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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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Our Contemporary Landscape: Brexit, Spice and All Things Nice? – 12th May

5th Arts & Humanities Graduate School Symposium Our Contemporary Landscape: Brexit, Spice and All Things Nice? Friday 12th May 2017 Geoffrey Manton Building Free, Lunch & Refreshments provided Booking essential via K.Johnson@mmu.ac.uk Programme 08:45 – 09:00 Registration GM 306 09:00 – 09:05 Welcome – Professor Jenny Rowley Chair,  Symposium GM 307 09:05 – 09:30 Keynote Address – Professor Jenny Rowley Succeeding in your viva GM 307 09:30 – 11:00 Panel 1 – Chair, Owen Rees (Student Organising Committee) Siobhan O’Connor (Dept. of English) ‘An English Diaspora: What the Displaced Heroes of Philippa Gregory and Bernard Cornwell Can Tell Us About ...

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‌Manchester as Cosmopolis: Global Migration in a Changing UK – 10th May

10th May, 9am – 3.30pm, Number 70 Oxford St Tickets: Free, available at: https://manchester-as-cosmopolis.eventbrite.com Manchester has a long history of migration both local and global, transforming its culture, economy and the city. This event will be a One Day Symposium on Global Migration to put forth a number of perspectives on how global skilled migration affects the local economy and society in the context of devolution, public spending and policy choices. Discussions will focus on the consequences of Brexit and the changing public attitudes to migrants and migration in the UK which has never been so challenging and with far ...

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‌Paul Robeson in Spain – 11th May

11th May, 6pm – 8pm, People’s History Museum Tickets: Free, available at: https://pr-in-spain.eventbrite.com “No one who was in Spain during the months when people still believed in the revolution will ever forget that strange and moving experience. It has left something behind that no dictatorship, not even Franco’s, will be able to efface.” George Orwell as quoted by People’s History Museum (Communists in the People’s War, 1st Floor). Paul Robeson, famous actor, singer and political activist, championed Black rights and political change. At the time, in the words of his role model, Shakespearian actor Ira Aldridge, “it was not possible ...

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‌‌Red Cities: A Boundary-Crossing Walk and Pub Quiz – 12th May

12th May, 3pm – 9pm, People’s History Museum, Working Class Movement Library, and The Crescent Tickets: Free, available at: https://red-cities.eventbrite.com Join us as we walk from central Manchester to the heart of Salford, passing landmarks of the two cities’ radical past and including stops at the People’s History Museum and the Working Class Movement Library, where curators will discuss significant elements of the collections. Along the way, Salford historian and journalist Tony Flynn will regale us with tales of Manchester and Salford’s history. Our journey culminates at renowned Salford drinking venue the Crescent, where everyone is invited to take part ...

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‌Manchester Modernists: GM10, Part 1 – 27th May

27th May, 10am – 5.30pm, Tour will begin at Grosvenor Sq Tickets: £11.21, available at: https://manchester-modernists-tour.eventbrite.com The Modernist Society and Manchester Metropolitan University present: GM10 Two modernist architecture bus tours of the ten boroughs of Greater Manchester visiting five selected buildings in the first and then second five boroughs.We are now accepting public suggestions for landmark 20th Century buildings in each of the 10 boroughs of Greater Manchester via https://gm-10.org/. These ten buildings will then form the basis of two bus tours (five buildings in each tour) across the ten boroughs in May and June 2017. Part 1 of the ...

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‌Manchester Modernists: GM10, Part 2 – 24th June

24th June, 10am – 5.30pm, Tour will begin at Grosvenor Sq Tickets: £11.21, available at: https://manchester-modernists-part2.eventbrite.com The Modernist Society and Manchester Metropolitan University present: GM10 Two modernist architecture bus tours of the ten boroughs of Greater Manchester visiting five selected buildings in the first and then second five boroughs.We are now accepting public suggestions for landmark 20th Century buildings in each of the 10 boroughs of Greater Manchester via https://gm-10.org/. These ten buildings will then form the basis of two bus tours (five buildings in each tour) across the ten boroughs in May and June 2017. Part 1 of the ...

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

Friday 21st July 2017, 09:30 – 17.30 BST Room 2.10 Sandra Burslem Building, Manchester Law School, Manchester Metropolitan University £20 to attend – please register here: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/feminist-reflections-on-law-society-and-care-tickets-34272828954 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 ...

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Early Career Researcher (ECR) Group, Faculty of Arts & Humanities Graduate School – Update 27-04-17

Next Event ‘ECR Social’ Wednesday, 3rd May 2017, 3-4:30pm GM332, Geoffrey Manton Building Free – please book via eventbrite The next ECR Group meet up focuses on introductions and sharing current research interests. Through a series of engaging, quick-fire, one-to-one and small group exercises, we’ll mingle, interact and converse around our personal research projects and early career trajectories. It’s a chance to meet other ECRs, find out about the breadth of research within the faculty and discover shared areas of interest. Steering Group As per our last update, we’re keen to see the group move forward – and suggest setting ...

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