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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.

Morgan Centre seminar: Nothing to write home about: personal stories of unlived experience (Susie Scott)

12:00 - 14:00 22 January 2020

Speaker: Professor Susie Scott (University of Sussex) Stories of identity tend to be based on positive, or ‘lived’ experience, but what happens if we turn over the mirror? Applying my theory of the sociology of nothing, this paper explores the narrative phenomenology of negative, unlived experience. That is, how people feel about the thin..

Social Anthropology Seminar - Dr Caroline M. Parker – University of Manchester

16:00 - 18:00 27 January 2020

Social Anthropology Seminar Monday, 27th of January 2020 Dr Caroline M. Parker – University of Manchester Carceral Livelihoods in Puerto Rico Dr Caroline M. Parker will present findings from her on-going book project, “Carceral Livelihoods in Puerto Rico” an ethnography of self-help drug rehabilitation centers in Puerto Rico. The boo..

Social Anthropology Seminar - Professor Thomas Stodulka

16:00 - 18:00 03 February 2020

Social Anthropology Seminar Monday, 3rd of February 2020 Professor Thomas Stodulka University of Berlin Affective Scholarship, Emotional Economies, and The Coming of Age on the Streets of Java This talk discusses the potential of fieldworkers’ affects and emotions as epistemic processes of ethnographic knowledge construction. It highl..

Philosophy Research Seminar - Dr Wesley Buckwalter (Manchester)

15:10 - 16:50 05 February 2020

*Title: The Replication Crisis and Philosophy *Abstract: The replication crisis is perceived by many as one of the most significant threats to the reliability of research in cognitive science. Though news of the replication crisis has been dominated by social psychology, all signs indicate that it likely extends to several other fields. This..

Social Anthropology Seminar - Dr Alice Wilson

16:00 - 18:00 10 February 2020

Social Anthropology Seminar Monday, 10th of February 2020 Dr Alice Wilson University of Sussex Unofficial Commemoration Of Silenced Revolution In Dhufar, Oman Studies of commemoration have focused on contexts where governing authorities orchestrate commemoration, or tolerate new forms of commemoration in the wake of political aperture...

Social Anthropology Seminar - Dr Florian Muehlfield

16:00 - 18:00 17 February 2020

Social Anthropology Seminar Monday, 17th of February 2020 Dr Florian Muehlfield Ilia State University Title and Description of the talk to be added shortly Second Floor Boardroom 2.016 / 017 Arthur Lewis Building Time 4:15 to 6:00pm (Tea and coffee available outside the room from 4:00pm) ALL WELCOME!

Social Anthropology Seminar - Dr Lucy Lowe

16:00 - 18:00 24 February 2020

Social Anthropology Seminar Monday, 24th of February 2020 Dr Lucy Lowe University of Edinburgh Title and Description of talk to be added shortly Second Floor Boardroom 2.016 / 017 Arthur Lewis Building Time 4:15 to 6:00pm (Tea and coffee available outside the room from 4:00pm) ALL WELCOME!

MET Seminar - Fabrizio Adriani

17:00 - 18:00 26 February 2020

Info: University of Leicester, https://sites.google.com/site/fabrizioadriani/

Philosophy Research Seminar - Olly Spinney (Manchester)

15:10 - 16:50 26 February 2020

*Title: Bipolarity, Logical Truth, and the General Form of the Proposition *Abstract: Wittgenstein was, in his early period, committed to the principle of ‘bipolarity’. The principle states that it is constitutive of something’s possessing a sense that it be capable of truth and capable of falsehood. Commitment to the principle, therefo..

The Annual Arthur Lewis Lecture 2019

18:00 - 20:00 26 February 2020

The Arthur Lewis Lecture 2019, will be delivered by Sir Timothy John Besley (Tim) CBE FBA, School Professor of Economics and Political Science and Sir W. Arthur Lewis Professor of Development Economics at the London School of Economics It is now widely appreciated that an effective state is needed to support growth and development. This i..

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