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Special Interest Groups

Special interest groups

Special interest groups

Special interest groups

Special interest groups

Special interest groups

Special interest groups

Special interest groups

Special interest groups

Special interest groups

The following research discussion groups regularly meet on various locations on Streatham campus:

Egenis Research Exchange

Lead: Sabina Leonelli & Elis Jones

Formerly named the Biology Interest Group, this is a forthnightly reading group for work by Exeter staff and visitors interested in history, philosophy and social studies of biology. Find out more.

Contact name

Email

Venue

Day

Time

Elis Jones

erj205@exeter.ac.uk

Byrne House seminar room

Mondays

2–3pm


Data Crunch

Lead: Sabina Leonelli & Niccolò Tempini

Breakfast discussion group for data-related research. Find out more and/or email idsai@exeter.ac.uk to join the mailing list.

Contact name

Email

Venue

Day

Time

Sabina Leonelli

S.Leonelli@exeter.ac.uk

Online

Mondays

9–10am


Studies of Open Science

Lead: Sabina Leonelli

Discussion group for 'open science' issues, on a rolling time schedule to accomodate different time zones/continents. Find out more.

Contact name

Email

Venue

Day

Time

Sabina Leonelli

S.Leonelli@exeter.ac.uk

Online

Thursdays

variable


Cognition and Culture

Lead: Giovanna Colombetti and Juan Diego Bogotá

Reading group for philosophy of the cognitive sciences, embodied and distributed cognition, and intersections with social science and material culture.

Contact name

Email

Venue

Day

Time

Juan Diego Bogota

jb1244@exeter.ac.uk

Byrne House seminar room

Varies

12–1pm


Plant Life

Lead: Sabina Leonelli, Hugh Williamson and Özlem Yilmaz

Monthly discussion group exploring plants amnnd plant science from historical, phiolosophical and anthropological perspectives.

Contact name Email Venue Time
Hugh Williamson H.Williamson@exeter.ac.uk Byrne House seminar room 3–4.30pm

Health and Biomedical Research 

Lead: Ariane Hanemaayer and Boglarka Kiss

The group will encourage interdisciplinary conversation around key topics in social studies, philosophy, and history of health and biomedical research. Readings will be organised around the following topics for 2022-23: Term 1 "Risk and Public Health", Term 2 "Pain and it's Management", Term 3, Personalised Medicine. Meetings will occasionally be online. Term 1 dates: 19th October, 9th November & 7 December. 

Contact name Email Venue Day Time
Arianne Hanemaayer a.hanemaayer@exeter.ac.uk Byrne House seminar room Wednesday 1-2pm

Biology & Environment Mash-up

Lead: Adrian Currie

This fortnightly reading group brings together perspectives on biology and the environment by reading a ‘mash-up’ of two papers examining similar questions from different disciplinary contexts. The papers can be classics or exciting new work. Suggestions are welcome, either of single papers (we can find a match!) or of mash-ups. Find out more.

Contact name Email Venue Day Time
Adrian Currie A.Currie@exeter.ac.uk Byrne House seminar room Thursday 4-5.30pm

Neurodiversity Reading Group

Lead: Anya Ovcharenko and Michael Hambrook

Monthly reading group centred around Neurodiversity from sociological, philosophical, and psychological perspectives

Name Email Venue Day Time
Anya Ovcharenko ao465@exeter.ac.uk Byrne House seminar room Thursday 6-7pm

Sociology of Diagnosis Reading Group

Lead: n/a

No longer running. Group that focused on the sociology of diagnosis. We will read classic & contemporary texts, following our own interests. Find out more.