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Tue
13
Dec

CA Sequence Organisation (3 days)

This course is one of two – on sequence organisation and on turn-taking - designed to provide core foundational training in conversation analysis (CA).

Wed
18
Jan

The Broadening Political Scope of Anti-Politics in Britain

This talk reports findings from the ESRC-funded project ‘Popular Understandings of Politics in Britain, 1937-2015’.

Wed
25
Jan

CURB Seminar: Resisting Planetary Gentrification: The cases of Istanbul, London and Rome

The process of gentrification has produced one of the largest literatures in urban studies, yet there have been few academic studies of resistance to gentrification...

Wed
1
Feb

Vertical: The City From Satellites to Bunkers

What does it mean to be above or below in today’s rapidly urbanising world?

Wed
15
Feb

We Believe - But Who Are 'We'

In everyday life, we, as individuals, often speak in the plural referring to a ‘We’. People say: we had lunch together, we went on holiday together...

Wed
22
Feb

CURB Seminar: Grasping the Everyday Rhythms and Atmospheres of a Fish Market

This presentation takes two fish markets as sites to explore urban social life.

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In 2012, York celebrated 800 years of being a self-governing city. Watch the video to see how York has developed into a vibrant, exciting place to live, work and study

Current Students