External events calendar

This is a list of events in School-related subjects across the humanities and social sciences, which we promote on behalf of external institutions and organisations. Follow the links for more information.

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Dates & Venue Description

11/04/2014 - 01/05/2014

CALL FOR PAPERS: Workshop and book project, “Tracing the Roles of Soft Law in the Field of Human Rights”. 30 Sept – 1 Oct

The workshop attempts to trace the role of soft law across the human rights field building on a thorough analysis of relevant case studies. In addition, we invite contributions that consider the conceptual, methodological and theoretical issues raised by soft law in the human rights field, exploring, e.g., the definition(s) of soft law, its relationship to binding human rights law, and its overall functions within the human rights regime.

Organised by The Danish Institute for Human Rights.




Manchester Metropolitan University
Lower Ormond St
M15 6HB
United Kingdom

Caste and the Equality Act 2010

Manchester Law School is delighted to be hosting a panel of high profile discrimination and employment experts to debate caste and the Equality Act 2010. They will be joined by two experts on caste. The panel will be discussing the implications of Tirkey v Chandok and we hope that you will join us for what should prove to be a lively, informative and interesting panel discussion.

Organised by Manchester Law School.




London, UK

Environmental Claims 2014: The Whys and Wherefores of The World of Claims

This premium conference will bring together leading environmental lawyers, barristers, insurance experts, flooding specialist and regulators to discuss the world of environmental insurance claims. Programme Highlights: -Update on the Environmental Liability Directive; implementation, enforcement and the future -Contractual claims: key environmental cases over the last year -Prosecution trends - Civil Sanctions and private and statutory nuisance -The Habitats Directive - impacts, warranties and indemnities -Toxic torts can techniques and strategies from the UK, work in the UK/EU -Environmental insurance claims - fracking, framing and the future -Expert witness -rules, liabilities and pitfalls

Organised by Brownfield Briefing.




Notre Dame London Law Centre, One Suffolk Street, London, SW1Y 4HG (just off Trafalgar Square)

Does the World Need a Treaty on Business and Human Rights? Weighing the Pros and Cons

Currently the question of a binding instrument on business and human rights is the topic of intense international debate. A proposal at the UN for a Treaty has received the support of over 70 governments and over one hundred regional and international NGOs. At the same time, it has received a high degree of scepticism by many experts, developed country governments, and international business associations. Join us to discuss this issue with a high-level panel of experts! More info in the link below:

Organised by University of Notre Dame Law School and Business & Human Rights Resource Centre.



15/05/2014 - 01/05/2014
Thu-Sat 09:00-17:00

Faculty of Humanities, Leiden University
Cleveringaplaats 1 (Lipsius Building)
2311 EZ Leiden, The Netherlands

Legal Bodies: Personhood in Law, Literature and the Arts

LUCAS (the Leiden University Centre for the Arts in Society) and NICA (Netherlands Institute for Cultural Analaysis) will host a three-day conference on May 15-17th, on the ways in which literature and art have represented, interrogated or challenged juridical notions of ‘personhood’. The focus is on how culture forms a domain in which the implications of legal conceptualizations of personhood can be articulated and thought through, and in which alternative understandings of personhood can be proposed. Invited Keynote speakers include Peter Goodrich, Malick Ghachem, Greta Olson, Claire Colebrook and Jeanne Gaakeer. 400-word proposals for 20-minute papers to: legalbodies@hum.leidenuniv.nl

Organised by LUCAS (Leiden University Centre for Arts and Society). In collaboration with NICA (Netherlands Institute of Cultural Analysis).

Yasco Horsman




82D23, Belfast Campus, University of Ulster, York Street, Belfast

TJI Event: 'Faith Communities and Transitional Justice'

Faith communities can play various and significant roles in assisting a society’s transition from conflict towards justice and peace. Do the Faith concepts of Justice, Peace and Reconciliation intersect with socio-political and legal Transitional Justice discourse? What is to be learned from applying Faith understandings to Transitional Justice, or vice versa?

Organised by Transitional Justice Institute - University of Ulster .



16/06/2014 - 18/06/2014

Kadir Has Üniversitesi, Istanbul, Turkey

ISA Human Rights Joint Conference: Human Rights and Change

The so-called Arab Spring which began in early 2011 seemed to herald significant change in the human rights situation in the Middle East/North Africa, as well as broader regional and global political change. Yet, the changes have been highly ambiguous, both from a human rights perspective and a broader political perspective. This conference will address this theme of change – not only in the Middle East, but also globally.

Organised by Human Rights Section, International Studies Association, Human Rights Section, American Political Science Association, Human Rights Research Committee, International Political Science Association, Standing Group on Human Rights and Transition, European Consortium for Political Research.



18/06/2014 - 18/06/2014

CFP deadline: 23/04/2014

The University of Huddersfield
West Yorkshire HD1 3DH

Call for papers

Postgraduate Conference ‘Citizenship in the 21st Century: Sociological, Political and Cultural Perspectives’, The University of Huddersfield

We are calling for postgraduate students and early career researchers interested in and researching a broad range of issues related to the academic field of citizenship. We are happy to receive abstracts from those who can best demonstrate a critical engagement with these following key themes from a citizenship perspective: - Race and ethnicity - Gender and sexuality - Communication, rights and social movements - Disability rights Confirmed speakers - Dr Nick Stevenson (University of Nottingham) Dr Darren Langdridge (The Open University) and Dr Chris Gifford (University of Huddersfield).

Organised by British Sociological Association Postgraduate Research Network. In collaboration with University of Huddersfield.




University of Huddersfield
Huddersfield, West Yorkshire HD1 3DH

Postgraduate Conference: ‘Citizenship in the 21st Century: Sociological, Political and Cultural Perspectives’

Terms such as ‘global citizenship’, 'cultural citizenship’,‘cosmopolitan citizenship’ and 'transnational citizenship’ provide contemporary examples of new forms and dimensions citizenship experiences. In this context, a new set of rights, duties and responsibilities have emerged within social, political and cultural communities. Phenomena like migration, new technologies of communication, globalization and transnational experiences have an enormous impact in the creation of these new social categories. This conference seeks to explore some of the key aspects of these new developments in both applied and theoretical citizenship. More info: http://citizenship21century.wordpress.com/ Tickets: http://citizenship21century.wordpress.com/

Organised by British Sociological Association.



9.30am-6pm, and evening reception

University College London, Department of Anthropology
14 Taviton Street, London

‘Buddy, Can You Spare a Paradigm?’

This event provides a unique opportunity to explore the multiplicity of research directions and connections pursued by anthropologists based in institutions across London. The event focuses on emerging research clusters that cut across London anthropology departments, and aims to promote dialogue and collaboration for further research.

Organised by SOAS. In collaboration with LSE and UCL.



09/07/2014 - 12/07/2014

Foresight Centre, University of Liverpool; Crypt Hall

British Society of Criminology Conference: Crime, Justice, Welfare: Can the Metropole Listen?

In July 2014, the British Society of Criminology conference (including the post-graduate conference) - Crime, Justice, Welfare: Can the Metropole Listen? - will be hosted by the Department of Sociology, Social Policy and Criminology, School of Law and Social Justice, The University of Liverpool. The call for papers (including individual papers, themed panels, roundtables, author-meets-critics sessions and posters), together with submission guidelines, can be found at: http://www.liv.ac.uk/law-and-social-justice/conferences/bsc/submitapaper/ Reduced ‘early bird’ registration options are currently available and details can be found at: http://www.liv.ac.uk/law-and-social-justice/conferences/bsc/registration/

Organised by British Society of Criminology.




10/07/2014 - 10/07/2014

University of Salford, MediaCity UK Campus, The Quays, Manchester, M50 2HE

The Future of Media Conference 2014

The Future of Media Conference 2014 will provide delegates with the opportunity to discuss and debate the changing face of UK local,regional and national media. Experts from the sector will provide a detailed exposition and lively critical examination of leading edge issues in digital media and their potential consequences in a raft of areas, such as technology, content sourcing, production, narrow and broadcasting, and evolving relationships with audiences and consumers.

Organised by Salford Professional Development.

Robert Goodison
0161 295 3000


13/07/2014 - 15/07/2014

Mansfield College, Oxford

13th Global Conference: Environmental Justice and Citizenship

The Environmental Justice and Citizenship conference provides a forum for inter-disciplinary and multi-disciplinary study of the role of environmental thinking in the context of communities, justice, rights and citizenship. ‘Environmental justice’ is conceived broadly to consider not only human communities but also other species, ecosystems, habitats, landscapes, succeeding generations and the environment as a whole. ‘Citizenship’ is understood as an awareness of an individual’s responsibilities in the global context.

Organised by Inter-disciplinary.net.

Ram Vemuri & Rob Fisher



15/07/2014 - 17/07/2014

Transfusion and Transformation: the creative potential of interdisciplinary knowledge exchange

This international conference examines the creative potential of interdisciplinarity, exploring how the comparison and exchange of disciplinary approaches can offer fresh insights and spark new lines of thought, not only complementing the strengths of more focused disciplinary approaches, but also comprising an important part of the process through which all disciplines negotiate, develop and transform over time. Call for panels is now open (deadline 30 September 2013).

Organised by Institute of Advanced Study, Durham University.

Linda Crowe



30/07/2014 - 31/07/2014

Mansfield College, Oxford

1st Global Conference: Sexuality, Oppression and Human Rights

This special 2-day special focus event has been set up to discuss issues surrounding sexual exploitation, child abuse, domestic violence, state-sanctioned enforced prostitution, ‘comfort women’ and war time rape. Inter-disciplinary and trans-disciplinary perspectives are sought from those engaged in any field relevant to the study of sexual exploitation and sexual violence including media and film studies, performance and creative writing, cultural theory, sociology, criminology, critical race studies, queer studies, psychology and medical. We would particularly encourage the participation of individuals from NGOs, sex workers and legal experts.

Organised by Inter-disciplinary.net.

Colette Balmain; Rob Fisher

cb@inter-disciplinary.net; sohr1@inter-disciplinary.net


20/11/2014 - 21/11/2014

Coventry University, Priory St, Coventry CV1 5FB

Academic Workshop: Sense of Belonging in a Diverse Britain

‘Sense of belonging’ is a phrase often heard in discussions of the cohesion of our society and, particularly, instances of its breakdown. Following the summer 2011 riots commentators speculated about how rioters could have come to feel so little sense of belonging to their local area that they could loot and torch their local shops and incite such fear in their communities. The same questions are asked in the wake of terrorist attacks in which young British people brought up in Britain have murdered fellow citizens, and the need for belonging is frequently cited as a driver of gang membership.

Organised by Dialogue Society, Birmingham Branch and Centre for Peace and Reconciliation Studies, Coventry University.

Mustafa Demir




Man standing and looking at sunset through barbed wire fence

Bursaries are available for the longest-running interdisciplinary, practice-oriented human rights MA programme in the UK.



Parkour athlete sitting on Senate House roof reading a book

This November, the School, in partnership with the Arts & Humanities Research Council (AHRC) and the British Academy, will stage the UK’s first national festival of the humanities.




Social Scholar - Online learning: Developing trends

19th March 2014

School of Advanced Study