THE Awards 2008 - project 'Highly Commended'
At the ceremony in the ballroom of the Grosvenor House Hotel on 23 October, the 'Facts' project was Highly Commended by the judges. Project members Dr Simona Valeriani and Dr Jon Adams joined Professor Mary Morgan to attend the evening, where they were joined by Chris Connelley and his team from the School's Staff Development Unit, who were nominated for Outstanding Contribution to Leadership Development.
THE Awards 2008 - "facts" project shortlisted
The "How Well Do 'Facts' Travel?" project was shortlisted for "Research Project of the Year" in the 2008 Times Higher Education (THE)Awards. The shortlist was announced on Friday 25 September 2008.
That year, THE Awards, which recognise excellence and innovation in higher education and research, attracted over 500 entries from more than 130 institutions. The winners were announced at a black-tie ceremony at the Grosvenor House Hotel, London, on 23 October 2008.
LSE magazine - Summer 2008
In 2008, LSE Magazine, which is published twice a year and distributed to over 80,000 readers, featured a double-page spread about the "facts" project, written by Jon Adams and Mary Morgan. The article can be found here.
Project profiled in the national press
On 15 April, 2008, the "facts" project was profiled in the Guardian's Education supplement by journalist John Crace. The piece, called Lost in Transmission, can be found here.
British Academy Conference: Enquiry, Evidence and Facts: An Interdisciplinary Conference
In Association with the Leverhulme Trust /ESRC funded research programmes on 'The Nature of Evidence' at UCL and LSE (See the Flyer.)
Seminars and Symposia
Summer Term 2008 Seminars and Symposia
These were held on Wednesdays from 3pm to 5pm, in room V108 (Tower Two).
30 April: Dr Daniel Speich, ETH Zurich
Travelling with the GDP through early development economics' history (abs)
28 May: Professor Charles Stafford, Department of Anthropology, LSE
Anthropological and macroeconomic perspectives on learning & economy in Taiwan (abs)
11 June: Professor Martina Merz, University of Luzern
Facts Revealed and Packaged: Image Travels in Nanoscience (abs)
Mini Symposia in Summer Term 2008
Travelling 'Facts' in Biotechnology
Wednesday 14 May, 3:00 - 5:30 pm
Christopher G. Larminie (GlaxoSmithKline)
'Making the Most of What You've Got: Extracting and Integrating Knowledge from the Universe of Biological Data'
Dr Gísli Pálsson, Department of Anthropology, University of Iceland
Biosocial Relations of Production (abs)
Bio-Security: When 'Facts' Should Not Travel?
Wednesday 18 June, 3:00 - 5:30 pm
Dr Nick Wright, University of Nottingham
Biosecurity and the UK Poultry Industry (abs)
Dr Brian Rappert, University of Exeter
Getting Facts to Travel by Making them Secret; Or Concealment as a Strategy for Revelation (abs)
Lent Term 2008
During Lent Term 2008, the "How Well Do 'Facts' Travel?" project staged a series of seminars. These were held on Wednesdays from 3pm to 5pm, in room V108 (Tower Two). Welcome!
9 January 2008
Dr. Oliver Volckart, Economic History Department, LSE
Information costs and financial market integration in 14th to 16th century Northern Europe? (abs)
23 January 2008
Dr Jim Tomlinson, Department of History, University of Dundee
Re-inventing the "moral economy" in post-war Britain (abs)
6 February 2008
Dr Sabina Leonelli, Economic History Department, LSE
Labels, Vehicles and Packages: Making Facts Travel in Model Organism Biology (abs)
20 February 2008
Dr Ruth McNally, ESRC Centre for Economic and Social Aspects of Genomics, Lancaster University
From Boa Vista to Dunstable: On the circulation of facts in science and forensic science - Case study on DNA profiling (abs)
5 March 2008
Minisymposium: Travelling 'Facts' in Economics [NB: Venue: Y002. Time: 3-6pm]
Dr Peter Rodenburg, University of Amsterdam
The Construction of Representations of the European Economy (abs)
Prof Mary Morgan, LSE and University of Amsterdam
On a Mission: Mutable Mobiles and The Fact/Fiction Relation (abs)