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The spread of tipping point in academic journals

August 13, 2014 by

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There are many definitions of tipping point in use today, especially in the sciences. In academia tipping point tends to be used in different ways according to the discipline in which it is used, however, there are also some interesting similarities. Below are some examples of how tipping point is used in the physical and […]

Tipping Points Annual Report 2013-14

IHRR’s Tipping Points project has now published its fourth annual report. It provides recent updates on the multiple strands of its research that combines different fields in the physical and social sciences, and arts and humanities. The project has generated a tremendous amount of academic research exploring the many different kinds of tipping points in […]

Tipping Points Workshop: Critical Transitions

A two-day interdisciplinary workshop to launch the final work package of the Tipping Points project September 27-28 at the Palatine Centre. Speakers Include: John Adams (London School of Economics) Derek Attridge (University of York) Mark Currie (Queen Mary, University of London) Christopher Norris (Cardiff University) Santiago Zabala (ICREA/University of Barcelona) And members and advisors of the Tipping Points project […]

Special Issue of The English Academy Review: FRAGILE FUTURES – Call for Submissions

A Special Issue of The English Academy Review: Southern African Journal of English Studies, Issue 31.2, due out October 2014 Guest editor, Marc Botha (Durham and Pretoria, Work Package 5 Researcher on Tipping Points)  The characteristic fragility of human existence has always been marked by a deep ambivalence regarding the future. On the one hand, […]

Tipping Points in Ecological Dynamics

This post is from Dr John Bissell, a physicist researching tipping points in mathematical systems for the project. In a conference that had largely focused on `tipping points’ in human society, especially those involving the spread of `buzzwords’, `innovation’ and `trends’, Prof Richard Law‘s talk on ecological dynamics (for those who might not have a […]

‘Beyond the Tipping Point?’ Event: A Review

May 4, 2012 by

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Does ‘tipping point’ cause people to view climate change proactively?  Does it help them feel they are able to do something about it or is it apocalyptic, simply another way of expressing the end?  This was one of several topics discussed after a film screening hosted by IHRR’s Tipping Points project — a dedicated group […]

Tipping Points on BBC’s ‘Thinking Allowed’

IHRR’s Tipping Points project was featured on Radio 4′s thought-provoking programme ‘Thinking Allowed’.  The programme features researchers from the project Prof Alex Bentley, Prof Patricia Waugh and Prof Tim Clark. You can listen to the programme via iPlayer. http://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/b0184s2x/Thinking_Allowed_Tipping_points/

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