Research events

Research events play an important role in our active research culture. Academic staff from the University and other institutions come together with students to share and debate the latest ideas and developments.

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11 October - 12 December 2018

"Sewn Boats: People, Technologies and Materials of the Indian Ocean"

Sewn watercraft were predominant in the Indian Ocean until the arrival of the Europeans in the late 15th century. The sewn-plank ships that sailed the Indian Ocean in the pre-modern Islamic period (622-1500 CE) were agents of trade, religion, and culture. They connected the Indian Ocean and the littoral Islamic world, carrying people, goods, and ideas back and forth from East Africa to China. Full details
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21 November 201813:00

CAIS Brownbag Seminar: Elena GADJANOVA – Pride, patronage, or policies? Mechanisms behind the politicization of ethnicity in the context of competitive elections in Africa

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21 November 201813:00

Cake for Comments series: Dr Matthias Dilling (University of Oxford), Parties under pressure: Organization, Factionalism, and Adaptability of Western European Christian Democracy

Parties under pressure: Organization, Factionalism, and Adaptability of Western European Christian Democracy. Full details
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21 November 201813:00

CELS and ELS guest seminar: Professor F. Werro (University of Fribourg and Georgetown Law School) "European Private Law - Quo Vadis?"

The Centre for European Legal Studies and the European Law Society have a pleasure to invite you to the seminar with our guest speaker: Professor Franz Werro. Full details
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21 November 201814:00

Insurance Law Reform—Process, Principles and Pragmatism

Mr Peter Tyldesley Insurance Law Reform—Process, Principles and Pragmatism. Full details
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21 November 201817:00

Language and Education Network Research Talk

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21 November 201817:15

Dr Katherine E Brown (University of Birmingham) presents "Gender and the Apocalypse in Daesh"

Dr Katherine E Brown is interested in Muslim women's involvement in violent religious politics, specifically those linked to Islam. This talk examines key areas of the apocalyptic institutions and practices at the heart of the Islamic State Group's (Daesh) propaganda and practices: first the idea of ‘sacred lands’ and future battles, second the destruction of shrines, third the creation of new saints as martyrs, fourth the narrative of paradise, and fifth the role of ‘widows’.. Full details
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23 November 201814:30

Exeter Law School - Lady Hale Guest Lecture 'Life of a Lady Law Lord'

Exeter Law School Guest Lecture with Lady Hale, President of The Supreme Court, The Right Hon the Baroness Hale of Richmond DBE: 'Life of a Lady Law Lord' PLEASE NOTE: This event is open to University of Exeter students ONLY. We apologies for any disappointment this may cause. Biography: Brenda Marjorie Hale, Lady Hale of Richmond took up appointment as President of The Supreme Court in September 2017, succeeding Lord Neuberger of Abbotsbury. This following her appointment as Deputy President from June 2013. In October 2009 she became the first woman Justice of The Supreme Court. In January 2004, Lady Hale became the United Kingdom’s first woman Lord of Appeal in Ordinary after a varied career as an academic lawyer, law reformer, and judge. After graduating from Cambridge in 1966, she taught law at Manchester University from 1966 to 1984, also qualifying as a barrister and practising for a while at the Manchester Bar. She specialised in Family and Social Welfare law, was founding editor of the Journal of Social Welfare and Family Law, and authored a pioneering case book on ‘The Family, Law and Society’. In 1984 she was the first woman to be appointed to the Law Commission, a statutory body which promotes the reform of the law. Important legislation resulting from the work of her team at the Commission includes the Children Act 1989, the Family Law Act 1996, and the Mental Capacity Act 2005. She also began sitting as an assistant recorder. In 1994 she became a High Court judge, the first to have made her career as an academic and public servant rather than a practising barrister. In 1999 she was the second woman to be promoted to the Court of Appeal, before becoming the first woman Law Lord. She retains her links with the academic world as Visitor of Girton College, Cambridge, and Visiting Professor of Kings College London. She previously served as Chancellor of the University of Bristol. A home maker as well as a judge, she thoroughly enjoyed helping the artists and architects create a new home for The Supreme Court. Full details
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23 November 201818:00

Special Guest Lecture and Book launch by Dr Lee Elliot Major

Why is climbing the social ladder so difficult in Britain - and what can we do to create a fairer society? Are we all enemies of social mobility? These are some of the questions which will be addressed by University of Exeter Honorary Professor Dr Lee Elliot Major in a special guest lecture to mark the launch of his new Penguin book Social Mobility and Its Enemies. Dr Lee Elliot Major is Chief Executive of the Sutton Trust, the UK’s leading foundation improving social mobility. Full details
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26 November 201815:30

"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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27 November 201813:00

GSE Lecture Series - Introduction to Research in the Centre for Social Mobility

A series of seven lightening talks showcasing the research in the Centre for Social Mobility. Full details
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28 November 201814:00

Impact Assessment: The Recipe for a Better Law of Contract?

Dr Isabelle Rueda Impact Assessment: The Recipe for a Better Law of Contract?. Full details
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28 November 201817:15

Professor Rasheed El-Enany (Emeritus Professor, University of Exeter) presents "Representations of Death in Naguib Mahfouz"

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28 November 201818:00

An Inaugural Lecture by Professor Jamie Shea

At a time when multilateralism and the value of international organisations are being questioned, not least by the United States, the nation that did more than any other to establish the global liberal order in the first place, Jamie Shea will examine whether NATO is still fit for purpose. Is the Atlantic Alliance resilient enough to withstand the shocks from within and without that are currently testing its solidarity? Will its current strategy be enough to guarantee Europe security and to rebuild a solid transatlantic partnership?. Full details
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30 November 201812:30

Lesson Study Network

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3 December 201814:00

Centre for Special Educational Needs and Disability (SEND)

This research centre meeting features a research project between the University of South Florida and the University of Exeter.. Full details
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3 December 201815:30

SPA Seminar series: Dr Andrew Edgar (Cardiff University)

SPA Seminar series: Dr Andrew Edgar (Cardiff University). Title TBC. Full details
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3 December 201816:45

More Fun or More Phonics? The Power of Story and Games in Integrated Group Reading: a targeted teaching intervention for Year 2 and 3 pupils who are delayed in reading

Centre for Special Educational Needs and Disability (SEND) Open Seminar. Full details
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4 December 201815:00

CRPL Research Tea (Jackie Bagnall: Building resilience strategies in to the development of professionals)

The Centre for Research in Professional Learning hold regular discussion sessions, known as Research Teas, throughout the academic year. At each Research Tea a member of the team gives an informal presentation on a chosen topic and then the session opens up for discussion. All are welcome to attend.. Full details
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4 December 201815:30

Seminar Series - 'From riot police to tweets: How world leaders use social media during contentious politics'

Elite communication has the potential to influence public opinion, civil conflict, and diplomatic interactions. However, a comparative study of leaders' public rhetoric has proven elusive due to the difficulties of developing comparable measures across countries and over time. The advent of social media sites, and its widespread adoption by world leaders, offers a unique new source of data to overcome these challenges. Full details
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5 December 201810:30

Centre for Rural Policy Research Seminar Series

Ruth Hancock is a first generation farmer, and is the lead grower at Fresh and Green Vegetables - a medium scale agroecologically run Vegetable Box Scheme in East Devon. She started her agricultural journey after leaving school at seventeen and moving to Devon. Here she gained experience in a wide range of livestock and arable farming, and completed a three year National Diploma in Agriculture, at Bicton College in the early 1990's. Ruth will be sharing her experiences of setting up and running a productive, profitable, but also ecologically and socially conscious business, within the present constraints of the food system. Ruth is also a core group member of The Land Workers Alliance, a union of small scale farmers, that seeks to promote agroecological land use methods and aims to enable more people, from a greater diversity of backgrounds, to have the opportunity of making a living from producing food, fuel and fibre in an ecologically and socially conscious way. This presentation will link the practical and political to illustrate - and illuminate - a positive route forward to making good food and considerate land use an accessible, sustainable reality. Full details
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5 December 201813:00

Cake for Comments series: Bice Maiguashca, Senior Lecturer

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5 December 201814:00

Sentiment Analysis/Career as a Data Scientist

ASI Data Science utilise artificial intelligence and machine learning techniques in conjunction with large and small data sets in order to provide businesses with a competitive advantage. In this workshop, members of the company will provide an in-depth understanding of sentiment analysis, and how it can identify and categorise opinions from text data in order to understand the attitude of the individual(s) that wrote a piece of text. Full details
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5 December 201814:00

Departmental Research Seminar: Professor Marlies Glasius, University of Amsterdam. Title tbc.

Details of Professor Glasius' ressearch interests and work can be found here: http://www.uva.nl/profiel/g/l/m.e.glasius/m.e.glasius.html. Full details
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5 December 201814:00

Cybersecurity in Relation to the Expropriation of Natural Resources: Insurance and Environmental Law Perspectives

Dr Kyriaki Noussia Cybersecurity in Relation to the Expropriation of Natural Resources: Insurance and Environmental Law Perspectives. Full details
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5 December 201817:15

Dr Carlos Cabrera-Tejedor (Oxford University) presents "The Seville Islamic Harbor"

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10 December 201815:30

"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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12 December 20189:30

GSE Director of Research Advisory Group (DoRAG)

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12 December 201817:15

Professor Neha Vora (Lafayette College) presents "American Universities, Liberalism and Transnational Qatar"

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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

Dr Sam Wilkinson (University of Exeter)

Egenis seminar series. Title and abstract to follow. Full details
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16 January 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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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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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)

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 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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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. Political actors typically include organisations (interest groups, political parties, government agencies etc.) or individual persons (legislators, celebrities etc.). These actors make statements about policy instruments, solution concepts, narratives, frames, issues, arguments etc. in the media or other arenas, and these statements are temporally and cross-sectionally interdependent. Actors build coalitions in a debate by reinforcing each other’s statements or making similar statements, and they frequently contradict each other over time among these coalitions.. 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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11 February 201915:30

Dr Chiara Ambrosio (University College London)

Egenis seminar series. Title and abstract to follow. Full details
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20 February 20199:30

GSE Director of Research Advisory Group (DoRAG)

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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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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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11 March 201915:30

Dr Achim Rosemann (University of Exeter)

Egenis seminar series. Title and 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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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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25 March 201915:30

Dr Ernesto Schwartz-Marin (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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15 May 20199:30

GSE Research Review Group

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5 June 201912:45

Centre for Special Educational Needs and Disability (SEND)

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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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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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