Heriot Watt University

IRC Seminars 2019/20

16 October 2019 - 15:15-16:45 - MB162 [NB: room change]

Stories on the Edge: exploring the contribution of the research methods of the Arts and Humanities to Political Science and Public Policy

Prof. Susan Hodgett, University of East Anglia

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Susan Hodgett is the founding Professor of Area Studies at the University of East Anglia. She is also Director of Area Studies at UEA, focusing on identifying, leading and developing research and teaching activity across the Faculty of Arts and Humanities and beyond.

As Principal Investigator of the AHRC funded Blurring Genres Network, she explored the use of narratives in relation to modern governance, with Professors Rhodes (Southampton University) and Bevir (University of California, Berkeley) 2016-18. This project established a network to recover the research methods of the Arts and Humanities for Political Scientists, Area Studies scholars, and policy-makers in the UK. It investigated blurring genres, or crossing boundaries between the disciplines, bringing together leading international scholars on interpretive approaches. Susan is currently Sub Panel Chair of the Research Excellence Framework 2021 UoA 25, Area Studies, and was Deputy Chair of the REF 2014 Area Studies Sub Panel. She was President of the UK Council for Area Studies Associations (2011-14).


Forthcoming Events

12 October 2019     Scottish Centre for Geopoetics AGM - New Lanark
23-26 October 2019   Autumn School, "Transformations" Doctoral Training Network, Murcia/Spain
29 October 2019   Rivers of Our Being - CoHERE Folk Oratorio; gala performance, Riga/Latvia
November 2019   IRC Seminar: Aleida Bertran (Latvian Academy of Culture) - Baltic Song and Dance Festivals

"Streaming New Voices" - Creative Ethnology Studios during Being Human Festival of Humanities

[Free events, but places are limited; book your tickets here.]


January 2020   IRC Seminar: Sheena Carlisle (Cardiff Metropolitan) - Sustainable Tourism
February 2020   IRC Seminar: Francisco Martinez (Leicester) - Museums
March 2020   IRC Seminar: Marilyn Booth (Oxford) - Translation
April 2020   Creative Ethnology Studio - Embodied Experience as Methodology, Aberdeen
    IRC Seminar: Máiréad Nic Craith (IRC) - Researching Islands
May 2020   IRC Seminar: Ullrich Kockel (IRC) - Reading Heidegger Interculturally: Some Explorations
3-6 June 2020   Spring School, "Transformations" Doctoral Training Network, Basel/Switzerland
June 2020   IRC Symposium: Writing Heritage
August 2020   AIR Indigenous Futures Summit, Inverness

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