September is conference season at the University of Leicester
September promises to be a busy old month here at the University of Leicester, even though term doesn’t start until 3 October. Our various departments are organising no fewer than eleven conferences throughout the month, ranging from relatively small-scale one-day events on local themes to prestigious international conventions.
We will feature each event individually on Newsblog as it approaches, but here’s a run-down of the full schedule
ENUMATH Conference 2011
5-9 September 2011
The European Numerical Mathematics and Advanced Applications (ENUMATH) conference is “a forum for discussion of basic aspects and new trends in numerical mathematics and challenging scientific and industrial applications on the highest level of international expertise.” This event is held every two years and has never before visited the UK so this is a very prestigious honour for our Department of Mathematics.
Near Surface 2011
12-14 September 2011
Our Department of Geology is hosting the 17th European Meeting of Environmental and Engineering Geophysics of the Near Surface Geoscience Division of EAGE (European Association of Geoscientists and Engineers). This is another prestigious European conference being held for the first time in the UK.
Integrating Inquiry Across Curricula
12-15 September 2011
Organised by our School of Education as part of the EU-funded Fibonacci Project, this seminar (PDF) “sets out to explore how to make effective links between science and different school curriculum areas in order to support learning in each subject, without losing the development of quality inquiry methods.”
UK Analytic Legal and Political Philosophy Conference 2011
16-17 September 2011
Industrial Inheritance: Exploring Leicester's Manufacturing Past
17 September 2011
Observing the Earth and Planets: The Next 50 Years
19-21 September 2011
Our Space Research Centre is organising this international symposium to discuss near to long-term opportunities and possibilities for space based research in the areas of Earth observations, planetary science, astrobiology and extra-solar planetary systems. (See previous Newsblog story.)
A Contextual View of Genocidal Intent
22-23 September 2011
A collaboration between our School of Law and the Stanley Burton Centre for Holocaust and Genocide Studies, this two-day event (PDF) is preceded by a public lecture on the Monday.
Un-Americans and the Un-American: from 1776 to 9/11
22-24 September 2011
A multi-disciplinary conference convened by our Centre for American Studies, this event will draw upon new research in history, politics, literature, sociology, religion, creative writing, visual culture, cultural production and geography.
Happiness and Wellbeing: Advancing the Contribution of Sociology
23 September 2011
New Results in X-ray Astronomy 2011
28 September 2011
Discovering Men's Sheds
29 September 2011
Nothing to do with gardening, this conference will look at the ‘sheds’ idea for tackling older men’s health issues which has recently been imported from Australia. Jointly organised by NIACE, Age UK, Men's Health Forum and our Institute of Lifelong Learning.
Quite a list – and this is not including organisations which are simply hiring our excellent conference facilities, including the Association of Heads of University Administration (16 September) and Communication Matters (25-27 September).