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30 January 20209:00

Analysing ambiguity: understanding and managing complexity in the professional environment

Suggested participants: Mid/senior level managers, SMEs in any business sector, those seeking promotion to management levels or new to management, HR SMEs, Data scientists/analysts. Full details
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5 February 202013:00

Introduction to GIS

A geographic information system (GIS) is a system designed to allow researchers to capture, store, manipulate, analyse, manage, and present spatial or geographic data. This workshop will introduce attendees to the introductory principles of GIS and how to use Python QGIS for research purposes. Full details
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5 February 202015:00

Eating Together: Commensality seen through objects in the Royal Albert Memorial Museum, Exeter

We would like to invite you to join us for the presentation and discussion of food and drink-related objects in the Royal Albert Memorial Museum collection. Harry G West (Professor of Anthropology and Convenor of the MA Food Studies at the University of Exeter) will frame the presentation with observations on commensality—the act of coming together to share food and drink. Tony Eccles (Curator of Ethnography at the RAMM) will then present a range of materials, with commentary provided by a number of specialists from the University of Exeter. Full details
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7 February 202015:30

Q-Step Seminar Series: Guest Speaker Dr Levi Wolf, University of Bristol

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10 February 202015:30

EGENIS seminar series: "Plant Phenome", Dr Ozlem Yilmaz (University of Exeter)

Plant Phenome Project* has started last month. Plant Phenomics has been growing and advancing rapidly in the last decades. Two important facts drive this growth: 1) the need for growing more, and more nutritious crop plants, for the rapidly growing world population, a growth that has been marked by increasing social inequalities; 2) the need for better understanding of plant-environment interaction, thereby improving the ability to produce crops better adapted to uncertainties in future climate. While recent research has focused heavily on genomics, it is increasingly recognised that achieving these vital goals will require matching genomic insights with deeper understanding of phenomes. The main purpose of the Plant Phenome Project is to provide a philosophical analysis of the main concepts in plant science.. Full details
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12 February 202015:30

SPA Seminar Series: Dr Iza Kavedzija (Exeter): The attitude of gratitude: Inhabiting the moment with older Japanese

Dr Iza Kavedzija (Exeter): The attitude of gratitude: Inhabiting the moment with older Japanese. Full details
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17 February 202015:30

EGENIS seminar series: "Using open data to define problems: How residents, policymakers, and engineers approach open government data" Dr Caitlin Donahue Wylie (Virginia University)

Making a city’s data publicly available online can serve the democratic ideal of transparency. Advocates argue that open civic data can equip stakeholders to achieve such lofty goals as supervising their government, identifying social problems, making evidence-based arguments for reform and social justice, and designing tailored solutions and research projects. As a result of this variety of uses, open data brings together several stakeholder groups, such as residents, elected officials and government staff, and engineering researchers. How these groups understand, interpret, and apply the same datasets offers a valuable comparison between their values, beliefs about knowledge, and conceptions of public good. Understanding these groups’ different epistemic approaches to data is crucial for identifying factors that influence whether and how users succeed in transforming open data into knowledge. Full details
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24 February 202015:30

EGENIS seminar series: "What is the explanatory role of the structure-function relationship in immunology?" Dr Gregor Greslehner (University of Bordeaux/CNRS)

According to a common slogan in the life sciences, “structure determines function”. While both ‘structure’ and ‘function’ are ambiguous terms that denote conceptionally different things at various levels of organization, the scientific focus has traditionally been on the three-dimensional shapes of individual molecules, including molecular patterns that play a central role in immunology. The specificity of binding sites of antibodies and pattern recognition receptors has given rise to the so-called “Janeway paradigm”, according to which the three-dimensional shape of molecules is the key to understanding immunological function: microbial pathogen-associated molecular patterns (PAMPs) bind specifically to pattern recognition receptors (PRRs) of the host and by “recognizing” signature molecular motifs of pathogens an immunological reaction is triggered.. Full details
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2 March 202015:30

RIP Seminar Series: Al Wilson (Birmingham): Emergent Contingency

Pre-Talk 1.30-2.30 Amory 315 / Public Lecture 3.30-5 Forum Exploration Lab 1. Full details
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4 March 202013:00

Data Analysis with R for Social Scientists

Building upon the basic introduction offered to R in workshop 4, this workshop will cover exploratory data analysis, quantitative data analysis, and visualising data using R, as well as introducing the various libraries that a user needs to be familiar with in order to carry out such tasks. Full details
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4 March 202015:30

SPA Seminar Series - Professor Michael Carolan

Professor Carolan is a Professor of Sociology and Associate Dean of Research and Graduate Affairs for the College of Liberal Arts at Colorado State University. His areas of expertise include environmental and agricultural law and policy, environmental sociology, the sociology of food systems and agriculture, economic sociology, and the sociology of technology and scientific knowledge. Full details
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9 March 202015:30

EGENIS seminar series: Prof Leif Isaksen (University of Exeter)

Re-scheduled from November 2019. Title and abstract to follow. Full details
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10 March 202014:00

Hope and Despair: Presidents, Prime Ministers, Populists, Polarization and Mass Democratic Accountability in Challenging Times

The Executive Approval Project (EAP) is a global collaborative data and research project whose goal is to measure public approval of political leaders to help understand why some executives are despised and removed while others remain popular and reelected.. Full details
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11 March 202015:30

SPA Seminar Series: Dr Orestis Palermos (Cardiff University)

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16 March 202015:30

EGENIS seminar series: Dr Matthias Wienroth (Newcastle University)

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18 March 202015:30

Understanding the relationships between risk factors, intersectional identities and criminal career trajectories: A multilevel approach

Researchers have called for developmental criminologists to better understand how criminal career patterns and 'risk factors' relate to intersectional identities.. Full details
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23 March 202015:30

EGENIS seminar series: Dr Daniel Williams (University of Cambridge)

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27 April 202015:30

EGENIS seminar series: Prof Carole McCartney (Northumbria University)

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4 May 202015:30

EGENIS seminar series: Prof Naomi Sykes (University of Exeter)

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6 May 202015:30

Establishment Relations and Fatherhood Wage Premiums: New Insights from Finnish Administrative Data

Fathers often earn more than their childless counterparts, although effects can vary among groups of men. Most of this literature uses micro data and attributes these wage effects to individual selection. We instead draw on relational inequality theory (RIT) to argue the importance of establishment relations behind group differences in net fatherhood wage premiums.. Full details
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11 May 202014:00

Introduction to Bayesian analysis

This workshop offers an introduction to Bayesian analysis in R. We will talk about the theoretical underpinnings of Bayesian analysis and the practical considerations for conducting such analyses in R.. Full details
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11 May 202015:30

RIP Seminar Series: Emily Thomas (Durham): Time and Subtle Pictures in the History of Philosophy

Pre-Talk 1.30-2.30 XFI Conference room 1 / Public Lecture 3.30-5 Building One Matrix Lecture Theatre. Full details
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12 May 202014:00

Bayesian analysis with JAGS/Topics in Bayesian analysis

One of the advantages of Bayesian analysis is its great flexibility with respect to the functional form of the model. To take full advantage of this flexibility, the analyst need to know how to write code for Stan, JAGS, BUGS or a similar sample.. Full details
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13 May 202015:30

SPA Seminar Series: Dr Emilia Sanabria (Paris)

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18 May 202015:30

EGENIS seminar series: Prof Alison Wylie (University of British Columbia)

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19 June 202015:30

EGENIS seminar series / book launch: Prof Sabina Leonelli (University of Exeter)

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