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Berlin 1936 – Olympic Village Project

An exhibition of contemporary art inspired by the athlete’s village constructed for the 1936 Berlin Olympics. March 18th – April 30th 2017 neo:gallery 23, The Market Place,  Bolton, BL1 2AN About the Project In September 2015, artists Margaret Cahill, Wolf Bertram Becker, David Gledhill and Peter Lewis, were invited to visit the site of the 1936 Berlin Olympic Village by its current owner, DKB Stiftung für Gesellschaftliches Engagement Berlin and Palis Advisory GmbH Berlin, who initiated and organised the project. The artists have spent the past year producing work in response to the site, and Berlin 1936 is the first ...

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Next meeting of the HArts.online Group (HOG) – Wednesday, 8th March, 16:30-17:30, Room 1.12, First Floor of the Righton Building

The HArts.online Group (HOG) is an open forum for PGRs and staff to discuss and develop more considered approaches to the ‘academic’ Web. It is a forward looking, student-led initiative seeking to research and develop strategies for how the Faculty of Arts & Humanities Graduate School might respond to current Information Communication Technologies (ICTs), as well as instigate an uptake of inventive online approaches to support, enable and disseminate student and staff research to a wider academic community. HArts.online presents an obvious candidate to embark on the practical merger of the existing MIRIAD, HLSS and MFI postgraduate training and support programmes. ...

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Mediated Place-Making RCASS/IPM Research Seminar

Cathy Waite, a visiting research student from Monash University will be presenting a joint RCASS/Institute of Place Management paper in the Business School room 3.07 on Thursday 2nd March at 5pm. All welcome! Young people’s mediated place-making: constructing the virtual and the material in regional Victoria, Australia Abstract: Everyday, place-based lives are a familiar presence in young peoples’ online experiences. However, assumptions that young users of social technologies become automatically de-territorialised from their immediate, material surroundings pervade. This paper challenges these assumptions and argues that young people make, and extend material place online by reflecting territorially embedded lives in virtual ...

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Leapfrog Summer School – community engagement for ECRs

The Leapfrog Summer School at Lancaster University, in collaboration with Glasgow School of Art, may be of interest to Early Career Researchers and final year PhD students interested in community engagement. Please forward on to any of your PhD students that you think may be interested. Professor Martyn Evans Head of Manchester School of Art Research Centre Manchester School of Art The Leapfrog Team invite Early Career Researchers (ECRs) involved in community engagement to participate in a Summer School from the 11th – 13th of July 2017 at Lancaster University.  Leapfrog is a 3 year research project funded by the AHRC as ...

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Arts & Health Research Group Events

RE-IMAGINING HIV We are looking for a small group of Manchester School of Art staff and post-graduate students from different disciplines to work collaboratively with colleagues from the Department of Nursing and the National HIV Nurses Association and people living with HIV.  The last government HIV awareness campaign in the UK was 30 years ago, and times have changed. We want to develop a contemporary public health campaign that is neither stigmatising or negatively sensational, based on knowledge, not misinformation and which challenges and informs. It might span a range of media and will be visual, bold and informed. On ...

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SITES OF RESISTANCE: SPEAKING TRUTH TO POWER

Thursday, March 9, 2017 at 6:00 PM – to – Thursday, March 23, 2017 at 9:00 PM (GMT) OX G.09 & OX LB.02, 70 Oxford St, Manchester M1 5NH Three consecutive events all running Thursday evenings 6pm – 8pm at Number 70 Oxford Rd in OX G.09 & OX LB.02 All events are free but separate booking is necessary Event 1 – March 9th ‘Sites of Resistance: Speaking Truth to Power’ This session will consider the role of the documentary film maker in supporting challenges against injustice. The session will include the screening and discussion of sections of recent documentaries ...

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Sexuality Summer School registration opens Wednesday! 

Registration will open at 9am, Wednesday 1st of March 2017 on the University of Manchester’s estore: http://estore.manchester.ac.uk/ Registration usually fills up in a matter of hours, on a first come first served basis, so do make sure to register asap or you may miss out. The registration fee is £130, which includes the cost of tickets to the public events. The number of places this year is limited to 40. We are able to provide certificates of attendance, but there is no assessment or entry application required to register. Registration is open to all postgraduates, including Masters and PhD students. This year’s ...

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n.paradoxa launches a MOOC (mass open online course)

The N:Paradoxa Journal is in the MMU library. New post on n.paradoxa’s blog n.paradoxa launches a MOOC (mass open online course) by nparadoxa n.paradoxa’s MOOC (mass open online course) on contemporary art (post-1970) and feminism is now open The new wordpress site is:- http://nparadoxa.com n.paradoxa’s MOOC is free and users just have to register their email to join it. Users can join anytime and continue at their own pace. There are 10 lessons. In addition to the lessons, there are open forums for people to respond to the lessons and post their own ideas for discussion. The model for the MOOC ...

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Library trial to Bridgeman Online Images – feedback needed

We are reaching the time of year when we review our online and print subscriptions.  As part of this process, it is an opportunity to try out new resources, which we could suggest to add to the library’s collections, based on the feedback we receive. Therefore, we have arranged a trial to Bridgeman Education.  This visual resource gives access to over 1.2 million digital images of art, history and culture from global museums, galleries, private collections and contemporary artists.  Images are copyright cleared for use within education. You can access the database at https://www.bridgemaneducation.com/ On campus you should be able ...

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Researcher Development Programme – 1st March 2017, 13.30-15.00

Today’s (1 March) Wednesday Workshop in the Researcher Development Programme will be run by Professor Martyn Evans, Head of Manchester School of Art Research Centre. 13.30 – 15.00 in the Open Space on the first floor of the Righton building All are welcome. Research Funding This talk will provide insight into the challenges and opportunities of identifying and applying for research funding. Framed around a 10 Point Guide, a series of tips and tricks will draw upon currently funded research projects to provide guidance on what types of research activities current funding opportunities can support and how this, in turn, ...

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