Research lectures, seminars and events
The events listed in this area are research seminars, workshops and lectures hosted by Durham University departments and research institutes. If you are not a member of the University, but wish to enquire about attending one of the events please contact the organiser or host department.
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Events for 1 March 2017
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Research Seminar: Uncovering Policy Legacy: An Ethnographic Account of a Secondary School’s Commitment to Creativity
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Dimitrious Theodossopoulos: From allochrony to possibility: confrontations with ethnographic nostalgia
Have you ever seen the present as a shadow of the past? As if the current social reality emerges from the pages of a previous ethnography? ‘Ethnographic nostalgia’ is an analytical concept that captures this familiar feeling: our desire to locate those we study within an ethnographic field, our longing and aspiration to transform the present into anthropological literature. We keep on trying to confine social reality to singular descriptions, interpretations, and analyses; and we apply our magic into keeping it alive. Does it work? Sometimes we have the illusion that it does. But how can we tell for sure? Ethnographic nostalgia is elusive: it involves a transformation of knowledge that engenders distortions—allochronic biases of all kinds—but also an opportunity for restructuring our understanding.
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Canon Dr Jeremy Worthen: Towards the Centenary of the Lambeth Appeal to All Christian People Does Anglicanism Still Have an Ecumenical Vocation?
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The talk will provide a short description of the Linux operating system, explaining some of the basic features of Linux. I will then talk about software and accomplishing some basic tasks on Linux, such as installing Linux, installing software from repository vs. compiled package vs. source, converting from image, ps files to pdf, basic terminal commands, taking ownership of locked files on linux, and encryption to safeguard files and research.
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Tirthankar Roy (LSE): Law, Colonialism, and Development: How the three were related in India and why it matters
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St Aidan's College Resilience Forum: Dr Peter Baker [Durham] 'Resilience through Change: The Politics of Indigeneity in Contemporary Bolivia'
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