Archive for January, 2015

You are warmly invited to a research seminar this week by the Centre for South Asian Studies at Edinburgh University


Speaker: Shankar Jayaram (King’s Institute London)
Date: Thursday 5th February 2015
Venue: Seminar Room 1, Chrystal Macmillan Building, 15a George Square
Time: 4-5.30pm
Further details here: http://www.csas.ed.ac.uk/events/seminar_series/2014_2015/the_one_with_the_club_grabs_the_buffalo_hindi_proverb

ALL ARE WELCOME. We will convene afterwards for drinks in 56 North, Chapel Street

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‘Remembering Genocide: Are we doing it right?’

As part of the 70th anniversary of Auschwitz liberation, BBC iWonder has produced a guide on remembering genocide, which is definitely worth reading if you are interested in the topic: http://www.bbc.co.uk/guides/zp9m6sg

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#CommonDebate: Syriza – the beginning of a new Europe?

When: Wednesday 28th January, 7.30pm

Where: David Hume Lecture Theatre C, University of Edinburgh

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/events/875764695787725/?fref=ts

Syriza have sent shockwaves through the continent by becoming first anti-austerity government in the European Union. The success or failure of Syriza’s programme could not only determine the future of Greece but also shape the future of Europe too.

The Common Weal Policy Unit, part of the Common Weal think-tank and campaign group, has organised a debate to discuss the ideas of the Syriza party and whether they have the answers to solve Europe’s economic crisis and create a just and equal society. All welcome – there will be time for questions and contributions from the floor.

Speakers include:

Dr Myrto Tsakatika of Syriza Scotland and senior lecturer in politics at the University of Glasgow;

Professor Michael Keating, author and political science professor at the University of Aberdeen, specialising in European politics

Cat Boyd, Radical Independence Campaign co-founder and in Athens for the Greek general election;

Gordon Maloney, President of NUS Scotland who will also be in Greece for the election.

The event will be chaired by Peter McColl, Director of the Common Weal Policy Unit and Rector of the University of Edinburgh

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The deadline for the call for papers for the conference “Nations, history and comparison: a conference on historical sociology and the study of nationalism” University of Edinburgh, 14-15th of May, 2015, is Friday 30th of January.

The University of Edinburgh’s Ethnicity, Nationalism and National Identity Network (ENNIN), in association with the Historical and Comparative Sociology Study Group of the British Sociological Association invite abstracts for a two-day conference entitled “Nations, history and comparison: a conference on historical sociology and the study of nationalism”. This conference is part of the 50-year anniversary of Sociology at the University of Edinburgh, and will be held Thursday and Friday, May 14-15, 2015. The conference aims at providing a stimulating environment to exchange ideas and build networks in a welcoming setting that encourages interdisciplinary dialogue and approaches. One of the great strengths of historical sociology and the study of nationalism is the breadth of the fields and perspectives that they encompass, and we encourage submissions from all angles and topics which might fall within the frame of historical sociology or the study of nationalism. Topics might include but are not limited to: • Nationalism and Power • Nationalism and Violence • Why History matters • Methodology • Regional sections: Latin America, Middle East, South East Asia • Describing and Explaining Social Processes • New Directions in Historical Sociology • Bridging the gap between the Macro and Micro in Historical Sociology
Confirmed speakers include: • Professor Donald Bloxham, School of History, Classics and Anthropology, University of Edinburgh • Professor Lindsay Paterson, Department of Social Policy, University of Edinburgh
• Professor Roland Dannreuther, Dean of the Faculty of Social Sciences and Humanities, University of Westminster • Professor Jonathan Hearn, Department of Sociology, University of Edinburgh
We invite abstracts of 250-300 words to be e-mailed to ennin.rg@ed.ac.uk by Thursday, January 30th 2015. The proposals should include your name, contact details and institutional affiliation. Final decisions and general registration for the conference will begin in February.

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