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ESRC Grant success for Graham Spinardi

"Revolution in the Sky? Commercial Airliner Technology and the Greening of Air Travel" [25 Nov 2009]

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AHRC/ESRC Religion and Society programme Grant Award.

Aya Ikegame and Professor Patricia Jeffery have been awarded a grant for a study of Hindu faith-based educational institutions in south India. [23 Mar 2009]

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Donald Mackenzie writes about credit crisis

Current issue of London Review of Books [23 Jun 2009]

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Donald MacKenzie on the causes of the credit crisis

New article in the Financial Times [26 Nov 2009]

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Book Launches

Professor Donald MacKenzie and Dr Angus Bancroft invite you to their book launches on Wednesday 25th February in the Common Room on 6th Floor of CMB, 12.30-2.00 p.m. [05 Feb 2009]

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Angus Bancroft appears on Thinking Allowed with Laurie Taylor and Dick Hobbs

Angus Bancroft appears on Thinking Allowed with Laurie Taylor and Dick Hobbs today, Wednesday 11th February to discuss his book, 'Drugs, Intoxication and Society' (Polity Press, 2009). They discuss the social shaping of intoxication, how drug use is learnt, and the control of illicit drugs. [11 Feb 2009]

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Jan Webb Facing up to Climate Change

Royal Society of Edinburgh Committee of Inquiry [30 Oct 2009]

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Institute of Governance announce a one day conference on a decade of the Scottish Parliament

The First Decade of the Scottish Parliament: achievements and futures. A one day conference on 12 May 2009, Our Dynamic Earth, Edinburgh [12 Feb 2009]

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British Academy/Leverhulme Senior Research Fellowship

Professer Patricia Jeffery has been awarded a British Academy/Leverhulme Senior Research Fellowship for the academic year 2009-2010.  She will be spending the time writing a book entitled "Improvising Lives" consolidating her research in rural western Uttar Pradesh (North India) since 1982. [31 Mar 2009]

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Professor Liz Stanley Inaugural Lecture Announced

"The Future of Sociology" [14 Jan 2009]

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Msc Nationalism Scholarships

Two scholarships are available for students undertaking the MSc Nationalism Studies this September, 2009-10. [04 Feb 2009]

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The British Association for South Asian Studies Annual Conference

The British Association for South Asian Studies Annual Conference will be held in Edinburgh this year and several Sociology staff are organising panels or giving papers: [30 Jan 2009]

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Patricia Hill Collins Visit 21st April 2009

Patricia Hill Collins will be visiting the University to give a talk as follows on Tuesday 21st April at 11.00 a.m. in Seminar Room 1, Chrystal Macmillan Building: ANSWERING THE CALL TO SERVICE: AMERICAN YOUTH AND THE OBAMA PHENOMENON [26 Mar 2009]

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