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New Generation Thinkers 2017

The AHRC and BBC Radio 3 are looking for applications for the New Generation Thinkers of 2017. This scheme aims to develop a new generation of academics who can bring the best of university research and scholarly ideas to a broad audience – through BBC broadcasting. It’s a chance for early career researchers to cultivate the skills to communicate their research findings to those outside the academic community. Each year, up to sixty successful applicants have a chance to develop their programme-making ideas with experienced BBC producers at a series of dedicated workshops and, of these up to ten will ...

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Mary Stark – Cassette and Digital Release of Live Film Performance: Ghosts of Industries Past

Fractal Meat Cuts has recently released a recording of one of my film performances, a very special one because it was the first time I explored sound and film performance. Perhaps you were there in the audience?  Summoning Ghosts of Industries Past rouses distant voices and clanking whirring obsolete machines amongst the dusty rafters and uneven floorboards of a former cotton mill in the city centre of Manchester. Loops of 16mm film showing men and women working in textile factories were given a live soundscape of industrial weaving machinery and songs relating to work with cloth and thread. Part of ...

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AHRC Writing Retreat – 7-8 July 2016

Gladstone’s Library, North wales Please see the attachment (open link in browser or right-click and “Download Linked File” or equivalent) for details of this great opportunity and the application form. Applications for the retreat next week are invited from postgraduate researchers (staff doing doctoral research are eligible). It is mainly for students in year 2, 3 or submission pending. Deadline is 4pm Friday (1st July). Places are still available so do apply immediately if you are interested. The retreat will take place over two days (7th-8th July 2016) in the unique surroundings of Gladstone’s Library in Flintshire, North Wales and is intended to support ...

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Northern Light – Landscape Photography and Evocations of the North

Conference – Sheffield Hallam University 4-5 July, 2016 https://northernlight2016.wordpress.com/ The conference and related exhibition explores the ways that photographic images address notions of a Northern landscape – whether drawing on established traditions of art and photography or whether concerned with contemporary photographic and lens based practice.  The conference will bring together scholars and practitioners to discuss a wide range of practices and critical approaches, from both contemporary and historical perspectives. Themes addressed will include: The diversity of regional representations of the Northern Landscape – North Britain, Canada, the Arctic regions, Northern Europe, the Nordic countries, Siberia A range of critical themes ...

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Call for Proposals – AHRC Care for the Future ECR Conference

Past Matters, Research Futures: Care for the Future Early Career Researcher Conference Call for Proposals Deadline for proposals: 31 July 2016 Further information and call document can also be found on our website: http://careforthefuture.exeter.ac.uk/events/ Past Matters, Research Futures will take place at the Royal Society, London, 12-13 December 2016 and will showcase the exciting research conducted by Early Career Researchers (ECRs) related to Care for the Future: Thinking Forward through the Past, one of four strategic research themes supported by the Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC). ECRs are represented in the theme in a variety of ways, and are recognised ...

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Manchester: A city for artists?

Manchester’s largest and longest surviving studio groups, Rogue Artists’ Studios and MASA are facing closure. In an expanded version of his contribution to the book Higher Education and the Creative Economy  (Routledge 2016), MIRIAD PhD candidate and co-director of Rogue, David Gledhill, looks back on the history of studio groups in Manchester, and forward to an uncertain future. Visual arts production in Manchester is facing a crisis of unprecedented proportions.  The rapid expansion of the studio network during the 1980s and 90s has been thrown into reverse, with many studios facing closure or uncertain prospects as a result of a ...

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