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Neomedievalism and the new security dilemma: Globalisation as durable disorder

Wednesday 14 December 2016

Globalisation is creating a growing range of complex challenges to the legitimacy of nation-states.

IDN Seminar: Introducing IKnowFood

Tuesday 13 December 2016

York International Development Network event

MACRO & FINANCE CLUSTER: title to be confirmed

Thursday 8 December 2016

Alexis Anagnostopoulos (Stony Brook University)

Dual Diagnosis network meeting

Wednesday 7 December 2016

This meeting will focus on gender and explore the specific needs of males and females in relation to mental health and addiction.

Economics - Job Market Talk: TBC

Thursday 1 December 2016



Thursday 1 December 2016

We are pleased to announce that the 58th meeting of Euro Working Group for Financial Modeling will be held in York, United Kingdom.


Thursday 1 December 2016

We are pleased to announce that the 58th meeting of Euro Working Group for Financial Modeling will be held in York, United Kingdom.

Prophets of Progress? Predicting the Future of Science and Technology from H. G. Wells to Isaac Asimov

Wednesday 30 November 2016

The first half of the twentieth century saw the emergence of science fiction as a recognized genre, but popular science writers also sought to imagine what the next developments would be, especially in areas with immediate practical applications.

Understanding transition to and from Sixth Form education and exploring potential sources of student and staff support

Wednesday 30 November 2016

This paper will report on a study of transition to and from Sixth Form education.

Living in fear: experience of hate crime and victimisation amongst people with learning disabilities and autism

Wednesday 30 November 2016

Research findings capturing the experiences of people with learning disabilities and autism, families, carers and The Police.

SPS - Conservatism and Liberalism

Tuesday 29 November 2016


Politics - Targeting CVs and applications to employers

Tuesday 29 November 2016

Careers workshop for Politics students

Migration and the Arts of Social Change: The Work of Counterpoints Arts

Friday 25 November 2016

Dr Áine O'brien and Almir Koldzic will be joining the UoY as Impact Acceleration Fellows and working with the Migration Network and the departments of Sociology and Politics around the themes of migration, the arts and culture.

Politics - Generating a career plan

Friday 25 November 2016

Careers workshop for Politics students

7-4-7 Roundtable Event: South Korea: from tiger economy to welfare state?

Thursday 24 November 2016

A rapid overview of social, political and economic developments in one of the most dynamic countries in the OECD.

Tackling Sexism & Lad Culture on Campus

Thursday 24 November 2016

Attend this Westminster Briefing event to hear the latest thinking on how institutions, students' unions and other groups are tackling issues such as harassment and victimisation, as part of a wider push to confront sexism and lad culture on campus.

CANCELLED - Classed Lifeworlds of Young Graduates

Wednesday 23 November 2016

In this paper I will try to relate the experiences of a cohort of young graduates who have taken part in the longitudinal qualitative Paired Peers project to some ideas about analyzing class that I put forward in a response to Savage et al's work in the Great British Class Survey.

Economics Seminar - Title TBC

Wednesday 23 November 2016

Vincent Lehle (Université Paris-Dauphine)

Writing for lay audiences and the media

Wednesday 23 November 2016

This session will cover the function of the different roles in the communications office and how to promote research.

Two years after the Umbrella Movement: Exploring the social consequences of political participation

Tuesday 22 November 2016

Professor Ho Sik Ying (Petula) from the University of Hong Kong discusses the Umbrella Movement and how campaigning for democratization of society might have an impact on the democratization of family relationships.

Rethinking Urban Vulnerability and Poverty in Asia

Thursday 17 November 2016

York International Development Network event

CURB Seminar: Only Connect: From Green Spaces to Green Infrastructure

Wednesday 16 November 2016

In recent decades public policy on urban green spaces has mutated from typologies of distinct and inviolable spaces to the more ecological principle of connected networks: hence ‘green infrastructure’


Wednesday 16 November 2016

Patrick Marsh (Nottingham)

Diabetes Care in a Disjointed World. One-day conference

Wednesday 16 November 2016

A valuable, stimulating, one-day diabetes conference for all those working in the delivery of diabetes care. Designed by a multi-disciplinary team of diabetes practitioners to generate debate and provide workable solutions for day-to-day clinical diabetes issues.

Progress Through the Unjust Past

Tuesday 15 November 2016

Talk by Dr Alasia Nuti

Miners Shot Down Film Screening

Monday 14 November 2016

Sociology has been awarded funding from the University of York's Jim Matthews fund to bring over an award-winning filmmaker from South Africa - Rehad Desai. Rehad will be offering a free screening of his documentary, Miners Shot Down, followed by a Q&A

Learning from HRDs: Maintaining a Free Press for Somalia

Friday 11 November 2016

CAHR's visiting human rights defender Mahad Omar Diriye will address the challenges affecting Somali journalists in exile.

Nurse, midwife, civil servant: A personal perspective

Wednesday 9 November 2016

In this lecture David Foster will reflect on his career as a nurse, midwife and most recently a civil servant.

"Architecture Cures Cancer", But can it Cure Crime? The Architecture of Incarceration and the Architecture of Hope

Wednesday 9 November 2016

Many countries are modernizing their prison estates, replacing older facilities that are no longer fit-for-purpose with new, larger and more ‘efficient’ establishments.

Nursing information afternoon

Wednesday 9 November 2016

Interested in studying nursing?

Economics Seminar - TBC

Wednesday 9 November 2016

Andrea Guariso (KU Leuven)

How to publish in and review for a level 4 journal

Wednesday 9 November 2016

What to consider when writing for a leve 4 journal

Poverty, Inequality and Human Wellbeing: A New False Consciousness

Wednesday 9 November 2016

Talk by Allister McGregor

Corruption in the Public Sector: Insights from Nepal

Monday 7 November 2016

An accounting perspective on corruption in the Nepales public sector

No more Heroes? Using the History of Science in the Classroom.

Friday 4 November 2016

You are warmly invited to attend the next UYSEG (University of York Science Education Group)

TBC Please note that this Seminar takes place on a FRIDAY.

Friday 4 November 2016

Francesco Zanetti (Oxford)

Breaking through: Moving on from child sexual exploitation - Launch event

Thursday 3 November 2016

First public launch of resources created using real stories of moving on from CSE

Children’s experiences of domestic violence: understanding agency and resistance strategies

Thursday 3 November 2016

Dr Jane Callaghan on how children make sense of their experiences of living with domestic violence.

MACRO & FINANCE CLUSTER SEMINAR: Title to be confirmed

Thursday 3 November 2016

Ioana Moldovan (Glasgow)

SPSW Public Lecture - 21st Century welfare: a story of lone mothers, work and family

Wednesday 2 November 2016

Professor Jane Millar delivers first public lecture of new season

Midwifery information afternoon

Wednesday 2 November 2016

Interested in studying midwifery?

Hobbes on Representation, Authorisation, and the Liberties of Subjects

Tuesday 1 November 2016

Talk by Dr Signy Gutnick Allen

Politics - Developing a CV

Tuesday 1 November 2016

Careers workshop for Politics students

Learning from HRDs autumn lecture series launches

Friday 28 October 2016

CAHR's "Learning from human rights defenders" autumn lecture series launches in October.

Learning from HRDs: Environmental conflicts, extractive industries and human rights in Colombia

Friday 28 October 2016

Launching this autumn's Learning from HRDs lecture series, human rights lawyer Johana Rocha Gomez addresses human rights in the context of environmental conflict and extractive industries in Colombia.

The Factory of the Future – Industry 4.0 part of The York Management School Masterclass series

Thursday 27 October 2016

"Industrie 4.0" The cusp of a fourth industrial revolution?

Couple Relationship, Family Management and the Workplace

Wednesday 26 October 2016

European data still show a huge gender employment gap at the expense of women caused by parenthood.

Economics Seminar - TBC

Wednesday 26 October 2016

Sergio Pastorello (Universita Di Bologna)

Research Theme Champion Event: Culture and Communication Priming Award Talks

Friday 21 October 2016

Research Theme Champion Event

York International Development Network - ECR and Research Student Welcome Event

Wednesday 19 October 2016

Welcome event for new network

Economics Seminar - TBC

Wednesday 19 October 2016

Peter Moffat (UEA)

Myth, Violence and Unreason in the History of Political Thought

Wednesday 19 October 2016

This colloquium will provide a space for discussion of the place of myth, violence, and unreason in political life and thought, especially in the history of political thought.

CA skills-training course on Word Selection (3 days)

Tuesday 18 October 2016

This course is one of two – on word selection and repair – designed to provide further core training in conversation analysis (CA).

Universities, Democracy and Public Sociology; The Challenge of the Neo-Liberal Knowledge Regime

Wednesday 12 October 2016

This talk will set out the key elements of the neo-liberal knowledge regime that is being brought to completion by the Government’s recent Higher Education and Research Bill

Nursing information afternoon

Wednesday 12 October 2016

Interested in studying nursing?

CA skills-training course on Repair (3 days)

Tuesday 11 October 2016

Pre-requisites: Developing Conversation Analytic Skills 1 and 2 (Turn-taking and Sequence Organisation)

Critical Emotional Reflexivity in Social Activism

Wednesday 5 October 2016

Examining how (rather than why) everyday people become social activists provides insights into the emotionality of not only the personal process, but of bringing about social change.

Economics Seminar - TBC

Wednesday 5 October 2016

Philippe Chone (ENSAE)

Youth activism and engagement: Are we educating people to take part in society?

Thursday 15 September 2016

Experts discuss engagement and education

A Symposium on Sex Work, Decriminalization & Social Justice

Wednesday 14 September 2016

Including A screening of Nic Mai's latest film

Health Sciences - Society for Social Medicine 60th anniversary of the annual scientific meeting

Wednesday 14 September 2016

The Annual Scientific Meeting (ASM) is designed to facilitate the reporting of new research findings, providing opportunities for younger members to present in a relaxed, friendly environment and also allowing for presentations from established names in epidemiology and health services research. It provides excellent opportunities for networking, developing and maintaining friendships and enjoying the experience.

WOLFE – 2016 Workshop on Labour and Family Economics (WOLFE)

Monday 12 September 2016

The Department of Economics and Related Studies at the University of York, in collaboration with the Royal Economics Society, is pleased to host the 2016 Workshop on Labour and Family Economics (WOLFE).

Systems-Centered Training - A practical approach to change: 11 - 16 September 2016 York

Sunday 11 September 2016

A week of training and workshops catering for different levels of Systems-centered training

Randomised Controlled Trials in the Social Sciences

Thursday 8 September 2016

The eleventh annual conference of randomised controlled trials in the Social Sciences will be hosted by the University of York.

Death and Culture Conference

Thursday 1 September 2016

How can we, as academics, understand cultural responses to mortality? Is every response to death – over time and over place - uniquely personal or essentially the same?

UYSEG Science TeachMeet

Monday 22 August 2016

Beginning as the #YorkTU in 2012, the UYSEG Science TeachMeet is now an annual summer event, supported by the Association for Science Education.

Inversion Copulas from Nonlinear State Space Models

Wednesday 17 August 2016

Dr Ole Maneesoonthorn (Melbourne Business School)

The Democratic Interface

Monday 18 July 2016

FREE Public Lecture hosted by Centre for Political Youth Culture & Communication (CPAC)

Centre for Political Youth Culture and Communication (CPAC) Conference

Monday 18 July 2016

Contemporary Political Youth Culture and Communication A two-day Symposium University of York, UK 18-19 July 2016

Centre for Panel Data Analysis (PanDA) & 9th York Econometrics Symposium 2016

Monday 11 July 2016

Recent Developments in Panel Data Analysis

A Mini-Course on Panel Data Modelling

Sunday 10 July 2016

A Mini-Course on Panel Data Modelling

Welfare Conditionality: Sanctions, Support and Behaviour Change Project

Thursday 7 July 2016

Welfare conditionality is about linking welfare rights to ‘responsible’ behaviour. Project Director Professor Peter Dwyer and team members will present first wave findings from the largest ESRC-funded research project of its kind, and invite discussion.

Teacher, Tester, Soldier, Spy: Teachers in the research on intelligence, 1910s-1930s.

Wednesday 15 June 2016

Teachers and psychologist in the 1910s-1930s - allies or adversaries?

Discursive silences: exploring the continued absence of pleasure in sex and relationships education in England.

Wednesday 25 May 2016

An analysis of ‘pleasure’ in sex and relationships education (SRE) in England

Difference not Deviance: a public conversation

Tuesday 24 May 2016

Inspired by the words of the poet, academic, and activist Audre Lorde, this final installment in a series of events organised by the ESRC WRDTC ‘Re-shaping Multiculturalism Through Cultural Practices’ network will explore the theme of 'difference' across the social sciences and humanities through papers given by two speakers from the departments of social work and literature.

Learning and Teaching Second Language Academic Reading

Thursday 19 May 2016

This is a workshop hosted by the Centre for Research in Language Learning and Use, Department of Education, University of York

Risk and decision making in social work

Thursday 19 May 2016

A highly interactive day considering risk-taking in social work and how research and evidence can be used to support robust decision-making.

Understanding minority ethnic flight from UK higher education

Wednesday 18 May 2016

This presentation describes the experiences of BME academics who consider moving overseas for career opportunities.

Young People on the edge of care; innovative approaches to support

Thursday 12 May 2016

Jo Dixon of the University of York will present findings of a number of recent studies that look at ways in which support can be provided to young people on the edge of care.

Researching language learning motivation “through a small lens"

Wednesday 11 May 2016

A discussion on a more focused way of approaching research into motivation in language learning

Researching language learning motivation “through a small lens"

Wednesday 11 May 2016

A discussion on a more focused way of approaching research into motivation in language learning

CReLLU Research Seminar: The semantics of L2 definites: the meaningful bounds of specificity

Wednesday 4 May 2016

Bert Le Bruyn will present his recent research with Xiaoli Dong on L2 semantics of definiteness.

Developing Conversation Analytic Skills 1: Turn-taking (3 days)

Tuesday 26 April 2016

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

Mental health social work with children, young people and adults; messages from research and implications for practice

Thursday 21 April 2016

Professor Martin Webber, academic lead for Making Research Count in Yorkshire and the Humber and Director of the International Centre for Mental Health Social Research, will lead this interactive day on mental health social work.

Examining the role of social work with healthcare: perspectives from international research.

Thursday 14 April 2016

Dr. David Nilsson of Kingston University London presents this session, offering a comparative review of findings regarding social work contributions within health care.

Ten unanswered questions in (science) education

Tuesday 12 April 2016

Professor Sir John Holman asks: What are the big questions on which we still need evidence if we are to meet the Conservative manifesto aim to be the best place in the world to study maths, science and engineering?

Innovations in online learning environments: Intrapersonal perspectives

Thursday 17 March 2016

The Network on Intrapersonal Research in Education (NIRE) is proud to present the fourth of our seminars...

Fiction and the social imaginary

Monday 14 March 2016

A one-day symposium exploring and unpicking fiction’s potential – as an integral component of everyday life – to reveal, illuminate and tell about the social world.

Health Sciences - Open day for those interested in support worker education

Friday 11 March 2016

Are you an experienced health and social care support worker at Band 3 looking to extend your role?

Impossible peace? Finding solutions to the most challenging intra-state conflicts

Friday 11 March 2016

All intra-state conflicts are difficult to solve, but some appear more immune to peaceful solutions than others. This workshop brings together conflict experts, area specialists, and practitioners to discuss what can be done in case of conflicts that seem beyond resolution.

First International Conference on Stepped Wedge Trial Design

Thursday 10 March 2016

Interest in research studies using the incremental implementation and evaluation of an intervention (stepped wedge design) has gathered momentum over recent years.

Motivating language learners through metalinguistic knowledge: an intervention study

Wednesday 9 March 2016

Ursula reports on a research project investigating effects of teaching meta-linguistic knowledge on students’ attitudes towards language learning.

Health, history, hygiene and hands

Tuesday 8 March 2016

The importance of hand hygiene at home and in health facilities for preventing infections has been known about for centuries, and sadly reinforced in the recent Ebola outbreak in West Africa. This key behaviour has, however, proven resistant to improvement. Findings from clinical settings around the world typically show hand washing being missed on more than half of the occasions when it should be practiced.

Learning from Baby P: the politics of blame, fear and denial

Tuesday 8 March 2016

Sharon Shoesmith has recently been awarded a PhD for her thesis on the responses to the familial homicide of Baby P. At this event she will focus on what can be learned and how social workers should respond.

Refugees and Nuclear Disarmament - The Future of Humanity & Humanitarianism

Friday 4 March 2016

Yorks fifth Annual Model United Nations event

UYSEG Network meeting: Genomics Education

Friday 4 March 2016

University of York Science Education Group


Thursday 3 March 2016

Andrew Pickering


Wednesday 2 March 2016

Emilia Del Bono (Essex)

Developing an approach to engaging fathers within children’s social care

Thursday 25 February 2016

Gavin Swann, Head of Service, Safeguarding and Quality Assurance, London Borough of Croydon, will lead this interactive event.

Incarceration, Recidivism and Employment

Wednesday 24 February 2016

Katrine Løken (Bergen)

Learning from HRDs: Sruggling to protect land rights in Sri Lanka

Friday 19 February 2016

Human rights defender Geetha Fernando addresses land grabbing in Sri Lanka.

Public launch of CAHR's Human Rights Defender Hub

Thursday 18 February 2016

The newly established Human Rights Defender Hub at the Centre for Applied Human Rights (CAHR), University of York, is pleased to announce the participation of the United Nations Special Rapporteur on the situation of Human Rights Defenders at the official launch of the Hub.

The Dark Corners of the Labor Market

Wednesday 17 February 2016

Vincent Sterk (UCL)

Multiple framings and divergent responses: a cognitive account of incumbent responses to disruptive innovation

Monday 15 February 2016

How organisations respond to disruptive innovation

Regulation of trades based on differences in beliefs

Wednesday 10 February 2016

Mich Tvede (Newcastle)

Gender Equality in Academia: Sometime, Now, Never?

Thursday 4 February 2016

Paul Walton

A View from the South: Brazil & Global Health

Thursday 4 February 2016

Since at least the colonial era, the idea of ‘international health’ has been shaped by a Western-centric worldview. Contemporary practices of global health governance are the latest iteration of a long-standing tendency to privilege the interests of powerful nations and actors in the North.

Defending Rights: When Corporations & Activists Collide

Wednesday 3 February 2016

Dominique Mueller (CAHR HRD Hub) and Geetha Fernando (National Fisheries Solidarity Movement, Sri Lanka, and CAHR visiting fellow) discuss issues faced by activist when working on human rights issues in situations where rights and corporate interests clash.

Defending Rights: Making York the first UK Human Rights City

Wednesday 27 January 2016

CAHR's Director, Professor Paul Gready, and York Human Rights City Network (YHRCN) Co-ordinator Harkirit Boparai discuss the work conducted by the York Human Rights City Network in order to make York the UK's first 'human rights city'.

Panel Data Analysis with Heterogeneous Dynamics

Wednesday 27 January 2016

Ryo Okui (Tokyo)

On migration & refugees in Malaysia. On being a human rights activist

Monday 25 January 2016

Human rights activist and CAHR Chevening Scholar Katrina Jorene Maliamauv speaks about working for refugees and migrants and ending modern day slavery in Malaysia.

The Freedom of Each & the Freedom of All? Freedom in a Capitalist Market Economy

Friday 22 January 2016

Followed by a wine reception. All welcome.

Learning from HRDs: Women's situation in public & private sphere in Egypt

Friday 22 January 2016

CAHR's spring Learning from HRDs lecture series is kicked off by Egyptian lawyer and woman human rights defender Azza Soliman

Why do some far right parties do better than others?

Thursday 21 January 2016

Open to all PhD students

Defending Rights: Representing Refugees

Wednesday 20 January 2016

CAHR's Martin Jones and Juliana Mensah discuss different experiences working with refugees, migrants, and those who have been temporarily relocated.

Department of Politics: 5x3 Seminar

Wednesday 20 January 2016

All welcome

Conversation Analysis: An Introduction

Wednesday 20 January 2016

This course is designed as a ‘taster’ for those who would like to find out more about conversation analysis (CA) and the kinds of issues it can be used to address.

Defending Rights: Protecting HRDs here & abroad

Wednesday 13 January 2016

Dr Alice M Nah and Sanna Eriksson (CAHR) discuss the protection of human rights defenders abroad and through temporary relocation to the UK.