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2012-13 Reading Group

2012-2013

Members of the SSC meet to read and discuss pre-circulated papers. The meetings are open to interested individuals, postgraduate and staff, from other areas of academic study.

DateDetails
Friday, 12 October

J. L. Yannielli (2011) 'A Yahgan for the killing: murder, memory and Charles Darwin ', British Journal for the History of Science, http://dx.doi.org/10.1017/S0007087411000641
Discussant: Dr Diarmid Finnegan

Tuesday, 30 October

A. R. Cashmore, 'The Lucretian swerve: the biological basis of human behaviour and the criminal justice system', PNAS 107: 4499-4504.
Discussant: Professor David Livingstone

Tuesday, 20 November

J. Phillips (2012)'Storytelling in Earth sciences: The eight basic plots', Earth-Science Reviews 115: 153-162.
Discussant: Professor Keith Bennett

Tuesday, 11 December

R. Joyce (forthcoming) 'The evolutionary debunking of morality', in J. Feinberg and R. Shafer-Landau (eds) Reason and Responsibility, 15th ed.(Cengage).
Discussant: Dr Caroline Sumpter

Thursday, 17 January

S. Williams (2012) 'Virtually Impossible: Deleuze and Derrida on the Political Problem of Islands', Island Studies Journal, 7: 215-234.
Discussant: Professor Steve Royle

Tuesday, 5 February

J. Marks (2012) 'Why be against Darwin: creationism, racism and the roots of anthropology', Yearbook of Physical Anthropology, 55: 95-104.
Discussant: Professor David Livingstone

Friday, 6 March

D. P. Mindell (2013) 'The tree of life: metaphor, model and heuristic device', Systematic Biology [advance access]
Discussant: Professor Keith Bennett

Tuesday, 23 April

H. Ritvo (2013) 'Edging into the wild', in J. Beardsley (ed). Designing Wildlife Habitats (Harvard University Press).
Discussant: Professor Harriet Ritvo

Tuesday, 7 May

S. Elden (2013) 'How should we do the history of territory', Territory, Politics and Goverance, 1: 5-20.
Discussant: Professor John Agnew

Thursday, 30 May

S. Elden (2013) 'Secure the volume: vertical geopolitics and the depth of power', Political Geography 30: 1-17
Discussant: Dr Ian Klinke

Monday, 10 June

P. Merriman (2012) 'Human geography without time-space', Transactions of the Institute of British Geographers 37(1): 13-27.
Discussant: Dr Carl Griffin

The reading group normally meets at 1-2pm in Rm 01009, Elmwood Building

ALL WELCOME


 

 

 

Tuesday 5 February