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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9 May - 2 August 201918:00

The Painters of the City: North Africa 1880-1920

This exhibition explores a mystery which also constitutes a unique moment in the history of art. In the last years of the nineteenth century and the first decades of the twentieth century, new forms of painting emerged on and around buildings in cities and towns across north Africa. They were identifiably related to existing cultural forms – especially tattoos , textiles and jewellery – but their sudden appearance in the form of murals and frescoes was unprecedented.. Full details
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17 June 20199:30

Centre for Social Mobility Conference 2019

After a successful launch event last year, the University of Exeter is delighted to be holding the second Conference for the Centre for Social Mobility, which will take place on 17th June at the Streatham Campus. This conference will be open to all University of Exeter professional services staff, academics, research fellows and students who are interested in finding out about building a whole institution approach to social mobility, and about plans to improve the access, success and progression of Widening Participation students within Higher Education and specifically at the University of Exeter. The conference will take place in the Forum Auditorium and Seminar rooms, and will include plenaries, a number of different workshop breakout sessions (bookable upon registration on the day of the event), and discussion throughout.. Full details
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17 June 201915:30

EGENIS seminar series: "Public Health, Biopolitics, Security", Ariane Hanemaayer (Brandon University, Canada)

Biopolitics is a force relation that deploys security mechanisms to regularize general biological processes within a population according to a norm. These mechanisms are institutionalized around those uncertain or random elements within a population of living beings with the objective of optimizing the state of life. This presentation analyzes a case study of the preparation of The Health of a Nation – a strategy for England, a public health policy for the National Health Service in the 1990s. I argue that the power-knowledge of public health and the policies installed to organize and inform the rates of mortality within the NHS have congealed within a dispositif of security.. Full details
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20 - 21 June 2019

"Science and Values" Integrated History and Philosophy of Science Workshop

Questions of value have always played a role in the history and philosophy of science. Philosophical questions surrounding scientific realism, for instance, often turn on the epistemic value or otherwise of virtues such as ‘simplicity’. While historians have long recognised this, philosophers have recently begun to acknowledge a wide range of values - the political, moral and aesethetic - in understanding scientific practices. This opens up a variety of new questions, both historical and philosophical, regarding the relationship between scientific practice and its historical development on the one hand, and the role of values—understood broadly. Consideration of the role of values in research provokes a host of historical and philosophical questions, typically well suited to an integrated HPS approach. This meeting of the iHPS will focus on such questions. Full details
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24 June 2019

Institute of Coding Summer School 2019 at the University of Exeter

For students with little or no experience of programming or coding, the Institute of Coding Summer School at Exeter is an opportunity to enhance your digital skills through a course designed to introduce you to the fundamentals of computer programming and social data analysis. Full details
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24 June 20199:00

Disentangling and Debating Creativity in Education: Methodologies, Research and Assessment

This one-day conference brings together national and international experts in creativity to provoke debate into how to better research, evaluate and assess creativity in education. Full details
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24 - 25 June 201912:00

LEEPin2019: The LEEP Institute's Meeting of International Excellence in Environmental and Resource Economics

LEEP’s inaugural conference will showcase the very best research at the cutting edge of environmental and resource economics, spread over two days in the run-up to the EAERE annual conference in Manchester. The conference will feature plenary sessions from a range of high profile speakers, as well as contributed talks and posters, on a range of topics, using a broad suite of methods. Keynote speakers include: Stephen Polasky, University of Minnesota, USA Catherine Kling, Iowa State University, USA Paul Ferraro, Johns Hopkins University, USA Georgina Mace, University College London, UK Ian Bateman, University of Exeter, UK Graham Loomes, University of Warwick, UK Brett Day, University of Exeter, UK Christian Vossler, University of Tennessee, USA Find out more information here: http://www.exeter.ac.uk/leep/leepin2019/. Full details
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24 June 201915:30

EGENIS seminar series: "On the Nature and Intelligibility of Medical Knowledge and Practitioners", Prof Dr Hakan Ertin

What kind of knowledge is produced in the realm of medicine? Does the medicine have exact results as mathematics and physics have? Or is medical knowledge not certain? Medical professionals believe that the result of medical knowledge is not always as precise as two and two is four. Why is this so? If so, what kind of results can be deduced from this situation? For instance, does complementary and alternative medicine take advantage of this situation? The complex nature of medical knowledge involves some challenges for scientists outside the medicine researching issues relating to the medical field. This is often encountered while medical (and/or technical) knowledge is being interpreted by social scientists. In fact, German pathologist Rudolf Virchow describes medicine as social science, but medical professionals - usually physicians - cannot even imagine that medicine can be a social science. This perception has become stronger as more and more new technologies enter -even occupy- th. Full details
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27 - 29 June 2019

European Society for Central Asian Studies 2019 Conference (ESCAS)

The 16th biennial conference of the European Society for Central Asian Studies (ESCAS) will be held at the University of Exeter, 27–29 June 2019. ESCAS seeks to support the study of Central Asia — Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan, and adjacent regions of the Caucasus, Russia, China, Afghanistan and Iran. The theme for the 16th conference is "The Globality of Central Asia". Our conference will assess globalizations from below as well as those from above. We ask how individuals and communities of Central Asia are related to global processes.” Registrations now open. Full details
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1 - 2 July 2019

31st Exeter Gulf Conference: Zones of Theory in the Study of Yemen

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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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3 July 201912:45

Centre for Special Educational Needs and Disability (SEND)

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4 - 5 July 2019

Conference: "The Transparent Trap: Disclosing Information to Consumers"

The Centre for the Study of European Contract Law at the University of Amsterdam, SRH Hochschule Berlin and University of Exeter are organising together an international, interdisciplinary conference "The Transparent Trap: Disclosing Information to Consumers" on 4-5 July in Amsterdam. Full details
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9 July 201913:30

Working for Excellence for Equity in Higher Education

The Centre for Social Mobility is delighted to announce a summer lecture by our distinguished international colleague, Professor Penny Jane Burke. Full details
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10 July 20199:30

GSE Research Review Group

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11 - 12 July 2019

Professor Rob Gleave (Exeter) and Dr Shuruq Naguib (Lancaster) present "Menstruation and Menopause in Islamic Legal Cultures"

The workshop will bring together researchers examining different aspects of menstruation and menopause – from the ritual and religious to the social and cultural – from different methodological perspectives, and across different time periods. Contributions using a variety of theoretical insights from ritual, gender, sexuality, textual, anthropological and historical studies are particularly welcome. Full details
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15 - 16 July 20198:30

"Animal Research Unbound" Conference

Much social scientific, philosophical and historical work on animal research has followed the enclosures around research communities and the relatively closed nature of animal research to highlight the construction of boundaries around animal research. This includes the ethical boundary work used to justify the use of animals in research, the human-animal and species boundaries constructed through research practices, the regulatory boundaries shaping responsibilities for animal use and care, through the spatial and material infrastructures that separate the animal house and laboratory. Even work tracing the accelerating mobilities and movements of research using animals often starts from consideration of how these might overcome boundaries between previously closed species and spaces of animal research. Full details
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15 July 201917:30

Keynote Lecture - Animal Research Unbound: The Messiness of the Moral. Lesley A. Sharp (Barnard College, Columbia University)

Interspecies intimacy defines an inescapable reality of lab animal research. This talk is an effort to disentangle this reality’s consequences—both in and outside the lab—as framed by the quandaries of ethnographic engagement. Full details
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17 July 201913:00

Education Theory Reading Network

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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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17 - 18 December 2019

Conference Announcement from Centre for Islamic Archaeology

Tuesday 17th and Wednesday 18th December 2019, Institute of Arab and Islamic Studies, University of Exeter, UK AUDIENCE REGISTRATION IS FREE - Email T.Insoll@Exeter.ac.uk. Full details
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