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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3 March 20179:30

Network Analysis

The workshop provides an introduction for beginners to Social Network Analysis. Full details
Queens Building MAdd this to your calendar
3 March 201711:30

A Barrister's perspective on working with tribal communities

Gordon Bennett is a human rights lawyer who works closely with Survival International. He recently published an article in the Guardian on the rights of tribal people to hunt. In this talk, Gordon will reflect on his work as a barrister and how his role interacts with other agencies involved in supporting the human rights of indigenous people. This event is designed to give you a flavour of some of the roles and activities involved in working in human rights with indiginous communities. Students from all disciplines are welcome to come and hear Gordon speak and discuss issues of tribal human rights. Full details
Laver Building LT6Add this to your calendar
9 - 10 March 20179:00

"Organisms: Living Systems and Processes" workshop

Organisms are living systems. What does this mean? One answer given by systems biology is that organisms are self-organising dynamical systems that demarcate themselves from their environment by interacting with this environment on different levels. Non-reductionist top-down approaches in systems biology stress that organisms, as living systems, exhibit biological autonomy; they are integrated entities able to maintain themselves by actively adapting, whether by bodily reorganisation or by performing bodily movements, to changes in the environment rather than being the passive victims of such changes. Full details
Byrne HouseAdd this to your calendar
13 March 201715:30

"On Being Schizophrenic: Diagnosis and the Medicalisation of Experience" Dr Ashley Tauchert

Egenis semainar series. In this talk I reflect on the meaning and implications of my diagnosis of schizophrenia in 2011. I consider the process of this diagnosis as a performative act which brings a certain kind of subjective experience under the authority and control of the medical model. Working through the ambiguity about being schizophrenic/ having schizophrenia I consider the possibility that medicalisation might erase the validity of psychosis as a limit experience. Full details
Byrne HouseAdd this to your calendar
20 March 201714:30

"Digital Infrastructure Innovation Dynamics, Computing in the Small, in the Large, and at Scale" Dr Carsten Sorensen (LSE)

Much data has sped through personal, local, and global data networks since Gore and Bangemann in the 1990 summarised the emergent importance of the Internet in terms of “The Information Superhighway” and “The Global Information Society”. It is difficult to succinctly characterise the changes global data communications have undergone since Tim Berners-Lee published the World Wide Web standard in 1991, and the first widely available Web Browser, Mosaic, followed in 1993. This talk will pragmatically summarise the architecture that has emerged in recent years as one combining: 1) Computing in the small through an expanding mobile and ubiquitous device ecology; 2) Computing in the large network connectivity through machine-to-machine, personal, local, and global digital infrastructures; and 3) Computing at scale, where powerful data-centres engage in heavy-lifting computational tasks utilising the exponential growth in processing power, reduction in storage costs, and increasingly complex capabilities. Full details
Streatham Court 0.28Add this to your calendar
27 March 201715:30

Jackie Leach Scully (Newcastle) “On Strange Ground: Narrative Vulnerability and Identity Repair”

SPA Research seminar Full details
Amory B316Add this to your calendar
30 March 201719:00

“The end of the world?': 2017 Existential Risk symposium"

Dr Adrian Currie will be joining us from the University of Cambridge to discuss Existential Risk with Professor John Dupré, director of Egenis, and Dr Sabina Leonelli, co-director of Egenis. Dr Currie is a postdoctoral researcher from CSER, the Centre for the Study of Existential Risk. CSER is an interdisciplinary research centre within the University of Cambridge dedicated to the study and mitigation of human extinction-level risks that may emerge from technological advances and human activity. They state on their website the 'aim to combine key insights from the best minds across disciplines to tackle the greatest challenge of the 21st century: safely harnessing our rapidly-developing technological power... to the task of ensuring that our own species has a long-term future.' Full details
Alumni AuditoriumAdd this to your calendar
3 April 201715:30

Isaac Ariail Reed (Virginia) “Chains of Power and Their Representation”

SPA Research seminar Full details
Amory B316Add this to your calendar
8 May 201715:30

Roman Frigg (LSE) “How Models Represent”

SPA Research seminar Full details
Amory B316Add this to your calendar
10 May 2017

BSA Regional Postgraduate Event: Medical Interpretingunder a Sociological Lens

Medical interpreting within the NHS is provided in connection with the principle of equality of access to health services. For sociology, however, medical interpreting is still a marginal topic. Although sociological methods of data collection are used, a proper and fully developed sociological framework is still lacking. The centrality of medical interpreting to sociological concerns is due to the marginal and voiceless actors involved in this practice (basically migrants as patients, and migrants as interpreters). In the post-Brexit context, medical interpreting has been reinterpreted as an expensive privilege. The service is under the pressure of social policies, and more academic attention could empower the actors and contribute to creative methodologies. Full details
Byrne HouseAdd this to your calendar
22 May 201715:30

Steven French (University of Leeds)

Egenis seminar series. Title and abstract to follow. Full details
Byrne HouseAdd this to your calendar
12 June 201715:30

Harry West (University of Exeter)

Egenis seminar series. Titel and abstract to follow. Full details
Byrne HouseAdd this to your calendar
6 - 9 September 2017

EPSA17 - European Philosophy of Science Association Conference

Exeter will be hosting the 2017 conference. The conference will feature contributed papers, symposia, and posters covering all subfields of the philosophy of science, and will bring together a large number of philosophers of science from Europe and overseas. We are also welcoming philosophically minded scientists and investigators from other areas outside the philosophy of science, for example as participants in a symposium, and we particularly welcome submissions from women, ethnic minorities, and any other underrepresented group in the profession. Full details
Forum Alumni Auditorium LTAdd this to your calendar