LABOUR AND DEVELOPMENT: AN INTERDISCIPLINARY DIAGLOGUE
1 June 2016 - 9:30-5pm, Hugh Aston Building, De Montfort University, Leicester, UK
Dr Anita Hammer, CROWE and Dr Adam Fishwick, PoPP
Crisis of contemporary capitalism has put labour, development, class struggles and the state at the centre of analysis both in the Global North and the South. This research workshop brings together scholars across a wide range of academic disciplines, including Anthropology, International Political Economy, Industrial Relations, Labour/Economic Geography and Development Studies, and geographical interests including Latin America to South and South-East Asia to Africa.
Our aim is to explore the question: how can we engage across academic disciplines on existing methodological and theoretical limitations in understanding the role of labour in development?
The four interrelated themes around which the sessions and roundtable are organised include:
- Conceptualising forms of resistance
- Situating labour and the state
- Social reproduction and the household
- Informal economies and precarity
This workshop is a starting point for the establishment of a wider academic network for understanding labour and development with a plan to host a second workshop at the University of Sussex in January 2017.
Contact: For more information please contact and Anita Hammer, HRM (email@example.com) and Adam Fishwick, PoPP (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Registration: To register please e mail Sally Thomas (email@example.com)
CROWE SEMINAR SERIES
We host a termly seminar series with an external speaker on a subject linked to CROWE research themes. This usually takes place on a Wednesday afternoon from 14:00 until 16:00.
Click the above link to see the future programme and past speakers.
FIRST ANNUAL EMOTION AND CRIMINAL JUSTICE CONFERENCE
18 February 2016
Crowe is pleased to be involved in this inuagural conference. For more information and to book a place, please go to http://www.dmu.ac.uk/research/research-events/2016/february-2016/first-annual-emotion-and-criminal-justice-conference-2016.aspx
FREE WORKSHOP: GETTING DEEP … ARTS BASED METHODS OF RESEARCH FOR BUSINESS AND MANAGEMENT STUDIES
Monday 21 and Tuesday 22 March 2016
This FREE two-day experiential workshop event will provide ECRs, PhD students and other academics wanting to know more about arts-based methods with an opportunity to listen to, and engage with, leading academic experts working at the forefront of these methods of research. Over two days and one evening, we will explore how pushing the boundaries of the research methods used in organisational research might enable us to deepen our understand of how organising people, professions, services, resources, regulation, ideas, finances, procedures and processes affect the lived experiences of work.The programme includes a series of introductory lectures to dance, quilting, photography, drawing and poetry as methods of research, followed by workshops in which you will have the opportunity to experience these methods first hand! You will also get an opportunity to discuss your own research design, ask questions and seek advice regarding funding, publication, dissemination, ethics and networks.
Contact: For more information contact Jenna Ward firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com
INVESTITURE OF THE NEW CHANCELLOR BARONESS DOREEN LAWRENCE: PROFESSORIAL SPEED LECTURES 22ND JANUARY 2016
'Race equality in the UK labour market: Where are we now and where should we be going?'
by Professor Anne-Marie Greene, Professor of Employment Relations
This presentation will provide an overview of the state of things: where is the UK labour market regarding race equality and what does the academic field of equality and diversity tell us about the ways we might want to be thinking about the patterns that exist and how we might progress things?
See more information at http://www.dmu.ac.uk/about-dmu/events/events-calendar/2016/january/investiture-of-the-chancellor-celebrations-speed-lectures.aspx
CROWE SPECIAL SEMINAR: DECEMBER 2ND 2015
Eva Tutchell and John Edmonds: Man-made: Why so few women are in positions of power
See more information at https://www.dmu.ac.uk/about-dmu/events/events-calendar/2015/december/crowe-special-seminar-man-made-why-so-few-women-are-in-positions-of-power.aspx
CROWE SPECIAL SEMINAR: NOVEMBER 25TH 2015
Professor Ian King: 'Art and Aesthetics for Organisation Life'
See more information at http://www.dmu.ac.uk/about-dmu/events/events-calendar/2015/november/crowe-seminar-art-and-aesthetics-for-organisation-life-presented-by-professor-ian-king.aspx
BLACK HISTORY MONTH 2015: EQUALITY AND DIVERSITY IN WORK AND EMPOYMENT SEMINAR OCTOBER 15TH 2015
Researchers from the Contemporary Research on Organisations, Work and Employment (CROWE) presented an afternoon seminar event on the theme of Equality and Diversity.
Professor Anne-Marie Greene: Overview: Equal Opportunities, Diversity Management and the Race Equality Agenda
Ben Sellers: Race, Migration and Trade Unions in Historical Perspective: The Case of Imperial Typewriters in Leicester
Dr Heather Connolly: Comparing Responses to Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic (BAME) workers in French and British Trade Unions.
See more information at http://www.dmu.ac.uk/about-dmu/events/events-calendar/2015/october/black-history-month-2015-equality-and-diversity-in-work-and-employment-seminar.aspx
BUIRA ANNUAL CONFERENCE 2015 HOSTED AT DMU
The 2015 Annual Conference of the British Universities Industrial Relations Association (BUIRA), the principal organisation of British industrial and employment relations academics, was held at DMU from June 24th-26th, 2015. The conference theme was “politics, labour and missing voices”, and explored what contemporary developments imply for social cohesion, industrial relations, management, voice, and the quest to develop sustainable forms of work and employment. See more information about what went on at http://www.buira.org/Conference/Conference2015/tabid/4919/Default.aspx
MINI-CONFERENCE AT SOCIETY FOR THE ADVANCEMENT OF SOCIO-ECONOMICS (SASE) CONFERENCE 2015
Phil Almond, alongside Professor Tony Edwards of King’s College London, and Professor Gregor Murray of the University of Montreal, organised a mini-conference on “Multinational Firms: Labour Management and Society”, at the Annual Meeting of the Society for the Advancement of Socio-Economics (SASE), the leading academic organisation in the field of socio-economics, which was held at the London School of Economics, July 2nd-4th, 2015.
This Mini-Conference explored, on a critical basis, how the relations between the multinational firm and societal institutions affect the world of work, and particularly how the coordination of value creation and exploitation by MNCs shapes structures of inequality.
For details about what went on, see https://sase.org/2015---london/mini-conferences_fr_206.html#MC8