CHRI Ideas Cafes
CHRI hosts 'Ideas Cafes' on a monthly basis focussing on different themes with multi-disciplinary appeal. All are welcome to attend these open discussion meetings and join in the conversation. Suggestions for future topics are welcomed. The aims of the Cafes are:
- to encourage research, scholarship and creativity across, between and beyond the Humanities Schools at Cardiff University;
- to explore cooperation with other academic and creative institutions in and around Cardiff University;
- to discuss how to promote and sustain the Humanities in a changing academic climate;
- to arrange seminars, conferences, workshops, performances, and other events to further these aims;
- to meet, socialise and get to know each other; and
- to enjoy ourselves while doing all of the above.
Ideas Cafes in February and March 2009 - titles and dates to be confirmed.
Previous Ideas Cafes
Wednesday 12 November 2008, 12 - 2 p.m.
CESAGen Meeting Room, 2nd floor, 10 Museum Place
Politics and the New Science of Human Nature
Dr Graeme Garrard, Senior Lecturer in Politics, School of European Studies speaking on "Politics and the New Science of Human Nature" followed by opportunity for group discussion.
Wednesday 7 October 2008, 12 -2 p.m.
Bute Building, Room 0.53
Cardiff City Library Sale
An open meeting to find out more about the proposed Cardiff City Library Sale of 18,000 volumes of rare books. Chaired by Geoffrey Samuel, a panel including Helen Phillips (ENCAP), Judi Loach (RGSH), Richard Wilson (ENCAP), Peter Keelan (INSRV), Helen Nicholson (HISAR) and E Wyn James (WELSH) will explore matters relating to the public sale, then the meeting will be opened up for general discussion, including wider issues regarding library provision in Humanities at the University.
Wednesday 12 March 2008, 12 - 2 p.m.
What difference does language make to the dynamic of social, economic and political life in cities?
Dr Diarmait Mac Giolla Chríost, Senior Lecturer, School of Welsh
Huw Thomas, Reader in the School of City and Regional Planning
The topic seeks to explore a conspicuous gap in our understanding of contemporary cities. The intention is to begin to develop a body of knowledge that can inform policy debates in urban policy, language policy and policies about citizenship, cohesion and multi-culturalism. The researchers would like to bring together relevant researchers and policy makers, so that a stock-take and research agenda can be put together.
Wednesday 13th February 2008,12 -2 p.m.
Subjectivity, Migration and Mobility
- 12.15: Margaret Topping and Rachael Langford (EUROS) introduced their plans for a series of two seminars in March and June 2008 on ‘Representing Migration and Mobility in European Cultures’
- 1 p.m. Valerie Walkerdine (SOCSI) introduced the forthcoming international conference on Subjectivity: Critical Psychology, Cultural Studies and Social Theory', in late June 2008, exploring shifting conceptualisations of subjectivity in contemporary culture, politics, social science and theory.