Events

Listed below are forthcoming events in Sociology, Philosophy and Anthropology.

See also all events in the College of Social Sciences and International Studies.

Any college staff or postgraduates may always attend. Anyone else should contact the department or the centre in question.

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8 October 201415:00

What is the Impact of Big Data on the Science of Metabolism? Dr Nadine Levin (University of Exeter)

In this seminar, I discuss how big dataor the so called rise of bigger, faster, and better technologies and ways of using datais impacting the science of metabolism. In other words, I discuss how scientific efforts to re-configure metabolism with big data are impacting understandings of cells and metabolic processes, and are also leading to new ways of intervening into health and disease. This is important in the contemporary biomedical landscape, because knowledge of metabolism is central to emerging disease interventions and medical systems, as well as to how people experience their bodies, environment, and health. Full details
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15 October 201415:00

Heather Strange: "Non-invasive prenatal testing", Cardiff,

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22 October 201415:00

"Evolution, Dysfunction and Disease: A Reappraisal." Prof Paul Griffiths, University of Exeter / University of Sydney

An evolutionary approach to function and dysfunction is common in the broader philosophical literature, but it remains a minority view in the philosophy of medicine. Instead, recent work on the definition of disease has been dominated by the biostatistical view of function and dysfunction. Criticism of the biostatistical view (BST) has led its adherents to embrace increasingly complex versions designed to accommodate problem cases. The theoretical rationale for adopting and retaining with this view of dysfunction in the context of medicine has become increasingly unclear. An evolutionary approach to function in the context of medicine has many advantages over the BST. Most importantly, the strong theoretical rationale of the evolutionary approach means that, rather than assessing this account of dysfunction by asking whether it is intuitively satisfying, we can use it to improve our understanding of dysfunction and disease. We illustrate the advantages of the evolutionary approach with a life-history theory perspective on diseases of old-age. Full details
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29 October 201415:00

Mr James DiFrisco

Egenis seminar Full details
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5 November 201415:00

Prof. David Inglis, Exeter. title TBC

SPA Research Seminar Full details
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12 November 201415:00

Dr Elizabeth Johnson

Egenis Seminar Full details
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20 - 21 November 20149:00

"Process Philosophy of Biology" - Prof John Dupre and Dr Dan Nicholson

This is the first workshop for the EU grant project PROBIO organised by Professor John Dupre. http://socialsciences.exeter.ac.uk/sociology/research/sts/egenis/projects/aprocessontologyforcontemporarybiology/ Full details
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26 November 201415:00

Ms Flavia Fabris

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28 - 29 November 2014

"Concerning Relations: Sociologies of Conduct, Care and Affect" - Prof Michael Schillmeier

This interdisciplinary symposium, funded by Foundation for the Sociology of Health and Illness (FSHI) and Exeter University, aims to interrogate the implications of shifting the focus of health care away from delivery towards care as an ongoing everyday accomplishment. This symposium examines spaces of collisions, elisions or alignments of social worlds, within which the affective dimension of social life in healthcare may be fruitfully examined. Drawing upon relational concerns as a distinct and distinctive mode of sociological inquiry, the symposium seeks to develop an understanding of care and its consequences that help us get beyond the economics of care as a commodified and managed form of engagement with the other. Full details
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3 December 201415:00

Prof. Malcolm Cowburn "Ethical Issues in Research with sex

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10 December 201415:00

Prof. George Marcus, UC Irvine. title tbc

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15 - 16 December 20149:00

"DARK DATA: ABSENCES, INTERVENTIONS AND DIGITAL WORLDS" - Organised by Sabina Leonelli, Gail Davies, Brian Rppert, Kaushik Sunder Rajan and Neal White

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17 - 19 December 201412:30

"What is Data-Intensive Science?" - Dr Sabina Leonelli

This workshop is the first event in the project DATA_SCIENCE (www.datastudies.eu ). It brings together the key participants in the project, with the aim to start long-term discussions around what constitutes data-intensive science, compare the ways in which different scholars and fields conceptualise and enact data practices, and agree on the set-up, methods and themes to be pursued by the project team and collaborators over the next four years. Speakers will be presenting the specific sciences that they are researching, the methods that they use and the themes that they are interested in exploring in the future. The workshop is meant to provide an informal occasion for discussion, and will therefore not showcase full papers except from the keynote lecture provided by Professor Luciano Floridi, which will target the intersections between philosophy of science and philosophy of information in ways that will stimulate data-related discussions. Full details
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7 January 201515:00

Dr. Rachel Jarvie, Exeter. title tbc

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14 January 201515:00

Dr Jennifer Cuffe

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21 January 201515:00

Prof. XiaoWei, Tsinghua University, Beijing. Title tbc

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28 January 201515:00

Prof John Dupre

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4 February 201515:00

Prof. Ilana Loewy, Paris. title tbc

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11 February 201515:00

Dr Ann Kelly

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18 February 201515:00

Dr Christine Hauskeller and Dr Nicole-Kerstin Baur, Exeter. Title tbc

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25 February 201515:00

Dr Stephan Guttinger

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4 March 201515:00

Dr Amber Carpenter

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18 March 201515:00

"Stress and the Midlife Crisis" - Prof Mark Jackson

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29 April 201515:00

Dr Daniele Carrieri

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6 May 201515:00

Prof. Rob Hagendijk, Amsterdam. Title tbc

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13 May 201515:00

Prf Steve Hinchliffe

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20 May 201515:00

Dr Anne Sophie Spann

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10 June 201515:00

Dr Louise Bezuidenhout

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17 June 201515:00

Dr Ginny Russell

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