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Feminist Reflections on Law, Society and Care – 21st July

Friday 21st July 2017 Room 2.10 Sandra Burslem Building, Manchester Law School, Manchester Metropolitan University We would like to invite colleagues to this prestigious event who share a keen interest in addressing feminist ethics and feminist frameworks in relation to contemporary societal issues. Your interests might fall into a range of categories, broadly defined, including Ethics of Care; Global Justice; Health Care; Technologies; Community Activism and Feminist Methodologies. This one-day event consists of a mix of keynote speakers, and smaller panel and workshop sessions with brief papers. Our three keynote speakers comprise: Donna Dickenson, Research Associate, HeLEX Centre University of ...

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Manchester Met Women’s Network Event 2017 – 10th July

We are delighted to invite you the next Women’s Network on Monday 10th July 2017 11.30am-1pm in room 5.05, Business School. 2016 saw the launch event of the Manchester Met Women’s Network, which was very well attended by staff from across the University. The aim of the Women’s Network is to provide a platform for women to share ideas, their experiences, and provide mutual support and confidence.  Since the launch event, the University has organised a programme of events to celebrate International Women’s Day, sponsored Manchester City Council’s International Women’s Day Festival Awards Ceremony, supported ten women on the Aurora ...

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Troubling Globalisation 2 – 13th July

Thursday, 13th July, 2017, 9.30am- 5.30pm Room 338, Geoffrey Manton Building, Manchester Metropolitan University M15 6EB Troubling Globalisation 2 is the second in a series of interdisciplinary one-day symposia on contemporary cultural transnationalisms. Co-organised by Dr Ellie Byrne of Manchester Metropolitan University and Professor Phillip Leonard of Nottingham Trent University, with support from the British Academy and Leverhulme Trust. Keynote Speakers: Professor Claire Colebrook, Pennsylvania State University – ‘Fragility and the End of the World’ Dr Leon Wainright, Open University – ‘Materiality and Mobility: Troubling Global Geographies in Contemporary Caribbean Art’ Professor Marsha Meskimmon, Loughborough University – ‘Becoming Denizen: Contemporary ...

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Expression of Interest: Kurt Schwitters & The Merz Barn & DA Da Land

Further to recent e-mail with regards the Merz Barn, please find attached further information. Essentially a bit of a call out for interested parties, really just to initially register an expression of interest, with the aim of developing an MMU Merz Collective to work in collaboration with the Merz North Collective. Please spread the word and feel free to e-mail back if interested or have any thoughts/ideas, thank you. The research proposal is to further develop the already established relationship with The Merz Barn and the Littoral Trust. The vision is to formalise this relationship, as a faculty wide resource ...

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AHRC: Co-creating Cities and Communities – 12th July

12th July 2017, 9:30 am – 5:00 pm Watershed, 1 Canon’s Road, Bristol The two-day event is free but you must register to attend. For more information and to register, please visit AHRC. Connected Communities and Urban Living Pilots would like to invite you to their two-day event to explore innovation and latest collaborative work around flourishing cities, engaged citizens and sustainable urban environment. With a wide range of parallel sessions, including innovative projects, roundtables and practical workshops, the event will provide stimulating discussions about co-produced knowledge, participatory approaches to co-design and critical responses to city challenges and social action. Hear ...

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Call for Entries: Aesthetica Art Prize – deadline 31st August

I am writing to you from Aesthetica, the international arts and culture publication. Aesthetica holds talent development at its core, presenting opportunities for emerging and established practitioners to showcase their talent to wider audiences. We are currently open for entries for the 11th international Aesthetica Art Prize, presenting a fantastic opportunity for students, graduates and staff at Manchester Metropolitan University to showcase their talent to wider audiences and further their involvement in the art and world. To date, the awards have supported a wealth of practitioners, many of them academics, who have achieved further recognition through exhibitions and publication in ...

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CfP: New Modes of Art Writing 2 – deadline 1st September

Please find attached a call for contributions to New Modes of Art Writing 2, a symposium organised by School of Art PhD students. The symposium provides a space to rethink writing as an agency of creative practice, encouraging exploration of its potential as an artistic form and as a method of critical enquiry. The one day symposium encourages applications from PhD researchers and staff as well as independent scholars. We invite applicants to submit abstracts for 20-minute papers and performances or to run a workshop. http://newmodesofartwriting.harts.online/ newmodesofartwriting@harts.online Dr Myna Trustram Research Degrees Associate Manchester School of Art M.Trustram@mmu.ac.uk

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Ways of Unlearning – 5th July

We welcome you to Ways of unlearning, a research initiative that aims to examine practices and processes of knowledge production. How can we challenge academic and institutional ways of learning? When learning takes place between dominant structures and personal experiences, between learners and educators, how can we begin to question it, from within? Ways of unlearning aims to formulate questions rather than provide clear answers. The goal is to let go and encounter the unexpected, to open-up known and unknown spaces of enquiry and to experiment with non-linear learning processes, and others not yet defined. Ways of unlearning invites ‘insiders’ ...

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Imagined Homeland – 2 July, Home

Dear All, 2017 marks the 70th anniversary of the partition of India into India and Pakistan (including what later became Bangladesh). Imagined Homeland Symposium will discuss the historical journeys that formed the largest mass migration in human history, dividing the country into a nationalist struggle with mass abduction and savage sexual violence. It had a huge impact on contemporary South Asian communities as well as its international Diasporas and how global communities continue to be fractured by the recent refugee crisis of the 21st Century. The symposium will bring some of the most imaginative speakers of our time, and will feature, artists, ...

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