Details of research seminars, conferences and other events held by our Institute for Education, Community and Society (IECS).
Upcoming IECS events
Understanding Inequalities International Conference 2020 | 9-10 June 2020
The UI team wishes to welcome anyone working in the field of inequalities to participate in our international UI Conference 2020 in Edinburgh. The conference offers a forum for researchers, policy makers and practitioners to discuss and debate contemporary issues about the nature, origins and impacts of inequality that arise in a variety of interconnected policy contexts.
Keynote speakers include: Professor Cristina Iannelli, Professor Ingrid Schoon, Professor Susan McVie, Professor Jon Bannister, Professor Emer Smyth, Patrick Sharkey, Mike Savage, Professor Martin White, Professor Gwilym Pryce).
When: Tuesday 9 - Wednesday 10 June 2020
Further information on the conference website.
Centre for Research in Digital Education events
Our Centre for Research in Digital Education run events throughout the year.
Find details of dates, times, venues through the link below.
Examples of past events
A joint seminar between Centre for Research on Families and Relationships and our Childhood & Youth Studies Research Group
Speaker: Dr Sue Kay-Flowers, Senior Lecturer, Liverpool John Moores University
Abstract: Over time, most children experiencing their parents’ separation adjust to the changes it brings. The extent to which they ‘accommodate’ these changes is influenced by many factors. Through analysis of young adults’ retrospective accounts, experiences encouraging a higher ‘accommodation’ of parental separation were identified.
This seminar will outline research tools created with young people to give voice to young adults’ experiences.
Date/Time: Tuesday 5 November 2019 / 12 noon - 1pm
Venue: Charteris Land (Room 5.02), Moray House School of Education and Sport
World Vision and the University of Edinburgh, in collaboration with Girls Not Brides and Child Rights Connect have the pleasure of inviting you to a report launch and panel on 'Children's participation in ending child marriage'.
Venue: United Nations Palace, Geneva
Date/Time: Friday 11 October 2019
Speaker: Professor Irene Rizzini, Professor at the Catholic University of Rio de Janeiro (PUC-Rio) and President of the International Cente for Research and Policy on Childhood (CIESPI), Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Abstract: The right of young people to participate in political decision making has been adopted in international and national laws since the 1990s. In Brazil, young people’s participation in decisions concerning their lives has been affirmed by the National Children´s Rights Council (CONANDA) since 2013. Implementation, however, has been poor. Brazil is a country of huge social and economic disparities rooted in the country’s past and is still heavily influenced by power relationships forged in its oligarchic and colonial history. The challenges to implement children and young people’s political participation are connected to the history of assistance to low-income and destitute children during the 19th and 20th centuries. These challenges have intensified in the current context of the rise of the far-right in Brazil, posing new threats to democratic participation. Professor Rizzini will discuss trends in young people’s engagement as advocates, by analysing the unique experiences of the first Children's Rights Council to officially elect young people as councilors. This discussion raises relevant insights for the international framework of children’s rights. This presentation highlights contributions coming from the peripheries of the world, arguing for the decolonisation of the international system for the protection of rights.
Date/Time: Thursday 19 September 2019 / 12.30-1.30
Venue: Paterson’s Land (Room 1.27), Moray House School of Education and Sport
A joint seminar between Childhood & Youth Studies Research Group and the Centre for Research on Families and Relationships
Speakers include: Dr Julian Burton - Rutgers University/YouthLink Scotland, Hamide Elif Üzümcü - University of Padova, Italy
When: Wednesday 5 June 2019 / 1pm to 2pm
A joint seminar organised by the Centre for Research in Education Inclusion and Diversity (CREID) and the Childhood & Youth Studies Research Group, Moray House School of Education. Across the four nations of the UK, there have been different rates of progress in terms of incorporating aspects of the UNCRC into domestic law. Holding this seminar in Scotland is timely, with the Scottish Government’s promise to incorporate the principles of CRC into domestic law, a three year awareness raising programme for children’s rights, and an emerging children and young people’s participation framework. It is thus timely to consider where we are now – and where we want to be – learning from across the UK and beyond.
Speakers include: Professor Helen Stalford, Professor Kay Tisdall, Professor Sheila Riddell, Margaret Doyle, Annie Sorbie
When: Wednesday 1 May 2019 / Time: 9.30am - 3.30pm
Professor Vikki Boliver gave this public lecture in honour of the late Professor David Raffe, Professor of Sociology of Education and Director of the Centre for Educational Sociology (CES) at the University of Edinburgh's Moray House School of Education and Sport.
Much of David’s research was concerned with inequalities in education and in the later stages of his career he highlighted inequalities in access to higher education and issues of differentiation within the sector.