News and Events from the School of Social Sciences
7th Saudi Student Conference
As part of their ‘What is History Module’ students on the BA History programme visited the FCO to learn about historical and archival work
A fresh look at the history and memory of the Second World War
‘Religious Integration in the UK’
“Organising scholarly networks: perspectives from history and public policy”
Latest News from our Departments
Experts speak at child science and psy-expertise CRIMA workshop
Brunel University was host to interdisciplinary experts from around the world for the Centre for Research in International Medical Anthropology’s workshop on May 30th.
The rise of child science and psy-expertise brought together anthropologists, sociologists, and historians of child and adolescent psy-expertise to explore the ways in which child science has evolved in diverse socio-cultural contexts in the 20th and early 21st Centuries.
Keynote speakers at the event included Professor Allan Young from McGill University, Professor Rayna Rapp from New York University, and Professor Richard Rechtman from EHESS... continue reading
International Responses to Piracy Workshop at Leading Institute
Dr Anja Shortland and Dr Matthew Rablen will be presenting their joint research on ransom negotiations with Somali pirates on 25th September. The research workshop based at The International Institute for Strategic Studies (IISS) will be presented to an audience of naval commanders, diplomats and private sector representatives.
Making it easier to be British
Varun Uberoi and Tariq Modood are presenting findings from their research to policy makers at a House of Lords ESRC Festival of Science seminar. Their research argues that despite the obituaries of multiculturalism there has been a multiculturalist advance as where once leading politicians objected to the multiculturalist goal of making Britishness more inclusive of ethnic minorities they often no longer do. Published in Political Studies, their article is available by clicking on the first link below and the second link is to a short version published by the Huffington Post.
Dr. Guido Orgs to give a talk at the Ashmolean Museum in Oxford on March 21
Dr. Guido Orgs (a neuroscientist and dancer) to give a talk at the Ashmolean Museum in Oxford on March 21 at a special event entitled: "Choreography as a meeting point for art and science". Together with Matthias Sperling (choreographer and dance artist) he will address such questions as: How does our brain process movement? How do our own experiences affect our observations and judgement of human movement? They will discuss the connections between movement, choreography and perception, considered from the perspectives of performers and viewers, as part of Reactions - a week-long festival of events exploring the opportunities, tensions and overlaps between science and the arts. Reactions is developed and hosted by the Oxford University Museums and Collections.
This event is part of a series of events between Siobhan Davies Dance and the Ashmolean Museum in 2014.
New Interdisciplinery 'Cost of Living' blog
A new interdisciplinary blog 'Cost of Living' http://www.cost-ofliving.net/ has been launched in collaboration with the Open University and University of Essex.
Dr Lesley Henderson, contributing editor (Co-Director, Centre for Culture, Media and Regulation) explains: “The blog, funded by the Medical Sociology Group/BSA, is aimed at facilitating public engagement in Sociology from a wide readership across politics/economics/sociology". It provides a vibrant mix of topical comments, analytical features and contemporary reviews. Articles will address both enduring questions in health and more immediate concerns – anyone interested in contributing (350-1000 words) should consult the author guidelines on the blog or contact one of the editors.