Research Seminars - Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences

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Seminars run by the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences are open to all our postgraduate students and academic staff, and some are also open to members of the public and other institutions.

See our full timetable for spring 2022 below, or jump to the school or department you're most interested in to find out more. 

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School of Area Studies, History, Politics and Literature

Date Time Description Speaker Open to Link / Location
Every Friday 10.00am - 5.00pm SASHPL Writing Retreat. Schedule time for your research and receive support through the writing process. All welcome. Cathryn Pearce and Rob James (hosts) SASHPL PGR students and staff Link will be emailed out each week
24 February 2022 6.00pm - 7.30pm English Literature Research Event. 'In Conversation with Hallie Rubenhold'. A chance to hear from this renowned author about her research on the victims of Jack the Ripper, writing public history, and getting published. Hallie Rubenhold PGR students and staff Staff and Students: follow this link
25 February 2022 5.00pm - 6.00pm Naval History Research Seminar. Guest talk by Dr Ryan Patterson (University of Carleton, Canada) ‘In order to impress him as much as possible’: Performing technological dominance on Victorian expeditions. Ryan Patterson PGR students and staff Staff and Students: follow this link
7 March 2022 09.30am - 11.30am Global Week. Human rights are for doing, not for talking: Migration activism in East Asia before and during the pandemic. Isabelle Cheng PGR students and staff Staff and Students book tickets via this link
9 March 2022 11.00am - 12.00pm SASHPL Research Seminar. Decolonising the study of the Caucasus Mark Youngman PGR students and staff Staff and Students: follow this link
10 March 2022 2.00pm - 3.30pm Global Week. Serving a small nation in times of global challenges: a veteran diplomat’s experiences. Isabelle Cheng PGR students and staff Park Building, 1.09
14 March 2022 3.00pm - 5.00pm English Literature Research Event. Brexit Roundtable event 3 Faculty PhD students (Sally Emms, Literature, Dimitra Kiousi Politics and Mihaela Iorga, Linguistics) and Visiting PhD Researcher Elisa Santoro (Università di Siena) PGR students and staff Staff and Students book tickets via this link
15 March 2022 2.00pm - 4.00pm English Literature Research Event - Holocaust Special Event with Ruth and Tania Barnett about first- and second-generation Holocaust commemoration. Ruth and Tania Barnett PGR students and staff Milldam Building, LE 1.01
24 March 2022 5.30pm - 7.00pm English Literature Research Event. Spectres, Smoke, and Spring-heeled Jack: Into the London Fog Dr Elizabeth Dearnley, University of London PGR students and staff Staff and Students: follow this link
28 March 2022 2.00pm - 3.00pm Naval History Research Seminar. Guest paper by Dr Edward Hampshire from the Naval Historical Branch (UK MOD) entitled: ‘The Cold War at Sea’ Dr Edward Hampshire (Naval Historical Branch) PGR students and staff Milldam Building, LE 1.01 and online. Link coming soon.
27 April 2022 2.00pm - 3.30pm Research panel PhD students. Martin Foote, TitleTBC. Jack Fox-Williams, "Edwin Drood, the Opium Den and the Narcotic Power of Reading". Lauren Macpherson, Title TBC. Martin Foote, Jack Fox-Williams, Lauren Macpherson PGR students and staff Milldam Building, LE 0.05
11 May 2022 11.00am - 1.00pm SASHPL Research Seminar. 'They will shoot you to a pulp!'. Othering and racialisation of migrant workers in emotive cyberspace Isabelle Cheng PGR students and staff Staff and Students: follow this link
1 June 2022 2.00pm - 4.00pm SASHPL Research Seminar - Non-UK Funding Opportunities Wolfram Kaiser PGR students and staff Staff and Students: follow this link
13 July 2022 11.00am - 1.00pm SASHPL Research Seminar. Title TBC James Ryan PGR students and staff Staff and Students: follow this link

School of Criminology and Criminal Justice

Date Time Description Speaker Open to Link to register/join
22 February 2022 2.30pm - 4.30pm Policing and Social Media Dr Lisa Sugiura All welcome Staff and Students: register online
23 February 2022 3.00pm What is Queer Criminology? A Special LGBT History Month Guest Talk by Dr Carrie Buist of Grand Valley State University Dr Brian Frederick and Carrie Buist All welcome Attendees: register online
10 March 2022 2.00pm - 4.00pm The Forgotten Population: Breaking Myths and Misconceptions about Refugees and Asylum Seekers Shakiba Moghadam All welcome Attendees: register online
24 March 2022 3.00pm - 4.30pm Dealing with online harms: the UK Internet Safety Bill Dr Vasileios Karagiannopoulos FHSS Staff and PGR students Attendees: register online
30 March 2022 2.30pm - 4.00pm EDSOC Methods Workshop (in conjunction with SCCJ) Phenomenology in the Social Sciences: Being and Doing Dr Aaron Pycroft and Emma Maynard All welcome St. George's Building, Room 1.11
21 April 2022 4.00pm - 5.30pm Economic Crime Seminar Series - Food Crime Professor Lisa Jack, Dr Adam Cox, Professor Mark Button, Dr David Shepherd, Dr Edward Smart, Dr Ansgar Wohlschlegel and Dr Karen Everstine All welcome Attendees: register online
27 April 2022 3.00pm - 4.30pm Narrative Methods in Criminological Research - research methods workshop Dr Kerry Ellis Devitt All welcome Attendees: follow this link
3 May 2022 6.00pm - 6.30pm WomenNOW Podcast - Dr Proudman on the dark and misogynistic world of incels Dr Lisa Sugiura FHEA All welcome Attendees: register online
11 May 2022 9.00am - 11.00am "Victimology and ecological justice - explorations into environmental justice with Rob White". An invitation to the launch event for the Victimology and Ecological Research Group, SCCJ Rob White All welcome Attendees: email jacki.tapley@port.ac.uk. St George's Building, Room 0.22
1 June 2022 2.00pm - 3.30pm Policing and Police Leadership - Challenges and Lessons Learned Prof Sarah Charman All welcome Attendees: register for the online event or register for the in person event
14 June 2022 9.00am - 5.10pm The 11th Annual Counter Fraud and Forensic Accounting Conference Prof Mark Button All welcome Attendees: register online

School of Education and Sociology

Date Time Description Speaker Open to Link to register/join
23 February 2022 9.00am - 10.00am Diversity, Inclusion and Equity in Early Education and Parenting support Queensland University of Technology (QUT) and EDSOC All welcome Link coming soon
25 February 2022 2.30am - 4.00pm The Academic Journal Peer Review Process in Higher Education Research Dr QueAnh Dang, Mark Dawson (Coventry University), Rasmus Harsbo (Aarhus University EDSOC Staff, PGR Students Staff and Students: register online
31 March 2022 1.00pm - 2.00pm Cultivated invisibility and migrants' experiences of homelessness Simon Stewart, EDSOC All welcome Attendees: register online
31 March 2022 1.00pm - 2.00pm Trans Day of Visibility 2022 Panel Chaired by Charlotte Morris, EDSOC with Rosa Marvell (EDSOC) as a guest speaker All welcome Online
31 March 2022 4.00pm - 5.30pm ERIC Seminar 1: University-School Partnerships Rob Webster, EDSOC PO schools Attendees: register online
30 April 2022 2.30pm - 4.00pm EDSOC Methods Workshop : Phenomenology in the Social Sciences: Being and Doing Aaron Pycroft and Emma Maynard FHSS Staff and PGR students St. George's Building, Room 1.10
4 May 2022 3.00pm - 4.30pm Power Hour of Writing workshop 1 EDSOC Staff, PGR Students Staff and Students: follow this link
24 May 2022 4.00pm - 5.30pm ERIC Seminar 2: Practitioner inquiries Rob Webster, EDSOC PO schools Attendees: register online
25 May 2022 1.30pm - 3.00pm Power Hour of Writing workshop 2 EDSOC Staff, PGR Students Staff and Students: follow this link
1 June 2022 9.00am - 10.30am Monitoring and evaluating impact, with invited guest case study and discussion Mark Reed, Poppy Townsend (UKRI) and Rachel Blanche (QMU) FHSS Staff and PGR students Staff and Students: register online
1 June 2022 1.30pm - 3.00pm Power Hour of Writing workshop 3 EDSOC Staff, PGR Students Staff and Students: follow this link
6 June 2022 9.00am - 11.30am Impact planning using logic models and Theory of Change Mark Reed with Sarah Bowman (Trinity College Dublin) and LeeAnn Geary (Curtin University) FHSS Staff and PGR students Staff and Students: register online
8 June 2022 12.00pm - 1.00pm Aline Cortois and Therese O'Keefe: The Precarity Penalty: the effects of long-term precarious work on higher education workers’ lives, careers and well-being More information here Chaired by Charlotte Morris (EDSOC) Part of the Gender and precarity in academia series All welcome Link coming soon
27 June 2022 1.00pm - 4.30pm Research Impact Skills Session Mark Reed of Fast Track Impact FHSS Staff and PGR students Staff and Students: register online
11 July 2022 4.00pm - 5.30pm ERIC Seminar 3: TBC Rob Webster, EDSOC PO schools Attendees: register online
31 August - 2 September 2022 3 days Culture(s) on the margins European Sociological Association mid-term conference: various speakers/keynotes All welcome Attendees: register online

School of Languages and Applied Linguistics

Date Time Description Speaker Open to Link to register/join
23 February 2022 2.00pm - 3.00pm A Disability Critical Race Theory Solidarity Approach to Transform TESOL Dr Valentina Migliarini (University of Birmingham) and Dr Chelsea Stinson (Utica College, NY) All UoP students and staff Staff and Students: register online
11 March 2022 2.00pm - 3.30pm Guest talk: Mr. Mike Sellers, MD of the Portsmouth International Port Mike Sellers Level 6, 7, PGRs and staff Richmond Building, LT1
30 March 2022 1.00pm - 2.00pm Engaging with the profession: Introduction to AVT Cécile Pasquet, professional translator All UoP students and staff Staff and Students: register online
30 March 2022 4.00pm - 5.00pm Engaging with the profession - Aspects of Patent Translation Elke Mckay, Professional Translator PGR Students and staff Staff and Students: register online
20 April 2022 12.00pm - 4.00pm SLAL Writing Retreat (1) Facilitator: Lee Oakley SLAL PGR Students and staff Park Building, Room 2.15
27 April 2022 12.00pm - 4.00pm SLAL Writing Retreat (2) Facilitator: Lee Oakley SLAL PGR Students and staff Online via Zoom - email lee.oakley@port.ac.uk to attend
4 May 2022 12.00pm - 4.00pm SLAL Writing Retreat (3) Facilitator: Lee Oakley SLAL PGR Students and staff Park Building, Room 2.15
11 May 2022 12.00pm - 4.00pm SLAL Writing Retreat (4) Facilitator: Lee Oakley SLAL PGR Students and staff Online via Zoom - email lee.oakley@port.ac.uk to attend

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