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Kings College:Guy’s Hospital, Guy’s Campus
Toward understanding and predicting outcomes in food allergy Speaker: Professor Wayne Shreffler, Harvard University
Kings College:Guy’s Campus
The Biophysical Interactome Speaker: Professor Paul O’Shea, Chair of Biomedicine, Faculty of Health & Medicine, Lancaster University Host: Professor Franca Fraternali Abstract: With the emergence of the professional scientist over the last century or so, the former intimate relationship between the ‘elder’ disciplines within Natural Philosophy such as Biology, Chemistry, Mathematics and Physics together with their manifestations or applications in Engineering and Medicine, tended to become less ‘close and very much more compartmentalised. Movement across these discipline-intensive picket fences became increasingly difficult as the professional-era developed and became reinforced because such movement could be prohibitive to career development. Unfortunately, major questions in contemporary science are not easily addressed within the confines of such professional strictures. It now evident that interdisciplinary approaches are essential in order to both frame and answer some of the key questions in the biosciences. I will outline two areas of my research in which cross-disciplinary approaches have proved essential to progress. The first will touch on the molecular physiology of membranes with examples taken from model systems to those in living cells. In particular, I will outline how we visualise molecular interactions with and within membranes. Secondly, I will outline how we are developing tools and techniques to study the totality of molecular interactions as part of the biomedical interactome. Both examples will include an interplay between theoretical (computational) and wet experimental strategies.
Kings College:Guy’s Campus
Title: Reprogramming Cell Fate Guest Speaker: Constantinos Chronis PhD, Assistant Professor, University of Illinois at Chicago, Biochemistry & Molecular Genetics, Chicago Professor Chronis will be visiting King's. Kostas has been a Post-Doctoral Fellow in Kathrin Plath's Lab at UCLA and is about to open his own lab at the University of Illinois at Chicago. Host: Paul Lavender and Shaun Thomas Recent publications: Constantinos Chronis cellular reprogramming papers: The BAF and PRC2 Complex Subunits Dpf2 and Eed Antagonistically Converge on Tbx3 to Control ESC Differentiation. *Zhang W, *Chronis C, Chen X, Zhang H, Spalinskas R, Pardo M, Chen L, Wu G, Zhu Z, Yu Y, Yu L, Choudhary J, Nichols J, Parast MM, Greber B, Sahlén P, Plath K. Cell Stem Cell. 2019 Jan 3;24(1):138-152.e8. doi: 10.1016/j.stem.2018.12.001. * equal contribution Comparison of reprogramming factor targets reveals both species-specific and conserved mechanisms in early iPSC reprogramming. Fu K, Chronis C, Soufi A, Bonora G, Edwards M, Smale ST, Zaret KS, Plath K, Pellegrini M. BMC Genomics. 2018 Dec 22;19(1):956. doi: 10.1186/s12864-018-5326-1. Promoter-Enhancer Communication Occurs Primarily within Insulated Neighborhoods. Sun F, Chronis C, Kronenberg M, Chen XF, Su T, Lay FD, Plath K, Kurdistani SK, Carey MF. Mol Cell. 2019 Jan 17;73(2):250-263.e5. doi: 10.1016/j.molcel.2018.10.039. Loss of MECP2 Leads to Activation of P53 and Neuronal Senescence. Ohashi M, Korsakova E, Allen D, Lee P, Fu K, Vargas BS, Cinkornpumin J, Salas C, Park JC, Germanguz I, Langerman J, Chronis C, Kuoy E, Tran S, Xiao X, Pellegrini M, Plath K, Lowry WE. Stem Cell Reports.2018 May 8;10(5):1453-1463. doi: 10.1016/j.stemcr.2018.04.001. X Chromosome Dosage Influences DNA Methylation Dynamics during Reprogramming to Mouse iPSCs. Pasque V, Karnik R, Chronis C, Petrella P, Langerman J, Bonora G, Song J, Vanheer L, Sadhu Dimashkie A, Meissner A, Plath K. Stem Cell Reports. 2018 May 8;10(5):1537-1550. doi: 10.1016/j.stemcr.2018.03.019. Mot1, Ino80C, and NC2 Function Coordinately to Regulate Pervasive Transcription in Yeast and Mammals. Xue Y, Pradhan SK, Sun F, Chronis C, Tran N, Su T, Van C, Vashisht A, Wohlschlegel J, Peterson CL, Timmers HTM, Kurdistani SK, Carey MF. Mol Cell. 2017Aug 17;67(4):594-607.e4. doi: 10.1016/j.molcel.2017.06.029. Cooperative Binding of Transcription Factors Orchestrates Reprogramming. *Chronis C, *Fiziev P, Papp B, Butz S, Bonora G, Sabri S, Ernst J, Plath K. Cell. 2017 Jan 26;168(3):442-459.e20. doi: 10.1016/j.cell.2016.12.016. * equal contribution See also: DNA deep dive reveals ways to increase iPSC efficiency. CIRM blog, stories that caught our eye https://blog.cirm.ca.gov/2017/01/20/stories-that-caught-our-eye-20-5-m-in-new-cirm-discovery-awards-sickle-cell-disease-cell-bank-ipsc-insights/ and Study pinpoints how skin cells’ identity can be disassembled to create stem cells. UCLA News, January 19, 2017 http://newsroom.ucla.edu/releases/ucla-study-pinpoints-how-skin-cells-identity-can-be-disassembled-to-create-stem-cells Human Naive Pluripotent Stem Cells Model X Chromosome Dampening and X Inactivation. Sahakyan A, Kim R, Chronis C, Sabri S, Bonora G, Theunissen TW, Kuoy E, Langerman J, Clark AT, Jaenisch R, Plath K. Cell Stem Cell. 2017 Jan 5;20(1):87-101. doi: 10.1016/j.stem.2016.10.006. Human Embryonic Stem Cells Do Not Change Their X Inactivation Status during Differentiation. Patel S, Bonora G, Sahakyan A, Kim R, Chronis C, Langerman J, Fitz-Gibbon S, Rubbi L, Skelton RJP, Ardehali R, Pellegrini M, Lowry WE, Clark AT, Plath K. Cell Rep. 2017 Jan 3;18(1):54-67. doi: 10.1016/j.celrep.2016.11.054. Long-range chromatin contacts in embryonic stem cells reveal a role for pluripotency factors and polycomb proteins in genome organization. Denholtz M, Bonora G, Chronis C, Splinter E, de Laat W, Ernst J, Pellegrini M, Plath K. Cell Stem Cell. 2013 Nov 7;13(5):602-16. doi: 10.1016/j.stem.2013.08.013. Proteomic and genomic approaches reveal critical functions of H3K9 methylation and heterochromatin protein-1γ in reprogramming to pluripotency. Sridharan R, *Gonzales-Cope M, *Chronis C, Bonora G, McKee R, Huang C, Patel S, Lopez D, Mishra N, Pellegrini M, Carey M, Garcia BA, Plath K. Nat Cell Biol. 2013 Jul;15(7):872-82. doi: 10.1038/ncb2768. * equal contribution
SOAS:Russell Square: College Buildings Room: Djam Lecture Theatre (DLT)
In Money, Markets and Monarchies, Adam Hanieh examines how the six states of the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) are powerfully shaping the political economy of the wider Middle East. Through unprecedented and fine-grained empirical research – encompassing sectors such as agribusiness, real estate, finance, retail, telecommunications, and urban utilities – the book lays out the pivotal role of the Gulf in the affairs of other Arab states and asks what this might mean for the future of the region. This vital feature of the Middle East’s political economy is essential to understanding contemporary regional dynamics, not least of which is the emergence of significant internal tensions within the Gulf itself. Adam Hanieh is a Reader in Development Studies at SOAS. His research focuses on the political economy of class and state formation, with a geographical emphasis on the Middle East. He is the author of three books, most recently Money, Markets, and Monarchies: The Gulf Cooperation Council and Political Economy of the Contemporary Middle East (Cambridge University Press, 2018), which has been shortlisted for the 2019 International Political Economy Group (IPEG) Book Prize of the British International Studies Association.
SOAS:Russell Square: College Buildings Room: Khalili Lecture Theatre (KLT)
Abstract From ISIS propaganda videos to popular regime-backed TV series and digital activism, the Syrian conflict has been dramatically affected by the production of media, at the same time generating in its turn an impressive visual culture. Yet what are the aesthetic, political and material implications of the collusion between the production of this sheer amount of visual media being continuously shared and re-manipulated on the Internet, and the performance of the conflict on the ground?
Kings College:Somerset House East Wing, Strand Campus
Abstract In authoritarian contexts where the state is the primary performer in the public sphere and legal mobilisation is constrained and repressed, activists often seek to carve out a public space to confront the frontstage and backstage of the state’s performance in order to pursue collective action. Comparing the online legal mobilisation of feminist and lawyer activists in China, this study investigates how performance arts are used by activists to challenge the authoritarian state in the age of social media. Performing “artivism” is to create conspicuous spectacles in the public eye for the purposes of exposing the state’s illegal or repressive backstage actions or promoting alternative values and norms different from the official ideology. By subversively disrupting the evidential boundaries set by the state, Chinese activists were able to gain momentum and public support for their legal mobilisation. However, it was precisely the success of their artivism that contributed to the government crackdowns on both feminists and lawyers in 2015. Speaker biography Sida Liu is Associate Professor of Sociology and Law at the University of Toronto and Faculty Fellow at the American Bar Foundation. He has conducted extensive empirical research on China’s legal reform and legal profession. Dr. Liu is the author of three books in Chinese and English, most recently, Criminal Defense in China: The Politics of Lawyers at Work (with Terence C. Halliday, Cambridge University Press, 2016).
Birkbeck:University Square Stratford Campus, Foyer
Join us to celebrate Black History Month at Birkbeck's University Square Stratford Campus "On 22nd June 1948, 802 migrants from British colonies in the Caribbean arrived at Tilbury Dock aboard the HMT Empire Windrush. They were looking for new opportunities in the 'Motherland'." Eastside Community Heritage's Windrush exhibition explores first-hand accounts of the journey, and what it was like for the new arrivals to Britain. For Newham's Black History Month 2019, which has the theme Recognising the Past, Shaping the Future, the oral histories of those who took the journey will be on display at University Square Stratford for local residents to learn more about and recall their own experiences. This celebration event will mark the occasion, and is open to Birkbeck and University of East London staff, students and members of the public. Refreshments will be provided, and all are welcome, so come along for a look around, a cup of tea and a chat! The exhibition will be up at USS from Monday 14th - Friday 19th October so even if you can't make this celebration event, drop in and read the stories told by those who were aboard the ship for this life-changing voyage. Entry is free and open to everyone, no need to book in advance. Contact name: Access and Engagement
Gresham College:Museum of London
In contrast to their stark socio-economic and environmental differences, the communities of Harbury, UK and Sekenani, Kenya are building 'collaborative ecosystems' that are helping people and their environment to flourish. With similar ideas on issues as wide-ranging as energy generation to the creation of well-being, these two communities are actively engaged in delivering the UN Sustainable Development Goal 17, 'to revitalise the global partnership for sustainable development' through a new community twinning approach.https://www.un.org/sustainabledevelopment/globalpartnerships/No reservations are required for this lecture. It will be run on a ‘first come, first served’ basis. Doors will open 30 minutes before the start of the lecture
London School of Economics:, Sumeet Valrani Lecture Theater, Center Building
Are Greek foreign policy interests static? Are Greek foreign policy issues only regional in scopel? How far is Greek foreign policy Europeanised and what does this mean? Is there scope for change in Greek foreign policy? In this seminar, Spyros Economides will examine the key elements of Greek foreign policy and assess to what extent they are the product of narrow geopolitical concerns and a deterministic outlook on the impact of the international system.
Kings College:Strand Campus
Fear is one of our most essential emotions, and, therefore, those that best define us. The novelistic work of Santiago Roncagliolo has radiographed the fears of the Hispanic world, from everyday life to political history. But Roncagliolo's eclectic work has gone beyond the novel, to non-fiction, the film and television script, including children's literature, as Spanish has become the second language of cultural encounter in the world. This conversation will reveal the keys to the hatching of a language. Santiago Roncagliolo has told stories in all formats: fiction and journalism, adult and children's literature, books and scripts. His novels, characterized by suspense and black humour, have appeared in more than twenty languages and won awards such as the Alfaguara and the Independent Prize of Foreign Fiction. Two of them are published in English: Red April (Vintage) and Hi, This is Conchita (Two Lines Press). Organised by Instituto Cervantes London and the Modern Language Centre, King's College
Kings College:Bush House, Strand Campus
Sara Shamma: Modern Slavery 1 October – 22 November 2019 | Monday – Friday 10.00 – 17.00 Free admission into the exhibition On 15 October, join Sara Shamma; Rachel Witkin, Helen Bamber Foundation; Professor Parosha Chandran, The Dickson Poon School of Law (King’s College London); and Dr Siân Oram, Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology & Neuroscience (IoPPN) for a panel discussion as part of the Sara Shamma: Modern Slavery exhibition programme. After becoming aware of the display and sale of women and girls in slave markets in Syria and Iraq, Shamma was moved to explore and draw attention to the psychological impact of modern slavery. Through interviews with survivors of modern slavery and professionals working in the field, the artist brings a raw and unique artistic perspective to one of today’s greatest challenges. The event will explore and extrapolate the political, artistic and humanitarian issues raised by the exhibition and is being supported by the Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology & Neuroscience's Diversity & Inclusion Team. The discussion will take place in Bush House Lecture Theatre 2 with a reception afterwards in the Arcade and an opportunity to see the exhibition. Women in Mind is a series of events by the Women and Mental Health Special Interest Group, Royal College of Psychiatrists, in collaboration with the Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology & Neuroscience, King’s College London, aiming to engage health professionals and the public in debate and discussion about challenges to women’s mental health across the life cycle. About the speakers Sara Shamma is one of Syria's most celebrated contemporary artists, whose works can be found in both public and private collections around the globe. Born in Damascus, Syria, to a Syrian father and Lebanese mother, she moved to London in 2016, where she currently lives and works, under the auspices of an Exceptional Talent Visa. She has been the recipient of various international art awards and was a prizewinner in the 2004 BP Portrait Award at the National Portrait Gallery, London; she became the United Nations World Food programmes 'Celebrity Partner' in 2010. Rachel Witkin is Head of Counter-Trafficking at the Helen Bamber Foundation (HBF), where she leads on all aspects of client work with victims of trafficking, ranging from initial assessments to ongoing protection work. Her work includes legal protection, assisting clients in police investigations and judicial proceedings. Rachel has written on behalf of HBF for publications including: Trafficking Survivor Care Standards (2015, with the Human Trafficking Foundation), Addressing the Mental Health Needs of Survivors of Modern Slavery (2015, supported by The Freedom Fund) and Trafficking in Human Beings Amounting to Torture and other forms of Ill-Treatment (2013, with the Organisation for Security and Cooperation in Europe). In 2015, Rachel was awarded the 2015 Modern Slavery Media Award for ‘outstanding contribution to the fight against modern slavery’. Parosha Chandran is a Professor of Practice in Modern Slavery Law in The Dickson Poon School of Law, King's College London. She is a human rights barrister (One Pump Court), a specialist in modern slavery law and a world-leading expert on the law relating to human trafficking for the United Nations, the Council of Europe and Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE). She represents adult and child victims of modern slavery and human trafficking and has set critical legal trafficking precedents in the asylum, slavery, criminal non-punishment, civil and public law contexts. Dr Sian Oram is a Senior Lecturer in Women's Mental Health and Head of the Section of Women’s Mental Health at the Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology & Neuroscience, King's College London. She is a leading researcher globally in the field of human trafficking and health, and has published extensively in this field. Dr Oram participates in a range of human trafficking advisory and stakeholder groups and her work has informed guidelines and reports produced by the World Health Organisation, NHS England, and Public Health England. She currently leads the UKRI Violence Abuse and Mental Health Network, is Deputy Director (KCL) of the NIHR Mental Health Policy Research Unit, and leads a programme of research investigating interventions to support the recovery of trafficked people. Sara Shamma: Modern Slavery is a collaboration between the Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology & Neuroscience (IoPPN) at King’s College London and artist Sara Shamma as part of King’s Artists. It is supported by the King’s Sanctuary Programme and by the university’s Culture team. Follow @CulturalKings on Twitter and Instagram. #KingsCulturalCommunity #SaraShammaModernSlavery
London School of Economics:, Old Theatre, Old Building
‘Home’ means more than a roof over our heads. It can be crucial to our sense of ourselves and our well-being. So what might it mean to have a right to a home? And what is lost when we lose our home? We discuss the politics, philosophy, and poetry of home, exploring the fundamental connection between home and human well-being.
London School of Economics:, 32L.G.03, 32 Lincoln's Inn Fields
At this event Dr Naaz Rashid will be revisiting her monograph Veiled Threats (2016) which examined how Prevent, the UK's counter terrorism agenda, legitimated gendered anti-Muslim racism.
Kings College:Bush House, Strand Campus
Anand Menon, director of The UK in a Changing Europe and Professor of European Politics and Foreign Affairs, will provide his latest insights and perspectives on what is going on with Brexit ahead of the crunch EU summit and the looming Brexit deadline. Anand will be in conversation with BBC Radio 4 presenter Evan Davis. This is part of Making Sense of Society, a series of events by the Faculty of Social Science and Public Policy at King's College London. There will be a drinks reception for attendees after the event. If you'd like to attend, please use the red button on the right to register. #MakingSenseOfBrexit Date: Tuesday 15 October Programme: Doors: 6:30pm Event starts: 7:00pm Event finishes: 8:30pm Close: 9:30pm Venue: Bush House Auditorium, 30 Aldwych, London, WC2B 4BG This is a free event, which means we overbook to allow for no-shows and avoid empty seats. While we generally do not have to turn people away, this does mean we cannot guarantee all ticket holders a place. Admission is on a first come, first served basis. Those without tickets will not be admitted. Please note we may video and take photos at the event for our own internal and external marketing purposes – if you would prefer not to be featured, please let us know in advance or make yourself known to a member of the events team on the night.
Kings College:King's Building, Strand Campus
Abstract Free speech has always been dependent on the healthy exchange of opinions on public forums, but shaping these forums to the challenging contours of today’s online world presents unique challenges. Social media platforms serve as the prime source of knowledge and human thought for many users and have taken on the identity of ‘the modern public square’, as noted by the US Federal Supreme Court. Governments have presented new regulatory proposals for privately-controlled platforms virtually overnight in contrast to their traditional hands-off approach to platform regulation. The Internet Safety Report in the UK, the EU Directive on Copyright in the Digital Single Market and the US President’s Memorandum on Combating Trafficking in Counterfeit and Pirated Goods, and a slew of other regulatory proposals were produced within an extraordinarily short space of time. The lecture will suggest solutions to the inherent conflict between free speech and regulation on the internet by analysing digital due process in cyberspace. Speaker Biography Frederick is Professor of Practice at The Dickson Poon School of Law, King’s College, London, a Research Fellow at the Oxford Intellectual Property Research Centre, University of Oxford, and a Research Fellow at Tsinghua University, Beijing. He is the founder of the Digital Scholarship Institute and Digital Communities Lab. He was inducted into the Intellectual Property Hall of Fame in 2015, which honours those who have helped to establish intellectual property as one of the key business assets of the 21st century. Frederick is principal author and editor of Famous and Well-known Marks – An International Analysis. He is also the author of numerous articles and other publications, including From Edison to iPod – Protect Your Ideas. His op-eds have appeared in the Financial Times and the South China Morning Post. He is consulted by news organisations and his publications have been cited by courts throughout the world. Frederick is Past President of the International Trademark Association and currently the President of the Luxury Law Alliance. Frederick served as Chief Intellectual Property Counsel and Chief Legal Counsel of luxury group Richemont, which includes Cartier, Van Cleef and Arpels, Alfred Dunhill, and Chloé.
London School of Economics:, Hong Kong Theatre, Clement House
"Christ gave us the goals and Mahatma Gandhi the tactics" said Marthin Luther King Jr. Mahatma Gandhi's revolutionary method of Satyagraha, based on truth, non-violence and justice has inspired and continues to inspire numerous political and social struggles throughout the world. On his 150th Birth Anniversary, we propose to re-examine the relevance of his ideas in resolving the conflicts of the 21st century.
SOAS:Russell Square: College Buildings Room: G3
According to Asian Development Outlook 2019 Update (ADOU), Asian Development Bank's flagship report launched on 25 September, developing Asia’s growth will continue to moderate, from 5.9% in 2018 to 5.4% in 2019 and 5.5% in 2020. Inflation will pick up slightly due to food price inflation. Downside risks continue to outweigh upside risks. While the on-going PRC-US trade conflict poses by far the biggest downside risk to the region, the buildup of debt, which rose by two thirds in the last decade, may also threaten stability and growth. A special analytical section of ADOU empirically analyzes the effect of public and private debt build-up on financial vulnerability, proxied by a measure of exchange rate pressure.
Kings College:Guy’s Campus
Long-term effects of influenza infection on lung immunity Speaker: Dr Andreas Wack, The Francis Crick Institute
Kings College:Guy’s Campus
Intervention studies using electronic health records: progress and challenges Speakers: Professor Martin Gulliford and Dr Vasa Curcin All are welcome to attend.
Kings College:Guy’s Campus
Evolution and the origin of vertebrate retinal photoreceptor cells: insights from tunicates and medaka Speaker: Professor Takehiro Kusakabe, Faculty of Science and Engineering & Institute for Integrative Neurobiology, Konan University, Kobe, Japan Host: Professor Simon M Hughes Abstract: The vertebrate retina contains two types of photoreceptor cells, rods and cones. Cones can be further divided into four subtypes with differing wavelength sensitivity. Although photoreceptor development has been extensively studied in a variety of vertebrate species, the mechanism by which photoreceptor subtypes are established is still poorly understood. It also remains unclear how vertebrate retinal photoreceptor cells evolved. In the first half of this seminar, I will talk about the development and molecular properties of photoreceptor cells in tunicates. Tunicates are the only invertebrates that have the vertebrate-type opsins, and therefore studies on tunicate photoreceptor cells are of particular interest in the context of the origin of vertebrate retinal photoreceptors. In the second half of my talk, I will focus on photoreceptor-specific miRNAs, which are potentially involved in photoreceptor subtype specification in a vertebrate retina. In the medaka Oryzias latipes, the genes encoding miR-726 and miR-729 are located upstream of the red-sensitive opsin gene and the UV-sensitive opsin gene, respectively, and are co-expressed with the respective opsins in specific cone subtypes. Based on the transcriptomic analysis of the retina of miRNA knockout fish, I will discuss the role of these miRNAs in the development and evolution of retinal photoreceptor cells.
Kings College:Franklin-Wilkins Building, Waterloo Campus
At this seminar Dr Chris Harrison and Dr Catarina Correia at KCL will discuss a recent research project conducted with 1,400 Year 10 science students across 18 schools. Background The nature and purpose of practical work, and how to undertake valid assessment of practical skills, has been the focus of much debate in school science. This is especially the case when debating assessment of practical skills for certification purposes such as those in national high-stakes examinations. In England, the assessment of practical skills at the end of secondary education relies now on written examination questions alone. Our study explores the validity of this approach by identifying the features of written examination questions that can discriminate between those students who have had substantial hands-on experience of practical work and those who have not. The impact of this new approach in schools is also studied. This study is a joint project between University of York Science Education Group and King’s College London, CRESTEM group funded by Wellcome-Gatsby. Research methods The research involved 1400 Year 10 students from 18 schools spread across London and Yorkshire regions, in England. We have designed four types of classroom interventions - hands-on practical work/teacher demonstration/video/written description. Groups of students are randomly assigned to an intervention activity for six topics in science. After each intervention they completed a set of examination-style written questions. The answers were marked and scores were analysed using one-way ANOVA and Tukey HSD post-hoc tests searching for correlations between score distribution and the type of intervention. A sample of intervention lessons were observed, and post-lesson interviews were analysed to inform how teachers facilitated the activity and how they perceived students responded to it. Findings Preliminary findings suggest that students’ mean scores for demonstration and hands-on practical are significantly better than video interventions. There is no significant difference between the mean scores for demonstration and hands-on practical interventions. Lesson observations and interviews with teachers suggest that the way teachers facilitate the interventions has an effect on how students perform in exam questions. Teachers report that frequency of hands-on practical work has not changed with reforms, and that whenever possible required practicals are facilitated as hands-on practical work. Teachers have a range of views on the usefulness of required practicals to support students in answering exam questions. Implications of these findings will be discussed in the presentation. About the speakers Chris Harrison researches classroom assessment and professional learning and has a particular interest in the ways teachers conceptualise and enact assessment. Find out more. Catarina Correia is a chemistry educator with a strong interest in classroom talk and student agency in STEM classrooms.
Kings College:Bush House, Strand Campus
The Marketing Group of King's Business School organises bi-weekly research seminars in marketing, social media and advertising. These seminars take place in Bush House on the Strand, on Wednesdays. This week we welcome John Ford (Old Dominion University). Abstract: “Methodological Mistakes in Cross-Cultural Advertising and Business Studies” "There have been serious questions raised about the lack of quality controls in Cross-Cultural Advertising Research since the study by Samiee and Jeong (1994, JAMS). As a journal editor and editorial review board member for many marketing and advertising journals, I see many manuscripts which come across my desk with mistakes being made which raise serious questions about the studies involved and the supposed conclusions that can be drawn from potentially confounded data. There are a number of areas which are loaded with examples of mistakes which must be carefully addressed for manuscripts to have a chance for publication at high-quality publications. Coverage includes 1) country choice for comparison, 2) national culture as a foundation, 3) opportunistic vs. strategic country choices, 4) sample selection and justification, 5) qualitative research protocols, 6) scale adaptation vs. adoption, 7) Etic vs. Emic modeling, and 9) questionnaire design. Each is discussed in detail and suggestions are made for needed corrective actions."
University of the Arts London:London College of Communication
SOAS:Russell Square: College Buildings Room: 4426
The liberal world order is a varied and contradictory phenomenon, one aspect of which is a distinct regime for the organization of cultural difference, usefully termed ‘global pluralism’. Consolidated only in the 1970s, and combining Westphalian sovereignty with international norms upholding the cultural rights of individuals, this regime is now under challenge from the resurgent xenophobic nationalisms, politicized religion, insurgent white supremacy, and unashamed civilizational chauvinism. A crucial, yet neglected, question for the future of the liberal world order is whether global pluralism can survive in the face of such challenges. This seminar sets out a framework for answering this question. Systematically comparing global pluralism with past Western and non-Western ‘diversity regimes’, it draws out its unique institutional characteristics and adaptive capacities. Challenging existing accounts of the nature and plasticity of ‘pluralist international society’, as well as culturalist arguments about the dependence of pluralism on Western cultural hegemony, it focuses on the complex social contacting required to sustain global pluralism and on the limits of liberal forms of cultural recognition.
The Courtauld Institute of Art:Lecture Theatre 1, first floor, The Courtauld Institute of Art, Vernon Square, Penton Rise, King’s Cross, London, WC1X 9EW
On the night of July 9, 1776, a crowd emboldened by a public reading of the Declaration of Independence pulled a huge equestrian statue of King George III from its pedestal in lower Manhattan. A British officer conveyed the decapitated head to London, intending to demonstrate the rebels’ defiance, and soldiers transported the remaining fragments to Connecticut, where the statue was melted down and recast as ammunition for the American army. En route, loyalists absconded with pieces of the statue, concealing them in fields, swamps, and cellars. By any reckoning, the statue should have remained beneath the earth. But in the mid-nineteenth century, fragments began turning up; artists began restoring the statue to visibility in paintings and prints; and historical re-enactors began featuring recreations of the lost statue in civic pageants and parades. Recently, the statue has been the subject of digital and sculptural reconstructions at prominent U.S. museums. This lecture will explore how this act of Revolutionary iconoclasm became an American creation story through texts, images, and performances long after the American Revolution. Iconoclasm mobilized a central paradox of the American national imaginary: it was at once a destructive phenomenon through which Americans enacted their independence and a creative phenomenon through which they continued to enact British cultural identities. By locating the statue’s destruction within a British colonial space of material violence, we can see how American Revolutionary iconoclasm emerged from rituals of protest in the broader Atlantic world. Wendy Bellion is Professor of Art History and Sewell Biggs Chair in American Art at the University of Delaware and Co-Director of the Center for Material Culture Studies. Her publications include the forthcoming Iconoclasm in New York: Revolution to Reenactment (2019) and Citizen Spectator: Art, Illusion, and Visual Perception in Early National America (2011), which was awarded the Charles Eldredge Prize by the Smithsonian American Art Museum.