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Events in October 2003

Date: October 2003

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7 October, 13.00-14.00

There is a welcome and introductory session for anyone curious about Science and Technology Studies - particularly those from other areas of study. John Law will give a short talk, followed by questions and discussion.

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14 October, 16.00 - 19.30

CeMoRe Seminar Series

Inaugural Workshop: Mobilities, Migrations, Identities

Speakers: Prof. Martin Blinkhorn and Dr. Stephen Constantine (History) 'Gibraltar: Identities Present and Past'

Dr. Anne-Marie Fortier (Sociology) 'Rethinking Diaspora and Hybridity in a Mobile World'

Dr. Mimi Sheller (Sociology) 'Demobilising and Remobilising the Caribbean'

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14 October, 14.00-16.00

Postgraduate Research Seminar

Getting Started - organising the range of tasks involved

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15 October, 13.00-15.00

Kai Erikson, Professor of Sociology and American Studies at Yale University

'Reflections on Disaster and Trauma'. The Discussant will be John Law of Lancaster's Sociology Department.

Enquiries should be directed to either John Welshman on 01524 592717 j.welshman@lancaster.ac.uk or Maggie Mort on 01524 594077 m.mort@lancaster.ac.uk This event is sponsored by the Institute for Health Research, The Centre for Science Studies and the NHS Health Development Agency.

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15 October, 16.00-17.30

Space Place & Boundaries Reading Group

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20 October, 16.30 - 19.30

Departmental Seminar

'Critical Perspectives on New Labour'

Speakers include:

Bob Jessop (Lancaster Sociology) Thatcherism with a Christian Socialist Face: Reflections on the Periodisation of Neo-Liberalism and it's Implications for New Labour

Jane Mulderrig (Lancaster Linguistics) 'A critical discourse analysis of New Labour education policy'

Richard Johnson (Cultural Studies Nottingham Trent - formerly Birmingham) Washington's Favourite: Blairism and the "Blood Price" of the International

Respondent: Maureen McNeil (Lancaster Women's Studies) Chair: Jackie Stacey (Sociology)

This will be followed by a buffet for the new and current postgraduates, and Associated Institutes and Departments

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22 October, 17.00-18.00

Space, Place & Boundaries Reading Group

The main reading will be: Sewell, William H. 2001. 'Space in Contentious Politics' in 'Silence and Voice in the Study of Contentious Politics_' edited by Aminzade, R. et al. Cambridge University Press. A supplemental article is included for your reference: Tilly, Charles. 2000. 'Spaces of Contention'. Mobilization: An International Journal 5(2): 135-159.

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23 October 15.00-17.00

Intersexions Reading Group - chapter 8 from Noises in the Blood. 'Slackness hiding from culture: erotic play in the dancehall': pp. 136-173. Copies will be available in Cartmel B69

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28 October, 13.00 - 14.00

Science & Technology Studies Seminar

John Law

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28 October, 14.00-16.00

Postgraduate Research Seminar

What is involved in research design for a PhD

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28 October, 16.15 - 18.30

Departmental Seminar

Dan Shapiro and Monika Büscher - "fieldworks: designing real virtuality"

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Who can attend: Anyone

 

Further information

Organising departments and research centres: Sociology

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