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Invitation for the 2nd International Workshop on Visual Methods

International Workshop on Visual Methods 29th March 2017, 9-4:30 pm University Of Central Lancashire (UCLan) FREE ATTENDANCE Registration required http://visualworkshop.info The Photography Research Group are pleased to announce that Uclan will host the 2nd International Workshop on Visual Methods. The event aims to further promote and foster the research capacity of those working with a rage of visually orientated practice, locally and nationally while also seeking to engage with the wider academic community across a number of disciplines.  The workshop is aimed at staff, as well as MA and PhD students keen on developing and engaging in visual methods as a research tool, contextualised through a ...

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History and Politics Seminar on Wednesday: Housing the Citizen-Consumer in Post-war Britain

Please join us this coming Wednesday (22 February) for the latest paper in the History and Politics Seminar Series. Dr Alistair Kefford (Lecturer in Modern British History, University of Manchester) will present on ‘Housing the Citizen-Consumer in Post-war Britain’. We meet in GM 303; there is tea and coffee from 4pm and the paper starts at 4.15. Alistair’s research bridges the divide between ‘the political’ and ‘the cultural’ in modern British history, and through his focus on the geographies, economies and governance of cities his work speaks not only to the historical discipline but also to those working in urban studies, geography, political economy and to those interested in present-day urban ...

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New Modes of Art Writing – Event One

Registration is now open for Event One! Event one is free to attend, please register a place through Eventbrite. If you are an NWCDTP funded student or a presenter/workshop leader, please specify when registering. The full programme for Event One will be added at a later date. New Modes of Art Writing – Event One Art Writing and New Media Outlets in the North 18th May 2017, 9am – 6pm Although the academic thesis or journal is seen as the main output of writing for PhD students, there is a wealth of opportunity in arts journalism to explore different modes ...

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Next Meeting of the Early Career Research Group – Wednesday, 1st March, 3.30-5pm, Benzie 308

The Early Career Researcher (ECR) Group was formed in the Manchester School of Art as a forum for ECRs to share their knowledge and experience. We are now widening the group to all ECRs across the Faculty of Arts and Humanities and opening it to final year research degree students. Our aim is to create an open and supportive environment within which issues that are salient to early career researchers can be explored. The first meeting of the group will take place between 3:30 and 5pm on Wednesday the 1st of March in Benzie Room 308.  Professor Berthold Schoene, Associate ...

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(Re)configured – Practice based PhD research by Lesley Halliwell

14 – 17 February Grosvenor Gallery, Manchester School of Art Lesley Halliwell is conducting research that examines the surface of an artwork by focusing on the interplay between the outward-facing and inward-supporting components of the picture plane. Work on display includes video, chalk and gilded drawings, wall based ’tiling’ and exploratory sketches.  Lesley will be working in the gallery on Wednesday, Thursday and Friday between 11-3pm during which time she will reconfigure some of the work on display, testing out various permutations and display options. She will also use the floor of the gallery space to plan out new work. Please call ...

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Future Talent in the Creative Industries – Wayne Hemingway

Hosted by the Creative Industries Cluster at Manchester Metropolitan University in association with the Manchester Publicity Association (MPA) Future Talent in the Creative Industries with Wayne Hemingway 10th March 2017, 10am Geoffrey Manton Carrying on from the success of last year’s event, featuring John Kampfner, Chief Executive of Creative Industries Federation, our 2017 keynote is Wayne Hemingway MBE. A figurehead for business, creativity and social change, Wayne Hemingway is the successful co-founder of fashion label Red or Dead and HemingwayDesign All staff, students and Manchester Met friends welcome – best student question submitted wins a prize! For further booking information ...

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engage: SciBar – The Science of Gossip

This month’s fascinating SciBar talk is brought to you by Dr Jenny Cole, Senior Lecturer in Psychology at Manchester Met: The Science of Gossip: Why we love it and why we need it   Conventional wisdom dictates that we should not engage in ‘idle chatter’ or gossip, and that being labelled a gossip is something we should avoid at any cost. However, contemporary views of gossip in psychology highlight gossip as an important evolutionary tool; one which holds our social groups together and oils the wheels of social interaction. This talk aims to introduce listeners to psychological research which provides ...

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ROGUE CINEMA ARTISTS FILM FEST

18th Feb – 18th March Rogue Artists’ Studios Four weeks of artists moving image, experimental film and performances featuring local and international artists. From archive works to film premieres, 16mm exhibition and live sound scapes, digital experiments and analogue shorts, plus some never-before seen works by independent american film-maker George Kuchar. All events take place at ROGUE CINEMA – a temporary cinema installation in Rogue Artists’ Studios, Manchester. ALL EVENTS ARE FREE! Booking required http://roguecinema.screeningfilm.com Sat 18th February 8:00pm – SIMON LIU: HIGHVIEW A 16mm screening of works by Simon Liu, who grew up in Hong Kong and Stoke-on-Trent and ...

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