Globalisation: a conference for undergraduate students

Date: 4 March, 2009
Location: Loughview Suite, Jordanstown Campus, University of Ulster
Event type: Conference

Location map | Programme

students in class


This conference is a partnership between the Subject Centre for Languages, Linguistics and Area Studies and the School of Sociology and Applied Social Science, University of Ulster.

Globalisation interests scholars from a wide variety of different subject areas including area studies, sociology, history, modern languages, geography and economics. Aimed at undergraduate students, this study day seeks to explore different disciplinary approaches to the study of globalisation.

The conference will:

  • explore different perspectives and ideas about globalisation in contemporary and historical contexts.
  • provide insights into how people working in different subjects approach the study of globalisation.
  • demonstrate a range of topics which impact upon and are impacted by globalisation.

The conference is free of charge to students and employees of UK and Republic of Ireland Higher Education Institutions, though prior registration is necessary. Places are limited and will be allocated on a first-come-first-served basis.

Workshop fee

There is no charge to attend for employees and students of publicly funded UK and Republic of Ireland educational institutions. The fee for employees and students of private institutions/organisations is £40.
Lunch will be provided.

Travel bursary

A travel bursary is available for this event.

Programme for 4 March 2009
Time Session
13.00 - 14.00 Lunch and registration
14.00 - 14.15 Welcome from the University of Ulster
Welcome from the Subject Centre for Languages, Linguistics and Area Studies
14.15 - 15.00 Translating Hollywood: Identity, Difference and Globalisation
Michael Cronin, School of Applied Language and Intercultural Studies, Dublin City University
15.00 - 15.45 The impact of the global language, English, on language policies: the Nordic region
Amanda Hilmarsson-Dunn, School of Humanities, University of Southampton
15.45 - 16.00 Tea break
16.00 - 16.45 "History repeats itself, first as tragedy, second as farce": Or why the study of past protests matters in a globalised world
Carl Griffin, School of Geography, Archaeology and Palaeoecology, Queens University Belfast
16.45 - 17.30 Sex Spying: Canadian State Surveillance of Feminist Groups in a North American Context, 1967-1977
Steve Hewitt, Department of American and Canadian Studies, University of Birmingham
17.30 - 18.00 Plenary discussion and close