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Making Sense of Society: Siobhan Maderson

In developing wise policy, we ignore local environmental knowledge at our peril, writes Siobhan Maderson in her essay about the interaction of bees, beekeepers, and government.

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Making Sense of Society: Vanessa Hughes

Concepts of mobility, citizenship and belonging are morphing in a time of widespread immigration. In this essay, Vanessa Hughes uses the case of a specific London resident to explore these themes.

5 years ago
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Making Sense of Society: Alison Harper

Social Science Space will publish the winning essays, runners-up and eight shortlisted pieces from the most recent ESRC writing competition in the next few weeks. Here we present “Better healthcare with deep data,” an essay from Alsion Harper detailing some of the concepts she’s observed with the use of endoscopy in a retirement hotspot.

5 years ago
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Making Sense of Society: Elo Luik

Social Science Space will publish the winning essays, runners-up and eight shortlisted pieces from the most recent ESRC writing competition in the next few weeks. Here we present “A meeting in New Delhi: An ethnography of a dangerous miracle,” an essay from Elo Luik at the University of Oxford.

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Making Sense of Society: Max Gallien

In the third of a series of essays from ESRC-funded researchers, a young academic explains why studying ‘informal cross-border trade’ is important to understanding society itself today.

5 years ago
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Making Sense of Society: Lauren White

In the second of a series of essays from ESRC-funded researchers, a young academic describes her examinations of how places such as toilets can be reflective of our practices of privacy and containment of our bodily excretions.

5 years ago
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Making Sense of Society: Wilhelmiina Toivo

Social Science Space will publish the winning essays, runners-up and eight shortlisted pieces from the most recent ESRC writing competition in the next few weeks, starting with “Once more, with feeling: life as bilingual,” an essay from psychologist Wilhelmiina Toivo at the University of Glasgow.

5 years ago
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How Will Big Data Affect Evolution of Social Science?

How will social science research and teaching evolve to meet the challenges and opportunities big data creates? How can we bring down barriers to make this new computational social science accessible for all social researchers? That was the subject of a panel discussion at last month’s ESRC Festival of Social Sciences 2016.

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ESRC Launches 2017 Celebrating Impact Prize

For a fifth year, Britain’s Economic and Social Research Council is bestowing its Celebrating Impact Prize, six awards which recognize ESRC-affiliated researchers and other ESRC associates who have had outstanding economic or societal impact.

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Intrepid Explorers Leader Takes Top ESRC Impact Award

A Ph.D. geography student from King’s College London whose efforts to share with the public stories of social science work and research in the field were both effective and inspiring has been named the 2016 Impact Champion by Britain’s Economic and Social Research Council.

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ESRC Celebrating Impact Prize 2016 Shortlist Announced

Now in its fourth year, the ESRC Celebrating Impact Prize recognizes the work conducted by researchers funded by Britain’s Economic and Social Research Council who achieve outstanding economic and societal impacts.

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