News and events
Open lecture by Professor Ted Cantle - 'Race and Identity - how globalisation and diversity changes everything' 20 November 2013
Dept. of Sociology hosts a public lecture by Professor Ted Cantle 'Race and Identity - how globalisation and diversity changes everything'.
"Founders & Survivors" research team: The Industrial Revolution Transported: The comparative life courses of Tasmanian convicts from the Midlands
The project Founders & Survivors: Australian life courses in historical context 1803-1920 has traced the lives before, during and after sentence in Van Diemen's Land (now Tasmania) of almost 24,000 convicts. The Founders & Survivors Life Course Study is a prosopographical database adapted for historical demography using a customised open source program called Yggrasil. The population captured by convict transportation provides a snapshot of lives under pressure in time and place, of individuals exposed to a minutely recorded stress regime within a total institution, and the challenges of making a new life in freedom. How long did they live afterwards? Were they able to form enduring families? Were they merely survivors more than founders in the new Australian colonies? What can these life courses captured in a 'natural experiment' tell us about early life exposures, life course insults and intergenerational effects? And specifically, were convicts from the Midlands different from rural convicts and those from London and other port cities, and did they do better in life after sentence?
The Department of Sociology is pleased to offer two fully-funded studentships for January 2014 entry to its Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) programme. The studentships will pay UK/EU tuition fees for three years and include each year a stipend worth £13,726 and Research Training Support Grant of £750. Closing date: 31 October 2013.
Global, Colonial and Postcolonial Research Group hosts events throughout October and November.
The conference will be the culmination of the AHRC-funded Key Cultural Texts in Translation project, which aims to enhance our understanding of the changes that linguistic and other symbolic representations of identity undergo in translation across times, spaces and media.
Can we live with difference? Creolization, diaspora and the making of new identities - Professor Robin Cohen, University of Oxford
Professor Robin Cohen of the University of Oxford will be giving a guest lecture at 5pm on Wednesday, October 30th in Ken Edwards LT1.
Book launch: 'A sky of blood and ashes: Piotr Rawicz and the loneliness of the witness' by Dr Anny Dayan Rosenman and Dr Fransiska Louwagie
The Wiener Library is pleased to be hosting the UK launch of a new book co-edited by Anny Dayan Rosenman and Fransiska Louwagie. Un ciel de sang et de cendres: Piotr Rawicz et la solitude du témoin (A sky of blood and ashes: Piotr Rawicz and the loneliness of the witness) is a study of Ukrainian-French Holocaust survivor Piotr Rawicz and his novel Le sang du ciel (translated as Blood from the Sky), after: Wiener Library.
This conference, organized by the University of Leicester under the auspices of the Association for the Study of Modern and Contemporary France, will be hosted by the Department of French within the School of Modern Languages at the University of Leicester between 5-7 September 2013.
In February 2013 the Coalition for Racial Equality and Rights commissioned a research team led by Dr Filip Sosenko (Heriot-Watt University) to conduct a ‘snapshot’ of the views and experiences of Glasgow residents from Black and minority ethnic backgrounds regarding the current period of recession and austerity.
The Leicester Migration Series is a collaboration between the College of Arts, Humanities and Law and the Leicester Migration Network. As part of the College's Research Wednesday seminar series, five sessions will be devoted to current research being carried out within the university on the topic of migration. Each session will be held in Attenborough LR111, from 1-2pm.
Young people in Leicester explored their experiences of multiculturalism and its challenges at a University of Leicester social sciences event. ‘Our Leicester’: Understanding a Multicultural City featured a series of workshops and an instant survey. The participating young people put together a Youth Manifesto for a successful multicultural city that was presented to the deputy city mayor, councillor Rory Palmer.
What is globalisation? What does it mean for psychologists? This conference will provide a unique opportunity in bringing together speakers from Cuba, India, Ethiopia and the USA.
St. Martin's House, Leicester, 10am-3.30pm.
Runnymede Trust event. 4.30pm-7pm, Room 215, Attenborough Building. A showcase event where students and young people from Leicester and elsewhere will present their own community history research.
The University of Leicester, via the Clinical Psychology Unit, will be hosting a refugee conference on Tuesday 19th June 2012.
Does the citizenship regime matter? The participation of immigrants and their children in local and national elections in Europe.
9th May (Ken Edwards Building, Room 322), 4pm-5.30pm
This seminar will be led by Dr Laura Morales from the Department of Politics and International Relations
Immigration and identity politics: the perspective of ethno-national minorities
23rd May (David Wilson Library, Seminar Room), 4pm-5.30pm
This seminar will be led by Verena Wisthaler from the Department of Politics and International Relations
New Walk Museum & Art Gallery, Leicester 14 July - 30 September 2012
The 5-9th March saw a success week of events around Refugee Awareness.
Over 130 people participated in a lively discussion that pushed the boundaries of current debate over the events of August 2011.