Fireside chat with Xiangxian Wang on fatherhood and changing masculinities in China
In the fireside chat, Xiangxian Wang will discuss the social change in fathers’ involvement in parenting in China, including the exploration on the prototype of Confucian fatherhood, the modern fatherhood constructed by the factory law during 1930s and the current transformation of fatherhood from the absent to caring in the 21st century.
Contested Knowledge on Migrant Disappearances–Maurice Stierl–26 February 2024
Anti-Abortion Testimony and Legislative Debate in US Early Abortion Bans
This seminar will examine the arguments used by lawmakers in advocating for limits on abortion access
Review of International Studies at 50
Join us to celebrate 50 years of the Review of International Studies and editorship moving to Edinburgh.
South Africa's empire on the rivers and the militarization of Caprivi Zipfel, c.1948-75
The Centre of African Studies is delighted to welcome you to the following seminar as part of their seminar series 2023/2024
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Narratives, interaction and desistance from crime
Social Work at the University of Edinburgh presents a seminar on research, theory and practice on narratives, interaction and desistance from crime. The presenters are Mari Todd-Kvam (Uppsala University), Dr Eve Mullins (The University of Edinburgh) and Dr Steve Kirkwood (The University of Edinburgh). The seminar explores how people narrate and account for their processes of moving away from offending behaviour, and how social work and probation practice figures in people’s processes of change. The event is free to attend and aimed at both researchers and practitioners.
Inventing Tradition in Bhaktapur, Nepal: Trajectories of lime in heritage reconstruction.
Centre for South Asian Studies seminar
Q-Step Seminar: Youth Transitions and Economic Activity: A Re-examination of NCDS data
Scott Oatley is a graduate from the London School of Economics and the University of Oxford and is currently a final year ESRC funded PhD student in the School of Social and Political Science at the University of Edinburgh. His PhD research uses a series of large and complex social survey data resources to provide a detailed longitudinal picture of the nature of transitions from education to work in the UK.
Philanthropy and Global South welfare - understanding policy transfer strategies
This presentation takes a closer look at the different policy transfer strategies occurring in the concomitant processes, drawing on the case of the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation in the health sector.
Food Justice Intersections: Finding Common Ground to Grow Movements
The food justice movement in the United States has grown to include a wide range of issues: diet and health, labor, land politics, ecology, and more. This talk dives into a range of specific cases to explore the intersectional dynamics that animate the food justice movement. Food justice movements in California, Colorado, and Florida show how organizers connect food to the politics of food chain work, immigration, and incarceration.
Properties of Color: How Corporations Came to Own the Visible Spectrum
Is it possible for a corporation to own a color? In this talk, Meredith Hall argues that the answer, however improbable, is yes. Hall's research details how individual segments of the visible color spectrum—seemingly timeless and universal elements of nature and culture—came to be understood as objects that a corporation might own.