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.
Details of future events will be advertised here; you may wish to bookmark this page, or add it to your favourites.
View past events.
|When||Time||Description||Add to your calendar|
|23 - 24 May 2019||9:00||Full details||Add event|
|31 May 2019||Full details||Add event|
|5 June 2019||13:00||Full details||Add event|
|10 June 2019||15:30|
EGENIS seminar series: "An empirical challenge for scientific pluralism – Alternatives or Integration?" Sophie Juliane Veigl (University of Vienna, Austria)Scientific pluralism has become an increasingly popular position in the philosophy of science. One shared notion among scientific pluralists is that some or all natural phenomena require more than one theory, explanation or method to be fully understood. One distinction within pluralist positions is often overlooked. Some pluralists argue that several theories or explanations should be integrated (e.g. Mitchell, 2002). Others rather treat different theories and explanations as alternatives (e.g. Kellert, Longino and Waters, 2006). But does this distinction address the “nature” of the respective phenomena? And, consecutively: Are there genuine cases of “alternative” or “integrative” pluralism? In this talk I challenge this perspective and argue that it is not possible to uphold the distinction of alternatives vs. integration. Full details
|17 June 2019||15:30|
EGENIS seminar series: "Public Health, Biopolitics, Security", Ariane Hanemaayer (Brandon University, Canada)Biopolitics is a force relation that deploys security mechanisms to regularize general biological processes within a population according to the norm. These mechanisms are institutionalized around those uncertain or random elements within a population of living beings with the objective of optimizing the state of life. This presentation analyzes a case study of the preparation of the Caring for People public health policy for the National Health Service in the 1990s.. Full details
|20 - 21 June 2019||Full details||Add event|
|24 June 2019||Full details||Add event|
|24 June 2019||15:30||Full details||Add event|
|15 - 16 July 2019||8:30||Full details||Add event|
|15 July 2019||17:30|
Keynote Lecture - Animal Research Unbound: The Messiness of the Moral. Lesley A. Sharp (Barnard College, Columbia University)Interspecies intimacy defines an inescapable reality of lab animal research. This talk is an effort to disentangle this reality’s consequences—both in and outside the lab—as framed by the quandaries of ethnographic engagement. Full details