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Find out more about events, seminars and public lectures in the School of Social Sciences.

Social Anthropology Seminar - Juan del Nido - Uber and What The People Want: The Populist Persuasion of Algorithmic Reason

16:00 - 18:00 24 September 2018

When Uber arrived in Buenos Aires in 2016, middle class urbanites understood the labor of its algorithms through a realpolitik of empowerment and popular expertise. A rhetoric of “What the People Want” emerged, antagonizing the existing order of things through a popular legitimacy entrenched, rather than opposed, by the People’s choice o..

Departmental Seminar: Dr Stephen Ingram

15:00 - 17:00 26 September 2018

Title *Moral Intuitionism and the Cooperative A Priori Abstract *The non-naturalist moral realist must explain how moral beliefs can be epistemically justified, for they take the truths that such beliefs concern to fall beyond the reach of empirical inquiry. Most non-naturalists adopt an ‘intuitionist’ picture on which justified moral bel..

Mitchell centre seminar series

16:00 - 26 September 2018

Nick Crossley, University of Manchester Exploring and Explaining a Two-Mode Core/Periphery Structure in a Musicking Network In this presentation I will discuss two studies, both substantively focused upon trans-local music worlds and both analytically focused upon core-periphery structures. The first is a study of underground heavy metal in t..

Social Anthropology Seminar - Dr Zoe Cormack - African Studies, University of Oxford

16:00 - 18:00 01 October 2018

To be added shortly

CMI Afternoon Seminar: Pseudo OLS for linkage-data regression by Prof Li-Chun Zhang

15:00 - 16:15 02 October 2018

Speaker: Prof Li-Chun Zhang Abstract: Unless a unique identifier exists for this purpose, linkage of separate datasets will generate errors that can cause bias of the subsequent analysis, if the linked data are treated as if they were truly observed. In this work we take on the perspective of secondary analysts, who we assume to neither have..

The urban imaginary in ruins: video games and the future-present feedback loop

14:00 - 15:00 03 October 2018

Urban ruins have come to dominate the conception of the modern city to such an extent that in 2014 Cairns and Jacobs wondered whether such ruins are “too full of multiple, hyper-meanings to be worthy of analysis or use any longer”. Despite this pronouncement, urban ruins have rarely been studied in relation to urban imaginaries, or video g..

Let's Talk about the 'S' Word! Supporting the Sexuality and Intimacy Needs of Care Home Residents

13:00 - 16:00 04 October 2018

Basic human needs relating to sexuality, intimacy, and relationships are important for adults of all ages. However, for older people living in care homes, even the simple, intimate behaviours that many of us take for granted, such as sharing a cuddle with a partner, can become impossible. This can be particularly problematic for residents with..

The Future of Europe: an EU that empowers and protects

17:30 - 19:00 05 October 2018

The Manachester Jean Monnet Centre of Excellence Annual Lecture 2018/19 One of the European Commission’s most senior officials, Mr. Margaritis Schinas, is visiting the University of Manchester to discuss the future challenges of the European Union, including Brexit, immigration and the reform of the EU’s governance structures. Mr. Schina..

The Manchester JMCE Annual Lecture 2019 - Mr. Margaritis Schinas (Chief Spokesperson, European Commission)

17:30 - 19:00 05 October 2018

You are cordially welcome to: The Manchester JMCE Annual Lecture 2019 The Future of Europe: an EU that empowers and protects Mr. Margaritis Schinas (Chief Spokesperson, European Commission) Mr. Schinas is the Chief Spokesperson of the European Commission and one of the close..

Social Anthropology Seminar - Dr Victor Cova - Anthropology, Aarhus University, Denmark

16:00 - 18:00 08 October 2018

To be advised shortly