Events

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

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

We also have a listing of past events.

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16 July - 26 September 2018

Masked Faces: Untold Stories from the Arabian-Persian Gulf

Manami Goto, a PhD student at the Institute of Arab and Islamic Studies, presents this new exhibition for Summer 2018. The female face mask, regionally known as burquʿ or baṭūla, is a part of the traditional but disappearing material culture of the Arabian-Persian Gulf. Each face mask is handmade to fit the wearer’s face and conveys an intricate amount of socio-cultural detail about the wearer. The shape, colour, material, design, and embroidery are selected depending on the wearer’s age, origin, marital status, ethnicity, religious or tribal affiliation, number of children, and socio-economic status. Wearing the face mask is also strongly associated with honour, piety, and pride. Through the presentation of material collections and photographs of masked women, this exhibition intends to shed light on the women in the region and their intimate and unique relationship with their masks. The exhibition is open weekdays 09:00 - 17:00 in the Street Gallery and is free to enter. Full details
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16 July - 26 September 2018

Masked Faces: Untold Stories from the Arabian-Persian Gulf

Manami Goto, a PhD student at the Institute of Arab and Islamic Studies, presents this new exhibition for Summer 2018. The female face mask, regionally known as burquʿ or baṭūla, is a part of the traditional but disappearing material culture of the Arabian-Persian Gulf. Each face mask is handmade to fit the wearer’s face and conveys an intricate amount of socio-cultural detail about the wearer. The shape, colour, material, design, and embroidery are selected depending on the wearer’s age, origin, marital status, ethnicity, religious or tribal affiliation, number of children, and socio-economic status. Wearing the face mask is also strongly associated with honour, piety, and pride. Through the presentation of material collections and photographs of masked women, this exhibition intends to shed light on the women in the region and their intimate and unique relationship with their masks. The exhibition is open weekdays 09:00 - 17:00 in the Street Gallery and is free to enter. Full details
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17 - 28 September 2018

GSE Welcome and Induction Weeks for taught and research students

A range of events will be on offer for our new taught and postgraduate students. Further details to follow soon. Full details
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24 - 28 September 2018

PGCE Primary Programme Induction Week

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27 September 201818:30

Politics Speed and IR Careers Speed Networking

Come along to our Speed Networking evening and speak to a number of Exeter graduates who have taken different career routes with their Politics and IR degrees! This will be a fantastic opportunity to network with a number of prestigious Politics and IR Alumni, find out about their careers, and learn about what steps you can take to follow a similar path. All graduates are from within the last six years, so they will be able to provide perspectives and advice on translating an Exeter Politics or IR degree into a successful career. Full details
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1 - 5 October 2018

PGCE Secondary Programme Induction Week

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5 October 201818:00

Network on Family, Regulation and Society Annual Lecture

Reforming Family Law Australian-Style by Professor Helen Rhoades, Australian Law Reform Commission. Full details
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8 October 201815:30

"Tasting like a cheese. Lactic ferments, cheese specificity and the making of the dairy industry", Dr Elise Tancoigne (University of Geneva)

Egenis seminar series. There are just a few dairy breeds, yet there are hundreds of different cheeses. Then what makes the specificity of a cheese? In addition to dairy breeds, pasture, environmental conditions, cheesemakers’ practices, and lactic ferments have been among the most frequently cited sources of cheese specificity. Here I will explore how lactic ferments came to be considered as an essential determinant of cheese specificity and terroir in France, and its relationship with the making of the dairy industry. Full details
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9 October 201818:30

Speed Networking for Careers with Arabic and Islamic Studies

This Speed Networking evening will be a fantastic opportunity to speak with prestigious Arabic and Islamic Studies Alumni, and get their tips on how you can use your degree to have a successful career. Drinks and nibbles will be provided. Full details
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10 October 201810:30

'Terroir' and the professional, social and cultural world of Burgundy wines

Prof. Demossier’s seminar will discuss the professional, social and cultural world of Burgundy wines. Based on a long-term ethnographic analysis of Burgundian viticulture, she will examine the concept of ‘terroir’ – the place-based construction of particular products – and explore how regions have used heritage and culture as a tool of economic development. The Burgundian model of ‘terroir’ has been reproduced in China, Japan, South Korea and New Zealand and has acquired UNESCO world heritage status, however its legitimacy is now challenged in the vineyards where it first took root. The seminar will reflect on the diverse strategic deployments of ‘terroir’ and their implications for the connection between the local and global. The consequences of a debate around wine production and consumption will be developed in relation to understandings of place, product and people. Marion Demossier is Professor of French and European Studies in the Department of Modern Languages and Linguistics at the University of Southampton, and holds a PhD in Social Anthropology from the EHESS (École des Hautes Études en Sciences Sociales) in Paris. She has been involved as an expert with the wine industry in France and New Zealand and, since 2006, has been a member of the UNESCO network ‘Culture of Wine’.. Full details
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10 October 201812:45

Centre for Special Educational Needs and Disability (SEND)

Regular centre meeting for staff and students (all welcome). Full details
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17 October 2018

GSE Director of Research Advisory Group (DoRAG)

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17 October 201813:30

Speaker series: Associate Professor Neil Harrison, UWE

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18 October 201816:30

Lecture by Professor Michael W. Apple (University of Wisconsin), Can Education Change Society?

Many people take it for granted that there can be no serious change in education unless "society" changes. While these arguments need to be taken seriously, there are substantive conceptual, historical, and political problems with them. Furthermore they can lead to cynicism. I critically examine a number of these claims and argue for a position in which education can indeed participate in social transformation. Full details
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29 October 201815:30

Azita Chellappoo (University of Cambridge)

Egenis seminar series. Title and abstract to follow. Full details
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30 October 201812:30

GSE All Staff Meeting

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6 November 201815:00

CRPL Research Tea (Daniele Carrieri: Care under pressure)

The Centre for Research in Professional Learning hold regular discussion sessions, known as Research Teas, throughout the academic year. At each Research Tea a member of the team gives an informal presentation on a chosen topic and then the session opens up for discussion. All are welcome to attend. Full details
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7 November 201810:30

Please come, sit and share my view

Communities in general, and rural communities in particular, punctuate their lives with events that bring people together and celebrate aspects of culture. Rural communities in the United Kingdom (UK) are no exception and there is a heavily populated calendar of rural events, celebrating touchstones such as farming, hunting and horses. Thus there are numerous agricultural shows, game fairs, and horse events such as gymkhanas and horse shows. Research with regard to events such as these has been limited. There is a feeling amongst many people in the rural community that the UK is increasingly dominated by urban, as opposed to rural, concerns and that this cultural influence is changing the nature of many rural events. This paper aims to explore and articulate some of these concerns. In order to do this an autoethnographic approach has been adopted as a method, utilising logocentrism as an ontological lens. I grew up immersed in the culture and traditions of rural England. I was taken hunting and was attending horse and agricultural shows before I could walk. As a young man I worked on farms and helped organise and run rural events. As such I view(ed) the world from a perspective that reflects my cultural upbringing. I find it difficult living in an urban dominated ‘society’ where I consider rural events are increasingly urbanised to a point where the life, past and present, of the countryside becomes a sideshow. This commodification of rural life in the UK is something that has local and also global relevance, though there are ways that event organisers can address some of these concerns. Dr. Sean Beer is a Senior Lecturer in Agriculture at the Faculty of Management, Department of Tourism and Hospitality, Bournemouth University.. Full details
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7 November 201812:45

Centre for Special Educational Needs and Disability (SEND)

Regular centre meeting for staff and students (all welcome). Full details
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12 November 201815:30

Dr Adrian Currie (University of Exeter)

Egenis seminar series. Title and abstract to follow. Full details
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14 November 2018

GSE Research Review Group

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16 November 201817:30

"Women Voices in Kurdish Poetry" by Exeter Kurdish Translation Initiative

This event is a rare opportunity for the Anglophone audience to discover Kurdish poetry in translation. Members of the Exeter Kurdish Translation Initiative will read their original translations of 20th and 21st century Kurdish poetesses and poets and discuss the place of women issues and the emergence of women voices in this extremely rich yet little known poetry. Works read will include poems by Hemin Mukriyanî, Abdulla Goran, Trîfa Doskî, and Tîroj. The Exeter Kurdish Translation Initiative was launched in May 2018 following a translation workshop supported by the British Institute for the Study of Iraq and the Centre for Kurdish Studies. It gathers St Andrews and Exeter scholars in Kurdish and Arabic Literatures, Creative Writing, and Translation Studies.. Full details
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19 November 201815:30

"Squandered value? How to overcome the challenges of joining up government data for statistics and research", Ed Humpherson & Catherine Bromley (UK Statistics Authority)

To speak to people involved in linking Government datasets is to enter a world that at times seems so ludicrous as to be Kafkaesque. Stories abound of Departments putting up arcane barriers to sharing their data with other parts of Government; and of researchers waiting so long to get access to data that their funding runs out before they can start work. Full details
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26 November 201815:30

"Fragile cultures and unruly matters: the role of microbial lives in collaborative knowledge practices in synthetic biology", Dr Sally Atkinson & Prof Susan Molyneux-Hodgson (University of Exeter)

Egenis seminar series. In this paper we describe the pluralistic and mutable roles attributed to and enacted by microbes in the process of microbial engineering for bioproduction. Examining the tension between live cultures as bio-objects and bio-actants, we discuss how such roles reveal and shape scientific practice and emerging knowledge in an industry-academic synthetic biology collaboration.. Full details
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27 November 201813:00

GSE Lecture Series - speaker to be confirmed

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4 December 201815:30

CRPL Research Tea (Jackie Bagnall: Building resilience strategies in to the development of professionals)

The Centre for Research in Professional Learning hold regular discussion sessions, known as Research Teas, throughout the academic year. At each Research Tea a member of the team gives an informal presentation on a chosen topic and then the session opens up for discussion. All are welcome to attend.. Full details
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5 December 201812:45

Centre for Special Educational Needs and Disability (SEND)

Regular centre meeting for staff and students (all welcome). Full details
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10 December 201815:30

"Linnaeus in Lapland: Generating Knowledge in Transit" Dr Staffan Müller-Wille & Prof Elena Isayev (University of Exeter)

Egenis seminar series. We present our plans for a collaborative research project that consists of two intertwined elements: a new English on-line edition and translation of Carl Linnaeus's diary of a journey through Lapland undertaken in 1732, and a re-enactment of that journey.. Full details
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12 December 20189:30

GSE Director of Research Advisory Group (DoRAG)

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14 January 201915:30

Dr Sam Wilkinson (University of Exeter)

Egenis seminar series. Title and abstract to follow. Full details
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16 January 201912:45

Centre for Special Educational Needs and Disability (SEND)

Regular centre meeting for staff and students (all welcome). Full details
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18 January 2019

PGCE Secondary Seminar Day

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21 January 201915:30

"The Art of Moving in Biology", Janina Wellmann (Leuphana University of Lüneburg)

Egenis seminar series. Abstract to follow. Full details
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23 January 20199:30

GSE Research Review Group

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25 January 2019

PGCE Primary Seminar Day

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5 February 201916:30

GSE Lecture Series - speaker to be confirmed

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6 February 201912:45

Centre for Special Educational Needs and Disability (SEND)

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11 February 201915:30

Dr Chiara Ambrosio (University College London)

Egenis seminar series. Title and abstract to follow. Full details
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15 February 2019

PGCE Primary Seminar Day

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20 February 20199:30

GSE Director of Research Advisory Group (DoRAG)

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25 February 201912:30

GSE All Staff Meeting

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25 February 201915:30

Dr David Santillo (University of Exeter)

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1 March 2019

PGCE Secondary Seminar Day

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6 March 201912:45

Centre for Special Educational Needs and Disability (SEND)

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11 March 201915:30

Dr Achim Rosemann (University of Exeter)

Egenis seminar series. Title and abstract to follow. Full details
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12 March 201913:00

GSE Lecture Series - Professor Cathy Burnett (Sheffield Institute of Education)

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15 March 2019

PGCE Primary Seminar Day

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20 March 20199:30

GSE Research Review Group

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22 March 2019

PGCE Secondary Seminar Day

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25 March 201915:30

Dr Ernesto Schwartz-Marin (University of Exeter)

Egenis seminar series. Title and abstract to follow. Full details
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24 April 201911:30

GSE Director of Research Advisory Group (DoRAG)

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1 May 201912:45

Centre for Special Educational Needs and Disability (SEND)

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7 May 201916:30

GSE Lecture Series - speaker to be confirmed

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10 May 2019

PGCE Primary Seminar Day

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15 May 20199:30

GSE Research Review Group

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23 May 201912:30

GSE All Staff Meeting

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24 May 2019

PGCE Secondary Seminar Day

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5 June 201912:45

Centre for Special Educational Needs and Disability (SEND)

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11 June 201913:00

GSE Lecture Series - speaker to be confirmed

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12 June 20199:30

GSE Director of Research Advisory Group (DoRAG)

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2 July 2019

PGCE Secondary Seminar Day

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3 July 2019

PGCE Primary Seminar Day

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10 July 20199:30

GSE Research Review Group

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18 October 201910:00

Rob Merkin: Plenary Session, Asia-Pacific Insurance Conference

Asia-Pacific Insurance Conference October 2017, Singapore. Full details
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