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Why we post: a global perspective on social media

How do people use social media in different parts of the world, and what are the implications? Professor Daniel Miller explains what a team of anthropologists found by sending 15 months each in nine small towns all over the world, comparing social media use. You can engage with their research through a variety of free online resources including UCL’s first massive open online course (MOOC) starting on 29th February, a series of open access books published by UCL Press, and a short video.
25 November 2015
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Starts: Nov 25, 2015 12:00:00 AM

Cameron - Banning Milk and Cheese

Pablo Echenique is one of the five Podemos members elected to the European Parliament in 2014, and currently running for parliament in the upcoming Spanish general election. On Monday 26 October, he was scheduled to talk at the UCL European Institute, however the event had to be cancelled when he ran into difficulties at the UK Border. Here, he explains the full story…
2 November 2015
Pablo Echenique

Starts: Nov 1, 2015 12:00:00 AM

Flights from Freedom

Eva Hoffman, former editor of The New York Times and Visiting Professor at the UCL European Institute, asks what propels individuals to turn to extremist movements and argues that we need to build a ‘culture of democracy’ with shared norms and ethics.
22 October 2015
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Starts: Oct 22, 2015 12:00:00 AM

CfP: Colloquium UCL-Institut Français

17 October 2013

The Institut Français in London and University College London are launching a new 3-year cooperation in order to strengthen research links between UCL and colleagues from French universities.

UCL's European Institute is curating the first season under the theme of "In Place(s) of Memory”. The launch event, now scheduled on 11-12 December, is a 1.5-day Colloquium, which comprises a study visit by French academics, a public panel discussion and a reception to launch the new agreement on the first day, followed by a conference with UCL and French scholars on the second day.We are now inviting proposals from UCL academics to bring over a colleague from a French university, with whom they wish to strengthen research links and collaboration, for this Colloquium. Both academics are expected to present their work at the conference day on 12 December. All expenses will be covered. Proposals are invited from staff working on a wide range of topics and methodologies, and could include the legal and diplomatic implications of recent European "memory laws", the politics of heritage sites and conservation, literary or audiovisual negotiations of memory, or historiographies of war, violence and resistance, among many others. Throughout, we encourage constructively critical and theoretically informed discussions on remembrance cultures.

To apply and for more information please email: u.staiger@ucl.ac.uk
Deadline: 25 October 2013.