Events in the School of Social Sciences
Find out more about events, seminars and public lectures in the School of Social Sciences.
Speculative Cities: Housing and value conversions in Maputo, Mozambique with Professor Morten Nielsen
‘Speculative Cities: Housing and value conversions in Maputo, Mozambique’ Prof Morten Nielsen, National Museum of Denmark Based on ethnographic research carried out in Maputo, in this presentation, I explore the significance of housing in an urban context infused by spectacular speculation. As I will argue, in order for different rationali..
Procedural unfairness and racial bias in the use of rap in criminal cases There has been a surge in criminal cases in which prosecutors seek to rely on rap lyrics and videos as incriminating evidence in England. Rap, mostly composed by young black defendants, is aired in court and police officers take the stand to interpret it. Rap can someti..
Info: Columbia University, http://www.laura-doval.com/
This year we are running all of our research seminars online using Zoom. If you would like to attend, and are not included on our events mailing list, please email Dr Stephen Ingram to request the Zoom meeting details. Seminars will take place on Wednesdays, and will run from 15.15-16.50, with a 5 minute break between the talk and the Q&A. Th..
‘UK Constitutional Reform – Westminster or Whitehall? We’re often told that there is no real understanding of the separation of powers in the UK constitution. Its efficient secret is the fusion of the executive and the legislature, combined with the independence of the judiciary. Yet, this misunderstands the extent to which the UK c..
Dr Diego Maria Malara: Pious Demons and Sinful Christians: Mimesis, Historicity, and the Demonization of Protestantism in Ethiopian Orthodox Exorcism
Dr Diego Maria Malara, University of Glasgow Chaired by Sebastien Bachelet Title: Pious Demons and Sinful Christians: Mimesis, Historicity, and the Demonization of Protestantism in Ethiopian Orthodox Exorcism Abstract: This talk will examine the exorcism of Protestant spirits from Ethiopian Orthodox hosts in Addis Ababa. This controversia..
Morgan Centre seminar - Marking motherhood on the body: The tattoos of mothers who live apart from their children
Speakers: Siobhan Beckwith and Lisa Morriss We will present the initial findings of a pilot project funded by the Sociological Review. We used a narrative approach alongside arts-based visual methodologies to explore the inscription of tattoos with 8 mothers who live apart from their children. Highly stigmatised and often silenced through the..
Sociology seminar: Radical uncertainty, pandemic mitigation & participatory crisis management (Elisa Pieri)
Sociology seminar, presented by Dr Elisa Pieri, University of Manchester. The current outbreak of COVID-19 is a stark reminder of our permanent exposure to risk of pandemic outbreaks. Even before that, the threat of new global pandemics had become a pressing concern in the West. The likelihood and impact of future pandemics were discussed amo..