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24 October 201815:30

The Birth of Brazilian Amazonian Societies, Prof. Mark Harris (St Andrews)

The Exeter Centre for Latin American Studies first seminar of the year will be delivered by Mark Harris, Professor of Historical Anthropology at the University of St Andrews. Full details
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14 November 201815:30

Polity. Demystifying Democracy in Latin America, Joe Foweraker (Exeter)

Exeter Centre for Latin American Studies Seminar.. Full details
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9 January 201913:00

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 201915:30

"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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21 January 201915:30

"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 201913:00

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
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28 January 201915:30

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

Egenis seminar series. 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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30 January 2019

Liam K. Bright (LSE): Formal Africana Philosophy and Cosmopolitan Decolonisation

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6 February 201913:00

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. Full details
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11 February 201915:30

"Who is Afraid of Mimesis?", Dr Chiara Ambrosio (University College London)

Egenis seminar series. "All epistemology begins in fear," claim Lorraine Daston and Peter Galison (2007: 372) in the final chapter of their history of objectivity. Their account shows that our relationship with objectivity coincides with the story of the scientific self, and of the epistemic virtues that communities cultivate explicitly to "discipline" their practitioners. In this talk I aim to show that the notion of representation in philosophy of science, and in particular that of mimesis, followed a fate very similar to that of objectivity. Specifically, I claim that the somewhat tormented relationship philosophers of science have developed with mimetic accounts of representation marks just another chapter in the history of epistemic fear. Full details
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18 February 201915:30

"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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25 February 201915:30

Dr David Santillo (University of Exeter)

Egenis seminar series. Title and abstract to follow. Full details
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27 February 201915:30

Seminar Series - “Measuring global gender inequality indicators using large-scale online advertising data”

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1 March 2019

Jessica Isserow (Leeds): Pluralism about Moral Worth

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11 March 201915:30

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

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13 March 201915:30

Seminar Series - “Can genetics tell us anything about voting patterns, including Brexit?”

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25 March 201915:30

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

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29 March 2019

Alastair Wilson (Birmingham): 'Emergent Contingency'

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15 April 201915:30

Dr Ginny Russell, Dr Abby Russell & Daisy Elliott (University of Exeter)

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30 April 2019

Mog Stapleton (Edinburgh): 'Enacting Education'

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31 May 2019

Ian J. Kidd (Nottingham): 'Pathophobia, Vices, and the Awfulness of Illness'

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