Tag Archives: Education

PhD Studentships

At the Centre for Citizenship, Civil Society and Rule of Law at the University of Aberdeen Website: www.abdn.ac.uk/cisrul The inter-disciplinary Centre for Citizenship, Civil Society and Rule of Law (CISRUL) at the University of Aberdeen will offer two or more PhD studentships starting 2011-12. We welcome applicants from anthropology, cultural and literary studies, history, legal… Read More »

Done with the Ph.D.

On 11.01.10, I had a public defense of my dissertation at the Max Planck Institute for Social Anthropology in Halle/Saale, Germany. The questions were firm but fair, and I came away with a nice grade (yes, German Ph.D. dissertations are graded). Thanks to everybody who in one way or another made writing the dissertation less… Read More »

Not all development problems are money problems

OK, we knew that already. But the point was brought home particularly well with regards to the education sector in developing countries by Professor Emeritus Pai Obanya of Ibadan University in a podcast interview with the London International Development Centre (LDIC). Professor Emeritus Lalage Brown of Glasgow University was also on the podcast. On the… Read More »

Post-Doctoral Fellowships for Research on ‘The Human Economy’’

POST-DOCTORAL FELLOWSHIPS FOR RESEARCH ON ‘THE HUMAN ECONOMY’ UNIVERSITY OF PRETORIA, SOUTH AFRICA The Faculty of Humanities at the University of Pretoria invites applications from suitably-qualified researchers for Post-Doctoral Fellowships to contribute to an interdisciplinary project on ‘The Human Economy’. People always insert themselves practically into economic life on their own account. But what they… Read More »

The state of investigative journalism in Nigeria

The abstract of a paper titled ‘Investigative Journalism and Scandal Reporting in the Nigerian Press’ by Muhammad Jameel Yusha’u: Using interviews conducted with Nigerian journalists, this article explores Nigerian journalists’ understandings of investigative journalism, and whether they use it to investigate the allegations of corruption scandals against various public officeholders. The results show that Nigerian… Read More »

Tony Judt on the way things are and how they might be

About politicians and courage: Courage is always missing in politicians. It is like saying basketball players aren’t normally short. It isn’t a useful attribute. To be morally courageous is to say something different, which reduces your chances of winning an election. Courage is in a funny way more common in an old-fashioned sort of enlightened… Read More »

The Dis/Order of Things

If you are in London: The Dis/Order of Things: Predisciplinarity After Foucault An Interdisciplinary Workshop. The afternoon will end with a keynote by Professor Simon During (Johns Hopkins): ‘Lost Objects: Magic and Mystery in the English Enlightenment’ Saturday 24 October 2009 Birkbeck College, University of London This interdisciplinary research workshop brings together postgraduates, academics from… Read More »

On Corporate Greed

Earlier today I drew attention to the announcement of the ASA Globalog series on the financial crisis. The first post in the series is already up. Alexander F. Robertson of Edinburgh University writes about Corporate Greed: The medieval burghers sought to dodge accusations of greed by political bluster or conspicuous acts of charity, but nothing… Read More »