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IHRR Postgraduate Forum: ‘Utilising concepts of risk, resilience or uncertainty in research’

25th October 2017, 14:30 to 17:30, CG218 Chemistry Building


Every academic year, the IHRR organises a series of postgraduate seminars with the goal of fostering links between PhD researchers from different disciplines. This Post Graduate Forum is one of the mechanisms we utilise to achieve this goal. PhD scholars from a range of departments will discuss how they utilise the concepts of risk, resilience or uncertainty in their research. The presentations will be 10 – 15 minutes with five minutes for questions.

14:30 Introduction by Professor Louise Bracken, Director of IHRR

Confirmed speakers:

14:40 Mildred Ajebon, Department of Geography, ‘Translating the Concepts of Risks and Resilience in Field Research: Experience from a Non-English Speaking Country’

15:00 Alexander Hodge, Department of Sports School of Applied Social Science

15:20 Vassiliki Bathrelou, Department of Anthropology, Fantasies of equilibrium, performances of transformation: Chronically resilient subjects and the dynamics of affective ecologies.

15:40 Handing sun, Business School, Modelling asset price and managing financial risks and uncertainties using derivatives

16:00 - TBC

16:20 - Discussant TBC

After the presentations, there will be a drinks reception where the presenters and the participants can continue discussions informally.

If you would like to present at this event, please communicate with Hanna Ruszczyk, the Post Doctoral Research Associate of the IHRR on

If you are interested in attending only, please register by email to by 20th October with the below information:

1. Your name and department at Durham University

2. Any special dietary requirements you have

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