Social Sciences

13 Apr 2018

Dundee Corpus update could help reveal the secrets of reading

The way humans read and understand written text is continuing to be revealed thanks to a ground-breaking piece of research by the University of Dundee. The Dundee Corpus, the world’s largest study of eye movement, was initially developed in 2003 to study how the human eye acts while reading. Having become recognised as a foremost resource in psycholinguistics, researchers in Denmark have further broken down the original data, a move that could enhance understanding of how the human eye adapts to what it is reading. A team at the University of Copenhagen has utilised the Dundee Corpus to look at how s...

10 Apr 2018

Scottish Graduate School of Social Science Collaborative Studentship +3/1+3 Studentship available – University of Dundee

This studentship, funded by the ESRC through the Scottish Graduate School of the Social Sciences, is a collaboration between University of Dundee and a local contemporary arts centre. 1. Abstract This project will embed a PhD student within Dundee Contemporary Arts (DCA) in order to study the impact that the art participation has upon the social well-being of young children and how shared art experiences may help to build strong attachment relationships. This will be looked at from two perspectives; studying the impact upon families with children who attend participatory arts activities as part of the cent...

10 Dec 2017

Human Rights Day sees the establishment of a new working group

Human Rights Day is observed every year on 10 December - the day the United Nations General Assembly adopted, in 1948, the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. At the University of Dundee, we celebrate this important day by establishing the Dundee Human Rights Working Group. The working group builds on the recent expansion of human rights-related research capacity across the University of Dundee. As such, it builds on the strong foundation of human rights expertise and on research taking place across many disciplines at the University of Dundee, and will provide an excellent forum for future projects. Am...

5 Dec 2017

University works to secure India’s water future

Collaborative research between Scotland and India has begun on a major water management project in India, with researchers from the University of Dundee exploring the impact of increasing population and rapid economic development on water resources. The £2million pound project, UPSCALE, is being carried out in the Cauvery river basin in India, and is funded by the Natural Environmental Research Council in the UK and the Ministry of Earth Sciences in India. The University of Dundee is one of six UK-based partners working with Indian organisations to understand trends in water use and management in ord...

University works to secure India’s water future

27 Nov 2017

Socio-Legal Environmental Studies

Prof. Colin Reid was one of the speakers a workshop on "Exploring the 'Socio-Legal' in Environmental Law" held in Cardiff.  He contributed to the session on Making History, exploring what historical research can add to our appreciation of environmental law and drew on his previous work on the environmental legislation of the original Scottish Parliament.  The event was organised with the Journal of Environmental Law (OUP) of which Prof. Reid is an Associate Editor....

Socio-Legal Environmental Studies