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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

  • History and Politics

    Spring 2019


    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
    12 September 2019 TBC Margaret Gilbert (Irvine)   
    19 September 2019 TBC Paul Bloomfield (UConn)  
    26 September 2019 TBC Adrian Moore (Oxford)  
    3 October 2019 TBC Elizabeth Cripps (Edinburgh)  
    17 October 2019 TBC

    Daniel Whiting (Southampton)

    31 October 2019 TBC Catrin Campbell-Moore (Bristol)  
    7 November 2019 TBC Lucy Campbell (Warwick)  
    14 November 2019 TBC Johannes Roessler (Warwick)  
    21 November 2019 TBC Miriam Ronzoni (Manchester)  
    28 November 2019 TBC Craig French (Nottingham)  

     For further information, please contact

  • 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

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