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2013

Rosie contributes to Sectarianism Report

IoG Director contributes to major report to Scottish Government on sectarianism [16 Dec 2013]

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Prior's iPod study part of the conversation

Nick Prior has written an article based on an upcoming study of iPod use [13 Dec 2013]

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Julie Kaarbo elected to Governing Council of International Studies

She has been elected as at At-Large Representative to the Governing Council of the the International Studies Association, for 2015-2016. [10 Dec 2013]

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James Smith shares experiences of South Africa

James Smith shares his experiences of South Africa, its culture, its people and its beloved Mandela. [10 Dec 2013]

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New EU project investigates initiatives against trafficking

Christina Boswell (Politics and International Relations) and Angus Bancroft (Sociology) have been awarded €322k by the European Commission to conduct research on addressing demand for trafficking in human beings. [26 Nov 2013]

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PIR Student Wins Outstanding Achievement Award!

The University of Cologne has awarded Sophie Baillie an Outstanding Achievement Award for 2013. [19 Nov 2013]

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New PGCert in Making Use of Digital Research

The University of Edinburgh is currently developing a new online training programme in the broad area of Digital Research, to be available from September 2014 [13 Nov 2013]

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Clinton Global Initiative University- applications open!

PIR's Elizabeth Bomberg will serve as staff mentor for Edinburgh's Clinton Global Initiative University (CGI U) applications [07 Nov 2013]

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Grek's work on PISA prompts BBC4 programme

Sotiria Grek's work on PISA (the OECD Programme for International Student Assessment) and the ways in which international comparisons of student performance are shaping national education policies, have prompted a BBC Radio 4 programme on the topic. It will be broadcasted on Monday 25th November, at 8pm, entitled 'PISA - global education tables tested '-the broadcast will take place a week before the PISA 2012 results are announced. [06 Nov 2013]

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Postgraduate Open Day

PG Open Day is Friday 22nd November from 12:30-3:30pm. [04 Nov 2013]

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ICC advisor Brigid Inder visits Edinburgh

Women's Human Rights expert Brigid Inder - special advisor to the Prosecutor of the International Criminal Court- will give a public lecture on 5 December . [02 Nov 2013]

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NEW Publication!!!

Critical African Studies is pleased to announce a new publication! [01 Nov 2013]

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Rosie chairs anti-sectarianism website launch

Michael Rosie chairs the launch of the 'Action on Sectarianism' website. [30 Oct 2013]

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The Dr Stewart Russell Student Award Fund

To commemorate Stewart’s commitment and passion in helping students achieve their full potential we are delighted to announce the creation of a fund in his memory which will directly help students here at the University of Edinburgh. [28 Oct 2013]

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Hugo Gorringe and D. Karthikeyan Op-Ed in The Hindu

Hugo Gorringe and D. Karthikeyan Op-Ed in The Hindu [18 Oct 2013]

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March and Dorman win Social Media Grant

Luke March and Sara Dorman have been awarded a PTAS grant to study the use of Social Media in Politics & IR teaching [16 Oct 2013]

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University of Edinburgh to host prestigious Q-Step Centre

The School has been awarded £1.46 million to enhance quantitative skills training [03 Oct 2013]

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The Scottish Government & Ailsa Henderson

Ailsa Henderson has been appointed to Local Government Boundary Commission [23 Sep 2013]

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Rt. Hon. Roy Hattersley gives lecture

John P. Mackintosh Memorial Lecture given by the Rt. Hon. Roy Hattersley [17 Sep 2013]

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Chrystal Macmillan Lecture 2013

Political scientist Professor Louise Chappell - a leading expert on the International Criminal Court - will deliver the University of Edinburgh's prestigious Chrystal Macmillan Lecture 2013. The Lecture - on October 8th - is entitled, 'Ten Years on: Is the International Criminal Court Delivering for Women?' [12 Sep 2013]

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Bomberg at workshop on shale gas governance

Bomberg contributes to a US National Research Council Workshop in Washington, DC [07 Sep 2013]

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SSPS Welcomes IASH-SSPS Visiting Fellow

Welcome to eminent political scientist Professor Louise Chappell who joins us this semester to take up a Visiting Research Fellowship sponsored jointly by the Institute for Advanced Studies in the Humanities and the School of Social and Political Science, University of Edinburgh. [05 Sep 2013]

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PIR lecturer comments on Syria crisis

Daniel Kenealy and former PIR lecturer Seán Molloy comment in The Scotsman [03 Sep 2013]

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McCrone: National Identities and Independence

David McCrone asks whether national identies matter in Scotland's Referendum debate. [30 Aug 2013]

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Damro awarded Senior Fellowship

Damro awarded Fernand Braudel Senior Fellowship at EUI [14 Aug 2013]

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Thinking More Deeply about Sectarianism

Michael Rosie and colleagues advising the Scottish Government on Sectarianism address Just Festival [07 Aug 2013]

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Edinburgh student wins national essay prize

Congratulations to Jessica Firth for winning the PSA Women and Politics Essay Prize. [31 Jul 2013]

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Children's rights research published

Two reports published this week by Scottish Government [16 Jul 2013]

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PIR staff teach top pupils

PIR Staff & The Sutton Trust Summer School [12 Jul 2013]

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Fulbright Commission Appoints Politics Professor

Professor Karen Beckwith, who currently holds the post of Flora Stone Mather Professor of Political Science at Case Western Reserve University in Ohio, has been appointed as the next Fulbright-Scotland Visiting Professor at Edinburgh University. [05 Jul 2013]

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Scottish Government Report on Early Childhood Education and Care

Dr Naumann and Social Policy colleagues author new government report [03 Jul 2013]

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Sociology PG wins Amnesty Media Award

Congratulations to Lauren Wilks, an ESRC funded research student, who won the Amnesty International Student Media Award for Student Human Rights Reporter of the Year 2013. [13 Jun 2013]

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PIR welcomes new colleague

Dr Philip Cook joins PIR as a lecturer in political theory [09 Jun 2013]

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Young Scots Have Their Say on the Future of Scotland

Dr Jan Eichhorn and Professor Lindsay Paterson appeared on the BBC's Sunday Politics Scotland on 2nd June 2013 to discuss results from the first representative survey of 14-17 year olds in Scotland regarding the 2014 independence referendum. [04 Jun 2013]

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AHRC funded PhD studentship available

Apply by 24 June for studentship on 'Faith-based activism and climate change' [02 Jun 2013]

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Hydra

EXTRA! EXTRA! The new Graduate School Journal! [31 May 2013]

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Social Anthropology hosts International Film Festival

This is a fantastic opportunity for all to see some of the best and most exciting new ethnographic films from around the world, from Edinburgh to Mumbai, and from Canada to Tibet. [27 May 2013]

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Hugo Gorringe writes on caste violence for The Hindu

There has been an upsurge in caste violence in the southern state of Tamil Nadu since November 2012. [09 May 2013]

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Annual CAS conference: Law Matters, 24 May 2013

A joint event by the Centre of African Studies and the Global Justice Academy [02 May 2013]

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Jana Hönke contributes to panel on the future of the Congo

PIR lecturer participates in a major conference, "Moving Forward in the Eastern Congo" [19 Apr 2013]

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EUSA Teaching Awards 2013

After weeks of building anticipation, the winners of the 2013 Teaching Awards led by Edinburgh University Students' Association were recently revealed. [12 Apr 2013]

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New book on Climate Change

PIR's Liz Cripps publishes Climate Change and the Moral Agent with Oxford University Press [05 Apr 2013]

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SGS-DTC Collaborative PhD Awards Available for 2013/14 Entry

The Scottish Graduate School of Social Science DTC is delighted to announce a number of ESRC fully-funded "Collaborative PhD Studentships" available for entry in Autumn 2013. [03 Apr 2013]

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Steve Kirkwood Wins British Psychological Society Award

We are pleased to announce that Steve Kirkwood has been awarded the BPS Social Psychology Section's 2013 PhD Award. [27 Mar 2013]

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Bomberg convenes Environmental Politics specialist group

New group of the UK's Political Studies Association to focus on Environmental Politics [24 Mar 2013]

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PIR Society nominated for prestigious award

Politics and International Relations Society has been nominated for the prestigious EUSA "Global Award". [15 Mar 2013]

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New Publications from Critical African Studies!

Early release articles drawn from the forthcoming issue 5.1 of Critical African Studies are now available online. [08 Mar 2013]

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PhD Graduate appointed as Canada's first Ambassador of Religious Freedom

Dr Andrew Bennett has been appointed by the Prime Minister of Canada [27 Feb 2013]

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Kenya elections

Thomas Molony invited by Carter Center to observe Kenya elections [26 Feb 2013]

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Shadow Foreign Secretary to Deliver Lecture on 1 March 2013

Douglas Alexander MP, a former Politics and Modern History graduate and currently Shadow Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, will be delivering a lecture focusing on Scotland's constitutional future, on Friday, 1st March, 2013 at 5.15 pm in the Playfair Library, Old College. [21 Feb 2013]

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Major Wellcome award for Steve Sturdy

Steve Sturdy, Head of Subject, Science, Technology and Innovation Studies subject group, has secured a Wellcome Trust Senior Investigator Award in Medical Humanities on Making Genomic Medicine [20 Feb 2013]

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Anthropology in 100 Objects

Students and Faculty in Social Anthropology co-curate new online exhibition [15 Feb 2013]

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Innovative Learning Week - Practice Programme

The Graduate School's Practice Programme is putting on a series of workshops during Innovative Learning Week around the theme "Chrystal Macmillan Building as work and learning space". [11 Feb 2013]

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Twitter debate on Moral Panics - 12th Feb

Prof. Viv Cree has been invited to be the guest on a Twitter debate on Moral Panics. [09 Feb 2013]

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Digital Sociology by Orton-Johnson & Prior is published

The book assesses the conceptual challenges faced by the discipline as it confronts digitalised social landscapes. [28 Jan 2013]

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'Are friends the new family?'

Graham Crow and Lynn Jamieson are talking to the subject 'Are friends the new family?' 'Are family the new friends?' in the British Library on Monday 11th February. [24 Jan 2013]

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Juliet Kaarbo gives evidence at the House of Commons

Commons committee considering the foreign policy implications of and for an independent Scotland [16 Jan 2013]

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Childhood Studies students attending Scottish Parliament event

Our MSc Childhood Studies students have been invited to the Scottish Parliament, to discuss the incorporation of the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child into domestic law. [16 Jan 2013]

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