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Next Meeting of the Early Career Research Group – Wednesday, 1st March, 3.30-5pm, Benzie 308

The Early Career Researcher (ECR) Group was formed in the Manchester School of Art as a forum for ECRs to share their knowledge and experience. We are now widening the group to all ECRs across the Faculty of Arts and Humanities and opening it to final year research degree students. Our aim is to create an open and supportive environment within which issues that are salient to early career researchers can be explored. The first meeting of the group will take place between 3:30 and 5pm on Wednesday the 1st of March in Benzie Room 308.  Professor Berthold Schoene, Associate ...

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engage: SciBar – The Science of Gossip

This month’s fascinating SciBar talk is brought to you by Dr Jenny Cole, Senior Lecturer in Psychology at Manchester Met: The Science of Gossip: Why we love it and why we need it   Conventional wisdom dictates that we should not engage in ‘idle chatter’ or gossip, and that being labelled a gossip is something we should avoid at any cost. However, contemporary views of gossip in psychology highlight gossip as an important evolutionary tool; one which holds our social groups together and oils the wheels of social interaction. This talk aims to introduce listeners to psychological research which provides ...

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ROGUE CINEMA ARTISTS FILM FEST

18th Feb – 18th March Rogue Artists’ Studios Four weeks of artists moving image, experimental film and performances featuring local and international artists. From archive works to film premieres, 16mm exhibition and live sound scapes, digital experiments and analogue shorts, plus some never-before seen works by independent american film-maker George Kuchar. All events take place at ROGUE CINEMA – a temporary cinema installation in Rogue Artists’ Studios, Manchester. ALL EVENTS ARE FREE! Booking required http://roguecinema.screeningfilm.com Sat 18th February 8:00pm – SIMON LIU: HIGHVIEW A 16mm screening of works by Simon Liu, who grew up in Hong Kong and Stoke-on-Trent and ...

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SICK! Festival 2017: Themes & Strands

Please see attached info on key themes and events coming up for SICK! Festival 2017: Sense of Identity & Belonging Living with a Disability Mental Health Live Discussion & Debates Dr Jenna C. Ashton Impact and Engagement Manager Office for Research and Knowledge Exchange

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HIP: Beyond Babel Multilingual Film Festival – Wednesday 8th and Thursday 9th February, 6pm – 9pm

Beyond Babel Multilingual Film Festival Wednesday 8th and Thursday 9th February, 6pm – 9pm Geoffrey Manton LT2 Tickets for Beyond Babel are free and available at: beyond-babel-3.eventbrite.com  Aiming to bring together different communities and audiences, the 3rd edition of Beyond Babel will showcase multilingual films that may raise questions about cultural differences, multilingualism, homeland, education, global citizenship, mobility, immigration, integration and identity. This year programme will bring together two afternoons of screenings, with film introductions and Q&A sessions. Our aim is to engage, inspire, connect and celebrate the culturally diverse communities of Manchester. Wednesday 8th February 2016  Screening: La cour de Babel ...

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Northern Network for the Study of the Crusades Inaugural Symposium: Diversity

Geoffrey Manton LT5, 10th February, 10am – 4pm followed by a wine reception Attendance is free, but please book a place on the Eventbrite page: https://history-diversity-symposium.eventbrite.com The day will comprise two sessions on papers investigating the diversity of the crusades and crusading in Europe, the Mediterranean and the East. Schedule: 10.00: Registration, Tea & Coffee 10.30: Keynote Lecture From Clermont to Mexico: The Changing Goals, Participation and Organisation of Crusading, 11th to 16th Centuries (Alan Murray – Institute for Medieval Studies, University of Leeds) 11.30: Session 1 Bloodless Turks and Sanguine Crusaders: Racial Diversity in William of Malmesbury’s Account Urban II’s ...

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engage: SciBar

This month’s SciBar talk is brought to you by Professor Paul O’Brien, Chair of Inorganic Materials Chemistry at The University of Manchester with a fascinating presentation, detailed below: How Small Can You Get? Entering and Defining the Nano World This expose aims to explain the current interest in what might best be described as ‘Things Nano’. The talk is aimed at those interested in the area but aspects of the lecture will be technical. The lecture begins by looking at the origins and definitions of nano-science and –technology. Definitions of the so called ‘Bottom-up’ and ‘Top-down’ approaches are discussed. Examples ...

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NWCDTP Practice and Research Workshop

Monday 5th December, 2-4.30pm Righton Building, MMU (http://www.art.mmu.ac.uk/visiting/) This will be an event discussing various aspects of practice and research. It will also involve a workshop for potential applicants to the NWCDTP in practice-related subjects – if you have any students or know of anyone who might want to attend this please circulate! Programme 2.00pm –  Coffee and welcome 2.15-2.30pm –  Amanda Ravetz (Pathway Leader in Visual Studies – MMU) 2.35-2.50pm –  Lesley Halliwell (NWCDTP Student – MMU) 2.50-3.00pm- Break 3-3.15pm – Richard Talbot (Pathway Leader in Media and Communication – University of Salford) 3.20-3.35pm – Michelle Stephens (NWCDTP Student – ...

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Tate Exchange Liverpool – Culture Shifts

We are hosting an event through my role at Open Eye Gallery, with the TATE exchange programme looking at Arts and health, Dementia and the role of photography as a social practice. And in particular are hosting an artist panel discussion event on Monday 28th November which I thought some of the post grad students would be interested in coming along and joining in the discussion. Please find attached the press release with full details.

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