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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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Prologue: a series of events, talks and workshops from May – July 2017

The new Arts & Humanities Graduate School will launch its new integrated and multidisciplinary programme in September 2017. The Graduate School brings together the three postgraduate research degree programmes in Manchester School of Art, Humanities Languages and Social Science and the Manchester Fashion Institute. By developing our strengths together, the merger presents a very real opportunity to signal the significance of public facing research and the importance of collaborative, applied and practice-based research methods alongside traditional disciplinary approaches. The Graduate School boasts over 250 postgraduate researchers and one hundred nationally and internationally recognized theorists, practitioners and professionals from Architecture, Art, ...

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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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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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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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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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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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Faculty of Arts and Humanities Graduate End of Year Celebration – 22nd June

PARTY TIME!! All Postgraduates and staff You are invited to the Faculty of Arts and Humanities Graduate End of Year Celebration to celebrate a great year at Manchester Metropolitan University. Date: 22nd June Location: Righton Building Time: 6pm-8pm Refreshments provided and you can expect an evening of live music, poetry, fashion and art. We look forward to seeing you there! Contact: K.Johnson@mmu.ac.uk to book your place

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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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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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