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Events in the School of Social Sciences

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

Social Anthropology Seminar - Dr Leslie Fesenmyer – University of Birmingham

16:00 - 18:00 18 February 2019

Social Anthropology Seminar Monday, 18th February 2019 Dr Leslie Fesenmyer – University of Birmingham “ Ambivalent belonging: Born-again Christians between Africa and Europe” Questions of belonging are pressing and affective ones in Africa and Europe, entangled as they are with race, religion, and history. Engaging with debates abo..

Salome Baslandze (EIEF)

16:15 - 17:45 19 February 2019

Macro seminar

CGP Research Cluster Doctoral Research Presentations

15:30 - 17:00 20 February 2019

Please join the CGP Research Cluster for three presentations from University of Manchester Doctoral Candidates. Rahima Siddique: Homophobia, Sexual Perversity and Vulnerability: Framing Radicalisation as a ‘Muslim Problem’ Jennifer Hobbs: Persistent bodies: circulations of race, gender and plasma Michanne Steenbergen: Political Reinteg..

CPPI Research Cluster with Dr Lucy Barnes: Social Policy in the UK

15:30 - 17:00 20 February 2019

Please join the CPPI Research Cluster for Dr. Lucy Barnes' 'Social Policy in the UK'. Dr Barnes is an Associate Professor at University College London. Her research focuses on the politics of taxation in advanced industrial democracies, at the intersection of comparative politics, political economy and political behaviour.

MET Seminar: Shasi Nandeibam

17:00 - 18:00 20 February 2019

Title: State Dependent Sharing and Efficiency in Teams Info: University of Bath,

Mitchell centre seminar series

16:00 - 17:30 20 February 2019

Naim Bro Khomasi, University of Cambridge The impact of Kinship Networks on Party Formation and Civil War Alignments in Nineteenth-Century Chile Using social network analysis I map the kinship ties among all 1,449 members of the political elites of Chile in the period 1828-1894, including all parliamentarians and ministers. I use community..

Morgan Centre seminar: Bringing writing and drawing back together (Manuel Joao Ramos)

11:00 - 13:00 20 February 2019

Anthropologist Manuel João Ramos will be joining us from the University Institute of Lisbon to talk about his parallel life as an illustrator and sketcher and his newly reissued book ‘Of Hairy Kings and Saintly Slaves: An Ethiopian Travelogue’. Tim Ingold has described Manuel’s book in the following glowing terms: ‘Sketchbook in han..

Inequalities in hearing and visual health

13:00 - 16:00 21 February 2019

You are invited to a free seminar on Inequalities in hearing and visual health, starting at 1pm with a free networking lunch. Hearing and vision difficulties are very common among older adults. Untreated hearing and vision problems lead to poor psychosocial well-being, poorer quality of life, reduced independence, social isolation, stigmatizat..

Social Anthropology Seminar - Dr Tom Boylston – University of Edinburgh

16:00 - 18:00 25 February 2019

Social Anthropology Seminar Monday, 25th February 2019 Dr Tom Boylston – University of Edinburgh “ Religion as a Problem of Distraction : Ecologies of Attention in Addis Ababa” This paper discusses contemporary Orthodox Christian revival in Ethiopia from two perspectives: the ascetic cultivation of attention to God through fasting,..

Package Factories: Warehouses as New places For Contemporary Working-class (David Gaborieau)

17:30 - 26 February 2019

The backstage of contemporary capitalism is a vast logistical network through which goods and materials pass from one end of the planet to the other. In order to produce this circulation, thousands of workers are involved in warehouses, these big cubes made of corrugated iron that can be seen along the highways. By observing from the inside..