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Events in 2021

Date / TimeDescription
20 October 3-4.30pm (BST)The International Tribunals of Rights of Nature
Natalia Greene, International Rights of Nature Tribunals Secretariat
Chairs: Dr Anwen Elias / Dr Amaya Querejazu
15 November 3-4.30 pmCreative research methods in IR: photography and film as method
Sarah Wydall, Rebecca Zerk, Joe Thurgate, Louise Ridden
Chair: Dr Amaya Querejazu

17 November 3.30 – 4.30 pm
Creative research methods in IR: photography and film as method
Joe Thurgate, Louise Ridden
Chair: Dr Amaya Querejazu
1 December 3-4.30 pmLatin American knowledge in IR Roundtable
Dr Melissa Deciancio, FLACSO – Argentina
Dr Marcos Scauso, Quinnipiac University – USA
Kinti Prellana, Queen Mary University
Chair: Dr Amaya Querejazu  
January 2022 (tbc)Knowledge without Borders: Welsh Students on the Continent in the Fifteenth Century
Dr Rhun Elin, Department of History & Welsh History
Chair: Prof. Berit Bliesemann de Guevara
2022 (tbc)Refugees, Data and the Bureaucratisation of Knowledge
Dr Gillian McFadyen
Chair: Prof. Berit Bliesemann de Guevara

Past Events

Date / YearDescription
28 April 2021“Relational ways of knowing and their implications for International Politics”
Prof Milja Kurki, Aberystwyth University; Prof Arlene B. Tickner, Universidad del Rosario; Dr Navnita Behera, University of New Delhi (tbc); Dr Tamara Tronwsell, Universidad San Francisco de Quito; Dr Jarrad Reddekop, Camosun College (tbc); Dr Anahita Arian- University of Erfurt; Prof Giorgio Shani,  International Christian University (Tokyo) (tbc); Chair: Dr Amaya Querejazu
23 March 2021“Employing Social Network Analysis in International Politics
Methods workshop and surgery with Dr Gemma Edwards, Manchester University, and Dr Andrea Warnecke
22 February 2021“Embodying Bonapartism: Charles Nègre at the asile impériale de Vincennes in the French Second Empire”
Dr Samuel Raybone, School of Art, Aberystwyth University
2 February 2021Expanding knowing in international politics: creative and embodied methodologies”    Speakers: Dr Amaya Querejazu, Prof Berit Bliesemann de Guevara, Dr Veronica Calarco, Suzanne Klein Schaarsberg   Chair: Dr Andrea Warnecke
2 December 2020
Curating and Crate-digging: Revisiting Solidarity Anti-colonially through Sankara, Palme and The Tricontinental
Dr Olivia Rutazibwa, Centre for European and International Studies Research, University of Portsmouth
24 November 2020Mixed-methods Social Network Analysis
Dr Gemma Edwards, University of Manchester
Dr Andrea Warnecke
27 October 2020Knowing and Learning from a Distance – Zooming in or Zooning out?
Prof Berit Bliesemann de Guevara, Dr Andrea Warnecke, Dr Birgit Poopuu, Dr Amaya Querejazu
(Event postponed)On the Ruins of Epistemicide: Decolonising International Solidarity through Blackness (tbc)
Olivia Rutazibwa, Centre for European and International Studies Research, University of Portsmouth
(Event postponed)Employing Social Network Analysis (SNA) for Studying International Politics
Dr Gemma Edwards, University of Manchester,
Dr Andrea Warnecke, Aberystwyth University
(Event postponed)Knowledge without Borders: Welsh Students on the Continent in the Fifteenth Century
Rhun Elyn, Department of History, Aberystwyth University
(Event postponed)Embodying Bonapartism: Charles Nègre at the asile impériale de Vincennes in the French Second Empire
Samuel Raybone, School of Arts, Aberystwyth University
28 February 2020Resisting Epistemic Transformation? Limited Digitalisation and Datafication within the Field of Human Rights Advocacy
Alistair Markland, Aston University, Birmingham
30 January 2020Non-violence in International Politics: Towards a New Turn?
Mary King (University for Peace; AU Honorary Fellow), Rachel Julian (Leeds Beckett), Birgit Poopuu, Suzanne Klein Schaarsberg , Berit Bliesemann de Guevara (Aberystwyth)
2019Stitched Voices Political Embroidery Group 
Facilitators: Gillian McFadyen and Berit Bliesemann de Guevara
10 December 2019Pili and the Global Politics We See.
Sophie Harman, Queen Mary, University of London
30 October 2019Ordering Compassion: Talk and discussion on the transformation of the humanitarian system.
Jacintha O’Hagan, University of Queensland
19-20 October 2019Starting from violence or nonviolence in IR: why are we so fascinated with the violence lens?Organised by Birgit Poopuu, Aberystwyth
19-20 October 2019Creating knowledge of the Syrian Revolution: what and whose knowledge matters?
Organised by Birgit Poopuu, Aberystwyth
12-14 June 2019IR as a social science in the post-truth era
Beate Jahn, Heikki Patomäki, Richard Beardsworth, Milja Kurki, Katarzyna Kaczmarska, Amal Abu-Bakare, Berit Bliesemann de Guevara, Felix Berenskoetter
12-14 June 20191919: Myths and IR
John Hobson, Katharine M Millar, Halvard Leira, Christine Andra, Jan Ruzicka, Berit Bliesemann de Guevara, Katarzyna Kaczmarska
21 May 2019Regimes of Difference: Culture and Order in World Politics
Christian Reus-Smit, University of Queensland
15 May 2019Scales of Thinking: Beyond the ‘everyday’ turn in IR
Katarina Kušić, University of Bristol
28 March 2019Knowing International Politics Sensorily, Materially and Spatially: An Interactive Exhibition of Objects, Sounds and Spaces
Organised by Jelena Obradovic-Wochnik (Aston University) & Berit Bliesemann de Guevara
26 March 2019Academic Freedom, IR Knowledge and Policy Advice in the ‘Post-truth’ Era
Organised by Katarzyna Kaczmarska (Aberystwyth) & Thomas Biersteker, (The Graduate Institute, Geneva)    
13 March 2019From epistemology to ontology; or, What is a “world”?
Philip Conway, Aberystwyth University
20 February 2019The ‘Genesis’ of European Studies: Exploring European Integration by Way of an Academic Association    
Quincy Cloet, Aberystwyth University
2018Stitched Voices: Political Embroidery Group
Facilitators: Gillian McFadyen and Berit Bliesemann de Guevara, Aberystwyth
5 December 2018Impartiality and the construction of legitimate international non-governmental organisation authority
Andrea Warnecke, Aberystwyth
18 November 2018Political Embroidery goes Tate Liverpool: Contribution to activities programme, exhibition “Refugee Journeys Through the Balkan Route”
Facilitators: Berit Bliesemann de Guevara and Gillian McFadyen, Aberystwyth
6 November 2018International Organisation for Migration (IOM), local knowledge and a ‘radicalisation potential of returning migrants’ in Tajikistan
Karolina Kluczewska, University of St Andrews / University of Paris 13-Sorbonne Paris Cité
30 October 2018THE COST OF BEARING WITNESS Secondary Trauma and Self-Care in Fieldwork-Based Social Research
Facilitators: Birgit Poopuu and Katarina Kušić, Aberystwyth
17 October 2018Dialogical approach to peace and conflict knowledge in Syria
Birgit Poopuu, Aberystwyth
17 May 2018Multilingualism and invisible knowledge OR not knowing what you don’t know
Catrin Fflur Huws, Aberystwyth Law School
18 April 2018Gender, Power and Knowledge for Development
Lata Narayanaswamy, Lecturer in International Development, University of Leeds.
In collaboration with the Global Politics and Development Research Group
7 March 2018Whose knowledge? The knowledge-power nexus in contemporary International Relations scholarship beyond the West
Katarzyna Kaczmarska, Aberystwyth
30 November 2017Can this category be saved? Reflecting on category theory and empirical evidence
Dvora Yanow, Wageningen University
30 November 2017Doing Interpretive Research
Dvora Yanow, Wageningen University; Xymena Kurowska and Berit Bliesemann de Guevara, Aberystwyth
1 November 2017(Dis)Embodying the Border: Obscured Subjectivities of Border Guards and Researchers in Post-Transition Xymena Kurowska, Aberystwyth and Central European University
11 October 2017The Joys and Woes of Arts-based Research with Local Associates on Violent Conflict in Myanmar
Berit Bliesemann de Guevara, Aberystwyth University
23 May 2017Environmental knowledge between academia and journalism: A seminar
Mat Hope; in collaboration with the Environmental Politics Research Group.
29 March 2017Conflict Experts: Methodology, Authority, Impact”, part of the ESRC seminar series ‘From data to knowledge: Understanding conflict from afar
Local organisers: Alistair Markland and Berit Bliesemann de Guevara
23 March – 15 May 2017Stitched Voices of Resistance
In collaboration with Aberystwyth Arts Centre & Conflict Textiles Collection
7 December 2016Intervention Theatre: Performance, authenticity and expert knowledge in politicians’ travels to post-/conflict spaces
Berit Bliesemann de Guevara, Aberystwyth University
23 November 2016Programming Peacebuilding: Knowledge Production, Conflicting Representations and Intra-Interventionary Policy Alternatives Anna Danielsson, Aberystwyth & Uppsala University
27 October 2016Borrowed Truths: Transfers of Expertise and Evidence Across Science, Justice and Politics
Welsh Crucible project
19 October 2016 Worlding Beyond the West: Geocultural factors, institutions, and academic practices in knowledge production about international politics
Arlene Tickner, Universidad del Rosario, Colombia
5 October 2015KNOWLEDGE Centre launch & wine reception