Daily Archives: Thursday, May 1, 2014

Conferences: Human Rights and Change (Kadir Has Üniversitesi, Istanbul, 16-18 June) – registration open

Human Rights and Change
16 – 18 June 2014
Kadir Has Üniversitesi, Istanbul

Registration is open for the conference ‘Human Rights and Change,’ to be held in Istanbul 16 – 18 June 2014.This the the third joint conference organized by the human rights sections of the American Political Science Association, the European Consortium for Political Research, the International Political Science Association, and the International Studies Association. You can find the program, and a link to registration, here: http://www.isanet.org/Conferences/HRIstanbul2014/Program.aspx . We had an overwhelming response to our call for papers, resulting in an excellent and diverse program, with 30 panels and 120 papers.

Plenary sessions include:

Riza Türmen, Former Turkish Judge at the European Court of Human Rights, currently opposition MP from the Republican People’s Party

Edward Mortimer, Fellow of All Souls College Oxford, University and former Director of Communications in the Executive Office of the United Nations Secretary-General

Ruti Teitel, Ernst C. Stiefel Professor of Comparative Law, New York Law School

Practitioner panel featuring:
Emel Kurma, Helsinki Citizen’s Assembly
Matthew Preston, UK Foreign and Commonwealth Office
Manal Tibe, member of the National Council for Human Rights (Egypt) and former member of the Egyptian Constituent Assembly

The conference is organized in association with, and will be followed immediately by, the Annual Meeting of the Academic Council on the United Nations System: ‘Global Governance: Engaging New Norms and Emerging Challenges’. The ACUNS annual meeting will also be held at Kadir Has University, 19-21 June. Individuals registered to attend either conference will be eligible to receive a 20% discount registration for the other conference. More information can be found at: http://acuns.org/am2014/

The organisers gratefully acknowledge the financial support of the following:

Centre for Global Constitutionalism, University of St. Andrews
European Consortium for Political Research Standing Group on Human Rights and Transition
Glasgow Human Rights Network, University of Glasgow
International Studies Association Human Rights Section
International Political Science Association Human Rights Research Committee
Joseph Loundy Human Rights Project, Roosevelt University
Journal of Human Rights

The organisers also acknowledge the support of Kadir Has University and the Academic Council on the United Nations System.

Any inquiries can be sent to the following:

Program questions: humanrightsandchangeprogram@gmail.com
Registration questions: humanrightsandchangereg@gmail.com
Other questions: humanrightsandchange2014@gmail.com

Best Regards,

The Human Rights and Change Team


Living with the cuts: Policy, politics and everyday lives in the recession

Living with the cuts: Policy, politics and everyday lives in the recession
Friday 30th May 2014, 9.30-17.30, British Library, 96 Euston Road, London NW1 2DB

A day conference organised by the University of East London (UEL), Centre for Narrative Research (CNR) at UEL, & NOVELLA (Narratives of Everyday Lives and Linked Approaches) NCRM Research Node at the Institute of Education, with the Tavistock Centre.

Many people in the UK are now living with the impact of recession and public spending cuts in their daily lives; larger effects are still to come. Government and policy-makers predict that cuts will continue till the end of the decade, yet these measures’ usefulness and necessity are much debated. This day conference brings together academics, policymakers, practitioners, and community researchers, to discuss the issues and levels of analysis that need to be taken into account when studying the cuts, and to explore the human effects and socio-political significance of living in recession.

Speakers include:
Anita Tiessen, UNICEF UK
Ann Phoenix, NOVELLA
Marcus Evans, Tavistock Centre
Mike Savage, LSE
Faiza Shaheen, New Economics Foundation
Tim Hall, University of East London and the Living Wage Campaign
Mike Rustin, Centre for Narrative Research, University of East London and Tavistock Centre
Martha Nussbaum, University of Chicago

For more information and to book a place at the conference, please visit our online store

Conference fees: £25 – Students, unemployed and low-waged;  £50 – All other delegates

A limited number of free places are available for community group workers and volunteers – please go to the Eventbrite site http://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/living-with-the-cuts-policy-politics-and-everyday-lives-in-the-recession-tickets-3458878599?utm_campaign=new_eventv2&utm_medium=email&utm_source=eb_email&utm_term=eventurl_text Lunch and light refreshments are included.

Conference Schedule:

9.30-10.00: Registration; introduction 10.00-11.30:

Panel 1: Policies, stories and realities of recession living
Anita Tiessen, UNICEF UK: Child well-being: How are children in the UK faring?
Ann Phoenix, NOVELLA: Narratives of negotiating are not enough: Children, families and consumption in straitened circumstances.
Marcus Evans, Tavistock Centre: ‘I’m beyond caring’. The failure in social systems to support staff and the patients they care for: A response to the Francis report.
Discussant: Janet Boddy, NOVELLA and Sussex University
Tea/coffee: 11.30-11.45
11.45-1.15: Panel 2: Inequality, poverty and division
Mike Savage, LSE: Class divisions in contemporary Britain: insights from the BBC’s Great British Class Survey.
Faiza Shaheen, New Economics Foundation: Insecurity, poverty and inequality – a temporary blip or here to stay?
Tim Hall, University of East London: Living wage campaigns
Discussant: Nira Yuval-Davis, UEL (Centre for Research on Migration, Refugees and Belonging)
1.15-2.15: Lunch; tea and coffee
2.15-3.45: Panel 3: Everyday lives and the cuts
Angie Voela, Myrto Tsilimpounidis and Alice Sampson, UEL (Centre for Social Justice and Change and Psychosocial Studies Research Group): Foodbanks: Charity and the charitable subject at a time of crisis.
Ian Tucker, UEL (CNR and Psychology and Social Change Research Group): Austerity, social media and mental health communities
Corinne Squire, NOVELLA and CNR: Living with HIV: Precarity and para-liberalism
Tracey Jensen, UEL: Austerity media, ‘poverty porn’, and welfare reform
The Drawing Shed.
Discussant: David Harper, UEL (CNR and Psychology and Social Change Research Group).
3.45-4.00: Tea/coffee
4.00-5.30: Panel 4: Reframing the future
Martha Nussbaum, University of Chicago: Austerity and the fate of the humanities
Michael Rustin, UEL and Tavistock Centre: Living with the cuts – or not
Discussant: Meera Tiwari, UEL


Under threat? Seminar on voluntary sector archives 22 May 2014

Under threat? Charity archives in the 21st century

Matthew McMurray (Royal Voluntary Service) and Philip Gale (The National Archives)

Institute of Education, 22 May 2014, 12.30-14.00

The records of voluntary sector organisations provide a unique perspective on social problems and social policy that is of value to voluntary sector staff, trustees and volunteersas well as to researchers and historians.

Yet, with ever growing pressure on Trustees to deliver their charity’s purpose in the most cost effective manner the archives of these organisations are in many cases marginalised, poorly resourced and even under the threat of disposal and destruction.

This talk by Matthew McMurray, archivist of Royal Voluntary Service and author of a new report on charity archives, will outline current evidence about voluntary sector archives in the UK based on his new research. Matthew’s talk will be followed by a response from Philip Gale of the National Archives.The seminaroffers a chance for wider discussion and exchange of ideas and information on the topic.

Venue: Library Teaching Room, Newsam Library and Archives, Institute of Education, 20 Bedford Way, London WC1H 0AL

All welcome to this free event, but as places are limited please register in advance by emailing g.brewis@ioe.ac.uk

The event is organised in association with the Campaign for Voluntary Sector Archives, an initiative launched in 2012.

More information: http://www.ioe.ac.uk/newsEvents/97367.html


CMRB Online Publications

NiraCMRB is delighted to announce the publication of the two latest instalments in our on-line publications series.

The first is ‘Sociology, Politics, Thinking and Acting: A festschrift for Nira Yuval-Davis’ and is based on presentations given at the event. The second is ‘London: City of Paradox’ and is based on presentations given at a conference of the same name, hosted at the University of East London in April 2012. Both are edited by Paolo Cardullo, Rahila Gupta and Jamie Hakim.

Both publications are available to download from www.uel.ac.uk/cmrb/publications.htm.