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Ivan Juritz Prize

Celebrating Creative Experiment Postgraduate students from throughout Europe are invited to submit works in any artistic medium that play with form to make us think, feel and question. The winner will receive £1000 and two weeks artist’s residency and a showcase at Cove Park, Scotland’s International Artist Residency Centre. The prize is hosted by the Centre for Modern Literature and Culture at King’s College London and Cove Park. It is judged by Lisa Appignanesi, Michael Berkeley, Rachel Cusk, Dexter Dalwood, Julian Forrester, Jeremy Harding, Deborah Levy, Stephen Romer, Fiona Shaw. For more details see www.ivanjuritzprize.co.uk

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No Boundaries Arts And Culture Symposium

No Boundaries is the arts industry annual conference with a focus on presenting questions and challenging new ideas on the role of arts and culture, finding positive approaches to influence change and support the sector’s growth in a rapidly changing, tumultuous world. In March 2017 an array of national and international contributors will speak to themes relevant to issues facing us all, with time allocated for delegates to self-organise discussion, network and reflect on the formal contributor sessions. Landmark Manchester arts hub HOME will be partnered with Hull Truck Theatre, with the event forming part of the Hull UK City ...

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Belief vs evidence and the politics of the echo chamber

A one-day workshop to develop new ways of working in a post-fact world 10am – 5pm, Saturday 12th November. The Shed, MMU, Chester Street, Manchester We live in interesting times. Ones where belief trumps fact and evidence is seen by some as conspiracy* What role should evidence and data have in our democracy? Are we moving into a post-fact political world, a world in which we have had enough of experts (as Michael Gove recently stated), or is the death of ‘truth’ overhyped? Indeed, has truth ever been part of our politics? Preference and affinity are increasingly shaping how we ...

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Angel Meadow: Victorian Britain’s Most Savage Slum by Dean Kirby

The Friends of the Manchester Centre for Regional History are delighted to invite you ‘Angel Meadow: Victorian Britain’s Most Savage Slum’ by Dean Kirby on Wednesday 19 October 2016 at 6.30pm. Step into the Victorian underworld of Angel Meadow, the vilest and most dangerous slum of the Industrial Revolution. In the shadow of the world’s first cotton mill, 30,000 souls trapped by poverty are fighting for survival as the British Empire is built upon their backs. Thieves and prostitutes keep company with rats in overcrowded lodging houses and deep cellars on the banks of a black river, the Irk. Gangs ...

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New Postgraduate Historical Journal for the Faculty of Arts and Humanities

I would like to announce the launch of a new Postgraduate Historical Journal for the new Faculty of the Arts and Humanities. The aim of the journal is to give all PG students from MA up (and those within 1 year of completing) the opportunity to get involved in editing a journal, publishing short pieces of work, and acting as peer reviewers. We are looking for students to work on all aspects of the journal Information about the journal is going out to PG student in the coming weeks, but in the meantime I would be grateful if you could draw ...

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Job Opportunity: External Relations & Research Impact Officer

A job which might be relevant for post-docs/colleagues: External Relations & Research Impact Officer – Understanding Everyday Participation project Please see http://www.everydayparticipation.org/announcement-new-external-relations-and-impact-officer-role-with-understanding-everyday-participation/ for further details. Closing date for applications 26 September 2016 (interviews in October)

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Show & Tell: a new way to have lunch in the Arts and Humanities

Dear Colleagues, To launch a new era of cross-disciplinary Research and Knowledge Exchange in the Arts and Humanities at Manchester Met, we will be running a ‘Show & Tell’ programme of inter-Faculty networking events throughout 2016/17. All research centres and specialist research teams (or collaborative groups of individual researchers) are invited to introduce themselves to the Faculty in short 20-30 minute lunch-time sessions, which will run throughout terms 1 and 2 on Tuesdays and Thursdays. The sessions will be advertised across the whole university. The aim is to discover synergies across the new Faculty (and beyond) and encourage colleagues to ...

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Wuhan Artist Residency

Artist Residency opportunity in K11 art village, Wuhan, supported by Centre for Chinese Contemporary Art (CFCCA) and Manchester City Council. Manchester City Council and CFCCA are pleased to announce an open call opportunity for local, Manchester based contemporary artists to apply for a 10-14 day funded artist residency at the K11 art village in Wuhan, China. Please see attached brief.

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