Do you know someone who has promoted sound science and evidence?
Nominate them for the 2013 John Maddox Prize for Standing up for Science.
The John Maddox Prize will reward an individual who has promoted sound science and evidence on a matter of public interest. Its emphasis is on those who have faced difficulty or hostility in doing so. Nominations of active researchers who have yet to receive recognition for their public-interest work are particularly welcomed.
Sir John Maddox, whose name this prize commemorates, was a passionate and tireless champion and defender of science, engaging with difficult debates and inspiring others to do the same. As a writer and editor, he changed attitudes and perceptions, and strove for better understanding and appreciation of science throughout his long working life.
The prize is a joint initiative of Nature, where Sir John was editor for 22 years; the Kohn Foundation; and Sense About Science, where Sir John served as a trustee until his death in 2009.
The prize: £2000. The award is presented in November and an announcement of the winner will be published in Nature.
The deadline for nominations is 11:59pm on 20th August 2013 BST.
Full details and online nomination form are at http://www.senseaboutscience.org/pages/maddox-prize-2013.html
In recent years, the connections between human rights and the arts and humanities have become newly conspicuous. Art, literature, theatre, film, TV and digital media provide insights into what it means to live in a world that is hyper-connected but at the same time politically divided
Humanities in Human Rights is designed for postgraduate and early career researchers in the arts, humanities and social sciences who are committed to understanding the politics of humanity and human rights today.
Funded by the AHRC, led by Prof. Lyndsey Stonebridge (UEA) and Prof. Les Back (Goldsmiths) the programme opens in October 2013 with a residential weekend taught by CHASE faculty, followed by topic specific work-shops and a showcase of research in London.
Applications are welcome from scholars in the humanities, arts and social sciences currently working on human rights and related fields who are able to participate in the programme across the year.
Application deadline: 15 June 2013.
Successful applicants will receive a stipend to support travel and accommodation.
Today’s post is from Busra Sultana, PhD Researcher (Gender Studies) in the School of Media, Film and Music
We would like to draw your attention to ‘PEOPLE AND PLACES IN LIMBO’, a research workshop organised and sponsored by the Sussex Centre for Cultural Studies and the Global Transformations research theme to be held on Friday, 24 May 2013.
The workshop brings together researchers from across disciplines and research hubs who in various ways are investigating the resilience, transition, transformation and un/making of people and places in an era of emerging crises.
UPDATE 16 MAY: Due to requests from many of you, the Sussex Centre for Cultural Studies will be happy to offer a small bursary to the Sussex University students to attend the research networking workshop on 24th May ‘People and Places in Limbo’. The registration fee for the Students of Sussex University will be £12. To register please visit http://www.sussex.ac.uk/sccs/activities/inlimbo
Speakers from Sussex and other UK institutions include:
Professor Yvette Taylor,
Head of the Weeks Centre for Social and Policy Research, London South Bank University: “Fitting Into Place & other Queer Encounters”
Dr Rebecca Bryant,
Senior Research Fellow, Anthropologist of politics and law, London School of Economics: “States in Limbo: Sociality and Non-recognition in Cyprus and Elsewhere”
Professor Alan Lester,
Director of Research theme ‘Global Transformations. Historical geographer, Sussex: “Humanitarianism and the In-betweenness of the Colonised: Indigenous Engagements with the Port Phillip Protectorate of Aborigines in Australia”
Dr Monika Metykova,
interests in transnational media, cultural and media policies, and migration, Sussex: “Beyond the Radar: The Roma and Their Media in Europe”
Dr Claire Bennett,
ESRC Centre for Population Change, Southampton University: “Living in limbo’: The experiences of lesbian asylum seekers”
Dr Evi Chatzipanagiotidou,
Anthropologist, Queen’s University: “From ‘no man’s land’ to ‘everyone’s land’: Re-territorialisation of the border in Cyprus among British Cypriots”
Further details are available at http://www.sussex.ac.uk/sccs/activities/inlimbo
There is a £30 fee for the workshop, and registration is required. Due to the limited number of participants we strongly recommend early registration.
Venue: Geography Resource Room, School of Global Studies, University of Sussex
To register please visit http://www.sussex.ac.uk/sccs/activities/inlimbo
We look forward to welcoming you to this workshop.
With Best Wishes,
Busra Sultana & Mahrokh Hosseini
On Behalf of ‘People and Places in Limbo’ Organising Team,
University of Sussex
An update from Denise Turner (Doctoral Researcher, Social Work) on a new Wiki for researchers. Focussed mainly (but not only!) on the fields of social work and education, the site provides access to archived twitter chats from the #eswphd hashtag, and hosts blogs from doctoral researchers and faculty.
eswphd.org.uk is shaping up to be a friendly and productive researcher community – do join in.
You may already be are aware of our weekly ‘Twitter chats’ using the hashtag #eswphd, and we now have a dedicated Webpage/Wiki which carries an archive of these weekly chats (in a nice orderly list – with headings! ) and includes the recent Sussex Library collaboration.
This facility was made possible by a collaboration of people who ‘met’ on Twitter & who have given their skill & time in building this for no financial reward – it is hosted by Jon Bolton’s company ‘Focus on Learning‘ and maintained by Sussex doctoral researcher Liz Thackray. Its a stunning example of group work and the efficacy of community building in social media.
Please do visit the site and see what it has to offer & encourage people to use it – you dont have to be in education or social work.