of Arab and Islamic Studies, University of Exeter Paul Auchterlonie was the Librarian for Arabic and Middle East Studies here at the University of Exeter from 1981 until his (semi) retirement in 2011. Since then we have been delight that he has accepted our invitation to be an honorary fellow here in the Institute of Arab and Islamic Studies. Paul's contribution to Middle Eastern studies librarianship was not limited to the Universities of Lancaster and exeter where he worked during his distinguished career. He was pivotal in the on-going success of the Middle East Libraries Committee (MELCOM), a society which brings together Middle East librarians to work together and provide this specialist library service to researchers and students in UK universities. Paul was also central to MELCOM International, a similar body bringing together Middle East librarians on a Europe-wide basis. And more than this, Paul has also published widely in the field of Middle East librarianship, archival collections and the early relationships between the Islamic world and the UK. This collection of studies, from scholars across Europe, from researchers and research librarians, is a token of the appreciation in the field for his contribution. All are welcome to attend. Full details
Institute of Arabic and Islamic StudiesAdd this to your calendar
23 February 201513:00

Government Legal Careers - a panel discussion and networking

Hear from representatives from the Government Legal Services (GLS), a Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) pupil barrister and a researcher for the Ministry of Justice about pursuing a law-related career in the Government. From 2.30 - 3.30pm there is a networking cream tea. Full details
Streatham Court Old BAdd this to your calendar
19 February 201516:00

Zhangmei Tang: Hannah Arendt and Roman Political Thinking.

Full details
Amory 232Add this to your calendar
18 February 201517:00

Before the Portolan Charts: Navigation and Maritime Spaces in the Fatimid Book of Curiosities - by Dr Yossef Rapoport

The talk will examine the earliest textual account of navigation that has come to us from any medieval Muslim source: the diagrams of seas, islands and bays in the Fatimid Book of Curiosities. The maps of the Mediterranean and Cyprus, as well as a diagram of the Bays of Byzantium, contain rich details of navigation along the coasts, including the quality and size of harbours, sailing distances, water sources and wind directions. This paper will outline the significance of these diagrams in the context of the Mediterranean as a shared (and contested) space, highlighting the differences between these images and the European portolan charts of the later Middle Ages. Full details
Institute of Arabic and Islamic StudiesAdd this to your calendar
18 February 201514:00

There's more to Law

There's More to Law features alumni who studied law but chose to pursue careers outside the legal sector. It will demonstrate how the skills from a law degree can be transferred in to other sectors. Full details
Martix Lecture theatreAdd this to your calendar
18 February 201513:00

'Academic Writing & Publishing: Advice from an Editor.' by Dr James Onley

For post graduate students and Staff. 'Academic Writing & Publishing: Advice from an Editor.' Wednesday 18th February 2015. 1pm - 2pm Lecture theatre 1 by Dr James Onley Full details
Institute of Arabic and Islamic StudiesAdd this to your calendar
16 February 201513:30

"Understanding in Scientific Practice: Reasoning, Cognition, Mechanisms" organised by Prof Sabina Leonelli & Dr Adam Toon (University of Exeter)

The workshop is funded by the European Research Council, through the project DATA_SCIENCE. No advance registration needed. For information, contact the workshop organisers: Sabina Leonelli (s.leonelli@exeter.ac.uk) and Adam Toon (a.toon@exeter.ac.uk). Full details
Byrne HouseAdd this to your calendar
12 February 201516:00

Jack Griffiths: The Innate and Essential Self in Politics and Genetics: An Introduction to Neo-Darwinian Politics

This paper attempts to identify some relationships between political ideology and the public interpretation of contemporary biology. Full details
AmoryAdd this to your calendar
11 February 201517:15

Dr Gina Bekker, School of Law Ulster University.

Rights violations in North Africa have increasingly been the subject of much discussion in the media as well as in academia. This seminar will consider the response of the African Union mechanisms charged with the promotion and protection of human rights on the African continent to these violations. In this regard, the work of the African Commission and African Court on Human and Peoples’ Rights will be explored. Issues considered include, the right to life, women’s rights, democracy and transitions, rights of internally displaced persons, forced evictions, freedom from torture and fair trial rights. Full details
Institute of Arabic and Islamic StudiesAdd this to your calendar
11 February 201517:15

Rights in North Africa: The African Commission and African Court on Human and Peoples’ Rights ’ by Dr Gina Bekker

Rights violations in North Africa have increasingly been the subject of much discussion in the media as well as in academia. This seminar will consider the response of the African Union mechanisms charged with the promotion and protection of human rights on the African continent to these violations. In this regard, the work of the African Commission and African Court on Human and Peoples’ Rights will be explored. Issues considered include, the right to life, women’s rights, democracy and transitions, rights of internally displaced persons, forced evictions, freedom from torture and fair trial rights. Full details
Institute of Arabic and Islamic StudiesAdd this to your calendar
11 February 201513:00

Careers and Further Study with an IAIS degree

This panel discussion is part of the Institute of Arab and Islamic Studies Careers Days. 11:00-12:00: Drop in session with Susannah Day, Global Employability Consultant in IAIS common room. 12:00-1:00pm: What can I do with my IAIS degree? with Careers Consultant Mark Armitage in IAIS Seminar Room 2 1:00-2:30pm: Panel Discussion: Careers and further study with an IAIS degree in IAIS LT1 (please sign up for the panel discussion through http://ex.ac.uk/DT) The panel will be followed by an opportunity to network with our guest speakers. 2:30-3:30pm: Networking tea and cake – a chance to have a chat with the panelists over tea and cake on the IAIS street. Full details
Institute of Arabic and Islamic StudiesAdd this to your calendar
10 February 201513:00

'Re-conceptualising Validity in High Stakes Testing' - Seminar by Professor Barry O'Sullivan (British Council)

Over the past six decades we have moved from thinking about validity in terms of the test, to thinking about it in terms of the impact the test has on the individual and on society (test consequence). Recently, a swing back to a more test-focused approach has emerged. One reason for this return to a more traditional approach is the failure of assessment theoreticians to adequately deal with the concept of test consequence. This is not hugely unexpected since the its proponent (Messick) himself pulled back from his original position over the course of his writing on the subject, so that his later works take an essentially traditional view. While it has been generally accepted that test consequence
is important, the degree to which this is the case and the way in which
it might impact on test development and validation has been debated and, more
recently, challenged. Like others, my position on the topic has changed
over the past number of years, from one of rejection (i.e. seeing the concept of
‘consequential validity’ is itself as an error), to one of slightly more acceptance
(consequence is somehow important to all aspects of test development
and validation). In this presentation, I will argue that the key understanding how test consequence can be operationalised in development
and validation models is to focus on test stakeholders. By considering stakeholder groups from the
conceptualisation stage of development we can essentially building consequence into test design. We can also postulate a clear a priori and a posteriori role for consequence within the development and validation model, allowing us to view consequence as a source of validation evidence. Acknowledging the importance of stakeholder groups to test development brings with it the equally important concept of how to more appropriately communicate validation results to these audiences. Full details
Baring Court 114Add this to your calendar
10 February 201510:00

NVivo: Coding and Analysis

Session leader: Dr Sue Jones Full details
Baring CourtAdd this to your calendar
5 February 201516:00

Laura Moralee: Understanding the role of ‘trust' in accountability and measurement

Full details
Amory 232Add this to your calendar
4 February 201515:00

Prof. Ilana Loewy, Paris. Snowball effects of prenatal diagnosis: sex chromosomes anomalies and deletions

SPA Research Seminar Full details
Building OneAdd this to your calendar
4 February 201515:00

Prof. Vladimir Pryakhin, Professor, Russian State University for the Humanities & Former OSCE Ambassador to Armenia and Tajikistan: Title TBC

Full details
Building OneAdd this to your calendar
29 January 201516:00

(Guest Speaker) Tina Freyburg: conceptualization and operationnalization issues in research: translating Bourdieu’s practices into a questionnaire

To illustrate this practical session on conceptualization and operationnalization, Dr. Tina Freyburg accounts for Bourdieu's methodological operationnalization in the form of a questionnaire applying it to her own work on European diplomatic practices and the EU’s understanding of its image in the Arab world. Full details
Peter Chalk Centre 2.5Add this to your calendar
28 January 201515:00

Dr. Raimondas Ibenskas (Exeter): The Effect of Europarties on Inter-Party Cooperation in Central and Eastern Europe

Full details
Building OneAdd this to your calendar
28 January 201514:00

Introduction to NVivo

Session leader: Dr Sue Jones Full details
Baring CourtAdd this to your calendar
28 January 201512:00

Careers in the EU

Come along to find out about the types of roles available in EU institutions, what a career in the EU is like, who is eligible to apply and the application process. The presentation will be delivered by a representative from the London Office of the European Commission. This event is being video-conferenced from the Streatham campus to the Penryn Campus to Peter Lanyon, Seminar Room 4. Sign up on My Career Zone. Full details
Harrison Building 103Add this to your calendar
27 January 201517:00

'Creative action: some reflctions on classroom behaviour, teachers and centralism, imposed research programmes, ...and REF games' Speaker: Professor Andrew Pollard (University of Bristol)

This seminar will explore the influence of Etzioni's compliance theory (1975) on Professor Pollard's perspectives, analyses and agency over the past four decades. Touching on the 'Social World' ethnographies, the PACE project, TLRP and the REF, he will argue that Etzioni's theory can be seen as a tool for enabling creative optimism in a variety of challenging circumstances. Anyone wishing to familiarise themselves with Etzioni's theory can find a summary attached below. PLEASE NOTE THAT THIS SEMINAR WILL NOT BE RECORDED Full details
Baring Court 114Add this to your calendar
27 January 201513:00

Careers and Cake drop in: The Charity Sector

Come and have a chat over tea and cake with two recent (2012) alumni about working in the charity sector. The alumni: 1) Grace Brownfield, BA Politics 2012 Public Affairs Assistant, NSPCC https://uk.linkedin.com/pub/grace-brownfield/59/67... 2) Tom Reynolds I graduated with a BA in Politics in 2012. While at Exeter I was the RAG Chair and Politics Society Treasurer. I also worked at the RAM and the Lemmy. After graduation I went to work with the PSU - a legal rights charity representing people attending Family and Civil Courts without legal representation - to establish the charity's base in Birmingham. Following on from that I moved to the children's charity Barnardos, tasked with conducting an inquiry into how the charity across the country could work effectively with newly elected Police and Crime Commissioners. After leaving Barnardos, I took up the role of Parliamentary Researcher and Assistant to Andrew Griffiths MP in Westminster. In September last year I moved to the Medical Protection Society as Policy and Public Affairs Officer - an organisation representing, lobbying and defending almost 300,000 medical professionals around the world. Full details
Amory B143Add this to your calendar
26 January 201512:00

ESRC Impact Acceleration Account surgery - Penryn

Full details
Daphne Du Maurier Building, Seminar N, PenrynAdd this to your calendar
23 January 201513:00

Barristers Workshop with Essex Court Chambers

Jess will be joined by two of their newest recruits, Helen Morton and Stuart Cribb. The session will open with a talk covering the life of a junior commercial barrister and the applications process both for Essex Court Chambers. A moot will be demonstrated, based on a contractual problem. We will of course be happy to answer any questions, either formally or informally during the course of the session. Full details
Forum Training SuiteAdd this to your calendar
22 January 201516:00

Felix Von Nostitz: The Merits and Perils of Intra-Party Democracy: Assessing the Effects of Organisational Reform for Party Members

The project aims to assess how the use of different type of primary rules (who can vote (selectorate) and how can run (candidacy requirements)) affect on party members. Full details
AmoryAdd this to your calendar
21 January 201517:15

The divine man’s Holy Spirit. Some new remarks regarding Imamate and prophecy

A certain number of Imamite traditions speak of the imam’s ‘‘five spirits’’ among which is the holy spirit (rūḥ al-quds). This notion of the divine man’s ‘‘intellective organs’’ – which can be found in other esoteric Shi’ite sources as well as in al-Ḥakīm al-Tirmidhī’s work – seems to find its origins in a number of Manichean and Gnostic anthropologic and noetic doctrines. These in turn appear to be exegeses of Isaiah 11: 2-3 and commentaries on the 19th logion of the Gospel of Thomas (in particular Manichean writings such as the Coptic Psalter and the Chinese treatise so-called “Traité Chavannes-Pelliot”). These traditions, alongside many others pertaining to the imams’ qualifiers, allusively or implicitly emphasize the latter’s and even their initiated followers’ prophetic capacities. How does one accord this doctrine with the orthodox dogma according to which Muḥammad is the “last of the prophets”? Has the Quranic expression khātim/khātam al-anbiyā’ always had this particular meaning for Muslims? Examining this expression’s historical background seems to prove the contrary – at least during the very first centuries of the Hijra. This explains the ancient Shi’ite texts’ ambiguous stand as well as a certain practice of the taqiyya applied to this data. CV: Mohammad Ali AMIR-MOEZZI is professor at the Ecole Pratique des Hautes Etudes (Sorbonne University) where he holds the classical Islamic studies chair once held by Louis Massignon, Henry Corbin and Daniel Gimaret. He is the author of a great number of books and articles dealing with such subjects as classical Shi’ite Islam and the history of the Quran. Among these: Le Guide divin dans le shi’isme originel (Paris, Verdier, 1992; English transl. The Divine Guide in Early Shi’ism, New York, SUNY Press, 1994); La religion discrète: croyances et pratiques spirituelles dans l’islam shi’ite, Paris, Vrin, 2006 (English transl. The Spirituality of Shi’i Islam: Beliefs and Practices, London-New York, I.B.Tauris, 2011); Le Coran silencieux et le Coran parlant. Sources scripturaires de l’islam entre histoire et ferveur, Paris, CNRS Editions, 2011 (transl. The Silent Quran and the Speaking Quran, forthcoming, Columbia University Press). He also supervised the Dictionnaire du Coran, Paris, 2007. Full details
Institute of Arabic and Islamic StudiesAdd this to your calendar
21 January 201515:00

Prof. XiaoWei, Tsinghua University, Beijing. "Confucian Culture, and Bioethics"

SPA Research Seminar Chinese culture is based on Confucianism, which still influences the thinking and behaviours of Chinese in many ways. Contemporary China has been facing many ethical issues, especially in the fields of Bioethics. Confucian ethical culture is a system of reflecting on ways of addressing these problems. In this talk I will firstly, discuss the characteristics of Confucian Ethical thinking. Secondly, I will discuss Bioethics and the features of Confucian Bioethics. Thirdly, I will talk about some practical bioethical issues and how they are framed in the perspectives of Confucian Bioethics. This talk is also a contribution to the ongoing debate “Is Confucianism similar to Feminist Ethics of Care?” Full details
Building:OneAdd this to your calendar
21 January 201513:00

ESRC Impact Acceleration Account surgery - Streatham

Full details
XFi, Seminar Room B, StreathamAdd this to your calendar
21 January 201510:00

Open Access

Session leader: Dr Gareth Cole Full details
Forum StreetAdd this to your calendar
20 January 201517:00

Exploring the context Putting us all in-the-picture Speaker: Jonathan Rix (Open University)

Its key components are the use of first person narrative and photographs to record a childs experience and to support reflective discussions with all those involved. This emerging observational approach is very simple to adopt but seems to offer a means of changing practitioners ways of seeing the child and their capabilities. The data and processes demonstrate the importance of understanding the child as a participant within context. This is underlined by an analysis of documentation associated with one child which took place as part of this research. It would appear that people talk about context but record the person. Full details
Baring Court 114Add this to your calendar
20 January 201511:00

ESRC Impact Acceleration Account surgery - St Luke's

Full details
Baring Court 101, St Luke'sAdd this to your calendar
19 January 201517:00

Is teaching for me?

Our panellists will make a short introduction about themselves and talk about options such as the PGCE and Schools Direct. There will be time for you to ask questions about teaching careers in our Q&A. Information about the panelists will follow soon. Full details
Penryn Campus, Exchange BlueAdd this to your calendar
16 January 201514:00

Professor Aaron Gross (Uni of San Diego) "The Question of the Animal and Religion: Theoretical Stakes, Practical Implications"

Drawing from a recent book project, this presentation argues for a reconfiguration of the category of the animal in the study of culture and religion. Full details
Amory B106Add this to your calendar
14 January 201517:15

The Twelve Israeli Wars On Gaza

Jean-Pierre Filiu is professor of Middle East studies at Sciences Po, Paris School of International Affairs (PSIA). He has held visiting professorships both at Columbia and Georgetown universities. He is the author of « Apocalypse in Islam » (University of California Press) and « The Arab Revolution » (Hurst). His last book, « Gaza, a History », has been published in September 2014 by Hurst. Full details
Institute of Arabic and Islamic StudiesAdd this to your calendar
14 January 201517:00

Getting the Long View of Politics and Life In and After Parliament: Former MPs Talk and Wine Reception

Alan Lee Williams and Sir John Hannam will share their views of politics past and present – both from inside the Westminster bubble and beyond it. They will also talk about the work of the Former MPs Outreach Association. The event will close with questions from the audience, and a wine reception. Full details
XFiAdd this to your calendar
14 January 201510:00

Managing and Storing Data

Session leader: Dr Gareth Cole Full details
Forum StreetAdd this to your calendar
7 January 201515:00

Dr. Rachel Jarvie, Exeter. '''Maternal Diabesity: The Disconnect between Policy/Practice and the Material Realities of Women's Lives'

SPA Research seminar: Abstract: There is increasing prevalence of ‘maternal obesity’, Gestational Diabetes Mellitus (GDM) and Type Two Diabetes Mellitus (T2DM) in pregnancy. Increasing prevalence of diabetes in pregnancy is widely attributed to dramatically increasing levels of ‘obesity’ in women of childbearing age. Co-existing ‘maternal obesity’ and GDM/T2DM, or ‘maternal diabesity’, complicates increasing numbers of pregnancies in the UK. These ‘conditions’ are associated with adverse maternal and fetal outcomes. Recent research indicates an ‘obese’/diabetic ‘intrauterine milieu’ may epigenetically programme the foetus to obesity/diabetes in later life. This is considered to be an important factor in the perpetuation of the ‘diabesity epidemic’. Biomedical/policy discourses emphasise the necessity for women to effect lifestyle changes in order for this public health issue to be ameliorated. Full details
Building:OneAdd this to your calendar
10 December 201415:00

Professor Nick Rengger (University of St Andrews): 'On a post secular Global Order: Metaphysical Not Political? '

Full details
Streatham CourtAdd this to your calendar
10 December 201415:00

Prof. George Marcus, UC Irvine. title tbc

SPA Research Seminar Full details
Amory B316Add this to your calendar
9 December 201413:00

‘Back to the Future’? Curriculum Development through Pedagogical Inquiry - Speaker: Professor Vivienne Baumfield (University of Glasgow)

Professor Baumfield will focus on the assumptions made concerning the relationship between theory and practice and the contribution made by researchers, policy makers and teachers to the production of knowledge for and about teaching and learning in classrooms. The appraisal of the contemporary situation will take a historical perspective and reflect on its antecedents in the dispute between Dewey and Thorndyke in the US in the early years of the 20th century as to the scientific basis for education research and the contribution of Stones and Stenhouse in the UK in the 70’s and 80’s. The issues and their relevance for teachers and teacher educators today will be contextualized in the case of Religious Education, which by virtue of its contested position in the school curriculum stimulates a level of critical engagement productive of insight into fundamental issues of epistemic authority and democracy. Full details
Baring Court 114Add this to your calendar
9 December 201413:00

Writing the Literature Review

Session leader: Prof Debra Myhill Full details
Baring Court 201 Add this to your calendar
9 December 201410:00

Preparing for Interview

Lisa Powell, Graduate Recruitment Adviser for Weil, Gotshal & Manges and Careers Consultant Mark Armitage will jointly deliver an interactive session on preparing for interview. If you are making applications now for training contracts and vacation schemes, and need to know more about the interview process, come along. In this session we will cover: What is the function of an interview? What are interviewers looking for? What are the dos and don’ts in an interview situation? How can you prepare for an interview - why a mock interview is a good practice activity? How the Careers Service can help / what else you can do? Full details
Forum Training SuiteAdd this to your calendar
4 December 201416:00

PGR Seminar: The Engaged Researcher Have you heard of the ‘impact agenda’?

The Engaged Researcher Have you heard of the ‘impact agenda’? Have you thought about who the audience for your research might be? Have you ever considered ‘public engagement’? Whatever your answers to these questions, please come and share your thoughts with us as we discuss ‘The Engaged Researcher’, and what those words might mean for postgraduate scholars. With Claire Packman, Research Manager (Impact & Engagement) for the College of Social Sciences & International Studies, we’ll consider the merits and the difficulties of involving audiences beyond the academic community with your research. Full details
Amory A239CAdd this to your calendar
3 December 201417:15

Citizenship after Orientalism

This lecture reflects on the process and findings of a research programme that began in 2002 in Canada as a project associated with Canada Research Chair (CRC) grant and ended in the UK with a European Research Council (ERC) Advanced grant in 2014. It outlines the original premises of the research, various research projects undertaken on Islamic trust, discusses difficulties of undertaking transdisciplinary research, and the possible contributions of this research programme to understanding political subjectivity called citizenship. Full details
Institute of Arabic and Islamic StudiesAdd this to your calendar
3 December 201417:00

CREATE Workshop Debate: Cultures of Encounter: How not to get steam rollered by the system and create a new one......

This workshop will raise questions for debate about if and how it is possible to engender meaningful cultures of encounter that allow for democratic education within the educational system. It will begin with short provocations from Michael Fielding, Kerry Chappell and Nick Givens drawing on research and experience of democratic schooling cultures and methods, some more radical stand-alone models, some more focused on what might be referred to as quiet revolutions from the inside. Full details
Baring Court 112Add this to your calendar
3 December 201416:00

Dr Joseph Lee, University of Exeter: An understanding of Japanese takeover law and practices

Full details
Amory A115Add this to your calendar
3 December 201415:00

Dr. John Heathershaw (Exeter): Fieldwork and Political Risk: Reflections on the Case of Alexander Sodiqo

Full details
Building OneAdd this to your calendar
3 December 201415:00

Prof. Malcolm Cowburn"Ethical issues in (qualitative) research with sex offenders"

Abstract: This paper reflects on some ethical and epistemological issues involved in conducting qualitative research with sex offenders that is respectful to all parties involved in the offence. It considers three issues: • Hegemonic knowledge and the shaping of research agendas. Most research about sex offenders is conducted on/with convicted populations. Most sex offenders only receive one conviction for sexual offences. The number of sexual offences continues to increase. The ethical difficulties in researching ‘unconvicted’ offenders restrict research in an area that may be most helpful in reducing sex crimes. • Dilemmas related to the development of new knowledge whilst not contributing harming others. Central to this problem is the issue of confidentiality; traditionally criminological research has operated within a context of offering total confidentiality to research participants. In researching sexual and violent offences this is potentially problematic where participants may disclose unreported offences or the intention to harm others in the future. • Constraints and possibilities of the qualitative interview – recognising and managing interpersonal/dialogical issues. Two issues are considered here, and they both relate to the issue of ‘objectivity’ in interview practice. The first area briefly considers the problem of ‘value’ dissonance where interviewers are required to listen to material that strongly conflicts with their own values. The second area is the managing of distress in a qualitative interview. Whilst principle based ethics can provide guidelines for conducting research they potentially restrict respectful dialogue between researcher and research participant. Character relationship based approaches (e.g. ‘virtue ethics’, ‘ethics of care’ and ‘post-modern ethics’) may offer greater scope for developing respectful research practice. Full details
Amory B316Add this to your calendar
3 December 201413:00

Religion and World Affairs Seminar

Use this link to subscribe to the Religion and World Affairs Seminars newsletter http://eepurl.com/7dqRn Full details
Building OneAdd this to your calendar
28 November 2014

Professor Claudio Radaelli presents to the Portuguese parliament

The report on lawmaking and smart regulation, Feitura das Leis, was inspired by ground-breaking research by the Centre for European Governance. Full details
Portuguese ParliamentAdd this to your calendar
26 November 201416:00

Dr Lyn Tjon Soei Len, University of Amsterdam: Accommodation, Toleration and Contractual Immorality

Full details
Amory A115Add this to your calendar
26 November 201415:00

Dr Rob Lamb (Exeter): Political Theory and the Idea of Expertise

Full details
Building OneAdd this to your calendar
26 November 201413:00

Religion and World Affairs seminar series

Please subscribe to the Religion and World Affairs Seminars newsletter http://eepurl.com/7dqRn Full details
Building OneAdd this to your calendar
25 November 201417:15

"Between Authoritarianism and Intellectualism. Some Recent Controversies on the Role of Hadith in Sunnite Islam"

Prof. Rainer Brunner, born in 1964, was appointed as a Director of Research at the French National Centre for Scientific Research (CNRS), Paris, in 2005. Before that he had held positions as a Research Associate at the Orientalisches Seminar of Freiburg University (1998-2004), Invited Director of Research at the École Pratique des Hautes Études, Section Sciences Religieuses at the Sorbonne (2002), Fellow at the Institute for Advanced Studies of the Hebrew University Jerusalem (2002/03), and was a member of the Institute for Advanced Study in Princeton (2004/05). His main research interests are modern Muslim intellectual history, especially the history and theology of the Shia, the relationship between Sunni and Shia, and Islam in Europe. Full details
Institute of Arabic and Islamic StudiesAdd this to your calendar
25 November 201417:00

Professor Ann-Marie Bathmaker (University of Birmingham) - 'Who wants to be an engineer? UTCs, vocational diversification and the experience of girls and boys from different social class backgrounds in England'

University Technical Colleges (UTCs) contribute to an increasingly complex landscape of education and training, promoted as a creative means of meeting the diverse educational needs of young people (Fuller and Unwin, 2011). UTCs respond in particular to national and international policy agendas that seek to promote participation in STEM subjects (Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths). They have been championed by the Edge Foundation as providing a ‘highly regarded’ course of study ‘with clear progression routes into higher education or further learning in work’, especially careers in technician and degree level engineering. However, as yet, we know very little about whether young people and their parents understand the different options available, how decisions to attend a UTC are made, nor whether the education offered in these new institutions enhances or conversely limits the opportunities of students who attend them. This paper draws on data from a British Academy funded project (co-investigator: Dr Nicola Ingram, University of Bath) that carried out detailed case studies in two UTCs in England. The project addressed the following core question: What impact does vocational diversification in the form of UTCs have on the decision-making and experience of boys and girls from different class backgrounds? The research used a holistic approach focusing on the whole institution in relation to the introduction and development of new educational policies. This encompassed analysis of ‘the situated, material, professional and external dimensions’ (Braun et al 2011: 585) of the schools, recognising the schools’ origins (and that of their communities), their ethos and culture, their physical environment and resources, their staff, and students as well as external influences. The paper offers an analysis of the enactment of policy (Ball et al, 2011) in the two case study institutions, and considers how these enactments may reinforce or challenge historical patterns of gender and class divisions in vocational education in England. Full details
EMS Building G18 Add this to your calendar
24 November 201417:00

The multilingual turn and multilingual integrated curricula (Dr Gabriela Meier, University of Exeter)

This talk will present the 'multilingual turn' in languages education, and will serve as an informal book launch of a book recently published by an Exeter academic. Gaby, who is one of the editors, will provide a short overview of its contents and present one of her chapters on 'multilingual integrated curricula'. Full details
Baring Court 114Add this to your calendar
19 November 201415:00

Dr. Gregorio Bettiza (Exeter): America in a Post - Secular World. Understanding and Explaining the US Foreign Policy Regime Complex on Religion

Politics seminar Full details
Building OneAdd this to your calendar
18 November 201417:00

Managing performative imperatives and creative teaching and learning and the implications for professional identity

For the last 24 years teachers have been managing new performativity reforms focused on more accountability, testing, target setting and inspections alongside attempts to maintain their creative teaching, particularly in primary schools. As the performative agenda and practices became embedded in the late 1990s and the early 2000s a major government programme worth over £130m developed and encouraged a creativity discourse and related programmes across the whole of the education sector. Full details
EMS Building F20Add this to your calendar
13 November 201418:30

SWDTC Workshop: The 'constructivist turn' in the empirical and normative study of political representation

Lisa Dish is Professor of Politics at the University of Michigan in the Departments of Political Science and Women's Studies Full details
Queens Building MR1Add this to your calendar
13 November 201414:00

Writing Behind the Scenes

Using writing to develop and organise ideas Full details
Forum StreetAdd this to your calendar
13 November 201413:00

BT Legal Commercial Awareness workshop and in-house careers presentation

This unique presentation offers an ideal opportunity for students to find out what it’s like to train as an in-house trainee solicitor. You’ll hear from some of our current trainees who will discuss: •their experiences as an in-house trainee and their honest opinions on why they chose to pursue a career in-house •the latest recruitment hot topic: “commercial awareness”, including what it is and how you can start to demonstrate you have it. The talk includes a few case studies to bring the topic to life •the BT Legal Training Contract, including how to apply and some handy tips to make your application stand out The presenters will be welcoming any questions you may have following the presentation. Sign up on My Career Zone http://ex.ac.uk/Ah Full details
Business School, Pearson Teaching RoomAdd this to your calendar
12 November 201416:00

Professor Nick Barber, University of Oxford: Parliamentary Sovereignty

Full details
Amory A115Add this to your calendar
11 November 201413:00

Disabled Children's Childhood Studies: informing research and practice? Speaker: Dr Katherine Runswick-Cole (Manchester Metropolitan University)

Disabled children's childhood studies present a paradigm shift away from the long-standing deficit discourses of disabled childhoods that have dominated Western culture and its reaches. Contemporary childhood studies have frequently contested normative, Eurocentric mantras that construct the standard child and disability studies have challenged the medical discourses of childhood and the scope of its authority. However, while drawing on these two approaches, the aim, here, is to demonstrate that disabled children's childhood studies offers more than a combined critique. Crucially, in disabled children's childhood studies, disabled children are not viewed as necessarily having problems or being problems but as having childhoods. The paper concludes by asking how the principles of disabled children's childhood studies might be reflected in contemporary contexts for research and practice with children, particularly in the light of the changes for children in England following the Children & Families Bill (2014). Full details
Baring Court 114Add this to your calendar
10 November 201416:00

Careers that make Society Work

The discussion will be followed by drinks and nibbles, and an opportunity to talk to the panelists individually. To sign up to this event, please visit: http://ex.ac.uk/A9. Full details
Building One, Bateman Lecture TheatreAdd this to your calendar
10 November 201414:00

Designing and Conducting Interviews

Session leader: Dr Dana Wilson-Kovacs Full details
Forum StreetAdd this to your calendar
6 November 201417:00

How I got on to the Civil Service Fast Stream, and how you can too

This event with Politics alumna Charlotte Thomas will explore how to be successful with your application to the Civil Service. Charlotte will speak and take questions from the audience. Charlotte currently works for the Department of Health and is seconded on a project relating to NHS cost-recovery. Prior to this post, she was in DEFRA - Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs and her first posting was on the Fraud Error and Debt Programme in the Strategy Team in the Department of Work and Pensions. Having recently graduated in 2013, we are welcoming Charlotte back to tell us about her roles and how she got on to the Fast Stream programme. In particular we will discuss and take questions on: - the application process - tips for applying and how to prepare - what are the qualities required to be successful in the fast stream - what is the work like and how is the programme structured - what is rewarding and interesting about the work - what current students should do now to bolster their application Full details
Peter Lanyon Building, LT3Add this to your calendar
5 November 201417:15

Indonesia’s Islamic Revolution

From 1945 to 1949, as the nascent nation of Indonesia fought off Dutch re-colonization, several simultaneous understandings of the fight were current among the fighters. The Islamic understanding, calling the fight against the Dutch a Holy War and expecting the creation of an Islamic state, was held among religious militias and pious communities across the archipelago. This presentation, a summary of Dr Fogg’s forthcoming monograph, explains some of the characteristics of the Islamic understanding of the revolution at the grassroots level, and contrasts that experience with the struggle of Islamic politicians in the highest echelons of the government. Finally, it draws some conclusions about how the Indonesian revolution set up the structures of Islamic life and politics in Indonesia until today. Full details
Institute of Arabic and Islamic StudiesAdd this to your calendar
5 November 201415:00

Prof. Andre Kaiser (University of Cologne): Policy Making in Multilevel Systems. Federalism, Decentralization and Performance in the OECD Countries

Full details
Building OneAdd this to your calendar
5 November 201415:00

Prof. Dominic Bartmanski, Yale. "Vinyl: The Analogue Record In the Age of Digital Reproduction"

SPA Research Seminar Recent years have seen not just a revival, but a rebirth of the analogue record. More than merely a nostalgic craze, vinyl has become a cultural icon. As music consumption migrated to digital and online, this seemingly obsolete medium became the fastest-growing format in music sales. Whilst vinyl never ceased to be the favourite amongst many music lovers and DJs, from the late 1980s the recording industry regarded it as an outdated relic, consigned to dusty domestic corners and obscure record shops. So why is vinyl now experiencing a 'rebirth of its cool'? Dominik will present his continuing research on the above topic. He has sent the following link to his article with Ian Woodward on the subject published last year in the Journal of Consumer Culture which you may find a useful background reading: http://joc.sagepub.com/content/early/2014/07/13/1469540513488403 Dominik Bartmanski completed his M.A. in Exeter in 2005. He earned his PhD in sociology at Yale University, USA and currently teaches at Bard College Berlin, Technische Universität Berlin, both Germany, and Masaryk University in Brno, Czech Republic. Full details
Amory B316Add this to your calendar
4 November 201417:00

Dr Phyllis Jones (University of South Florida), Insider Perspectives: Research dilemmas and contributions to inclusive teacher education

The SEND Research Centre are pleased to welcome Dr Phyllis Jones to discuss her research on inclusive teacher education. Full details
EMS Building G18 Add this to your calendar
29 October 201411:00

Law Panel Event - Ask a trainee with Michelmores

Find out about why our panellists choose a regional firm, about the work they do, how the found the application process and much more. Our panellists: Kieran Van Bussel - Kieran is a trainee, and joined Michelmores in September 2013. Kieran graduated from the University of the West of England with a 1st class degree in Criminology and Psychology, before taking his GDL. Holly Dobbins - Holly worked in retail management before returning to university to study a condensed two-year LLB at Cardiff, achieving her second first class degree in 2011. She is now an active member of Michelmores' Energy & Renewables team. Lola Becker - Lola is a solicitor in the Clinical Negligence team. Lola acts for clients on a number of varied claims as well as assisting Clinical Negligence partner Bernadette McGhie on particularly complex, high value claims. Full details
Alumni AuditoriumAdd this to your calendar
28 October 201417:00

'Developmental writing difficulties: assessing writing products and writing processes' Speaker: Professor Julie Dockrell (University of London)

Children with Language Learning Difficulties (LLD) are predominantly educated in mainstream classrooms. They raise challenges for teaching and learning and typically progress more slowly in literacy than their peers. Children with LLD also experience problems when producing written texts and produce texts of lower quality with fewer words and reduced lexical diversity (Connelly et al, 2012; Dockrell et al, 2007, 2009; 2013). The majority of studies of children’s writing focus on the writing product and from this make inferences about the writing process. Using a cohort of pupils with LLD I will report on a study which uses both measures of the writing product and the writing process to explore difficulties with written language. Implications for the development of models of writing and writing interventions will be explored. Full details
EMS Building G18 Add this to your calendar
28 October 201414:00

Library Skills for Researchers

Find out more about how best to use the resources available to you in your research. Full details
Forum Exploration LabAdd this to your calendar
28 October 201413:00

Job opportunities for PGCE students in German schools

Susanne Ramrez-Zimmermann, the HR Manager of Phorms Education SE, will give a talk to PGCE students about finding teaching jobs in Germany. Phorms Education SE are looking to recruit graduates from Early Years, Primary and Secondary PGCE programmes for their seven schools in Germany. They offer bilingual education in English and German at their internationally minded private schools with nursery, reception, primary and secondary divisions. Phorms Education SE offers: - an international team with 50 % native English speakers, - an innovative didactic concept - a relocation allowance for international new staff - and a lot more to be presented during Susannes talk Please note that you do not need any prior knowledge of the German language as you would be teaching exclusively in English. For more information please visit their website: http://www.phorms.de/en_pms/ Even though there is no need to book in to this event, it would be very helpful for us to know the number of attendees, so if you would like to attend, please let us know by signing up through My Career Zone: http://ex.ac.uk/7c Full details
Baring Court 112Add this to your calendar
23 October 201416:30

Antoine Hennion "Demanding Objects: Taste as a Care for Things in Process of Making"

Antoine's theoretical focus is on mediation and attachment and this topic will draw these notions together. As he puts it: 'The world of taste is constructed on the basis of organized places, trained bodies, texts, instruments and various material objects. Taste does not exist without these systems of collective and materialized appreciation that make it part of a history. It constantly produces its own questioning on what determines it, on the quality of objects, on the nature of the attachment itself. Thus defined, it is less an object to explain than a key area in which to grasp the combined formation of subjectivities and collectives, the objects that make us and the others with whom we live, relations between ourselves and our bodies.' http://www.csi.ensmp.fr/en/equipe/chercheurs/antoine-hennion Full details
Amory B218 Add this to your calendar
22 October 201417:15

Female Islamic Authority in the Middle East and beyond

‘In many areas of the globe, women speak on behalf of Islam by teaching, preaching, and interpreting Islamic texts. This talk places female religious leadership in historical context, discussing early Islamic precedents as well as the social, cultural, and political trends that have contributed to contemporary trends in Islam leadership, male and female. It presents twentieth-century Egypt as a case study that can enhance our understanding of the emergence and expansion of contemporary forms of female Islamic leadership and authority around the world’ Full details
Institute of Arabic and Islamic StudiesAdd this to your calendar
22 October 201416:00

Dr Oliver Gerstenberg: The Justiciability of Socioeconomic Rights, European Solidarity, and the Role of the Court of Justice of the EU.

Full details
Amory B219Add this to your calendar
22 October 201415:00

Prof. Stijn Smismans (Cardiff University): Regulation and interest groups in the EU: towards American style proceduralisation?

Full details
Building OneAdd this to your calendar
22 October 201412:15

SWDTC workshop: Universal legal capacity and mental disability: the arguments and the challenges

A discussion of a case against Hungary brought to the United Nations Committee on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities Full details
AmoryAdd this to your calendar
15 October 201417:15

Christian-Muslim relations in the Inquisition Malta 1605

In 1605 a Moorish slave of the Knights of St. John, Sellem Bin al-Sheikh Mansur, was put on trial by the Roman Inquisition on Malta accused of practising magic among the Christians on the island. The Arts and Humanities Research Council-funded project Magic in Malta, 1605 examines this one magic trial in detail, and will use the evidence contained therein to open up a myriad of aspects of life in early-modern Malta, including the place of slaves, Christian-Muslim relations, and the roles of magic and of the Inquisition. In this lecture the project team Professor Dionisius A. Agius, Dr Catherine Rider and Dr Alex Mallett will present the background to the project, including the island's communities (Christians and slaves) at the time, the trial document, and aspects of popular magic. Full details
Institute of Arabic and Islamic StudiesAdd this to your calendar
15 October 201417:00

CREATE (Creativity Research in Education AT Exeter) Research Group Seminar with Malcolm Ross

Malcolm will be up-dating the Exeter CREATE group on his model of creativity in the arts, first developed in his book Cultivating the Arts in Education and Therapy (Routledge, 2011). Since he began researching arts education in the 1960s Malcolm has concentrated on developing a theoretical pedagogy based on practice: his own and that of teachers of the creative arts in schools and colleges. His Syncretic Model brings together two traditions of creativity: one western and the other Chinese. His latest thinking sharpens the focus on the creative work of the artist, including the child as artist. The work art does takes place in the realm of knowing rather than understanding, of revelation rather than demonstration, of disclosure rather than origination. Creativity becomes a feature of the transcendent dimension of Being. Full details
Baring Court 201 Add this to your calendar
15 October 201416:15

Specialisms in Law - a discussion panel

This panel will explore the decision-making processes that are essential in building a career in the legal profession. How and when do you decide what to do? What sorts of opportunities present themselves along the way? If you are thinking about a career in Law and want to find out more about the different paths, come along to this event, meet and network with our distinguished panel at a drinks reception which will follow the discussion.Alumni guests:Emma Price (Politics 2004) - Barrister, Temple Garden Chambers. Claire Tollefson (Law 2006) Family Solicitor, Cripps Harries Hall, Carl Steele, Partner and Registered trademark attorney, Ashfords, Nathan Willmott, Partner and Head of Commercial Dispute Resolution Group. This event will be followed by drinks and networking. Full details
Newman Red LT (F)Add this to your calendar
15 October 201415:30

Mr Peter Robinson: Radovan Karadzic and the Right (or Folly) of Self-Representation

Full details
AmoryAdd this to your calendar
15 October 201415:00

Heather Strange: "Non-invasive prenatal testing", Cardiff,

The rapid scientific development and clinical implementation of non invasive prenatal testing (NIPT) technologies, which make use of fetal DNA found circulating in the mother's blood from an early stage of pregnancy, presents exiting new opportunities for the application and practice of both prenatal screening and diagnosis. Diagnostic tests for fetal sex (and a small number of specific disorders) are routinely used within clinical genetics and fetal medicine. NIPT screening tests for Down's syndrome have been made available to the population at large, via purchase from a number of private prenatal clinics, and are also being trialled within the NHS. With the publication of research proving that screening of the whole fetal genome is also possible via NIPT, there is much speculation over how quickly and how broadly NIPT tests may expand in scope. Building on a rich history of sociological research which highlights the significance of issues such as the routinisation of testing technologies (Rapp, Rothman), the medicalisation of pregnancy, and the normalisation of eugenic practices (Duster, Shakespeare), this study tracks the development of NIPT from its earliest stages, reflecting on how NIPT, as a technology around which healthcare, technology and capital align in specific ways, may shape experiences of pregnancy, diagnosis, disease and clinical practice. Drawing on interviews with scientists, clinicians, and parents, I will show how early encounters with NIPT shed light on how a new technology becomes aligned with routine, everyday practices, and how participants' (bio)political and moral interrogations give rise to complex and contested processes of division, classification and categorisation. I will show how encounters with this emerging technology become entangled with discussions around already-stigmatised practices and 'public secrets' (Taussig), revealing some of the complex ethical and social issues that lie at the heart of prenatal screening and diagnosis. Full details
Amory B316Add this to your calendar
14 October 201413:00

Seminar by Dr Esmaeel Abodallahzadeh (University of Exeter)

Prior research on the role of textual markers in reading comprehension suggests a complex picture of the relationship between textual signals and comprehension. These studies have come up with positive, neutral, and differential effects of these markers on processing and comprehension. This talk reports on how undergraduate EFL readers of English approach narrative, expository, and argumentative text types in which propositional relations have been explicitly or implicitly marked. Participants with different proficiency levels read passages of each text type in both their explicit and implicit versions. The results demonstrate significant differences between learner level, text version, and text type. Less advanced groups were found to enjoy most from the presence of such textual markers. The effect of the type of text and text structure on the comprehension of the learners on both the explicit and the implicit versions was also discovered. Further results demonstrated a consistent pattern of a text-specific hierarchy for the comprehension of conjunctive relations across learners with different proficiency levels. Finally, the results confirm the contributory effect of these markers in text comprehension. They boost our understanding of the rhetorical and cognitive nature of different text types and the positive role of logical connectors in their comprehension. Therefore, language teachers, testers, and materials developers need to further consider the relationship between textual signals and text types in devising appropriate materials and techniques to improve foreign language learners’ reading comprehension. Full details
Baring Court 114Add this to your calendar
8 October 201417:00

CREATE Research Group Virtual Seminar with Dr Keith Sawyer (University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill)

We are very excited to be hosting this virtual seminar, where Dr Sawyer will give a talk based on his current empirical studies of pedagogical practices in professional schools of art and design. The talk will be followed by a Q&A session. Full details
Baring Court 114Add this to your calendar
8 October 201415:00

Dr. Stephane Baele: Security Through Numbers

Full details
Building OneAdd this to your calendar
6 October 201413:00

Setting your expectations and planning your law firm applications

Writing an application for a law firm can be a stressful procedure which takes time and effort. Caroline Lindner, the Trainee Recruitment Manager at Norton Rose Fulbright, is leading this session which will help you with your initial preparation, and to understand what to expect before you start writing your applications.Sign up on My Career Zone for this event to count towards the Exeter Award. http://ex.ac.uk/7d Full details
Laver Building LT3Add this to your calendar
1 October 201417:15

Public Event. Visiting Speaker : Onnik James Krikorian

Onnik James Krikorian is a journalist, photojournalist, and media consultant from the United Kingdom. He has worked for the UK and International Media and from 2007-2012 was the Caucasus Regional Editor for Global Voices. Living in Yerevan, Armenia, since 1998, he moved to Tbilisi, Georgia, in 2012.Launching his first web site in 1994 he has focused on publishing material online on issues overlooked by the mainstream media such as poverty and minority issues in transitional countries.Since 1994 he has covered the frozen conflict between Armenia and Azerbaijan over the disputed territory of Nagorno Karabakh and from 1995-1997 worked extensively on human rights issues related to the Kurds in Turkey. In 1998 that work saw him visit the Republic of Armenia to research the Yezidi minority in the country for the London-based Kurdish Human Rights Project (KHRP). This has included working closely with academics researching the same issues.His work on the frozen conflicts of the South Caucasus, including countering single narratives and amplifying alternative voices using new and social media, has also recently brought him into the sphere of Countering Violent Extremism (CVE). This particularly concerns the use of new and social media by extremist groups such as al-Qaeda and the Islamic State. With frozen conflicts thawing and developments in Iraq cause for considerable concern, such a need is more urgent than ever.http://onnik-krikorian.com/ Full details
Institute of Arabic and Islamic StudiesAdd this to your calendar
1 October 201416:00

Professor Anne Barlow: Mapping Paths to Family Justice

Full details
Amory A115Add this to your calendar
10 September 201419:00

Jerusalem Unbound, book launch and lecture in Israel

The Kenyon Institute and the Educational Bookshop are pleased to invite you to a book launch and lecture on Wednesday 10th September 2014, 7pm.'Jerusalem Unbound: Geography, History and the Future of the Holy City' by Michael Dumper (University of Exeter, UK).This is a joint event with the Educational Bookshop, and will be held in the Kenyon Institute garden in Sheikh Jarrah. Please see the attached flyer for more information. Full details
Kenyon Institute garden in Sheikh Jarrah, East JerusalemAdd this to your calendar
1 - 2 September 2014

2014 Exeter-Georgetown Gulf Conference

The Heritage Boom in the Gulf; Critical and Interdisciplinary Perspectives.Call for papers now open. Full details
Institute of Arabic and Islamic StudiesAdd this to your calendar
8 July 201413:00

A multi-level approach to discourse analysis in young childrens maths talk (Dr Carol Murphy, University of Waikato)

In this seminar Carol will present the multi-level analysis approach used in her PhD on children's talk in mathematics. The aim of the study was to understand better how children exchanged meaning through peer discourse as they worked together on a mathematics task. Transcripts and video material from group sessions before and after the introduction of exploratory talk were analysed for comparison. Carol's approach was an adaptation of Rojas-Drummond and Mercer's (2003) sociocultural discourse analysis. NVivo was used to interrogate data from children's use of speech acts and from children's use of function words. Results indicated that the children were using demonstrative pronouns and adjectives more in some of the groups following the introduction of exploratory talk. The use of demonstratives was evidence of incipient exploratory talk and suggested that the children were sharing intentions through spatial deixis. Full details
Baring Court 114Add this to your calendar
2 July 201416:30

Seminar by Professor David Williamson Shaffer (University of Wisconsin-Madison & Game Scientist at the Wisconsin Center for Education Research)

In this talk, Professor Shaffer argues that the future of learning in the age of smart machines requires integrating new theories of cognition and culture, new approaches to curriculum design, and new modes of assessment.Professor David Williamson Shaffer is a game scientist and quantitative ethnographer, known for his work in epistemic frames, epistemic games, and epistemic network analysis.The theory of epistemic frames suggests that complex thinking is best understood not in terms of knowledge and skills, but rather as a network of knowledge, skills, values, identity, and epistemology.Based on this theory of learning, Professor Shaffer and his lab have developed virtual internshipssimulations of real-world practices such as engineering and urban planningto promote the development of epistemic frames.Data from these simulations are analyzed using Epistemic Network Analysis (ENA)- a method of quantitative ethnographic learning analytics that focuses on whether and how students link the skills, knowledge, identity, values, and epistemology of a real-world practice into a coherent way of thinking about complex problems. Full details
Baring Court 114Add this to your calendar
26 June 201414:00

Managing performative imperatives and creative teaching and learning and the implications for professional identity

For the last 24 years teachers have been managing new performativity reforms focused on more accountability, testing, target setting and inspections alongside attempts to maintain their creative teaching, particularly in primary schools. As the performative agenda and practices became embedded in the late 1990s and the early 2000s a major government programme worth over 130m developed and encouraged a creativity discourse and related programmes across the whole of the education sector. The first part of this open session will review some of the ways primary teachers managed these two practices and the effects upon their professional work and identity based on ESRC research carried out between 2005-8. The second part of the session will provide an opportunity for those attending to discuss these findings in the light of their own current experiences in schools or in teacher education. Full details
Baring Court 201 Add this to your calendar
26 - 27 June 201410:30

'The "Artificial" and the "Natural" in the Life Sciences, c. 1850-1950'

The event is generously supported by Egenis, the University's Department of Sociology, Philosophy and Anthropology, the British Society for the History of Science and the British Society for the Philosophy of Science.Details of this are on the workshop website located at: http://exeter2014.wordpress.comThe conference programme (also available on the website) includes three plenary talks by the following invited speakers: Helen Curry (University of Cambridge), Jon Hodge (University of Leeds), and Joeri Witteveen (Universiteit Utrecht). There are multiple contributed papers including:Cellular Utopias: Protoplasm and Early Twentieth-Century Synthetic Biology (Robert Brain)Thomas Hunt Morgan and the invisible genes: using the artificial to discover the natural (Guilia Frezza and Mauro Capocci)Why Wild Type? Historical Understandings of Nature, Species and Variation and the Field-Lab Threshold' (Tarquin Holmes)Women, science and technical subjectivity in Britain c.1860-1900 (Tom Quick)Drawings, poetry, videos and embryology: from Haeckel to Garstang and beyond (Simon Rundle, John Spicer, and Oliver Tills)Additionally, there will be two forums, on the themes of Can experimental intervention be natural? and Towards a philosophy of variation.The registration fee is 30 for the whole workshop, and the website to register at is here:http://store.exeter.ac.uk/browse/extra_info.asp?compid=1&modid=2&catid=20&prodid=779 For more details contact James Lowe at jwel201 [at] ex.ac.uk Full details
Byrne HouseAdd this to your calendar
24 June 201410:00

Coaching and Mentoring for those interested in school: university partnerships

Education experts in the Graduate School of Education have put together a practical session looking at school based practice, widening participation, session planning and learning about differentiating lessons for all attainments. The content will be of use to anyone at a post grad level or beyond interested in school based work. This type of training can be added to the professional development section of a CV. Full details
Baring Court 129 Add this to your calendar
20 June 2014

Thinking about a career in teaching: PGCE taster day

Full details
Baring CourtAdd this to your calendar
17 June 201417:00

Speaker: Professor Mike Sharples (The Open University) Title: Designing Massive Open Social Learning

The FutureLearn platform has enabled over 150,000 people to learn online through courses offered by leading universities. Design of the FutureLearn platform has been guided by theories of social learning, alongside evidence of effective methods of teaching, learning and assessment. Each new feature is developed in relation to the design aims of telling powerful stories, enabling productive conversation, and celebrating progress. Consequences of this pedagogy-led design include: building courses around explicit learning steps; making learning visible through profile pages and discussions linked to each learning step; enabling users to follow other learners; designing peer review as a formative and discursive activity; and developing peer assessment based on Adaptive Comparative Judgment. All these elements must be deployed for massive-scale courses of over 10,000 participants and for learners with a wide variety of abilities, interests and types of engagement. I shall describe the pedagogy-informed design process for FutureLearn, the structure and elements of the platform and learning experience, and evidence of patterns of learning and user attitudes. Full details
North Cloisters 12Add this to your calendar
16 June 201417:00

Professor Jane Seale Inaugural Lecture: Boundary Encounters of the Interdisciplinary Kind

My research interests lie at the intersections between disability, technology and inclusion. To cross the boundaries of these different research fields I have become what Wenger (1998) called a 'broker', facilitating knowledge exchange between different disciplinary research communities. In this lecture I will share some examples of these 'boundary encounters', focusing in particular on those that have a relevance to higher education. Using examples relating to accessible e-learning and student voice I hope to illuminate both the challenges and rewards of doing interdisciplinary research. Full details
XFiAdd this to your calendar
3 June 201413:00

Speaker: Professor Matt Baillie Smith (Northumbria University) Title: International development and development education: instrumental, everyday and co-produced solidarities

This paper uses critical scholarship on solidarity to re-think recent trends in development education and global citizenship education policy and practice. I use a hopeful lens to argue that a focus on development educations capacity to mobilise new development knowledges reveals a role for it in shaping a new language and practice of international development and citizenship that moves beyond established spatial imaginaries of rich and poor. (More on the abstract is available in the attached document). Full details
Baring Court 114Add this to your calendar
28 May 201412:00

SWDTC Workshop: The Right to Citizenship

This workshop will examine how practices of citizenship produce forms of exclusion and marginalisation and how marginalised groups contest forms of belonging by claiming and enacting a right to citizenship. Full details
Amory A128 Add this to your calendar
27 May 201417:00

Speaker: Professor Keith Topping (Dundee University) Title: Peer Tutoring in Reading and Mathematics in Primary School: Randomised Controlled Trials and Scaling Up

Schools were allocated a condition: cross-age vs. same-age tutoring; light vs intensive tutoring; reading vs. maths vs. reading and maths. The project lasted two years with the same children in Year 2 but generally with different teachers, so the pupils were key to carrying tutoring forward. Subsequently the University of Durham established a Maths tutoring project which intended to scale up the project (to which Keith is a consultant). Four local authorities are implementing tutoring (Medway, Worcestershire, Leeds and Durham), again over two years. Local co-ordinators are responsible for training and monitoring teachers, while the university has trained the co-ordinators. Results will be available soon! Meanwhile there is a peer tutoring page on TES Pro which has registered over 13,000 hits from teachers. Full details
Baring Court 114Add this to your calendar
21 May 201414:00

Arabic Poetry Recital

You are cordially invited to our annual Arabic poetry recitation event on Wednesday 21 May at 2pm in the institute of Arab and Islamic Studies, Lecture Theatre 1. Do come and enjoy an hour of poetry and music presented by some of our Third and Fourth Year students.Please contact Z.jennings@exeter.ac.uk for further information. Full details
Institute of Arabic and Islamic StudiesAdd this to your calendar
19 May 201418:00

Seasons of Mud - opening reception of new exhibition of paintings by Iraqi artist Yousif Naser

This promises to be an exciting event with an introduction to the works by artist Yousif Naser, poetry readings (in English, French and Arabic) inspired by the works, and Iraqi music. Exhibition opening times: Monday 12th May Friday 27th June 2014 (Monday Friday 9 am 5 pm) Full details
Institute of Arabic and Islamic StudiesAdd this to your calendar
19 May 201415:00

Dr Adam Toon (Exeter), Situating Science

SPA Research Seminar: Dr Adam Toon (Exeter), Situating Science Full details
Amory A239ABAdd this to your calendar
14 May 201414:00

SWDTC Workshop: The contactualist approach to democracy and democratic justice

Workshop on: The contractualist approach to democracy and democratic justice A discussion of Albert Weale (UCL) Democratic Justice and the Social Contract (OUP, 2013) Full details
Reed HallAdd this to your calendar
13 May 201413:00

Speaker: Professor Agnes Kukulska Hulme (The Open University) Title: Learning activity designs for a mobile age

We consider transformational designs for learning with mobile devices, with a special focus on language learning. As partners in the EU-funded MASELTOV project (2012-14), The Open University has led the development of an incidental learning framework to guide the design of a set of mobile tools and services for informal learning in cities across the European Union. These information, learning and community building services which are being provided on smartphones will benefit newly arrived immigrants, with the aim of improving social inclusion. The process of developing the incidental learning framework has prompted reflection on many aspects of informal learning, its significance and relationship to formal education, as well as its role in shifting the focus and content of language learning. The opportunities, challenges and pitfalls of mobile-assisted incidental learning in the city will be shared in this seminar, against a backdrop of evolving mobile learning activity designs that increasingly incorporate situated learning. Full details
Baring Court 114Add this to your calendar
12 May 201415:00

Dr Julian Kieverstein, U of Amsterdam Life-Mind Continuity and the Limits of Mechanistic Explanation.

Abstract: The starting point for my paper will be a debate about the limits of mechanistic explanation in neuroscience (and in the biological sciences more generally). Proponents of dynamical systems approaches to cognitive science have argued that brain processes exhibit system level dynamical properties that resist description in mechanistic terms (Silberstein & Chemero 2010; 2013). Neural systems are made up of component parts that systematically and continuously affect each other in a nonlinear fashion. Moreover, oscillations, feedback loops and recurrent connections play an essential role in understanding system-level, network properties in brains. Systems exhibiting these properties do not admit of functional decomposition and localization of functions to components parts that are the signatures of mechanistic explanation. Defenders of mechanistic explanation (Craver, Kaplan, Bechtel) have responded that a system can exhibit the type of emergent behaviours that make it resistant to localisation and decomposition, and still be susceptible to mechanistic explanation. Ill focus on the recent arguments of Bechtel in my talk (Bechtel 2008; forthcoming). He has been arguing that the lesson to be drawn from the arguments of the dynamists is that we need to update our view of biological mechanisms. In particular we must view biological mechanisms as functioning in the context of dynamically, active, living systems. This has led Bechtel to agree with dynamicists that the defining properties of living systems such as self-organisation, circular causality and autopoiesis are also the defining properties of cognitive systems. I will follow Godfrey-Smith and others in labelling this the life-mind continuity thesis. Some dynamicists (e.g. those defending an enactive theory of cognition) have argued that the life-mind continuity thesis means embracing a form of teleology that is unacceptable to the mechanist (Thompson 2007). The life-mind continuity thesis points to the limits of mechanistic explanation. The question I want to take up in my talk is whether one can endorse a life-mind continuity thesis without accepting this further claim that self-producing, self-organising beings make living systems fundamentally different from machines. I will pursue this question through the example of work in systems neuroscience that points to the interdependence of emotion and cognitive processing in the brain. I will suggest that this interdependence is naturally interpreted as supporting a life-mind continuity thesis but it can also be naturally understood by appeal to Bechtels concept of active mechanisms. Full details
Amory A239ABAdd this to your calendar
12 May - 27 June 20149:00

Seasons of Mud by Iraqi artist Yousif Naser - exhibition of paintings:

Gallery Viewing Times Monday - Friday 9am - 5pm The exhibition is held in collaboration with the Iraqi Cultural Centre in Londonfor further information contact jane.clark@exeter.ac.ukopen to public. Full details
Institute of Arabic and Islamic StudiesAdd this to your calendar
1 May 201417:00

Presentation by Professor Sarah Powell (University of Texas at Austin) on PALS and its research base

Sarah Powell is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Special Education. After teaching kindergarten, Sarah worked at Vanderbilt University as a project coordinator of grants related to word-problem solving and computation for elementary students. PALS Reading and Math were developed by researchers at Vanderbilt University, one of the leading University Departments of Education in the USA, to help teachers accommodate diverse learners and promote their academic success. International research studies provide substantial evidence that peer collaborative group work on academic tasks can help pupil learning. Full details
Baring Court 202Add this to your calendar
29 April 201417:45

The operational challenges of humanitarian law and victims of conflict

Full details
Newman Lecture TheatresAdd this to your calendar
29 April 201417:00

Speaker: Professor Ron Barnett (University of London) - Title: Understanding the University

This is an important matter since, unless we have a sound and full sense as to what it is to understand the university, the university will fall short of realising its potential. Prompted particularly by the Critical Realism of Roy Bhaskar and the Hegelian-inspired thinking of Slovoj Zizek, I shall try to sketch an argument along the following lines. I want to break with any sense that the university is an institution that, as it were, lies before us, open to straightforward empirical inquiry. I even want to break with simply seeing the university as institution and the university as idea polarised (against each other). More positively, I shall argue that we should understand the university as situated on four planes, both going down into its deep structures but also rising onto planes both of its imaginary possibilities and (thence) to a growing penumbra of universals. Being a university and understanding the university, is not thereby a relativist or postmodern free-for-all. Full details
Baring Court 114Add this to your calendar
27 March 201415:30

Professor Karima Bennoune (UC Davis) '"Your Fatwa Does Not Apply Here": The human rights struggle against Muslim fundamentalism.'

"Your Fatwa Does Not Apply Here": The human rights struggle against Muslim fundamentalism.Karima Bennoune carried out nearly 300 interviews over three years with people from nearly 30 countries, from Afghanistan to Mali, to document peaceful, local human rights struggles against fundamentalism. These are some of the most important, and most overlooked, human rights struggles in the world today. From Pakistani peace activists to Tunisian feminists, from Chechen journalists to Algerian victims of terrorism, Bennoune will share their stories and provide a human rights analysis from these many frontlines.Karima Bennoune is Professor of International Law at UC Davis School of Law, a member of the board of the network of Women Living Under Muslim Laws and a former Amnesty International Legal Advisor. Full details
Amory B316Add this to your calendar
26 March 201417:15

Prof Leyla Neyzi

Young People Speak Out: The Contribution of Oral History to Facing the Past, Reconciliation and Democratization in Turkey carried out in 2011-2013. Project output based on a large oral history archive include multimedia products such as a website in Kurdish, Turkish and English (www.gencleranlatiyor.org), exhibition, film and book. The presentation will focus on the research process,the participation of young people from Diyarbakir, Mugla and Berlin in the project, and reflect on the experience in light of the Gezi events and the current context of Turkey. Full details
Institute of Arabic and Islamic StudiesAdd this to your calendar
25 - 26 March 201418:30

His Excellency Dr Salam Fayyad Former Prime Minister of the Palestinian National Authority.

The Institute of Arab and Islamic Studies & The European Centre for Palestine Studies (ECPS) are very honoured to present His Excellency Dr Salam Fayyad for this special talk. This is a public talk open to all please contact : z.jennings@exeter.ac.uk for any further information. Full details
Streatham CourtAdd this to your calendar
25 March 201413:00

Speaker: Professor Sarah-Jayne Blakemore (University College London) Title: The social brain in adolescence

Recently, neuroscience research has revolutionised our understanding of the adolescent brain. Brain imaging research has revealed that the brain develops during adolescence in terms of both its structure and how it functions. Social brain regions undergo particularly protracted development in adolescence. This research might contribute to an explanation of behaviours that are typically associated with adolescence, including risk-taking and peer influence. Full details
Baring Court 114Add this to your calendar
24 March 201415:00

Dr John Danaher (Keele University), The Design of Social Epistemic Systems: Lessons from the Legal Trial

Abstract: Social epistemic systems are systems in which agents and institutions send and receive signals, and generate judgments of truth or falsity. The legal trial is a paradigmatic example of such a system. Taking this characterisation onboard, this paper sets out to provide a taxonomy of the different epistemic interventions into the legal system, and to develop a framework for evaluating such interventions. The taxonomy identifies four types of intervention, which vary in how they treat human agency (information hiding, instrumentalising, enhancing, and by-passing). The framework works from a multi-dimensional theory of legitimacy conditions. To illustrate the advantages of this framework, a specific case study is analysed. The case study is the increasing use of data-mining algorithms in legal decision-making. It is argued that the increasing use of such algorithms poses a new type of legitimacy threat to the legal system (the threat of algocracy). The paper concludes by evaluating three proposed solutions to this threat. Each is found to be lacking. Full details
Amory B315Add this to your calendar
20 March 201418:00

Tim Harford: Misinformation is Beautiful

The University of Exeter Q-Step Centre presents Tim Harford giving a lecture entitled Misinformation is Beautiful. Tim Harford is an economist, journalist and broadcaster. He is the author of The Undercover Economist Strikes Back and the million-selling The Undercover Economist; a senior columnist at the Financial Times, and the presenter of Radio 4s More or Less and Pop Up Ideas. Tim has spoken at TED, PopTech and the Sydney Opera House and is a visiting fellow of Nuffield College, Oxford.The lecture starts at 6pm but we invite you to join us for drinks beforehand which will be served outside the lecture theatre from 5pm. Full details
XFiAdd this to your calendar
20 March 201410:45

Q-Step Launch Event

Over the course of the day there will be an introduction to the Q-Step programme, workshops, employability focused events and a prize draw. Full details
Innovations CentreAdd this to your calendar
19 March 201415:00

Professor Doug Stokes - Title: US Grand Strategy and Great Power Relations: Assessing Americas Structural Power and Relative Decline After the Financial Crisis

Full details
Building OneAdd this to your calendar
18 March 20145:15

Prof Hans Diaber

The growing interest of the Arabs in Arabic translations from Greek since the 8th century has been interpreted as a sign of humanism in Islam. This is comparable to humanists in Europe who, since the 14th century, considered the Greek and Latin literature the foundation of spiritual and moral education. We will have to address the question of whether a similar ideal of education has been developed in harmony with religion in the Islamic cultural sphere. The perceived tension between the humanists of antiquity and Christianity has a parallel in the tensions between Islamic religiosity and a rational Islamic worldview. However, there are past and present approaches to developing an educational ideal, which is comparable to the European concept of a moral shaping of the individual. Full details
Institute of Arabic and Islamic StudiesAdd this to your calendar
17 March 201415:00

Dr Tom Roberts (University of Exeter), Emotion Regulation and Responsibility

Abstract:Often, we hold individuals responsible for the emotions they undergo - for instance, we criticize a person for finding a racist joke amusing, and we praise someone for feeling righteous anger when she encounters injustice. Two competing approaches to the nature of emotional responsibility have emerged in the literature, whose defining disagreement is over the extent to which a subject must exert voluntary control over her emotions in order to be an appropriate target of praise or blame for them. On the one hand, Aristotelian accounts hold that a person's responsibility lies in the cultivation of character traits over time - the (often deliberate and self-conscious) development of emotional tendencies and responses over the course of a life. On the other hand, reasons-responsiveness views hold that what matters is the agent's rational sensitivity to appropriate kinds of reason, a sensitivity that reveals or discloses her values and identity. For example, a person is responsible for episodes of fear just when these states respond in a suitable way to dangers or threats. On theories of this kind, the historical provenance of an individual's emotional capacities, and the extent to which she has exerted voluntary control over them, is largely immaterial to the question of whether she is responsible for their outputs.I argue that these two approaches to understanding the nature of emotional responsibility have paid insufficient attention to our powers of emotional self-regulation, which offer a degree of short-term voluntary control over our affective states that is not the same as the long-term cultivation of character promoted by Aristotelian views, and which is not captured by reasons-responsiveness as typically understood. Our capacities of emotion-regulation come in several forms, including situation-selection and modification; cognitive change; attention-direction; and modification of expression. These powers permit us to modulate, suppress, initiate, or encourage emotional states in the course of our moment-to-moment affective responding. Regulatory powers can be exercised in such a way as to be in opposition to the subject's rational assessment of her situation (for instance, she can control her fear even though she takes herself to be in peril), or they can be deployed in order to bring her emotional response into line with that assessment (for example, to bring forth her grief at the loss of a loved one). Self-regulation contributes to our emotional responsibility, then, by offering ways of voluntarily affecting our emotional states that do not rely on long-term cultivation of character, and which do not always align with our rational assessment of relevant reasons. A thoroughgoing theory of emotional responsibility must attend to self-regulation. Full details
Amory B315Add this to your calendar
11 March 201417:15

Mark Fitzpatrick (IISS )

With the implementation details having been worked out for the interim nuclear deal that Iran and the six major powers reached in late November, Irans enrichment capability is capped for the next six months and Iran is experiencing limited sanctions relief for the first time in many years. The mood is optimistic in Iran and in most other concerned countries with two notable exceptions among Irans most sceptical antagonists. Mark Fitzpatrick will offer his assessment of the interim deal and of the prospects for a comprehensive agreement being reached during the 6-month period. Full details
Institute of Arabic and Islamic StudiesAdd this to your calendar
11 March 201417:00

Speaker: Professor Michael Fielding (University of London) Title: Beyond Student Voice: Patterns of Partnership and the Demands of Deep Democracy

If we really believe in democracy, we need to develop schools that take seriously Francis Williams' insistence that Democracy is not only something to fight for; it is something to fight with. The student voice movement offers a promising starting point to reflect on and develop new possibilities and approaches to learning, both in its more restricted formal modes and in its broader more openly democratic senses. Full details
Baring Court 114Add this to your calendar
11 March 201411:00

Managing performative imperatives and creative teaching and learning and the implications for professional identity

For the last 24 years teachers have been managing new performativity reforms focused on more accountability, testing, target setting and inspections alongside attempts to maintain their creative teaching, particularly in primary schools. As the performative agenda and practices became embedded in the late 1990s and the early 2000s a major government programme worth over 130m developed and encouraged a creativity discourse and related programmes across the whole of the education sector. The first part of this open session will review some of the ways primary teachers managed these two practices and the effects upon their professional work and identity based on ESRC research carried out between 2005-8.The second part of the session will provide an opportunity for those attending to discuss these findings in the light of their own current experiences in schools or in teacher education. Full details
Baring Court 112Add this to your calendar
10 March 201417:30

Becoming a Barrister

Simon is a Criminal Law barrister. He will talk about what life is like at the Criminal bar. The discussion will also centre on what it takes to become a barrister, looking at what qualities and attributes are in demand for the barristers of the future. Simon will answer your questions on the practical issues which may be on applying to Inns of Courts or about planning for achieving Pupillage.This will be an informal session and we encourage you to bring along questions and discussion points. Full details
Forum Seminar Room 5Add this to your calendar
5 March 201417:15

James Dorsey ( Nanyang Technological University, Singapore)

A confrontation between autocratic Arab leaders and militant, highly politicized, street battle-hardened soccer fans that contributed to the toppling of former Egyptian and Tunisian presidents Mubarak and Ben Ali builds on a political tradition inherent in the game since introduction by the British. That tradition is rooted in the little recognized fact that the politics of soccer have played an important role in the development of several Middle Eastern and North African nations since the late 19th century. Politics moreover was associated with the founding of a large number soccer clubs in the region and underlies its foremost derbies, some of which rank among the worlds most violent. Full details
Institute of Arabic and Islamic StudiesAdd this to your calendar
26 February 201417:15

Dr Maha Yamani ( Independant Researcher)

The terms 'Muslim', 'Islamic', and 'Shariah' law have become intermixed, and often used to cover a wide area of rules some religious but others not. These rules have an Islamic origin but have since been restructured and adapted into an expansive field of laws spanning the many diverse cultures, ethnic groups, and geographical areas that now represent the Muslim religion. I sometimes encounter questions along the lines of "What is your opinion regarding the position of women under Muslim law?" Or I face an inquiry regarding "The interpretation of (a specific case) under 'Shari'ah' law"Through the use of examples, my talk will illustrate the way in which 'Muslim' laws have been moulded and shaped by the people who use them Full details
Institute of Arabic and Islamic StudiesAdd this to your calendar
25 February 201413:00

Speaker: Professor Adrian Holliday (Canterbury Christ Church University) Title: Developing an action theory for intercultural communication: evidence, applications and politics

The narratives demonstrate a level and type of evidence which is hard to collect in traditional forms of research. They show the everyday details of how people construct culture, subscribe to different discourses of culture, and represent underlying universal cultural processes which can be applied to any local or foreign setting. Some of the discourses are however prejudicial and destructive, and show how we can all fall into culture traps of the type which underpin world conflict. Full details
Baring Court 114Add this to your calendar
19 February 201417:15

Prof Hans Daiber (Frankfurt University)

Details to follow Full details
Institute of Arabic and Islamic StudiesAdd this to your calendar
19 February 201417:00

Dr Uri Davis Al-Quds University Jerusalem

After defining the key terms of his Paper (What is Palestine?; What is political-Zionism?; What are Zionist Institutions?; What is ethnic cleansing?; What is apartheid?) and after considering the analogies and the specificities of Israeli apartheid versus past South African apartheid as well as the political implication of declaring Israel an apartheid state under international law - the Paper discusses future dangers and ambiguities underpinning the partial diplomatic victory of the PLO/State of Palestine in the UN and concludes that the next best step for Palestine in the UN could very well be: pressing the UNGA to reduce the status of Israel from a Full-Member state to an Observer-Member state so longs as the core of strategic Israeli apartheid legislation is not dismantled, and in this connection declare the borders of Observer-Member "Jewish" (or better Hebrew) state to be the borders designated in UNGA Resolution 181(ii) of 1947. Full details
Newman Red LT (F)Add this to your calendar
19 February 201415:00

Dr David Lewis - Title: Conflict Management and the Authoritarian State

Full details
Building OneAdd this to your calendar
17 February 201414:00

Centre for Advanced International Studies (CAIS) guest lecture: Dr Philip Cunliffe, University of Kent

Dr Philip Cunliffe's doctoral research, which was funded by the ESRC, examined developing countries personnel contribution to United Nations peacekeeping across 1997-2007. His third book Legions of Peace: UN Peacekeepers from the Global South,which is based on his doctoral research, is published in November 2013. Full details
Building OneAdd this to your calendar
12 February 201412:00

Joint CAIS and Political Theory group lecture: Professor Kimberley Hutchings, LSE

Room tbc. Full details
tbcAdd this to your calendar
11 February 201417:00

Speaker: Professor Mark Olssen (University of Surrey) Title: Liberalism, Neoliberalism and the Global Public Good: The Consequences of Climate Change

A number of factors conspire at this juncture to derail the neoliberal settlement however. One is market failure as witnessed by the Credit Crunch and the current recession being experienced throughout Europe. Other factors such as population explosion, nuclear proliferation, terrorism and environmental catastrophe could exert even greater pressure for a reversal of the neoliberal project. Moderate or severe climate change could intensify such trends even further. Taken together, these factors could forseeably have a major impact on transforming the political and economic settlement as it has operated under neo-liberalism since the 1970s, resulting in the emergence of global political and educational structures constitutive of a new global welfare polis together with a global common good. My paper outlines the shifts in theoretical rationale and practice that might accompany such a transition. Full details
Baring Court 114Add this to your calendar
5 February 201417:00

Dominic Casciani ( Home Affairs Correspondent. BBC News)

There has long been a tense debate about how the British news media goes about reporting counter-terrorism, security and related issues. BBC News home affairs correspondent Dominic Casciani explains how he and his colleagues go about their job - and the practical and editorial challenges they face.The talk will give you an insight into how modern 24-hour news organisations operate from the moment that the police make an arrest to the point that a jury reaches a verdict.Dominic will explore some of the major issues that organisations like the BBC grapple with these major stories - and how the BBC goes about trying to unpeel their many layers.Dominic Casciani has covered terrorism and security for BBC News for a decade on TV, Radio and Online.In 2011 he won a landmark court battle with the government to film the story of a terrorism suspect held for eight years without trial. In 2013 he was one of a just a few journalists to witness the deportation of Abu Qatada to Jordan. Full details
Institute of Arabic and Islamic StudiesAdd this to your calendar
3 February 201416:00

How to use your Social Sciences degree where it counts

The College of Social Sciences and International Studies Employability team in conjunction with SOCANTSOC welcome Jamie Piriou to hold an interactive session for Social Sciences students, especially Sociology and Anthropology, to discuss how you can translate the skills and knowledge you gain from your degree into an area of work. This will be an informal talk and discussion. Jamie's Biography: Jamie Piriou, Senior Service Manager, Humanitarian Action and Youth, British Red Cross. Jamie's work history includes, European Commission, Civic Education Project Manager, Zambia; OSCE, Office for Democratic Institutions and Human Rights;organising International Election Observation Missions in Bosnia, Montenegro, Serbia, Ukraine, Russia, Estonia, Belarus Kyrgyzstan United Nations Volunteer - Development Programme Human Rights Observer and Press Officer. Full details
Building OneAdd this to your calendar
3 February 201415:00

Professor Joanna Latimer (Cardiff), "Unsettling Conditions? Motility, human division and posthuman imperatives"

SPA Research Seminar: Abstract:Contrasting two trajectories of the posthuman debate, I explore how their different imperatives challenge humanisms binding binaries through the creation of new libratory imaginaries of hybridity and connection. The first longstanding trajectory of the posthuman debate arises out of concerns overtechnology. Utopian visions of human-technology hybrids that extend peoples powers to carve out their own futures run up against a lineage going back to Heidegger and Foucault - one that unpicks notions of the discrete, self-contained and autonomous individual, but nonetheless views the fall or disappearance of the human as dangerous and even dystopian. Drawing on ideas of relational extension that de-centre the subject, my own field studies show how the proliferation of technologies inside contemporary health care are not so much medical as they create materials for managing how care is conducted. Supporting Stratherns critique of the culture of enhancement - and her observation that technology works us as much as we work it - my findings suggest many technologies diminish peoples power; many are turned on practitioners and patients alike in ways that exaggerate the individuation of responsibility and intensify the precarity of identity and belonging. Contrastingly, the second trajectory derives from the DNA revolution in biology and the mapping of the genome. Debates here stress substance in common, affording possibilities for connection and new biosocialities that undo division in humanisms dualisms. Specifically, postgenomic imaginaries are seen to have the potential to change the conditions of possibility for the production and reproduction of humanisms central figure: the autonomous individual capable of living the ethical life. In my recent field studies of genetic medicine and ageing biology Ihighlight how humanist and posthumanist imperatives actually work together in ways that reject any totalising narrative. Instead of a new start that abandons the dividing practices that hold human exceptionalism in place, we see cultural performances within the clinic and the laboratory that are adept at shifting people and their grounds, back and forth, across both human and posthuman imaginaries. What comes into view in my work across both of these trajectories of the posthuman debate is elicitation for humans to be motile as much as mobile, moved by human and posthuman imperatives alike. The over-riding imperative though is to be on call, continuously switching extensions and shifting the world to hand; an endless condition of never being allowed to settle. Full details
Amory B219Add this to your calendar
30 January 201417:15

The Political Culture in Cornwall a discussion panel

Our distinguished panel of guests gather to discuss the themes of the political landscape in Cornwall, including the question of Cornish devolution. Students are encouraged to come with questions to put to the panel.The panel will also talk about how to get involved in local politics and what students can do to enhance their career prospects.Panel Members:Chair: Lord Teverson, LibDem Spokesman for Energy and Climate Change in the House of Lords. Prior to being made a life peer in 2006, Lord Teverson served as an MEP for the Liberal Democrats, between 1994 and 1999 for the constituency of Cornwall and West Plymouth. Lord Teverson is also an Exeter alumnus who graduated in Economics in 1973.Cllr. Dick Cole, Leader of Mebyon Kernow. Cllr. Cole has been leader of Mebyon Kernow since 1997. He was first elected to Restormel Borough Council in 1999. Cllr. Cole currently represents the Parish of St Enoder on Cornwall County Council. He is also MKs spokesman on housing and planning matters. Dr Joanie Willett, Lecturer in Politics at the University of Exeter. Dr Willett has experience in local politics, and has stood for Mebyon Kernow in local elections in the past.Dr Garry Tregidga, Director of the Institute of Cornish Studies at the University of Exeter. Dr Treggidga has carried out extensive research on the political history of Cornwall, including publishing work on the history of the liberal party in the South West region.Cllr. Rob Nolan, LibDem representative for Truro Redannick. Cllr. Nolan is also Chair of Cornwall Council Strategic Planning Committee. Cllr. Hanna Toms (tbc), Labour representative for Falmouth Penwerris. Cllr. Toms has recently been selected to stand as the Labour Parliamentary candidate for Truro and Falmouth. Full details
Chapel Lecture Theatre, Penryn CampusAdd this to your calendar
30 January 201417:00

Prof. Ghanim al-Najjar

20 years ago, the world started a political discourse of human rights with the World Conference on Human rights held in June 1993 in Vienna. Hopes were high that the world was entering a new era, in which human dignity would be the main catalyst of world international affairs and path.Abstract: 20 years ago, the world started a political discourse of human rights with the World Conference on Human rights held in June 1993 in Vienna. Hopes were high that the world was entering a new era, in which human dignity would be the main catalyst of world international affairs and relations. The question now is not whether those hopes were genuine, but whether any progress has been made in this path. How human rights dynamics are featured in the international scene, and do human rights matter at all in international, regional, and national decision making? This question is especially relevant in the so-called "empty quarter" of democracy, i.e. the Middle East. Full details
Institute of Arabic and Islamic StudiesAdd this to your calendar
29 January 201417:15

Prof Guy Standing - The Global Precariat - Why it is the new dangerous class

Globalisation and the neo-liberal economic policies underpinning it have spawned a global class structure, in which the precariat is the new mass class. It consists of millions living in insecurity, without occupational identities, without control of their lives, without secure income and losing rights. Many are still unaware that they are in it or close to being in it. But millions do recognise themselves as in it. The precariat is not yet a class-for-itself. Indeed, it is almost at war with itself. But that is changing as the anxiety, alienation, anomie and anger are growing everywhere.This presentation will draw on a recent book to consider what may happen as the precariat swells. Governments have yet to understand; a politics of inferno is building up, against which a new politics of paradise is urgently required. Full details
Institute of Arabic and Islamic StudiesAdd this to your calendar
29 January 201415:00

Dr Nicole Bolleyer - Title: State Encroachment of Civil Society? The Regulation of Organizational Life in Advanced Democracies

Full details
Building OneAdd this to your calendar
29 January 201412:30

Private Provision of Government Services: Developments and Limits

There will also be time for questions and discussion. Full details
Forum PiazzaAdd this to your calendar
28 January 201413:00

Speaker: Dr Paul Thompson (University of Birmingham) Title: Investigating the discourse of interdisciplinary research

In this talk I will report on the first stages of an ESRC funded project carried out at the Centre for Corpus Research, in collaboration with the publisher Elsevier, in which we investigate the discourse of a successful journal in an interdisciplinary field: Global Environmental Change. Our aims are to study the extent to which this field operates as a unified whole, the extent to which journal authors in the field broaden their messages to a multidisciplinary audience, and the extent to which each discipline in the field maintains a discrete identity. Full details
EMS Building G18 Add this to your calendar
27 January 201414:30

Centre for Advanced International Studies (CAIS) guest lecture: Professor Trine Flockhart.

Trine Flockhart is Senior Researcher at the Danish Institute for International Studies (DIIS). Before joining DIIS she held positions as associate professor at universities in Australia, Denmark and Britain. Her research interests are focused on European Security, especially the EU and NATO, norms transfer and processes of change through intentional agent-led action. Full details
Building OneAdd this to your calendar
22 January 201417:15

Dr Laurent Bonnefoy - The Yemini Revolution and the Salafis

Since 2011, Yemen has engaged in a revolutionary process whose outcomes remain unknown but which has clearly transformed the political landscape. Some Salafis have seized the opportunity to break with their quietist past and to form a political party: Ittihad al-Rashad. They are now appearing as potential competitors of the Muslim Brotherhood. Other Salafis have resisted such a move towards overt politicization and have long advocated the status-quo. This lecture will analyse the debates unfolding in the Salafi field and will highlight how these are meaningful if one wants to understand contemporary dynamics in Yemen.Contactz.jennings@exeter.ac.uk Full details
Institute of Arabic and Islamic StudiesAdd this to your calendar
22 January 201415:00

Professor Sarah Birch (external speaker) - Title: Cleaning Up Elections

Full details
Building OneAdd this to your calendar
22 January - 26 March 201415:00

SPEAK ARABIC!!! Every Wednesday Afternoon

SPEAK ARABIC!!! Informal Arabic Conversation Groups - every Wednesday afternoon By popular demand, the Institute will be hosting two informal Arabic conversation groups one each for beginners and advanced speakers of the language every Wednesday from 15:00-17:00hrs during term 2. The aim of the gathering is to give participants a weekly opportunity to practice their Arabic in small, friendly and informal groups. The groups are open to all beginners/intermediate and advanced speakers in the university, not just students of Arabic. Native speakers are most welcome as facilitators. The group will be led by its participants, and will discuss subjects proposed by them; there will be no active teaching, and no assessment process. If you are interested in this opportunity to practice and develop your language, please join the group relevant for your level at: Venue: IAIS Seminar Room 1 (Advanced Speakers). IAIS Language Lab (Beginners/Intermediate).Time: Wednesdays, 15:00-17:00hrs. Full details
Institute of Arabic and Islamic StudiesAdd this to your calendar
22 January 201413:00

Careers in the EU

John Evans, London Office of the European Commission will be giving a talk on EU careers. He will provide information on where an EU career can lead, why it will be a fulfilling career choice, what it involves and who they are looking to employ. He will also provide a very clear outline of the application process and the selection procedure, leading you straight into your career at the EU! Full details
Queens Building LT2Add this to your calendar
15 January 201417:15

Dr Ghada Karmi

This talk will deal with the history and demography of Muslims in Britain, when and why they came and who they are. It will discuss the issue of integration and assimilation of this community within British society and the obstacles to it. Full details
Institute of Arabic and Islamic StudiesAdd this to your calendar
14 January 201417:00

Speaker: Professor Jane Seale (University of Exeter) - Title: A betrayal of potential? Fighting for a place for adults with learning disabilities in 'The Digital Future

For thirty years technologies have been positioned as innovations having the potential to transform learning for people with learning disabilities. Belief in this revolutionary potential began in the 1980s when microcomputers were hailed for their ability to present stimulating visual and auditory learning materials, provide immediate feedback and adapt instruction depending on performance and record and monitor progress. As technologies have become more sophisticated; belief in their inherent potential has remained largely unaltered. But have the lives of people with learning disabilities been altered for the better and are we as a society particularly concerned about whether technology has enabled them to reach their full potential or not? By analysing what we do and do not know about both the 'digital past' and the 'digital present' of adults with learning disabilities I will consider whether adults with learning disabilities are conceived as having a legitimate place in 'The Digital Future' that we as a society imagine for ourselves. Full details
Baring Court 114Add this to your calendar
13 January 201415:00

Eva von Redecker, Institute for Philosophy, Humboldt University Berlin, "Disobedience as association: Butler with Arendt on radical change."

Abstract: Usually, "subversion" or "resignification", the post-structuralist concepts for change put forward most prominently in the work of Judith Butler, are seen as the constricted, if not defeatist vocabulary of a political theory beyond hope for radical change or revolution. Contrary to this, I want to reconstruct Butler's notion of performative critique as a key term to account for social transformation.The norm-changing effect of a particular local practice was initially construed in Butler's analysis of the Drag Queen at the end of Gender Trouble. Interestingly, Butler gives there an account of critique closely mapped on acts of civil disobedience, especially as they were performed by ACT UP protesting the AIDS crisis. Yet within her own framework, Butler cannot account for the felicity conditions of the performative she envisages. Hannah Arendt's critique of individualist conceptions of civil disobedience provides the cue to solve this dilemma: only if we consider the collective dimension of deviant acts can we account both for their precarious stability and their transformative impact.Speaker Bio: Eva von Redecker works in the area of critical theory and social philosophy, both in the tradition of the Frankfurt School and from the perspectives of feminist and queer theory on social change, history, gender, property, recognition and power. Eva has authored an introduction to the work of Judith Butler and a monograph on Hannah Arendt's moral philosophy. Full details
Amory B315Add this to your calendar
17 December 201317:15

The Yemeni revolution and the Salafis.

Since 2011, Yemen has engaged in a revolutionary process whose outcomes remain unknown but which has clearly transformed the political landscape. Some Salafis have seized the opportunity to break with their quietist past and to form a political party: Ittihad al-Rashad. They are now appearing as potential competitors of the Muslim Brotherhood. Other Salafis have resisted such a move towards overt politicization and have long advocated the status-quo. This lecture will analyse the debates unfolding in the Salafi field and will highlight how these are meaningful if one wants to understand contemporary dynamics in Yemen.Contactz.jennings@exeter.ac.uk Full details
Institute of Arabic and Islamic StudiesAdd this to your calendar
17 December 201313:00

Exploring culturally responsive literacy education: Engaging minoritised youth in academic literacies

Dr Pirbhai-Illich will talk about her work with pre-service teachers at the University of Regina, Saskachewan, who she prepares to work in culturally responsive ways with First Nation pupils. Full details
Baring Court 114Add this to your calendar
12 - 13 December 201314:00

The Value of Open Science

This workshop brings together biologists, social scientists and philosophers to explore the challenges and opportunities presented by the recent RCUK policy on Open Access. We will discuss the impact of Open Access mandates on scientific practice and the ways in which they foster research and innovation, particularly in the fields of systems and synthetic biology. Full details
Byrne HouseAdd this to your calendar
11 December 201317:15

Prof Greg Barton from Monash University (Australia)

In the wake of the bombing in Bali on October 12, 2002, Southeast Asia in general and Indonesia in particular began to be described as terrorisms second front. Within Indonesia, however, there was considerable scepticism. Many believed that jihadi salafism had very little support in Indonesia, a view shared by many long term observers of the country. Indonesian Islam, it was said, is different. Developments over the past decade have shown both positions to be mistaken. The level of threat posed by jihadi salafist terrorism in Indonesia and Southeast Asia is clearly nothing like that being experienced in South Asia, Afghanistan, the Middle East and North Africa. Nevertheless, Indonesia faces a remarkably resilient and persistent challenge from home-grown terrorism. With over 830 arrests, most of them leading to successful prosecutions, the Indonesian authorities have risen to the challenge of dealing with a problem far more extensive and enduring than most would have predicted. In hindsight it is clear that jihadi salafism has deep roots in Indonesian society being a product of social movements that pre-date Indonesian independence. Whilst it is true that such radical movements have always been the exception to the rule sometimes, as with the Darul Islam movement of the 1950s, the exception is very significant. At the same time, global developments have transformed the nature and expression of jihadi salafism in Indonesia. And whilst Indonesian authorities have become skilful in responding to the technical challenges this represents a more comprehensive response within the civil sphere is required to properly address this low level but pernicious problem. Full details
Institute of Arabic and Islamic StudiesAdd this to your calendar
11 December 201315:00

Dr Amy McKay - Title: Pressure Groups and Political Money

Full details
Building OneAdd this to your calendar
11 December 201312:15

SWDTC Advanced Training Programme : Workshop on Debate on Political Reform in Chinese Universities

This workshop is part of a series of events for the SWDTC Advanced Training Programme in theoretical and normative-oriented research. The main topic of the series is the study of Democracy, Ideology and the Global Order. This Workshop is organized in collaboration with the the Centre of Political Thought (Exeter). Full details
AmoryAdd this to your calendar
10 December 201313:00

Speaker: Professor Hilary Nesi (Coventry University) - Title: An evaluation of the British Academic Written English (BAWE) corpus

This paper will evaluate the corpus in terms of what it can and cannot tell us about 21st century student writing, with reference to both the existing body of research and prospects for future corpus investigation. It will also consider what researchers working on any future projects of this kind might learn from our experience of designing and creating the BAWE corpus. Full details
Baring Court 114Add this to your calendar
5 December 201314:30

Centre for Advanced International Studies (CAIS) guest lecture: Professor Sven Biscop: Peace without money, war without Americans: challenges for European strategy.

Sven Biscop is Director of the Europe in the World Programme at the Egmont Royal Institute for International Relations in Brussels, and Visiting Professor at Ghent University and at the College of Europe in Bruges. Full details
Building OneAdd this to your calendar
4 December 201317:15

Dr. Frank Foley (Kings College, London)

Counter-Terrorist Operations in Britain and France: Societal Norms, Strategy and Community Though Britain and France have faced a similar terrorist threat since September 11 2001, they have often responded in different ways to the challenges it posed. This seminar discusses Frank Foleys new book on British and French responses to Islamist terrorism. Dr Foley has interviewed almost 40 counter-terrorism officials in the two countries. He will discuss the different approaches that the British and French governments have taken to counter-terrorist operations, outlining how the two countries different historical experiences and societal norms have shaped their responses to Islamist terrorism. Full details
Institute of Arabic and Islamic StudiesAdd this to your calendar
4 December 201315:00

Professor Peter John, UCL (external speaker) - Experimentation in Political Science and Public Policy: Costs and Benefits of the New Orthodoxy

Full details
Building OneAdd this to your calendar
3 December 201312:00

Teacher recruitment fair for PGCE students

See the poster attached for details of the recruiters who are coming. Full details
Cross KeysAdd this to your calendar
29 November 201313:00

Visiting speaker seminar, Exeter Central Asian Studies Network: Russian state strategy on the cheap: case studies of Central Asian corruption to defeat rival Western power plays: John Helmer, University of Melbourne

John Helmer was the longest-serving western correspondent in Moscow, starting from 1989 and specializing in the coverage of Russian business for media in London, New York, Hong Kong, Toronto, and Johannesburg. He is visiting professor at the Department of Political Science, University of Melbourne, where he lectures on grand strategy. Full details
Amory A239CAdd this to your calendar
29 November 201313:00

Visiting speaker seminar, John Helmer, University of Melbourne

John Helmer, University of Melbourne, Russian state strategy on the cheap: case studies of Central Asian corruption to defeat rival Western power plays Full details
Amory A239CAdd this to your calendar
27 November 201317:15

Dr. Thomas Hegghammer (Norwegian Defence Research Establishment, Oslo

What do jihadis do when they don't fight? Why do hunted militants spend precious time reading poetry and interpreting each others dreams? And why is the epithet he who weeps a badge of honour in al-Qaida? We know much about the military activities and ideological views of jihadis, but little about their socio-cultural practices. This talk will take a closer look at daily life inside militant Islamist groups and reflect on what it tells us about jihadism in particular and clandestine activism in general. Full details
Institute of Arabic and Islamic StudiesAdd this to your calendar
27 November 201315:00

Professor Hans Lindahl (external speaker) - Roundtable/Book discussion

Book Title: Fault Lines of Globalization Full details
Bateman Lecture TheatreAdd this to your calendar
27 November 201311:00

Joe Twyman, the Director or Political and Social Research and Founding Director of YouGov getting that first graduate job

Joe Twyman, the Director or Political and Social Research and Founding Director of YouGov, will be giving a talk on how to get a job once you graduate. YouGov is one of the most respected pollsters in the UK and Joes talk will be really interesting and humorous, plus hes going to be talking about the internship opportunities YouGov will be offering in the run up to the next general election.To sign up and read more about our speaker go to My Career Zone or view details here http://www.exeter.ac.uk/careers/events/employer/ Full details
Queens Building LT2Add this to your calendar
26 November 201317:00

Speaker: Dr Liam Gearon (University of Oxford) - Title: On Holy Ground

Dr Gearon will outline the theoretical framework behind his latest book. In the seminar paper Liam will review the thesis outlined, tracing the diverse epistemological grounds sought by modern religious education, including: philosophy, theology and religious education; the natural sciences and religious education; the social sciences and religious education; psychology, spirituality and religious education; phenomenology and religious education; the politics of religious education; the aesthetics of religious education. Full details
Baring Court 114Add this to your calendar
26 November 201313:00

Prof. Mick Dumper: Securing Sacred Sites: Comparing cultural property protection in the context of negotiations over the policing of holy sites in Jerusalem

Internal 'occasional seminars' hosted by the Centre for Advanced International Studies, in the Department of Politics. The second paper will be given by Prof. Mick Dumper (Exeter), and is entitled "Securing Sacred Sites: Comparing cultural property protection in the context of negotiations over the policing of holy sites in Jerusalem". Full details
Forum Seminar Room 6Add this to your calendar
20 November 201317:15

Dr. Allen Fromherz (Georgia State University, Atlanta)

Rather seeing oil as the main driver of Qatari policy and governance, this presentation focuses on the internal social dynamics of this small, increasingly influential, Gulf state. Although Qatari has a feisty international image, supporting the Muslim Brotherhood and financing, Al-Jazeera, the ruling section of the Al-Thani family also considers internal pressures of Qatari nationals in the context of extreme modernization and change. This presentation examines how internal social structures, not simply the whim of the ruler or the demands and distortions of the oil market, must be considered to understand Qatar's unique place in the Gulf and the World. Full details
Institute of Arabic and Islamic StudiesAdd this to your calendar
20 November 201313:00

Professor Cecile Laborde UCL (external speaker) - Workshop on Republicanism

Full details
Building OneAdd this to your calendar
19 November 201313:00

Dr Jess Gifkins: Agreeing to disagree? The norm of consensus in UN Security Council decision-making

Internal 'occasional seminars' hosted by the Centre for Advanced International Studies, in the Department of Politics. The first paper will be given by Dr Jess Gifkins, Teaching Associate at the University of Exeter and Honorary Research Fellow at the University of Queensland. Her paper is entitled, "Agreeing to disagree? The norm of consensus in UN Security Council decision-making Full details
Forum Seminar Room 6Add this to your calendar
15 November 201312:00

Preparing for Interview with Michelmores

This is one of our most requested events. If you are making applications now for training contracts and vacation schemes, and need to know more about the interview process, come along. In this session we will cover: What is the function of an interview? What are interviewers looking for? What are the dos and don'ts in an interview situation? How can you prepare for an interview - why a mock interview is a good practice activity? How the Careers Service can help / what else you can do? Full details
Building One Kolade Teaching RoomAdd this to your calendar
14 November 201315:00

Professor Joseph Liow : The US-China Strategic Relationship and the Imperative of Regional Security: A Southeast Asian Perspective

Professor Joseph Liow is Professor of Comparative and International Politics and Associate Dean at the S. Rajaratnam School of International Studies, Nanyang Technological University. He is visiting Exeter for a few weeks and has kindly agreed to interrupt his studies to give an open talk. Full details
Council ChamberAdd this to your calendar
12 November 201313:00

Speaker: Professor Liz Todd (Newcastle University) - Title: Pupil Premium: Closing the gap for disadvantaged young people?

Research carried out by BMRB-TNS (a social research agency), and Newcastle and Manchester Universities looked at how schools (primary, secondary and special) spent Pupil Premium funds (and future plans), how they decided to spend the Pupil Premium, differences in spending patterns between schools with different characteristics, and school perceptions of the impact of Pupil Premium funding so far. The seminar focuses on the findings from 30 case study schools (primary, secondary and special) across England. Case study co-authors are Liz Todd, Alan Dyson, Kirstin Kerr and Karen Laing. The BMRB-TNS survey of 1,240 schools will also be referred to. Our findings consider: the ways schools define and cater for disadvantage what they base decisions on to spend the Pupil Premium (in terms of evidence of effectiveness within their school the varied and sophisticated systems that they use to evaluate the spending. Overall we found (in contrast to some previous reports in this field) that schools responses to disadvantage are well-organised and well-conceptualised. These findings are discussed in the context of previous initiatives in the UK and in other parts of Europe. Full details
Baring Court 114Add this to your calendar
8 November 201314:00

Law School 90th Anniversary Celebration

In celebration of 90 years of first class legal education at the University of Exeter, this event will feature an afternoon of activities showcasing the breadth of research, education and student engagement activities in the Law School, followed by a guest lecture delivered by Supreme Court Justice, Lord Clarke of Stone-cum-Ebony. Full details
Alumni AuditoriumAdd this to your calendar
6 November 201317:15

Dr Toby Matthiesen :The Gulf States and the Arab Uprisings: Counter-Revolution and Sectarianism

When faced with rising political challenges in early 2011, the Gulf states -- Bahrain and Saudi Arabia in particular -- mobilised sectarianism in order to suppress domestic calls for reform, a strategy that I analyze in my recent book Sectarian Gulf: Bahrain, Saudi Arabia, and the Arab Spring that Wasn't.Following on from the sectarian logic, and by a desire to weaken Iran and its allies, the Gulf states became the key backers of the opposition in the Syrian civil war. At the same time, however, they spearheaded counter-revolutionary efforts across the region, most prominently in Egypt. During this talk I will explore how the internal political dynamics of the Gulf states, and the growing demands for reform, determined the different reactions by Gulf governments both at home and abroad, a reaction that is shaping the regional fallouts from the Arab Uprisings. Full details
Institute of Arabic and Islamic StudiesAdd this to your calendar
6 November 201315:00

Centre for Advanced International Studies (CAIS) guest lecture: Professor Martin Shaw: Genocide and International Relations: Changing Patterns in the Transitions of the Late Modern World

Martin Shaw is Research Professor, Institut Barcelona d'Estudis Internacionals (IBEI), Professorial Fellow in International Relations and Human Rights, University of Roehampton, London and Emeritus Professor of International Relations, University of Sussex. His talk will be based around his new book, Genocide and International Relations: Changing Patterns in the Late Modern World, Cambridge University Press, October 2013. Full details
Building OneAdd this to your calendar
6 November 201312:30

The legal practice course and paths to qualification as a solicitor: your questions answered

Your pathways to qualification are likely to increase, following on from the LETR (Legal Education Training Review). If you are considering doing the LPC upon graduation but want to know about how you might qualify as a solicitor authorised to practise in England and Wales then do attend this session.Our speaker is Maggie Hemsworth who is an Associate Professor at Plymouth University, the LPC Programme Manager/Director of the LPC with 20 years experience in delivery of the LPC. Maggie was formally a litigation solicitor and has worked in London and in the South West. She also acts as an SRA- appointed external examiner and so has an extensive knowledge of the LPC Full details
Laver Building LT3Add this to your calendar
4 November 201315:00

Prof. John Eade, (UCL), 'Desecularisation in the Global City: Religious Diversity and Growth in Contemporary London'

Abstract:During the last 60 years three forms of mobility have played a crucial role in the process of home-making across London global migration, suburbanisation and gentrification. While these mobilities have been extensively analysed in terms of secular processes, the role of religion is becoming ever more evident as Christian congregations revive and a variety of mosques, temples and gurudwaras transform local landscapes. This talk will explore the continuing, albeit changing, relevance of religion in London by analysing the involvement by Christian, Muslim and Hindu congregations in the making of multiple homes across the metropolis. I will link this process of diverse home-makings to current debates about post-secular cities. While global migration, suburbanisation and gentrification operate here in specific local contexts across a particular city, these modes of mobility operate around the globe and encourage comparison with American and Australian cities. Hence, the talk will conclude by referring to the global context of both desecularisation and secularisation in urban conditions. Full details
Amory B315Add this to your calendar
30 October 201317:15

Towards a history of the Qur'anic Codex in Umayyad times

According to the Muslim tradition, the text of the Qurn was written down at the latest under the reign of the caliph Uthmn (644-656 AD). When the Umayyads seized power in 660 AD, its written transmission was at its very beginning. Discoveries made during the last decades enable us to retrace the way in which the text itself and its physical appearance deeply modified in Umayyad times (660-750 AD). The manuscript evidence combined with the sources suggests a direct involvement of the rulers in these changes. It also opens new avenues of research about the conditions under which the text was transmitted. Full details
Institute of Arabic and Islamic StudiesAdd this to your calendar
30 October 201315:00

Dr Darren Schreiber - Title: The Emergence of Ideology: Unifying Theories from Formal Modeling and Political Behavior With an Agent-based Model

Full details
Building OneAdd this to your calendar
30 October 201315:00

Teaching and Beyond: Where an Education qualification can take you

We have brought together a panel of experienced education professionals to discuss education careers in teaching and beyond. If you are interested in a career as a teacher and would like to hear from those in the profession this is the event for you! There will also be an opportunity to find out more about Exeter's PGCE programme and the event will be followed by a drinks reception so you can discuss the career options more informally with our guests.Alumni Panellists:1) Ghee Bowman (PGCE English Secondary 1998) Devon Development Education Leader, Exeter's Global CentreBioGhee is a trained teacher of English and Drama, with twenty years experience in teaching & training adults and young people. He has worked overseas in many countries, including Turkey and Egypt. He also worked for ICA:UK, doing group facilitation & training. Ghee is now the Project co-ordinator of the Telling our Stories project in Devon Development Education.2) Kate Hurley (PGCE Early Years 2003)Reception Class TeacherBioAs well as teaching in the US, a British/American Nursery in Italy and local authority schools in the UK, Kate has been a SENCo (Special Educational Needs Co-ordinator) and has worked in SEN (Special Educational Needs). She has now moved into the Independent Sector where she currently works as a Reception Class Teacher. 3) Christopher Howarth (1982 Music; PGCE at Bretton Hall Leeds in Music and Mathematics, 1983)Self-employed education consultant. Bio Previously National Coordinator for the Specialist Schools and Academies Trust 4) Ian MacDonald (PGCE Geography Secondary, 1999) Teacher, St Lukes Sports and Science College in ExeterBioIan graduated in 1999 and his career has involved being a subject tutor to and/or mentoring over twenty PGCE students (Geography, History & RE). Ian taught in Tottenham and Devon, and visited schools in places as diverse as Japan, Easter Island and The Falklands. 5) Greg Hancock (English and Fine Art 1983) Freelance Language Coach and TrainerBioSpecialist in general English tuition at all levels and teacher development - especially in the area of adapting curriculum and approaches for Arabic learners in a mixed environment. Greg has many years experience of working in the Gulf region with both male and female students, and has also lived and worked in Spain and in the UK. Full details
XFi Henderson Lecture TheatreAdd this to your calendar
29 October 201321:00

Hannah Arendt - The Movie

Screening in collaboration with Politics Society and Department of Politics. Full details
M&D RoomAdd this to your calendar
29 October 201318:00

Hannah Arendt - The Movie with panel discussion.

Screening in collaboration with Politics Society and Department of Politics. Full details
M&D RoomAdd this to your calendar
29 October 201317:00

Dr Denes Szucs (University of Cambridge) - Title: Testing theories of developmental dyscalculia

Developmental dyscalculia (DD) is a learning difficulty thought to be specific to mathematics. Currently dominant cognitive neuroscience theories of DD suggest that DD originates from the impairment of the magnitude representation (MR) of the human brain, residing in the interparietal sulcus (IPS), or from impaired connections between number symbols and the MR. However, behavioural research offers several alternative theories for DD and neuro-imaging also suggests that impairments in DD may be linked to disruptions of other functions of the IPS than the MR. That is, besides the MR, impairment of working memory, attention, inhibition and spatial processing were also proposed to underlie DD. Read more in the abstract. Full details
Baring Court 114Add this to your calendar
24 October 201313:00

Developing Commercial Awareness for Lawyers Hosted by the College of Law

If you are interested in a career in law and want the opportunity to practice your skills and enhance your employability, attend this Commercial Awareness workshop, which will be delivered by Kerry James, Head of The College of Law in Bristol. This stimulating workshop focuses on a lawyers role within a business deal to give you an understanding of what commercial awareness means how law firms manage clients and what's important to clients! Its interactive and fun and it will help you to answer those difficult questions on application forms for training contracts. Full details
Building One Bateman Lecture TheatreAdd this to your calendar
23 October 201317:15

Social Networking during the 'Age of the Beloveds': Parties, Poetry, and Patronage.

Parties (Meclis) both as idealized in poetry and as performed at all levels of Ottoman society as a gathering for sociable enjoyment is central to visualizing the structure and sense of Ottoman poetry. The actual meclis was the material representation of networks of mutual support among bonded individuals. Symmetrical social and emotional bonding between actors on different levels of power, as scripted and rehearsed in the poetry and embodied in the meclis, has an economic as well as a social dimension. Full details
Institute of Arabic and Islamic StudiesAdd this to your calendar
16 October 201317:15

Mali: Another War on Terror?

From the beginning until now, there have been many ambiguities on what the challenges of Mali's crisis are. The French approach, paradoxically, has more to do with liberal interventionism than a copy/cut of technics used in other wars on terror. Elections in Mali, celebrated as a strategic breakthrough, may appear as an ambivalent progress. While the security stakes are getting more regional, there is a sense that statu quo more than aggiornamento is still on the top of the agenda for Malian political elites. Full details
Institute of Arabic and Islamic StudiesAdd this to your calendar
16 October 201315:00

Dr Jason Reifler - Title: The Effect of Fact-checking on Elites: A field experiment on U.S. state legislators.

Full details
Building OneAdd this to your calendar
16 October 201312:00

Careers with the Government Legal Service

Whether the Government is creating new legislation, procuring goods and services, employing people or defending its decisions in court, it needs significant levels of legal advice. To carry out this work, the Government needs its own lawyers who understand its business. The GLS comprises 2000 lawyers working in the legal teams of 30 Departments of State and other Government organizations. GLS lawyers advise Ministers and officials on their powers and responsibilities litigate on their behalf and ensure that official decisions comply with the law.Its a terrific responsibility.As a legal trainee in the GLS, its a responsibility you could share.Steven Richards (Department for Business, Innovation and Skills) will provide an insight into the work of the GLS, its lawyers and the recruitment process for its legal trainee scheme. Steven is an alumnus of the University of Exeter and joined the GLS as a legal trainee. Since qualifying as a solicitor, Steven has worked in a number of legal roles within BIS and currently advises on legal matters relating to higher and vocational education. Full details
Building One Bateman Lecture TheatreAdd this to your calendar
15 October 201313:00

Speaker: Dr Jean Conteh (University of Leeds) - Title: A niche interest? Making spaces for EAL in research, policy and practice

There is a growing body of - mostly small-scale - research into issues related to the experiences of EAL learners. A Google search for EAL training yields page after page of offerings from freelance consultants, local authorities, companies and so on. EAL is frequently mentioned in national policy documentation. Yet, there is still very little clarity among education professionals about what EAL precisely is, who actually comes into the category of an EAL learner and what EAL practice is really about. Bilingual learners are still commonly regarded among practitioners as having problems (Safford and Drury, 2013) and NQTs consistently, year by year, rate EAL as one of the least effective elements of their initial training, and meeting the needs of EAL learners as one of their greatest anxieties. In the seminar, I will trace the history of EAL in research, policy and practice in England and raise some issues for the future. Full details
Baring Court 114Add this to your calendar
14 October 201315:00

Dr Samantha Hurn (University of Exeter) - Baboon cosmopolitanism: other-than-human moralities in a multi-species community

Egenis Seminar: Human conflict with other-than-human animals (henceforth animals) is a regular occurrence where species meet and compete for access to resources (Knight 2005). This paper focuses on a specific example of inter-species conflict; that which occurs between humans and Chacma baboons (Papio ursinus) on South Africas Cape Peninsula. While baboons are widely regarded by locals and wildlife managers as part of South Africas wildlife heritage, the conservation of these animals is controversial because they are not classified as an endangered species. Moreover, their ability to adapt to increased urbanization through, amongst other techniques, the exploitation of non-traditional foodstuffs appropriated from their human neighbours, places them in often mortal danger of retributive attacks they have, quite literally, become victims of their own success. Full details
Byrne HouseAdd this to your calendar
10 October 201312:00

Consultancy workshop for Sociologist

Consultancy is a career choice that is well suited to social scientists, focusing on project based roles with some of the highest profile national and international clients. Deloitte is one of the big four professional services firms. They offer fantastic opportunities for bright graduates on their graduate training programmes. To get an idea of what consultancy is like, Ben Steward (BSc Psychology 2006) will be leading a workshop and Q&A session so you can experience the role of a consultant with Deloitte. There will also be information about applying for the graduate programme intake for September 2014. Applications need to be in soon, so before you get weighed down with work, take a step towards securing your career now! Full details
Amory A128 Add this to your calendar
9 October 201316:30

Indonesia in the 21st century : Muslim Debates on Society, Ideas and Values

Fifteen years after the fall of the Suharto Regime in 1998, Indonesia's Muslims are still pondering what role religion should play in public life. Although the religious violence marring the initial transition towards democratic reform has died down, in the first decade of the 21st century, the Muslim community has polarized into reactionary and progressive camps. Debates over the underlying principles of the democratization process have further heated up after a fatwa issued by conservative religious scholars condemned secularism, pluralism and liberalism as un-Islamic. With a hesitant government dominated by Indonesia's eternal political elites failing to take a clear stance, supporters of the fatwa feel vindicated to pursue their Islamization agendas with renewed vigour, displaying growing intolerance towards other religions and what they consider deviant Muslim minorities. Their progressive opponents are defiantly challenging this reactionary trend by calling for a true transformation of Indonesian society based on democratic principles and respect for universal human rights standards. What is ultimately at stake in these debates is what kind of country the worlds largest Muslim nation state wants to be. Full details
Institute of Arabic and Islamic StudiesAdd this to your calendar
7 October 201315:00

Dr Jean Harrington (Kings College London), Title TBC

SPA Research Seminar: Dr Jean Harrington (Kings College London), Title TBC Full details
Amory B315Add this to your calendar
7 October 201314:30

Professor Michael Cox (LSE): Power shifts and the decline of the West: Myths, Predictions and Economists

Full details
Laver Building LT6Add this to your calendar
4 October 201311:00

Working for HM Government: a career in research and policy analysis in the Foreign and Commonwealth Office

If you are thinking long term about taking a Masters and PhD in international relations, then this talk may give you an idea of where it could lead.The talk will be given by Dr. Stuart Horsman, who is a principle research analyst working on Iran at the Foreign Office. If you are at all interested in working in foreign policy analysis and research, or working for the Foreign Office, or just think it sounds like an interesting topic, then do come along. Full details
Streatham Court Old C Add this to your calendar
3 October 201316:00

John Maloney: "Political Competition, Political Donations, Economic Policy and Growth

Full details
Building OneAdd this to your calendar
30 September 201315:00

Iconic Representations and Representative Practices

Egenis Seminar.A discussion of Peirces philosophy, and in particular his distinctive formulation of pragmatism. Full details
Byrne HouseAdd this to your calendar
26 September 201318:15

[This is Intentionally Blank]

Secrets, absences, silences, gaps, and deferrals: much of my research has been dedicated to understanding the relevance, for social life and technical expertise, of what is not present. In examining the enforcement of rules, the construction of categories, and the establishment of prohibitions, I have sought to find ways of promoting inquiry into situations in which the control of information is highly managed. Join me in asking how revelations conceal, how secrets are kept by being shared, and how ignorance is studiously achieved. All will be revealed. Full details
XFiAdd this to your calendar
13 September 20139:30

CCNER workshop in Studying Electoral Competition: Methodological Challenges in Cross-National Research

This workshop is directed towards postgraduate students and younger scholars who conduct cross-national research in the area of electoral studies and comparative party politics, with a particular focus on electoral competitiveness and its impact on public confidence, media coverage, political attitudes, and voter turnout. Full details
Lancaster University, UKAdd this to your calendar
12 - 13 September 2013

The strength of weak states in Eurasia

This conference is a collaboration between John Heathershaw of the University of Exeter and Edward Schatz of the University of Toronto. Full details
Add this to your calendar
9 - 10 September 2013

Transgressing the Gulf: Dissidence, Resistance and Potentiality in the GCC States

This symposium aims to examine the theme of transgression in the Gulf and to begin to answer these questions which connect social and cultural change to political power. Full details
Institute of Arabic and Islamic StudiesAdd this to your calendar
28 August 201310:00

CCNER short course New Approaches to Comparative Electoral Research

This short course provides an introduction to some of the most salient issues in cross-national electoral research and new methodologies that can be used to address them. Full details
Chicago, IllinoisAdd this to your calendar
15 July 201312:30

IAIS Graduation Reception Drinks

The Institute is holding a special reception in the IAIS Common Room for graduating students and their families (and IAIS staff) on Monday 15th July 12.30 2.30 pm. The time is chosen to accommodate graduates from the morning ceremony and graduands awaiting the afternoon ceremony. Drinks will bubble, and Middle Eastern canapes will be served so do come and join us, celebrate your success and say au revoir (we hope to see you back at the Institute)! Unfortunately this event is for staff, students and family members only, and is not open to the general public. Full details
Institute of Arabic and Islamic StudiesAdd this to your calendar
12 - 14 July 2013

Joint Session 2013

The Joint Session is a philosophy conference run by the Aristotelian Society in conjunction with the Mind Association. It is a key event in the annual philosophical calendar, attracting prestigious UK and international speakers working in a range of philosophical areas. The 87th Joint Session will be held at the University of Exeter from 12 - 14 July 2013. Full details
Building OneAdd this to your calendar
4 - 5 July 2013

British Society for the Philosophy of Science Annual Conference 2013

The purpose of the British Society for the Philosophy of Science is to study the logic, the methods, and the philosophy of science, as well as those of the various special sciences, including the social sciences. The annual conference of the British Society for the Philosophy of Science for 2013 will be held at the University of Exeter on 4-5 July. The conference comprises plenary sessions and sessions of contributed papers. Full details
Building OneAdd this to your calendar
26 June 201313:00

Prof Jeffrey Alexander (Yale), Title TBC

SPA Research seminar - Prof Jeffrey Alexander (Yale), Title TBC Full details
XFiAdd this to your calendar
25 June 201317:00

Professor Valerie Hey (University of Sussex) - The Paradoxical Academy: Between the Difficulties of the Devil and Democracy

In what Zizek, rather portentously calls a state of permanent economic emergency (2010), higher education at least in the UK, and particularly in England, has been subject to rapid disinvestment in both financial and in terms of an ideology linked to social democratic terms. Ironically in the recession, the market is now the sole or major arbiter of choice. I want to reflect on what this decoupling has done or is doing to the condition of my own production and to those I teach. Is it that the intimidations of austerity are intensifying the trend to supplant the pleasures of vocation, creativity and curiosity in those who work in the university as academics and students? Does there seems to be a default to the mundane, the obvious and the instrumental dominating desires for success so, that academic vocabularies mimic rather than interrogate the problematics of funders blue skies for grey skies (?) and students entailed in investing in their future under the consumer pays mandate, seek the impossible guarantee that the challenges of knowledge and learning engaged with their teachers, may all pay off? I draw upon some emergent evidence about this trend and what it presages. Full details
Baring Court 114Add this to your calendar
18 June 201310:00

CCNER workshop in Multi-level Data Structures in Cross-National Electoral Research

The workshop is aimed at providing training and support for postgraduate research students working with cross-national survey data. Full details
Reed HallAdd this to your calendar
12 June 201312:00

Professor Katherine Weare - Mindfulness in Schools

This session will focus on developing and delivering mindfulness in schools. It will be a mixture of theory and experiential exercises, with some lively practices from current mindfulness in schools programmes to ground us and give a taste of what is happening in classrooms and schools. Full details
Baring Court 114Add this to your calendar
11 June 201313:00

Professor Louise Archer (King's College London) - 'I like science, but I don't want to be a scientist': Understanding 10-14 year olds science and career aspirations

Research shows that age 10-14 is a critical time during which children's aspirations and ideas about science are formed. The ASPIRES project tracks children in England at ages 10, 13 and 14, via a national survey and repeat interviews with children and parents. This paper reports data from the first two phases - in Year 6 (survey with over 9,000 children; interviews with 170 parents and children) and Year 8 (survey with 5,600 pupils and follow up interviews with 85 young people). The paper discusses the complexity of children's aspirations and attitudes to science demonstrating how liking science does not simply translate into future intentions to study science. The paper outlines what contemporary young people aspire to and how aspirations are formed, with particular reference to the role of family and interactions between family habitus and capital. It discusses some of the key factors affecting children's science aspirations and the reasons why so many children learn from an early age that science is interesting ... but not for me. Implications for policy and practice are outlined. Full details
South Cloisters 15Add this to your calendar
10 June 201316:00

Department seminar with Prof Gavin Kitching (De Montfort)

Department of Sociology, Philosophy and Anthropology seminar Full details
Byrne HouseAdd this to your calendar
31 May 201312:00

Working in Westminster Workshop

Students are welcome to come along to hear about the experiences of two Exeter Alumni who are currently working as parliamentary assistants. David Hoy graduated in 2012 and completed a Westminster internship in 2011 with the Parliamentary Resources Unit. Murray McKirdle is also a recent graduate who nows works as the Parliamentary Assistant for Ben Bradshaw MP. If you would like to attend the event, please email to register: B.Hill@exeter.ac.uk so that we can ascertain numbers for lunch, which is provided. Full details
Amory B105Add this to your calendar
28 May 201317:00

Professor David Pedder (University of Leicester) - Title: Values-practice dissonance in professional and organisational learning in schools

Teachers tend to learn and work in contexts of values-practice dissonance. Individually and/or collectively they may simply choose to live with the dissonance between what they do and what they value. Alternatively, conflict between values and practices can prompt teachers to re-examine their professional learning practices and/or the values they place on those practices in order to bring practices and values into closer alignment. Awareness of dissonance can result in a change-provoking disequilibrium. However, if the dissonance is too large, teachers may dismiss new ideas as inappropriate to their situations. Since the resolution of dissonance involves the reconstruction of current values, beliefs, and knowledge in ways consistent with change messages, dissonance may lead to rejection rather than adoption of new learning. At the organisational level, collective awareness of dissonance between values and practices by leaders and teachers at school can become a very powerful catalyst for school self evaluation, organisational learning and change. Feeding back values-practice gap data to schools has often acted as a powerful resource for organisational learning and school self evaluation, supporting school leadership teams develop more penetrating, critical, and reflective understandings of current patterns of practices and values among teaching staff, feeding through in some cases to school improvement planning. I will examine the theme of values-practice dissonance with reference to three research studies I have been involved in: Schools and CPD: the state of the nation study; Learning how to learn in classrooms, schools and networks; and Consulting pupils about teaching and learning. Full details
Baring Court 114Add this to your calendar
23 May 201313:00

Structural Realism in Biology: A (Sympathetic) Critique

Speaker: Sahotra Sarkar (University of Texas at Austin) Full details
Byrne HouseAdd this to your calendar
22 May 201313:00

Professor Nick Groom - 'Let's discuss over country supper soon': Rebekah Brooks and David Cameron rural realities and rustic representations

An analysis of the notorious text message sent in 2009 by Rebekah Brooks, recently appointed Chief Executive Officer of News International (having previously edited The Sun), to David Cameron, on the eve of his speech as leader to the Conservative Party Conference. The message was disclosed during the Leveson Inquiry, and reveals assumptions and prejudices about the rural experience. Such attitudes characterize the countryside in ways that, historically, have been used to define and control the land, its use, and those who live there. The paper will consequently consider the Chipping Norton set, Coalition rural policy, and popular conceptions and misconceptions about the countryside. Full details
PMS Building G18 Add this to your calendar
20 May 201315:30

Dr Javier Lezaun: Screens and filters: curating the open archive

Egenis seminar with Dr Javier Lezaun Full details
Byrne HouseAdd this to your calendar
16 May 201316:00

Professor Chris Anderson - The Numbers Game - Why Everything You Know About Football is Wrong

Professor Chris Anderson is a pioneer of quantitative football analytics. He has developed econometric models to study team dynamics and algorithms for evaluating player performance. He is passionate about understanding how complex match interactions can be observed and analyzed in a way that helps to optimize team performance in the context of global competition for talent and success. Anderson also is a Political Science professor at Cornell University working on comparative electoral behaviour. He has won a number of scientific awards for his research and is an internationally recognized expert on the application of multilevel statistical models of political behaviour. Full details
Streatham Court Old C Add this to your calendar
15 May 201315:00

Professor Andrew Hindmoor - The Great Financial Crisis: What Do We Now Know and What Would it Have Been Nice to Have Known Before?

Professor Andrew Hindmoor, Professor of Politics, University of Sheffield Full details
Harrison Building 209 Add this to your calendar
14 May 201313:00

Professor Mike Baynham (University of Leeds) - Title: Risk, indexicality and scale in academic literacies

I will go on to consider notions of indexicality and scale, arguing that a comprehensive account of indexicality needs to address what I call after Zygmunt Bauman the "bringing in" of scalar meaning as well as the more conventional notion of indexicality as a pointing out from meaning to context. I will then go on to critically review the notion of genre in academic literacies, considering genre as dynamic, and historically emergent. To exemplify this dynamic approach to text and text production I will focus on the emergence of experiential writing in the social sciences, and its development in student writing, showing how it is a relatively unstabilised genre whose norms are somewhat ill-established, not always made explicit pedagogically and drawing out the consequences of this for student writers. I will show how student experiential writing typically indexes scalar phenomena concerned with particular disciplinary epistemologies in the social sciences and discuss the problems that such experiential writing may pose for students. I will conclude by drawing out implications for teaching academic writing to Masters students, arguing that it is worth making students aware of the disciplinary epistemological issues, understood as what counts as knowledge and as a knowledge claim, as they are routinely indexed in experiential writing. Full details
Baring Court 114Add this to your calendar
10 May 201314:00

Mental illness on film: Stigma and 'The Soloist'

A free screening of the film 'The Soloist', directed by Joe Wright and starring Jamie Foxx and Robert Downey Jr., followed by an expert-led discussion. Would discovering a biological basis for psychiatric disorders lessen the stigma encountered by the mentally ill? This event is free but ticketed - tickets from RAMM, in person, or phone 01392 265858, or email museum.reception@exeter.gov.uk. Full details
RAMM, Queen Street, ExeterAdd this to your calendar
10 - 11 May 2013

The SSIS Annual Postgraduate Research Conference

On Friday 10th and Saturday 11th May the SSIS Annual Postgraduate Research Conference will be held. The event will bring PGR students from across the college together to discuss their current research. Full details
Queen'sAdd this to your calendar
9 May 201313:30

Annual SSIS Research Methods Festival

The Annual College of Social Sciences and International Studies Research Methods Festival has been designed to complement the PGR research seminar training sessions which take place across the academic year. The event aims to introduce delegates to a range of contemporary research projects and methodological issues and to allow students further exploration and discussion of research related issues. Our keynote speaker for the event will be Professor Gaby Weiner, who will be speaking about her recently published text: Deconstructing and Reconstructing Lives. The event will end with a mock viva, which will enable students an insight into this process of examination. A drinks reception will also be held after this session. Full details
Queen'sAdd this to your calendar
8 May 201315:00

Dr Sandra Kroger - Who and How Civil Society Organizations Represent in the EU

Dr Sandra Kroger, Marie Curie Fellow, University of Exeter Full details
Harrison Building 209 Add this to your calendar
1 May 201313:00

Stephen Osborne (Edinburgh): It takes two to tango?

Understanding the co-production of public services by integrating the services management and public administration. Full details
Amory B316Add this to your calendar
30 April 201317:00

Associate Professor Carol Evans (University of Exeter) - Assessment and Feedback in Higher Education

The funded project is Facilitating transitions to masters-level learning improving formative assessment and feedback processes. My review is based on the systematic analysis of 460 articles on assessment feedback between 2000 -2012 and empirical evidence from my own research on implementing assessment feedback interventions. I will outline the Feedback Landscape conceptual framework that I have developed to explore the identified feedback gap that is discussed within the literature. Notions of sustainable and authentic assessment feedback will be explored along with key features of effective feedback designs and future directions for research. The session is relevant to all lecturers and students interested in developing their assessment feedback practice including feedback-seeking skills and/or interested in undertaking a systematic review. It is of high relevance to any lecturers wishing to engage in collaborative research on enhancing assessment feedback. I will outline key projects that I am developing and would be interested to hear from anyone who would be interested in collaborative cross-disciplinary ventures. Full details
Baring Court 114Add this to your calendar
29 April 201315:00

Dr Shane Glackin, (Exeter), "The Publicity of Language and the Species Concept"

Dr Shane Glackin, (Exeter), "The Publicity of Language and the Species Concept" Full details
Amory B105Add this to your calendar
15 April 201311:00

The Humanitarian Side of Statelessness: Statelessness within the Framework of the Millennium Development Goals

This seminar will be of particular interest to students studying human rights, general public international law, forced displacement and international development. Jason Tucker is a noted scholar in the field of statelessness and international development. Full details
Amory B106Add this to your calendar
9 - 13 April 2013

RIME (Research in Music Education) Conference

The aim of the conference is to gather together researchers, teachers and practitioners to share and discuss research that is concerned with all aspects of teaching and learning in music: musical development, perception and understanding, creativity, learning theory, pedagogy, curriculum design, informal settings, music for special needs, technologies, instrumental teaching, teacher education, gender and culture. Music education is also viewed in the context of arts education, the whole curriculum and its socio cultural contexts. Full details
Alexander BuildingAdd this to your calendar
30 March 2013

(AHRC) Classical Persian Poetry & poets: The Timurid & Turkmen Periods - Dr Leonard Lewisohn

The workshop focuses on the life, works and thought of all major and some of the minor poets who flourished during in the late Mongol, Timurid and Trkmen periods (roughly the 14th-15th centuries) when most the models of classical Persian poetry were perfected, and during which many major Persian poets flourished. Participants will discuss and revisit the quite different conclusions regarding the decadence or deviance of the poets of this period that scholars have reached. Some of issues raised by the speakers will include: intertextuality in Persian poetry; bachannalian and wine symbolism; eroticism and doctrines of love; Ibn Arabis theomonism; development of poetic genres; and the politics of patronage on Persian poetry. Full details
Institute of Arabic and Islamic StudiesAdd this to your calendar
28 March 201310:00

Corporate-State Relations and Technological Innovation for Climate Change Mitigation:

Thursday 28 March at 10.00 in The Constantine Levantis Room, ONE/TR03, Building One, The Business School Full details
Building OneAdd this to your calendar
27 March 201317:15

'Women's situation and the women's movement in Kurdistan- Iraq' with Choman Hardi AND 'Gender, Resistance, and activism in the Palestinian Camps in Jordan' with Afaf Jabiri

Afaf Jabiri is a leading womens's rights activist in Jordan and across the Middle East and North Africa (MENA), advocating for legal reform and policy change at the local, national and international levels. Jabiri holds MPhil degree in International Politics from University of Glasgow. She is currently a PhD candidate at the Centre for Gender Studies/School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS). Choman Hardi was born in Kurdistan and brought up in Iraq and Iran. She came to England as a refugee in 1993 where she was educated in Queens College Oxford (BA, Philosophy and psychology), University College London (MA, Philosophy) and University of Kent in Canterbury (PhD, Mental health). Full details
Institute of Arabic and Islamic StudiesAdd this to your calendar
27 March 201311:00

Squat or Rot*? The Changing Architectures of Property, Land and Law

This seminar has been put together at a timely juncture to interrogate the changing landscapes of property and law within legislation, within buildings, within history, within configurations of space and time, and to highlight the importance of questioning the shaky scaffolding of property rights as a whole. Full details
Building OneAdd this to your calendar
26 March 201317:15

Syria's Islamists: re-construction through militarisation - Dr Thomas Pierret

Dr. Pierret earned his PhD in Political and Social Sciences at Sciences Po Paris and the Catholic University of Louvain (2009), funded by the Fonds National de la Recherche Scientifique (Belgium).He received his License in Modern History from the University of Lige (2001), his MA in International Politics from the Free University of Brussels (2002), and his MA in Comparative Politics (Muslim world) from Sciences Po Paris (2003).He attended a year-long intensive advanced Arabic language course at the French Institute of Damascus (2003-4).In 2010, he was a postdoctoral research associate at Princeton University, Department of Near Eastern Studies.In 2011, he was a visiting fellow at the Zentrum Moderner Orient, Berlin. Full details
Institute of Arabic and Islamic StudiesAdd this to your calendar
26 March 201314:00

Childreach International: Complexities of International Development

A representative from Childreach International is coming to talk about their work with communities in the developing world to help improve children's access to health, education, child rights and protection. They will explain what students need to do to make a career in international development.The talk will cover how Childreach International manages the complexities of international development and community partnership during economic struggles. They also want to promote their internship, which many students from Exeter have done in the past. Come to this talk and perhaps that next internship could be yours!To register to attend this event, which counts towards the Exeter award, please sign up on My Career Zone: https://mycareerzone.exeter.ac.uk/ViewEvent.chpx?id=185550 Full details
Laver Building LT3Add this to your calendar
26 March 201313:00

Dr William Richardson (University of Exeter & HMC) - Independent schools in England. What are they for?

What is an independent school? What are they for? What are they against? What kind of influence do they wield? And how much of that influence affects what state-funded schools do? Is the English situation significant internationally? Among the questions to be explored in the seminar will be the role of the state in the running of schools, the nature of lobbying and influence in English schools policy, curriculum trends in the independent sector and the demographics of independent school pupils and teachers. Finally, is it the case that England's fee-paying schools have vanquished the post-war comprehensive now that all English secondary schools are on the way to becoming independent? Full details
Baring Court 114Add this to your calendar
25 March 201315:30

Egenis seminar with Ann-Sophie Barwich (Egenis)

Full details
Byrne HouseAdd this to your calendar
22 March 201314:00

Designing Research in the Social Sciences (Sage, 2012).

Centre for European Governance's seminar,Designing Research in the Social Sciences (Sage, 2012). Full details
Amory A239CAdd this to your calendar
20 March 201318:30

Barrister's Evening with Lincoln's Inn

This year our barristers evening is being hosted by Lincolns Inn. The evening will comprise of a short talk by the Deputy Under Treasurer on the role of the Inns of Court, and some brief speeches from barristers about their own experiences and career paths.There will be wine and nibbles for networking with some local barristers from Lincolns Inn. This event is open to anyone interested in a career at the Bar. Full details
Reed Hall, Woodbridge Dining SuiteAdd this to your calendar
20 March 201317:15

CANCELLED Persian Poems: The gestation of a book - Bruce Wannell and Robert Maxwell

CANCELLED due to unforeseen circumstances; sincere apologies: Bruce Wannell (traveller and linguist) and Robert Maxwell (poet) will introduce their new parallel text translation of Persian poems. Full details
Institute of Arabic and Islamic StudiesAdd this to your calendar
20 March 201315:00

EXTERNAL SPEAKER: Dr Yang Cheng

Dr Yang Cheng is Associate Professor of International Relations, East China Normal University; Visiting International Fellow, University of Exeter (Spring 2013) Full details
Building OneAdd this to your calendar
18 March 201315:30

Egenis/CMH seminar with Professor Holger Maehle

Professor Holger Maehle is Director of the Centre for the History of Medicine and Disease, Durham University Full details
Byrne HouseAdd this to your calendar
15 March 201314:15

LLM Discussion Panel

The professional networking group of Exeter alumni (http://socialsciences.exeter.ac.uk/law/business-alumni/alumni/llmexeterclub/) will be holding their annual conference in Exeter and taking part in a panel discussion which will offer you insight into their current careers, their journeys since graduating from Exeter and a chance to gain valuable career tips from those in the know. The discussion is followed by a networking opportunity Full details
Streatham Court Room 0.28Add this to your calendar
14 March 2013

The 35th Annual Lasok Lecture at the Centre for European Legal Studies (CELS),

'Human dignity, proportionality and judicial review in Europe: Understanding the structure of human rights practice' Full details
XFiAdd this to your calendar
13 March 201317:15

Islam in Europe: Hospitality, Migrancy and Sovereignty - Professor Meyda Yegenoglu

Meyda Yegenoglu is a professor of Cultural Studies at Bilgi University, Istanbul-Turkey. She has held visiting appointments at Columbia University, Oberlin College, Rutgers University, New York University, University of Vienna and Oxford University. She is the author of Colonial Fantasies; Towards a Feminist Reading of Orientalism (Cambridge University Press,1998). She has numerous essays published in various journals and edited volumes such as Feminist Postcolonial Theory; Postcolonialism, Feminism and Religious Discourse; Nineteenth Century Literature Criticism; Postmodern Culture; Race and Ethnic Relations; Culture and Religion; Inscriptions; Religion and Gender; Handbook of Contemporary Social and Political Theory; State, Religion and Secularization; Feminism and Hospitality; Toplum ve Bilim; Defter; and Dou-Bat. Her latest book Islam, Migrancy, and Hospitality in Europe has recently come out. Full details
Institute of Arabic and Islamic StudiesAdd this to your calendar
13 March 201315:00

Dr Gabriel Katz - Accounting for Individual and Contextual Heterogeneity in Electoral Behavior: A Hierarchical Mixture Model Analysis

Dr Gabriel Katz, Lecturer in Politics, University of Exeter Full details
Building OneAdd this to your calendar
13 March 201313:00

Dr Michael Buser - Beyond the Rebel Clowns: Cultural Activism and Place Making

This paper introduces a recent AHRC-supported scoping study on creative practice, activism and place-identity. During the talk I will discuss a few broad themes including some ways in which cultural activist projects challenge dominant ways of seeing and constructing social worlds and how alternative imaginaries are put forward and experienced. I am particularly interested in drawing attention to opportunities and challenges related to community development and place and will present some art/activist and intervention examples from Stokes Croft, Bristol. The presentation highlights divergent expressions of temporality, the role of participation and disappearance in activist projects and how such activism might inform contestations around urban space. Full details
PMS Building G18 Add this to your calendar
13 March 2013

Rising Powers and Conflict Management in Central Asia

The project aims to explain the reason for and the consequences of the failure of Western approaches to conflict management to gain traction in Post-Soviet Central Asia. It contrasts these approaches with those promoted by Russia and China, both bilaterally and through regional organisations, and it looks at the effects of these rising powers on national conflict management strategies. Full details
Amory B315Add this to your calendar
12 March 201317:00

Professor Brahm Norwich and Dr Hazel Lawson (University of Exeter) - How teachers learn to teach pupils with SEN on PGCE programmes; findings from a recent funded research project

The project specifically compared the school based learning and outcomes of postgraduate teacher trainees on primary and secondary programmes that used different approaches (practical teaching task, pupil focussed task and no planned task other than class teaching practice) to preparing teachers for the special needs aspects of their future teaching other than class teaching practice. We will also discuss the significance of the research and ideas about future research foci. Full details
Baring Court 114Add this to your calendar
12 March 2013

The Wainwright Walk

The second annual Wainwright Walk will take place on 12th March 2013, starting at the University of Exeter campus. Full details
Law SchoolAdd this to your calendar
11 March 201315:30

Egenis seminar with Professor Barry Barnes

Professor Barnes, formerly co-director of Egenis, is known for his pioneering work on the sociological study of knowledge generation and evaluation in science. Full details
Byrne HouseAdd this to your calendar
11 March 2013

The Tallinn Manual on the International Law Applicable to Cyber Warfare. Professor Michael Schmitt

This presentation will describe the process that led to the preparation of the "Tallinn Manual" by 20 distinguished international law scholars and practitioners between 2009 and 2013. The project was sponsored by the NATO Cooperative Cyber Defense Center of Excellence, based in Tallinn, Estonia. Professor Schmitt, who served as Project Director, will also discuss those issues that caused the International Group of Experts particular problems with respect to applying the law of armed conflict to cyber operations. Full details
Building OneAdd this to your calendar
8 March 201317:15

CANCELLED Muslims in Britain - Not 'People Like Us'? Dr Ghada Karmi

CANCELLED due to unforeseen circumstances. Full details
Institute of Arabic and Islamic StudiesAdd this to your calendar
8 March 201316:00

Getting started in the Civil Service

We are pleased to be hosting a panel discussion focusing on various careers within the Civil Service including HMRC and the Foreign & Commonwealth Office and experiences of the Fast Stream programme (perfectly timed for applications to the Analytical Fast Stream which re-opens on the 4th March https://candidate.faststream.gov.uk/faststream2013). The panel will be made up of Exeter alumni and current fast streamers from the Analytical Fast stream and European Fast stream.This panel discussion is followed by a drinks reception. Full details
Queens Building LT1Add this to your calendar
6 March 201317:15

Pakistan as a Political Idea, Dr Faisal Devji

Dr Faisal Devji is University Reader in Modern South Asian History. He has held faculty positions at the New School in New York, Yale University and the University of Chicago, from where he also received his PhD in Intellectual History. Devji was Junior Fellow at the Society of Fellows, Harvard University, and Head of Graduate Studies at the Institute of Ismaili Studies in London, from where he directed post-graduate courses in the Near East and Central Asia. He sits on the editorial board of the journal Public Culture Full details
Institute of Arabic and Islamic StudiesAdd this to your calendar
6 March 201315:30

Prof. Victor Caston (Michigan) - Title TBC

Prof. Victor Caston (Michigan) - Title TBC Full details
Amory B219Add this to your calendar
6 March 201315:00

Professor Anthony M Bertelli

Professor Anthony M Bertelli, C.C. Crawford Chair in Management and Performance in the School of Policy, Planning, and Development, University of Southern California Full details
Building OneAdd this to your calendar
6 March 2013

Leader of the UK Green Party to visit Cornwall campus

Natalie Bennett, the leader of the UK Green Party, will visit Tremough on Wednesday 6th March. In the afternoon she will be talking with History and Politics students in a series of workshops and then will give a public lecture 'Creating Sustainable Futures', in the evening on campus. Full details
Add this to your calendar
4 March 201318:00

A talk by Ray Dolphin - UN-OCHA Senior Humanitarian Researcher

The Department of Politics and The Institute of Arab & Islamic StudiesThe European Centre for Palestine Studies are pleased to present a talk by: Ray DolphinUN-OCHA Senior Humanitarian Researcher www.ochaopt.org Honorary Research Fellow, Department of Politics"Humanitarianism and its Discontent: Monitoring the Israeli occupation of the Palestinian territories. Followed by a Reception Monday 4th March at 6pm, Lecture Theatre Newman A Peter Chalk Building. All are welcome. Full details
Newman AAdd this to your calendar
4 March 20139:30

Can the European Union learn? Lessons from the Eurozone crisis

The Department of Politics has invited the Liberal-Democrat MEP Graham Watson to run a workshop with our undergraduate students. Full details
Queens Building LT2Add this to your calendar
28 February 201317:15

Mona Siddiqui - Reflections on Jesus in Christian - Muslim Encounter

Mona Siddiqui joined the University of Edinburghs Divinity school in December 2011 as the first Muslim chair in Islamic and Interreligious Studies. Prior to this she was Professor of Islamic Studies at Glasgow University for 15 years where she directed the Centre for the Study of Islam. Her research areas are primarily in the field of Islamic jurisprudence and Christian-Muslim relations. Amongst her publications are Christians, Muslims and Jesus (Yale University Press, 2013), The Good Muslim: Reflections on Classical Islamic Law and Theology (Cambridge University Press, 2012), The Routledge Reader in Christian-Muslim Relations, (Routledge 2012) How to read the Quran (Granta 2007) as well as numerous articles and think pieces. She currently holds a visiting professorship at the universities of Utrecht and Tilburg and is an associate scholar at Georgetown University's Berkley Centre for Religion, Peace and World Affairs. In her public work she engages on issues of faith and ethics in society as a well known public intellectual. Professor Siddiqui is a regular commentator in print and broadcasting media, a frequent contributor to Thought for the day for BBC Radio 4 and BBC Radio Scotland and chairs the BBCs Religious Advisory Committee. She is a fellow of the Royal Society of Edinburgh, Royal Society of Arts and an honorary fellow of the Royal Incorporation of Scottish Architects in recognition of her public work in the UK. In 2011 she was awarded an Order of the British Empire (OBE) for her contribution to interfaith services. She holds 3 honorary doctorates and currently serves as Assistant Principal for Religion and Society at Edinburgh University. Full details
Institute of Arabic and Islamic StudiesAdd this to your calendar
28 February - 1 March 201313:00

The Anthropology of Kinship(s): Imagine Kinship

Full details
Byrne HouseAdd this to your calendar
26 February 201313:00

Dr Ann Childs (University of Oxford) - What is the role of university teacher educators in the new policy landscape for teacher education in England?

Here I will use the research in subject departments to explore what is learned, how it is learned and what facilitates and constrains this learning. One of the key motivations for this research was that secondary PGCE students in England spend two thirds of their time in subject departments and, as teacher educators, we wanted to understand the day-to-day demands and processes of learning to develop our own ITE and CPD programmes. Since this research took place the coalition government has moved rapidly to more school-led and school-based ITE and CPD. This policy direction draws on a notion of teaching as a craft learned best from experienced professionals in the context of the school and the classroom. Full details
Baring Court 114Add this to your calendar
25 February 201314:00

Outcomes, Process and Trust of Civil Servants and Local Governments

The contemporary performance movement has tended to assume that a key to restoringpublic trust in civil servants lies in a focus on outcomes or results. But there is growing evidence from various fields that trust in people and institutions of authority often depends more on process (such as fairness and equity) than on outcomes. Full details
The ForumAdd this to your calendar
20 February 201317:15

Iran and the West : Slaying the Demons, Edward Chaplin

As international tension builds again over Iran's alleged drive for a nuclear weapon, former diplomat Edward Chaplin looks at the prospects for a peaceful resolution which might finally allow the normalisation of relations between Iran and the international community. He argues that such an outcome requires negotiations going well beyond the nuclear issue, and the rethinking by both Iran and the West of long held assumptions about each others' policies and motives Full details
Institute of Arabic and Islamic StudiesAdd this to your calendar
19 February 201315:15

Ae fond kiss: a private matter?

A lecture about the law of privacy given by Hector L MacQueen, Professor of Private Law, Edinburgh Law School Full details
Streatham CourtAdd this to your calendar
18 February 20133:30

Professor Julie Kent - Blood relations: Gender, maternity and blood safety

Egenis Seminar with Professor Julie Kent (University of the West of England) Full details
Byrne HouseAdd this to your calendar
13 February 201317:15

Can Salafis be political actors like all others? The transformations of the Salafi movement in post-revolution Egypt

Stphane Lacroix is an assistant professor of political science at Sciences Po in Paris and an associate researcher at the CEDEJ in Cairo. His most recent book is "Awakening Islam: The Politics of Religious Dissent in Contemporary Saudi Arabia" (Harvard University Press, 2011). He is currently writing a new book on the Salafi movement in Egypt Full details
Institute of Arabic and Islamic StudiesAdd this to your calendar
12 February 201317:00

Professor Rosamond Mitchell (University of Southampton) - The social networks of Year Abroad students and their contribution to second language learning

Students undertaking residence abroad are expected to develop their language skills very substantially, but research evidence shows that this development is highly variable. This talk will report on an on-going ESRC funded project which tracked 60 students while spending their year abroad in France, Spain and Mexico. The project has documented students language development over time, and relates this to patterns of language use and the evolving social networks in which students became engaged while abroad. The talk will focus on the conceptualisation of social networks for this mobile group, and will report preliminary results on students social positioning and its relationship with aspects of language development. Full details
Baring Court 114Add this to your calendar
9 February 2013

EU Studies Fair 2013

Colleagues from the University of Exeter will be attending the EU Studies Fair next month in Brussels. Full details
Thon Hotel, BrusselsAdd this to your calendar
8 February 201317:15

Return of a King. The Battle for Afghanistan, William Dalrymple

William Dalrymple is the bestselling author of In Xanadu, City of Djinns, From the Holy Mountain, The Age of Kali, White Mughals, The Last Mughal and, most recently, Nine Lives. He has won the Thomas Cook Travel Book Award, the Sunday Times Young British Writer of the Year Award, the French Prix dAstrolabe, the Wolfson Prize for History, the Scottish Book of the Year Award, the Duff Cooper Memorial Prize, the Asia House Award for Asian Literature, the Vodafone Crossword Award and has three times been long listed for the Samuel Johnson Prize. In 2012 he was appointed Whitney J. Oates Visiting Fellow in Humanities at Princeton University. He lives with his wife and three children on a farm outside Delhi Full details
Queen'sAdd this to your calendar
6 February 201317:15

Revolutions and Elite Factionalism in Egypt and Bahrain - Dr Laurence Louer

Laurence Louer is Research Fellow at CERI/SciencesPo in Paris. She has served as a permanent consultant for the Policy Planning Department of the French Ministry of Foreign Affairs (CAP ) since 2004 and as co-editor-in-chief of Critique internationale since 2006. Her research focuses on the politics of identity and ethnicity in the Middle East. Full details
Institute of Arabic and Islamic StudiesAdd this to your calendar
6 February 201315:00

Professor Alan Finlayson - Political Theory, Political Rhetoric and Democracy

Professor Alan Finlayson, Professor of Political & Social Theory, University of East Anglia Full details
Building OneAdd this to your calendar
31 January 201312:00

Re-distributing Expertise Workshop

This workshop is being run as part of the Science, Technology and Culture theme of the HASS Strategy. All are welcome to attend. Full details
Byrne HouseAdd this to your calendar
30 January 201317:15

Peace in Turkey, Dr Tim Jacoby

After graduating in History and working as a school teacher in Turkey and Nigeria, Dr Tim Jacoby won an Economic and Social Research Council scholarship for a MA in International Conflict Analysis at the University of Kent. From 1999 to 2003, he then completed his PhD and an Economic and Social Research Council Post-Doctoral Fellowship in the Department of Politics at the University of York. He joined the Institute for Development Policy & Management at the University of Manchester in 2003 where he is now Senior Lecturer in Conflict Studies. In 2009, he helped to found the Humanitarian and Conflict Response Institute at the University of Manchester. Tim Jacobys research initially focussed on state development in Turkey, but a particular interest in issues of minority identity and politics there has led him to study broader topics related to political violence, civil society, Islam, nationalism and post-conflict reconstruction. Full details
Institute of Arabic and Islamic StudiesAdd this to your calendar
30 January 201315:00

Professor Rod Rhodes - Administrative Leadership

Professor Rod Rhodes,Professor of Government, University of Southampton Full details
Building OneAdd this to your calendar
30 January 201314:00

Employer presentation: EU careers talk for social scientists

John Evans, London Office of the European Commission will be giving a talk on EU careers. He will provide information on where an EU career can lead, why it will be a fulfilling career choice, what it involves and who they are looking to employ. He will also provide a very clear outline of the application process and the selection procedure, leading you straight into your career at the EU! Full details
Newman EAdd this to your calendar
29 January 201313:00

Dr Julian Sefton-Green (University of London) - The Class: disconnected learning and the social worlds of young people in the digital age

This is a report on a current research project, The Class, part of the Connected Learning Research Network funded by The MacArthur Foundation as part of its Digital Media Learning program. Working with an 'ordinary' London school, I have been following the 'learning 'networks within and beyond a single class of 13-14 year olds at home, school and elsewhere over the course of an academic year observing social interactions in and between lessons; conducting interviews with children, parents, teachers and relevant others; and mapping out-of-school engagements with digital networking technologies to reveal both patterns of use and the quality and meaning of such engagements as they shape the learning opportunities of young people. In the talk I will reflect on emerging findings to research questions. Full details
Baring Court 114Add this to your calendar
28 January 201315:00

Dr Stephen Burwood (Hull) "Head, Brain and Self: a Phenomenological Entanglement"

Dr Stephen Burwood (Hull) "Head, Brain and Self: a Phenomenological Entanglement" Full details
Amory B315Add this to your calendar
28 January 20139:30

ESRC Seminar Series: The role of diagnosis in health and wellbeing: Diagnosis, technologies and innovation

A social science perspective on the social, economic and political costs and consequences of diagnosis. Key speakers include: Andrew Webster, Sally Wyatt and Katie Featherstone Full details
Reed HallAdd this to your calendar
23 January 201317:15

The Disease of Love.A Medical View of Infatuation in the Medieval Arab World.

Between 1999 and 2001 Dr Karmi was an Associate Fellow at the Royal Institute of International Affairs, where she worked on a reconciliation project in the Palestinian-Israeli conflict. Most of her recent research has been on the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, and has appeared widely on the British and Arab media and also contributes articles on Middle Eastern subjects to the Arabic and British press. Full details
Institute of Arabic and Islamic StudiesAdd this to your calendar
23 January 201315:00

Dr Chiara Cordelli - Distributive Justice, Associations and the State

Dr Chiara Cordelli, Lecturer in Political Theory, University of Exeter will deliver the seminar. Full details
Building OneAdd this to your calendar
18 January 201310:30

Expert workshop: Understanding Evolvability and Robustness

This workshop brings together biologists, philosophers, engineers and mathematicians interested in systems and synthetic biology, in order to discuss the central notion of evolvability: the capacity of organisms for adaptive evolution, which secures the emergence of beneficial traits that can undergo natural selection. Full details
Byrne HouseAdd this to your calendar
17 January 201317:00

An evening with Deloitte with drinks reception for Sociology and Philosophy students

Format of the event:Hot topics session on Deloitte's involvement in large capital projects such as the Olympic Games / Q&A session with a manager in this area by a Senior PresenterPresentation on how Sociology/Exeter helped Claire get a career in Consulting An overview of Deloitte's application process and top tipsThis lecture will be followed by drinks / canapes to allow students to speak to recent social sciences graduates about their experiences at Deloitte and ask questions.Please note: the drinks reception will be held in the Mezannine area of the business school. We have been asked to inform you that drinks are not to be placed on the ledge of this are due to potential injury to those below. Full details
Building OneAdd this to your calendar
15 January 201317:00

Seminar by Professor Ann Phoenix (University of London) - Title: Adults looking back on childhood wellbeing and language brokering

The few pieces of research done on children who are language brokers do not support such a simple story (e.g. Orellana, 2009). This paper uses accounts from a study of adults looking back on their childhood experiences of language brokering to explore children's agency & creativity in language & cultural brokering; thee ways in which childhood language brokering constitutes a social resource to families and society (and the social contexts in which language brokering arise. The paper examines how adults looking back on their experiences of language brokering consider it impacted on their wellbeing in childhood and how they feel about it and themselves as adults. Full details
Baring Court 114Add this to your calendar
12 December 201219:30

Carol concert in aid of the Community Legal Helpdesk

You are invited to a Christmas concert of choral music, in aid of the University of Exeter Community Legal Helpdesk. This event is the perfect opportunity to get into the festive spirit, whilst also showing your support for a good cause. Full details
St Michael and All Angels, ExeterAdd this to your calendar
12 December 201215:00

Dr Matthew Eagleton-Pierce - Symbolic Power in the World Trade Organization

Dr Matthew Eagleton-Pierce, Lecturer in International Relations, University of Exeter Full details
Building OneAdd this to your calendar
10 December 201218:15

The Accidental Political Scientist: Inaugural Lecture of Professor Susan Banducci

Professor Susan Banducci, Professor in Politics and Associate Dean of Education, College of Social Sciences and International Studies, will deliver her inaugural lecture on Monday 10 December. Full details
XFiAdd this to your calendar
10 December 201217:15

Dr Walid Saleh "The Hashiya as Intellectual History: A Reassessment of the History of Islamic Religious thought"

Walid Saleh was born in Colombia to immigrant Lebanese parents, who returned to the Middle East so the children would learn Arabic. Dr. Salehs undergraduate degree was at the American University of Beirut, in Arabic literature and language. In addition to his doctoral studies at Yale University in Islamic Studies, where he studied the Quran and its exegesis in medieval Islamic Civilization, Dr. Saleh also studied at Hamburg University. He had fellowships from the NEH, the American Research Center in Cairo, and the Kluge Center at the Library of Congress. He was also awarded a three year fellowship from the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada Full details
Queens Building LT1Add this to your calendar
6 December 201217:00

Jerusalem - Story of a Contested City

Ghada Karmi is an honorary research fellow and an assistant lecturer at the Institute of Arab and Islamic Studies. Between 1999 and 2001 she was an Associate Fellow at the Royal Institute of International Affairs, London, where she worked on a reconciliation project in the Palestinian-Israeli conflict. Most of her recent research has been on the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, and has appeared widely on the British and Arab media and also contributes articles on Middle Eastern subjects to the Arabic and British press. She is a Palestinian born in Jerusalem, but spent most of her life in Britain Full details
Institute of Arabic and Islamic StudiesAdd this to your calendar
6 December 201213:00

How to get an Internship

This event is part of a series of talks delivered by the Careers team in the College of Social Sciences and International studies. Full details
Newman EAdd this to your calendar
5 December 201217:15

Maritime Cultural Heritage - Is it important? A perspective from the Gulf

Dr Lucy Blue is a senior lecture and director of the Centre for Maritime Archaeology at the University of Southampton. Dr Blue has worked as a maritime archaeologist for over twenty years and her research is largely focused around the eastern Mediterranean, Red Sea, Indian Ocean and the Arabian Gulf where she specialises in harbour archaeology, maritime ethnography, and maritime trade particularly through the lens of shipwreck archaeology and coastal landscapes. Besides co-directing a range of maritime archaeological projects in Egypt, India, Montenegro and the UAE, she has recently been engaged in developing capacity for maritime archaeology and coastal heritage in the Arab region (MAST Maritime Archaeological Stewardship Trust). Dr Blue is also passionate about communicating archaeology to wider audiences and is an active member, former chair and vice president of the Nautical Archaeology Society and was a presenter on the BBC series Oceans Full details
Institute of Arabic and Islamic StudiesAdd this to your calendar
5 December 201214:00

FILM: My Perestoika

All Welcome Full details
Amory A239ABAdd this to your calendar
4 December 201213:00

Professor Lani Florian (University of Edinburgh) - Exploring Inclusive Pedagogy

In our conceptualisation thus far, the concept posits that the actions of the class teacher should aim to extend what is generally available in the classroom to everyone, taking account that there will be differences between learners. Full details
Baring Court 114Add this to your calendar
3 December 201215:00

CANCELLED: Sociology & Philosophy Research Seminar: Dr Stephen Burwood, University of Hull, "Phenomenological Reasons for Thinking that the Brain is the Self"

Please note this event has been cancelled. Full details
Amory B315Add this to your calendar
29 November 201218:00

Bracton Law lecture: The Challenges of EU Law for Government

In November the Law School will welcome the Attorney General Dominic Grieve QC MP to deliver the Bracton Law Lecture. Full details
AmoryAdd this to your calendar
29 November 201218:00

Making a difference locally: Careers in Local government and government agencies

Panel Discussion topics here is a taster of the questions which will be discussed although there is room for flexibility with questions and answers. So far we have confirmed in attendance:Gemma Stephenson, Enterprise Data Manager at Cornwall Council Martin Williams, Zone Employment Engagement Manager, Department for Work and Pensions Sue Patton, Sustainability and Low Carbon Adviser, Cornwall Development Agency Discussion topics:The pros and cons of building a career outside of LondonRoutes available into local government and government agencies and tips for new graduatesWhat qualities do you need to succeed?What can graduates do to make themselves more employable? Full details
Tremough House, BoardroomAdd this to your calendar
28 November 201217:15

Persian influence on Sufi poetry in India and Pakistan

Christopher Shackle FBA is Emeritus Professor of Modern Languages of South Asia at SOAS, University of London. He originally graduated in Persian from the University of Oxford and has always maintained an interest in the Persian literature of India. Besides South Asian languages and literatures, particularly Panjabi and Urdu, the fields of his research have included Sikhism as well as Sufism in South Asia. His recent publications include Attar and the Persian Sufi Tradition (ed. with Leonard Lewisohn, 2006), besides a forthcoming translation of the Sufi lyrics of Bullhe Shah (2013). He is currently writing a study of two nineteenth-century Panjabi Sufi poets. Full details
Institute of Arabic and Islamic StudiesAdd this to your calendar
28 November 201215:00

CANCELLED: Professor Matthew Watson - International Political Economy and the History of Economics Imperialism

This event is cancelled due to weather conditions. Full details
Building OneAdd this to your calendar
21 November 201217:15

CANCELLED Religious Freedom in Britain Today: The Boundaries Between Freedom of Conscience in Religion and Secularism

Due to the torrential rain causing transportation difficulties, Mehri Niknam is unable to make tonight's seminar and it has therefore had to be CANCELLED. It will be readvertised if it is possible to reschedule. Sincere apologies. Full details
Institute of Arabic and Islamic StudiesAdd this to your calendar
21 November 201214:00

The Politics of Competence: a comparative analysis of the costs of governing

Full details
Amory A239ABAdd this to your calendar
21 November 201213:00

Understanding Business for Social Scientists

We show how social sciences students can demonstrate business acumen to employers. Business awareness applies to a variety of careers- even teachers need commercial awareness! This session will provide the tools to enable you to discuss your understanding of business more confidently at interview. This event is part of a series of talks delivered by the Careers team in the College of Social Sciences and International studies. Full details
Newman EAdd this to your calendar
21 November 201213:00

Postgraduate Study Fair

Come and have a chat with us about the range of taught Masters and research degree options available at the University of Exeter. The Fair is open to anyone interested in postgraduate study at Exeter. Staff from the college will be available to discuss options with you and there will be information on how to apply and potential funding sources, including the University of Exeter Progression Scholarship. Full details
The ForumAdd this to your calendar
20 November 201217:00

POSTPONED - Professor David Pedder (University of Leicester) - Title: Values-practice dissonance in professional and organisational learning in schools

The title will remain the same. Full details
Baring Court 114Add this to your calendar
15 November 201213:00

David Graham, CEO, Attentional - the Neuroscience of Communications

Full details
Building OneAdd this to your calendar
15 November 201212:00

How to make a good impression with your application form to a law firm

Anup Vithlani, Graduate Recruitment Manager for Trowers and Hamlins will run through his "do's" and "don'ts" with application form writing.Trowers and Hamlins is an international law firm with offices in the UK, Middle East and South East Asia. See http://www.trowers.com/careers/students/ for information about their graduate recruitment schemes.Trowers and Hamlins are keen to meet Exeter students at this event to discuss recruitment to the firm. Following on from this talk, Anup will be available for around 45 minutes in the Institute of Arab and Islamic studies to discuss their graduate training schemes. You may be interested to know that the training contracts available in their Manchester and Exeter offices both involve working in the Middle East. Full details
Matrix Lecture TheatreAdd this to your calendar
14 November 201217:15

Teaching the Israeli-Palestinian conflict - problems and rewards

Between 1999 and 2001 Dr Karmi was an Associate Fellow at the Royal Institute of International Affairs, where she worked on a reconciliation project in the Palestinian-Israeli conflict. Most of her recent research has been on the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, and has appeared widely on the British and Arab media and also contributes articles on Middle Eastern subjects to the Arabic and British press. Full details
Institute of Arabic and Islamic StudiesAdd this to your calendar
14 November 201214:00

An Exeter Central Asian Studies research group seminar

Bhavna Dave, School of Oriental and African StudiesAll welcome Full details
Amory A239ABAdd this to your calendar
14 November 201213:00

Women in the Qur an

Dr Samira Alkhawaldeh is a Joint Assistant Professor of Contemporary Islamic Thought and Comparative Literature at the University of Jordan in Amman. She is actively involved in Muslim women's affairs. She was on the board of the National Committee of the Jordanian Womens Federation and has represented the Jordanian government and NGOs at several international women conferences, including Beijing , Cairo and Tehran.She will be speaking on the changing of gender roles in the Quran. Full details
Institute of Arabic and Islamic StudiesAdd this to your calendar
13 November 201218:15

The Rt Hon Jack Straw MP - the Human Rights Act and Europe

The Rt Hon Jack Straw MP will deliver the second of the 2012 Hamlyn Lecture series on the Human Rights Act and Europe. Full details
Alumni AuditoriumAdd this to your calendar
9 November 201217:15

Sorani is a Dialiect with an Army and a Parliament: Political and Ideological Conflicts over the Officialization of the Kurdish Language in Iraq

Dr. Amir Hassanpour has taught communications and Middle Eastern studies at the University of Windsor, Concordia University and the University of Toronto. He is author of Nationalism and Language in Kurdistan, 1918-1985 (1992), and has contributed numerous articles on the Kurdish language and media to academic journals and reference works including Encyclopedia of Modern Asia, The New Grove Dictionary of Music and Musicians, Encyclopedia of Modern Middle East, Encyclopedia of Diasporas, Encyclopedia of Genocide, and Crimes Against Humanity. His most recent work is co-editing and contributing to the International Journal of the Sociology of Language (Issue 217, 2012 on Kurdish) Full details
Streatham Court Old D Add this to your calendar
8 November 201214:00

Monica Horten, LSE - The Copyright Enigma

Full details
Amory C501Add this to your calendar
8 November 201212:00

How to get the internship you want

This talk is packed full with useful hints and tips about how to indentify the internship you want, the research and preparation you need to put in for some internships and how to stand out from the other applicants when applying. In this presentation we look at: the different kinds of internships that are available; examples of internship adverts and what they really mean; how to plan and apply, things to consider if going overseas, and where to get more information. Full details
Streatham Court Old BAdd this to your calendar
7 November 201217:15

An Imaginary Anthropology: The Western Perception Of Afghanistan

Gilles Dorronsoro is professor of Political Sciences at the University Paris 1-Sorbonne. He is an expert on Afghanistan, Turkey, and South Asia. His research focuses on security and political development in Afghanistan, particularly the role of the International Security Assistance Force, the necessary steps for a viable government in Kabul, and the conditions necessary for withdrawal scenarios. Previously, he had been detached to the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace where he is still a non resident scholar. He taught at the Institute of Political Studies of Rennes. He also served as the scientific coordinator at the French Institute of Anatolian Studies in Istanbul, Turkey. He is the co-founder and editor of South Asian Multidisciplinary Academic Journal and the European Journal of Turkish Studies. He is the author of Revolution Unending: Afghanistan, 1979 to the Present (Columbia University Press, 2005), and La rvolution afghane, des communistes aux Taleban (Karthala Publishers 2000), and editor of La Turquie conteste. Rgime scuritaire et mobilisations sociales (Editions du CNRS, 2005). He recently published an article entitled Waiting for the Taliban in Afghanistan, available at: https://www.carnegieendowment.org/2012/09/20/waiting-for-taliban-in-afghanistan/dvkr Full details
Institute of Arabic and Islamic StudiesAdd this to your calendar
7 November 201212:00

Policy Implementation and Political Trust: Greece in the Age of Austerity

A Politics department seminar Full details
Forum Seminar room 6Add this to your calendar
7 November 201212:00

Art in the dock, Science in the stocks: Collider - exploring hybridity

This is the latest in our series of annual sci/art workshops. Full details
RAMM, Queen St, ExeterAdd this to your calendar
7 November 20129:30

Meet HSBC - mock interviews, practice assessment centre exercises or discuss graduate opportunities

Do you want to practice your interview technique?Would you like to experience sitting an assessment centre exercise?Or are you interested in a career working for HSBC?(OPTION A) A mock interview(OPTION B) A practice assessment centre exercise(OPTION C) Advice on careers in banking and about the graduate schemes offered by HSBCThese appointments will run from 9am-5pm in rooms 1.3 and 2.2 in Peter Chalk. Simply email Soffi James (sj251@exeter.ac.uk) with your name, appointment type and whether you would prefer a morning or an afternoon appointment. You will then receive a confirmation of this booking which will include the room you will need to go to and time of your meeting. Full details
Peter Chalk CentreAdd this to your calendar
6 November 201213:00

Professor Julie Allan (University of Stirling) - Dialogues with difference in the European arena

The purpose of this work, which included a Council of Europe Project, Policies and practices for socio-cultural diversity, two ministerial conferences and several high level meetings, was to try to establish dialogues relating to diversity and to stimulate decision-making (Council of Europe, 2008, 2009, 2010a & b). Full details
Baring Court 114Add this to your calendar
5 November 201215:00

Sociology & Philosophy Research Seminar: Dr Ed Skidelsky: 'Happiness and Pleasure

Abstract: In the utilitarian tradition, happiness and pleasure are not usually distinguished. I argue that this is a mistake. Happiness typically entails beliefs about the world; pleasure typically does not. Once the distinction between happiness and pleasure is recognised, utilitarianism as an ethical system becomes considerably less attractive. Full details
Amory B315Add this to your calendar
31 October 201217:15

RESCHEDULED - Teaching the Israeli-Palestinian conflict - problems and rewards

Due to unforeseen circumstances this event has had to be cancelled and rescheduled to Wednesday the 14th of November at 17.15. Sincere apologies for the inconvenience. Full details
Institute of Arabic and Islamic StudiesAdd this to your calendar
31 October 201215:00

Dr Alex Prichard - Anarchism and Non-Domination

Dr Alex Prichard is a Lecturer in International Relations at the University of Exeter. Full details
Building OneAdd this to your calendar
31 October 201214:00

Careers in Translating - a panel discussion

The panel members are:Chair: Nesrin Amin http://socialsciences.exeter.ac.uk/iais/staff/amin/Panel member: Paul Bickham from Sure Languages http://www.sure-languages.com/Panel member: Liz Harris, International Committee of the Red Cross sourcing delegate www.icrc.orgPanel member: Leslie McLoughlin http://socialsciences.exeter.ac.uk/iais/staff/mcloughlin/Example questions: Q1. Why you went in to your career and how you got in the position you are currently in?Q2. What practical advice would you give to anyone interested in a career in translation?Q3. What postgraduate qualifications, if any, are needed to be a professional translator?Q4. How do you become a freelance translator? Full details
Institute of Arabic and Islamic StudiesAdd this to your calendar
31 October 201213:00

Commercial Awareness for Lawyers

Julies presentation covers everything a budding lawyer needs to know about how to talk about commercial awareness at interview with confidence. This is the third year Julie has delivered this presentation exclusively for us and she is one of our most popular speakers. Full details
Newman E with a video link to the New Lecture Theatre, Exchange, TremoughAdd this to your calendar
31 October 201213:00

Contemporary Ismaili Renewal: Khorog Events in Perspective

An Exeter Central Asian Studies research group seminar Full details
Amory A239ABAdd this to your calendar
30 October 201210:00

Talking to Terrorists - A Discussion with General (Retd) Sir Paul Newton

The College of Social Sciences and International Studies is offering an exciting opportunity for Politics and IAIS students who are interested in contemporary approaches to world security. Full details
Amory B316Add this to your calendar
29 October 201215:00

Talking to Terrorists - A Discussion with General (Retd) Sir Paul Newton

The College of Social Sciences and International Studies is offering an exciting opportunity for Politics and IAIS students who are interested in contemporary approaches to world security. Full details
Amory B316Add this to your calendar
24 October 201218:30

Speed Networking with the Gilbert Stephens Young Professionals Network

Networking skills are some of the hardest to learn - you have to practice and develop your own style. That is why the College Employability Officer is presenting SSIS students with the opportunity to network with a group of local professionals in a safe and relaxed environment. Full details
Forum StreetAdd this to your calendar
24 October 201212:00

What job would suit me?

Careers consultant Tom McAndrew will talk through how you can find out what your strengths and weaknesses are, what skills and attributes you possess and how you can match them to potential careers. This event is part of a series of talks delivered by the Careers team in the College of Social Sciences and International studies. Full details
Amory A128 Add this to your calendar
23 October 201217:00

Dr Deborah Osberg (University of Exeter) - Authoritative Knowledge & the Question of the Public Role of the University: How complexity challenges our assumptions & opens alternate possibilities

In this inaugural lecture for the new Centre for HE Research, Deborah will explore the question of whether the university may still be considered to have a unique public role in society, as distinct from a purely economic role. Full details
Baring Court 114Add this to your calendar
23 October 201213:00

Half-day workshop: Neoliberalism and the state in Russia and Central Asia

All welcome. Full details
Amory A239ABAdd this to your calendar
16 October 201214:00

I'm Other Things As Well:

Helena Cook, University of Exeter Full details
Amory B402Add this to your calendar
16 October 201213:00

What Career can I do with a Social Sciences Degree?

Careers consultant Tom McAndrew will run through some of the ways you can research careers, find out what may suit you. This talk is aimed at penultimate and final year social sciences students - especially if you have no idea what you want to do! Materials will also be available. This event is part of a series of talks delivered by the Careers team in the College of Social Sciences and International studies. Full details
Amory C417Add this to your calendar
12 October 201212:00

Law Alumni Guest lecture and practical case study on working with Private Clients

A presentation on working with private clients in law. Full details
Bateman Lecture Theatre, Building OneAdd this to your calendar
11 October 201217:00

Engagement and Disengagement in Politics

What is the difference between being involved in a political party and being an active member of a civil society organization or a social movement? What are the things we do when we engage in politics? How does our conventional academic knowledge of participation in politics fit in with the real-world experience of those who are active in Exeter? The Centre for European Governance invites you to share your personal experience at this round table discussion. Full details
Amory A239ABAdd this to your calendar
11 October 201212:00

Employability Guest Lecture - Joe Twyman, Director of Political and Social Research, YouGov

Joes talk is a light-hearted look at Joes own story from a Sheffield University undergraduate to founding director of YouGov. Joe will also explain the things everyone should remember when applying for jobs, attending interviews and dealing with prospective employers. Details about the YouGov internship scheme will also be given. Full details
Building One, Matrix Lecture Theatre with video link to Daphne Du Maurier Seminar E, Tremough campusAdd this to your calendar
10 October 201215:00

Professor Richard Bellamy - The Democratic Legitimacy of International Human Rights Conventions:

Professor Richard Bellamy is a Professor of Political Science and Director of the European Institute, University College London; Visiting Fellow, University of Exeter Full details
Amory A128 Add this to your calendar
9 October 201214:00

Is Expertise the Driving Force?

Whether we take a plane, eat food, or purchase medication in a pharmacy: each time we are affected by European regulatory agencies (ERAs). Full details
Amory B218 Add this to your calendar
9 October 201213:00

Professor Steve Higgins (University of Durham) - Exploring the potential of a multi-touch classroom to develop adaptive expertise in primary mathematics

SynergyNet, one of the final round of TLRP-TEL projects, is investigating the potential of large multi-touch surfaces in a lab classroom environment. Full details
Baring Court 114Add this to your calendar
3 October 201215:00

Non-electoral Protest Groups in an Electoral Environment: The New Settlements of Bishkek and the 2011 Presidential Elections in Kyrgyzstan

Dr John Heathershaw is a Senior Lecturer in International Relations, University of Exeter Full details
Building OneAdd this to your calendar
16 - 20 July 2012

Gulf Studies Conference

An interdisciplinary conference on the Gulf region (Arabia, Iran, Iraq), past and present. Full details
Institute of Arabic and Islamic StudiesAdd this to your calendar
12 - 13 July 2012

Making Data Accessible to All

Data curation, use and publication in plant science. Plant scientists are often required to donate data to open access databases (for instance, by the BBSRC data management policy). They are also encouraged to make use of these databases in order to boost their research and speed up discovery. It is not yet clear, however, whether and how these practices are affecting experimentation within the plant sciences, and whether data donation and use on a large scale has been effective in fostering innovative research. The focus of this workshop is to discuss issues surrounding data donation, data use and publication from the viewpoint of plant biologists, with the aim to produce a series of recommendations about the problems involved in data dissemination in plant science. Full details
Innovation CentreAdd this to your calendar
28 June 20129:00

Fairness and Responsibility in an Unequal Society

Fairness and Responsibility in an Unequal Society Full details
University of LondonAdd this to your calendar
28 June 2012

Fairness and Responsibility in an Unequal Society

The conference marks the end of a four-year project on inequality, responsibility and fairness, funded by the Arts and Humanities Research Council at the University of Exeter. Four panels composed of prominent policy-leaders and academics will debate the issues, providing a forum for the exchange of ideas between policy and academy. Full details
Senate House, University of LondonAdd this to your calendar
27 - 29 June 2012

4th Biennial ECPR Standing Group for Regulatory Governance Conference

The ECPR Standing Group on Regulation & Governance will be holding its 4th Biennial Conference at the University of Exeter from 27 to 29 June 2012. The European Consortium for Political Research (ECPR) was founded in 1970 and supports the training, research and cross-national co-operation of political scientists throughout Europe. Full details
Add this to your calendar
26 June 201217:00

Educational Outcomes for Youth with Disabilities: Increased Expectations but Unrealised Gains

This project was to examine the role and impact of education in the lives of young people with disabilities living in poor communities in Ghana, Kenya, India and Pakistan. This presentation will draw on qualitative data gathered from interviews conducted with young people (aged 15-30), with varying levels of schooling, and their significant others (parents and elder siblings) living in India. Rich narratives collected from the field highlight the immense faith being placed in schooling to deliver the promise of a better life. However, evidence suggests that while being at school resulted in some personal benefits these were coupled with many unfulfilled expectations and even reinforced existing forms of differentiation. Full details
Baring Court 114Add this to your calendar
18 June 201213:00

Musical Creativities in Practice (Originally to be held on 19th June)

It argues the need for conceptual expansion of musical creativities in line with the real world practices. It explores how different types of musical creativities are recognised and communicated in the practices of professional musicians including composers, improvisers, sing-a-song writers, original bands, DJs, live coders and interactive sound designers working in the music industry. Drawing on Bourdieus thinking tools, this book provides the foundation for a sociological analysis of musical creativities which is designed to transform the ways that music in education is thought about in the future. Full details
Baring Court 114Add this to your calendar
13 June 201215:00

Does Political Change or Organisational Performance Determine Chief Executive Turnover in the Public Sector?

Oliver James works on the public policy and politics of public services, citizen-provider relationships, public sector organisation and reform, executive politics (particularly politician-administrator relations) and regulation of the public sector. Full details
Amory B106Add this to your calendar
12 June 201215:00

Egenis Seminar: title to be confirmed

Egenis Seminar Full details
Byrne HouseAdd this to your calendar
11 June 201214:00

How to make the most of your vacation scheme

Law student Charli Thorp (vacation placements at SJ Berwin and BLP) explains what it is like on a placement and will run a Q&A discussion to answer your questions, and give tips on applying for vacation schemes next year. Full details
Amory B219Add this to your calendar
11 June 201212:00

What is it like working in Westminster?

This session is for students either accepted on to the Politics Internship Programme or who may have got an internship working with an MP independently. If you are simply interested in finding out more this could be the session for you. The talk is being run by Frances Parrott, Exeter Politics alumna (2009) and a researcher in Westminster. Full details
Amory B219Add this to your calendar
11 June 201211:30

Health and Safety training for your internship

This half hour session is aimed at students on the Politics Internship Programme and will cover the basic health and safety issues to be aware of and regulations to observe. If you are attending a placement you have organised yourself and would also like some clarification on what health and safety issues may affect you, please come along. Full details
Amory B219Add this to your calendar
11 June 201210:30

Getting the Internship you want

This presentation will be an overview of ideas and tips for finding internships, and advice on how to apply. Should their be enough demand, this presentation will also include information about internships only available to Masters level students Full details
Amory B219Add this to your calendar
31 May 201215:30

Robert & Edward Skidelsky present & sign their new book, "How Much is Enough?"

Book presentation and signing by Robert & Edward Skidelsky, with commentaries from Ian Hampsher-Monk and Richard Seaford Full details
Queens Building LT2Add this to your calendar
30 May 201214:00

Investigative Journalism Career Workshop

Investigative Journalism Career Workshop with investigative journalist, freelance writer, and Exeter alumnus Chris Ames. Chris writes about politics, freedom of information, secrecy, and the media and publishes in The Guardian, the New Statesman, and elsewhere. He has written extensively about the Iraq War and maintains the website iraqdossier.com and the blog Spin and Spinners.Attend this interactive workshop to learn more about...Careers in journalism; Sources for investigative journalism, especially Freedom of Information; outlets for publishing investigative journalism; journalism versus churnalism and the need to cut through spin; how to construct a story from evidence and what the possibilities are for careers in investigative journalism Full details
Building OneAdd this to your calendar
29 May 201217:00

University - school based partnerships; networking to increase social capital

In light of this policy the seminar will look at what is already known about how teachers learn and what the knowledge base might be needed to educate teachers to work in schools in the 21st century. Using social capital theory I will discuss the key role that university education departments have in the process of educating teachers and I will draw on data from the Cambridge HEI-School based partnership network. Full details
Baring Court 114Add this to your calendar
25 May 201217:00

34th Annual Lasok Lecture - 'Balancing Fundamental Rights in European Law'

Professor Allan Rosas, Judge at the Court of Justice of the European Union will give the 2012 Lasok Lecture Full details
XFiAdd this to your calendar
24 - 26 May 2012

Conference: New Trends in Political Representation in the EU

Sandra Kroeger and Dario Castiglione are organising a Conference on New Trends in Political Representation in the EU at the University of Exeter on 24-26 May 2012, organized with the support of the EU Jean Monnet Programme. Full details
XFiAdd this to your calendar
21 May 201215:00

Egenis Seminar: Growing meat with stem cells: In vitro meat in context

Egenis Seminar Full details
Byrne HouseAdd this to your calendar
18 May 20129:30

Primary Maths Taster Event

Effective primary maths teachers are going to be in high demand. Being a good maths teacher is not the same as finding maths easy. Whats more important is your ability to inspire and encourage young minds. To find out more visit our website: www.exeter.ac.uk/socialsciences/news/college/primarymathstaster Full details
Oldway Primary School, PaigntonAdd this to your calendar
16 May 201215:00

Non-Electoral Justice Movements in Electoral Environments: Understanding Political Instability in Kyrgyzstan since 2005

Full details
Amory A239ABAdd this to your calendar
15 May 201213:00

The challenges of researching digital interaction: multimodality, embodiment, time and space

Concepts of embodiment will be explored through a focus on three themes: physical manipulation through tangible technologies; context-based interaction through mobile devices; and whole-body physical action through sensor-based technologies. The challenges of researching interaction in digital multimodal environments, notably online social media and mobile environments will also be discussed with a focus on exploring how digital technologies disrupt and reconfigure concepts of time, place and space and its effect on methods of data collection and analysis within social science. Full details
Baring Court 114Add this to your calendar
14 May 201215:00

Egenis Seminar: title to be confirmed

Egenis Seminar Full details
Byrne HouseAdd this to your calendar
11 - 12 May 201213:00

Weekend Celebration of Research and Research Methodology

On Friday 11th May 2012 the Graduate School of Education will be hosting its first Research Methods Festival. This will be an afternoon event (1-5pm) where social science students from across the College (SSIS) and the wider ESRC Doctoral Training centre will be invited to attend some practical, methods-based workshops. On Saturday 12th May 2012, following on from the previous day, the Graduate School of Education will host their Annual Student conference. Students from across the School are all invited to present their research in this mutually supportive environment. Staff and students from across the College or the Doctoral Centre are also welcome to attend this event, to hear more about the research that is undertaken within the School. Full details
Baring CourtAdd this to your calendar
10 May - 16 August 20129:00

Oliver Flexman: Making Plans for Friday

An exhibition exploring identity, cultural stereotypes and exchanges, which affect our perceptions and engagement with the Middle East. Full details
Institute of Arabic and Islamic StudiesAdd this to your calendar
7 May 201215:00

Interactive Origins of the Socially Extended Mind

Sociology and Philosophy Departmental Seminars 2011-2012 Full details
Amory B315Add this to your calendar
4 May 201217:00

A talk by Joseph Massad

Followed by a film screening and Q&A with curator Alia Arasoughly -'The Spring of Young Palestinian Women Filmakers' Full details
Newman AAdd this to your calendar
2 May 20129:00

Constituent Power in World Politics

The workshop will bring together IR staff from Streaatham and Tremough to address the broad research theme of 'activist politics Full details
Amory A128 Add this to your calendar
1 May 201217:00

Politics, politicians and English comprehensive schools

This paper examines the plurality of political intentions and interventions relating to the English post-war comprehensive school and considers whether the project foundered because it was too political, or, alternatively, because it was not political enough. Full details
Baring Court 114Add this to your calendar
30 April 201215:00

Rethinking the Patentability of Human Genes in view of the recent US and EU Judicial Resolutions

Egenis Seminar Full details
Byrne HouseAdd this to your calendar
2 April 201214:00

Egenis Seminar: title to be confirmed

Egenis Seminar Full details
Byrne HouseAdd this to your calendar
28 March 201217:15

In quest of Simorgh:a reading of The Conference of the Birds

A talk by Dr Leili Anvar Full details
Institute of Arabic and Islamic StudiesAdd this to your calendar
26 March 201215:00

Producing Sound Judgments: Inside the Music Adjudication Process

Sociology and Philosophy Departmental Seminars 2011-2012 Full details
Amory B315Add this to your calendar
20 March 201213:00

Adults looking back on childhood wellbeing and language brokering - CANCELLED AT LAST MINUTE

This paper uses accounts from a study of adults looking back on their childhood experiences of language brokering to explore children's agency & creativity in language & cultural brokering; thee ways in which childhood language brokering constitutes a social resource to families and society (and the social contexts in which language brokering arise. The paper examines how adults looking back on their experiences of language brokering consider it impacted on their wellbeing in childhood and how they feel about it and themselves as adults. Full details
Baring Court 114Add this to your calendar
15 March 201217:15

The reconstruction of the countryside in the Kurdistan region in Turkey

A talk by Joost Jongerden Full details
Harrison Building 203Add this to your calendar
15 March 201214:00

The Leadership Journey

David Wood is Strategic Director, Criminality and Detention Group, UK Border Agency. He will talk about his rise through the police and how the qualifications he gained along the way helped him to get from police constable to Deputy Assistant Commissioner. Full details
Amory B106Add this to your calendar
14 March 201214:00

Go Global! International Legal Opportunities

The programme includes hearing from Herbert Smith LLP on opportunities abroad, how to make yourself more internationally appealing, a panel Q&A and networking afternoon tea. Also find out more about study abroad and summer schools. Full details
Streatham Court Old BAdd this to your calendar
13 March 201217:15

Book Launch - Encountering Islam: Joseph Pitts: An English Slave in 17th Century Algiers and Mecca

Author Paul Auchterlonie will be talking about his new book Full details
Institute of Arabic and Islamic StudiesAdd this to your calendar
12 March 201215:00

Music Therapy and Health Humanities

Professor Brian Abrams, Department of Music, Montclair State University, USA Full details
Amory B315Add this to your calendar
8 March 201214:00

Careers Options within the University

Tess Nixon is a sociology graduate from 2003. She became heavily involved in student life including sitting on Guild Council, volunteering with Community Action and societies and representing Sociology students. After three years employed by the Students' Guild as Community Action Coordinator she joined the DARO team in September 2007. Her current role is to develop and strengthen relationships with our Alumni and supporters and secure major gifts.Tess will talk about working in charities and the third sector as well as talk about opportunities within the University. Full details
Queens Building 1GAdd this to your calendar
7 March 201217:15

Why Middle East Studies Missed the Arab Spring

The Institute of Arab & Islamic Studies is pleased to present a talk by Professor Gregory Gause Full details
Institute of Arabic and Islamic StudiesAdd this to your calendar
7 March 201215:00

Social Contracts and Economic Justice

Akbert Weale is ESRC Professorial Fellow & Professor of Political Theory and Public Policy, UCL. Full details
Amory B106Add this to your calendar
6 March 201217:00

Imagining Literacy: the Gremlin, the Matrix and other Triumphal Tales

I will discuss the ways in which the semiotic resources of metaphor, visual images, number and testimonial narratives are combined to produce powerful imaginaries that circulate widely in the media, government and popular discourse. These are used to advocate for and justify policy interventions into citizens lives while obscuring the powerful co-ordinating role of literacy in the relations of ruling. Full details
Baring Court 114Add this to your calendar
6 March 201212:30

Recent Politics Alumni Careers Panel

This will be an opportunity for students to hear at first hand from a group of Politics graduates who have taken different career routes with their Politics degrees. All graduates are from within the last six years, so they will be able to provide perspectives and advice on translating an Exeter Politics degree into a career. There will be plenty of time for students to ask questions of the guests.Panel Members are: Kate Taylor (2007) Foreign and Commonwealth Office Alexandra Crook (2006) Transport for London Alexander Hurley (2011) TV Buyer for John Ayling & Associates Owen Thomas (2009) PhD Student, University of Exeter Daniel Hooper Full details
Laver Building LT6Add this to your calendar
2 March 201215:00

Alternative Careers for Law Students

- Advice on how to market the skills gained in your law degree to employers in other industries - Tips on opportunities for entrepreneurship and self-employment - First-hand advice on unconventional career routes from 2008 law graduate Jessica Titchener, who has been successful working at Accenture Full details
Building OneAdd this to your calendar
29 February 201217:15

Working as a linguist for the International Committee of the Red Cross: the inside story

A talk by Liz Harris from the ICRC Full details
Institute of Arabic and Islamic StudiesAdd this to your calendar
22 February 201217:00

Hajj:Journey to the Heart of Islam - Exhibition at the British Museum

A talk by Qaisar Khan - Project Curator at the British Museum Full details
Institute of Arabic and Islamic StudiesAdd this to your calendar
21 February 201218:30

Talk by Jerome Starkey - Times Afghanistan Correspondent

A talk about his experiences in Afghanistan Full details
Institute of Arabic and Islamic StudiesAdd this to your calendar
21 February 201213:00

Taking Stock of Argument: Examining Research Trends in Argumentation in Science Education with Implications for Professional Development

Despite decades of educational reform, even graduates of science programmes are typically unable to provide reasons, evidence and justification to some of their claims about the natural world.Recordedtalkavailable on the intranet Full details
Baring Court 114Add this to your calendar
20 February 201218:00

Iranian Film Festival

Iranian Film Festival Full details
Institute of Arabic and Islamic StudiesAdd this to your calendar
20 February 201212:00

What to do with a degree in Philosophy?

Ruth Porter, Communications Director at the Institute of Economic Affairs will talk from her own experience about the interaction of think tanks and trade associations with the government and talk about communication and media roles.This event is for students in the Philosophy department. If you would like to attend this event, please email Julia Paci Full details
Building OneAdd this to your calendar
15 February 2012

Have you thought about a career in teaching?

Becoming a teacher will lead to an exciting and rewarding career. Quality teachers are highly sought after and choosing a PGCE programme is an important step in ensuring a successful career. On Wednesday 15 February 2012 we are holding an Open Day for anyone interested in studying Secondary D&T, English, Mathematics, MFL or Science (Biology, Chemistry, Physics and Science with Psychology).Please note that other subjects are not covered at this event, however, we are happy to accept bookings for those wishing to teach Primary MFL.To reserve a place at the Open Day, please email the Student Information Office: ed-student@exeter.ac.uk or phone 01392 724700, and confirm the subject you're interested in teaching. Full details
Baring Court 114Add this to your calendar
8 February 201215:00

Politics Department Seminar Series - Cycles and Curses: Rethinking the International Politics of Oil

Roland Dannreuther is Professor and Head of the Department of Politics and International Relations, University of Westminster Full details
Amory B106Add this to your calendar
7 February 201217:00

Law Alumni Careers Panel

The evening will begin with a short presentation by each panel member of what influenced his or her personal decision as to the career path to follow and what he or she perceives as the relative advantages of the selected career. There will then be an interactive discussion between panel members (moderated by Steve Edge) and an opportunity for members of the audience to pose questions and participate in the discussion. Full details
Queens Building LT1Add this to your calendar
7 February 201217:00

CANCELLED - The social networks of Year Abroad students and their contribution to second language learning

This talk will report on an ongoing ESRC funded project which is tracking 60 students while spending their year abroad in France, Spain and Mexico. The project is documenting students language development over time, and will seek to relate this to patterns of language use and the evolving social networks in which students become engaged while abroad. The talk will focus on the conceptualisation of social networks for this mobile group, and will report preliminary results on students social positioning. Full details
Baring Court 114Add this to your calendar
6 February 201215:00

Research and Pedagogy. A History of Quantum Physics through its Early Textbooks

Sociology and Philosophy Departmental Seminars 2011-2012 Full details
Amory B315Add this to your calendar
6 February 20129:00

Careers Session: What to do with your Masters degree

The session is for students in the College of Social Sciences and International Studies; law, politics and international relations, sociology philosophy, anthropology and Arab and Islamic studies. We will be discussing the options available to you after completion of your Masters: work; internships or further study. There will also be a representative from the International Office to give advice to International students on working in the UK on completion of your Masters Full details
Queens Building LT2Add this to your calendar
6 - 16 February 2012

Behind a camera, in front a hawza

Massimiliano Fusaris photographic exploration of the little known social space of the hawza. Full details
Institute of Arabic and Islamic StudiesAdd this to your calendar
1 February 201215:00

Strategies of Survival East Jerusalemite Responses to the Israeli Occupation

Craig works alongside Professor Mick Dumper in a 5 year ESRC funded project, Conflict in Cities and the Contested State: everyday life and the possibilities of transformation in Belfast, Jerusalem and other divided cities. The project focuses on divided cities as key sites in territorial conflicts over state and national identities, cultures and borders. Full details
Amory B106Add this to your calendar
1 February 201213:30

Central Asian Studies seminar series.

Our first Central Asian Studies seminar series of the year will be:'Of national fathers and Russian elder brothers: conspiracy theories and political ideas in post-Soviet Central Asia' Full details
Amory A239CAdd this to your calendar
1 February 201212:00

Postgraduate Open Day

Have you thought about Postgraduate Study? Come along to our Postgraduate Open Day to find out more about studying for a Taught Masters. The session includes useful advice on the application process as well as more detailed information on the programmes you could study with us. Full details
AmoryAdd this to your calendar
26 January 201218:30

The Portrait of a Nation in Poetry and Music

Concert by Prominent Kurdish Harpist Tara Jaff Full details
Reed HallAdd this to your calendar
26 January 201214:40

The Portrait of a Nation in Poetry and Music

Workshop on Kurdish Poetry Full details
Newman CAdd this to your calendar
25 January 201217:00

From Islamic to Contemporary? The visual Arts in the Arab World and the Missing Modernity

A talk by Silvia Naef Full details
Institute of Arabic and Islamic StudiesAdd this to your calendar
24 January 201213:00

Super-diversity and social class: The view from interaction

In the study of race, ethnicity and class, small-scale social interaction is seen as increasingly important. Full details
Baring Court 114Add this to your calendar
19 January 201217:30

Public Rights in Copyright: What makes up the public domain?

A lecture by Professor Graham Greenleaf, University of New South Wales, Australia. With free food and wine reception afterwards. Full details
Amory C501Add this to your calendar
18 January 201217:00

The Turkish carpet in Britain: The identity, material culture and meaning of an Islamic item

A talk by Angela Sutton-Vane MRes Full details
Institute of Arabic and Islamic StudiesAdd this to your calendar
18 January 201215:00

The Liberal Cosmopolitanism of Thomas Paine

Senior Lecturer in Political Philosophy; Director of Education, Politics Full details
Amory B310Add this to your calendar
17 January 201217:00

The Art of Listening

Our culture is one that speaks rather than listens. From reality TV to political rallies, there is a clamour to be heard, to narrate, and to receive attention. It reduces 'reality' to revelation and voyeurism. The paper argues that this way of life is having severe and damaging consequences in a world that is increasingly globalized and interconnected. It addresses the question: how can we listen more carefully? Social and cultural theory is combined with real stories from the experiences of the desperate stowaways who hide in the undercarriages of jet planes in order to seek asylum, to the young working-class people who use tattooing to commemorate a lost love. The Art of Listening shows how sociology is in a unique position to record 'life passed in living' and to listen to complex experiences with humility and ethical care, providing a resource to understand the contemporary world while pointing to the possibility of a different kind of future. Full details
Baring Court 114Add this to your calendar
11 January 201215:00

Cosmopolitanism and Nationhood in the Political Thought of Thomas

Dr Robert Lamb is Senior Lecturer in Political Philosophy. His research and teaching interests are in the history of modern political thought and contemporary political philosophy. Please note room change. Full details
Amory A239ABAdd this to your calendar
10 January 201217:00

Shirin Ebadi will be talking about her work in the fields of human rights and Islamic law

Shirin Ebadi won the Nobel Peace Prize in 2003, in recognition of her courageous work as a lawyer and human rights activist, defending in particular the rights of women, children, and critics of the Iranian regime.She trained as a lawyer in the time of the Shah, and served as a judge before the 1979 revolution (the first female judge ever appointed in Iran), but after the Islamic revolution was prevented from doing so by a ruling that women could not be judges. For many years she was unable to practice as a lawyer at all, but began to do so again in 1992. In the later 90s she represented several victims of injustice, including the families of Darioush Foruhar and Parvaneh Eskandari (murdered by members of the Ministry of Intelligence and Security). After the award of the Nobel prize in 2003, the Iranian regimes response was grudging (in November 2009 Dr Ebadi announced that the prize itself had been removed from a bank security box by regime officials while she was in London). She continued to defend victims of regime oppression, including members of the Bahai faith that the Iranian regime regard as apostates from Islam. In 2008 her offices were attacked and eventually closed down, and threats were made against her daughter, Nargess. But in the time of the Bush administration in the US, she also spoke out against talk of forcing regime change on Iran, and defended Irans right to a civil nuclear programme. At the time of the disputed elections of 2009 Dr Ebadi was outside Iran, and was advised not to return. Since then she has lived abroad, mainly in London. Full details
AmoryAdd this to your calendar
10 January 201217:00

Human Rights in Iran

Shirin Ebadi won the Nobel Peace Prize in 2003, in recognition of her courageous work as a lawyer and human rights activist, defending in particular the rights of women, children, and critics of the Iranian regime.She trained as a lawyer in the time of the Shah, and served as a judge before the 1979 revolution (the first female judge ever appointed in Iran), but after the Islamic revolution was prevented from doing so by a ruling that women could not be judges. For many years she was unable to practice as a lawyer at all, but began to do so again in 1992. In the later 90s she represented several victims of injustice, including the families of Darioush Foruhar and Parvaneh Eskandari (murdered by members of the Ministry of Intelligence and Security). After the award of the Nobel prize in 2003, the Iranian regimes response was grudging (in November 2009 Dr Ebadi announced that the prize itself had been removed from a bank security box by regime officials while she was in London). She continued to defend victims of regime oppression, including members of the Bahai faith that the Iranian regime regard as apostates from Islam. In 2008 her offices were attacked and eventually closed down, and threats were made against her daughter, Nargess. But in the time of the Bush administration in the US, she also spoke out against talk of forcing regime change on Iran, and defended Irans right to a civil nuclear programme. At the time of the disputed elections of 2009 Dr Ebadi was outside Iran, and was advised not to return. Since then she has lived abroad, mainly in London. Full details
AmoryAdd this to your calendar
9 January 201215:00

Moral Enhancement

Sociology and Philosophy Departmental Seminars 2011-2012 Full details
Amory B315Add this to your calendar
5 - 7 January 2012

SUNY Model EU

Suny Model EU Full details
Add this to your calendar
16 December 201116:30

International Relations and the British Academy: Distinctiveness in the past, present and future.

The discipline of International Relations has a longstanding relationship with the British academy, and British IR has a distinct self-image. The British tradition, or way of doing IR, is renowned for its pluralism and interdisciplinary nature as well as its connection to a certain body of work that is perceived as distinctly British. Following a one-day workshop exploring emerging trends in postgraduate International Relations (IR) research, this roundtable offers reflections on the impact and influence of the British Academy on the field, and what is at stake in this so-called distinctiveness.Professors Chris Brown, Andrew Linklater and David Armstrong will reflect upon past, present and future trajectories for International Relations in the British Academy; the speakers will discuss how their work has shaped the British discipline of International Relations, future paths open to the field and their reactions to the contemporary academic climate. This roundtable is the culmination of a one-day workshop focussed on what makes British IR distinctive and diverse from other academic communities and what form this diversity takes.This event is a rare opportunity to hear three distinguished professors, renown for their influential contributions to British IR, speaking together. If you would like to attend please RSVP to lgf202@exeter.ac.uk This event is sponsored by the University of Exeter, the British International Studies Association Postgraduate Network and Poststructural Politics Working Group. Full details
Streatham Court Old CAdd this to your calendar
16 December 201112:00

Monitoring the media during elections: method, purpose, goals

Dr Gillian McCormack is Training Coordinator of the EU's Network for Enhanced Electoral and Democratic Support project. She has over ten years' experience in training design and coordination and is a specialist in media frameworks for elections and media monitoring methodologies. She led 12 media monitoring missions for elections in the former Soviet Union for the European Institute of Media and participated in four EU EOMs as Media Expert. Most recently she was Director of Development and Team Leader for an EU technical assistance project for the media in the Russian Federation. Gillian holds a PhD from Glasgow Caledonian University and has published extensively in the field of elections and media. Full details
Amory B106Add this to your calendar
15 December 201117:00

Special Politics event

Professor Cerny will be presenting a recent paper published in the St Antony's International Review (STAIR) and expanding on the themes of the article. The paper looks at the recent financial crisis and argues that the 'financial system constitutes a public good essential to contemporary society'. It seeks to address a range of questions that have arisen following the financial crash, including ideas linked to the concept of efficiency. Full details
Queens Building MR1Add this to your calendar
15 December 201111:00

EU careers' paths

John Evans, Permanent Representation of the EU, London Office Full details
Add this to your calendar
14 December 201114:00

Considering PhD study?

This introductory session includes useful advice on the application process, writing a research proposal, choosing the right University, as well as the career options available at the end of your studies. You can also find out about the exciting 2012 funding opportunities. Light refreshments will be provided.To book your place, please contact: ssis-graduateresearch@exeter.ac.uk, including the discipline you're interested in studying. Full details
Streatham Court 0.28Add this to your calendar
7 December 201117:15

The Invention of the Land of Israel

Shlomo Sand studied history at the University of Tel Aviv and at the cole des hautes tudes en sciences sociales, in Paris. He currently teaches contemporary history at the University of Tel Aviv. Full details
Institute of Arabic and Islamic StudiesAdd this to your calendar
7 December 201115:00

Refugee Entitlement and the Passage of Time: Waldrons Supercession

Professor Michael Dumper ia Professor in Middle East Politics. His research interests are the Permanent Status Issues of the Middle East peace process, the Arab-Israeli conflict, religious institutions in the Middle East and the urban politics of the Middle East. Full details
Amory B106Add this to your calendar
7 December 201114:00

Analytical Tools at the European Commission

Robert Scharreborn, Secretariat General of the European Commission Full details
Old Library 134Add this to your calendar
6 December 201113:00

Developments in Critical Disability Studies: Implications for Inclusive Education

I have been trying recently to articulate what could be meant by a critical disability studies approach. My recent book (Disability Studies: an interdisciplinary introduction, Sage 2011) and a forthcoming paper (with Helen Meekosha, Critical disability studies: A review essay, for Critical Sociology), account for this emerging trans-disciplinary space through reference to a number of emerging insights including theorizing through materialism; bodies that matter; inter/transectionality; Global disability studies and self and other. Full details
Baring Court 114Add this to your calendar
5 December 201115:00

Critical Theory in the Neo-Liberal Age

Sociology and Philosophy Departmental Seminars 2011-2012 Full details
Amory B315Add this to your calendar
3 December 20119:00

Legacy of Rumi (d. 1273) in Later Islamic Philosophy and Poetry

Various speakers Full details
Institute of Arabic and Islamic StudiesAdd this to your calendar
1 December 201111:00

Social change in progressive political thought: How to avoid determinism without falling into the idealist trap

Full details
XFiAdd this to your calendar
30 November 201119:30

Bonnie Honig, 'From Lamentation to Logos: Antigones Offensive Speech.'

Bonnie Honig is the The Sarah Rebecca Roland Professor, Political Science, Northwestern University and Research Professor, American Bar Foundation, Chicago. Full details
Add this to your calendar
23 November 201115:00

Rising China and Global Justice

Ian Holliday is the Dean of Social Sciences and Professor of Political Science, University of Hong Kong Full details
Amory B106Add this to your calendar
22 November 201117:00

Poetry teaching in New Zealand and UK secondary schools

This seminar presentation draws on research in progress that investigates to what extent poetry taught in secondary schools in New Zealand and the UK is: prescribed by national curriculum and assessment criteria; flexibly interpreted by examination boards. It primarily concentrates on data collected in New Zealand in 2011 to explore how teachers working in schools in one city are able to respond to contextual factors and what choices they (and their students) can make about poems they read, write, listen to and perform in their classrooms. In investigating these factors and contexts, the research endeavours to move beyond national boundaries to inform international debates about poetry pedagogy and poetrys location within curriculum frameworks and diverse cultural contexts. (This seminar was not recorded) Full details
Baring Court 114Add this to your calendar
8 November 201113:00

Lesson Study works and what it offers: lessons from the Lesson Study MLD project

Moderate learning difficulties (MLD) has been a neglected area of research and development in Special Needs Education partly because of its contested nature and loose formulation. The project Raising Levels of Achievement through Lesson Development for pupils with Moderate Learning Difficulties aims to improve the learning experiences and opportunities of pupils with MLD to enhance their educational achievements and to develop pedagogic strategies, programmes and materials for wider use in secondary schools based on the Lesson Study. The Lesson Study methodology is a collaborative approach for teachers to assess, evaluate and plan a sequence of lessons that focuses on the learning of one to two focus pupils in this case those identified as having MLD. We report findings at around half way point of the project, which, in addition to outlining the main principles of Lesson Study, throw some light on the MLD category as well as the impact of the Lesson Study process on participating teachers in terms of their reported teaching efficacy, attitudes to inclusion and pedag