Events

Further events of interest can be found in the College of Social Sciences and International Studies events calendar.

Past Egenis events can be found here.

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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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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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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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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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18 March 201915:30

Dr Lara Choksey (University of Exeter)

Egenis seminar series. Title & abstract to follow. Full details
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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

"Developing a cross cultural comparison of child mental health: stories from the field", Dr Ginny Russell, Dr Abby Russell & Daisy Elliott (University of Exeter)

Egenis seminar series. In this seminar we want to examine differing cultural understandings of child mental health gleaned from our recent working visits to Peru, India and Vietnam. We will each give a brief introduction to the history of one region, our host institutions, and the understandings of child mental health that we gleaned, using photos to illustrate. We hope to discuss how to synthesise culturally informed understandings about children’s mental health in a planned trans-national comparison. We will have a particular focus on girls’ mental health and gender inequality. Full details
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10 June 201915:30

Sophie Juliane Veigl (University of Vienna, Austria)

Egenis seminar series. Title & abstract to follow. Full details
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24 June 201915:30

Prof Dr Hakan Ertin

Egenis seminar series. Title & abstract to follow. 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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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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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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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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18 March 201915:30

Dr Lara Choksey (University of Exeter)

Egenis seminar series. Title & abstract to follow. Full details
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25 March 201915:30

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

Egenis seminar series. Abstract to follow. Full details
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15 April 201915:30

"Developing a cross cultural comparison of child mental health: stories from the field", Dr Ginny Russell, Dr Abby Russell & Daisy Elliott (University of Exeter)

Egenis seminar series. In this seminar we want to examine differing cultural understandings of child mental health gleaned from our recent working visits to Peru, India and Vietnam. We will each give a brief introduction to the history of one region, our host institutions, and the understandings of child mental health that we gleaned, using photos to illustrate. We hope to discuss how to synthesise culturally informed understandings about children’s mental health in a planned trans-national comparison. We will have a particular focus on girls’ mental health and gender inequality. Full details
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10 June 201915:30

Sophie Juliane Veigl (University of Vienna, Austria)

Egenis seminar series. Title & abstract to follow. Full details
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24 June 201915:30

Prof Dr Hakan Ertin

Egenis seminar series. Title & abstract to follow. Full details
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