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Archived conferences and workshops

2017

Thursday 22- Friday 23 June 2017

water@leeds Vision 2020 Water Helix

Vision2020: The Horizon Network will hold its Water Helix Launch Event on the 22nd and 23rd of June at the Edward Boyle Library at the University of Leeds, UK. The event is hosted by The University of Leeds and water@leeds as lead of the Water Helix. The main purpose of this two-day event is to bring together academics, researchers and colleagues from business and industry working in the Water field, to form new collaborations across the whole sector in readiness for the forthcoming Horizon 2020 calls (2018 – 2020). While the first day will be focusing on the research side, the second day will be innovation focus.

GeoComputation Conference

Monday 4 - Thursday 7 September 2017
GeoComputation returns to The University of Leeds, where the first conference was held in 1996.  The conference will be taking place across the University of Leeds campus, and will be preceeded by workshops, on 3rd September.

The 7th International Conference on Flood Management (ICFM7)
Tuesday 5 - Thursday 7 September 2017
ICFM7 will be held in Leeds, UK on 5 -7 September 2017, and will be organised by water@leeds, the water research centre at the University of Leeds, in conjunction with a range of conference partners and sponsors. The theme of ICFM7 is ‘Resilience to Climate Change – Anticipating the Unexpected’ and will focus on building resilience into current flood management strategies and approaches. 

RC21
Monday 11- Wednesday 13 September 2017
RC21, part of the International Sociological Association (ISA) will be coming to Leeds for the 2017 conference. This will be taking place across the University of Leeds campus.  More details to follow.

Experiencing (In)Securities- White Rose workshop

Friday 3 March 2017

2015

CDRC Summer School 03 - 10 September 2015

This hands-on seven day summer school aims to bring social scientists without any programming experience to the point where they can program their own social science models and applications. It will provide a beginner’s-level introduction to computer programming using examples drawn from social science. It will also introduce key libraries, methodologies, and platforms available for social science programmers.

2015 Feminist and Women's Studies Association (FWSA) Conference - Everyday encounters with violence: Critical feminist perspectives, 09-11 September 2015

This three-day conference aims to create an inclusive and supportive space for scholars at all career levels to come together in a supportive environment to engage in critical feminist perspectives on violence. We draw upon a wide definition of violence from sources in the arts, humanities and social sciences, seeing this both as an everyday social force inflicting harm, suffering, grief and trauma and as a transformative force that produces gendered agency, social action and resistance.

European Society for Ecological Economics 2015: Transformations, 30 June - 03 July 2015

ESEE 2015 explores solutions for the transformation to a sustainable society, building on the distinctive contribution of ecological economics, by shining a spotlight on the interdependency of economic activity and natural systems, and identifying options that prioritise human wellbeing within planetary boundaries. The conference will contribute to the dissemination of knowledge on these issues, through oral and poster presentations, keynote lectures from prominent scholars, and lively formal and informal discussions. It also aims to foster future research collaborations between academics and stakeholders, and provide training and learning opportunities for younger researchers through an associated summer school which will feed into the main conference.

Introduction to Geographical Information Systems – Using ArcGIS (Raster Applications), 17-18 June 2015

This is a 1.5 day course introducing Geographical Information Systems (GIS) using ESRI’s ArcGIS version 10.2 software. It builds on basic knowledge of data manipulation, mapping and analysis, introducing the Spatial Analyst extension. The emphasis of his course is working with raster data in the context of a variety of environmental applications by exploring surface geo-processing tools within ArcGIS. The course will mix teaching with demonstrations and hands-on exercises.

Smart Cities and Social Justice (8th May)

AAG 21 - 25 April 2015

Call for papers by 28 October 2014: We invite methodological, theoretical and empirical papers that that engage with any aspect of geospatial modelling and the use of Big Data. We are particularly interested in the ways that insight into individual or group behaviour can be elucidated from new data sources – including social media contributions, volunteered geographical information, mobile telephone transactions, individually-sensed data, crowd-sourced information, etc. – and used to improve models or simulations. For further information visit: http://mass.leeds.ac.uk/aag2015-geosimulation-bigdata/

GISRUK conference 15-17 April 2015

The GISRUK conference series is the UK’s national GIS research conference, established in 1993. GISRUK conferences attract delegates from all parts of the UK, together with the European Union and North America and from disciplines including Geography, Computer Science, Planning, Archaeology, Geology, Geomatics and Engineering.

 

2014

Symposium on Performance, Place, Possibility: Performance in Contemporary Urban Contexts - University of Leeds, Friday 04 April 2014

The School of Performance & Cultural Industries, University of Leeds (PCI) invites contributions to a one-day symposium exploring practices and potentials of performance in contemporary urban contexts. This is designed to coincide with Ludus Festival Leeds. This is a biennial festival of performance curated by PCI in partnership with leading performance venues in the city. The aim is that the festival and symposium enrich one another. In 2014, the emphasis will be on specific sites, looking beyond the physical boundaries of theatre and performance venues and towards other spaces in the city – and marginal(ised) spaces in particular.

Organisers:
Dr Joslin McKinney, Associate Professor in Scenography, School of Performance and Cultural Industries, University of Leeds, j.e.mckinney(at)leeds.ac.uk.

Dr Martin Zebracki, Lecturer/Assistant Professor in Critical Human Geography, School of Geography, University of Leeds, m.m.zebracki(at)leeds.ac.uk.

Call for papers and presentations is now closed but you can still book a place on the Ludus Festival website (opens external website).

An Introduction to Spatial Microsimulation Using R  

Date of event: 18 – 19 September 2014. Last Booking Date for this Event: 10 September 2014
Location: University of Cambridge
Places available: 25
Instructor: Dr Robin Lovelace

Description:Spatial microsimulation is a statistical method by which individual-level data is generated for small areas by combining national surveys with geographically aggregated census data. Much has been written about the technique in academic journals, but there has been less work explaining the practicalities of its implementation, generally, and its customisation for specific purposes.  Journal articles have tended to present key results, but not the underlying code, therefore hindering reproducibility. This 1.5 day course fills this knowledge gap taking an explicitly practical and pragmatic approach to spatial microsimulation. Its aim is to allow attendees to harness spatial microsimulation for their own needs by providing example data and code. To this end the course uses R, a free, open source and extensible statistical language that is becoming the de facto standard for statistical analysis.

Experience: Some experience with R is highly recommended. No prior knowledge of spatial microsimulation is assumed (but would be useful): we will begin from first principles, using simple examples to ensure understanding of every step. Content too will be directed to participants' needs. For more information on the course, please see the NCRM working paper on which the course is based ( eprints.ncrm.ac.uk/3348/ ). Example data and code will be provided with explanation of how to modify the method tackling specific research problems.

To book: http://store.leeds.ac.uk/
For more information contact: Rosie Temple at r.temple(at)leeds.ac.uk Amy O'Neill at a.oneill(at)leeds.ac.uk or on 0113 343 3535

Talisman Summer School: Computer Programming for Social Scientists

21-27 July 2014

This hands-on seven day summer school aims to bring social scientists without any programming experience to the point where they can program their own social science models and applications. It will provide a beginner's-level introduction to computer programming using examples drawn from social science. It will also introduce key libraries, methodologies, and platforms available for social science programmers. 

Symposium on Performance, Place, Possibility: Performance in Contemporary Urban Contexts - University of Leeds, Friday 04 April 2014

The School of Performance & Cultural Industries, University of Leeds (PCI) invites contributions to a one-day symposium exploring practices and potentials of performance in contemporary urban contexts. This is designed to coincide with Ludus Festival Leeds. This is a biennial festival of performance curated by PCI in partnership with leading performance venues in the city. The aim is that the festival and symposium enrich one another. In 2014, the emphasis will be on specific sites, looking beyond the physical boundaries of theatre and performance venues and towards other spaces in the city – and marginal(ised) spaces in particular.

Organisers:
Dr Joslin McKinney, Associate Professor in Scenography, School of Performance and Cultural Industries, University of Leeds, j.e.mckinney(at)leeds.ac.uk.

Dr Martin Zebracki, Lecturer/Assistant Professor in Critical Human Geography, School of Geography, University of Leeds, m.m.zebracki(at)leeds.ac.uk.

Call for papers and presentations is now closed but you can still book a place on the Ludus Festival website (opens external website).

Tackling labour exploitation among refugees and asylum seekers in the UK

This FREE workshop is aimed at any organisation, campaign group or individual working with and supporting refugees and asylum seekers at risk of labour exploitation. The workshop will help participants to:

  • understand why refugees and asylum seekers are at risk of forced labour and exploitation in the UK
  • identify signs of forced labour, trafficking and other forms of labour exploitation
    consider options and responses available to both affected migrants and you
  • think about how your organisation can help to improve information, awareness and support for refugees and asylum seekers in precarious labour situations

We are holding three FREE workshops in London, Leeds and Manchester. For more information visit: http://precariouslives.org.uk/workshops-on-tackling-forced-labour/

Feel free to get in touch with any questions.

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