Research seminars

Listed below are forthcoming Sociology and Philosophy seminars. Any College of Social Sciences and International Studies staff or postgraduates may always attend. Anyone else should contact the department or the centre in question.

See also the seminars for all of SSIS.

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8 October 2018

"Tasting like a cheese. Lactic ferments, cheese specificity and the making of the dairy industry", Dr Elise Tancoigne (University of Geneva)

Egenis seminar series. There are just a few dairy breeds, yet there are hundreds of different cheeses. Then what makes the specificity of a cheese? In addition to dairy breeds, pasture, environmental conditions, cheesemakers’ practices, and lactic ferments have been among the most frequently cited sources of cheese specificity. Here I will explore how lactic ferments came to be considered as an essential determinant of cheese specificity and terroir in France, and its relationship with the making of the dairy industry. Full details
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29 October 2018

Azita Chellappoo (University of Cambridge)

Egenis seminar series. Title and abstract to follow. Full details
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12 November 2018

Dr Adrian Currie (University of Exeter)

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19 November 2018

"Squandered value? How to overcome the challenges of joining up government data for statistics and research", Ed Humpherson & Catherine Bromley (UK Statistics Authority)

To speak to people involved in linking Government datasets is to enter a world that at times seems so ludicrous as to be Kafkaesque. Stories abound of Departments putting up arcane barriers to sharing their data with other parts of Government; and of researchers waiting so long to get access to data that their funding runs out before they can start work. Full details
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26 November 2018

"Fragile cultures and unruly matters: the role of microbial lives in collaborative knowledge practices in synthetic biology", Dr Sally Atkinson & Prof Susan Molyneux-Hodgson (University of Exeter)

Egenis seminar series. In this paper we describe the pluralistic and mutable roles attributed to and enacted by microbes in the process of microbial engineering for bioproduction. Examining the tension between live cultures as bio-objects and bio-actants, we discuss how such roles reveal and shape scientific practice and emerging knowledge in an industry-academic synthetic biology collaboration.. Full details
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10 December 2018

"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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14 January 2019

Dr Sam Wilkinson (University of Exeter)

Egenis seminar series. Title and abstract to follow. Full details
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21 January 2019

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

Egenis seminar series. Abstract to follow. 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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25 February 2019

Dr David Santillo (University of Exeter)

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11 March 2019

Dr Achim Rosemann (University of Exeter)

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25 March 2019

Dr Ernesto Schwartz-Marin (University of Exeter)

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