Event title:

FBLP PGR Research Culture and Community Seminar

Event details

Event details

Friday, 11th February 2022
11:00 - 12:30
  FBLP - PGR Research Culture and Community Seminar Series  

Event description

Event description

Outline of the seminar 


1. Welcome and Introductions - (5 mins)


2. PGR-led Discussion - (5-20 mins)

PGRs, please take this opportunity to raise any topic at all. 


3. 'PGR Presents: ‘On the Subject of ‘Emergency’: Pragmatism and the PhD’

with Matty Jones, PhD Politics Candidate, Faculty of Business, Law and Politics, University of Hull - (10-15 mins plus Q&A 5-10 mins)


Since the advent of the COVID-19 pandemic ‘emergency’ has become a central subject of daily life. We live in a time of ‘emergency’. This seminar discusses the importance of pragmatism during Ph.D. study by examining what it means to research the subject of ‘emergency’ in a time of ‘emergency’.


4. 'PGR Presents:  Be more wolf!” What can metalogic coherence bring to your research?

with Louie Gardiner, recent successful PhD graduate in Systems Science, Faculty of Business, Law and Politics, University of Hull  (10-15 mins plus Q&A 5-10 mins)


The nature of Louie's composite doctoral submission is itself a unique contribution to the Academy. Complementing her thesis and its a-typical Appendix, is an anthology of poetry, personal inquiry and an array of innovations presented through different modalities. Her work demonstrates the potency and generativity made possible by undertaking ‘metalogically coherent’ research (one of her key contributions), which arose through her commitment to embodying a complexity thinking paradigm.


5. 'Any other business’


To view the full PGR Research Culture and Community Programme click here for more details

If you have any general questions about the seminar programme, please contact Jackie McAndrew at the Doctoral College in the first instance on jackie.mcandrew@hull.ac.uk







Short Bio - Matty Jones

Matty is a fourth year Ph.D. student whose research focusses on emergencies and the legal-political thought of Carl Schmitt (1888-1985). His thesis contends that a more effective way to manage contemporary emergencies such as COVID-19 and climate change is by invoking modified versions of Schmitt’s concepts of the ‘exception’ and ‘sovereign dictatorship’. He has previously given talks on Schmitt’s state theory (Hull, 2018), Schmitt and Nazism (Hull, 2019), and presidential sovereignty in the Trump era (Coventry, 2020). Matty’s other interests include current affairs, existentialist philosophy, and the history of political thought. Twitter: @jonezdrjonez



Registration is required. There are 45 seats available.