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Nordic Summer University

See below a link to the call for proposals to the Nordic Summer University in Latvia. If you would like to discuss a possible contribution, or just want to know more, get in touch with me. The NSU is divided into study circles. About ten research students and staff have attended the one about Artistic Research since 2014. There are others which people across the Faculty might be interested in: http://nordic.university/ Note that the fee, accommodation and food for a week starts from 80 euros and travel to Latvia is not expensive. The deadline for proposals is 1 May Dr ...

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Corridor8 Writer’s Residency At Castlefield Gallery

Corridor8 recently announced a new writer’s residency working in conjunction with Castlefield Gallery and The International 3.  The paid residency will be based at Castlefield Gallery during their upcoming Andrew McDonald exhibition (28 April – 11 June) and is open to anyone based in the North of England. We are looking for applicants who wish to develop their writing or who use writing as a practice medium, who will work alongside an established writer mentor, develop a public programme event for Castlefield Gallery’s programme, and produce a text to be included in a limited edition publication. The deadline for application ...

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Call for Participants: Student-led Group Residency

Practice and Research in Action At the Sidney Nolan Trust Arts Centre (www.sidneynolandtrust.org), Presteigne, Powys 26 – 30 June 2017 Closing date for applications is Monday 10 April. You are invited to apply for a place in a group residency of PhD students. The purpose is to work together in a shared space, to exchange processes, skills and knowledge and to develop your research methodologies. Dr Myna Trustram Research Degrees Associate M.Trustram@mmu.ac.uk

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GLAD National Conference 2017

The Group for Learning in Art & Design, Manchester School of Art Exploring Territories: The Changing Landscape of Art and Design Higher Education Thursday 6th April 2017 Click here to Book your place now Keynote Speakers: Dr Steven Jones – University of Manchester “Beyond Excellence: new discourses for university teaching in the age of competition” Many academics would sympathise with the government’s claim that a ‘rebalancing’ of research and teaching is needed. As a sector, we’ve become accustomed to close scrutiny of our research while our teaching has largely remained unaudited, sometimes over-reliant on the dedication of personally committed staff. But ...

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Early Career Researcher (ECR) Group, Faculty of Arts & Humanities Graduate School – Update 27-03-17

Last Event Thanks to Professor Berthold Schoene, Faculty Head of Research and Knowledge Exchange, for his informative, thought-provoking and candid presentation on “The Omnitasking Academic” and “Academic Careers” at the session on 1st March 2017. For those unable to join us, as well as those who did and would like to follow up, documentation is now online at the ECR Group website – http://ecr.harts.online/documentation-from-ecr-group-meeting-on-1st-march-2017/. Next Event Please pencil Wednesday, 3rd May 2017, 3-4:30pm, venue TBC in your diaries. The session will focus on introductions and sharing current research interests in some as yet undecided but engaging format. Future Events An ...

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Open Call: Creative Provocations Wednesday 12 April 2017

Creative Provocations Wednesday 12 April 2017, 15.30 – 17.00 Righton Open Space Provocation is the causing of a strong reaction, often from speech or action. This reaction, although equated in some contexts with annoyance or anger, is a deliberate intent to provoke an audience to sit up, listen and take note. A provocation can be useful. We want to encourage the use of the provocation as a way to explore our research questions and interests. Staff and students are invited to fill a ten minute slot with a chosen provocation, addressed to the audience to unpick, counter or solve. The provocation ...

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MMU Readership Lecture by Dr. Chris Murgatroyd – Thurs 30 March 18:00-20:00

On behalf of Dr. Chris Murgatroyd, I would like to extend to you, and to your associates, an invitation to the following event: Epigenetics of Adaptation. A talk by Dr. Chris Murgatroyd on Thursday 30th March at 18:00 in T0.03, John Dalton building. (Refreshments available from 17:30). Adverse conditions during childhood can increase vulnerability to mood disorders later in life. During early life the brain exhibits high plasticity, which allows environmental signals to shape the experience-dependent maturation of stress-regulating pathways leading to long-lasting altered stress responsivity during adulthood. Current research addressing the mechanisms is showing that epigenetic factors can program ...

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A&H Graduate School – Pre-Launch Events

I’d like to draw your attention to the opportunity for staging events, talks, prestigious external speakers, exhibitions for PGRs. Perhaps, student-led and with PGT. I’d like to package them up as pre-launch festival for the GS in May/June/July with a view to giving the GS a higher profile both inside and outside the university with the added aim of generating an increase in recruitment. There will be an Event Generator on 22nd at 12.30 in Righton, which interested PGRs and staff should attend. If anyone with a proposal or a projected event could also come along they can act as ...

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If the Library had more space, what would you want in it?

You may have seen in last week’s ManMetLife the Library us currently running a campaign to find out what staff and students want from the Library. The campaign still has another week to run so we’d love to hear from you about what you want from the Library space to enable us to develop plans to meet your needs in the future. This is your chance to tell us your ideas and help shape your Library. Staff and students can scribble their ideas on the graffiti wall in the Library Chat Zone, on the whiteboards and postcards in the Library, ...

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Royal Institute of Philosophy HSS Lecture 23 March Postponed

Due to unforeseen circumstances, our invited speaker Human Sciences Seminar on Thursday 23 March has been postponed. The research seminar with Dr Jennifer Corns of the University of Glasgow will instead take place later in the year (date TBD). The proceedings of the Royal Institute of Philosophy Human Sciences Seminar Series will resume as normal on Thursday 30th March, featuring Dr Lubomira Radoilska of the University of Kent (also 2016 Mind Association Fellow). The seminar is free and open to everyone, including students and the general public. Registration is not necessary. Thursday 30th March, 17:00-18:30 Geoffrey Manton Building Room GM 332. ...

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