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. 

2022/23 schedule

History, Heritage and Politics Seminars

Upcoming research seminars
Column one shows the subject, column two shows the speaker, column three shows when the seminar is and column four shows where the seminar is
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Heritage, landscape, palimpsests and movement: hidden stories and alternative narratives

Professor David Harvey (Aarhus University, Denmark)

Chair: Professor Sally Foster (University of Stirling)

Wednesday 21 September 2022

4pm to 5.30pm

Hybrid: C22 Pathfoot Building and online
American Slavery and Russian Serfdom in the Post-Emancipation Imagination

Dr Amanda Bellows (The New School, New York, USA)

Respondents:

  • Dr Thomas Marsden (University of Stirling)
  • Dr Gyorgy Toth (University of Stirling)

Wednesday 12 October 2022

4pm to 5.30pm

 
Hybrid: C23 Pathfoot Building and online  
"Negotiated Coexistence”: Indian and Chinese Engagement in the Global Governance of Peacebuilding

Speaker: Dr. Mona Adhikari, Lecturer in International Politics, University of Stirling
Chair: Professor Holger Nehring, Chair in Contemporary European History, University of Stirling

Abstract: A much-discussed theme in international relations is how emerging powers will engage with the declining liberal world order and its various governance regimes. This article examines the engagement of emergent powers with the regime of “peacebuilding.”

Empirically, it examines the interaction between India and China, with liberal peacebuilding projects in the peace processes of Nepal and Myanmar respectively. Departing from the theory that emergent powers either displace, or converge with, the liberal world order, this article argues that emergent powers have a “negotiated coexistence” with liberal peacebuilders. Despite competing motivations, this “coexistence” of liberal peacebuilders and emergent powers is negotiated, first, by the agency of conflict-affected states, who invoke plural forms of international engagement, to gain strategic advantage, and secondly, by limited interaction between the two, given the differences in their priorities and modalities of engagement.

The differences ensure that emergent powers operate in parallel, yet distinctly, from peacebuilders, rarely crossing each other's path. This limited interaction not only prevents this coexistence from degenerating into instances of potential contestation but also inhibits cooperation. Yet, when emergent powers view their economic and strategic interests being threatened by norms and practices of liberal peacebuilding projects, few instances of contestation emerge.

Wednesday 16 November 2022

12.30pm to 2pm

 
Hybrid: Room PH5, Pathfoot Building and Microsoft Teams
Writing, Building, Running, and Fighting for Freedom and Empire: Stirling History Alumni Book Research Projects

Chair: Dr Gyorgy Toth (University of Stirling)

Featuring: 

Wednesday December 7 2022

4pm to 5.45pm

Virtual: On Microsoft Teams
Burials and Power in Medieval Scotland

Chair: Dr Alison Cathcart (University of Stirling)

Featuring:

  • Burials at Dunfermline - Dr Michael Penman (University of Stirling)
  • The Stewarts and their many mausoleums - Dr Lucy Dean (University of the Islands and Highlands)
  • The Black Douglas burials as power reinforcement and networking in 14th and 15th century Scotland - Professor Richard Oram (University of Stirling)

 

Wednesday 5 April 2023

4pm to 5.35pm

Hybrid: Room TBC and online  

 

Philosophy

Upcoming research seminars
Column one shows the speaker, column two shows when the seminar is and column three shows where the seminar is
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Keith Allen (University of York) Thursday 22 September 2022

3.15pm - 5.00pm
Campus Central, room 3.04
Tina Rock (University of Dundee) Thursday 29 September 2022

3.15pm - 5.00pm
Campus Central, room 3.04
Leonie Smith (University of Manchester) Thursday 6 October 2022

3.15pm - 5.00pm
Campus Central, room 3.04
Max Hayward (University of Sheffield) Thursday 13 October 2022

3.15pm - 5.00pm
Campus Central, room 3.04
Justin D'Ambrosio (University of St Andrews) Thursday 20 October 2022

3.15pm - 5.00pm
Campus Central, room 3.04
Jessica Brown (University of St Andrews) Thursday 3 November 2022

3.15pm - 5.00pm
Campus Central, room 3.04
Rachael Wiseman (University of Liverpool) Thursday 10 November 2022

3.15pm - 5.00pm
Campus Central, room 3.04
Jonathan Way Thursday 17 November 2022

3.15pm - 5.00pm
Campus Central, room 3.04
Helen Steward (University of Leeds) Thursday 24 November 2022

3.15pm - 5.00pm
Campus Central, room 3.04
Bahram Assadian (University of Bristol) Thursday 1 December 2022

3.15pm - 5.00pm
Campus Central, room 3.04