Movie Screening of "Sorry We Missed You" by Ken Loach followed by a discussion, 12 November, 6pm, at Belmont Filmhouse.
From 19 to 20 September 2019 CISRUL hosted the inter-disciplinary conference “Decolonising Political Concepts” organized by Marie Wuth and Valentin Clavé-Mercier. The conference featured presentations by academics from the Americas, Africa, Europe, and Asia. The topics discussed ranged from knowledge and power to language and resistance, to agency and sexuality. The various regional and disciplinary … Continue reading Impressions from the Inter-Disciplinary Conference “Decolonising Political Concepts”
We are delighted to announce the wonderful news that CISRUL alumnus, Hanifi Barış, has just been awarded a prestigious 3-year Leverhulme Early Career Fellowship to take up at CISRUL. Starting in September, he will be conducting research on “Council democracy as a mode of autonomy: a comparative approach.” Congratulations, Hanifi!
Thursday 19th – Friday 20th September 2019 Hosted by theCentre for Citizenship, Civil Society and Rule of Law (CISRUL)University of Aberdeen Deadline for abstracts submission: 6th June 2019 Invited Key Speakers: Julie Cupples (University of Edinburgh), Oscar Guardiola-Rivera (Birkbeck University), Salman Sayyid (University of Leeds) Postcolonial and decolonial thinkers and activists have spent the last … Continue reading CfP: Decolonising Political Concepts Conference
Pakistani TV journalists have interviewed CISRUL staff member Dr Andrea Teti on Sisi's power-grab in Egypt. The interview was featured on Scope, an 'in-depth analysis’ programme on Indus TV, Pakistan’s premier satellite TV channel. Dr Teti argued that the tough choice for stability is to design political and economic systems which include people - instead … Continue reading Andrea Teti on Sisi’s power-grab in Egypt
Spring is here, the cherry trees have swapped bare branches for luxuriant blossoms, and the CISRUL webpage, too, has a new look. Fond as we were of our old theme, the time has come for some updates. Stay tuned for more changes over the coming weeks. Have your say: What do you think of our … Continue reading CISRUL Website: A New Look
CISRUL welcomes our newest member, Dr Catherine Whittaker. Catherine is a research fellow on the ESRC-funded CISRUL research project, Activism in Regions of Crime-Related Violence and Institutional Fragility. She is joining the team of nine researchers for the final four months of the project. Her responsibilities include attending project meetings in Mexico, copy-editing publications, anonymizing … Continue reading New CISRUL research fellow: Catherine Whittaker
Workshop, Thursday 13TH – Friday 14TH June 2019PhD Summer School, Saturday 15TH – Sunday 16TH June Hosted by theCentre for Citizenship, Civil Society and Rule of Law (CISRUL)University of Aberdeen The term “political” is generally used as loosely by scholars as by the public. This workshop does not aim to agree on a common definition … Continue reading Workshop and PhD summer school: Conceptualizing “Political”
A Mexican Case Trevor Stack A talk co-hosted by CISRUL, Centre for Global Security and Governance and the Modern Languages Research Forum Monday 22nd April at 2-4 pm in Humanities Manse seminar room In 2018, a gala dinner was offered in honour of "opinion leaders" in a provincial Mexican city, and guests included the directors of a … Continue reading Civic Actors and Illicit Margins in Public Policy