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DESIGN ROUTES Symposium

DESIGN ROUTES Symposium Tuesday 28 March 2017 (12:00pm-4:30pm followed by drinks reception) Benzie Building, Manchester School of Art Eventbrite details are available at Design Routes Symposium You are cordially invited to join us to celebrate the end of the DESIGN ROUTES project. DESIGN ROUTES presents an engaging symposium and pop-up exhibition that explores the role of design in revitalising culturally significant designs, products and practices. As the culmination of a major AHRC funded collaboration between Lancaster, Leeds and Manchester Metropolitan Universities, there will be opportunity to gain insight of the research activities as well as presentation from leading thinkers in ...

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How to be a Successful Researcher in the 21st Century

How to be a Successful Researcher in the 21st Century – Event Friday 31st March 2017, 12pm – 7pm Manchester Metropolitan University Business School, Room 1.22 For more information and to register attendance, please visit the Eventbrite. Attendance is free and includes lunch. Open research is much more than open access. It is about making all aspects of the research process open to all possible interested parties. It involves innovative approaches to communicating results and sharing outputs. It is about accessibility, inclusivity, citizen science, public engagement, radical transparency, reproducibility, data sharing, social media and more. Supported by the British Academy, this ...

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Preview Invitation to ‘RUSE: the artfulness of deceit’ at the Holden Gallery – Friday 17th March

You are invited to the preview event for our upcoming exhibition RUSE: the artfulness of deceit, on Friday 17th March, 17:30 – 19:30pm.  Please find information on the exhibition flyer below and further details can be found on the Holden Gallery website. Please note, our exhibition hours are now Monday – Friday 12 – 6pm, and open late on Thursdays until 7pm. 

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History & Politics seminar: Racially Polarised Partisanship under the Obama Presidency (Weds 15th)

Please join us on Wednesday 15th March for the final History and Politics seminar of the year. Our speaker is Richard Johnson (University of Oxford), who will present on Racially Polarised Partisanship under the Obama Presidency. Needless to say, Richard will also be discussing Donald Trump. We meet in GM303, from 4 for a 4.15 start. Tea and coffee is available before the seminar, and please join us in a local pub afterwards to continue the conversation. Please pass on to your colleagues and students! Dr Craig Griffiths Lecturer in Modern History

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Muse: Makers in Museums

Creative craft commissions There are 8 commissions for artists to make new work in response to an aspect of the special collections to be found in the small local rural museums of Devon and Somerset. The project will showcase contemporary craft: makers, skills, materials and creative thinking. Submission deadline: noon Monday 10 April Download the application form as Word document HERE.

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Next meeting of the HArts.online Group (HOG) – Wednesday, 8th March, 16:30-17:30, Room 1.12, First Floor of the Righton Building

The HArts.online Group (HOG) is an open forum for PGRs and staff to discuss and develop more considered approaches to the ‘academic’ Web. It is a forward looking, student-led initiative seeking to research and develop strategies for how the Faculty of Arts & Humanities Graduate School might respond to current Information Communication Technologies (ICTs), as well as instigate an uptake of inventive online approaches to support, enable and disseminate student and staff research to a wider academic community. HArts.online presents an obvious candidate to embark on the practical merger of the existing MIRIAD, HLSS and MFI postgraduate training and support programmes. ...

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Leapfrog Summer School – community engagement for ECRs

The Leapfrog Summer School at Lancaster University, in collaboration with Glasgow School of Art, may be of interest to Early Career Researchers and final year PhD students interested in community engagement. Please forward on to any of your PhD students that you think may be interested. Professor Martyn Evans Head of Manchester School of Art Research Centre Manchester School of Art The Leapfrog Team invite Early Career Researchers (ECRs) involved in community engagement to participate in a Summer School from the 11th – 13th of July 2017 at Lancaster University.  Leapfrog is a 3 year research project funded by the AHRC as ...

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Arts & Health Research Group Events

RE-IMAGINING HIV We are looking for a small group of Manchester School of Art staff and post-graduate students from different disciplines to work collaboratively with colleagues from the Department of Nursing and the National HIV Nurses Association and people living with HIV.  The last government HIV awareness campaign in the UK was 30 years ago, and times have changed. We want to develop a contemporary public health campaign that is neither stigmatising or negatively sensational, based on knowledge, not misinformation and which challenges and informs. It might span a range of media and will be visual, bold and informed. On ...

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SITES OF RESISTANCE: SPEAKING TRUTH TO POWER

Thursday, March 9, 2017 at 6:00 PM – to – Thursday, March 23, 2017 at 9:00 PM (GMT) OX G.09 & OX LB.02, 70 Oxford St, Manchester M1 5NH Three consecutive events all running Thursday evenings 6pm – 8pm at Number 70 Oxford Rd in OX G.09 & OX LB.02 All events are free but separate booking is necessary Event 1 – March 9th ‘Sites of Resistance: Speaking Truth to Power’ This session will consider the role of the documentary film maker in supporting challenges against injustice. The session will include the screening and discussion of sections of recent documentaries ...

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Sexuality Summer School registration opens Wednesday! 

Registration will open at 9am, Wednesday 1st of March 2017 on the University of Manchester’s estore: http://estore.manchester.ac.uk/ Registration usually fills up in a matter of hours, on a first come first served basis, so do make sure to register asap or you may miss out. The registration fee is £130, which includes the cost of tickets to the public events. The number of places this year is limited to 40. We are able to provide certificates of attendance, but there is no assessment or entry application required to register. Registration is open to all postgraduates, including Masters and PhD students. This year’s ...

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