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Dr Jonathan Ward (Mathematics), Dr Andrew Evans (Geography) and Dr Nicholas Malleson (Geography) have had a paper published in the Royal Society Open Science with help from LSSI / RIS seedcorn funds. The journal article, ‘Dynamic calibration of agent-based models using data assimilation’, builds on work the group carried out...

Dr Julie Firmstone (Media and Communication) has written about the editorial opinions of newspapers during the recent Brexit referendum campaign. She notes that her analysis of all editorials in the fortnight preceding the vote is an important reminder that newspapers should be scrutinised as independent political actors. She adds that the anti-EU...

Now that the UK has voted to leave the EU, what will happen next? This question was addressed earlier this month in an open forum that was co-sponsored by the Leeds Social Sciences Institute, the Leeds University Business School, and the University of Leeds Cities Theme. The event, which was...

Over 40 UAFs, ECRs and PGRs recently attended a seminar that provided insights from editors of leading peer reviewed journals in the social sciences. The event, which was hosted by LSSI in June, combined intellectual discussion with an opportunity for informal networking in the context of a broader debate about...

Leeds Social Sciences Institute (LSSI) is delighted to announce the appointment of Josine Opmeer to the post of Research and Innovation Development Manager. Josine, who joined LSSI in May, will work with academics and research groups across all social science disciplines to identify and develop new research projects and opportunities to leverage external income...

Philip Davies, Conservative MP for Shipley, and Mary Creagh, Labour MP for Wakefield, have contributed to a timely panel discussion about the UK’s relationship with the EU. Ahead of the referendum to decide whether Britain remains in the EU, Britain and the EU: Is Britain really a European society? considered...