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ACTIV-VOL-CIT
This list provides a forum for discussion emerging from the ESRC seminar series, Activism, Volunteering and Citizenship.

AGEINGBODYSOCIETY
This list is to facilitate communications - about research and conferences etc. - between members of the British Sociological Association study group 'Ageing, Body and Society'

AHE-ANNOUNCE
This list is for announcements from the Association for Heterodox Economics

ANI-NET
NIC is a listserv for members and affiliates of the Narrative Inquiry research centre in the Graduate School of Education, University of Bristol. All NIC members and affiliates are committed to the development of narrative and other arts-based forms of Human inquiry.

AOALIST
This list has been retained 29/09/2015 no one can subscribe to this list and no one can post to this list– contact helpline@jiscmail.ac.uk for all enquiries regarding this list The AOAlist group was created at the end of 2002 by a group of researchers interested in the actor-oriented approach. This approach has been developed and worked by Norman Long and colleagues in the Agricultural University of Wageningen, in the Netherlands. Originally applied in the field of rural development, an important number of researches has extended its application to many areas of the analysis of processes of social change and development interventions. The list purpose is to facilitate the opinion's interchange among the participants, and the organization of 'virtual seminars' through it.

ASPD-INCONTEXT
This list is for discussion of issues and dissemination of information in relation to the promotion of cross disciplinary perspectives on understanding 'antisocial personality disorder' (and related diagnoses and categories.

AVPHD
This list has been retained 25/11/2013 no one can subscribe to this list and no one can post to this list - contact helpline@jiscmail.ac.uk for all enquiries regarding this list The list is for the use of students, supervisors and examiners of audio-visual practice based PhDs, to give information on workshops, events, seminars, exhibitions and screenings, and upcoming scholarships, jobs and opportunities.

BACES
BACES aim is to promote the subject area of European Studies in Higher Education in Britain, on behalf of UK institutions.

BAKS
Announcements and discussion list for the Korean Studies community in the United Kingdom.

BASA
BASA was established in 1991 to encourage research in the history of Black and Asian peoples in Britain. BASA organises workshops for teachers, participates in education conferences, and campaigns on educational and institutional racism issues. In 1999, BASA established the Black and Asian Archives Working Party (now the BASA Research Resources Working Party):BASA-research-resources@jiscmail.ac.uk.

BESTS
This list is intended as communication channel for students and scholars who share a research interest at the intersection of STS - Science and Technology Studies - and the Built Environment. It is meant to stimulate knowledge sharing between and among UK researchers and their peers abroad.

BISA-ISMMEA
The BISA Working Group on the International Studies of the Mediterranean, Middle East and Asia (ISMMEA) aims to provide an interdisciplinary forum in which to bring a diverse range of scholars and practitioners together

BNAC
This list will be used by and for members of the Britain Nepal Academic Council, and associated academic colleagues, for sharing information on conferences, workshops and #other events in relation to Nepal studies

BOUNDARYOBJECTS
THIS LIST IS NOW DEFUNCT. To join Boundary Objects, the network for early career researchers working with museums and collections, please complete the membershhip form on our website. Thank you. http://www.boundaryobjects.org/join-us/

BREAKTHROUGH
For medical educators supporting students who have long terms conditions. The purpose is to share information, publications, good practice, training resources and events within the higher education community. Particularly useful to hear from educators with experience of Fitness to Practise issues and its variable outcomes.

BSA-AHSG-POSTGRADUATE
This list will be used to make announcements to postgraduate students who are affiliated to the Animal-BSA-Group Sub-list of animal-bsa-group

BSA-CITIES
Welcome to the BSA Cities and Mobilities list. This BSA study group list acts as a point of contact and collaboration for those interested in the above themes. Please use the list to post relevant news, articles, events and calls for papers. You can also Tweet us at @BSACities. The group also organises a stream at the BSA Annual conference and your participation in this stream is very much encouraged. We will also run a programme of events throughout the year. The group is convened by Kirsteen Paton k.paton@leeds.ac.uk and Emma Jackson e.jackson@gold.ac.uk please contact us directly if you have ideas or suggestions related to the group.

BSA-ENV-AND-HEALTH
Discussion forum for the BSA Environment and Health special interest group. This group addresses the interaction between environmental change and human health from a sociological perspective.

BSA-FAMILIES-AND-RELATIONSHIPS
This British Sociological Association Study Group aims to connect those interested in the broad area of families, intimacy and personal relationships: it has postgraduate and staff members from across the career and disciplinary range.

BSA-GENDER-STUDY-GROUP
Gender Study Group (GSG) is a forum for academics, researchers and students, who are interested in exploring, discussing and/or actively researching the multifaceted,ambiguous and challenging nature of gender theory and research.

BSA-MIGRATION-DIASPORA-GROUP
This is the jisc email group of BSA Study Group 'Diaspora, Migration and Transnationalism' (DMT). The study group and the email list aim to establish an intellectual home for the study of migration, diasporic groups and their transnational activities.

BSA-RACE-ETHNICITY
This list is used by the Race & Ethnicity Study Group (British Sociological Association), to make announcements of forthcoming events and programmes.

BSA-STS
Email list for the British Sociology Association's Science and Technology Studies Study Group.

BSA-THEORY-STUDY-GROUP
This list is used by the BSA's Theory Study Group to make announcements regarding the research community, conferences and events, programmes, publications, and projects.

BSA-VAW
This email list will be used to communicate conferences, important events, new publications to members of the British Sociological Association's violence against women study group.

BSA-VISUALSOCIOLOGY
This is the mailing list for the British Sociological Association's Visual Sociology Study Group.

BSAHISTORICAL
This list is for all those interested in historical and comparative sociology. It is a list connected to the BSA Historical and Comparative Study Group but you do not need to be a member of the BSA to subscribe

BSC-POSTGRADUATES
This list is for postgraduate criminology students and those in early career.

BSCVICTIMSNETWORK
The list is to allow for effective and speedy communication between members of the newly formed specialist BSC Victims Network.

CARCERALGEOGRAPHY
Network of researchers in Carceral Geography

CARE-QUESTIONS
List for obtaining information from stakeholders for the care questions study.

CELTIC-STUDIES-NETWORK
The International Celtic Studies Network was established in 2012 to support and promote cooperation and information sharing between those involved in any areas of research on histories, cultures, politics, and peoples historically named as Celtic. For the purposes of the network, Celtic studies is not defined as a specific academic paradigm, but is instead used as an embracing term designed to facilitate exchange and information sharing and to promote cooperation between individuals and institutions with interests in any relevant discipline or field of study. Membership is open to scholars, professionals, and unaffiliated individuals with relevant academic or professional interests. The network is coordinated by an interdisciplinary team of academics based at the School of Humanities and Social Sciences at Liverpool John Moores University. Its core activities involve facilitating information exchange and networking through regular bulletins and a planned series of network meetings and symposia. This email list is a means of sharing information between network members.

CENTRIFUGAL-EU
The list caters primarily the communication needs of the collaborative research network "Centrifugal Europe: State, Sovereignty and the future of European integration", wider community of scholars of European Studies and scholars working on aspects of societal, national and European integration processes across the EU member-states. The mailing list will be used to facilitate exchange, communicate news and updates of research activities of the network.

CHILDPOVERTY
This list is an open discussion forum for those interested in research and policy relating to child poverty.

CHILDWELFAREINEQUALITIES
This list links researchers, practitioners, managers, policy makers, educators and others who have an interest in child welfare services as a site of unjust and avoidable social inequalities: the Child Welfare Inequalities Network. The purposes of the Network are: to exchange information about developments in this field, and to discuss issues of policy, practice, methodology, evidence and theory. In time this may lead to joint research, joint authorship and joint action. For more information contact P.Bywaters@coventry.ac.uk or G.Brady@coventry.ac.uk

CITIESAFTERTRANSITION
The 'Cities after Transition' CAT list brings together researchers working on any aspect of transitional cities, but is particularly focused on cities in the socialist Communist and post-socialist worlds. List members work on urbanisation and sub-urbanisation, urban processes and planning, urban cultures and so on within the context of post-socialist transition. The CAT network hosts international conferences.

CLS-COHORT-STUDIES
CLS use this list to provide updates on cohort study workshops and events, enhancements and additions to the data, and to promote discussions among researchers and policy makers. It covers the National Child Development Study, the 1970 British Cohort Study and the Millennium Cohort Study.

CMRB
This is a list for academics, students, faith organisations and activists working in the field of migration, refugees and the politics of belonging.

CNA
This list has been retained 28/07/2014 no one can subscribe to this list and no one can post to this list– contact helpline@jiscmail.ac.uk for all enquiries regarding this list This list is in support of the 'Community Network Analysis and ICTs: Bridging and Building Community Ties' project.

COLLABORATIVE-COMMUNITY-HOUSING
The seminars and associated announcement list draws attention to the way that collaborative and congregated housing can play a fundamental role in carbon reduction behaviour, green technology adoption, and community resilience. Moreover, we stress the need to conceptualise resilience not only in terms of physical engineering to mitigate or withstand hazards and shocks, but also as social organisational capacities that facilitate affordable access, social cohesion and mutual support across diverse demographic groups. For instance, the cohousing model draws attention to the co-constitution of shared space, collective self-governance and the sense of trust and belonging that accumulates over time through shared meals and collective endeavour. The cohousing approach is collaborative in that it actively embeds self-managed governance structures in the life of the community in a deliberate attempt to increase purposeful interaction between resident members to improve overall quality of life.

COMMUNITIESRESEARCHNETWORK
Practitioner,academic, community member research and knowledge exchange network

COMMUNITY-OWNERSHIP-FORUM
The list provides a forum for discussion and debate between academics studying forms of community asset and land ownership. This is a growing area of public policy and the list is aimed at academics engaged with community ownership and control of public services, housing, community facilities and cooperatives.

COMPLEXITY-PLANNING
This list supports communication between scholars exploring the complex nature of cities and the complex nature of urban planning. It is linked to the Association of European Schools of Planning (AESOP) thematic group on complexity.

COMPLICITY
Complicity is a longstanding feature of everyday moral experience, this list focuses on practical and theoretical examinations of complicity, including discussion, CFP and research news.

CONF-AND-PRIV
Confidentiality and Privacy is a burgeoning cross-disciplinary research topic.

COPES
This discussion list aims to provide a virtual community of practice in bringing the topics of community engagement and peer support together, and in identifying and discussing their potential contribution to health literacy. The list will facilitate collaboration with people who are experts in engaging communities and with community experts - key informants - with experience in promoting health literacy, to find out what works for different types of people in different situations. List participants will contribute to development of a model of community-based peer support that successfully promotes health literacy across different types of people in different settings.

COST-OF-LIVING
News letter for The '& 128;˜Cost of Living'& 128;™. A blog for all people interested in the politics, economics and sociology of health and health care.

CPANDC
This list is for announcements and discussions related to 'cultural production and consumption' and the CP&C group

CRIME-JUSTICE-STATS
'Crim-Bcs-Users' is a discussion list for those intending to use the Crime Survey of England and Wales (CSEW, formerly the BCS), Police Recorded Crime data and other criminal justice statistics statistics. It also serves as a forum to support the work of the Criminal Justice Statistics Network, a user group that operates under the auspices of the British Society of Criminology (it is the successor to the previous Crime and Criminal Justice Statistics User Group). The network has also been co-opted to the Royal Statistical Society's Statistics User Forum.

CRIMINALJUSTICE-PRACTICEVSPOLICY
This list is for practitioners and academics wishing to build networks and discuss current criminal justice issues. Also a way for CCJS to announce current activities of interest to the members.

CRISIS-FORUM
Discussion and announcements related to the Forum for the Study of Crisis in the 21st Century.

CRIT-RACE-ETHNICITIES-WHITE-ROSE
This network adopts a post- structural philosophy that explores issues of race and ethnicity within research and practice. It draws on the critical perspectives of 'Post'colonialism, critical race theory, post-structuralism, and feminism. The network is interdepartmental, interdisciplinary and cross- institutional which creates an open and critical platform for both qualitative and quantitative post graduate researchers to share their work and create collaborations.

CRITICAL-HERITAGE-STUDIES
This list has been retained 17/12/2015 no one can subscribe to this list and no one can post to this list– contact helpline@jiscmail.ac.uk for all enquiries regarding this list This list is a discussion forum for the Association of Critical Heritage Studies. We are a network of scholars working in the interdisciplinary field of heritage and museum studies. The Association works to promote dialogue and networking between researchers from different fields and disciplinary backgrounds and between researchers, practitioners and activists. This list is also used by the steering committee to make announcements regarding the biannual conference of the Association.

CRMCS
This list is for the circulation of information about the University of Sunderland Centre for Research in Media and Cultural Studies. It will include announcements of events, research seminars, conferences and publications.

CSAP-STUDENTS
This list has been retained 21/04/2015. No one can subscribe to this list and no one can post to this list. contact helpline@jiscmail.ac.uk for all enquiries regarding this list A discussion list for students based in UK HEIs funded through C-SAP

CULTURAL-DIVERSITY
An email list to facilitate discussion of the issues surrounding cultural diversity in museums, libraries and archives.

CULTURAL-RELATIONS-DIPLOMACY
The members of this list share information on and discuss issues related to international cultural relations across disciplines. Keywords include (but are not limited to): cultural relations/dialogue, arts/cultural policy, diplomacy, foreign policy, national identity, cultural/linguistic diversity, globalization, power, hegemony.

DARK-TOURISM
This list is used by academics and other interested individuals involved in the study of dark / thanatourism.

DCM
This list has been retained 28/04/2016. No one can subscribe to this list and no one can post to this list. contact helpline@jiscmail.ac.uk for all enquiries regarding this list The Death, Commemoration and Memory (DCM) Research Group is based within the School of Arts, Culture and Environment at the University of Edinburgh. Founded in 2008, it provides a forum for postgraduates and staff whose research engages with any aspect of the Groups remit, attracting junior and senior scholars from a variety of academic disciplines. This list has been established to disseminate information on the group and provide a platform for discussion among the group's members.

DEFENCE-ALL
Superlist for the defence group of mailing lists.

DEV-COM
For academics and practitioners interested in the role of the media and communication in International Development. Research, teaching and practice.

DIS-SOC
A critical approach to the sociology of disability is timely given the challenges facing disabled people under the current coalition government in the UK. This Study Group aims to reclaim the alost sociology of disability

DISABILITY-RESEARCH
This list is intended for all those interested in research as it affects disabled people. It provides a forum for the exchange of ideas, information and news, among researchers and others working primarily within a social interpretation of disability.

DMM-LIST
Discussion list of the Diaspora, Migration and the Media section of the European Communication Research and Education Association (ECREA)

DOING-A-PHD
This list has been retained 06/12/2013 no one can subscribe to this list and no one can post to this list - contact helpline@jiscmail.ac.uk for all enquiries regarding this list This list is for the discussion of issues related to doing a PhD in the social sciences, ranging from how to decide what to research, deciding what methods to use and how to write up. It is primarily aimed at PhD students, as well as at people interested in the research process more generally. It is also used for making announcements about the PhD methods workshop series.

DSA-RSG
This list is for the research student members of the Development Studies Association (DSA). The DSA brings together practitioners and academics working in International Development. The Research Students Group (RSG) organises conferences, study groups and training courses for postgrads.

DSAWOMENANDDEVELOPMENT
List to support communication between members of the DSA Women and Development Study Group.

EASP
East Asian Social Policy Research Network is run by EASP for all East Asian Social Policy specialists; academics, research students and all who are interested in East Asian Social Policies, for generating and developing discussion across the range of themes related to East Asian Social Policies.

ECONEVAL-SOCIAL-WELFARE
To facilitate inter disciplinary co-operation and further discussion on the use of economic evaluation techniques in social welfare evaluation.

ECPR-LATINAMERICANPOLITICS
The list seeks to enable and support debates and information exchanges amongst social scientists interested in Latin American politics within the ECPR. It aims to encourage research, as well as the regular gatherings of researchers working on that field, and the organisation of related workshops at the ECPR Joint Sessions and other ECPR events.

ECPRSGPARTICIPATIONMOBILISATION
This is the official list of the ECPR Standing Group Participation and Mobilisation. It serves as one of the main communication channels of the Standing Group members. The list will be used to communicate activities organised by the Standing Group or the ECPR, as well as a means of communications among members in relation to research activities, publications or other pieces of information of general interest to the research community interested in topics relating to participation and mobilization. The Standing Group and this list is open to academics in any region of the world.

EHSWOMEN
Mailing list for the Women's Committee of the Economic History Society

ELDIS
ELDIS: electronic development information service. This list is for discussion on the implementation of the development information programme of the European Association of Development Institutes (EADI) Information Working Party.

ELIR
This list has been retained 01/06/2012 no one can subscribe to this list and no one can post to this list– contact helpline@jiscmail.ac.uk for all enquiries regarding this list This list aims to encourage collaboration between scholars who are active in researching European Level Interest Representation, in order to develop, promote and advance theoretical, comparative and empirical understanding of the study field.

ELSIN
An Inter-disciplinary group of researchers, teachers and trainers in HE who are interested in the theory and application of learning styles, and individual differences in human performance.

ENCOUNTERING-CORPSES
This list is for academics, practitioners and members of the public who are interested in the many ways in which we encounter and interact with the material remains of the dead in contemporary society. These encounters can be socio-economic, cultural, regulatory or political. The purpose of the list is to network anyone interested in the wide range of potential encounters - whether identity politics, medical, ethical, commodification eg. tourism, popular culture, faith-based.

ENERGY-VULNERABILITY-NET
An international network of researchers, practitioners and policy makers concerned with access to energy, fuel poverty, vulnerability and social justice in energy matters.

EPAM
The European Research Group on Political Attitudes and Mentalities (EPAM) has been founded in 2012 as a Research Group. The founding members are faculties and researchers from all over Europe interested in political attitudes modeling and simulation. Political Attitudes represent a complex issue of research not only for political and social scientists, but also for computer scientists, historians of political culture and religion. EPAM Research Group is trying to aggregate both Eastern and Western European experts in an interdisciplinary research framework focused on the analysis and prediction of political attitudes. This interdisciplinary research framework includes a peer-review journal and annual workshop and conference. The EPAM Research Group organizes the annual International Workshop on the Simulation of Political Attitudes and Mentalities, SIMPAM, the annual European Conference on Political Attitudes and Mentalities, ECPAM. EPAM has created an online peer-review research journal, European Quarterly of Political Attitudes and Mentalities, EQPAM.

EPHEMERA
This list is used for announcing new issues of the academic online journal 'ephemera' (www.ephemeraweb.org) and other ephemeral happenings.

ESDS-GOVSURVEYS
JISCmail list for those using and/or interested in the large-scale government datasets. List owned by ESDS government data service.

ESRC-GEC-PROG
This is a research network for social science research on a range of global environmental issues. Formerly the list was set up as part of the ESRC funded Global Environmental Change Programme(GEC). Although GEC Programme ended in 2000, the research network remains active, and the list is now administered by the Centre for Social & Economic Research on the Global Environment (ESRC funded). We welcome any members who share our research interests.

ESRCDTCSIG
This list has been retained 15/01/2016. No one can subscribe to this list and no one can post to this list. contact helpline@jiscmail.ac.uk for all enquiries regarding this list The purpose of the Economic and Research Council DTCs Special Interest Group is to facilitate an exchange of information between individuals with a shared interest in this area. The group is being set up for Managers/Administrators who have specific responsibility for supporting the management and administration of ESRC DTCs.

ESSEXSOCIOLOGY-WEEKLY
A list for the weekly distribution of news and events announcements from the Department of Sociology at the University of Essex.

ETHICSNET
Discussion list for learning and teaching in ethics and social welfare

ETHNOGRAPHY-HEALTH
This list is for researchers conducting or interested in ethnographic approaches to researching health (broadly defined). The list is to be used to share information on publications, projects, conferences, workshops etc, for discussion about relevant issues, and for general networking.

EURODOC
List for those in charge of European Documentation Centres (EDC) or similar EU information relays for discussion of European Union documentation and information policy.

EUROPEAN-GROUP-CRIMINOLOGY
For academic criminologists in Britain principally those who are associated with the European Group for the Study of Deviance and Social Control. For news about research initiatives; requests for collaborators or partners in proposed research initiatives; requests for information etc.

EUROPEAN-SOCIAL-POLICY
Deals with social policy and social welfare issues in Europe, including the EU. Of interest to academics in social policy, sociology,economics, political science, law, public administration and other fields, and also to others involved in policy debate.

EURORESEARCH
This list is for all those researching aspects of European integration.

EUROTALK
A discussion list for people willing to share their experience and expertise in handling EU information and/or who are seeking help with EU-related materials, websites etc. Previously restricted to members of the European Information Association, but from March 2012 open to anyone working with information provided by or about the European Union.

EVIDENCE-USE
This is a cross-disciplinary, cross-sectoral discussion list to enable academics and others concerned with the use of evidence in public sector policy and practice to network, debate, share ideas and exchange information. It has been set up by the Research Unit for Research Utilisation (RURU) at St. Andrews University - previosuly funded by the ESRC and a member of the ESRC's Network for Evidence-Based Policy and Practice - to facilitate national and international interchange in this field.

EWODOR
The European Working group On Drugs Oriented Research is the oldest of the European Communities drugs-related fora. EWODOR operates as a central exchange resource for researchers in the drug/alcohol field and hosts an annual symposium for members

FIELDS-OF-VISION
This list provides a communication channel between those with an interest in the arts and sport coming together. Its purpose is to disseminate news and foster debate.

FORCED-MIGRATION
<HTML> <p>The Forced Migration Discussion List (also known as the FMList) is an email-based community, moderated by staff at Forced Migration Online. It aims to encourage greater exchange of information and to promote discussion on the problem of refugees and other victims of forced migration/involuntary resettlement, including those of development projects which lead to their forcible uprooting. <p>The list provides regular updates on major news, publications and events relating to forced migration. Posts will often include information about relevant funding opportunities, job vacancies and new research projects. Subscribers to the List also have access to an invaluable community of experts in the field of forced migration, and may occasionally use the List to request specific information on issues relevant to forced migration. <p>If you would like to post a message on the List, please send an email to fmlist@qeh.ox.ac.uk, or follow the link in the 'options' bar above. <p>Please note that messages sent to the Forced Migration Discussion List are moderated. Posts must comply with our selection guidelines (http://www.forcedmigration.org/discussion/guidelines/) and we reserve the right to edit, or to reject, posts that fail to do so. </HTML>

FUEL-POVERTY-POSTGRADUATES
This list supports the Fuel Poverty Postgraduate Network and provides a virtual forum for postgraduate researchers to share ongoing research on fuel poverty, seek out potential collaborations, and develop an understanding of how findings can be effectively disseminated.

FUTURECONNECTIONS
This list is for PhD and early career researchers who are interested in sustainable development issues in Scotland and should be used to share information on: conferences, seminars, research collaborations and support for interdisciplinary researchers.

FUTURES
This list has been retained 13/05/2014 no one can subscribe to this list and no one can post to this list - contact helpline@jiscmail.ac.uk for all enquiries regarding this list The development and use of Futures concepts and methods in the consideration of issues of relevance to the future of society. The list aims to promote discussion between different perspectives including all those interested in thinking about the world as it might be and how we influence it.

GALICIAN-STUDIES
This list is for all those working in the field of Galician Studies to make announcements and share information about research, teaching, and developments in Galician Studies.

GENDEREDINCLUSION
This is the list initiated through ESRC seminar series Gendered Inclusion in Contemporary Organizations. The aims of seminar and the group of scholars on this list is to critically explore the conditions, forms and circumstances of womenâ& 128;™s and menâ& 128;™s inclusion in organisations in order to generate a more complex account of contemporary experiences of workplace (in)equalities. The list will serve as a medium of communication for those involved in the seminars and those wanting to join the debate. The list will be used to exchange news, ideas, information on forthcoming events, relevant topics, general interaction and collaboration between participants and so on.

GEO-CHILDREN-YOUTH-FAMILIES
This list is used by the RGS (IBG) Geographies of Children, Youth and Families group to make announcements to education and research communities about the groups workshops, conferences and publications. It also provides a forum for discussion and debate of issues of interest to this group.

GEOGREL
This group provides a forum for the discussion of geographies of religions, beliefs, faith and spirituality. Discussions focus on research, teaching and associated issues of relevance to the intersection of faith and spirituality with place and community.

GRAPHICJUSTICE
Mailing list of the Graphic Justice Research Alliance. A multidisciplinary research network exploring the crossover between law and justice and comics of all kinds.

GSAPGFORUM
This list is designed to create an online forum for postgraduate and early career members of the Global Studies Association. The forum will allow networking, exchange, information on events, funding and discussion on issues relevant to researchers conducting multi-disciplinary research.

GSP-STUDIES
A forum for researchers and policy experts in the field of Global Social Policy to share information and discuss about publications, research projects, policy initiatives, and upcoming events. Of interest to individuals working in the areas of Social Policy, Sociology, Politics, Economics, Development Studies and International Relations.

GSSF
This list is for scholars and research students who have an interest in the field of gender, sport and society. The list provides a network for discussion on current issues, and posts updates on news, conferences and relevant research/publications.

HAPPINESSSTUDYGROUP
This discussion list supporting research and collaboration around the areas of happiness and wellbeing for the members for the British Sociological Association Happiness Study Group

HES
This list has been retained 22/07/2014 no one can subscribe to this list and no one can post to this list - contact helpline@jiscmail.ac.uk for all enquiries regarding this list This aim of this forum is to facilitate the discussion of research in Health and Exercise Sciences. Membership will be given to active researchers working in the health and exercise area. The majority of members will be from universities, though membership will be extended to researchers working in industrial settings. Email postings should either be informative (details of conferences, new posts etc.) or provide discussion (including paper reviews).

HISTORICAL-SOCIOLOGY
This list is used for sharing information related to historical sociology.

HRM
This list has been retained 17/02/2016. No one can subscribe to this list and no one can post to this list. contact helpline@jiscmail.ac.uk for all enquiries regarding this list Human Resource Management list aims to promote exchange of academic and professional information on human resource management related topics.

HSAMEMBERS
This list will be used to disseminate news and informaton to the membership of the Housing Studies Association as well other JISC mail users in related disciplines who wish to receive HSA notifications.

HUMOUR-RESEARCH
This list has been retained 23/03/2016 no one can subscribe to this list and no one can post to this list – contact helpline@jiscmail.ac.uk for all enquiries regarding this list An interdisciplinary forum for the discussion, debate and exchange of ideas and information associated with the study of humour in all its forms. This list is devoted to academic (theoretical and empirical) study of humour and is not for the exchange of jokes or stories.

IAG-RSCEM
Information advice and guidance is on the cusp of significant change. Managers will have to grapple with new accountabilities and expectations in relation to all age guidance and financial resources will be squeezed. We will have to find new, innovative and more cost efficient ways of doing things. For more information please visit: This list is a sub-list of JISC-SOUTH-AND-EAST-FE

IALIC
International Association for Languages and Intercultural Communication

IARG
This list is for scholars researching religion and gender and linked to the International Association for the study of Religion & Gender

ICSP
This list is used by the International and Comparative Social Policy Group of the Social Policy Association to support its wider activities and to promote and facilitate discussion and networks between researchers and teachers in the fields of international and comparative Social Policy

IGNORANCE-STUDIES
Mailing list for discussion of social scientific study of ignorance

IMMIGRATION-HISTORY-UK
A forum for those researching in the area of the history of immigration to the UK to share information about their work, circulate information about forthcoming events and publications, and to promote discussion across this wide field.

IMPACT
This list will allow academics to have conversations about research impact, ahead of the Research Excellence Framework submission in 2020 and to find out about opportunities to collaborate.

INNOVATION
A team of Researchers in the UK have been sponsored by the ESRC to develop an integrative theory of Social Representations and Identities in the context of Innovation. This list will discuss relevant theoretical and methodological issues.

INT-CONFLICT-STUDIES
This list has been retained 22/07/2014 no one can subscribe to this list and no one can post to this list - contact helpline@jiscmail.ac.uk for all enquiries regarding this list The list will deal with theories and cases of international conflicts especially those involving the use of violence. The conflicts may be 'internationalised' conflicts, domestic conflicts with international spillover effects. Theoretical and empirical discussions are equally acceptable.

IPEDJOURNAL
List for OA Journal Interdisciplinary Perspectives on Equality and Diversity.

IRISS
IRISS - Internet Research and Information for Social Scientists. Information about the IRISS conference and follow up discussion.

JAMANDJUSTICE
This is an info-list for people interested in being kept up-to-date with the Jam & Justice project

JISC-GECO-HEALTH
This list is intended to host discussions about health and geo ideas and issues and was created as a follow up to the JISC GECO Project's Open Source Geo and Health Workshop(held in August 2011). We are interested in sharing anything that relates to the role of location, geospatial data or place (in very broad terms) in health including research, policy and practice around physical and mental health. We welcome members from academia, the NHS, healthcare providers, policy makers, statisticians, technology providers and others interested in the possibilities around the intersections of location and health.

LASCARSEAFARING
This list arose from the Lascar Seafaring workshop (April 2011) as a resource for researchers working on the global lives of Asian sailors.

LASP
To build and strengthen links among students, academics and policy-makers interested in the social policy of Latin American countries.

LESBIANLIVES
This email list provides a forum to discuss lesbian lives in the ethos of the Lesbian Lives conference. We aim to be an international social, cultural, political and artistic venue for sharing ideas and information of relevance to Lesbian Lives. We hope to develop dialogues and discussions that understand that 'the lesbian perspective still continues to be a critical gaze from a charged margin and the Lesbian Lives Conference continues to be a friendly experience of energetic engagement' O'Donnell, 2008.

LGBTNET
This list is for communication and the sharing of good practice between those managing lesbian gay bisexual and trans staff networks within HE and FE institutions.

LONDONHUB-AHSS
A network focussing on the research training and development needs of doctoral students and postdoctoral researchers, specifically in the arts, humanities and social sciences.

LONGTERMCONDITIONS
This list has been retained 07/08/2014 no one can subscribe to this list and no one can post to this list - contact helpline@jiscmail.ac.uk for all enquiries regarding this list long term conditions are a concern for all communities around the world. This page is for professionals to discuss and develop evidence based practice to support the development of educational programmes and practitioners

LS-SUPPORT
This list is for dissemination of information from CeLSIUS (Centre for Longitudinal Study Information and User Support) to UK academics with an interest in the ONS Longitudinal Study, and to enable discussion amongst these people.

LSEMEC
This network focuses on the theme of social movements, mobilization and contestation in the MENA.

MAPP
This list has been retained 07/08/2014 no one can subscribe to this list and no one can post to this list - contact helpline@jiscmail.ac.uk for all enquiries regarding this list The list supports researchers who are developing techniques to map political party policy preferences based on official political party documents (primarily, but not exclusively, party manifestos). This field has been developing in political science since the inception of the Manifesto Research Group within the European Consortium of Political Research in 1979.

MARKETIZATION-IN-EUROPE
The list arises from a series of workshops on marketization that is defined as the introduction and intensification of price-based competition. The list aims to bring together researchers from various areas and disciplines and other interested public, who focus on structural and subjective effects of marketization on societies in Europe. It provides a space for sharing information and stimulating the discussions on changing markets and subjectivities within Europe and the ways we approach these issues theoretically, methodologically and in practice.

MECCSA-PGN
Bring together postgraduate students in Media, Communication, Film and Cultural Studies to form research, and teaching and learning networks and also ensure peer support.

MENASP
This list will provide a forum for policy debate and academic communication around issues of social justice and prosperity in the region of the Middle East and North Africa.

MENTAL-ECON
For discussion and debate on issues related to the economic analysis of mental health and mental health care services. The list is also intended to disseminate and exchange of information on current and forthcoming events, publications and other material of interest.

MIGRANTMOTHERS
The mailing list offers a network to stimulate critical thinking and knowledge exchange on the processes that shape migrant mothers & cultural and caring work in enabling their children to occupy a place as future citizens

MILLENNIALISM
A discussion list for scholars working in the field of millennialism/ apocalypse studies. It is moderated by the Centre for Millennialism Studies, Liverpool Hope University, UK.

MMPTEAM
This list will be used by the team working on Mobility, Mood and Place (MMP); a new research project funded by Research Councils UK through Lifelong Health and Wellbeing.

MORAL-PANIC
This is the mailing list of the Moral Panic Research Network. The purpose of the Network is to bring together: scholars from a variety of disciplines who share an interest in moral panics; media practitioners, including journalists; and anyone else with an interest in moral panics. #The network is intended to be as open as possible, in order to stimulate discussion from a variety of perspectives; anyone who is interested in moral panics is very welcome to join the network.

MOZAMBIQUE-STUDY-GROUP
The mozambique study group is intended to act as an informal network for all those interested in research and policy issues in Mozambique. It will discuss economic, social and political developments, communicate research results, and hold occasional meetings to discuss work in progress.

MUSEUM-COLLECS
This list is to discuss the uses of stored collections in UK museums, to assist the UCL research project that is addressing this issue.

MYRDDIN
This will be the list used by MYRDDIN: The Wales Network for the History and Social Study of Science, Technology and Medicine to keep members informed about forthcoming activities

NEIGHBOURHOOD-RENEWAL-OBS
This list has been retained 17/02/2016 no one can subscribe to this list and no one can post to this list– contact helpline@jiscmail.ac.uk for all enquiries regarding this list This list will be used to support, inform and generate discussion on the subject of Neighbourhood Renewal & Social Inclusion initiatives

NEOLIBERALEDUCATION
This list has been retained 07/08/2014 no one can subscribe to this list and no one can post to this list - contact helpline@jiscmail.ac.uk for all enquiries regarding this list This list if for the Neoliberal education working group of the Public Interest Research Network.

NET-CRIM
A group for researchers and practitioners interested in the study of networks in the context of crime. The list is intended to be used for announcements, discussion and the formation of research collaborations.

NEWRITERSNETWORK
This is a mailing list for writers in the North East of England. Including writers who operate independently and writers affiliated to universities, it will allow the development of a community of writers who would otherwise be isolated and will facilitate participation in projects for writers run in the North East.

NORDIC
For discussion of comparative rural issues in Scotland and the Nordic countries. Includes issues relating to environment, economics, social, and cultural development. Includes research topics, management, and education for or about rural development.

NORMALBIRTH-RESEARCH
This list provides a collaborative opportunity for researchers of any discipline who wish to examine the nature of and culture around normal physiological birth. This includes the biological, emotional psychological, social and clinical processes and consequences involved.

NOTTINGHAMMPAMP
This list is to provide an electronic discussion forum for students and staff on the University of Nottingham's Masters in Public Administration and Masters in Public Policy programmes on issues relating to public administration, public management and public policy. The list will also include Staff/Practitioners/Policy-makers from other institutions

NW-EVAL-NET
This list is used to bring together people involved in or interested in evaluation, with a particular value on collaboration, reflexivity, diversity, participation and appropriate (mixed) methods. It aims to increase evaluation capability and advocate for good evaluation practice.

OFFICIAL-STATISTICS
The official-statistics is for announcements and discussion of any aspect of official statistics. It has links to the Official Statistic Committee of the Royal Statistical Society. The list welcomes contributions from the producers and users of official statistics as well as from members of the academic community.

OPPS
This list has been retained 29/09/2015 no one can subscribe to this list and no one can post to this list– contact helpline@jiscmail.ac.uk for all enquiries regarding this list This mailing list emerged from the workshop on performance and political subjectivity held as part of the Oecumene Symposium "Opening the Boundaries of Citizenship" at the Open University (Feb 6-11th, 2012). It is meant to allow participants to further conversations started in the workshop.

ORG-SCIENCE
The purpose of the ORG-SCIENCE electronic network is to support critical scholarly discussion, reflection and research in the areas of knowledge production in organizational research; of the institutional context of organizational studies; and of research policy and practice in this and related disciplines.

PACELIST
To facilitate interchange between members of teams evaluating the NHS Pacesetters Programme to improve access to health services for members of socially disadvantaged groups, and those concerned to share good practice

PACIFIC-ASIA-CULTURAL-STUDIES
The aim of PACSF is for researchers to critically explore the relationships between cultural studies and Pacific Asian issues.

PAEDIATRIC-PSYCHO-ONCOLOGY
List designed to serve as a forum for clinical psychologisty, neuro-psychologists and other psycho-social staff working in paediatric oncology to design research and intervention projects and to work collaboratively across centres. The list will also serve as a communication point to disseminate service development and related service issues. The list will ensure communication and the pooling of resources for all psycho-social staff working with children and adolescents who have cancer and with their families.

PARADATA
This list has been retained 12/04/2016. No one can subscribe to this list and no one can post to this list. contact helpline@jiscmail.ac.uk for all enquiries regarding this list In 2009 the NCRM funded NatCen to set up a Network for Methodological Innovation on the Use of Survey Paradata in UK Social Surveys. This network aims to: (1) promote the opportunities and benefits of using paradata for survey design, survey management, survey evaluation and methodological research; (2) identify the potential for improving the cost-efficiency and quality of survey data collection using paradata; (3) stimulate debate about the challenges of using survey paradata; (4)encourage research using survey paradata. What Paradata is: Couper (1998) is accredited with introducing the term “paradata” to the field of survey methodology. It refers to data on the process of collecting data such as number of calls before contact was made, keystroke data, length of interview, cost data, interviewer characteristics, response rates. <HTML> In 2009 the NCRM funded NatCen to set up a Network for Methodological Innovation on the Use of Survey Paradata in UK Social Surveys. This network aims to:<br> (1) promote the opportunities and benefits of using paradata for survey design, survey management, survey evaluation and methodological research;<br> (2) identify the potential for improving the cost-efficiency and quality of survey data collection using paradata;<br> (3) stimulate debate about the challenges of using survey paradata;<br> (4)encourage research using survey paradata.<br> <br> What Paradata is:<br> Couper (1998) is accredited with introducing the term “paradata” to the field of survey methodology. It refers to data on the process of collecting data such as number of calls before contact was made, keystroke data, length of interview, cost data, interviewer characteristics, response rates. </HTML>

PARENTINGRESEARCH
The Parenting Research List has been established by the Centre for Research on Families and Relationships to facilitate discussion, development, collaboration and new research on parenting. It is open to academics, researchers in the public and voluntary sectors, and to agencies with an interest in parenting research from both public and voluntary sectors

PARTICIPATION-NETWORK
The Participation Network aims facilitate networking, communication and information sharing about events, resources and initiatives between academics, researchers, practitioners, policymakers and institutions engaged in participatory research, action research, community development and citizen science.

PARTICIPATIONANDENGAGEMENT-ARTS
A group to spark and facilitate discussion on Participation and Engagement in the Arts and a place for members to share research.

PHILSPORT
Email list for the British Philosophy of Sport Association, for discussion of news, issues, and events.

PIN
Policing the Internet: list involved in ethical, moral and political responsibilities consequent upon the development of interactive multicast multimedia information and communication technologies in UK Higher Education.

POL-MOD
A list for those developing and using computational models in the governance policy cycle

POLICE-POST-SOC
An interdisciplinary list bringing together those engaged in research, including action research, on any aspect of policing and crime in post-socialist countries. Focus on discussion of theoretical and practical issues relevant to police reform and new approaches to tackling crime.

POLICINGNETWORK
The list provides a forum for communication between members of the Policing Network of the British Society of Criminology. Anyone interested in joining the Network can do so by contacting the list owner.

POLITICAL-DISCOURSE
Mailing list for announcements and academic exchange in the field of political discourse analysis

POLITICAL-ECONOMY-RN
Official mailinglist of the Critical Political Economy Research Network of the European Sociological Association. http://criticalpoliticaleconomy.net/

POPGRG
This list is used by committee members of the Population Geography Research Group of the RGS-IBG to make announcements.

POPULATION-STUDIES
Concerned with research and teaching in population studies, both in demography and in other subjects such as geography, sociology, development, management, planning and public policy. Information on research, conference proposals and teaching resources welcomed.

PORT-STUDIES
This list is hosted by the Centre for Port and Maritime History (University of Liverpool / Liverpool John Moores University), but is open to all scholars working on Port and Maritime Studies.

POSTDOC-ASSOC
Discussion group of the UK's Association of Postdoctoral Researchers: for help, policy campaigning and the exchange of information about career opportunities, international research communities and research mobility.

POSTGRAD-BISA-USFP
This list has been retained 28/04/2016 no one can subscribe to this list and no one can post to this list – contact helpline@jiscmail.ac.uk for all enquiries regarding this list The list aims to aid the development of a coherent postgraduate network attached to the BISA US Foreign Policy working group. It will help facilitate postgraduate discussions about US foreign policy by linking students from all universities from across the UK and further afield, and will help organise postgraduate oriented workshops and conferences.

POVERTYMATTERS
This list has been retained 28/04/2016 no one can subscribe to this list and no one can post to this list – contact helpline@jiscmail.ac.uk for all enquiries regarding this list This group focuses on merging theoretical approaches to poverty work alongside practitioners experience of front line work with families who are experiencing disdvantage or acute need. This will support us jointly develop an evidence base for decision making. This is a lively forum for debate, discussion, information sharing and mostly ideas of how we can ensure the delivery of appropriate services that work. Make An innovative space to share ideas and developments.

PPFC-UK
This list has been retained 09/05/2014 no one can subscribe to this list and no one can post to this list - contact helpline@jiscmail.ac.uk for all enquiries regarding this list We are an affiliation of people involved in different ways in work around participation. We are active in a range of different sectors in the UK (health, community development, social exclusion, environment), in a range of different ways (academia, small and large voluntary organisations, statutory, freelance trainers and practitioners, community organisations) - and using a range of participatory approaches. Our common issue is that much that is done in the name of participation does not in fact lead to greater involvement of people, nor does it lead to any significant change in the status quo of power and decision-making. Our first step as a group has been to develop core principles that we believe define good participatory practice, and will use these to guide our activities both individually and collectively, working in association with others in small teams or networks in our own particular locations to improve participatory work. We see the Participatory Practitioners for Change group as an opportunity to link with other groups of practice and national level initiatives to share learning, prevent duplication and to promote greater effectiveness.

PPN-CITIZEN-PARTICIPATION-GROUP
The Working Group on Citizen Participation includes researchers and practitioners working in a range of policy fields in Scotland, and is open to anyone interested in related issues. It aims to foster dialogue and knowledge exchange; build a network that cuts across disciplinary boundaries and policy silos; create a platform for practice-led collaborative research.

PROBATION-PRACTICE
This list has been retained 01/06/2016 no one can subscribe to this list and no one can post to this list – contact helpline@jiscmail.ac.uk for all enquiries regarding this list This list is dedicated to the exploration of the role of the probation service within the criminal justice system. It acts as a forum for the exchange of ideas, research, training and practice developments & will function as a network for those academics working in the field of probation practice.

PRODUCT-LIFE-SPANS-NETWORK
This list has been retained 11/01/2016. No one can subscribe to this list and no one can post to this list. contact helpline@jiscmail.ac.uk for all enquiries regarding this list This list is used by the EPSRC funded Network on Product Life Spans to post information related to the Network. It also intends to promote discussion and the transfer of knowledge between those interested in this field.

PUBLIC-THEOLOGY
A group convened through the British and Irish Association for Practical Theology (www.biapt.org.uk), which brings together academics, research students and researching professionals in the field of pastoral care, practical theology and Christian social ethics. This group aims to facilitate networking amongst BIAPT members interested in developing issues in public theology, or the interaction between faith traditions and social policy, political economy and civil society.

PUPOL
The Public and Political Leadership network provides a bridge between (European) academics conducting research on leadership in the public domain. The aim of the list is to further international collaboration between leadership researchers by providing a forum to post, for instance, research/methodology questions, queries to submit conference panels, notifications of new publications and conferences, and ideas for submitting grant proposals.

PV-NET-DISCUSS
This list is for discussions arising from the activities of the ESRC NCRM-funded network for Participatory Video in Research Methods.

QOLNET
Primarily intended for developers & users of measures of health-related quality of life, in UK centres of HE & research. Such measures are of growing importance in shaping health policy, in clinical studies & in economic evaluation. Is a means of linking the rapidly growing expertise in this field.

QUAL-COMPARE
The method of Qualitative Comparative Analysis arises both in historical and management research, and in sociological and health research. The aim of QCA is to systematically analyse the possible configurations as a stage of research that follows on from (but also iterates with) a stage of qualitative analysis of cases. In this approach, the 'case' is both the whole set of configurations -- ie the world, really existing as an interlinked whole -- and as a set of comparable 'smaller' objects, e.g. comparing clients, patients, enterprises, or countries. The list exists to promote discussion and debate about QCA and its related variants, such as fuzzy-set social science (Ragin, 2004), realist evaluation (Pawson and Tilley, 1997), and triangulation. <HTML> The method of Qualitative Comparative Analysis arises both in historical and management research, and in sociological and health research. The aim of QCA is to systematically analyse the possible configurations as a stage of research that follows on from (but also iterates with) a stage of qualitative analysis of cases. In this approach, the 'case' is both the whole set of configurations -- ie the world, really existing as an interlinked whole -- and as a set of comparable 'smaller' objects, e.g. comparing clients, patients, enterprises, or countries. The list exists to promote discussion and debate about QCA and its related variants, such as fuzzy-set social science (Ragin, 2004), realist evaluation (Pawson and Tilley, 1997), and triangulation. </HTML>

QUAL-FSU
This list has been retained 15/03/2016 no one can subscribe to this list and no one can post to this list– contact helpline@jiscmail.ac.uk for all enquiries regarding this list An interdisciplinary list bringing together those engaged in qualitative research in the Former Soviet Union. Discussion of ethical and practical issues relevant to conducting field research in the region.

QUAL-SOFTWARE
The CAQDAS Project was set up to increase awareness and debate about Computer Assisted Qualitative Data Analysis Software. This e-mail discussion group seeks to create an instant forum for users and developers to air problems, offer opinions, argument & advice on the variety of packages in use.

QUEERKINSHIP
This list will be used by international academics to discuss literature, and share information concerning LGBT and non-heterosexual forms of relationships, family, and kinship. <HTML> QUEER KINSHIP AND RELATIONSHIPS hopes to engage in, and understand the multiplicity of issues concerning non-heterosexual families and relationships in their everyday lives. Researchers and academics interested in non-normative intimacy, kinship, relationships, and broadly defined family, are invited to join in.We are interested in discussing the manifold complexity of everyday life of non-heterosexual relations in various geo-cultural locations across globe, in their social, economic, political, cultural, personal, and other dimensions. This is a place to share relevant information, exchange views, and to integrate researchers from all over the world. We seek to engage in exciting, interesting, and challenging discussions. This group is hosted in English. </HTML>

R-STATS-SOCIAL-SCIENCES
This group is for social scientists, at all stages of their career, who are leaning and/or would like to learn R Programming for statistical analysis.

RADICAL-MUSICOLOGY
This list has been retained 07/08/2014 no one can subscribe to this list and no one can post to this list - contact helpline@jiscmail.ac.uk for all enquiries regarding this list This is a list for the editorial board members for the journal Radical Musicology.

RADICAL-MUSICOLOGY-COLLECTIVE
This list has been retained 07/08/2014 no one can subscribe to this list and no one can post to this list - contact helpline@jiscmail.ac.uk for all enquiries regarding this list Email list for members of the editorial collective (not board) of the journal Radical Musicology

RADIX
Radix - Radical Interpretations of Disasters and Radical Solutions

RAPALLIST
This is the mailing list for RaPAL, Research and Practice in Adult Literacy (www.rapal.org.uk), which brings together researchers and adult literacy practitioners.

REAPER
This list has been retained 11/05/2015. No one can subscribe to this list and no one can post to this list. contact helpline@jiscmail.ac.uk for all enquiries regarding this list Reaper is a new European network of rural social science researchers and practitioners, working up a database of rural social science research in 16 participating countries. The aim is to make this database more widely available. It is hoped that others will add information on research activities.

REFUGEE-THESAURUS
This discussion list is for use by the team developing the online Refugee Thesaurus resource, for discussing new ideas and changes / updates that need to be made.

REGIONAL-SCIENCE-RSAIBIS
The list is administered by the British and Irish Section of the Regional Science Association International. It is used to make announcements on matters related to the Association and its affiliated Sections. It is also aimed at facilitating exchange of information and wider discussion, among members, on empirical, theoretical and applied issues of regional science, spatial economics and economic geography in Britain, Ireland and abroad.

REGULATINGTIME
This is the email list for an AHRC-funded network on law, time and regulation.

RISK-AND-DECISION
the list is for the application of economics, social science and management to policy problems where risk is a central feature of the decision-making process.

RISKOM
This list has been retained 15/03/2016 no one can subscribe to this list and no one can post to this list– contact helpline@jiscmail.ac.uk for all enquiries regarding this list The European Risk Communication Network provides a bridge between research and practice in the UK and Europe. This list supports the ongoing interaction between researchers and practitioners in the development of best practice for risk communication.

RMA-LGBTQ
This mailing list serves members of the RMA's LGBTQ Study Group.

RSS-SOCIAL-STATS
This is a list for people interested in information about meetings organised by the Royal Statistical Society's Social Statistics Section.

SATMED
The list exists to share information between people collaborating on a study of the uses made of herbal and other 'traditional medical products' and plants, and their relation to health care and pharmacy in the UK among populations of South Asian ethnic origin

SATSUNET
Satsunet is a list for sharing information and developing links across three key areas - the sociology of the biosciences, science policy and regulation, and social media/informatics. The list is managed by the Science & Technology Studies Unit at the University of York, which has a particular interest in the relationship between the social construction of policy and the social construction of innovation, with an emphasis on issues of practical importance, on subjects that are of relevance to policy debates and on questions of power and social exclusion.

SCIENCE-IN-PUBLIC

SCOT-EVAL-NET
This list is open to anyone in Scotland who has an interest in evaluation. It is primarily to enable the discussion of evaluation amongst researchers, commissioners and clients, though it can be used to inform the list of relevant seminars, contracts and employment opportunities.

SCOTLEISUREHIST
This announcement and discussion list is for historians and others working within the broad remit of Scottish leisure history, inclusive of popular culture, sports, tourism, music, cinema, etc.

SCOTSEXUALITIESRESEARCH-ANNOUNCE
The Scottish Sexualities Research Network List encourages interdisciplinary co-operation in the field of sexualities research in Scotland and will detail events, programmes, publications and research of relevance.

SCYWS
This list has been retained 14/08/2014 no one can subscribe to this list and no one can post to this list - contact helpline@jiscmail.ac.uk for all enquiries regarding this list Discussion list for directors and associates of SCYWS

SEX-ETHICS-POLITICS
Jiscmail for the International Network for Sexual Ethics and Politics

SIMSOC
This list is for announcements, news and discussion related to the use of computer simulation in the social sciences, including approaches based on micro-simulation and multi-agent modelling.

SKECP
The Scottish Knowledge Exchange Community of Practice (SKECP) is a network of KE practitioners and researchers who share KE practices and experience, build peer relationships for information exchange and support, build KE capacity, advance knowledge of KE effectiveness, and share KE events and activities.

SMCA
This is the official email list for the Scottish Media and Communication Association.

SNAS
The Social Network Analysis in Scotland Group (SNAS) provides a forum to discuss projects, issues and ideas related to Social Network Analysis (SNA). It aims to bring together academic staff, postgraduate students and practitioners engaging with SNA across Scotland and beyond.

SOC-HODS
This closed list is intended for members of the Heads of Departments of Sociology Council (that is, all Heads of Department and Professors of Sociology at UK Universities) to discuss matters of common interest relating to the administration and management of sociological teaching and research.

SOCCRIM
This list is open to anyone who teaches Sociology or Criminology within Higher Education or HE in FE.

SOCDATA
This list has been retained 09/02/2016 no one can subscribe to this list and no one can post to this list – contact helpline@jiscmail.ac.uk for all enquiries regarding this list List for the discussion of how the social sciences can better understand data and build theories of data across the disciplines.

SOCIAL-ECONOMY-RESEARCH
This list focuses on the key research issues of Social Economy in the UK and across Europe. This includes discussions, potential collaboration between researchers, and dissemination of outputs on topics related to social enterprise, social value, mutual exchange networks, and alternative social economies. The list will also promote projects carried out by the different Social Economy stakeholders and practitioners. We are looking for a way to facilitate European collaboration in the broad field of Social Economy between researchers and practitioners. The sharing of knowledge in the field and building potential partnerships in research and/or practice would be outcomes to be encouraged between list members.

SOCIAL-POLICY
Social-Policy networks social policy specialists: academics (teaching and researching in universities, colleges, schools and research bodies), policy makers and service providers, generating discussion across the range of social policy themes and services.

SOCIAL-POLICY-ECR
This is a network of Early Career Researchers (ECRs) working in Social Policy. For more details, see http://www.social-policy.org.uk/early-career-researcher-ecr-network/

SOCIAL-POLICY-INDIA
This list is owned by the Executive Committee of the Indian Social Policy Association. It aims to bring together individuals and organisations in the UK and India (not exclusively) whose work centres on emerging social policy issues in India and South Asia.

SOCIAL-POLICY-PORTAL

SOCIAL-POLICY-POSTGRADUATE
This list is intended for the use of those people pursuing, or supervising those pursuing, higher degrees in the social policy field. In particular, it aims to serve the needs of postgraduate members of the Social Policy Association (SPA).

SOCIAL-POLICY-SWAP
To assist in the promotion of innovation in learning, teaching and assessment in social policy. To collate and disseminate information on good practice. To increase awareness of developments in learning and teaching. To share information on pedagogical approaches. To exchange ideas on learning technologies. To inform the community regarding relevant events.

SOCIAL-SEQUENCE
Information list for researchers in analysis of social sequence data. Includes details of new applications, developments in methodology and events, particularly in the UK.

SOCIAL-THEORY
This list aims to provide a forum for the discussion of social theory across the social and human sciences, drawing on theories that link individual and social processes ranging from classical social theories to contemporary theories (incl. rational or public choice, new institutionalism, symbolic interaction etc).

SOCIALCAREWALES
This list is for researchers in social care in Wales, and for practitioners and policymakers seeking to keep in touch with current developments in this area.

SOCIALJUSTICE
This list has been established to facilitate ongoing discussion among participants at seminars in the ESRC Social Justice and Public Policy series.

SOCIALWORK-ALCOHOL-DRUGS
This list is for social work academics, practitioners and students who have an interest in learning more about alcohol and drugs. It is intended to allow sharing of information and information exchange between the target audience, for example, it will allow students to ask for information from practitioners and academics, academics to find out what others are doing and for practitioners to have a direct line to academics who are specialist in this area and vice versa.

SOCIALWORK-ANTI-RACISM
To develop a greater understanding of the dangers of religious fundamentalisms and to develop strategies for challenging this

SOCIOLOGY-MIDWIFERY
A discussion forum on the social, economic, sociological & political issues of midwifery & maternity care: medicalization; professional competition; attitudes of pregnant women. It also aims to stimulate co-operation between researchers in Britain & elsewhere on cross-national comparative studies.

SPA-BSA-QUANTTEACHINGRESOURCES
Joint list of the SPA and BSA to share resources and ideas around teaching quantitative methods

SPEN
This is a mailing list for a network that aims to promote research and teaching in the field of Social Policy and Environment in the UK. This mailing list will be linked to the Social Policy Association homepage and will be linked to the Social Policy and the Environment Network.

SPORT-CULTURE-SOCIETY
To generate interdisciplinary social science discussion (sociology, cultural studies, geography, media studies etc.) on the social and cultural analysis of sport.

SPORT-STUDY-GROUP
The Sociology of Sport Study Group of the British Sociological Association (BSA) list: facilitates the promotion of research and scholarship in the sociology of sport; represents the professional interests of those engaged in the sociology of sport; raises the profile of expertise in the sociology of sport in public debate and within appropriate user constituencies provides an opportunity for members of the sport study group to exchange and discuss research and communicate developments in appropriate national and international groups with complementary scholarly interests.

SPORTANDEU
This is used by the members of the Association for the Study of Sport and the European Union, a research network of academics interested in the impact of European politics and policies on sport and vice-versa.

SPORTPHIL
Official email list for the International Association for the Philosophy of Sport.

SPRU-A
This list has been retained 18/03/2016 no one can subscribe to this list and no one can post to this list – contact helpline@jiscmail.ac.uk for all enquiries regarding this list Research information for people interested in disabled and chronically ill adults, older people and their carers issues only. From SPRU, Social Policy Research Unit, University of York.

SPRU-C
This list has been retained 18/03/2016 no one can subscribe to this list and no one can post to this list – contact helpline@jiscmail.ac.uk for all enquiries regarding this list Research for people interested in disabled and chronically ill children and their families and carers issues only

SPRU-CA
This list has been retained 18/03/2016 no one can subscribe to this list and no one can post to this list – contact helpline@jiscmail.ac.uk for all enquiries regarding this list Research for people interested in both disabled and chronically ill adults, older people and their carers issues as well as disabled and chronically ill children, their families and carers' issues.

SPRU-CS
This list has been retained 18/03/2016 no one can subscribe to this list and no one can post to this list – contact helpline@jiscmail.ac.uk for all enquiries regarding this list Research for people interested in social security, employment and welfare/poverty issues plus issues on disabled children, their families and carers. From SPRU, Social Policy Research Unit, University of York. Sub list of sprusocial Subl list of spruchild

SPRU-CW
This list has been retained 18/03/2016 no one can subscribe to this list and no one can post to this list – contact helpline@jiscmail.ac.uk for all enquiries regarding this list Research reports for everyone who is interested in children in care, children on the edge of care or children in the youth justice system. As well as social care issues for ill/disabled children, their families and carers. From SPRU,the Social Policy Research Unit at the University of York.

SPRU-S
This list has been retained 18/03/2016 no one can subscribe to this list and no one can post to this list – contact helpline@jiscmail.ac.uk for all enquiries regarding this list Research for people interested in social security, employment and welfare/poverty issues only. From SPRU, Social Policy Research Unit, University of York.

SPRU-SA
This list has been retained 18/03/2016 no one can subscribe to this list and no one can post to this list – contact helpline@jiscmail.ac.uk for all enquiries regarding this list Research for people interested in disabled and chronically ill adults, older people and their carers issues as well as social security, poverty and living standards.

SPRU-W
This list has been retained 18/03/2016 no one can subscribe to this list and no one can post to this list – contact helpline@jiscmail.ac.uk for all enquiries regarding this list Research reports for everyone who is interested in children in care, children on the edge of care or children in the youth justice system. Adoption and fostering social work issues from SPRU,the Social Policy Research Unit at the University of York.

SPRULIST
SPRUlist is a mailing list set up by the Social Policy Research Unit for individuals who wish to be kept informed of research published by the Unit.

SSI-NETWORK
The SSI-network will focus on socio-scientific issues as a challenge for science education for all. More specifically the common area of interest will be recent and current thinking on the epistemology of science and recent developments in science. Through discussion, a theoretical perspective on how this thinking impacts on society and environment will be elaborated and, thus, how it should impact on learning and teaching of science at all levels.

SSPP-STUDYGROUP
This list will be used by members of the BSA/SPA Study Group for the Sociology of Social and Public Policy to facilitate communication amongst the research community in this area.

SUBSTANCEMISUSEANDCHILDWELFARE
The aim of this listserv is to facilitate policy makers, researchers and academics working in the field of substance misuses and child welfare to: - share research findings and discuss the implications for policy and practice - promote the evidence base informing policy and practice developments - develop ideas for new areas of research and enquiry - disseminate and discuss developments in policy and practice - network and develop working relationships across agency and professional boundaries

SURVEILLANCE
This list is intended to support interdisciplinary exchange, research and teaching around theories, histories, institutions and fictions of surveillance.

SUSTAINABLE-GLOBAL-CITIZENSHIP
Following on from the Education for Sustainable Development: Graduates as Global Citizens conference, this list is a forum for the continuation of debate and dialogue. It is an interdisciplinary online forum for contributions on sustainable development and global citizenship issues in HE.

SWENT
A list to connect South Wales counsellors, therapists, academics and students within the Social Sciences discipline.

TAG
This list is used to circulate news by TAG The Professional Association of Lecturers in Youth and Community Work (www.tagpalycw.org) TAG represents youth & community work educators academics and researchers in the HE sector.

TANGIBLE-INTERACTION
This list distributes news and announcements related to Tangible Interaction. It supports interdisciplinary and international collaboration and discussion in this area of research and teaching.

THEATREANDDRAMA
This group is for people who wish to explore and encourage the use of theatre and drama in qualitative research and teaching

TIME4RESEARCH
With a growing, renewed, interest in community currencies generally, and banking specifically, this group seeks to form a network of researchers exploring uses of time banks. Over ten years of development of time banking in the UK has led to new avenues for exploration which diverge from traditional community currency research. The focus on co-production and its similarity with the idea of a Big Society has led to time banks featuring in Labour and Coalition government strategy documents. The difficulty however is that most of the evidence base remains anecdotal, this group hopes to help address this issue in the following ways. Firstly it seeks to help enhance access to academic research already available in one centralised bibliography. Secondly it seeks to bring together a wide range of academics to provide space for sharing good quality research and facilitating future collaborative research. By pursing our aims we hope the group will become an invaluable, independent resource for policy makers and practitioners searching for evidence on time banking.With a growing, renewed, interest in community currencies generally, and banking specifically, this group seeks to form a network of researchers exploring uses of time banks. Over ten years of development of time banking in the UK has led to new avenues for exploration which diverge from traditional community currency research. The focus on co-production and its similarity with the idea of a Big Society has led to time banks featuring in Labour and Coalition government strategy documents. The difficulty however is that most of the evidence base remains anecdotal, this group hopes to help address this issue in the following ways. Firstly it seeks to help enhance access to academic research already available in one centralised bibliography. Secondly it seeks to bring together a wide range of academics to provide space for sharing good quality research and facilitating future collaborative research. By pursing our aims we hope the group will become an invaluable, independent resource for policy makers and practitioners searching for evidence on time banking.

TLRPCAPACITY
This list, with its specialist topic lists, provides educational research communities with updating and alert services on research capacity building activities.

TRIPLES
This list has been retained 04/09/2015 no one can subscribe to this list and no one can post to this list – contact helpline@jiscmail.ac.uk for all enquiries regarding this list This list provides a forum for discussion for social scientists interested in sleep research. It offers a virtual community of assistance and support for both established and new researchers,

UKHRG
This list has been retained 03/06/2016 no one can subscribe to this list and no one can post to this list – contact helpline@jiscmail.ac.uk for all enquiries regarding this list The list's purpose is to encourage sharing of preliminary research information / announcements between academic and practitioner communities involved in socio-economic and policy research in the heritage sector (focusing on the historic and natural environment). A further aim of the list is to support and share knowledge creation in line with the common policy research framework developed by UKHRG (launched in October 2005). UKHRG meetings are co-ordinated by the Heritage Lottery Fund, and include representatives of the major heritage agencies in the UK. The e-resources and wider circulation JISCmail list for UKHRG are co-ordinated by Dr Ian Baxter, University Campus Suffolk (and at the McDonald Institute, University of Cambridge). An archive version of the UKHRG website (files to 2010) can be found at: http://www.gcu.ac.uk/ukhrg

UNEMPLOYMENT-RESEARCH
This list has been retained 13/03/2015 no one can subscribe to this list and no one can post to this list – contact helpline@jiscmail.ac.uk for all enquiries regarding this list This list is about the definition, identification, and measurement of employment in the UK, the analysis of unemployment problems, and discussion of unemployment policies. Comparisons between the UK and other countries, and the influence of globalisation on unemployment will not be ruled out.

URBAN-LABOUR-LEISURE-JOURNAL
The Journal of Urban Labour and Leisure is intended for an interdisciplinary readership. It is a social science journal covering all aspects of Labour, leisure and Urban Life. List will be used to encourage debate around the issues published in the journal & any threads that people wish to start.

URUGUAYRESEARCHNETWORK
The Uruguay Research Network (URN) aims to bring together students, academics and researchers from a variety of academic disciplines united by a common interest in Uruguay. The network wishes to draw together people working on Uruguay that may otherwise not know each other; in this way, the network aims facilitate debate and discussion, exchange information on relevant conferences and news on Uruguay, organise events and establish a forum for continued interaction and communication among scholars on Uruguay. The network is open to students (both undergraduate and postgraduate), academic staff and researchers. It is a UK based network but anyone is welcome to join; we particularly welcome members from Uruguay itself. English and Spanish are the working languages of the network.

UTDSOCIALWORK
This list facilitates collaboration across the UK social work community. Every voice needs to be heard so that together we can make a difference.

VIOLENCE-RESEARCH
This list is owned and maintained by The Violence Research Group at the University of Wales College of Medicine. The list will promote discussion by academics & practitioners active in the area of violence prevention. Discussion of the relationship between alcohol and violence will be encouraged.

VISUALISATION-TOOLS
This list provides a forum for social scientists to discuss the use of visualisation tools - the graphics facilities of a range of computer software - in their teaching & research.

VISUALSOCIOLOGY
This list serves as a site for discussion and listings for the International Sociological Association Visual Sociology Working Group ISA WG03 (formerly known as the International Sociological Association Visual Sociology Thematic Group TG05).

VOL-SECTOR-STUDIES-NETWORK
The voluntary sector studies network is used for discussion between researchers interested in the broad field of voluntary and nonprofit organisations and their work.

VOLUNTARY-SECTOR-ARCHIVES
The Campaign for Voluntary Sector Archives (CVSA) raises awareness of the importance of voluntary sector archives as strategic assets for governance, corporate identity, accountability and research. Archives are also important as part of the sector's wider public benefit responsibility. We encourage all charities, voluntary organisations, trusts and foundations to take responsibility for their archives by providing for their management, preservation, use and promotion. The Campaign brings together researchers, custodians, creators of records and others to share expertise and resources. We welcome the involvement of a broader range of stakeholders. <HTML> The Campaign for Voluntary Sector Archives (CVSA) raises awareness of the importance of voluntary sector archives as strategic assets for governance, corporate identity, accountability and research. Archives are also important as part of the sector's wider public benefit responsibility. We encourage all charities, voluntary organisations, trusts and foundations to take responsibility for their archives by providing for their management, preservation, use and promotion. The Campaign brings together researchers, custodians, creators of records and others to share expertise and resources. We welcome the involvement of a broader range of stakeholders. </HTML>

VSSN-QUANTS
A mailing list for academics and researchers with a joint interest in quantitative research and data related to the voluntary sector.

WASTEFORLIFE
Waste-for-Life is an international, cross-disciplinary research and development project focused on Engineering and Social Justice

WELFAREREFORM
Based at the University of Glasgow, this list is part of Policy Scotland's Welfare Reform Network. We aim to share and develop ideas and evidence that can impact on decision-making and policy outcomes relating to welfare reform.

WHISTLEBLOWINGRESEARCH
This list has been retained 18/05/2015 no one can subscribe to this list and no one can post to this list - contact helpline@jiscmail.ac.uk for all enquiries regarding this list This list is used by the whistleblower research network to exchange views, disseminate information and organise events.

WISERD-ADVISORY-BOARD
List for WISERD Advisory Board Members

WISERDCPPTHEMATICGROUP
List is for members of the crime, public space and policing thematic group

WISERDEDRTHEMATICGROUP
List is for members of the econnomic development and regeneration thematic group

WISERDETTHEMATICGROUP
List is for members of the employment and training thematic group

WISERDHOUSINGTHEMATICGROUP
List is for members of the housing group

WISERDHWSCTHEMATICGROUP
List is for members of the health, wellbeing and social care thematic group

WOMEN-AND-SOCIAL-POLICY
To improve the communication between the members of the women and social policy special interest group & other interested academics. The aim is to discuss relevant issues, to inform each other about relevant research projects, publications, and conferences, and to organise events such as study days.

WORKING-CLASS-STUDIES
This list has been established to support the development of a working class studies in the UK, in parallel with an ESRC-sponsored seminar series.

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