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Perceptions of Inequality: An Interdisciplinary Dialogue

Our Ford Foundation-funded Inequality Seminar, Perceptions of Inequality: An Interdisciplinary Dialogue, hosted by The Oxford Research Centre in the Humanities (TORCH), took place over two days at St. Anne’s College, University of Oxford, in June 2016. Participants were asked to circulate a reading in advance and to prepare a 8-10 minute presentation, on the way that inequality has been theorised in the speaker’s own discipline, the broader field of inequality studies across disciplines, and the key factors of, and challenges to, local, national and global inequality both today and in the future. This two-day interdisciplinary workshop formed a thoughtful, interdisciplinary investigation of inequality by scholars with a range of insights and expertise, whose work relates to inequality, its drivers and representations. There were a small number of postgraduate students present, based at Oxford and from across a range of disciplines (particularly within the humanities and social sciences), who offered commentary in the roundtable session and in writing after the event. In drawing together this community of scholars, we facilitated a concentrated discussion on inequality, considering how diverse disciplines understand and deal with this phenomenon, so that a more complex set of solutions can emerge. Our hope is that this will stimulate engagement and debate beyond the event, and create channels through which scholars can explore causes, implications and potential solutions.

# Episode Title Description People Date
1 Session 6 Sixth session in the Perceptions of Inequality: An Interdisciplinary Dialogue, held in Oxford in June 2016. Elleke Boehmer, Roger Crisp, Ashwini Deshpande, Devaki Jain 09 Aug 2016
2 Session 5 Fifth session in the Perceptions of Inequality: An Interdisciplinary Dialogue, held in Oxford in June 2016. Elleke Boehmer, Francesca Rhodes, Lloyd Pratt, Tarunabh Khaitan 09 Aug 2016
3 Session 4 Fourth session in the Perceptions of Inequality: An Interdisciplinary Dialogue, held in Oxford in June 2016. Diane Elson, Elleke Boehmer, Linda McDowell, Roger Crisp 09 Aug 2016
4 Session 3 Third session in the Perceptions of Inequality: An Interdisciplinary Dialogue, held in Oxford in June 2016. Alfred Gathorne-Hardy, Ashwini Deshpande, Devaki Jain, Diane Elson 09 Aug 2016
5 Session 2 Second session in the Perceptions of Inequality: An Interdisciplinary Dialogue, held in Oxford in June 2016. Elleke Boehmer, Roger Crisp, Lloyd Pratt, Ashwini Deshpande 09 Aug 2016
6 Session 1 First session in the Perceptions of Inequality: An Interdisciplinary Dialogue, held in Oxford in June 2016. Devaki Jain, Roger Crisp, Martin O'Neill, Jennifer Sheehy-Skeffington 09 Aug 2016