2019 LIAS events

March 2020

March 6

Environmental Justice and Alternatives to Development in Latin America: Knowledge, Narratives and Cultural Production

One-day workshop to explore the current environmental conflicts, justice movements and alternatives to development in Latin America from the perspectives of narrative, knowledge production and creative practice. Researchers from sciences, arts and humanities are invited to collectively explore the role that cultural production has in the representation of conflict, but also in the production of knowledge and socialities in the context of environmental degradation and urgent need for change.

Confirmed Speakers;

  • Dr Sara Mingorría (Scholar-activist at ICTA-UAB and FRACTAL Collective): “Transcultural expressions in environmental justice movements”
  • Dr David Dumoulin (Associate Professor and Adjunct Director at CREDA, IHEAL, Paris III): “The aesthetics of tropical biology stations: A particular idea of Nature”
  • Dr Paula Serafini (CAMEo Research Institute, University of Leicester): “Extractivism and cultural production”

CAMEo are accepting submissions for 12 minute presentations accepted. Please submit a 250 word abstract, plus a one paragraph biography to paula.serafini:leicester.ac.uk by December 15th

March 25-26

Academic Boundaries at Work

This two day international research workshop will set to open new conversations about the porosity and permeability of academic boundaries, exploring different possibilities of collaboration in the social sciences and humanities. In the actual context of academic capitalism, trans-national research infrastructures, and accelerated transformations of scholarship, it is more relevant than ever to reconsider the shifting roles in and across universities, the possibility of and benefits from disciplinary unlearning, and the way in which disciplines depend on how practitioners define their own matters of relevance and evidence. We will discuss various modes of research engagement and collaborations in the field, reflecting on how notions of knowledge changes across space and time, as well as between disciplines, affecting in turn what people can know – the quality of being knowledgeable.

  • Organiser: Dr. Francisco Martinez and Visiting Academic Fellow Dr. Patrick Laviolette.
  • LIAS, School of Museum Studies, and COLLEEX: Collaboratory for ethnographic experimentation
  • Please contact fm211@le.ac.uk if you would like to attend.


Crick Lectures

Crick Lectures

The Crick Lectures are open to researchers from Leicester through a collaboration formed as part of our Wellcome Trust Institutional Strategic Support Fund (WTISSF).

The lectures are delivered by leading internationally-renowned scientists and aim to be relatively accessible to scientists in other disciplines, while also offering something for the specialist.

Crick Lectures typically take place on Thursdays at 4pm in the auditorium. The Francis Crick Institute is located directly opposite St Pancras Station, London, thus making seminar attendance a relatively easy possibility. We have funding through the ISSF to pay for standard class train travel to get you there and back, if you would otherwise struggle to cover the train fare; contact Anna Harding for further information: aijh1@le.ac.uk

  • Upcoming Crick Lectures
  • Read more about the Strategic Support Fund here
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