Lectures and talks

students at eventThe departments in the School of Government and Society hosts a number of seminars throughout the academic year term which focuses on a range of different topics. The seminars are open to everyone.

Forthcoming lectures and talks

The Next Great Hope: The Humanitarian Initiative and Nuclear Weapons

Date
Wednesday 4th May 2016
Location:
Muirhead Tower Room 417
Description
Speaker: Dr Jan Ruzicka (University of Aberystwyth), Chair: Professor Nicholas J Wheeler (Director, ICCS).
The IGS, 1996–2016: Twenty Years of Studying Germany from the Outside

The IGS, 1996–2016: Twenty Years of Studying Germany from the Outside

Date
Thursday 5th May 2016
Location:
Muirhead Tower, Room G15
Description
the Institute for German Studies (IGS) will hold a one-day conference to celebrate the 20th anniversary of its official opening by the then German Foreign Minister, Klaus Kinkel. Keynote speaker: Dr. Wilhelm Schönfelder, Germany's former Ambassador to the European Union.

ESRC seminar - New Methodologies and the Gender Dimensions of Conflict Data

Date
Wednesday 11th May 2016
Location:
University of Manchester
Description
The seminar will highlight feminist interventions, scoping ways of gendering research tools and asking: do technological advances in data-gathering help ameliorate or reinforce the gendered nature of research processes? What new research tools do feminist methodologies offer? How are different understandings of gender shaping our conflict knowledge?
Congo's environmental paradox: Potential and predation in a land of plenty

Congo's environmental paradox: Potential and predation in a land of plenty

Date
Wednesday 11th May 2016
Location:
Muirhead Tower, Room 417
Description
Speaker: Dr Theodore Trefon (Belgian Royal Museum for Central Africa and ERAIFT/University of Kinshasa)

Irish discourses on Germany - from the Economic Crash of 2008 to the Centenary of the Easter Rising in 2016

Date
Tuesday 17th May 2016
Location:
Muirhead Tower, Room 429
Description
IGS Project Research Seminar – (Not) Made in Germany? Imagining Germany from the Outside, Dr. Joachim Fischer (University of Limerick)

Graphic Encounters: Coming to Terms with Germany's Past and Present in Contemporary Graphic Novels

Date
Thursday 19th May 2016
Location:
Muirhead Tower, Room 415
Description
IGS Project Research Seminar – (Not) Made in Germany? Imagining Germany from the Outside, Professor Christina Kraenzle (York University, Toronto) & Dr Nina Mickwitz (University of the Arts, London)

Curating Recent German History: The exhibition 'Unification - German Society in Transition'

Date
Tuesday 24th May 2016
Location:
Muirhead Tower, Room 429
Description
IGS / Modern Languages Joint Seminar, Dr. Doris Müller-Toovey (Deutsches Historisches Museum, Berlin)"

"The Prince" Among Men: Bismarck, the Psychology of Realism, and International Relations

Date
Friday 27th May 2016
Location:
Muirhead Tower, room 420
Description
Speaker: Professor Brian Rathbun (University of Southern California)
Drones as Air Proscription? The case of South Arabia and Yemen in comparative perspective

Drones as Air Proscription? The case of South Arabia and Yemen in comparative perspective

Date
Monday 6th June 2016
Location:
Muirhead Tower Room 417
Description
Speaker: Clive Jones, Durham University.

'The New Edition of Hitler's Mein Kampf'

Date
Thursday 23rd June 2016
Location:
Muirhead Tower, Room 417
Description
Speaker: Prof. Dr. Magnus Brechtken. Discussant: Prof. Maiken Umbach (University of Nottingham).