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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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Show’n’Tell – Term 2 Programme

Our Show’n’Tell lunchtime sessions –1.10-1.50 pm – designed to give everyone the opportunity to familiarise themselves with current research agendas across the new Faculty of Arts and Humanities, continues in term 2 with another 24 (!) sessions. For further details please see the embedded PDF. Join us & bring your lunch! Professor Berthold Schoene Head of Research and Knowledge Exchange Faculty of Arts and Humanities

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Political Power in the Turbulent Times – Talk by Mike Kane, MP, Shadow Minister for Education (Schools)

Talk by Mike Kane, MP, Shadow Minister for Education (Schools): Political Power in the Turbulent Times Chaired by Dr. Steve Hurst 20th of January 2017, 14.00 – 16.00, SB G0.01 Mike Kane graduated from MMU with BA (Hons) Politics degree in 1998. He has a very fond memories of his time here. Mike worked as a primary school teacher before his career in politics. He is a Member of Parliament for Wythenshawe and Sale East. In October 2016, he was appointed Shadow Minister for Education (Schools). In the past, he acted as Shadow Minister for International Development.  The talk is open to ...

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The Engaging Researcher: Getting Started in Public Engagement (Arts & Humanities)

20 January 2017, 10am-12pm This workshop will explore the potential of public engagement activities in research for reaching new audiences, involving participants and impacting beyond academia. The workshop will support researchers to consider the opportunities for public engagement activity in their discipline. The workshop is useful for researchers with little or no public engagement activity, and those also wishing to continue into post-doc research.   Delivered by Dr Jenna Ashton, Impact and Engagement Manager (Research and Knowledge Exchange, MMU). Room: Sandra Burslem, G0.7 To confirm your attendance please email Jenna.Ashton@mmu.ac.uk Dr Jenna C. Ashton Impact and Engagement Manager Office for ...

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Gary Spicer – Necessitating My Alliance

An exposition by Gary Spicer of recent PhD by practice research A Meditation on the Plaszow Concentration Camp in Krakow January 11th-19th 2017 Private view and readings: Thursday, January 19th at 6pm In the Grosvenor Gallery (adjacent to the Holden), Manchester Metropolitan University

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Human Sciences Seminar

‘Leibniz’s Consilium Aegyptiacum [Egyptian Plan]’ – Dr Lloyd Strickland Thursday 15 December, 17:00-19:00 Manchester Metropolitan Business School, Room BS 4.07A, on the fourth floor. This is a reminder that the last of this term’s Human Sciences Seminar, our invited speaker research seminar financed by the Royal Institute of Philosophy, will take place this Thursday, featuring our very own Dr Lloyd Strickland. Abstract: At the end of 1671 and start of 1672, while in the service of the Archbishop and Elector of Mainz, Leibniz composed his Egypt Plan, which sought to persuade Louis XIV to invade Egypt. Leibniz presented the plan not only ...

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Human Sciences Seminar: ‘Epistemic Injustice and Cultural Heritage: Sharing Knowledge for the Future’

This is a reminder that the next Human Sciences Seminar, our invited speaker research seminar financed by the Royal Institute of Philosophy, will take place this Thursday, featuring Dr Andreas Pantazatos of Durham University. Date: Thursday 8 December. Time: 17:00-19:00. Venue: Manchester Metropolitan Business School, Room BS 4.07A, on the fourth floor. Title: ‘Epistemic Injustice and Cultural Heritage: Sharing Knowledge for the Future’  Abstract: Epistemic injustice has become a hot topic in philosophical debates recently reminding us that little attention has been paid to the consequences in our societies when Epistemic Injustice occurs. Given that epistemic injustice shapes and informs ...

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CfP: Borders: Identity, Difference and Representation

The Eighth International Graphic Novel and Comics Conference part of the Joint International Conference of Graphic Novels, Bandes Dessinées and Comics 2017 Date: Monday 26th June to Friday 30th June 2017 Venue: University of Dundee and the University of Glasgow (The conference will be in Dundee with a day trip to Glasgow on Wednesday 28th) Theme: Borders: Identity, Difference and Representation The border distinguishes one space or concept from another whether geopolitical, physical, psychological, ideological or temporal. As such it is a potent phenomenon in contemporary culture where invasion, contestation and negotiation of borders signal inclusion/exclusion or conflict. Geopolitical borders ...

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Design Research News @ jiscmail.ac.uk

Please find below a large number of calls for conferences, journals, exhibitions, workshops, etc. across design and related areas (art, media, etc.). There are some interesting opportunities for participation in events over the coming year. You can subscribe to this monthly newsletter via: http://www.jiscmail.ac.uk/cgi-bin/webadmin?SUBED1=design-research&A=1 Professor Martyn Evans Head of Manchester School of Art Research Centre Manchester School of Art Manchester Metropolitan University JISCM@il – “Email discussion lists for the UK Education and Research communities” has numerous lists that may also be of interest.

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History and Politics seminar Wednesday 7 December: Sam Johnson Memorial Seminar

Please join us on Wednesday (7 December), for the final History and Politics Research Seminar of the term. Our speaker is Tim Grady (University of Chester), who will speak on A Culture of Destruction: German Jews and the First World War. This seminar is the inaugural Sam Johnson Memorial Seminar. Our colleague Sam passed away last December, and is sadly missed in the History section and across the faculty. Sam’s research focused on anti-Semitism, Jewish life in Central and East Europe, and the history of Jewish/non-Jewish relations. Please join us on Wednesday to hear more about Tim’s research and in ...

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