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2010

New Bones Collective Publication

We are pleased to announce that a special issue of the Journal of Material Culture, guest edited by Joost Fontein, John Harries and Cara Krmpotich has just been published. [20 Dec 2010]

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Wee Voices: Lessons from Action Research

MSc Social Research student Naomi Maynard has produced a report from her placement-based dissertation work with Mairi Ferris at Fife Council. [14 Dec 2010]

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Congratulations to Winter Graduates and Award Winners

On Friday 26 November, the Graduate School of Social and Political Science celebrated the award of over 300 MSc and PhD degrees. [07 Dec 2010]

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Gorringe and Rosie contribute to debate on public order policing

Gorringe and Rosie contribute to debate on public order policing in the post-G20 context. [06 Dec 2010]

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Leviathan launches its inaugural issue

University of Edinburgh student-run politics journal launches. [29 Nov 2010]

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Book Launch Event

An event to launch Prof. Viv Cree's new book, 'Social Work: A Reader', will be held in Blackwell's bookshop, Edinburgh on 1st December, 2010. [23 Nov 2010]

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The Party Politics of Territorial Reforms in Europe

International Workshop on Party Politics and Territorial Reforms hosted by the IoG, 26-27 November 2010 [19 Nov 2010]

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Québécois leader visits the School

Bloc Québécois leader discusses Independence for Quebec. [15 Nov 2010]

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Tribute to David Hall 1968-2010

It is a deep sadness to record the death of David Hall, a first year student of Social Policy and Politics, just weeks after starting his degree studies. [08 Nov 2010]

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CAS Photo Exhibition - The African Images Fundraiser

Wednesday, 24th November [03 Nov 2010]

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Climate Ethics workshops continue with all day event Nov 17

Catriona McKinnon, Derek Bell, Kerri Woods and Tim Hayward discuss climate change, cosmopolitanism and liberalism. [01 Nov 2010]

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SPS KE Award

We are pleased to announce that Margarita Kominou, Sociology PhD student, has been awarded the School Knowledge Exchange Prize 2010 for Early Career Researchers. [29 Oct 2010]

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EXACT PhD Programme now underway

New EU-funded postgrad programme holds launch event. [25 Oct 2010]

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Nov Graduation Drinks

Graduands and their guests are invited to the SPS post Graduation drinks reception to be held in the Playfair Library from 4-6pm on Friday November 26, 2010. [19 Oct 2010]

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PhD Scholarships Available

The Graduate School of Social and Political Science has a number of scholarships for PhD study for 2011-12. [15 Oct 2010]

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New migration e-paper available online

'Externalising Migration Policy: The European Union's "Global" Approach' [13 Oct 2010]

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Tony Good wins Lucy Mair Medal

Professor Tony Good is this year's recipient of the RAI's Lucy Mair Medal for Applied Anthropology. [28 Sep 2010]

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Barbara Bompani launches her new book

Barbara Bompani will launch her new book 'Development and Politics from Below: Exploring Religious Spaces in the African State' on Wednesday [20 Sep 2010]

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Climate Change Policy presentation by Dr Nicola McEwen

Nicola McEwen speaks to Norwegian research group about climate change policy in Scotland [16 Sep 2010]

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Charlie Jeffery on BBC Parliament

Charlie Jeffery in debate filmed as part of the Festival of Politics [10 Sep 2010]

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‘Women in Public Life – Have They Closed the Gender Gap?’

Public lecture by Professor Alice Brown, CBE, FRSE, FRSA, AcSS, Cipfa. Emeritus Professor, University of Edinburgh. [07 Sep 2010]

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Sir Bernard Crick Fellowships 2010/2011 Awarded

New Crick Fellows – Jo Maybin, Dan Kenealy and David Marti-Tomas [17 Aug 2010]

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HEAT and the CITY

A Research Project on Sustainable Heat and Energy Conservation in Cities [10 Aug 2010]

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Alan Barnard FBA

Professor Alan Barnard has been elected as a Fellow of the British Academy [23 Jul 2010]

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Summer School on Federalism, Regionalism and Public Policy

Eve Hepburn and Wilfried Swenden organising an ECPR Summer School on Federalism, Regionalism and Public Policy from 20-28 August at Edinburgh University [19 Jul 2010]

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Conference on The City in South Asia

Edinburgh University's Centre for South Asian Studies is collaborating in the organisation of a conference on The City in South Asia, [13 Jul 2010]

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African Affairs in top 10 political science journals

Congratulations to Sara Dorman, co-editor of African Affairs, on the news that African Affairs has been ranked in the top ten Political Science journals! [07 Jul 2010]

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SPS Welcomes Leverhulme Early Career Fellows

Four Post Doctoral Fellows to join the School. [24 Jun 2010]

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Dr Eve Hepburn publishes new books!

'Using Europe: Territorial party strategies in a multi-level system' and 'New Challenges for Stateless Nationalist and Regionalist Parties' will be available to read in the next few weeks. [21 Jun 2010]

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David Howarth speaks at panel on Germany and the financial crisis

This high level panel took place at the Canadian Embassy in Berlin and discussed: [18 Jun 2010]

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Fevre and Bancroft textbook reviewed in the Times Higher

Dead White Men and Other Important People reviewed in the Times Higher Education supplement - "Dead White Men could be a commercially viable novel that aims at the Sophie's World market." [09 Jun 2010]

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Double FP7 Success

Sarah Parry and James Stewart have both been successful in funding applicatioions. [20 May 2010]

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Dominic Johnson awarded grant on "Operational Adaptation"

A grant from the U.S. Office of Naval Research Global enables a ground-breaking conference in Edinburgh, 22-24 June 2010 [04 May 2010]

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Danish Students Visited Social Policy Subject Group

A group of social policy students from Aalborg University and members of the Danish social democratic party visit Social Policy [14 Apr 2010]

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Two Winners at the EUSA Teaching Awards

Dr Dimitri Tsintjilonis and Dr Mark Aspinwall pick up awards. [25 Mar 2010]

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EUSA Teaching Award Shortlists Announced

School Grabs 5 Nominations [18 Mar 2010]

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International Workshop in Sydney

Meryl Kenny and Fiona Mackay (Politics and IR) are off to Australia for an international workshop on feminism and institutionalism in Sydney, March 23-25.  [16 Mar 2010]

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Ingela Naumann on The Politics Show (BBC)

Dr. Ingela Naumann appeared on the BBC1 programme ‘The Politics Show – Scotland’, discussing lessons from Swedish school reforms for Scotland [15 Mar 2010]

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Munro Lecture

Professor Mark Nichter will deliver the Munro Lecture on 'Towards an Anthropology of Trust in Risk Society'. [08 Mar 2010]

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Aitchison in Handbook on Crime

Andy Aitchison contributes to new Handbook on Crime [02 Mar 2010]

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Edinburgh Politics & IR Doctoral Student Wins Top Thesis Prize

UK PSA Prize Awarded to Dr Meryl Kenny [26 Feb 2010]

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Donald MacKenzie in Prospect magazine

Prospect names Donald Mackenzie among the top 25 brains of the financial crisis [22 Feb 2010]

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New Book

Salla Sariola, S. 2009. Gender and Sexuality in India: selling sex in Chennai. Abingdon: Routledge [18 Feb 2010]

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The Big Debate - Alcohol: changing people or policy?

CHILDREN 1ST is holding a conference titled ‘The Big Debate – Alcohol: changing people or policy?’ on 22nd March 2010 in Dynamic Earth, Edinburgh. [15 Feb 2010]

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Bomberg and McEwen awarded two-year project.

Grassroots Action and the Politics of Energy Governance in Scotland [10 Feb 2010]

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Guest Lecture by John Swinney MSP

'Scotland: the Constitution, the Economy and Public Spending' [02 Feb 2010]

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Charlie Jeffery Heads New ESRC Project with Brazil

"Place Inequality": A UK-Brazilian Collaboration [22 Jan 2010]

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Kate Orton-Johnson Gains Recognition

BSA Commendation Award for E-learning [20 Jan 2010]

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Two 'South African Wine' Events - 17 February

CAS will host a seminar and a wine tasting event to raise funds for African Masters students [19 Jan 2010]

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New! PhD Scholarship FUNDING!

20 new SPS PhD scholarships - don't miss the new deadline. [15 Jan 2010]

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Science Studies Unit in the press

The Science Studies Unit has been featured in a recent issue of EUSci magazine. [07 Jan 2010]

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