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Exeter Decolonising Network:

Addressing the monumental imperative to reckon with structural racism, this series will consider the possibilities of social justice in the current moment from cross-disciplinary perspectives, across different organisations and economies of violence, and in forms of resistance, survival, and endurance.

22nd April 2021, 1800-1930

Professors Ilan Pappé and Noam Chomsky reflect on the seeming ‘impasse of the present’ on local and global stages.  From stark inequalities exposed by the pandemic to the continuing rightward shift in Israeli politics, our present moment has left many with a sense of intractability – the feeling that current conditions cannot be radically changed, despite our best efforts.

To register, go to: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/a-conversation-with-noam-chomsky-and-ilan-pappe-tickets-147756137585

For more information, go to: https://www.exeter.ac.uk/news/events/details/index.php?event=11202


Global Lecture Series:

What does it mean to be a global university? This lecture and discussion series presents research-led viewpoints from the humanities to reflect on how universities can better conduct their global activities and be agents of positive change.

Coming soon…



Summer Term:

Exeter Decolonising Network:

May 13th 2021 (12:30-14:00) – Dr Shaira Vadasaria, Lecturer in Race and Decolonial Studies, University of Edinburgh  (title and registration details to follow)

May 27th 2021 (12:30-14:00) – Dr Dhanveer Brar, University of Leeds (title and registration details to follow)

25th March 12-2pm – Dr Akanksha Mehta, Lecturer in Gender, Race and Cultural Studies Goldsmiths, University of Exeter –

‘Is This an Anti-Racist Occupation or Noh?’ Lessons on Discomfort and Solidarity from Goldsmiths Anti-Racist Action (GARA)



Previous Events:

Policy@Exeter IICE event:

25th March – Andrew Clappison 

(Re-)imagining the ‘rural’ and (re-)shaping policy: Capturing and communicating contested narratives and hidden histories

Interdisciplinary and practitioner workshop hosted by International Institute of Cultural Inquiry (IICI), Thursday 25th March @3.30pm-5.30pm

Despite extensive research on the contested nature of rural culture(s) and acknowledgment in policy of the diversity of rural economies we seem to have reached an impasse, with dominant narratives of ‘the rural’ continuing to shape decision-making and accentuate the hidden realities of ‘rural’ life and culture. This workshop seeks to bring this issue back into focus by exploring how to bring greater agency to ‘rural’ society and explore how capturing and communicating contested narratives and hidden histories could be used more systematically to challenge this ongoing issue.

16th March – Dr Ghee Bowman – The Joseph Emidy Workshop – “In Joseph Emidy’s footsteps: Cultural Contributions by People of Colour in the West Country”

24th February (1600-1800): “Queering the Humanities” Seminar

LGBT+ History Month gives researchers a chance to reflect on the opportunities opened up by Queer Studies, and how Queer Studies and Theory has contributed – and will continue to contribute to the humanities research base in Exeter and beyond.  In this 2-hour seminar, IICE brings together University of Exeter researchers using queer methodologies and approaches to discuss their research approaches and investigate both the history and the future of Queer Studies.  The event will include the discussion of research papers and a roundtable, with contributions from Sabiha Allouche (Politics), Susannah Cornwall (Theology and Religion), João Florêncio (Art History and Visual Culture), Jana Funke (English), Ting Guo (Modern Languages) and Ina Linge (Modern Languages).

19th January: Architecture and Design Sandpit, coordinated by Jo Gill (English/PVC-Dean Humanities)

This was the first of hopefully a series of networking meetings, bringing together researchers working at the interface of design, architecture and humanities research. Areas of focus will include sustainability and renewables, urban, rural and heritage studies, design for wellbeing and spatial practices.


Global Lecture Series:

Tuesday November 17th – (6:30pm) – Clare Corbould (Deakin University) ‘Slavery and Public History inside and outside Australian Universities’.

Tuesday December 1st (4:30pm) – Joao Florencio, ‘COVID-19: Pandemics, Care and Communities’.


Exeter Decolonising Network:

Thursday November 5th (12:30pm) – Josie Gill (Bristol), ‘Race, Science, and Literary Studies in the 21st Century’.

Thursday December 10th (4:30pm) – Hazel Carby (Yale University): ‘Imperial Sexual Economies’.

30th March – Professor Byony Onciul, Associate Professor of Museology and Heritage Studies, University of Exeter –

Connecting Strands on Current Indigenous Realities in the Americas


IICE Development Fund:

Christine Robins’s fascinating project, ‘Fragile Faiths: Endangered Religious Cultures in Dialogue’ in the free online seminar- 13th November at 12:30pm.

Dr Michael Pearce – 20th November at 12:30pm to understanding and addressing racialised barriers to participation in nature tourism and conservation in South Africa.

‘#BringBackOurGirls and Humanitarian Advocacy: Analysing Race, Gender, and Childhood in Local and Global Child-Saving Campaigns’ –  27th November at 12:30pm.


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