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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

Temporal and Spatial Scales: Scale in Ecological Systems, Past and Present - seminar series

12:00pm to 2:00pm, Kenworthy Hall, St Mary's College

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N/A: SARG Work in Progress (staff only)

1:00pm, Anthropology Seminar Room

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Research Seminar: Uncovering Policy Legacy: An Ethnographic Account of a Secondary School’s Commitment to Creativity

1:00pm, ED134, Pauline Moger and Professor Carl Bagley (School of Education)

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Dimitrious Theodossopoulos: From allochrony to possibility: confrontations with ethnographic nostalgia

3:00pm, Lecture Room D110, Ground Floor, Dawson Building

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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Brandon Morrison: An introduction to Linux for scientists

4:00pm, CM301

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

4:00pm to 5:30pm, Room 453, Durham University Business School, Mill Hill Lane, Durham DH1 3LB

2017 Sir Gareth Roberts Lecture: ‘Building Brains'

4:00pm, PH30, Professor Stephen Furber CBE FRS (University of Manchester)

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St Aidan's College Resilience Forum

5:30pm to 7:00pm, Lindisfarne Centre, St Aidan's College

St Aidan's College Resilience Forum: Dr Peter Baker [Durham] 'Resilience through Change: The Politics of Indigeneity in Contemporary Bolivia'

5:30pm, Lindisfarne Centre, St Aidans College, Durham University

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