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History and Politics seminar series

With apologies for the short notice, please find attached this term’s programme for the History and Politics seminar series. The series is convened by Samantha Wolstencroft (Politics), Andrew Crome (History) and Craig Griffiths (History). We begin on Wednesday (5 March), with Seren Griffiths (University of Central Lancashire). Seren will discuss her research on community heritage in practice, focusing on the Bryn Celli Ddu passage tomb, in North Wales. We meet at 4pm for a 4.15 start, in GM room 303. Tea and coffee is provided, and after the seminar please also join us in The Salutation pub around the corner.   ...

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Global Science Local Impact

Manchester Metropolitan University presents “Global Science Local Impact” as part of Manchester Science Festival 2016. 21 Oct 2016, 5:30-8:30pm Number 70 (old Cornerhouse), Oxford Street, Manchester M1 5NH TICKETS: http://www.eventbrite.com/e/global-science-local-impact-tickets-28251949341 Hear how scientific grand challenges are connected to the citizens of Manchester, as world-leading European scientists work with researchers, students and artists to put big issues under the microscope. These include four grand challenges: health and wellbeing land use and degradation food security sustainable transport The event will be hosted and facilitated by Professor Joanna Verran (Manchester Metropolitan) and Darren McGarry (European Commission Joint Research Centre). World-leading researchers from the European Commission will deliver a short provocative ...

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New Generation: Design for Living

We’d like to invite you to New Generation: Design for Living,  a two-day event, drawing together expertise, knowledge and participation around the themes of intergenerational and age-friendly research.  All details are below. Day 1, the 17th October is particularly developed with academic research in mind.   If you would like to attend, please confirm by a quick return email and by completing the following form: https://newgendesign.typeform.com/to/VhVzDK  or respond to  Helen Felcey h.felcey@mmu.ac.uk This information will be used to build a digital research network, which will be accessible both before and following the event.  We would appreciate a reply yes or no, since Day 1 is ...

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Open Call – Addiction & Recovery and the Arts

This Open Call is for artists and art students interested in addiction and recovery and full details of the project are available here: https://opencall.sciencegallery.com/hooked  HOOKED HOOKED is the first international, open-call gallery exhibition and event programme at Science Gallery London, opening in 2018 on the Guy’s Campus at London Bridge. Is everything we know about addiction wrong? Are the things that get us hooked the things that make life worth living? Do most of us feel the need to fill some kind of inner void?  BUDGET – We are looking for up to 14 exhibits and 6 activities, workshops or performances for this ...

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Call for Proposals – Winter Symposium and Artist Residency

Nordic Summer University 9-12 March 2017 Please see (attached and below) the call for proposals for the winter symposium and artist residency organised by the Artistic Research study circle of the Nordic Summer University. This winter it is being held in Sàpmi which is the preferred name for Lapland. It’s in the Swedish part of Sàpmi. If you are thinking of applying do get in touch with Myna Trustram (m.trustram@mmu.ac.uk) if you have any questions. Dear friends of NSU Circle 7 We are excited to announce we will be meeting for our Winter Symposium 2017 in Saxnäs, Sàpmi on March 9th ...

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Ammemorium: A Forgotten Rebel’s Tale

This autumn, the Whitaker Museum and Art Gallery is host to an exhibition by John Hyatt and Sam Windrim, Ammemorium: A Forgotten Rebel’s Tale. The exhibition is of new work about the adventures, tragedies and misadventures of John and Sam’s grandfather, a forgotten Irish revolutionary of 1916. The show features new paintings by John alongside poems by Sam.

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Launch of FEAST Decoration

You are invited to join FEAST at The Tetley, Leeds for an evening of candyfloss, aperitifs and readings to celebrate the launch of FEAST: Decoration. Wednesday 5th October 8.30pm – late (readings from 9pm) FEAST: Decoration explores the role of decoration in the preparation, display, serving and consumption of food. As the second installment of a series of editions on the theme of ‘Setting the Table’ Decoration investigates the contemporary and historical cultural resonance of food and its associated rituals. Throughout the edition the thread of decoration – from the context of high-end restaurants to that of the packaging of daily food ...

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