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. 

2020/2021 schedule

When Where Speaker(s) Subject
22 January 2020, 1.30-3pm Pathfoot C7 Steven Buchanan (Stirling) The information behaviours of maximum security prisoners: Insights into self-protective behaviours and unmet needs
12 February 2020, 1.30-3pm Pathfoot C7 Darren Elliott-Smith (Stirling)

Queer fears: New Queer Horror Film and TV

11 March 2020, 1.30-3pm Pathfoot C7 Tori Canning (East Anglia) The (re)production of gender in youth taste cultures
18 March 2020, 1-3pm (part 1) Pathfoot D1 Bernadine Jones (Stirling)

The Struggle Narrative: the African National Congress’ quest for narrative hegemony in South Africa’s news media

18 March 2020, 1-3pm (part 2) Pathfoot D1 Dominic Hinde (Queen Margaret University)

Populism and journalistic work: A newsroom ethnography of the Swedish immigration debate

8 April 2020, 1.30-3pm Pathfoot C7 Abbas Faghih Khorasani (Tehran University)

Technological movement against the environmental damages of industrial development: A case study of water supply in Yazd, Iran

All welcome. For further information, please contact Maria Velez-Serna on

Wednesday 21 October 2020, 13:30-15:00 Virtual

Speakers: Professor Annette Boaz (Kingston); Jonathan Breckon (Director, Alliance for Useful Evidence), Professor Paul Cairney (Stirling), Dr Megan Dee (Stirling)

Chair: Dr Sean Kippin (Stirling)

Evidence-informed policy, politics and performance: what works now in a COVID era?
Wednesday 4 November 2020, 16:00-17:30 Virtual

Speaker: Dr Nick Shepherd (Department of Archaeology and Heritage, University of Aarhus)

Respondents: Dr Chiara Bonacchi, Dr Stephen Bowman, Dr Clemens Hoffmann (Stirling)

Chair: Professor Sian Jones (Stirling)
Aft the #fall: the shadow of Cecil Rhodes at the University of Capetown
Wednesday 18 November 2020, 16:00-17:30 Virtual

Speakers: Dr Phia Steyn, Dr Phil Slavin, Dr Jim Smyth (Stirling)

Chairs: Gyorgy Toth, Calum Cunningham (Stirling)
Public health in ideas and practices across the ages
Wednesday 17 February 2021, 13:00-14:30 Virtual – email Megan Dee for link

Speakers: Dr Nina Reiners (Universität Potsdam), Dr Andrea Schapper (Stirling) & Dr Megan Dee (Stirling)

Chair: Dr Domenico Carolei (Stirling)

Constellations, coalitions and constituencies: understanding new dynamics in global civil society advocacy
Wednesday 7 April 2021, 16:00-17:30 Virtual – email Sally Foster for link (issued automatically if you are on CEHP seminar mailing list)

Speaker: Professor Rebecca Madgin (Urban Studies, Glasgow)

Chair: Dr Jennie Morgan (Stirling)

Why does the past matter? Emotional attachments to historic urban places
Wednesday 14 April 2021, 16:00-17:30 Virtual - email Calum Cunningham for link

Speakers: Dr Alison Cathcart, Dr Tom Turpie, Dr Alastair Mann (Stirling)

Chairs: Calum Cunningham, Sarah Harper (Stirling)
Beyond parliament: sources and ways of wielding power in late medieval and early modern Scotland

Anyone is most welcome to attend.

When Where Speaker(s)
21 January 2021 Microsoft Teams Lisa Herzog (Philosophy, Groningen)
28 January 2021 Microsoft Teams Julia Staffel (Philosophy, Colorado)
04 February 2021 Microsoft Teams Anton Ford (Philosophy, Chicago)
11 February 2021 Microsoft Teams Silvia de Toffoli (Philosophy, Princeton)
18 February 2021 Microsoft Teams

Kevin Zollman (Philosophy, Carnegie Mellon)

04 March 2021 Microsoft Teams Anna Stilz (Philosophy, Princeton)
11 March 2021 Microsoft Teams Matt Boyle (Philosophy, Chicago)
18 March 2021 Microsoft Teams Beri Marusic (Philosophy, Edinburgh)
25 March 2021 Microsoft Teams Matthias Haase (Philosophy, Chicago)
01 April 2021 Microsoft Teams Michael Thompson (Philosophy, Pittsburgh)
08 April 2021 Microsoft Teams Alice Walla Pinheiro (Philosophy, Bayreuth)

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When Where Speaker(s) Subject

Wednesday, 22 January 2020, 1-2pm

Pathfoot Room C21 Dr Liana Saif (Warburg Institute)

“Aristotle the Mage:The Strange World of the Pseudo-Aristotelian Hermetica”

Wednesday, 5 February 2020, 1-2 pm

Pathfoot Room C21

Dr Sarah Lightman (Artist, Curator, Eisner Award Winner)

The Book of Sarah and The Life of Sarah”

Wednesday, 26 February 2020, 1-2pm

Pathfoot Room C21

Dr Maeve McCusker (Queen’s University, Belfast)

“Death in Paradise: killing the béké in recent Antillean ‘crime’ fiction”

Wednesday, 1 April 2020, 1-2.30 pm

Pathfoot Room C21

Conner Allen, Helena Markou, Christina Neuwirth, and Jennifer Robertson (Stirling)

Postgraduate Session

Wednesday, 22 April 2020, 1-2pm

Pathfoot Room C21

Dr Sean Matthews, University of Nottingham

“T S Eliot, D H Lawrence and the Invention of American Literature”

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