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Research seminars

We run a regular programme of seminars within the Faculty of Arts and Humanities, sharing our latest research and inviting guest speakers to do the same. Take a closer look at upcoming events, and check back regularly to see the updated list of seminars taking place. 

2018/2019 Schedule

  • Communications, Media and Culture
    When Where Speaker(s) Subject
    24 January 2018, 1 - 3:00pm Pathfoot Room D1 Suzy Angus and Janieann McCracken (Stirling) 'Pathfoot Sounds...':  Revealing Pathfoot Building through sound
    31 January 2018, 1 - 3:00pm Pathfoot Room D1 Professor Christopher Anderson (Leeds) 

    Apostles of Certainty:  The History of Data Journalism and the Politics of Doubt

    Plus Short Presentation by Eddy Borges Rey (Stirling) on data journalism in Vietnam

    14 February 2018, 3 - 5:00pm Pathfoot Room D1 Professor Michele Aaron (Warwick) in conversation with Steve Chinn (Stirling). Chaired by Alenka Jelen-Sanchez Cancer and terminal illness in film and culture
    28 February 2018, 1 - 3:00pm Pathfoot Room D1 Dr Anat Pick and Dr Lucy Bolton (Queen Mary, University of London) 'Attention' in Simone Weil and Iris Murdoch:  the concept, the overlap, and the potential for a new ethics of looking at film
    7 March 2018, 1 - 3:00pm Pathfoot Room D1 Dr Juana Suárez (NYU Tisch School of the Arts) Colombian cinema in the diaspora
    21 March 2018, 1 - 3:00pm Pathfoot Room D1 Katherine Champion (Stirling) and Lisa Kelly (Glasgow) Nurturing Scottish Screen Industries Talent:  The Case of Outlander
        John Williamson (Glasgow) Music on Scottish television since the 1950s 

    All welcome. For further information, please contact Maria Velez-Serna on maria.velezserna@stir.ac.uk.

  • History and Politics

    Spring 2019

    When

    Where Speaker(s) Subject
    Wednesday 6 February 2019, 4 - 5:30pm Pathfoot Room C1/2 Prof Kerem Oktem (University of Graz, Austria)  'Atatürk in Yehud: Turkish Jews between Zionism, Kemalism, and political Islam'
    Wednesday 13 February 2019, 3:00-4.30pm Pathfoot Room C25 Dr Veith Selk (Technische Universität Darmstadt, Germany) “Populism and the Politics of Retro-Democracy”
    Wednesday 6 March 2019, 4-5:30pm Pathfoot Room C1/2 Dr Kirsten Haack (Northumbria University, UK)  'Do women leaders in global governance matter? IR feminism and political change'
    Wednesday 13 March 2019, 4 - 5:30pm Pathfoot Room C1/2 Dr Tomáš Weiss (Charles University and the University of Cambridge, UK)  'The Impact of Brexit on the Czech Approach to the European Union’s Common Security and Defence Policy'
    Wednesday 3 April 2019, 4-5:30pm Pathfoot Room C1/2 Dr Uta Balbier (King’s College London, UK)

    'Billy Graham’s revival campaigns in Europe and the United States in the 1950s and 1960s'

    Past Sessions

    Wednesday 19 September 2018, 4 - 5:30pm

    Pathfoot Room C1/2 Dr Gareth Atkins (Queens’ College, University of Cambridge, UK) ‘Who is Your Favourite Character from History?' Charles Kingsley's Bible’
    Wednesday 17 October 2018, 4 - 5:30pm Pathfoot Room C1/2 Dr Alessandro Isoni (University of Salento, Italy) ‘From a forest of policies to a Forest Strategy: the EU Action Plan for Forests’
    Wednesday 31 October 2018, 2 - 3:30pm Pathfoot Room C1/2 Dr Linda Wallbott (Technische Universität Darmstadt, Germany) 'Global standards and local realities: challenges and opportunities for sustainable agriculture and coffee production in Costa Rica and Vietnam'
    Wednesday 14 November 2018, 1.30-3:00pm Pathfoot Room C1/2

    Dr Megan Black (London School of Economics, UK)

    'From Settler Colonialism to Global Power: The US Department of the Interior’s Pursuit of Minerals in the World'

     

    All members of staff and postgraduates in other Faculties are most welcome to attend.

  • Law and Philosophy
    When Where Speaker(s) Subject
    17 January 2019, 4.15pm - 6pm Pathfoot Room C1 Laura Gow (Liverpool)              

    Is Amodal Perception really Perceptual?

    24 January 2019, 4.15pm - 6pm Pathfoot Room C1 Tommaso Piazza (Pavia)            Perceptual Seemings, Epistemic Overdetermination, and Defeat
    31 January 2019, 4.15pm - 6pm Pathfoot Room C1 Elinor Mason (Edinburgh)          Taking the Blame (Ambivalence and Ambiguity in Apology)
    7 February 2019, 4.15pm - 6pm Pathfoot Room C1 Indrek Reiland (Edinburgh)           Meaningfulness, Conventions, and Rules
    14 February 2019, 4.15pm - 6pm Pathfoot Room C1 Franz Berto (St. Andrews)       The Theory of Topic-Sensitive International Modals
    28 February 2019, 4.15pm - 6pm Pathfoot Room C1 Margot Sthrominger (Oxford)  Offline Belief and Belief in Conditionals
    7 March 2019, 4.15pm - 6pm Pathfoot Room C1 Cressida Gaugroker (Oxford)          Privacy and the Importance of 'Getting Away With It'
    14 March 2019, 4.15pm - 6pm Pathfoot Room C1 Martin Kusch (Vienna)                  Epistemological Anarchism Meets Epistemic Voluntarism:
    Feyerabend's Against Method and van Fraassen's The Empirical Stance
    21 March 2019, 4.15pm - 6pm Pathfoot Room C1 Anne Meylan (Basel)                     Doxastic Divergence and the Problem of Comparability. Pragmatism Defended Further.
    28 March 2019, 4.15pm - 6pm Pathfoot Room C1 Robert Trueman (York)                 TBC
    4 April 2019, 4.15pm - 6pm Pathfoot Room C1 Alastair Wilson (Birmingham)            

     

  • Literature and Languages
    When Where Speaker(s) Subject
    24 January 2018, 1- 2:00pm Pathfoot Room C25 Anne Coldiron (St Andrews) Beyond 'Proto-Feminism:  Myths, Morals and Military History in the Englished Works of Christine de Pizan
    7 February 2018, 1 - 2:00pm Pathfoot Room C23 Inés Ordiz (Stirling) The Feminine (Un)Real: Contemporary Gothic Written by Women in Latin American and Spain and Peter Baker (Stirling), Transcultural Cinema and Indigenous Media in Latin America
    7 March 2018, 1 - 2:00pm Pathfoot Room C23 Claire Squires (Stirling) Serious Fun: Gaming the Book Festival and Will Smith
    21 March 2018, 1 - 2:00pm Pathfoot Room C23 Alison Wiggins (Glasgow) Archives and Writing Lives
    4 April 2018, 1 - 2:00pm Pathfoot Room C23 Fanny Lacôte, Kate Moffatt, Aleix Tura Vecino

    Fanny Lacôte - The Doctoral Session: French Translations of Gothic Novels During the French Revolution

    Kate Moffatt - Screening the Precariat: Approaching Racial Politics in Contemporary Nordic Cinema

    Aleix Tura Vecino - TBC

    For more information contact Kelsey Jackson Williams at k.j.williams@stir.ac.uk

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