Workshop: ‘The Use of Foreign Language Skills in Social Science Research’

An annual training workshop in association with the ESRC Wales Doctoral Training Centre: 6 July 2015

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Language-Based Area Studies (LBAS) pathway

Annual Training Workshop

‘The Use of Foreign Language Skills in Social Science Research’

Swansea University, Monday, 6 July 2015

Rooms JCB02/03/04, James Callaghan Building, College of Arts and Humanities, Swansea University

 

PROGRAMME 

9.00-9.30 Registration, tea & coffee

9.30-9.45 Welcome and Introduction to the Day:  Dr Gerard Clarke (Dept of Political and Cultural Studies, Swansea University); Prof Andy Rothwell (Director, Research Institute for Arts and Humanities, Swansea University);

 09.45.10.30 Dr Claire Spencer (Head of Middle East & North Africa Programmes, Chatham House (Royal Institute for International Affairs, London)), ‘Language Skills and Policy Research’;

10.30-11.00 Professor Roland Axtmann (Dept of Political & Cultural Studies, Swansea University), 'Translating concepts in the social sciences: The case of Max Weber';

11.00-11.15 Tea& Coffee

11.15-11.45 Professor Gordon Cumming, (School of Modern Languages, Cardiff University), ‘Interviewing and Editing in a Foreign Language’;

11.45-12.45 Surgery with staff of Chatham House and Swansea & Cardiff Universities: Conceptual and practical challenges in using foreign language skills in social science research;

12.45-13.30 Lunch

13.30-14.00 Jamie Lemon (ESRC PhD student, Dept of Political & Cultural Studies, Swansea University), ‘The Arab Spring and French Foreign Policy: How Indecision led to the securitisation of the uprisings and a return to Françafrique’;

14.00-14.30 Charlotte Neale-Edwards (ESRC PhD student, Dept of Politics and International Relations, Cardiff University), ‘The Europeanization of Innovation Policies: A Comparison of the automotive and pharmaceutical industries in the Czech Republic and Hungary’;

14.30.15.00 Dr Yan Wu (Dept. of Languages, Translation & Communication, Swansea University), ‘The use of Chinese language skills in social science research’;

15.00-15.15 Tea/Coffee

15.15-15.45 Dr Christian Bueger, (Dept of Politics and International Relations, Cardiff University), ‘Language-Based Area Studies: The Dearth of Theory’;

15.45-16.00  Prof. David James (Director, ESRC Wales Doctoral Training Centre), ‘Language-Based Area Studies in the ESRC Wales DTC’;

16.00-16.10 Closing Remarks, Dr Gerard Clarke.

This workshop is free to staff and students in institutions affiliated to the ESRC Wales Doctoral Training Centre (ie most HE institutions in Wales). For others, the cost is £25 for the conference alone and £60 for the conference plus overnight on-campus accommodation on the night of Sunday 5 July 2015.

To book a place please contact:  Dr Gerard Clarke, email:  g.clarke@swansea.ac.uk