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2008

School's Research Number One in Scotland

The 2008 Research Assessment Exercise results are out and we are far above the UK average. [18 Dec 2008]

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Journal of European Social Policy moves to Edinburgh

Social Policy group to host the Journal from January [12 Dec 2008]

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Credit Crunch Analysis

Edinburgh's Donald Mackenzie's article in the current issue of the London Review of Books describes How to Start a Hedge Fund. [04 Dec 2008]

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David Howarth awarded Jean Monnet Chair

Jean Monnet Chair funding from the European Commission has been awarded to Dr. David Howarth over the 2008-2011 period. [20 Nov 2008]

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PG Researcher makes Podcast appearance

Congratulations to Alex Beresford who is featured in the latest edition of the Africa Past & Present podcast. [10 Nov 2008]

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Press looks at Growing Up in Scotland

Lynn Jamieson's CRFR briefing on parenting, commenting on aspects of the second sweep of the Growing Up in Scotland survey, got significant press coverage over several days in October. [04 Nov 2008]

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Francesca Bray and colleagues win 2008 Sally Hacker Prize.

Francesca Bray is one of eleven authors of the 7-volume Technology in World History (ed. W. Bernard Carlson, Oxford University Press, 2005) which has just been awarded the Society for the History of Technology’s 2008 Sally Hacker Prize. [30 Oct 2008]

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Major EU funded research project on European migration policy completed

Researchers at Edinburgh recently completed a project on European migration policies [27 Oct 2008]

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Andrew Neal and Michael Dillon publish an edited volume on Foucault, politics, security and war

Andrew Neal has published a new edited volume entitled 'Foucault on Politics, Security and War', co-edited with Professor Michael Dillon of Lancaster University. [19 Oct 2008]

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ISSTI wins £150K contract from British Library

Understanding the Information Needs and Uses of Life Science. [10 Oct 2008]

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ESRC-funded project surveys 4,500 European Commission staff

An international team of scholars being co-organised by Prof. John Peterson in Edinburgh Politics and International Relations have launched their survey of around 4,500 staff at the European Commission. [02 Oct 2008]

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Michael Prince at the William Robertson Building

"Recent Constitutional Developments in Canada: Directions and Debates", Tuesday 30 September (4:30pm), Room G11, WRB. [29 Sep 2008]

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BARBARA EHRENREICH & JOE BAGEANT at the Chrystal Macmillan Building

UNMASKING THE AMERICAN MYTH at 7.30pm on Thursday, 18th September 2008, Seminar Rooms 1 & 2 (combined into one for this event) [17 Sep 2008]

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SSPS Researchers Take Lead in ICT and Development Research

The work of two SPS researchers, Tom Molony and Olga Morawczynski, has been included in a new report that lists the 20 most influential studies of mobile technologies in developing countries. [29 Aug 2008]

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Mrs Patsy Hodgson Retires

Mrs Patsy Hodgson, Head of School's Secretary, has recently retired from the University. [26 Aug 2008]

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Marina Marouda wins RAI Sutasoma Award 2008

Marina Marouda has won the RAI Sutasoma Award for 2008, for her PhD Lives Intimately Connected: The Dead and the Living in Contemporary Central Viet Nam. The Trustees state that the award recognizes the potentially outstanding merit of her research.  [21 Aug 2008]

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Edinburgh Territorial Politics Team wins ESRC Seminar Series Award

Wilfried Swenden and Nicola McEwen have won a prestigious award in the Economic and Social Research Council’s annual seminar series competition. [14 Aug 2008]

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Ananda Galappatti wins 2008 Ramon Magsaysay Award

Ananda Galappatti, who is studying for his PhD in Social Anthropology, has been awarded Asia's premier prize, the Ramon Magsaysay Award, for his outstanding work as a medical anthropologist in the aftermath of the 2004 tusnami in Sri Lanka.  [11 Aug 2008]

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Paul Nugent heads up African Studies Research Centres In Europe

Paul Nugent has become the new Chair/president of AEGIS, for a 3 year term, in succession to Patrick Chabal. [11 Aug 2008]

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Expert helps stem TB threat in Nepal

A British health care expert has been asked by the Nepalese Government to help tackle the country’s TB problem. [29 Jul 2008]

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Climate Change Seminar Series Funded

Politics/IR staff Elizabeth Bomberg and Chad Damro led a successful bid for a Europa Institute-funded seminar series on 'The EU, Climate Change and Global Environmental Governance'. [21 Jul 2008]

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Chinese Translation of 'Do Economists Make Markets?'

Princeton University Press has just sold the Chinese rights to Do Economists Make Markets?, edited by Lucia Siu (who has just graduated with a PhD from Edinburgh Sociology), Donald MacKenzie and Fabian Muniesa [10 Jul 2008]

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Grant secured from Leverhulme Trust

Grant for two year project received [04 Jul 2008]

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Successful ESF Funding Bid

The African Borderlands Research Network (ABORNE) that was founded in Edinburgh in 2007 has been selected by the European Science Foundation for  approval to ESF Member Organizations. Out of 122 applications for research networks across all subjects, only 19 proposals  were successful. Subject to sufficient funding being available, the project will become active in 2009 and will fund a regular series of conferences, workshops, summer schools and working groups [03 Jul 2008]

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2008 Zelizer Distinguished Scholarship Award

Donald MacKenzie wins award for his book An Engine, not a Camera: How Financial Models Shape Markets [02 Jul 2008]

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New Award for Liz Stanley

Liz Stanley has been awarded one of the largest grants ever received by Edinburgh Sociology. [23 Jun 2008]

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Anthropology PhDs get world-class training

PhD students and early career researchers from Social Anthropology have returned from a week in the Highlands, spent with their peers from other Scottish universities, as part of the new Scottish Training in Anthropological Research (STAR) programme.  [14 Jun 2008]

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Chrystal Macmillan Building

The School has moved! [13 Jun 2008]

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RAI Curl Lectureship 2009

Dr Joost Fontein has accepted an invitation to deliver the Royal Anthropological Institute Curl Lectureship in 2009. [12 Jun 2008]

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Edinburgh Politics/IR leads €1.5 million EU-funded project

The 'MERCURY' project is coordinated by Edinburgh University and includes 8 other partner institutions in Europe, Africa and China. [10 Jun 2008]

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MSc/Diploma/Certificate in Advanced Social Work Studies (Adult Protection).

We are pleased to announce the launch of our new MSc/Diploma/Certificate in Advanced Social Work Studies (Adult Protection). [03 Jun 2008]

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SSPS Moves / Books Clearout at AFB

On Monday 2 June, SSPS will begin a sequence of moves which will include departure from the Adam Ferguson Building, which (it is anticipated) will be closed (for an extensive programme of refurbishment) by Monday 16 June. [30 May 2008]

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British Academy Award

The British Academy have awarded Dr Heonik Kwon a £100,000 Research Development Award. The project, New Ancestral Shrines after the Cold War runs from January 2009-June 2010. [20 May 2008]

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Donald Mackenzie in London Review of Books

Donald Mackenzie's essay "End-of-the-World Trade" was published in the 8th May 2008 edition of the London Review of Books. [09 May 2008]

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Professor Donald MacKenzie in the London Review of Books

An article, "End-of-the-World Trade", by Sociology's Professor Donald MacKenzie, is a leading item in the 8 May issue of the London Review of Books.   [01 May 2008]

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Professor Charlie Jeffery as Head of School

Professor Charlie Jeffery is Acting Head of School from 1 April 2008 until 31 October 2008.  [01 May 2008]

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Edinburgh undergrad publishes in leading academic journal

One of Edinburgh Politics and IR’s former undergraduates, Anna Davidson, has recently published an article – originally written during her 3rd year for the honours course ‘Political Theory of European Integration’ – in a high-quality, refereed journal: the ‘Journal of Contemporary European Research’. [15 Apr 2008]

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Dr Dominic Johnson wins prestigious book prize

Dominic Johnson has been awarded (along with Dominic Tierney) the International Studies Association’s annual prize for the best book on international studies for their work ‘Failing to Win’ (Harvard University Press, 2006). [15 Apr 2008]

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Roland Dannreuther and Luke March win 'Radicalisation and Violence: the Russian Dimension’ research grant

Roland Dannreuther and Luke March have won a grant entitled 'Radicalisation and Violence: the Russian Dimension’ for 2007-9, valued at £202,000. [14 Apr 2008]

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Websites Launched

The School's New Websites have been launched, realising the first phase in a strategy aimed at highlighting more research activity and making information for students more readily available. This first phase has resulted in a visual refresh for most of the sites as well as establishing an Undergraduate Teaching Office site to serve those students better. [01 Jun 2007]

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