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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11 October - 12 December 2018

"Sewn Boats: People, Technologies and Materials of the Indian Ocean"

Sewn watercraft were predominant in the Indian Ocean until the arrival of the Europeans in the late 15th century. The sewn-plank ships that sailed the Indian Ocean in the pre-modern Islamic period (622-1500 CE) were agents of trade, religion, and culture. They connected the Indian Ocean and the littoral Islamic world, carrying people, goods, and ideas back and forth from East Africa to China. Full details
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12 December 2018

GSE Director of Research Advisory Group (DoRAG)

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12 December 2018

Education Theory Reading Network

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12 December 2018

Professor Neha Vora (Lafayette College) presents "American Universities, Liberalism and Transnational Qatar"

Neha Vora is Associate Professor of Anthropology in the Department of Anthropology & Sociology at Lafayette College. Her research and teaching interests include migration, citizenship, higher education, South Asian and Muslim diasporas, gender, liberalism, political economy, and the state, in the Arabian Peninsula region and in the United States. She is the author of Impossible Citizens: Dubai’s Indian Diaspora (Duke University Press, 2013) and Teach for Arabia: American Universities, Liberalism, and Transnational Qatar (Stanford University Press, 2018). Full details
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14 December 2018

Global Governance and Enforcement of Competition Law

Global Governance and Enforcement of Competition Law in Cross-Border Cases: Theoretical Model and Research Methodology. Full details
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19 December 2018

Cake for Comments Series: Nicole Bolleyer, Professor of Comparative Politics, “The ‘Shrinking Space’ for Civil Society in Europe: Drivers and Consequences”

Discussion of Professor Bolleyer's ERC Consolidator Grant Proposal “The ‘Shrinking Space’ for Civil Society in Europe: Drivers and Consequences”. Full details
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9 January 2019

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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14 January 2019

"Expressivism about the Attribution of Mental Illness" Dr Sam Wilkinson (University of Exeter)

Egenis seminar series. There is an on-going debate surrounding different answers to the question “What is mental illness?” My aim in this paper is not to engage directly with this debate, but to see the consequences of adopting a form of expressivism with regards to the attribution of mental illness. In other words, I am (at least initially) retreating from the contested ground about what mental illness might be, to an exploration of what attributing mental illness might do. I argue that calling someone mentally ill expresses (in a sense that I will clarify) certain evaluative attitudes (in a sense that I will clarify). I end by investigating consequences of this view for related issues, including: cultural relativism, the nature of illness more generally, and, returning to the more traditional debate, a potential answer to what mental illness might actually be. Full details
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16 January 2019

Centre for Special Educational Needs and Disability (SEND)

Hatice Yildirim (GSE doctoral student) will talk about research ideas and plans: The coping strategies of deaf students in relation to the challenges of inclusive education in mainstream secondary schools in England.. Full details
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18 January 2019

Language teacher cognition research: theoretical stances and methodological choices

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21 January 2019

"The Art of Moving in Biology", Janina Wellmann (Leuphana University of Lüneburg)

Egenis seminar series. Since ancient times, self-propelled movement has been considered the distinguishing characteristic of the living, setting it apart from mere matter. Motion has always been observed, described and visualized: cells “dancing”, “swimming”, or “swarming”, for example, or “twitching”, “floating”, and “curling” have vividly brought to life the hidden world inside our bodies. But what is biological motion? While motion has always been central to studying the living world it appears to have been taken for granted in biological analysis. Full details
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23 January 2019

GSE Research Review Group

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23 January 2019

Network Analysis for Social Scientists

This workshop provides an introduction for beginners to Social Network Analysis. It gives an overview of key concepts needed to design research that looks at social relations (networks) that connect individual units (actors), so that students can apply social network analysis to their own research.. Full details
Clayden Computational Lab, EX4 4PEAdd this to your calendar
23 January 2019

Competition Law and Technology: Competitive or Political Motivation?

Dr Matthew Cole Competition Law and Technology: Competitive or Political Motivation?. Full details
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24 January 2019

Pizza and Politics – PGR seminar Series

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28 January 2019

"Receiving an Autism Spectrum Disorder diagnosis for a child: a longitudinal interview study on parents’ experiences" Delphine Jacobs (KU Leuven, Belgium)

In a longitudinal empirical study, I investigate how the autism concept is understood and experienced by parents. Parents who ask for an ASD (Autism Spectrum Disorder) diagnostic assessment for their child are interviewed at three different moments (Saldaña, 2003): before the ASD diagnostic assessment, right after the feedback session, and 12 months later. Full details
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5 February 2019

GSE Lecture Series - Professor Wasyl Cajkler (University of Leicester)

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6 February 2019

Introduction to Discourse Network Analysis (DNA)

Discourse network analysis is a toolbox of research methods for the analysis of actor-based debates, such as policy debates or political discussions. Examples include the policy debates on climate change, pension politics, or around the introduction of large infrastructure projects. Political actors typically include organisations (interest groups, political parties, government agencies etc.) or individual persons (legislators, celebrities etc.). These actors make statements about policy instruments, solution concepts, narratives, frames, issues, arguments etc. in the media or other arenas, and these statements are temporally and cross-sectionally interdependent. Actors build coalitions in a debate by reinforcing each other’s statements or making similar statements, and they frequently contradict each other over time among these coalitions.. Full details
Clayden Computational Lab, EX4 4PEAdd this to your calendar
6 February 2019

Cake for Comments series: Thomann, E. Deruelle, T. and O. James

Ethnic and racial bias in frontline implementation: a systematic review of possible interventions. Full details
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7 February 2019

Centre for Special Educational Needs and Disability (SEND)

Regular centre meeting for staff and students (all welcome). Full details
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7 February 2019

Pizza and Politics – PGR Seminar Series - Hannah Willis

Pizza and Politics – PGR Seminar Series - Hannah Willis. Title tbc. Full details
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11 February 2019

Dr Chiara Ambrosio (University College London)

Egenis seminar series. Title and abstract to follow. Full details
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18 February 2019

"Linnaeus in Lapland: Generating Knowledge in Transit" Dr Staffan Müller-Wille & Prof Elena Isayev (University of Exeter)

Egenis seminar series. We present our plans for a collaborative research project that consists of two intertwined elements: a new English on-line edition and translation of Carl Linnaeus's diary of a journey through Lapland undertaken in 1732, and a re-enactment of that journey. Full details
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20 February 2019

GSE Director of Research Advisory Group (DoRAG)

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21 February 2019

Pizza and Politics – PGR Seminar Series - speaker tbc

Pizza and Politics – PGR Seminar Series - speaker tbc. Full details
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25 February 2019

GSE All Staff Meeting

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25 February 2019

Dr David Santillo (University of Exeter)

Egenis seminar series. Title and abstract to follow. Full details
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6 March 2019

Centre for Special Educational Needs and Disability (SEND)

Regular centre meeting for staff and students (all welcome). Full details
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7 March 2019

Pizza and Politics – PGR Seminar Series - speaker tbc

Pizza and Politics – PGR Seminar Series - speaker tbc. Full details
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11 March 2019

"Responsible Futures:Industrial Biotechnology and the Challenge of Responsible Innovation", Dr Achim Rosemann (University of Exeter)

Egenis seminar series. Abstract to follow. Full details
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12 March 2019

GSE Lecture Series - Professor Cathy Burnett (Sheffield Institute of Education, Sheffield Hallam University)

Title and abstract to be confirmed. Full details
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19 March 2019

Creativity and Emergent Educational-Futures Network (CEEN) Seminar - Professor Patricia McCormack (Anglia Ruskin University)

Patrick McCormack is Professor of Continental Philosophy at Anglian Ruskin University. Patricia is a researcher who has published in the areas of continental philosophy (especially Deleuze, Guattari, Serres, Irigaray, Lyotard, Kristeva, Blanchot, Ranciere), feminism, queer theory, posthuman theory, horror film, body modification, animal rights/abolitionism, cinesexuality and ethics. Full details
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20 March 2019

GSE Research Review Group

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21 March 2019

Pizza and Politics – PGR Seminar Series - Ginny Thomas

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25 March 2019

"Citizen-Led Science and Participatory Science and Technology Studies" Dr Ernesto Schwartz-Marin (University of Exeter)

Egenis seminar series. Abstract to follow. Full details
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24 April 2019

GSE Director of Research Advisory Group (DoRAG)

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1 May 2019

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 2019

GSE Lecture Series - Professor Elizabeth de Freitas (Manchester Metropolitan University)

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15 May 2019

GSE Research Review Group

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23 May 2019

GSE All Staff Meeting

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5 June 2019

Centre for Special Educational Needs and Disability (SEND)

Regular centre meeting for staff and students (all welcome). Full details
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11 June 2019

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 2019

GSE Director of Research Advisory Group (DoRAG)

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10 July 2019

GSE Research Review Group

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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