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Design Research News @ jiscmail.ac.uk

Please find below a large number of calls for conferences, journals, exhibitions, workshops, etc. across design and related areas (art, media, etc.). There are some interesting opportunities for participation in events over the coming year. You can subscribe to this monthly newsletter via: http://www.jiscmail.ac.uk/cgi-bin/webadmin?SUBED1=design-research&A=1 Professor Martyn Evans Head of Manchester School of Art Research Centre Manchester School of Art Manchester Metropolitan University JISCM@il – “Email discussion lists for the UK Education and Research communities” has numerous lists that may also be of interest.

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History and Politics seminar Wednesday 7 December: Sam Johnson Memorial Seminar

Please join us on Wednesday (7 December), for the final History and Politics Research Seminar of the term. Our speaker is Tim Grady (University of Chester), who will speak on A Culture of Destruction: German Jews and the First World War. This seminar is the inaugural Sam Johnson Memorial Seminar. Our colleague Sam passed away last December, and is sadly missed in the History section and across the faculty. Sam’s research focused on anti-Semitism, Jewish life in Central and East Europe, and the history of Jewish/non-Jewish relations. Please join us on Wednesday to hear more about Tim’s research and in ...

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Museum University Partnership Events – get involved

I wanted to share a fantastic opportunity to form strong, mutually beneficial partnerships with small and medium sized museums in your area. The Museum University Partnership Initiative (MUPI) is funded by Arts Council England’s Museum Resilience Fund. In partnership with Share Academy and Paddy McNulty Associates, the NCCPE is hosting a series of regional networking events called ‘MUPI Matches’. These are free one-day events that bring together museum staff and academics, using a tried and tested methodology to stimulate new connections and new projects. Participants can then bid for ‘thinking funding’ – to enable them to do desk research; have ...

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MADE AT MARKETPLACE

The team and artists at Marketplace Studios would like to invite you to MADE AT MARKETPLACE, THIS weekend, 10th-11th December, from 11am-5pm.  Marketplace Studios is an exciting initiative providing start-up business support to creative graduates from Manchester School of Art, Manchester Metropolitan University. A three-storey building set in the heart of Stockport’s Market Square in the historic Old Town is used as a platform for creative sharing and development in design and craft. MADE AT MARKETPLACE is a collective platform for the artists, designers and makers currently working in our studios. This weekend will see a launch of recent work by the creatives ...

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Show n’ Tell (wc 5th December)

The Show n’ Tell sessions will be continuing this Tuesday and Thursday (13.10-13.50) with the following instalments. All welcome! Tue 6 Dec, GMLT5 Jackie Snow, Simon Gilman, David Salter and David Shirley. School of Theatre: Vocational Training – Embodying Practice The Manchester School of Theatre at the Manchester Metropolitan University has a long-standing international reputation for preparing students for careers as professional actors. Our graduates have found careers in all of the major theatre, film and TV companies including the BBC, ITV, the Royal National Theatre, the Royal Shakespeare Company as well as all of the major touring and regional repertory ...

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For & Against: Art, Politics and the Pamphlet

Invitation to host a market stall and participate in a public event Saturday 27 May, 2017 Loughborough Town Centre We invite you to respond to the idea, concept, format, aesthetic, function, relevance, purpose or history of the political pamphlet and engage in a public event. We are looking to host a series of market stalls in Loughborough town centre’s Queens Park as part of a public event taking place on Saturday 27 May, 2017. We very much like the idea that the artists, designers, writers, printers, crafts people and other kinds of creatives would form a kind of ‘market’, and as ...

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MMU Library Services: Trials of Kanopy and Academic Video Online

Please try out these trial resources before 30th November and send feedback to your subject librarian.  Any feedback will help us to make a case for possible new subscriptions next academic year, although we can’t promise anything of course. Kanopy You can access this trial from home or on campus until 30th November 2016. Kanopy offers a wide range of films, including documentaries, indie and foreign films, must-see classics and blockbuster movies.  You can browse individual subjects within  the Arts category , including the Film, Performance Art and Media and Communications sections.  You can also search for a topic and use their ...

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Private View: Drawing the Wake: Reading Finnegans Wake through drawing

Ruth Jenkins, Head of Library Services, is delighted to invite you to the Private View of the new exhibition at Manchester Metropolitan University Special Collections: Private View: Drawing the Wake: Reading Finnegans Wake through drawing Thursday 8 December 2016, 5.00pm-7.00pm The exhibition continues until Friday 17 March 2017. Finnegans Wake took James Joyce seventeen years to write.  Published in 1939, it was his last and most extraordinary prose work. Despite influencing diverse creative fields, it remains more referred to than actually read. Its experimental language discourages many from discovering the book’s lyricism, depth and outrageous humour.  Often regarded as the ...

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Show n’ Tell (wc 21st November)

The Show N Tell sessions will be continuing this Tuesday and Thursday (13.10-13.50) with the following instalments. All welcome! Tue 22nd Nov, GM325 Felicity Colman and Toby Heys Media: The matter, the future, the methods Prof Felicity Colman and Dr Toby Heys will chat through their respective current research in Media related topics and network funded projects; which include the topics of: New Materialism: Networking European Scholarship on ‘How Matter Comes to Matter’ [European Cooperation in Science and Technology (COST, supported by the EU Framework Programme Horizon 2020), Action IS1307 ] The Ethics of Coding [EoC] [ EU Framework Programme Horizon 2020 ...

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