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Podcasts in 2014

24 November 2014

This CCIG forum, organised on the 23d of October, 2014, was co-organised by the Enactments and the Psycho-Social research Programmes. It aimes at at exploring how transdisciplinarity works at the level of methods.

Speakers were:

Celia Lury (University of Warwick) -- The problem spaces of transdisciplinarity: questions of collaboration and critique

Johanna Motzkau (OU) -- Transdisciplinary matters: Reflections on researching practice as process

Martin Reynolds (OU) -- (Critical) systems thinking as praxis for transdisciplinarity

22 September 2014

In this podcast, Jane McCarthy and Raia Prokhovnik present their article Embodied Relationality and Caring after Death, published in Body & Society, Vol.20 (2), June 2014. 

Link to the article.

4 September 2014

This CCIG forum, held in February 2014, explored how The Open University provides an ideal forum for discussing extitutions, and how CCIG is well placed to seriously pose questions concerning the extitutional shaping of the social sciences.

Videos of the event can be watched online here. 

1 July 2014

This CCIG forum (co-developed and hosted by the Families, Relationships and Communities and Enactments Research Programmes), held the 30 of March, 2014 asked the following question: what is the relationship between acts, performance and social science methods?

The forum provided a valuable practical opportunity for researchers, interested in both using creative research to engage participants and also in developing methods which can dynamically work with people’s own, often political, actions.

1 July 2014

This keynote was part of the CCIG Lecture series on 'Being on the line: citizenship, identities and governance in times of crises'.

This lecture was given by Prof Jef Huysmans (CCIG Director and Professor of Security Studies).

In this lecture Jef Huysmans revisited the relation between democracy and security against the background of recent revelation of global surveillance practices. He argued for embracing a democratic curiosity when evaluating contemporary security practice.

4 June 2014

Steve Garner is leading a one-year pilot project funded by the British Academy on Skin Lightening in England. This ground-breaking project is the first attempt to measure and understand use of these products in England.

As explained in the podcast, the project aims to survey around 300 women from Black and Minority Ethnic groups in London, Leicester and Birmingham about their use of skin lighteners.

3 June 2014

Jacqui Gabb (co-Director of the CCIG programme: Families, Relationships and Communities) and Reenee Singh (Consultant) discuss the Journal of Family Therapy article: Reflections on the challenges of understanding racial, cultural and sexual differences in couple relationship research.

3 March 2014

This interview series - Indebted Citizenship, aims to help framing the context of crisis and austerity.

These two interviews, respectively with David Harvey and Rosi Braidotti were recorded as part of the editorial project led by Andrea Mura with openDemocracy: Teatro Valle – Searching for a European Commons

17 February 2014

The final survey report of the Endring Love research project is now available on the project website. The project has been designed, developed and implemented in dialogue with policy makers, relationship support organisations, media commentators and academic colleagues, and this ambition was at the core of the event the Enduring Love team organised on the 14th of January, 2014.

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