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School of Languages and Social Sciences Interdisciplinary Seminar Series 2016-17

Room MB155

Time: 4.30-5.30  

Please click on titles to access abstracts and on names to access speakers' webpages

Teaching period 2

Wednesday 25 January
Reflections on an International Study of Crisis and Austerity Governance in Eight Cities
Jonathan Davies,De Montfort University

Wednesday 1 February

The EU’s ideal self and the post-Soviet space
Cristian Nitoiu, Politics and International Relations, Aston University

Wednesday 8 February
When an uptight register lets its hair down: The historical development of grammatical complexity features in specialist academic writing
Douglas Biber, Northern Arizona University

Wednesday 15 February
Is Multiculturalism bad for Muslim Women? The Labour Party, candidate selection and clan politics
Parveen Akhtar, Politics and International Relations, Aston University

Wednesday 22 February
We will either be rich or lose our homes! Urban rent speculation, uncertainty, and strategic unknowns in housing market policies in Istanbul
Ebru Soytemel, Sociology and Policy, Aston University

Wednesday 8 March
Bringing citizen power into public services: What does the evidence tell us about co-production?
Tony Bovaird (Director of Governance International and Prof. Emeritus Birmingham University)

Wednesday 15 March
"How arbitrary is English?"
Bodo Winter (Birmingham University)

Wednesday 29 March
The place of translator education in higher education today: trends and tensions
Professor Dorothy Kelly, University of Granada, Spain