Equality has always been the best remedy against famine
Nov. 27, 2020 11:34 AM
Cold and rain may have triggered the food shortage of the Little Ice Age, but the human factor turned it into catastrophe of historic dimensions.
The indispensable WeChat app facilitates better health care in China
Nov. 13, 2020 9:15 AM
In China, where everyone uses WeChat to book taxis and chat with friends, doctors can diagnose with advice from across the globe. Meanwhile, the Communist Party is watching.
Dr Dariush Izadi will give a talk on the social practice of mourning rituals
This talk considers the intensive research and emergent policy regimes that have cohered in the last 15 years around bioacoustics, e.g. the scientific study of animal sounds. What is the significance of sound in the animal kingdom, and how can it help us track biodiversity? Max Ritts, postdoctoral researcher at Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences (SLU) gives us his perspectives.
Dr Samantha Goodchild (Postdoctoral Fellow, MultiLing) will give a talk on analysing multilingual linguistic practices whilst incorporating various perspectives.
Professor Jean-Marc Dewaele (Birkbeck, University of London) will give a guest lecture on Positive Psychology in Foreign Language Teaching. The lecture will be followed by a closed, informal workshop for MultiLing researchers who will talk about their emotion-related research with Prof. Jean-Marc Dewaele.
In this lecture, Erich Hörl, University of Leuphana, Lüneburg, discusses the timeliness of Bernard Stiegler's reflections on the time of suspension or "being-in-disruption" that define life in the Entropocene, understood as an un-time without world or epoch.