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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27 January 202017:00

Language and Education Network - Research Seminar

Transforming argumentation in L2 postgraduates’ academic writing through pedagogical innovation: an ethnography at a UK university. Full details
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29 January 202011:30

Director of Research Advisory Group (DoRAG)

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29 January 202012:45

Centre for Special Educational Needs and Disability (SEND)

Ali Alkeraida will present the conclusions of his PhD research which examines the inclusive teaching of children with autism in Saudi Arabian inclusive classrooms. This has involved cross case study analyses and the development of a grounded theory.. Full details
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29 January 202017:30

From the Maghrib to the Mashriq through al-Andalus and Norman Sicily. The sacrifice of she-camels among the Fatimids and Safavids

Professor Maribel Fierro is the Al-Qasimi Professor of Islamic Studies. Full details
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30 January 20209:00

Analysing ambiguity: understanding and managing complexity in the professional environment

Suggested participants: Mid/senior level managers, SMEs in any business sector, those seeking promotion to management levels or new to management, HR SMEs, Data scientists/analysts. Full details
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3 February 202017:00

Language and Education Network - Research Seminar

Contributions of different dimensions of lexical knowledge and lexical processing to reading comprehension in English as a foreign language. Full details
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4 February 202010:00

Centre for Research in Writing - Research Seminar

Ruth Newman will outline her new ESRC grant on Metalinguistic Talk and raise questions for discussion. Full details
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4 February 202015:00

CRPL Research Tea: Professionals with ADHD- what do we know?

Dr Alice Osborne, from Exeter Medical School, will be our speaker for the Spring term CRPL research tea. Alice will be talking to us about her research on ADHD in professionals, including medical professionals. https://medicine.exeter.ac.uk/people/profile/index.php?web_id=Alice_Osborne. Full details
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4 February 202016:30

Lecture by Dr Antonio Olmedo (University of Bristol) New landscapes and logics of competition in education: geography, demography and equity in English education policy

This talk explores the new landscapes of competition in the English educational system. Such new landscape is part of broader processes of N/neoliberalisation, which involve not only changes at a structural level but also a reconfiguration of the subjectivities of political actors (from politicians to teachers and parents). Full details
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5 February 202013:00

Introduction to GIS

A geographic information system (GIS) is a system designed to allow researchers to capture, store, manipulate, analyse, manage, and present spatial or geographic data. This workshop will introduce attendees to the introductory principles of GIS and how to use Python QGIS for research purposes. Full details
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5 February 202015:00

Eating Together: Commensality seen through objects in the Royal Albert Memorial Museum, Exeter

We would like to invite you to join us for the presentation and discussion of food and drink-related objects in the Royal Albert Memorial Museum collection. Harry G West (Professor of Anthropology and Convenor of the MA Food Studies at the University of Exeter) will frame the presentation with observations on commensality—the act of coming together to share food and drink. Tony Eccles (Curator of Ethnography at the RAMM) will then present a range of materials, with commentary provided by a number of specialists from the University of Exeter. Full details
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7 February 202015:30

Q-Step Seminar Series: Guest Speaker Dr Levi Wolf, University of Bristol

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10 February 202015:30

EGENIS seminar series: "Plant Phenome", Dr Ozlem Yilmaz (University of Exeter)

Plant Phenome Project* has started last month. Plant Phenomics has been growing and advancing rapidly in the last decades. Two important facts drive this growth: 1) the need for growing more, and more nutritious crop plants, for the rapidly growing world population, a growth that has been marked by increasing social inequalities; 2) the need for better understanding of plant-environment interaction, thereby improving the ability to produce crops better adapted to uncertainties in future climate. While recent research has focused heavily on genomics, it is increasingly recognised that achieving these vital goals will require matching genomic insights with deeper understanding of phenomes. The main purpose of the Plant Phenome Project is to provide a philosophical analysis of the main concepts in plant science.. Full details
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12 February 202012:45

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12 February 202015:30

SPA Seminar Series: Dr Iza Kavedzija (Exeter): The attitude of gratitude: Inhabiting the moment with older Japanese

Dr Iza Kavedzija (Exeter): The attitude of gratitude: Inhabiting the moment with older Japanese. Full details
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17 February 202015:30

EGENIS seminar series: "Using open data to define problems: How residents, policymakers, and engineers approach open government data" Dr Caitlin Donahue Wylie (Virginia University)

Making a city’s data publicly available online can serve the democratic ideal of transparency. Advocates argue that open civic data can equip stakeholders to achieve such lofty goals as supervising their government, identifying social problems, making evidence-based arguments for reform and social justice, and designing tailored solutions and research projects. As a result of this variety of uses, open data brings together several stakeholder groups, such as residents, elected officials and government staff, and engineering researchers. How these groups understand, interpret, and apply the same datasets offers a valuable comparison between their values, beliefs about knowledge, and conceptions of public good. Understanding these groups’ different epistemic approaches to data is crucial for identifying factors that influence whether and how users succeed in transforming open data into knowledge. Full details
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18 February 202010:00

Centre for Research in Writing - Research Seminar

Visiting scholar, Jimmy van Rijt from the Netherlands will explain and discuss his doctoral research on grammatical concepts. Full details
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19 February 202010:30

CRPR Seminar Series: Dr. Kaley Hart

The UK’s planned withdrawal from the European Union (EU) and the Common Agricultural Policy (CAP) provides an unparalleled opportunity to rethink and experiment with farming and land use policy design in a way that addresses the scale of the environmental and climate challenges. This seminar will consider the range of pathways being contemplated by the four UK administrations – from the removal of direct payments in England and Wales in favour of public goods oriented (England) and sustainability focussed (Wales) policies and the more conservative options under consideration in Scotland and Northern Ireland. It will investigate the issues currently under discussion and consider the implications of diversity and experimentation in policy design and implementation in this post Brexit era.. Full details
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19 February 202017:30

Language and Education Network - Research Seminar

“International” students at an “international” UK university…?. Full details
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24 February 202015:30

EGENIS seminar series: "What is the explanatory role of the structure-function relationship in immunology?" Dr Gregor Greslehner (University of Bordeaux/CNRS)

According to a common slogan in the life sciences, “structure determines function”. While both ‘structure’ and ‘function’ are ambiguous terms that denote conceptionally different things at various levels of organization, the scientific focus has traditionally been on the three-dimensional shapes of individual molecules, including molecular patterns that play a central role in immunology. The specificity of binding sites of antibodies and pattern recognition receptors has given rise to the so-called “Janeway paradigm”, according to which the three-dimensional shape of molecules is the key to understanding immunological function: microbial pathogen-associated molecular patterns (PAMPs) bind specifically to pattern recognition receptors (PRRs) of the host and by “recognizing” signature molecular motifs of pathogens an immunological reaction is triggered.. Full details
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26 February 202011:30

Research Review Group

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26 February 202013:00

Education Theory Reading Network

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27 February 202012:30

GSE All Staff Meeting

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2 March 202012:30

Language and Education Network - Research Seminar

Specific aspects of English language teachers‘ professional development: transcultural awareness and transcultural competences. Full details
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4 March 202010:30

CRPR Seminar Series: Prof. Michael Carolan

This seminar engages with two rich but largely disparate research traditions: one looks at ethical consumption, that is, constructions and contestations around good food, while the other interrogates the equally contested space of what it means to be a good farmer. The argument is informed by qualitative data collected from, on the one hand, those engaged in shaping urban food policy and institutional procurement plans in Denver, Colorado, and, on the other hand, rural Colorado farmers and ranchers who supply out-of-state markets. Given the growing appeal of locally sourced food from smaller scale producers utilizing certain so-called ethical management practices (resulting in, e.g. cage-free chickens, organic food, and grass-fed beef), the seminar asks, “how are particular markers of good food,” which I show to be commonly held in urban foodscapes, “understood by rural producers?,” and “how do these constructions play into their conceptions of what it means to be a good farmer?”. Full details
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4 March 202012:45

Centre for Special Educational Needs and Disability (SEND)

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4 March 202013:00

Data Analysis with R for Social Scientists

Building upon the basic introduction offered to R in workshop 4, this workshop will cover exploratory data analysis, quantitative data analysis, and visualising data using R, as well as introducing the various libraries that a user needs to be familiar with in order to carry out such tasks. Full details
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4 March 202015:30

SPA Seminar Series - Professor Michael Carolan

Professor Carolan is a Professor of Sociology and Associate Dean of Research and Graduate Affairs for the College of Liberal Arts at Colorado State University. His areas of expertise include environmental and agricultural law and policy, environmental sociology, the sociology of food systems and agriculture, economic sociology, and the sociology of technology and scientific knowledge. Full details
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9 March 202015:30

EGENIS seminar series: Prof Leif Isaksen (University of Exeter)

Re-scheduled from November 2019. Title and abstract to follow. Full details
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10 March 202010:00

GSE Staff Research Workshop

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10 March 202013:00

Lecture by Dr Franziska Felder (University of Zurich) - The ethics of inclusion, or: why we still need to talk about what inclusion means

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10 March 202014:00

Hope and Despair: Presidents, Prime Ministers, Populists, Polarization and Mass Democratic Accountability in Challenging Times

The Executive Approval Project (EAP) is a global collaborative data and research project whose goal is to measure public approval of political leaders to help understand why some executives are despised and removed while others remain popular and reelected.. Full details
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11 March 202015:30

SPA Seminar Series: Dr Orestis Palermos (Cardiff University)

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12 March 202011:00

Religion, Spirituality and Education Network

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16 March 202015:30

EGENIS seminar series: Dr Matthias Wienroth (Newcastle University)

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17 March 202010:00

Centre for Research in Writing - Research Seminar

Esmaeel Abdollahzadeh will outline his new QNRF grant on Metadiscourse and raise questions for discussion. Full details
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18 March 20209:30

Director of Research Advisory Group (DoRAG)

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18 March 202010:30

CRPR Seminar Series: Made Setiawan and Janet Sawyer

Janet Sawyer is the Founder and Executive Chair of Littlepod. Made Setiawan is an Forest Agroecologist, Entrepreneur, and Senior Lecturer at the School of Public Health, Faculty of Medicine, University Udayana, Indonesia.. Full details
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18 March 202013:00

Education Theory Reading Network

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18 March 202015:30

Understanding the relationships between risk factors, intersectional identities and criminal career trajectories: A multilevel approach

Researchers have called for developmental criminologists to better understand how criminal career patterns and 'risk factors' relate to intersectional identities.. Full details
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18 March 202017:30

CELS Lasok Lecture: "Data Protection: Today and Tomorrow" by Christopher Docksey

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20 March 20209:00

GSE Annual Education Research Conference

This event reflects the research culture of the Graduate School of Education, bringing together postgraduate and PGCE students, new researchers, academics and leading practitioners from different disciplines and research traditions. Full details
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23 March 202015:30

EGENIS seminar series: Dr Daniel Williams (University of Cambridge)

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27 April 202015:30

EGENIS seminar series: Prof Carole McCartney (Northumbria University)

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29 April 202011:30

Research Review Group

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4 May 202015:30

EGENIS seminar series: Prof Naomi Sykes (University of Exeter)

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5 May 202010:00

Centre for Research in Writing - Research Seminar

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5 May 202010:00

Centre for Research in Writing - Research Seminar

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5 May 202016:30

Lecture by Dr Aratha Sriprakash (Cambridge University)

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6 May 202015:30

Establishment Relations and Fatherhood Wage Premiums: New Insights from Finnish Administrative Data

Fathers often earn more than their childless counterparts, although effects can vary among groups of men. Most of this literature uses micro data and attributes these wage effects to individual selection. We instead draw on relational inequality theory (RIT) to argue the importance of establishment relations behind group differences in net fatherhood wage premiums.. Full details
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7 May 202011:00

Religion, Spirituality and Education Network

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11 May 202014:00

Introduction to Bayesian analysis

This workshop offers an introduction to Bayesian analysis in R. We will talk about the theoretical underpinnings of Bayesian analysis and the practical considerations for conducting such analyses in R.. Full details
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12 May 202014:00

Bayesian analysis with JAGS/Topics in Bayesian analysis

One of the advantages of Bayesian analysis is its great flexibility with respect to the functional form of the model. To take full advantage of this flexibility, the analyst need to know how to write code for Stan, JAGS, BUGS or a similar sample.. Full details
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13 May 202015:30

SPA Seminar Series: Dr Emilia Sanabria (Paris)

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18 May 202015:30

EGENIS seminar series: Prof Alison Wylie (University of British Columbia)

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20 May 20209:30

Director of Research Advisory Group (DoRAG)

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2 June 202012:30

GSE All Staff Meeting

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9 June 202010:00

GSE Staff Research Workshop

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9 June 202013:00

Lecture by Dr Sam Friedman (The London School of Economics and Political Science)

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10 June 202011:30

Research Review Group

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11 June 202016:30

Anna Craft Memorial Lecture

The Anna Craft Memorial Lecture is an annual event established in memory of Anna and jointly organised by the two universities in which she worked at the time of her death: The University of Exeter and The Open University. Full details
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18 - 20 June 2020

4th International Conference on Kurdish Studies 18-20 June 2020

CALL FOR PAPERS: The Centre for Kurdish Studies at the Institute of Arab and Islamic Studies, University of Exeter, UK, invites submission of papers for the 4th International Kurdish Studies Conference to be held on 18-20 June 2020. Thematic areas covered by the conference include (but are not restricted to) Kurdish literature, women’s participation in politics, cultural production, history, political international relations, governance, civil society, civil rights, diplomacy, conflict and democratization, forced displacement, internal and external interference (Syria, Iraq, Turkey, Iran), internal colonialization and rewriting Kurdish history. Original research based on empirical data and/or new theoretical approaches are prioritised. Full details
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19 June 202015:30

EGENIS seminar series / book launch: Prof Sabina Leonelli (University of Exeter)

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24 - 26 June 2020

ECPR SG on Regulatory Governance 2020 Conference

The 8th Biennial ECPR Standing Group on Regulatory Governance will be taking place in 2020 at the University of Exeter from June 24 until June 26.. Full details
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30 June 202010:00

Centre for Research in Writing - Doctoral Research Student ‘Findings Forum’

A selection of approximately 6 doctoral students nearing completion; or just completed, present a concise summary of their findings and explain their contribution to knowledge. Full details
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15 July 20209:30

Director of Research Advisory Group (DoRAG)

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