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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19 September - 20 December 2019

From Damascus to Andalucia

The message from Adib Fattel from Damascus – conveyed to you through his paintings - is a message of love, peace, tolerance and the connections that bring us together. For Adib, the world is not East or West, Islamic, Christian or Jewish, nor is it black or white. For him the world is one world, multilayered, molded by history, coloured with diversity and made more beautiful with our rich cultural heritage — be it natural or man-made. Full details
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16 December 20199:30

"AI between Plant and Agricultural Science: Green Paths towards Environmental Intelligence"

The workshop seeks to bring together experts in the plant and agricultural sciences who are working with computational methods of analyses, the integration of diverse datasets spanning biological and environmental data, and the management of plant data infrastructures, in order to discuss what possibilities might be offered for the field by the Alan Turing Institute, the UK’s National Institute for Data Science and Artificial Intelligence, and the Environmental Intelligence initiative based at the University of Exeter. The Environmental Intelligence initiative seeks to develop new ways to understand complex interactions between climate, ecosystems, and human social and economic systems through the application of data science tools. Full details
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17 - 18 December 2019

Archaeological Perspectives on Conversion to Islam and Islamisation in Africa

Tuesday 17th and Wednesday 18th December 2019, Institute of Arab and Islamic Studies, University of Exeter, UK. Full details
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8 - 9 January 20209:30

Turning the Mirror: From Scientific Pluralism to Pluralism in HPS

Turning the Mirror: From Scientific Pluralism to Pluralism in HPS All welcome, but please RSVP here https://philevents.org/event/show/74754 for catering purposes. 8-9 January 2020, Egenis, University of Exeter, UK Panel discussions are 90 minutes, talks are 60 minutes.. Full details
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10 - 11 January 202016:00

IOW-ARCH Indian Ocean World Archaeology Conference

We are in the process of establishing an annual or biennial research meeting/conference on the archaeology, material culture and heritage of the Indian Ocean (defined as from East Africa to Japan, including Australasia) from the first millennium BC to the contemporary era. The model is likely to be similar to the annual Islamic Archaeology Day at University College London, but lasting perhaps up to two-days and with the location moving between different academic host institutions. The first conference is being held at the Institute of Arab and Islamic studies (IAIS), University of Exeter, with financial sponsorship provided by the Centre for Islamic Archaeology. Full details
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13 January 202015:30

EGENIS seminar series: "Open Knowledge Institutions: Is there a future for the university in a networked world?" Prof Cameron Neylon (Curtin University)

From the inside it feels as though universities are under threat. Trust in expertise and support from governments seems to be ebbing, at the same time as massive tech giants pose an apparent threat to our core business of disseminating curated knowledge to students and sites of innovation. Yet universities are amongst the oldest surviving institutions in western society, predating the nation state, the corporation, and modern government. They have weathered massive societal change in the past. Are they well placed to do so through the crises of today? And are the tools available to university leaders fit for purpose, or even actively dangerous to the future of our institutions? What could a university be in the 21st century?. Full details
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14 January 202010:00

Centre for Research in Writing - Research Seminar

Annabel Watson will lead a discussion about Mixed Methods. Full details
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15 January 202010:30

CRPR Seminar Series: Dr. Katharina Graf

Hardly a meal is eaten without bread in Morocco. Despite a nutritional transition mirroring the global trend towards more sugar, fat and animal protein, cereals - largely in the form of wheat bread - remain highly valued and the unchallenged staple food of Moroccans. At the same time wheat is politically sensitive, for the legitimacy of the government historically rests on the provision of cheap flour and bread to its urban citizens. In this context, what cereals are eaten and how they are made into bread is meaningful not only culturally, but also economically and politically. To capture the multiple values of bread and to analyze their material and symbolic entanglements, I think of poor and recently urbanized Moroccans as ‘cereal citizens’. I argue that, in selecting cereals and making bread, recently urbanized poor Moroccans craft an ambivalent sense of belonging that celebrates their rural origins while accepting their dependence on cheap, largely imported wheat.. Full details
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15 January 202013:00

Introduction to R for Social Scientists

This workshop is aimed at those who have no experience of R, and will provide a solid introduction to using it for data analysis by covering how to handle data structures such as vectors, matrices, and data frames. Full details
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15 January 202015:30

SPA Seminar Series: Professor Graham Scrambler (UCL)

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22 January 202010:30

CRPR Seminar Series: Dr. Allan Butler

This seminar explores the implications that the study of complex systems has for economics and policy evaluations. Complex system cut across the social sciences but the focus on economics is particularly interesting as it challenges some of its fundamental assumptions. This in turn can lead to differing approaches to policy evaluation that complements rather than competes with existing models. Therefore, the purpose of this seminar is to demonstrate how complexity thinking can enrich approaches that economists use when evaluating policy. Allan is an experienced economist and researcher. Intellectually, he is interested in understanding how complexity systems function and their influence on economic thought. He currently works as a Senior Lecturer in Economics at the Royal Agricultural University, and has previously worked as a researcher fellow at the University of Exeter and Scottish Rural College.. Full details
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29 January 202011:30

Director of Research Advisory Group (DoRAG)

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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)

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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 ArcGIS for research purposes. Full details
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10 February 202015:30

EGENIS seminar series: Dr Camilla Damkjaer (University of Southern Denmark)

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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: Dr Caitlin Wylie (Virginia University)

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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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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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27 February 202012:30

GSE All Staff Meeting

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4 March 202010:30

CRPR Seminar Series: Prof. Michael Carolan

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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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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)

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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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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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7 May 202011:00

Religion, Spirituality and Education Network

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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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15 June 202015:30

EGENIS seminar series: Dr Marta Halina (University of Cambridge)

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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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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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