LUMS AND IAS SEMINAR - 'Navigating the Knowledge Economy'
Professor Leif Edvinsson
Leif Edvinsson, Professor of Intellectual Capital at Lund University, Sweden. Inspirator and CEO of Universal Networking Intellectual Capital and Winner of the prestigious Brain of the Year award for 1998.
Acclaimed as the world's leading expert on Intellectual Capital, his intangible assets theories and models are used by governments and companies around the world for assessing the Intellectual Capital of corporations, economic regions and even nations. Topics covered will include knowledge management, intangible asset measurement and reporting, leadership of knowledge workers and development of knowledge cities and economic regions.
Tuesday 7th February 2006, 5:00pm - 6:30pm in Lancaster Leadership Centre, Lecture Theatre 1.
LUMS and IAS extend a cordial invitation to all members of staff and students to be present at this seminar.
For catering purposes please confirm your attendance to Sarah Baines at: firstname.lastname@example.org by Tuesday 31st January 2006.
Further details about the lecture can be obtained from Edward Truch at: email@example.com
LANCASTER INSTITUTE FOR NANOSCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY (LINST) SEMINAR
LINST seminar organiser: Denis Koltsov (firstname.lastname@example.org)
DESIGN AND TEST OF AN ELECTRONIC MEMS COMPASS
Dr. Norbert Dumas, Microsystems group, Lancaster University Engineering Department.
Monday 6 February, 1-2 pm, Physics Department, room C1. All are welcome.
Consumer electronic appliances require more and more to integrate
sensors. Some applications have been well identified as for example the
interface of a mobile phone. Consequently there is an important need to
develop low-cost sensors that do not necessarily require an excellent
performance level. Bulk micromachining CMOS MEMS technology offers an
adequate solution for batch fabrication of the sensor and the electronic
all together. However, some bottlenecks are present in the development
of this kind of sensors. It is: the design of an electronic interface
robust to process scattering, low-cost test techniques for mechanical
structures and packaging. Novel solutions are addressed to deal with
this complexity in the design phase of the product.
For further information:
Annual Conference of the Oral History Society, with Sheffield Wednesday Football Club. Hillsborough Stadium Conference Centre
17-18 June 2006
CALL FOR PAPERS - Deadline for submission: 2 February 2006
Passion, play and the everyday: Oral history and the consumer society
This conference will bring together people from oral history backgrounds to explore the continuing impact of changing lifestyles, leisure and consumption in modern Britain. It will explore the nature and development of the ‘consumer society’ through oral histories that address a range of areas including sport, food, fashion, music, media, tourism, heritage, museums, health, education and technology.
Please send an abstract of no more than 400 words to:
Polly Russell: email@example.com
Michelle Winslow: firstname.lastname@example.org
Liz Carnegie: email@example.com
Material Culture and Consumption Group Seminars
All seminars take place 4.15 - 5.30pm in County South D26. All are welcome.
Wednesday 15 February
‘The disinterested self: life assurance and the materiality of 19th century promotional practices’
Liz McFall (Open University)
Wednesday 15 March
‘Fetishism, mimesis and animation: Walter Benjamin meets Woody’s Round-Up Gang’
Graeme Gilloch (Sociology dept)
Wednesday 22 March
'Consuming money in a cashless society: value, signifier and consumption’
Karl Dayson (University of Salford)
For further information, contact Anne Cronin (firstname.lastname@example.org) or see the website: http://www.lancs.ac.uk/fss/sociology/research/groups/materialculture.htm
CESAGen Seminar Series Lent Term 2006
Wednesdays 12-1pm, Room A08, Institute for Advanced Studies, County South.
15th March 2006 Title to be confirmed
Professor Alan Petersen, University of Plymouth
Further details at http://www.cesagen.lancs.ac.uk/events/events.htm
DEPARTMENT OF SOCIOLOGY SEMINARS
7 February, 4.15-6pm, County South C26
Will Medd, Sociology, Lancaster
"Reflections on Water: a Research Agenda for Sociology".
14, February, 4.15-6pm, County South C26
Sylvia Walby, Sociology, Lancaster
"Complex Systems: a Global Era"
21 February, 4.15-6pm, County South C26
James Wilsdon, Head of Science and Innovation, DEMOS
‘Governing at the nanoscale: people, policies and emerging technologies"
28 February, 4.15-6pm, County South C26
Clare Waterton, Sociology, Lancaster
"Tools for interdisciplinarity: Protée and the re-ordering of global taxonomy"
7 March , 4.15-6pm, County South C26
John Tercier, Sociology, Lancaster
"Men and Dust". Politics and the Public Health Film of the 1930s.
14 March, 4.15-6pm, County South C26
Peter Fitzpatrick, Law, Birkbeck College
"What are the gods to us now? Modernity and the Theologic of 'Society'"
Lancaster Complexity Network LECTURE SERIES
The schedule for this Lent term is as follows:
Venue: Rm A19 in the IAS building
Time: Wednesdays 13.00- 14.00
February 1st: Graham Chapman (Lancaster University)
* 'The Limits to Knowledge: Evolutionary Psychology, Complexity Theory, and Social Epistemology'
February 15th: Peter Andras (University of Newcastle)
* "Systems theory inspired by Luhmann's theory of social systems'.
March 1st: Sylvia Walby (Lancaster University)
* 'Rethinking the concept of system: Multiple social inequalities and complexity theory'.
March 22nd: Graeme Chesters (University of Bradford)
* 'The Complexity of Post-Representational Politics'
All details will soon be placed on our webpage:
NETWORKED LEARNING 2006
10-12 April 2006, Lancaster University
We invite you to the fifth international Networked Learning conference. The conference is an opportunity to participate in a forum for the critical examination and analysis of research into networked learning. Networked Learning is learning and teaching carried out largely via the Internet or web, which emphasises collaborative and cooperative learning, online group work, interaction with e-learning materials and networked knowledge production.
Full details, a booking form, paper titles and abstracts for the 2006 conference are available on the conference website at: www.networkedlearningconference.org.uk/Or email: email@example.com
Please note the early bird registration period closes on 1st February 2006 - book now to save on the conference fees!
Department of Continuing Education: Free Lunchtime Lectures
3 February to 7 April 2006, Fridays from 12.35 - 1.15pm followed by questions.
At The Storey Institute, Meeting House Lane, Lancaster City Centre.
Macro to Micro and Other Worlds
How Lancaster made it big in the global battle to save water,
3 Feb Dr Mark Bacon, Lancaster Environment Centre
Nano: the new front of technology
10 Feb Dr Steve Bailey, Physics Dept
Cosmology: Clues from the Past, Key to the Future
17 Feb, Dr Chris Bowdery, Chair, Lancashire and Cumbria branch, Institute of Physics
Different dimensions and other worlds in the fiction of H G Wells
24 Feb Sara Lenaghan, Continuing Education
From Lilliput to Brobdingnag: Science in Science Fiction
3 March Peter Wade, Continuing Education
URBAN LEGENTS: FOOLING (OR DEFRAUDING) MOST OF THE PEOPLE MOST OF THE TIME
10 March Simon Slavin, Psychology Dept
A SPIRITUAL REVOLUTION
17 March Professor Paul Heelas, Religious Studies Dept
ATTRACTIVE MYTHS: MAGIC AND MAGNETS IN HISTORY
24 March Dr Stephen Pumfrey, History Dept
THE VISIONS OF PHYSIGNOMY AND PHRENOLOGY: FROM 19TH CENTURY PSEUDO-SCIENCE TO THE 21ST CENTURY MORAL
31 March Dr Richard Twine, IAS - IEPPP - CESAGEN
DRAGONS, UNICORNS AND THEIR ILK: MARVELLOUS MONSTERS FROM THE MEDIEVAL BESTIARY TO CONTEMPORARY IMAGINATION
7 April Dr Sam Riches, Continuing Education
INSTITUTE FOR HEALTH RESEARCH: LUNCHTIME SEMINARS (LENT TERM 2006)
WORKSHOP: ETHNOGRAPHIES OF DIGITAL HEALTHCARE
Thursday 2nd February, 1.00pm-3.00pm (Wk 4)
Discussant: Maggie Mort
‘From the autonomous patient to distributed decision making’
Tim Rapley University of Newcastle
‘That’s how the Bastille got stormed!’ An ethnography of an NHS electronic patient records (EPR) project.
Dave Martin Department of Computing
ILLNESS BELIEFS IN PARKINSON’S DISEASE AND THEIR ROLE IN PSYCHOLOGICAL FUNCTION
Thurs 9 February (Wk 5) Katrina Haines (Institute for Health Research)
INTEGRATING COMPLEMENTARY MEDICINE INTO PRIMARY CARE: WHO WINS? (AN ACTION RESEARCH STRATEGY INVOLVING GPS, THE CLINIC, PATIENTS AND THERAPISTS)
Thursday 16 February (Wk 6) Peggy Welch (Institute for Health Research)
FROM MALIGNANT MELANCHOLIA TO CARCINOGENIC GENE: HOW DISCOURSES OF RISK, SURVEILLANCE AND RESPONSIBILITY MAY BE INSCRIBED UPON THE BODIES OF WOMEN WHO ARE 'PREDISPOSED' TO DEVELOPING FEMALE BREAST CANCER.
Thursday 23 February (Wk 7) Tom Lynch (Institute for Health Research)
HOSPITALITY AT THE LIMITS OF WELFARE: HOSTING DISPERSED ASYLUM SEEKERS IN A PROVINCIAL UK CITY
Thurs 2 March (Wk 8) Linda East (Institute for Health Research & Nottingham Uni)
LIGHTING UP: SMOKING IDENTITIES AND AFRICAN CARIBBEAN YOUNG WOMEN
Thurs 9 March (Wk 9)Jenny Douglas (Institute for Health Research & The Open Uni)
THE DIALECTICS OF VOICE AND SILENCE: RESEARCH SEXUAL VIOLENCE IN GUJARAT
Thurs 16 March (Wk 10) Shazneen Commissariat Institute for Health Research
All seminars held on Thursdays in C70, Bowland Tower East (Above the newspaper shop in Alexandra Square), 1pm-2pm (except 2 Feb)
All are welcome to attend this informal series.
Enquiries: Maggie Mort - 01524 594077 or firstname.lastname@example.org
ROYAL INSTITUTE OF PHILOSOPHY, PUBLIC LECTURE SERIES 2006, PHILOSOPHY AND PUBLIC POLICY
All lectures are free and open to all.
At the Gregson Centre, Moor Lane, Lancaster. 7.30pm.
The Good, the Bad - and the Unnatural.
Wed 8 Feb Professor Alan Holland (Lancaster University)
Can Pre-emptive War be Self-Defence?
Wed 22 Feb Dr. Suzanne Uniacke (Hull University)
Serfdom and Openness: A Comparison of Hayek with Popper.
Wed 8 March Professor Anthony O’Hear (University of Buckingham)
Tackling Climate Change through Democratic Politics.
Wed 22 March Dr. Catriona McKinnon (Reading University)
Telephone: 01524 594702. Email: R.V.Cooper@lancaster.ac.uk
DEPARTMENT OF EUROPEAN LANGUAGES AND CULTURES RESEARCH SEMINAR SERIES - LENT TERM
Maurice Slawinski (DELC): “Virgo Intacta. Pirandello’s Young Women”, Wed 8 February 2006, 1 p.m. Bowland North C134.
Professor Andrew Barker (University of Edinburgh): “What’s in a name? Or, how German has bedevilled Austrian literary history”, Wednesday 15 February 2006, 5 p.m. Bowland North B16.Dr Owain Wright (DELC): “A Special Relationship? Britain, Italy, and the Risorgimento”, Wednesday 8 March 2006, 1 p.m. Bowland North C134.
“Otto Rank’s break with Freud over religion”.
Professor Robert Kramer, American University Washington DC, will be speaking to Professor Robert Segal’s Religious Studies MA class Theories of Religion.
Wednesday 1 February From 5.00-6.00 pm in Room C.50, Furness College.
Readings can be collected from Gillian Room C.68, Furness College.
All are welcome.