Vikki Bell on Radio 4's Thinking Allowed
Vikki Bell will be talking about her work in Argentina on BBC Radio 4's 'Thinking Allowed' Weds 29 Oct at 4pm.
Listen online or catch up here
Francisco Calafate-Faria keynote at ‘Hospitalet, Smart Social District'
Francisco Calafate-Faria, researcher at CUCR, gave a keynote address and final response at the workshop, ‘Hospitalet, Smart Social District', in Barcelona.
The event had the participation of Council officials and technicians, community organizations, researchers, and private companies developing IT applications to urban demands. The workshop discussed the proposal of “smart social districts” as a critical development of the popular idea of 'smart city’, and brainstormed potential collaborative projects. Francisco’s contribution focused on his research on urban waste, infrastructure and materiality, as well as on CUCR’s experiences of researching community participation and urban change.
'Understanding Lifestyle Migration' Book Launch
New book 'Understanding Lifestyle Migration: Theoretical Approaches to Migration and the Quest for a Better Way of Life', which has been edited by Prof Michaela Benson will be launched with an event on Thursday 23 October.
The launch includes presentations by the editors Michaela Benson (Goldsmiths) and Nick Osbaldiston (Federation University), author Mari Korpela (University of Tampere), and discussion of the book by Caroline Knowles (Goldsmiths).
'The Art of Post-Dictatorship: Ethics and Aesthetics in Transitional Argentina' Book Launch
Prof Vikki Bell's book 'The Art of Post-Dictatorship: Ethics and Aesthetics in Transitional Argentina' will be launched on 27 Nov as part of the 'Moving Memories' conference at Senate House.
Prof Daniel Neyland to present at ISM Conference - Algorithmic Accountability
Across recent popular and academic reports we are told that algorithms trap us and control our lives, undermine our privacy, have power and an independent agential impact. This has led to calls for algorithms to be subjected to forms of governance. However, the same compelling narratives that talk of agency and power, also frequently suggest that algorithms are inaccessible, or even on occasions operate beyond human cognition, thus posing problems for the very idea of governance. This presentation will argue that in order to govern algorithms, an important prior step is to prepare what might otherwise be obscure and inaccessible algorithms, to be held to account.
Joe Deville presenting at CCR-interactive conference
On Saturday he will give a paper on digital credit assessment technologies at the Money as Communication: Technology, Culture, and Economic Practice conference to be held at the University of Southern California and organised by Manuel Castells, Jonathan Aronson, and Lana Swartz.
40@40 – A portrait of 40 years of educational research through 40 studies
The British Educational Research Association has voted Prof Heidi Mirza's 'Young, Female and Black' as one of 40 landmark studies that have had a significant impact on educational policy, practice, research methodology and/or theory over the past 40 years.
Find out more about the project here.
PhD Candidate to speak at Centre for the Study of Sexual Health and HIV - 1st Oct
Ulla McKnight, Sociology PhD candidate will speaking on Wed 1st Oct on 'Early researchers and CSSHH (Centre for the Study of Sexual Health and HIV)' at the CSSHH, Homerton Hospital in the Education Centre Lecture Theatre. Ulla is presenting alongside long established and very prominent members of the field including Professor Jane Anderson (Public Health England) and with the Keynote Lord Normal Fowler.
Dr Abby Day Interviewed on BBC Radio 4
Dr Abby Day will feature on Sunday on BBC Radio 4 discussing the recent campaign of the British Humanist Association on the London Underground and recent new “Sunday Assemblies”.
Check out her interview on Sunday 28 September at 7.10am (or listen again via BBC Online http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b04jhl54)
How To Keep Your Sociological Imagination Alive
BERA Doctoral Thesis Award
Huge congratulations to Dr Christy Kulz for winning the 2014 BERA Doctoral Thesis Award for her thesis entitled ‘Structure Liberates?’: Making Compliant, Consumable Bodies in a London Academy.
Liberalism in neo-liberal times
Kate Nash is curating a strand 'Liberalism and Human Rights' for a series 'Liberalism in Neo-Liberal Times' organised through the Centre for the Study of Global Media and Democracy, and running in the webjournal Open Democracy. Articles will be appearing in the series throughout the summer and autumn, with commentaries and discussions. You are very welcome to participate!
The Life of the Mind Behind Bars
Les Back talks to Simon Williams about his experience of prison life, his involvement in Goldsmiths' Open Book programme and the value of education. This discussion is structured around the letters exchanged between Simon and Les during 2013-14 when Simon was an inmate in Wormwood Scrubs. Amongst other things they talk about the current ban on sending books to prisoners, the impact of pubic sector cuts on prison life and what Simon hopes for as he contemplates start the 3rd year of his degree in Sociology. This podcast is one of a series by Les Back entitled Podcasts from a Sabbatical.
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