Events in Arts and Social Sciences

LRDG: The Hidden Curriculum of Online Learning: Discourses of Whiteness, Social Absence, and Inequity

Date: Tuesday 22 May 2018, 13:00

This weeks LRDG talk will be by Murat Oztok, who will talk about: The Hidden Curriculum of Online Learning: Discourses of Whiteness, Social Absence, and Inequity

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‘The Critical Subject’ Symposium

Date: Wednesday 23 May 2018, 12:00

This symposium will explore the possibilities that exist for critical writing to engage with a variety of forms and genres: essayism, fiction, dramatic dialogue and creative translation to name a few. It will seek to redefine the gap between theoretical and creative writing as a space for new critical and theoretical intervention. Jointly run with the Department of Languages & Culture.

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Reading the Papers: Informal Lunchtime discussion of recent articles from Staff in the Sociology Department

Date: Wednesday 23 May 2018, 12:00

Join Jasmine Fledderjohann in a discussion of her recent research. Free Pizza. No need to read the paper in advance. All students and staff are welcome. Details to follow

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SLLAT: Dynamic development of motivation and Willingness To Communicate (WTC) during two L2 lessons

Date: Wednesday 23 May 2018, 12:00

This SLLAT talk will be delivered by Giulia Sulis, Joanna Davidson (LAEL) and Marije Michel (Utrecht University) on 'Dynamic development of motivation and Willingness To Communicate (WTC) during two L2 lessons'.

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‘The Critical Subject’ Symposium

Date: Wednesday 23 May 2018, 12:00

This symposium will explore the possibilities that exist for critical writing to engage with a variety of forms and genres: essayism, fiction, dramatic dialogue and creative translation to name a few. It will seek to redefine the gap between theoretical and creative writing as a space for new critical and theoretical intervention.

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Conceptualising Religion in Political Conflicts: the case of the Russian-Ukrainian Crisis

Date: Wednesday 23 May 2018, 16:00

The paper contributes to the debates on the role of religion in contemporary political conflicts by focusing on the ongoing Russian-Ukrainian crisis. It suggests that we need more inclusive and sophisticated conceptualisations of religion beyond its institutional expressions to capture a variety of ways in which its multifaceted manifestations can be significant factors in these conflicts. It also calls for returning to Durkheim’s legacy of conceptualising the 'sacred' that, considering the current changes in religion, can no longer be seen as embodied in religious institutions.

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Environment and Society coffee meetings

Date: Thursday 24 May 2018, 12:00

LEC and Sociology are organising Environment and Society coffee meetings again this term! All welcome! Tea and coffee provided. An informal, cross-faculty gathering of staff and students interested in environment and society issues, hosted by the Centre for the Study of Environmental Change. We meet in the open kitchen/seating area on Sociology’s B floor corridor furthest away from University House. Once in Bowland North, walk through to the courtyard with trees and head into the far right hand corner (North West corner if you’ve got a compass!), up the stairs to B Floor and the kitchen is there.

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An Evening Jennifer Nansubuga Makumbi and Naomi Kruger

Date: Tuesday 29 May 2018, 19:00

An evening of conversation and readings with department alumni, Jennifer Nansubuga Makumbi and Naomi Kruger.

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Co-design for Health and Wealth : bid writing workshops

Date: Wednesday 30 May 2018, 09:00

This is an invitation to attend one or a number of workshop events to enable the formation of collaborations and bid applications in the area of health, wellbeing and prosperity with a general focus on the Blackburn area. Funded by Lancaster University through its Strategic HEIF fund, we want to create a ‘bloom’ of new projects and funding in this area.

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CILHR Seminar Series - Dr Kristofer Erikson

Date: Wednesday 30 May 2018, 12:00

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SLLAT: Investigating peer interaction in computer supported collaborative L2 writing. An eye-tracking and stimulated recall study

Date: Wednesday 30 May 2018, 12:00

This SLLAT talk will be delivered by Laura Stiefenhofer (LAEL) on 'Investigating peer interaction in computer supported collaborative L2 writing. An eye-tracking and stimulated recall study'.

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Reading the Papers: Informal Lunchtime discussion of 2 recent articles by colleagues in the Sociology Department

Date: Wednesday 30 May 2018, 12:00

Join Maxigas and Emma Palmer in a discussion of their recent research. Free Pizza. No need to read the papers in advance. All students and staff are welcome. Details to follow

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Seminar series - 30.5.18 CANCELLED

Date: Wednesday 30 May 2018, 12:30

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Putting Satan at the Center of Contemporary Global Christianity

Date: Wednesday 30 May 2018, 16:00

In this seminar, I will lay out the first chapter of my book-in-progress, Blame Satan: Spiritual Warfare and Contemporary Global Christianity. I will first describe scenes from my research field: Brazil, Nigeria and the United States, the world’s three most evangelical countries. I will then explain the significance of contemporary global Christianity, tackling the challenge of defining it and identifying the problems with the terms we use (Pentecostal, evangelical, charismatic, etc.). Next, I will argue that the best way to define the new global Christianity is to put Satan at the center, because it is the focus on spiritual warfare — the omnipresent, ongoing battle between God and the Devil — that is the common thread across churches and countries. Finally, I will address the significance of this argument for understanding the secular, the material, and the transcendent. As I am writing this book for a broad scholarly audience, I encourage non-specialists to attend.

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20th Iredell Lecture - Professor Michael Lobban

Date: Wednesday 30 May 2018, 18:00

The 20th Iredell Lecture in Law and History takes place on 30th May.

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Reading the Papers: Informal Lunchtime discussion of recent articles by colleagues in the Sociology Department

Date: Wednesday 06 June 2018, 12:00

Join Joanna Kostka in a discussion of her recent research. Free Pizza. No need to read the papers in advance. All students and staff are welcome. Details to follow

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Seminar series - 6.6.18 title tbc

Date: Wednesday 06 June 2018, 12:30

The seminar on Wednesday 6th June 2018 will be presented by Professor Don Passey, Department of Educational Research, Lancaster University.

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Bridging Beliefs and Practices: religious belief held as an artefact

Date: Wednesday 06 June 2018, 16:00

In contemporary study of religion there is a gap between research of religious beliefs, on the one hand, and investigation of religious practices, on the other. The former is investigated in philosophy of religion, while the latter is investigated in religious anthropology, ethnology and other empirical disciplines. The investigations cease to study any link between religious beliefs and religious practices. In this talk I will strive to bridge this gap on an example of doctrinal belief. Doctrinal belief poses a puzzle: on the one hand, philosophy and theology often deem knowing it essential for belonging to religious traditions. On the other hand, empirical facts as theological incorrectness and disinterest of common believers in the content of doctrines show that people often do not understand the content of doctrines and do not care about getting it right. How can we understand the role doctrines play in lived religion? As I will show, in lived religion doctrine is often treated as a sacred artefact (for example, as an icon). It is held without proper understanding of its propositional contents, but with a reverence and a strong adherence to them. Thus, what is considered to belong to the domain of mental states and their propositional content (doctrinal belief), in lived religion is treated similarly to a material object of religious practice.

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Images and Representations of Welfare over time: Seminar 1

Date: Tuesday 12 June 2018, 10:00

In the seventy years following the birth of the welfare state, and through the current moment of welfare state retrenchment and contraction, we have seen welfare, post-welfare and anti-welfare imaginaries be constructed and circulated across multiple media, including film, television, newspaper and magazine publication, animation and across digital and social media. While future seminars will look to the present day (seminar 2) and the future (seminar 3) this first seminar will look back to the past to consider images and representations over time. As well as contributions from a fantastic range of speakers (see below), the seminar will include a zine-making session led by Jean McEwan from Wur Bradford and an optional lunchtime 'welfare walkshop' around the city - a guided walk that maps the welfare architecture of Lancaster.

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Staying with Speculation: Natures, Futures, Politics Knowledge Exchange Symposium 13 & 14th June 2018, Lancaster University

Date: Wednesday 13 June 2018, 09:00

In the past decade, speculation has become an increasingly widespread concept in disciplines across the sciences, arts and humanities. Its applications are as diverse as designing urban futures, studying geological phenomena and imagining future participatory politics. That speculative methods and practices often place importance on unpredictability would seem to make the approach unattractive to planning and design. However, speculation is increasingly deployed in shaping environments, policies, cultures and products in direct ways. As a consequence, there is growing interest in disparate, but often overlapping, conceptual, theoretical and practical elements of speculative research methods. As this cross-disciplinary pool of research about speculation grows, questions emerge about its potential, as well as its concrete ramifications.

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SLLAT: An impact of students’ interpersonal relationships on their opportunities for language development in an EAL classroom in Thailand

Date: Wednesday 13 June 2018, 12:00

This SLLAT talk will be delivered by Chongrak Sitthirak (LAEL) on 'An impact of students’ interpersonal relationships on their opportunities for language development in an EAL classroom in Thailand'.

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Seminar series - 13.6.18 tbc

Date: Wednesday 13 June 2018, 12:30

Presenter tbc

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Under Construction: 2018 Degree Show

Date: Tuesday 19 June 2018, 11:00

When spaces are under construction they are transient, dynamic and full of potential, a state which parallels the ebb and flow of our work and our development through university.

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Under Construction: 2018 Fine Art Degree Show Opening Event

Date: Tuesday 19 June 2018, 18:00

When spaces are under construction they are transient, dynamic and full of potential, a state which parallels the ebb and flow of our work and our development through university.

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Under Construction: 2018 Degree Show

Date: Wednesday 20 June 2018, 11:00

When spaces are under construction they are transient, dynamic and full of potential, a state which parallels the ebb and flow of our work and our development through university.

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Seminar series - “Oi. Dancing boy”: exploring the limits of movement and masculinity

Date: Wednesday 20 June 2018, 12:30

The seminar on Wednesday 20th June 2018 will be presented by Chris Marlow, Department of Educational Research, Lancaster University.

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Under Construction: 2018 Degree Show

Date: Thursday 21 June 2018, 11:00

When spaces are under construction they are transient, dynamic and full of potential, a state which parallels the ebb and flow of our work and our development through university.

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LTRG: An investigation of young EFL learners’ writing scripts

Date: Thursday 21 June 2018, 15:00

This weeks Language Testing Research Group talk will be by Karmen Pižorn, University of Ljubljana, Slovenia, who will talk about: An investigation of young EFL learners’ writing scripts

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Under Construction: 2018 Degree Show

Date: Friday 22 June 2018, 11:00

When spaces are under construction they are transient, dynamic and full of potential, a state which parallels the ebb and flow of our work and our development through university.

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Under Construction: 2018 Degree Show

Date: Saturday 23 June 2018, 11:00

When spaces are under construction they are transient, dynamic and full of potential, a state which parallels the ebb and flow of our work and our development through university.

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Lancaster Summer Schools In Corpus Linguistics

Date: Monday 25 June 2018, 09:00

CASS is pleased to offer three free training events that cover the techniques of corpus linguistics and their application in three different areas.

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Under Construction: 2018 Degree Show

Date: Monday 25 June 2018, 11:00

When spaces are under construction they are transient, dynamic and full of potential, a state which parallels the ebb and flow of our work and our development through university.

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Under Construction: 2018 Degree Show

Date: Tuesday 26 June 2018, 11:00

When spaces are under construction they are transient, dynamic and full of potential, a state which parallels the ebb and flow of our work and our development through university.

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Making Sense of Coercive Control Conference

Date: Wednesday 27 June 2018, 10:30

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Under Construction: 2018 Degree Show

Date: Wednesday 27 June 2018, 11:00

When spaces are under construction they are transient, dynamic and full of potential, a state which parallels the ebb and flow of our work and our development through university.

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SLLAT: Reading Comprehension of 11-year-old EFL students and the medium of presentation: paper versus animated e-books

Date: Wednesday 27 June 2018, 13:00

This SLLAT talk will be delivered by Karmen Pižorn (Llubljana) on 'Reading Comprehension of 11-year-old EFL students and the medium of presentation: paper versus animated e-books'.

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Under Construction: 2018 Degree Show

Date: Thursday 28 June 2018, 11:00

When spaces are under construction they are transient, dynamic and full of potential, a state which parallels the ebb and flow of our work and our development through university.

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Under Construction: 2018 Degree Show

Date: Friday 29 June 2018, 11:00

When spaces are under construction they are transient, dynamic and full of potential, a state which parallels the ebb and flow of our work and our development through university.

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Under Construction: 2018 Degree Show

Date: Saturday 30 June 2018, 11:00

When spaces are under construction they are transient, dynamic and full of potential, a state which parallels the ebb and flow of our work and our development through university.

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Intellectual Party/Summer Conference

Date: Monday 02 July 2018, 09:00

Lancaster’s Intellectual Party/Summer Conference is a fantastic opportunity to meet with research students from around the world, discuss your work in a friendly and encouraging environment and engage with some of Lancaster’s renowned academic staff. The Intellectual Party is more than just another conference – it combines academic challenge with a lot of fun as well!

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Students & Teachers English Language Workshop

Date: Monday 02 July 2018, 11:00

How can corpora, large electronic collections of language samples, make your teaching of English language even better? What can your students themselves do with corpora to study, say, language and gender? These are some of the questions that will be answered in the one-day workshop we are organising for Sixth Formers and their teachers.

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Borders and Boundaries 2018: Debating the limits and possibilities of Education

Date: Tuesday 03 July 2018, 09:30

The Department of Educational Research invite international speakers every summer, and this year we are opening the event up to invite critical interdisciplinary scholars to engage in a range of events which bring together our three research centres. This year’s theme is Borders and Boundaries, which will be unpacked by our internationally renowned speakers and a programme of conference presentations on July 3rd and 4th at Lancaster University.

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LAEL Postgraduate Conference 2018

Date: Thursday 12 July 2018, 09:00

We are pleased to announce the 13th Lancaster University International Postgraduate Conference in Linguistics and Language Teaching which will take place at Lancaster University on Thursday, 12 July 2018.

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Language Testing at Lancaster Course

Date: Monday 16 July 2018, 09:00

The Language Testing at Lancaster (LTL) course is for those individuals or teams whose work or personal interests involve them in language test construction and development at the local or national level.

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Chinese Summer School (Week 1)

Date: Monday 23 July 2018, 09:30

Chinese Summer School for young learners, with little or no prior knowledge of Mandarin and Chinese culture, introduces Chinese culture and basic Chinese language through lessons, songs, crafts and playing games.

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Chinese Summer School (Week 2)

Date: Monday 30 July 2018, 09:30

Chinese Summer School for young learners, with little or no prior knowledge of Mandarin and Chinese culture, introduces Chinese culture and basic Chinese language through lessons, songs, crafts and playing games.

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Representing Pain: Narrative & Fragments - A symposium at Lancaster University

Date: Friday 17 August 2018, 09:00

The Symposium is part of the AHRC-funded research network Translating Chronic Pain, which is exploring challenges pain experience poses to traditional narrative representation, and the value of rethinking narrativity or embracing unconventional or fragmentary narrative forms. The symposium will explore broad debates around narrativity in medical humanities, the potential of short-form narration or unconventional forms of illness narration, the positivity imperative in illness narration, challenges of chronic pain representation, and the way ‘entanglements’ with fields such as disability studies or trauma theory may enrich critical medical humanities approaches to these questions.

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Lancaster Disability Studies Conference 2018

Date: Tuesday 11 September 2018, 10:00

The Lancaster Disability Studies conference brings together researchers, practitioners, policy makers and activists from around the world, to share and debate research, ideas and developments in disability studies.

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ASMCF Annual Conference 2018: New Forms of Expression in the French and Francophone Worlds

Date: Thursday 13 September 2018, 09:00

The 2018 annual conference of the Association for the Study of Modern and Contemporary France (ASMCF) will take place at Lancaster University from 13-14 September 2018.

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