Seminars and Events
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.
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
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
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.
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.
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.