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Research-Online Drop-in & Web-Tech ‘121’ Sessions – start 18th January 2017

For anyone interested in setting up and structuring a practice blog and/or online research journal and sharing approaches with and getting feedback from other PGRs in an informal, supportive environment there’s now a lunchtime (12.15-1.15pm) Research-Online ’drop-in’ from 18th January 2017 ’til end of Spring term, First Floor of the Righton Building. There’s no fixed agenda – the group will decide how to use time to best effect. Bring your laptop and some lunch and share and find about how other PGRs are using the Web, Social Media and other Information Communication Technologies (ICTs) to help structure, document and disseminate their ...

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The Omni-tasking Academic: Professor Berthold Schoene

Professor Berthold Schoene: The Omni-tasking Academic Wednesday 18th January, 2pm-3pm GM222 This fascinating and inspirational talk is delivered by Professor Berthold Schoene, Associate Dean (Research) and provides you with an insightful look into what it takes to be a successful academic.  Professor Schoene will cover publishing, bidding, conferences, public engagement, higher education politics and more. *Please note that the time has changed from the brochure. To book onto the talk, please email Kate Johnson at k.johnson@mmu.ac.uk Kate Johnson Post Graduate Student Experience Tutor Faculty of Arts and Humanities

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GLUT: IMAGES, INFORMATION & EXCESS

You are invited to the preview event for our upcoming exhibition Glut: Images, Information and Excess, on Friday 13th January, 17:30 – 19:30pm. Please find information on the exhibition flyer below, and further details can be found on the Holden Gallery website.

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Tears, Tantrums and Quantitative Methods: a holistic approach to growing students – Professor Julie Scott Jones

Inaugural Lecture Professor Julie Scott Jones: Tears, Tantrums and Quantitative Methods: a holistic approach to growing students Monday, January 16, 2017 from 5:00 PM to 8:00 PM (GMT) Geoffrey Manton LT2, M15 6LL Register: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/professor-julie-scott-jones-inaugural-lecture-tickets-28256078692?ref=enivtefor001&invite=MTEzMjM0MTQvYi5zY2hvZW5lQG1tdS5hYy51ay8w&utm_source=eb_email&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=inviteformalv2&utm_term=eventimage&ref=enivtefor001 This lecture will be preceded by a wine reception from 5pm. The lecture will begin at 6pm. Quantitative methods is oft identified as a ‘hard to learn’ subject due to its numerical and technical content.   Therefore, students often struggle to engage with quantitative methods, which they easily stereotype as ‘maths’ and ‘irrelevant’ to their wider studies.  However, in this lecture Professor Scott Jones will examine some of the ...

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engage: Dark Materials – the Science and Beauty of Peatlands – a talk by Professor Simon Caporn

On behalf of Professor Simon Caporn, I would like to extend to you, and to your associates, an invitation to the following event: Dark Materials – the Science and Beauty of Peatlands. A talk by Professor Simon Caporn on Thursday 26th January at 18:00 in T0.03, John Dalton building. (Refreshments available from 17:30). Dark, peaty soils cover an increasing proportion of Britain as you head north and west to the wetter regions. The beautiful purple-headed mountains are a type of peatland almost unique to this country and give our hills much splendour and substantial benefits known now as ecosystem services. ...

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engage: SciBar

This month’s SciBar talk is brought to you by Professor Paul O’Brien, Chair of Inorganic Materials Chemistry at The University of Manchester with a fascinating presentation, detailed below: How Small Can You Get? Entering and Defining the Nano World This expose aims to explain the current interest in what might best be described as ‘Things Nano’. The talk is aimed at those interested in the area but aspects of the lecture will be technical. The lecture begins by looking at the origins and definitions of nano-science and –technology. Definitions of the so called ‘Bottom-up’ and ‘Top-down’ approaches are discussed. Examples ...

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Show’n’Tell – Term 2 Programme

Our Show’n’Tell lunchtime sessions –1.10-1.50 pm – designed to give everyone the opportunity to familiarise themselves with current research agendas across the new Faculty of Arts and Humanities, continues in term 2 with another 24 (!) sessions. For further details please see the embedded PDF. Join us & bring your lunch! Professor Berthold Schoene Head of Research and Knowledge Exchange Faculty of Arts and Humanities

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Human Sciences Seminar

‘Leibniz’s Consilium Aegyptiacum [Egyptian Plan]’ – Dr Lloyd Strickland Thursday 15 December, 17:00-19:00 Manchester Metropolitan Business School, Room BS 4.07A, on the fourth floor. This is a reminder that the last of this term’s Human Sciences Seminar, our invited speaker research seminar financed by the Royal Institute of Philosophy, will take place this Thursday, featuring our very own Dr Lloyd Strickland. Abstract: At the end of 1671 and start of 1672, while in the service of the Archbishop and Elector of Mainz, Leibniz composed his Egypt Plan, which sought to persuade Louis XIV to invade Egypt. Leibniz presented the plan not only ...

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Human Sciences Seminar: ‘Epistemic Injustice and Cultural Heritage: Sharing Knowledge for the Future’

This is a reminder that the next Human Sciences Seminar, our invited speaker research seminar financed by the Royal Institute of Philosophy, will take place this Thursday, featuring Dr Andreas Pantazatos of Durham University. Date: Thursday 8 December. Time: 17:00-19:00. Venue: Manchester Metropolitan Business School, Room BS 4.07A, on the fourth floor. Title: ‘Epistemic Injustice and Cultural Heritage: Sharing Knowledge for the Future’  Abstract: Epistemic injustice has become a hot topic in philosophical debates recently reminding us that little attention has been paid to the consequences in our societies when Epistemic Injustice occurs. Given that epistemic injustice shapes and informs ...

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