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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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Summer Institute in Qualitative Research: Putting Theory to Work – 10th-14th July

Summer Institute in Qualitative Research: Putting Theory to Work Monday 10th July – Friday 14th July 2017 Education and Social Research Institute, Manchester Metropolitan University, UK Webpage: http://www.esri.mmu.ac.uk/siqr/index17.php To book your place go to: https://www.kxregistration.mmu.ac.uk/SIQR2017 If you are Manchester Metropolitan University staff/student please contact email below for information about discounted rates Email: siqr@mmu.ac.uk Learn about the latest in theory and methodology, in dialogue with leading international theorists. For qualitative researchers looking for stimulating engagements with theory, from doctoral students to more experienced researchers, in education, social sciences, health and caring professions, arts and humanities. PLENARY KEYNOTE SPEAKERS Clare Colebrook Pennsylvania State University: ‘Transcendental ...

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‌HiP: Manchester Voices – Launch Event – 22nd June

‌ Manchester Voices Launch Event – 22nd June 2017, 5-8pm, Exhibition – 22nd June 2017 – 31st August 2017 Manchester Central Library Tickets: Free, available at: https://manchester-voices.eventbrite.com Manchester Voices is an ongoing project investigating and celebrating the accents, dialects, and people of Greater Manchester. It looks at the ways in which our use of language makes us who we are and explores perceptions of the way we speak across the region. Following a successful tour of the ten boroughs in our Accent Van, we are launching an interactive exhibition where you can hear voices from across the region and listen to ...

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Dr. Linda Knight – Exploring methodological possibilities: when research questions demand innovation – 19th June

Biosocial Research Lab The recently formed Biosocial Research Lab in the Education and Social Research Institute (ESRI) is organising a series of monthly seminars that will run through the end of the year. The Lab aims to support innovative, creative, ethical, and experimental research collaborations and dialogues across the arts, humanities, social sciences, and physical sciences, with a shared focus on the biosocial dimensions of learning and behaviour. In pursuing these aims, the seminar series is designed to offer participants an opportunity to engage with current concepts, issues, technologies, practices and findings in the emerging field of biosocial research. We ...

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HiP: ‌Shelagh Delaney’s Places: Double Bill Screening – 17th June

‌Shelagh Delaney’s Places: Double Bill Screening 17th June, 12pm – 6pm, Number 70 Oxford St Tickets: Free, and available at: https://delaney-double-bill.eventbrite.com This special one off double bill screening is part of the 2016/17 Humanities in Public Festival on the theme of ‘Greater Manchester and Northern Identity’ The event will present films of two screenplays by Salford-born Shelagh Delaney: her masterpiece, ‘A Taste of Honey’ (Dir. Tony Richardson, 1961) and the lesser known ‘Charlie Bubbles’ (Dir. Albert Finney, 1967). The films will be preceded with an introductory talk by Manchester Modernist Stephen Marland, and will be followed by a specially convened ...

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Facilitated writing retreat for staff and postgrads – 15th June

You are invited to take part in a one day writing retreat / workshop, aimed at staff and postgraduate students at the Faculty of Arts and Humanities, working in areas of gender and sexuality. The workshop is facilitated and will include time for networking, but each participant will work on their own writing. The workshop is part of a long-term collaborative initiative between MMU (led by Dr Adi Kuntsman) and Lancaster University; it is a first event in what hopefully will become a recurrent training and writing support. The workshop follows a set model and will be facilitated by Dr ...

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HiP Event: Has Manchester Betrayed Its Radical Traditions? – 10th June

Thursday 15th June, 6.30pm – 8pm 70 Oxford St Free tickets and more information available here: https://radical-manchester-traditions.eventbrite.com Jonathan Schofield gives a potted history of Manchester’s incredible record of radicalism from the English Civil War through Peterloo, Chartism, Free Trade, Female Suffrage, Unemployed Protest in the Great Depression, the Mass Trespass, Clause 28 protests and on to 2017. But in the second decade of the 21st century is the fire still in the belly? Has the atomization of the digital world into global groups rather than local and regional put out those flames? In a time of great upheaval how come the ...

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Northern Residency: Performance, artworks, readings, conversations – 8th June

You are invited to: Northern Residency: Performance, artworks, readings, conversations 8 June, 2-6pm open space on the first floor of the Righton Building. Refreshments provided The artist’s residency is an opportunity to experience new places that provide the impetus for new work or a fresh engagement with an ongoing project. We will view and discuss work made during two residencies in the far north of Norway and Sweden. Please see the attached flyer for the programme. Dr Myna Trustram Research Degrees Associate Manchester School of Art

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CALL FOR PROVOCATIONS as part of: NAVIGATIONS – Reflecting on the complex pathways of Early Career Researchers – 21st June

A Symposium for ECRs in the Arts and Humanities Wednesday, 21st June 2017, 10am-6pm Number 70, Oxford Road, MMU, Manchester M1 5NH £10* – Book via the MMU Online Store Early career pathways in the Arts and Humanities are often individual experiences tailored to reflect particular interests and ambitions but also moulded by the demands of academic institutions, funding bodies and external opportunities. These journeys can be as perplexing as they are rewarding and despite the various support structures it is not unusual to feel isolated or even lost, cut adrift in a sea of acronyms and policy that seem ...

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