Our upcoming work in progress seminars

We have four work in progress sessions confirmed for Easter term: Charles Mathies (University of Jyvaskyla): We are doing it to ourselves: How university research management platforms are shaping academic research. 3rd May, 12:00pm-1:30pm, Donald McIntyre Building 2S3 Eric Lybeck (University of Manchester): The University Revolution: Re-thinking the Role of Higher Education in Modernity. 17th May, 12:00pm-1:30pm, … Continue reading Our upcoming work in progress seminars

Call for Papers for the Second Annual Conference: Capitalism, Social Science and the Platform University

28 – 29 November 2019 Lancaster University Higher education is increasingly ‘platformised’. Indeed, digital platforms have become ubiquitous. They are dominant intermediaries not only in our social, economic and political life, but have become central forms of capitalist accumulation. While platforms differ in terms of openness to developers and public access to data, they operate … Continue reading Call for Papers for the Second Annual Conference: Capitalism, Social Science and the Platform University

Learner agency at the confluence between rights-based approaches and well-being

Thursday 7 March, 4.30pm to 6pm, DMB 1S3 Faculty of Education, Hills Road, Cambridge In this seminar, Colleen McLaughlin explores Schools, psychosocial well-being and agency: From fragmentation to coherence and Caroline Sarojini Hart discusses A capability approach to children’s well-being, agency and participatory rights in education.  As well as hearing from both speakers, there will be plenty of time for … Continue reading Learner agency at the confluence between rights-based approaches and well-being

Progs v Trads: EduTwitter and educational culture wars

A work in progress seminar with Steve Watson on January 11th, from 12pm to 1:30pm in Donald McIntyre Building 2S3.  EduTwitter may be a uniquely British or even English social-media phenomenon, but it has, in the last five years been the site of extraordinary activity involving teachers, educators and consultants in an online engagement about state … Continue reading Progs v Trads: EduTwitter and educational culture wars

Why Do Children’s Aspirations Matter?

A work in progress seminar with Caroline Hart on January 25th, from 12pm to 1:30pm in Donald McIntyre Building 2S3.  Caroline’s theoretical work builds on Amartya Sen’s capability approach and Pierre Bourdieu’s sociology as well as Social Quality Theory. Caroline will offer some reflections on her research journey and how developing a model of aspiration … Continue reading Why Do Children’s Aspirations Matter?

CfP Infrastructural Relations in the Global North and South

We are sharing the attached call for papers which might of interest to our members: Contributions can be submitted until 25 Jan 2019, following this link: https://www.dkg2019.de/anmeldung_fachsitzungsbeitraege_und_poster/ ; or sent to us via mail until 15 Jan 2019. Organisers: Sören Becker (Bonn University/ HU Berlin): soeren.becker@uni-bonn.de Gerald Aiken (Université de Luxembourg): gerald.aiken@uni.lu Will Eadson (Sheffield Hallam University): W.Eadson@shu.ac.uk Abstract: This … Continue reading CfP Infrastructural Relations in the Global North and South

CfP: The politics of size in higher education – devices, patterns and spatial imaginaries

World Class Universities remind us of what the German novelist Michael Ende (1963) once described as an illusionary giant. The further away one stands, the bigger the giant appears. The greatness of a university seems more apparent if you are not actually learning or working there. While indeed Oxford (UK), Sorbonne (France), or Heidelberg (Germany), … Continue reading CfP: The politics of size in higher education – devices, patterns and spatial imaginaries