Events

On this page we list any forthcoming events relevant to the College of Social Sciences and International Studies. 

Any SSIS staff or postgrads may always attend, although registration may be required (the event will specify if so). Anyone else should contact the department or the centre in question.

We also have a listing of past events.

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19 December 201813:00

Cake for Comments Series: Nicole Bolleyer, Professor of Comparative Politics, “The ‘Shrinking Space’ for Civil Society in Europe: Drivers and Consequences”

Discussion of Professor Bolleyer's ERC Consolidator Grant Proposal “The ‘Shrinking Space’ for Civil Society in Europe: Drivers and Consequences”. 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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16 January 201910:30

Centre for Rural Policy Research Seminar Series

James Whetlor founded Cabrito after keeping a few goats to solve a land management problem. He was cooking at River Cottage at the time and a few of the goats ended up on the menu. After seeing how well the kids sold, James thought perhaps there was a market for kid goat meat. Cabrito was created and has continued to grow a market for kid goat meat. All Cabrito kids are a by-product of the dairy industry and in the past would have been euthanized shortly after birth. In a world of dwindling resources and rising food prices Cabrito believe this cannot be justified. They now have a network of farms producing high quality meat from a previously wasted resource. James’ seminar will reflect on the development of his business and its mission, sharing his thoughts on the production and consumption of goat. Information about James’ book 'Goat' (2018) here: https://cabrito.co.uk/goat-book/. Full details
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16 January 201912:45

Centre for Special Educational Needs and Disability (SEND)

Hatice Yildirim (GSE doctoral student) will talk about research ideas and plans: The coping strategies of deaf students in relation to the challenges of inclusive education in mainstream secondary schools in England.. Full details
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18 January 2019

PGCE Secondary Seminar Day

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18 January 20199:00

Language teacher cognition research: theoretical stances and methodological choices

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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 20199:30

GSE Research Review Group

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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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23 January 201914:00

Competition Law and Technology: Competitive or Political Motivation?

Dr Matthew Cole Competition Law and Technology: Competitive or Political Motivation?. Full details
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24 January 201913:00

Pizza and Politics – PGR seminar Series

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25 January 2019

PGCE Primary Seminar Day

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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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5 February 201916:30

GSE Lecture Series - Professor Wasyl Cajkler (University of Leicester)

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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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6 February 201913:00

Cake for Comments series: Thomann, E. Deruelle, T. and O. James

Ethnic and racial bias in frontline implementation: a systematic review of possible interventions. Full details
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7 February 201912:45

Centre for Special Educational Needs and Disability (SEND)

Regular centre meeting for staff and students (all welcome). Full details
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7 February 201913:00

Pizza and Politics – PGR Seminar Series - Hannah Willis

Pizza and Politics – PGR Seminar Series - Hannah Willis. Title tbc. 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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15 February 2019

PGCE Primary Seminar Day

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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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20 February 20199:30

GSE Director of Research Advisory Group (DoRAG)

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20 February 201910:30

Centre for Rural Policy Research Seminar Series

Dr. Rachel Kaleta first trained as an ecologist, and went on to gain a Masters and PhD in Ethnobiology at the University of Kent, Canterbury. Her research has focused on the sustainability of socio-ecological systems. She has conducted research on medicinal plant use by snake charmers in India, wild resource use in Morocco, and local food systems in the UK. Rachel’s current research is on socio-ecological food systems in the Tamar Valley. Rachel is a lecturer in Ecology and Ethnobotany at Eden Project Learning.. Full details
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21 February 201913:00

Pizza and Politics – PGR Seminar Series - speaker tbc

Pizza and Politics – PGR Seminar Series - speaker tbc. Full details
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25 February 201912:30

GSE All Staff Meeting

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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

PGCE Secondary Seminar Day

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6 March 201912:45

Centre for Special Educational Needs and Disability (SEND)

Regular centre meeting for staff and students (all welcome). Full details
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7 March 201913:00

Pizza and Politics – PGR Seminar Series - speaker tbc

Pizza and Politics – PGR Seminar Series - speaker tbc. Full details
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11 March 201915:30

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

Egenis seminar series. Abstract to follow. Full details
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12 March 201913:00

GSE Lecture Series - Professor Cathy Burnett (Sheffield Institute of Education, Sheffield Hallam University)

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13 March 201915:30

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

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15 March 2019

PGCE Primary Seminar Day

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19 March 201913:00

Creativity and Emergent Educational-Futures Network (CEEN) Seminar - Professor Patricia McCormack (Anglia Ruskin University)

Patrick McCormack is Professor of Continental Philosophy at Anglian Ruskin University. Patricia is a researcher who has published in the areas of continental philosophy (especially Deleuze, Guattari, Serres, Irigaray, Lyotard, Kristeva, Blanchot, Ranciere), feminism, queer theory, posthuman theory, horror film, body modification, animal rights/abolitionism, cinesexuality and ethics. Full details
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20 March 20199:30

GSE Research Review Group

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20 March 201910:30

Centre for Rural Policy Research Seminar Series

David will explore how we might do academia differently to enhance the policy impact of our work. He will draw on a report on the role of research in the UK Parliament, co-authored with colleagues at the Parliamentary Office of Science and Technology and UCL STEaPP, which gained insights from 157 MPs, Peers, and staff in Parliament. This report explored how individuals and groups in Parliament use research, and why particular types and sources of research are used more than others. Academic evidence was widely criticised for a number of reasons, including lack of timeliness, accessibility, and relevance, as well as its poor presentation. The talk will assess how academia can change to encourage the production of research which is more likely to influence policy David is a Lecturer in Geography at the University of East Anglia. He currently holds a Research Placement Fellowship at Defra and is seconded to the department for a day per week.. Full details
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21 March 201913:00

Pizza and Politics – PGR Seminar Series - Ginny Thomas

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22 March 2019

PGCE Secondary Seminar Day

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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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15 April 201915:30

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

Egenis seminar series. Title and abstract to follow. Full details
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24 April 201911:30

GSE Director of Research Advisory Group (DoRAG)

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1 May 201912:45

Centre for Special Educational Needs and Disability (SEND)

Regular centre meeting for staff and students (all welcome). Full details
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7 May 201916:30

GSE Lecture Series - Professor Elizabeth de Freitas (Manchester Metropolitan University)

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10 May 2019

PGCE Primary Seminar Day

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15 May 20199:30

GSE Research Review Group

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23 May 201912:30

GSE All Staff Meeting

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24 May 2019

PGCE Secondary Seminar Day

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5 June 201912:45

Centre for Special Educational Needs and Disability (SEND)

Regular centre meeting for staff and students (all welcome). Full details
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11 June 201913:00

Lecture by Professor Neil Humphrey (University of Manchester) Are the kids alright? Examining the intersection between education and mental health

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12 June 20199:30

GSE Director of Research Advisory Group (DoRAG)

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2 July 2019

PGCE Secondary Seminar Day

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3 July 2019

PGCE Primary Seminar Day

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10 July 20199:30

GSE Research Review Group

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18 October 201910:00

Rob Merkin: Plenary Session, Asia-Pacific Insurance Conference

Asia-Pacific Insurance Conference October 2017, Singapore. Full details
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