Research seminars

Research seminars play an important role in our active research culture. Academic staff from the University and other institutions come together with students to share and debate the latest ideas and developments.

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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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23 August 2018

Picturing Everyday Life In Palestine

The European Centre for Palestine Studies, Institute of Arab and Islamic Studies, is pleased to present an exhibition and talk by Palestinian cartoonist Mohammed Sabaaneh called "Picturing Everyday Life in Palestine". The exhibition starts at 1pm in the IAIS Common Room, followed by a talk at 4pm in IAIS Lecture Theatre 1. All are welcome. Full details
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4 September 2018

CRPL Research Tea (Dr Lauren Stentiford: HE pedagogy, disciplinary cultures and equalities cultures: Emerging research ideas)

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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17 - 18 September 2018

Iranian-Kurdish Cultural Production: Past, Present and Future

This workshop will take place on 17-18 September 2018 at the Institute of Arab and Islamic Studies and aims to open scholarly discussion on the Kurdish cultural heritage of Iran and its relation to contemporary Kurdish cultural creation. While certain aspects of Kurdish culture, such as its music, are well appreciated and celebrated in Iran, other vibrant activities in literature, the visual arts and cinema are much less well known. We hope to open avenues of research in vital areas hardly explored hitherto. The workshop has been made possible by a grant awarded to Farangis Ghaderi by Iran Heritage Foundation and the support of Centre for Kurdish Studies. As well as providing an opportunity for analytic and theoretical discussion, the workshop seeks to showcase contemporary Kurdish art through music performance by prominent Iranian Kurdish musician Arash Moradi and a poetry reading session. [The call for paper was published on 24 April and deadline for submission is 10 June 2018.] Full details here: https://iismm.hypotheses.org/30086. Full details
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19 September 2018

GSE Director of Research Advisory Group (DoRAG)

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2 October 2018

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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5 October 2018

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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17 October 2018

GSE Research Review Group

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18 October 2018

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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14 November 2018

GSE Director of Research Advisory Group (DoRAG)

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27 November 2018

GSE Lecture Series - speaker to be confirmed

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4 December 2018

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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12 December 2018

GSE Research Review Group

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23 January 2019

GSE Director of Research Advisory Group (DoRAG)

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5 February 2019

GSE Lecture Series - speaker to be confirmed

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20 February 2019

GSE Research Review Group

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12 March 2019

GSE Lecture Series - speaker to be confirmed

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20 March 2019

GSE Director of Research Advisory Group (DoRAG)

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24 April 2019

GSE Research Review Group

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7 May 2019

GSE Lecture Series - speaker to be confirmed

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15 May 2019

GSE Director of Research Advisory Group (DoRAG)

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11 June 2019

GSE Lecture Series - speaker to be confirmed

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12 June 2019

GSE Research Review Group

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10 July 2019

GSE Director of Research Advisory Group (DoRAG)

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18 October 2019

Rob Merkin: Plenary Session, Asia-Pacific Insurance Conference

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

Past seminars

A listing of more recent college seminars can be found here.

Arab and Islamic studies

  • 12 May 2010 - Christopher Davidson (Durham University)
     “The Survival of the Gulf Shaikhs in the 21st Century”
  • 2 June 2010 - Dr Derek Kennett (Durham University)
    “Current Agendas in the Archaeology of Indian Ocean Trade”
  • 9 June 2010 - Dr. Karin van Nieuwkerk (Nijmegen University)
    "Pious performances and performing piety in Egypt"
    Chair: Caitlin McDonald
  • 16 June 2010 - Manuela E. B. Giolfo
    “The Arab Musical System” (Seminar & Arab Traditional Music Concert with Ensemble 

Education

Law

  • 24 February 2010 - Professor Holly Cullen (Western Australia)
    Trafigura/Cote d’Ivoire: A Case Study in Internationalizing Corporate Social Responsibility
  • 3 March 2010 - Dr Atina Krajewska (Exeter)
    Biolaw and Religion: Is There a Chance for Harmonization of Biomedical Law in Europe?
  • 10 March 2010 - Professor Melanie Williams (Exeter)
    Moral Luck, Law and The Reader
  • 17 March 2010 - Professor Karen Morrow (Swansea)
    Human Rights and the Environment:Recent Developments in England and Wales
  • 24 March 2010 - Anna Grear (UWE)
    Law, Vulnerability and Legal Subjectivity

Politics

  • 9 March 2009 - 'Land for the Future' - ESRC Festival of Science Seminar
  • 13 January 2010 - Alison Harcourt, Simone Schroff and Ed Rees
    Media ownership, permissions and copyright, Information Society seminar series
  • 25 November 2010, Dr Giacomo Chiozza, Vanderbilt University. How to Win Hearts and Minds? The Political Sociology of the Support for Suicide Bombing.
  • 18 May 2011, Professor Vivien Lowndes, University of Nottingham. Authentic representation?  A framework for assessing non-electoral representation and a case study of “faith representation” in urban governance
  • 1 June 2011, Dr Duncan Russel, University of Exeter. Exploring corporate strategy formation: the case of carbon management strategies in energy intensive companies