A super list containing all seminars in the College of Humanities and Social Science.

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TBC
Ulrike Demske (Potsdam)
Thu 30 Nov 2017, 16:10 - 17:00
VENUE TO BE CONFIRMED

TBA
Elena Gherri
Thu 07 Dec 2017, 13:00 - 14:00
Room S37, Department of Psychology, 7 George Square

TBA
Elena Gherri
Thu 07 Dec 2017, 13:00 - 14:00
Room S37, Department of Psychology, 7 George Square

TBC
Véronique Lacoste (Lyon)
Thu 18 Jan 2018, 16:10 - 17:00
DSB 3.10/3.11

TBC
Rolf Bremmer (Leiden)
Thu 01 Feb 2018, 16:10 - 17:00
DSB 3.10/3.11

TBC
Rebecca Wheeler (Christopher Newport)
Thu 15 Feb 2018, 16:10 - 17:00
DSB 3.10/3.11

TBC
Petra Schulz (Frankfurt)
Thu 01 Mar 2018, 16:10 - 17:00
DSB 3.10/3.11

TBC
TBC
Thu 15 Mar 2018, 16:10 - 17:00
DSB 3.10/3.11

TBC
Stergios Chatzikyriakidis (Gothenburg)
Thu 29 Mar 2018, 16:10 - 17:00
DSB 3.10/3.11

Urdu/Hindi Questions at the Syntax-Pragmatics-Prosody Interface
Miriam Butt (Konstanz)
Thu 16 Nov 2017, 16:10 - 17:00
VENUE TO BE CONFIRMED



Leading the Blind: How to talk to journalists about linguistics
Lane Greene
Thu 02 Nov 2017, 16:10 - 17:00
VENUE TO BE CONFIRMED

TBC
Lane Green (The Economist; winner of the Linguistic Society of America’s 2017 Journalism Award)
Thu 02 Nov 2017, 16:10 - 17:00
DSB 3.10/3.11



Language and Inequality : Roles for Lawyers and Linguists
Douglas A. Kibbee University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Thu 19 Oct 2017, 16:10 - 17:00
DSB 3.10/3.11

TBC
Douglas A. Kibbee (Illinois)
Thu 19 Oct 2017, 16:10 - 17:00
DSB 3.10/3.11



How much of what phonologists know about do speakers know? A simple, unnatural rule in English
John Harris (UCL), Nick Neasom (UCL) and Kevin Tang (Yale)
Thu 05 Oct 2017, 16:10 - 17:00
DSB 3.10/3.11


What do listeners think of disfluencies?
Martin Corley
Thu 28 Sep 2017, 16:10 - 17:00
VENUE TO BE CONFIRMED





Continuous dynamics in speech and phonological cognition
Matt Goldrick (Northwestern University)
Wed 13 Sep 2017, 12:00 - 13:00
Room 1.20 Dugald Stewart Bldg

Is/Ought: Hume's Guillotine, Linguistics, and Standards of Language
John E. Joseph (University of Edinburgh)
Thu 15 Jun 2017, 16:00 - 17:00
DSB 3.10/3.11

Grammaticalization is gradual, innit: question tags in Multicultural London English
Heike Pichler (Newcastle University)
Thu 30 Mar 2017, 16:10 - 17:00
DSB 3.10/3.11


Title TBC STIS 20/3
Prof Kristin Asdal (University of Oslo)
Mon 20 Mar 2017, 15:30 - 17:00
Staff Room, 6th floor, Crystal Macmillan Building (University of Edinburgh, George Square)


The role of input in early multilingualism
Tanja Rinker, University of Konstanz
Thu 09 Mar 2017, 16:10 - 17:00
DSB 3.10/3.11








Nonknowledge and Real World Experiments
Dr Matthias Gross (Helmholtz Centre for Environmental Research)
Mon 30 Jan 2017, 15:30 - 17:00
Staff Room, 6th Floor, Crystal Macmillan Building

Nonknowledge and Real World Experiments
Dr Matthias Gross (Helmholtz Centre for Environmental Research)
Mon 30 Jan 2017, 15:30 - 17:00
Staff Room, 6th Floor, Crystal Macmillan Building

Smart and Inclusive Growth: a new narrative on wealth creation
Prof Mariana Mazzucato (University of Sussex)
Fri 27 Jan 2017, 15:00 - 17:30
David Hume Tower - LG.11


Quantifying input quality in bilingual language development
Sharon Unsworth (Centre for Language Studies, Radboud University, the Netherlands)
Thu 19 Jan 2017, 16:10 - 17:00
DSB 3.10/3.11

Sigrid Suetens (Tilburg University)
Sigrid Suetens
Mon 12 Dec 2016, 14:30 - 16:00
G.04, 50 George Square

Willemien Kets (Northwestern University)
Willemien Kets
Mon 05 Dec 2016, 14:30 - 16:00
G.04, 50 George Square

The pervasive problems of processing negation
Nina Kazanina, University of Bristol
Thu 01 Dec 2016, 16:10 - 17:00
DSB 3.10/3.11





David Frankel (Iowa State University)
David Frankel
Mon 21 Nov 2016, 12:00 - 13:00
G.05, 50 George Square

Since since again
Sabine Iatridou (MIT)
Thu 17 Nov 2016, 16:10 - 17:00
DSB 3.10/3.11

Functional Variation Drives Regional Variation
Jack Grieve, Centre for Forensic Linguistics, Aston University
Thu 10 Nov 2016, 16:10 - 17:00
DSB 3.10/3.11


Stephen Millard (Bank of England)
Stephan Millard
Tue 08 Nov 2016, 14:00 - 15:30
LG.08, David Hume Tower


Stephan Heblich (University of Bristol)
Stephan Heblich
Tue 01 Nov 2016, 14:30 - 16:00
Room 2.11, 31 Buccleuch Place

Helene Turon (University of Bristol)
Helene Turon
Mon 31 Oct 2016, 14:30 - 16:00
Room 2.11, 31 Buccleuch Place

The contribution of Tibetan to the Study of evidentiality
Nathan Hill (SOAS)
Thu 27 Oct 2016, 16:10 - 17:00
DSB 3.10/3.11


Hakki Yazici (Sabanci University)
Hakki Yazici
Mon 24 Oct 2016, 14:30 - 16:00
Room 2.11, 31 Buccleuch Place



Investigating evidence for final [v] devoicing in Older Scots
Warren Maguire, Rhona Alcorn, Ben Molineaux, Joanna Kopaczyk, Vasilis Karaiskos & Bettelou Los, University of Edinburgh
Thu 13 Oct 2016, 16:10 - 17:00
DSB 3.10/3.11




Finnish Subtitlers and Their Virtual Professional Project
Tiina Tuominen (University of Glasgow)
Wed 05 Oct 2016, 16:30 - 18:00
Project Room 1.06, 50 George Square






Alp Atakan (Koc Universitesi)
Alp Atakan
Mon 19 Sep 2016, 14:30 - 16:00
Room 3.10, 31 Buccleuch Place


Individuation and quantification functions of sign language classifiers
Gladys Tang, Professor of Linguistics, Department of Linguistics and Modern Languages, Director, The Centre for Sign Linguistics and Deaf Studies, The Chinese University of Hong Kong
Thu 08 Sep 2016, 16:10 - 17:00
DSB 3.10/3.11

Paul Beaudry (University of British Columbia)
Paul Beaudry
Tue 30 Aug 2016, 14:30 - 16:00
G.06, 50 George Square



Nuer morphophonology: the verbal paradigm
Tatiana Reid
Thu 02 Jun 2016, 13:10 - 14:00
Room 1.08, 24 Buccleuch Place

The Ary of the Unknown Soldiers: War Remembrance in 20th century Europe
Christoph Mick (Warwick)
Tue 03 May 2016, 17:15 - 18:30
TBC


Are speech universals hard-wired…in the body?
Bryan Gick (UBC)
Wed 27 Apr 2016, 13:00 - 14:00
3.11 Dugald Stewart Building




What use is the idea of the Long Late Antiquity
Lucy Grig with colleagues (University of Edinburgh)
Tue 29 Mar 2016, 17:05 - 19:00
Project Room 1.06, 50 George Square

Managing Disorder: Transatlantic Relations
Ricardo Alcaro, IAI Rome
Fri 25 Mar 2016, 13:00 - 14:00
CMB Seminar Room 2



Obstruent voicing, aspiration, and tone
James Kirby
Thu 24 Mar 2016, 13:00 - 14:00
Dugald Stewart Building 1.17









Life-writing and archives in early modern Scotland
Alex Campbell (Queen's University, Canada and IASH) with Jamie Reid-Baxter (University of Glasgow) and Tom Webster (University of Edinburgh)
Tue 15 Mar 2016, 17:15 - 19:00
Meadows Lecture Theatre, William Robertson Wing, Doorway 4, Old Medical School, University of Edinburgh



Has the University Eliminated Racism?
Ethics Forum, Speakers TBC
Fri 11 Mar 2016, 13:00 - 14:00
CMB Seminar Room 2


Space and Performance ll 'Religious Objects and Sacred Space: Constructing Medieval Christianity'
Audrey Scardina (Edinburgh, Archaeology), Morgan Boharski (Edinburgh, French Literature), Samuel Gerace lll (Edinburgh, History of Art)
Tue 08 Mar 2016, 17:15 - 19:00
Meadows Lecture Theatre, William Robertson Wing, Doorway 4, Old Medical School, University of Edinburgh

Digital Copyright Hub and the Politics of Infrastructural delegation
Dr Gian Marco Campagnolo (Science, Technology and Innovation Studies, University of Edinburgh)
Mon 07 Mar 2016, 15:30 - 17:00
Staff Room, 6th floor, Crystal Macmillan Building (University of Edinburgh, George Square)

How Old is Young? Youth Policy in Europe
Jale Tosun, University of Heidelberg
Fri 04 Mar 2016, 13:00 - 14:00
CMB Seminar Room 2


Space and performance l
John Lowrey (University of Edinburgh, Giovanna Guidicini (Glasgow School of Art), Clarisse Desmarest (University of Picardie/Institut Universitaire de France)
Tue 01 Mar 2016, 17:15 - 19:00
Project Room 1.06, 50 George Square



The Global Politics of Food Security
Matias Margulis, The University of Stirling
Fri 26 Feb 2016, 13:00 - 14:00
CMB Seminar Room 2



Modelling (pre)historic space in time: 3D virtual reconstructions and motion capture as tools to study (pre)historic buildings
Dr Mhairi Maxwell, Digital Design Studio and Dr Tanja Romankiewicz, Leverhulme Early Career Fellow, SHCA
Wed 24 Feb 2016, 13:00 - 14:00
Room G12, William Robertson Wing, Old Medical School, Teviot Place, Edinburgh


Myrte Vos
Myrte Vos
Tue 23 Feb 2016, 11:00 - 12:30
Room 1.17, Dugald Stewart Building





Carmen Saldana
Carmen Saldana
Tue 16 Feb 2016, 11:00 - 12:30
Room 1.17, Dugald Stewart Building




Kenny Smith
Kenny Smith
Tue 09 Feb 2016, 11:00 - 12:30
Room 1.17, Dugald Stewart Building

Impact and Engagement: Should Academics be Activists?
Ethics Forum, Speakers TBC
Fri 05 Feb 2016, 13:00 - 14:00
CMB Seminar Room 2





Christine Cuskley
Christine Cuskley
Tue 02 Feb 2016, 11:00 - 12:30
Room 1.17, Dugald Stewart Building

From Strategy to Disarray: The EU's Decade of Decline
Kirsty Hughes, Friends of Europe
Fri 29 Jan 2016, 13:00 - 14:00
CMB Seminar Room 2


From Wall Street to Pennsylvania Avenue: The impact of treasury yields on presidential approval
Iain Hardie, Ailsa Henderson and Charlotte Rommerskirchen
Wed 27 Jan 2016, 13:00 - 14:00
CMB Staff Room (6th Floor)

Marieke Woensdregt
Marieke Woensdregt
Tue 26 Jan 2016, 11:00 - 12:30
Room 1.17, Dugald Stewart Building


Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership: The Bigger Picture
Dr. Chad Damro, University of Edinburgh
Fri 22 Jan 2016, 13:00 - 14:00
CMB Seminar Room 2



The U.S. Presidential Race: A Practitioner's View
Mike Moffo, Former Obama Deputy Campaign Director
Fri 15 Jan 2016, 13:00 - 14:00
CMB Seminar Room 2


Judith Degen: Context in pragmatic inference
Judith Degen (Stanford)
Thu 14 Jan 2016, 11:00 - 12:30
7 Bristo Square Lecture Theatre 3





Court ceremonies electrified: technological innovation and Russian imperial power
Dr Natalia Nikiforova (Saint-Petersburg Peter the Great Polytechnic University)
Mon 07 Dec 2015, 15:30 - 17:00
Staff Room, 6th floor, Crystal Macmillan Building, George Square, University of Edinburgh


tbc 2/12/15
Carl Knight
Wed 02 Dec 2015, 15:00 - 16:30
Conference Room 2.15 Chrystal Macmillan Building





The Origins of the ISIS Crisis
Adham Saouli, St. Andrews University
Fri 27 Nov 2015, 13:00 - 14:00
CMB Seminar Room 2









tbc 18/11/15
Phil Parvin
Wed 18 Nov 2015, 15:00 - 16:30
Conference Room 2.15 Chrystal Macmillan Building




How Should Universities be Financed?
Ethics Forum
Fri 13 Nov 2015, 13:00 - 14:00
CMB Seminar Room 2







The Changing Face of Revolution, 1900-2014
Mark Beissinger, Princeton University
Fri 06 Nov 2015, 13:00 - 14:00
CMB Seminar Room 2




Montague Burton Lecture
Frances Guy, UN Women Representative to Iraq
Mon 02 Nov 2015, 17:30 - 19:00
Playfair Library

IP in plants and synthetic biology: a historical analysis of contemporary concerns
Dr Dominic Berry (Science, Technology and Innovation Studies, University of Edinburgh)
Mon 02 Nov 2015, 15:30 - 17:00
Staff Room, 6th floor, Crystal Macmillan Building, George Square, University of Edinburgh

The Banks Did It: Reflections on the Financial Crisis
Neil Fligstein, University of California, Berkeley
Fri 30 Oct 2015, 13:00 - 14:00
CMB Seminar Room 2



The Art of Complicity
Mihaela Mihai
Wed 28 Oct 2015, 13:00 - 14:00
CMB Staff Room (6th Floor)



Conference: What have we learned from fifty years of Scottish comprehensive schooling?
Dr Alasdair Allan, Minister for Learning, Science and Scotland's Languages; Daniel Murphy, Linda Croxford and Cathy Howieson, University of Edinburgh; and Tony Gallagher, Professor of Education and Pro Vice-Chancellor at Queen’s University Belfast
Tue 27 Oct 2015, 09:00 - 13:45
Godfrey Thomson Hall, Thomson's Land, Moray House School of Education


Montague Burton Lecture
Margaret Macmillan, Oxford University
Wed 21 Oct 2015, 17:30 - 19:00
Edinburgh Centre for Carbon Innovation


tbc 21/10/15
Lynn Dobson
Wed 21 Oct 2015, 15:00 - 15:30
Conference Room 2.15 Chrystal Macmillan Building









Power and Globalization
Jonathan Hearn, The University of Edinburgh
Fri 09 Oct 2015, 13:00 - 14:00
CMB Seminar Room 2









No Exit? The UK, Greece & Europe's Crises
Dermot Hodson, Birkbeck
Fri 25 Sep 2015, 13:00 - 14:00
CMB Seminar Room 2



Title TBC
Professor Nick Fox, Institute of Neurology, London
Tue 16 Jun 2015, 17:00 - 18:00
Room F21, Department of Psychology, 7 George Square

Understanding the development of obesity
Thorkild IA Sorensen, University of Copenhagen
Wed 03 Jun 2015, 14:30 - 15:30
Room F21, Department of Psychology, 7 George Square