30 May 2019

Modern Working Practices and the Future of Work

The aspiration of decent work for all has been embedded in high profile policy objectives both internationally (UN Sustainable Development Goal 8) and at national level. In the UK recent policy initiatives include the Taylor Review of Modern Working Practices, established by Prime Minister Teresa May in 2016, and the more recent Commission for Fair Work Wales.

Join us for a one-day workshop hosted by the Centre for Sustainable Work and Employment Futures (CSWEF) that examines the possibilities for securing decent work and fair work across the backdrop of new research on contemporary working practices. How, in the absence of effective collective systems of regulation, can work and employment practices in the future be safeguarded against non-compliant business practices, wage theft, labour abuses and other forms of exploitation?

The day will include a keynote address by Professor Linda Dickens, Chair of Fair Work Commission Wales, and research presentations examining the experience of work in the growing insecure sectors of the UK economy.

Time: 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Venue: College Court, University of Leicester

Register: The event is free to attend but pre-booking is required by emailing

3 June 2019

The World of Business on an Anthropocene Earth

We are delighted to announce a very special guest speaker, and one of the most influential thinkers of our current climate, Professor Bruno Latour.

Join us for an afternoon of thought-provoking reflections on the politics of scientific, economic, social, cultural and artistic approaches to the Anthropocene.  Featuring a special guest lecture by Professor Bruno Latour.


2:00 pm - 3:45 pm - 'Does the critical zone give a handle to the politics of the Anthropocene?' A special guest lecture by Professor Bruno Latour

4:15 pm - 5:30 pm - Provocations from Professor Mark Williams, Dr Marta Gasparin, Professor Christophe Schinkus and Professor Daniel Neyland

5:30 pm - 6:00 pm - Book launch 'The Anthropocene as a Geological Time Unit: A guide to the scientific evidence and current debates' edited by Professor Jan Zalasiewicz

6:00 pm - 7:00 pm - Reception and Exhibition.  Anne-Sophie Milon and Claire Discroll present their works 'A thousand words on the Anthropocene', and 'The Anthropocene' and 'The Anthropocene Cube'.  Craft beer and cocktails will be served.  Please note that this will take place in the Bennett Building.


Peter Williams Lecture Theatre, Fielding Johnson Building, University of Leicester


The event is free to attend however please register here.

4 June 2019

Anthropocene: The Human Epoch Documentary and Discussion Panel

Following on from events on 3 June, we are delighted to screen the documentary 'The Human Epoch' followed by a discussion led by Professor Bruno Latour.

A cinematic mediation on humanity's massive reengineering of the planet, Anthropocene: The Human Epoch' is a four-year-in-the-making feature documentary film from the multiple-award winning team of Jennifer Baichwal, Nicholas de Pencier and Edward Burtynski with Professors Zalasiewicz and Colin consulting on the script. The documentary critically engages with the rapidly evolving issues of the current age, and analyses how human-driven activities surrounding capitalist, financial and industrial spheres are inextricably linked to the Earth system and affect the geological fabric.

Time: 6:00 pm  onwards

Venue: LCB Depot, 31 Rutland Street, Leicester, LE1 IRE

Register: The event is free to attend but places are limited and pre-booking is required

4 - 5 June 2019

Touristification Impossible: Tourism development, over-tourism and anti-tourism sentiments in context

The aim of this two-day workshop is to provide an opportunity to challenge the simplistic and biased understanding of tourism as a force of good and touristification as desirable, so common among destination marketing consulting and mainstream scholarly literature.

Venue: Gartree and Rutland Room, Charles Wilson Building, University of Leicester

Register: £20 per person pre-booking is required.

7 June 2019

Better Reviews, Better Papers, Better Community

Through a combination of instructional talks and small group cliniques, participants will have an opportunity to significantly improve their manuscripts, develop their reviewing skills, and gain a familiarity and confidence in dealing with the editorial and peer-review process.

Time: 9.00am - 4.00pm

Venue: Seminar Room 526, Ken Edwards Building, University of Leicester

Register: The event is free to attend however pre-booking is required.

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