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PGR workshop -Epistemological Issues in International Development 7th December

Epistemological Issues in International Development


One-day Workshop

School of International Development

University of East Anglia, London (UEA London)

10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m., 7 December 2013


The School of International Development at the University of East Anglia will organise a workshop on epistemological issues in international development.  This workshop targets PhD students of development and will be held at centre of the University located in London.  There is no registration fee for the workshop.

The workshop will do the following:

Explain and distinguish key terms – epistemology, methodology, methods

Outline the specific epistemological issues of prominence in development studies

Present three separate sessions as follows:

·         Epistemologies and debates in social analysis

·         The epistemology of natural science

·         Epistemologies in economics

The three sessions will be led by experienced researchers in the respective fields: Professor Cecile Jackson (social analysis), Dr Tim Daw (natural science) and Dr Bereket Kebede (economics).  Each will give constructive and critical accounts of strengths, weaknesses, and debates around those forms of knowledge, relevant to development studies research.

Current PhD development students can register for the workshop by sending an e-mail to Holly Butwright at <>. Please indicate your university, year and topic of your thesis.  In the Subject box of your e-mail, please insert <Register for epistemology workshop>.

Places are limited; register as early as possible!

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