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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6 March 201914:00

Departmental Seminar : Professor Lea Ypi, London School of Economics, Irregular migration, adverse possession, and the justification of the right to exclude

Lea Ypi is Professor in Political Theory at the London School of Economics, details of her research interests can be found here http://www.lse.ac.uk/government/people/academic-staff/lea-ypi. Full details
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24 April 201911:30

GSE Director of Research Advisory Group (DoRAG)

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29 April 201912:30

Lesson Study Network

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1 May 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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7 May 201915:00

CRPL Research Tea - The Case for Faculty Development & A Comparison of Workforce Retention Issues in Teaching and Medicine

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7 May 201916:30

A lecture by Professor Elizabeth de Freitas (Manchester Metropolitan University: Affect, sympathy and the felt experience of form

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10 May 2019

PGCE Primary Seminar Day

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13 May 201916:30

Professor Richard Foltz (Concordia University) presents "What is the meaning of 'Tajik'?"

Richard Foltz (Ph.D., Harvard, 1996) is a cultural historian specializing in the broader Iranian world and his work highlights the wide-ranging influence of Iranian civilization on diverse societies stretching from the Balkans to China.. Full details
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14 May 201916:30

Exeter Society for Curriculum Studies Book Launch: 'Just Education'

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15 May 20199:30

GSE Research Review Group

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16 - 17 May 2019

Making SPAce: Sociology, Philosophy and Anthropology (SPA) student PGR conference

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16 May 201912:00

Creative research methods interactive semimar

Join us for an interactive seminar where three members of CEEN will be sharing how they are / have been using creative methods in their research. Full details
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16 May 201918:00

An Inaugural Lecture by Professor Justin Dillon

Professor Justin Dillon, Professor of Science and Environmental Education at the University of Exeter, will be presenting his Inaugural Lecture on “A National Disgrace: Why Learning Beyond the Classroom Matters More Than Ever”. Full details
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20 May 201912:00

Lesson Study Network

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20 May 201915:30

EGENIS seminar series: "Assembling the Dinosaur" Lukas Rieppel (Brown University, USA)

Although dinosaur fossils were first found in England, a series of dramatic discoveries during the late 19th century turned North America into a world center for vertebrate paleontology. At the same time, the United States emerged as the world’s largest industrial economy, and creatures like tyrannosaurus, brontosaurus, and triceratops became emblems of American capitalism. Large, fierce, and spectacular, American dinosaurs soon dominated the popular imagination, making front-page headlines and appearing in feature films. Full details
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22 May 201910:30

Centre for Rural Policy Research Seminar: Prof. Jesse Richardson - Hillbilly Resurrection: a critical look at socio-political-economic-legal issues in rural America through the lens of Appalachia

Shockwaves resonated throughout much of the United States (and the wider world) upon announcement of the 2016 US presidential election results—Donald Trump had secured a victory. Over half the voters (Hilary Clinton won a majority of the votes) and onlookers wondered despondently, “How did this happen?”. One hypothesis which has given rise to controversy is presented in Hillbilly Elegy: A Memoir of a Family and Culture in Crisis by J.D. Vance, a New York Times Best Seller, which provided fuel for a debate about the role of the deteriorating white working class in the election and post-industrial American society. Professor Jesse Richardson, Professor of Law at West Virginia University Law School and Lead Land Use Attorney at the WVU Land Use and Sustainable Development Law Clinic, will provide insights into the socio-political, economic, and legal aspects he encounters through his work in Appalachia that challenge many assumptions about rural America and arguments such as Vance’s.. Full details
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22 May 201918:00

PhD Open Evening for Humanities and Social Sciences

Have you ever wondered if studying for a PhD could be right for you? Perhaps you are interested in delving into a subject that fascinates you; or think a PhD might boost your career prospects. Full details
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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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4 June 201915:00

CRPL Research Tea - Leadership and mental health in schools

Discussion leads are Professor David Hall and Dr Lauren Stentiford (Graduate School of Education). Full details
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5 June 201910:30

Centre for Rural Policy Research Seminar: Prof. Paul Young - Rider Haggard, Rural England and the Romance of Frozen Meat

In the latter part of the 19th century, as a result of advances in preservation and transportation technologies that operated in tandem with extensive programmes of overseas pastoralization, Britain’s growing body of meat-eaters were increasingly devouring animals reared and slaughtered in the Americas and Australasia. While this meat was relatively cheap it was also controversial. This paper considers the work of the novelist, landowner and agriculturalist H. Rider Haggard in the context of the dynamic but debated rise of imported meat in late 19th century Britain. My paper will turn to three of Haggard’s most popular adventure stories arguing that they worked to stimulate the expansionist carnivorous culture that gripped Victorian and Edwardian Britain, and that became so foundational to the world-ecological development of meat-eating modernity. Paul Young is Associate Professor of Victorian Literature and Culture in the Department of English, University of Exeter.. Full details
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5 June 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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5 June 201913:00

Introduction to SQL for Data Science

Employers looking to recruit new data analysts/scientists are increasingly looking for applicants with a working knowledge of R, Python, and SQL. As such, this workshop is intended follow in the same vein as its R and Python equivalents from previous weeks in providing individuals with the skills necessary to pursue such a career.. Full details
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10 June 201912:30

Lesson Study Network

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10 June 201915:30

EGENIS seminar series: "An empirical challenge for scientific pluralism – Alternatives or Integration?" Sophie Juliane Veigl (University of Vienna, Austria)

Scientific pluralism has become an increasingly popular position in the philosophy of science. One shared notion among scientific pluralists is that some or all natural phenomena require more than one theory, explanation or method to be fully understood. One distinction within pluralist positions is often overlooked. Some pluralists argue that several theories or explanations should be integrated (e.g. Mitchell, 2002). Others rather treat different theories and explanations as alternatives (e.g. Kellert, Longino and Waters, 2006). But does this distinction address the “nature” of the respective phenomena? And, consecutively: Are there genuine cases of “alternative” or “integrative” pluralism? In this talk I challenge this perspective and argue that it is not possible to uphold the distinction of alternatives vs. integration. Full details
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11 June 201913:00

Lecture by Professor Neil Humphrey (University of Manchester) Are the kids alright? Examining the intersection between education and mental health

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12 June 20199:30

GSE Director of Research Advisory Group (DoRAG)

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12 June 201912:30

GSE Staff Research Workshop

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17 June 201915:30

EGENIS seminar series: Ariane Hanemaayer (Brandon University, Canada)

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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

Prof Dr Hakan Ertin

Egenis seminar series. Title & abstract to follow. 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 - call for papers

As we enter the fourth decade of the Exeter Gulf Conferences, we return for the third time to Yemen, this time to reflect on the state of the academic field. Full details
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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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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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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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