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Seminars and Events

Research Seminars

We host an exciting and engaging research seminar programme throughout the year.

Research seminars provide the opportunity to hear about cutting edge research from across a wide range of topics and our seminars are open to all.

22 January

Temporary Camps, Enduring Segregation: The Contentious Politics of Roma and Migrant Housing

Gaja Maestri, Aston University (Birmingham, UK)

15:30 – 17:00 GMT

Teaching Room 1, Geography and Planning Building

5 February

Trials and triumphs of transdisciplinary research for urban transitions in African cities.

Zarina Patel, University of Cape Town

12:30 - 14:00

Teaching Room 2, Geography and Planning Building


Other Events

Mobilising Communities for Adaptation: building local flood resilience through cooperative rainwater harvesting

14th January 2020

Dr Liz Sharp and Dr Christine Sefton have been working with the University of Sheffield's Civil Engineering and ‘Living with Water’ in Hull to understand whether and when communities might be happy to host rainwater harvesting tanks to reduce flood risk.

The project has delivered learning about how to engage communities as well as what contribution domestic rain tanks can make to enhancing flood resilience.

This event presents the results of the project alongside two other projects that have engaged communities in relation to climate change adaptation and flood risk.

Find out more and register your interest

3rd International Workshop on Contested Territories

Development Alternatives within Contested Territories in Latin America

29th-30th January 2020

This workshop will focus on the construction of development alternatives in the context of Contested Territories, focusing not only on previous and recent social uprisings in Latin America but also on the institutionalisation of development alternatives – for example, within Bolivia’s and Ecuador’s constitutions – as well as on more subtle conscious and unconscious day-to-day practices which put into question conventional forms of development. For full details about this workshop and how you can contribute please download the pdf (available in English/ Spanish/ Portuguese) below.

English Spanish Portuguese

Feeling Class: Emotions, Bodies and the Affective Politics of Social Inequality

Tuesday 5th May 2020

This free one-day conference will advance understanding of the contemporary working-class experience in its historical, intersectional and geographical complexities.

For more information, please see the Call for Papers.

Delivering transformative justice in practice

21st-22nd May 2020

This workshop will focus on delivering transformative justice in practice, with the aim of producing as a subsequent output a cross-sector funding bid for a project on transformative change.

For more information please see the workshop abstract.