Month: January 2014

A group of history undergraduates at Warwick are causing controversy by organising their own student-led lectures while their tutors go on strike The group arranged for older students to deliver a lecture on the subject they would have been taught if not for the strike disruptions – to the consternation of many of their peers […]

Since installing it on my first generation iPad mini a month ago: My iPad now crashes on a daily basis. I can make this happen slightly less frequently by judiciously closing background applications but, even so, it now tends to crash at least once each day (I use my iPad a lot) whereas previously it not […]

The next meeting of the Quantified Self Research Network will take place on the 25th March at the University of Warwick from 1pm to 6pm. It’s an informal seminar to present work in progress and is open to all. If you would like to contribute then please send a short abstract and bio to by February 1st. We use ‘quantified […]

27-28 June 2014, Goldsmiths, University of London. CFP deadline: 10 March 2014. The third annual London Conference in Critical Thought (LCCT) will offer a space for an interdisciplinary exchange of ideas for scholars who work with critical traditions and concerns. It aims to provide opportunities for those who frequently find themselves at the margins of […]

CFP: Interdisciplinary Symposium on Gef, the ‘talking mongoose’: “If you knew what I know, you’d know a hell of a lot!” Senate House Library, University of London, Thursday 10th April 2014 (p.m.) In the autumn of 1931, one of the most bizarre episodes in the annals of British paranormal history commenced. An Isle of Man farmer, his […]

Transforming Childhoods? This research initiative at the University of Dundee, brings together researchers across disciplines and issues, to consider ‘Transforming Childhood’.  After the presentations there will be an opportunity to join in a discussion on new directions in childhood research, looking at the next big questions and future research agendas. Research ‘spotlight’ presentations: Lorraine van […]

Speakers:  Professor Linden West, Canterbury Christ Church University  and Dr Barbara Merrill, University of Warwick Title: Using Biographical and Auto Biographical Narratives in Social Science and Educational Research Venue: Wednesday, 19th February, WTO.05, 2-4pm, Westwood Teaching Centre, Westwood Campus I’m very frustrated I can’t make this!

Please find below two film events organised by CIGS students for LGBT history month, at the University of Leeds. Wednesday 5th Film: ‘Venus Boyz’ Documentary. ‘A film journey through a universe of female masculinity’. Organised by students from the Centre for Interdisciplinary Gender Studies. Followed by discussion. Film: 6-8pm, discussion: 8-9pm Baines Wing Miall Lecture Theatre (2.34) Free, […]

LGBT History Month at the University of East Anglia   All talks are free and they take place in Arts 2.02 at 7 pm. Contact B.J. Epstein at for more information.   3 February Music in Queer Fiction Dr Clare Connors When music is described in novels it serves all sorts of purposes. It can connote passion […]

Proposal from the Executive Committee to the Governing Council on Changes to ISA’s code of conduct policy Background The Preface to the ISA Code of Conduct states: “The purpose of this document is to provide an authoritative statement regarding the expectations for professional conduct for all who participate in ISA meetings and conventions, and it […]

Throughout my thesis I use the term ‘exploration’ as a short hand to designate a rather precise process. I’m trying to conceptualise a particular sort of biographical process, which in spite of its empirical variability shares an underlying structure in which the relation between concerns and context lead a person to look beyond that context in order to find […]

LGBT History Month – the nationwide celebration of the heritage of LGBT communities past and present, which takes part throughout the whole of February – reaches its eighth year in 2014. Once again a number of Lancashire based organisations have worked in partnership to provide three high profile events for the region including Lancashire County […]