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2012

IASH-SSPS Visiting Fellowships

Applications from outstanding scholars are invited for IASH-SSPS Visiting Research Fellowships to work in collaboration with SSPS staff [21 Dec 2012]

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ESRC study into changing nature of Scottish population

ESRC grant awarded to Jeroen Spijker and John MacInnes under the ESRC 'Secondary data analysis' call. [17 Dec 2012]

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Jonathan Hearn awarded ISRF Mid-Career Fellowship

Jonathan Hearn has been awarded a Mid-Career Fellowship from the Independent Social Research Foundation, to support an historical and theoretical research project entitled "The Transformation of Competition: a study in the formation of modernity and liberal societies" in 2013-14. [10 Dec 2012]

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McEwen awarded ESRC Senior Scotland Fellowship

Dr Nicola McEwen, Senior Lecturer in Politics and Director of Public Policy for the Academy of Government, has been awarded a prestigious ESRC fellowship to study the implications of Scottish independence. [04 Dec 2012]

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'Listening to Fathers' report launch

November the 21st saw the formal launch of a report, 'Listening to Fathers', which was the result of a Knowledge Exchange Fellowship involving the University of Edinburgh and Circle Scotland, a Family support organisation. [26 Nov 2012]

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PIR faculty and students collaborate on news article

Elizabeth Bomberg and students on the US Government course work together to pen article. [22 Nov 2012]

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PIR's Dr. Eve Hepburn named University Rising Star

The Rising Star Award honours a University of Edinburgh academic who has demonstrated great potential. [20 Nov 2012]

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Prof Jeff Collin at global tobacco control negotiations in Seoul

Jeff Collin, Professor of Global Health Policy, is attending negotiations at which policy-makers and health officials from around the world consider action to reduce the health burden of smoking. [15 Nov 2012]

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PIR faculty pull 'all-nighter' at US election event

John Peterson and Elizabeth Bomberg spoke at North American Society event marking the US presidential election [12 Nov 2012]

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Why can’t a (Scots) woman be more like a (cave) man?

Read our new post on the genderpol blog [08 Nov 2012]

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Juliet Kaarbo contributes to debate on Scotland in the world

Juliet presented at Scotsman conference considering an independent Scotland's place in the world. [25 Oct 2012]

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Professor gives evidence at the House of Lords

Christina Boswell appears at the House of Lords to discuss "The EU's Approach to Global Migration and Mobility" [24 Oct 2012]

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PIR ranked 5th in UK for “Female Presence”

Research by UK political scientists ranks Edinburgh highly. [16 Oct 2012]

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Prof Francesca Bray elected President of SHOT

Professor Francesca Bray has recently been elected President of the international Society for the History of Technology (SHOT) [12 Oct 2012]

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'Allo Allo Bamako'

Tom Molony has been invited as an 'international expert' to attend a meeting in Burkina Faso on mobile phones in Africa. [02 Oct 2012]

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Call for Papers: Special Issue of Science Studies

The Politics of Innovation for Environmental Sustainability: celebrating the contribution of Stewart Russell (1955–2011) [27 Sep 2012]

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Black History Month 2012 event

A screening of "Wine - The Future" - 19th October 2012. Teviot Lecture Theatre [25 Sep 2012]

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Donald MacKenzie interviewed by Radio 4's 'More or Less'

Donald has been interviewed by the presenter, Tim Harford, about high-frequency trading. [09 Aug 2012]

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PIR turns 50!

PIR kicked off its golden anniversary year with a gala reunion weekend on 21-23 September 2012. [26 Jul 2012]

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New Politics Professor

Dr Fiona Mackay has been awarded a personal Chair of Politics [20 Jul 2012]

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Enhancing Outcomes for BME Social Work Students in Scotland

This joint initiative between the ESRC and the Institute for Research and Innovation in Social Services (IRISS) is an opportunity for current ESRC PhD award holders in full time study (or part time equivalent) to undertake an internship at IRISS working on a topic grounded in the social sciences. [16 Jul 2012]

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Reorienting Realism: Major International Relations Theory Event

Politics and International Relations at the University of Edinburgh is hosting a major Royal Society of Edinburgh sponsored workshop entitled Reorienting Realism: Context, Crisis and Critique on Saturday 23rd of June and Sunday 24th of June, [19 Jun 2012]

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Fulbright-Scotland Visiting Professorship

Mark J. Macgowan, PhD, Professor and Coordinator of the Doctoral Program in Social Welfare at Florida International University in Miami, has been awarded the Fulbright-Scotland Visiting Professorship at the University of Edinburgh, for 2012-2013. [18 Jun 2012]

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Award to Donald MacKenzie

Donald MacKenzie's article, "The Credit Crisis as a Problem in the Sociology of Knowledge," has been selected as the inaugural winner of the Granovetter Award for the best article published in Economic Sociology from the American Sociological Association [08 Jun 2012]

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Preliminary research into child contact proceedings

CRFR and Cl@n Childlaw are undertaking preliminary research for Scotland's Commissioner for Children & Young People. [01 Jun 2012]

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Impartial public education scheme vital for independence debate

Experts call for “an impartial, informative and accessible” public education programme on Scottish independence [25 May 2012]

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Anna Donegan elected Sports Union President

Congratulations to Sociology Honours student Ana Donegan who was elected Edinburgh University Sports Union President. [19 May 2012]

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Experts argue for two questions in referendum

Dr Nicola McEwan, co-director of the Institute of Governance, sums up the Academy of Government's response to the referendum consultation [08 May 2012]

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Global Environment and Society Doctoral Network

The Doctoral Network aims to create a community of PhD students working on environment & society-related projects [02 May 2012]

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John Orr website

A website dedicated to the work of John Orr has now gone live [24 Apr 2012]

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More of the Same? Women & the Scottish Local Elections

Kenny and Mackay report on latest candidate figures. [18 Apr 2012]

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Ethnography and Social Identities Workshop

Tata Institute of Social Sciences and University of Edinburgh are organising a two day workshop - 30-31 August 2012 [12 Apr 2012]

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Harriet Kennedy wins 2012 Prix du Québec!

Harriet Kennedy, a first year PhD student in the Centre of Canadian Studies, has won the 2012 postgraduate Prix du Québec.  [04 Apr 2012]

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Richard Freeman Shortlisted for EUSA Teaching Award

Dr Richard Freeman has been shortlisted for the EUSA Best Research Supervisor Award [28 Mar 2012]

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Heat and the City workshop wins prize

H&TC wins Edinburgh Beltane Public Engagement Challenge prize 22/03/12 [26 Mar 2012]

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Barbara Bompani wins grant

Barbara Bompani has won a research project grant from the Leverhulme Trust to examine the influence of religion in shaping anti-homosexuality discourses in Africa [21 Mar 2012]

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New Visiting Fellowship Scheme

Applications from outstanding scholars invited. [21 Mar 2012]

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Wolfgang Zeller in the Guardian on Kony 2012

The Guardian is quoting Centre of African Studies staff member Wolfgang Zeller in two separate reports on the controversy over the Kony 2012 film. [09 Mar 2012]

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European Research Grant Success

Daniel Clegg has been awarded a European research grant of €470,000 as part of a project entitled ‘Combating Poverty in Europe: Reorganising Active Inclusion through Participatory and Integrated Forms of Multilevel Governance’. [28 Feb 2012]

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Damro Joins Board of Prestigious Journal

Chad Damro has joined the Editorial Board of the Journal of European Public Policy (JEPP). [20 Feb 2012]

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Ian Harper awarded a Wellcome Trust Senior Investigator grant

Ian Harper has been awarded a grant by the Wellcome Trust. [17 Feb 2012]

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Luke March publishes new book

'Radical Left Parties in Europe' [08 Feb 2012]

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The Dog That Finally Barked

A new Report finds Englishness on the rise [03 Feb 2012]

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Government of Canada Grant Success for the Centre of Canadian Studies

Annis May Timpson has succeeded in securing an International Academic Relations Program Grant from the Government of Canada to support academic research and knowledge transfer activities by staff and graduate students at the Centre of Canadian Studies. [26 Jan 2012]

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Charlie Jeffery wins ESRC research grant

'Conversations on the Political Economy of Constitutional Change in Scotland' [20 Jan 2012]

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Adham Saouli publishes new book

'The Arab State: Dilemmas of Late Formation' [18 Jan 2012]

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Prof Jan Webb appointed to Scottish Government Expert Commission

Appointment as member of newly established Expert Commission on District Heating [11 Jan 2012]

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Innovative Learning Week Latest Schedule!

SPS are pleased to announce their schedule for Innovative Learning Week. [10 Jan 2012]

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Seán Molloy awarded a Royal Society of Edinburgh Research Workshop in Arts Humanities Award.

The award was granted for a project called 'The Indispensable Theory? The Theory and Practice of Realism from the Scottish Enlightenment to the Present'. [10 Jan 2012]

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