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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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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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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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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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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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‌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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Made in Translation – 26th May

Free Public Seminar The Portico Library Friday 26th May from 6pm to 8pm To accompany The Portico Library’s May 2017 exhibition and artists’ book ‘Made In Translation’, a free public talk and panel discussion will welcome visitors to the library on Friday 26th May from 6pm to 8pm. Focusing on the relationships between text, image, material and performance, the speakers will respond to questions about their Reading & Writing Non-Fiction research residency and the resulting new commissions. This is a free public event, supported by MMU and The Zochonis Charitable Trust, but places are limited so booking is essential. Please ...

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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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Change of Dates: 24th May

These two events, which were due to take place on 24 May, have been rearranged.  Please note the new dates: Seminar by Toby Heys – Unsound – Undead: Zombie sound theory 14 June, Righton Open Space, 13.30 – 14.30 note the change of time as well as date Part of the Faculty Researcher Development Programme Nothing Abandoned: Mishka Henner 21 June, 10-4pm Room: tbc For more information contact Rebecca Howard (bexhoward@hotmail.co.uk) All other Nothing Abandoned events (Sohie Woodward 31 May; Katy Deepwell 14 June; Katie Goodwin 28 June; Nina Power 5 July; Maria Fusco 12 July) will go ahead as ...

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