AIAS Event: AIAS Fellows at Festival of Research/Forskningens Døgn

Michael Flaherty, Isabelle Torrance, Isabel Kusche and Jessica Barker

2017.04.20 | Lena Bering

Date Thu 27 Apr
Time 14:00 18:00
Location ”Stakladen” at Aarhus University, Fredrik Nielsens Vej 2, 8000 Aarhus C

On Thursday 27 April it is time for the annual Festival of Research/ Forskningens Døgn. This year the theme is 'Fascinating Research'. Meet with four AIAS Fellows: Michael Flaherty, Isabelle Torrance, Isabel Kusche and Jessica Barker, when they contribute to the programme with individual 20 minutes speed-talks and a foyer activity about their fascinating research:

  • Isabelle Torrance: 'The Riddle of the Sphinx'
    Time: 16.00 and 17.10
    Place: Preben Hornung Stuen


  • Isabel Kusche: 'You Help Me and I Help You. Shades of Grey in Democratic Politics'
    Time: 17.25
    Place: Auditorium 2 – Tåsingegade

  • Michael Flaherty: 'A Cage of Days: A Cage of Days: Time and Temporal Experience in Prison'
    Time: 17.30
    Place: Richard Mortensen Stuen

  • Jessica Barker: 'That Thing You do'
    Time:  14-18.00
    Place:
    Stakladen


What is the Festival of Research?

The Festival of Research is a nationwide knowledge festival that takes place each year in the spring with about 500 events and more than 65,000 visitors around Denmark. The Danish Ministry of Higher Education and Science is behind the initiative, which aims at bringing research and the Danish population closer.

Aarhus University will be opening its doors to the Festival of Research at Campus Aarhus, and the theme is FASCINATING RESEARCH. The event will take place in and around ”Stakladen” at Aarhus University, Fredrik Nielsens Vej 2, 8000 Aarhus C.

The iconic Stakladen and the surrounding lecture rooms will be transformed into a fun and exciting exploration site for research presentations from Aarhus University. In the lecture rooms close to Stakladen you can experience a wide range of speed lectures during the whole afternoon, and in Stakladen you can have an up-close meeting with the researchers, experience exhibitions and participate in workshops and tests. If you need a break from all the impressions, you can take a rest in the cafeteria.

The theme FASCINATING RESEARCH prepares the ground for a varied presentation of research areas from hard-core science to health science, arts and social studies.

Read more and see full programme at: http://www.au.dk/en/research/forskningensdoegn/about-fascinating-research-2017/


Read abstracts of the four AIAS contributions to the Festival of Research

Speaker: Isabelle Torrance

‘The Riddle of the Sphinx’

Find out how Greek mythology is used to create cultural meaning in the modern world in exciting and unexpected ways!

Time: 16.00 and 17.10
Place: Preben Hornung Stuen
 


Speaker: Michael Flaherty:

‘A Cage of Days: A Cage of Days: Time and Temporal Experience in Prison’

Life in prison is dominated by a temporal regime with caustic implications for the inmate's perception of time. Based on ethnographic research, I describe major elements of this regime: the monotony of unchanging schedules, the sensory environment of incarceration, limited resources, lack of autonomy, rigid enforcement of ubiquitous but ambiguous rules, and the absence of any future on the horizon.

Time: 17.30
Place: 
Richard Mortensen Stuen   

Relevant links:

http://www.temple.edu/tempress/titles/2093_reg.html

https://nyupress.org/advanced-search/?site=watched%20pot

https://www.cambridge.org/core/services/aop-cambridge-core/content/view/B3FB07DB8D73D523C1E6AE2853970D1E/S1866980816000041a.pdf/div-class-title-an-s-shaped-pattern-in-the-perceived-passage-of-time-how-social-interaction-governs-temporal-experience-div.pdf

https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B1YlcpfxYuReeVdJX2ZFc2Npc1E/view 


Speaker: Isabel Kusche  

'You Help Me and I Help You. Shades of Grey in Democratic Politics'

Between compliance with official rules and cases of outright corruption there is a grey area of exchanging benefits and favours in Western democratic settings. We will explore this area, looking at examples from Greece and the United States, in order to better understand why Denmark regularly figures as one of the least corrupt countries in comparative rankings.

Time: 17.25
Place: Auditorium 2 – Tåsingegade 


ResponsibleJessica Barker

‘That Thing You do’ 

How do people decide how to interact with family, friends and strangers? Come find out how researchers study people’s behaviour using interactive games. Help out with AU research by taking part in a real study, get the chance to win a prize, and learn something about your own behaviour. Time: 14-18.00 Place: Stakladen

Lecture / talk