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Conferences and Workshops

Forthcoming Conferences and Workshops
DTC Advanced Training Workshop: Socialising Big Data

24 June 2014 | UK Doctoral Students (free)/ Intnl. (£30)

This one-day course is designed for students who want to learn more about the risks, challenges and potentials of working with Big Data. This will be achieved through illustrations and discussions of collaboratories that have been conducted with practitioners who work with Big Data in three practical contexts: genomics, official statistics and waste management. The workshop will involve both training in how to ask critical questions about Big Data that can be taken up in relation to other substantive and practical contexts as well as the collaboratory as a social science method. Presenters include:

Dr Evelyn Ruppert, Department of Sociology, Goldsmiths PI ESRC Socialising Big Data Project
Prof Penny Harvey, Anthropology and Director of CRESC, University of Manchester
Prof Celia Lury, Sociology and Director, Centre for Interdisciplinary Methodologies, University of Warwick
Dr Ruth McNally, Principal Lecturer, Innovation, Technology and Management, Lord Ashcroft International Business School, Anglia Ruskin Universit

Contact Dr Stephanie Alice Baker:

Inequality in Education – Innovation in Methods.

Date: Wednesday 12th November 2014

Location: Wolfson Research Exchange, Library, University of Warwick

Convened by: Siobhan Dytham and Carli Rowell

Taking a critical stance on the idea of ‘innovation’ – what is it, why do it, does it improve our research? this event offers critical training for students with an interest in innovation within the social sciences. Delegates will broaden their knowledge of innovative methodologies for present and future social research projects honing their understanding of the way in which such methods can be drawn upon to reinvigorate and make advances in the field of inequality in education.

More information to follow.


The Social Theory Centre annual lecture - ‘Social Capital vs Democratic Knowledge: A Manifesto’

The Social Theory Centre annual lecture for 2014 will be given by Danielle Allen, UPS Professor of Social Science at the Institute for Advanced Study at Princeton.

19th June, 5pm

R0.21 – the main lecture theatre in the Ramphal building, University of Warwick

The talk is titled: ‘Social Capital vs Democratic Knowledge: A Manifesto’ and it will be chaired by Professor Stuart Croft.
Please do put this date in your diary and come along.
Online Writing – a workshop for PG students and Early Career Researchers


An Online Writing workshop for PG students and Early Career Researchers will take place on 2nd July in the Wolfson Research Exchange between 10.00 and 16.30.

Places are limited and allocated on a first come, first served basis so early booking is encouraged.

If you have any questions, please contact Ronni Littlewood
Research Impact Officer (Social Sciences)/Assistant Secretary to Research Committee