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Random Archive

The Random Archive is a collaborative exhibition project taking place over 2 sites, Bury Art Museum, and MMU Special Collections Gallery. Curated by Susan Lord and Dr. Hannah Allan, the Random Archive exhibition features the work of national and international Language Artists which is part of Bury Art Museum’s unique Text Art Archive. Random Archive attempts to push boundaries by questioning how an archive can be viewed, accessed and explored. This is a unique opportunity for visitors to get up close in a gallery setting to a collection which is usually kept in store, the public will be encouraged to ...

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Prologue: a series of events, talks and workshops from May – July 2017

The new Arts & Humanities Graduate School will launch its new integrated and multidisciplinary programme in September 2017. The Graduate School brings together the three postgraduate research degree programmes in Manchester School of Art, Humanities Languages and Social Science and the Manchester Fashion Institute. By developing our strengths together, the merger presents a very real opportunity to signal the significance of public facing research and the importance of collaborative, applied and practice-based research methods alongside traditional disciplinary approaches. The Graduate School boasts over 250 postgraduate researchers and one hundred nationally and internationally recognized theorists, practitioners and professionals from Architecture, Art, ...

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Call for Creative Extracts: Feminisms In Public & Bad Language

Dear Colleagues, Please see attached call. If you are interested in performing, please email a short prose or poetry extract of no more than 200 words as a Word document attachment to feminismsinpublic@gmail.com by 5pm on Tuesday 23 May. The work must ultimately correspond to a piece that you can present within a six-minute time-slot at the event which takes place on Tuesday 13th June at 6:30pm Please respond to feminismsinpublic@gmail.com. Many thanks for circulating, Cat McDermott PhD Student, Department of English

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HiP Event: Has Manchester Betrayed Its Radical Traditions? – 10th June

Thursday 15th June, 6.30pm – 8pm 70 Oxford St Free tickets and more information available here: https://radical-manchester-traditions.eventbrite.com Jonathan Schofield gives a potted history of Manchester’s incredible record of radicalism from the English Civil War through Peterloo, Chartism, Free Trade, Female Suffrage, Unemployed Protest in the Great Depression, the Mass Trespass, Clause 28 protests and on to 2017. But in the second decade of the 21st century is the fire still in the belly? Has the atomization of the digital world into global groups rather than local and regional put out those flames? In a time of great upheaval how come the ...

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‌Paul Robeson in Spain – 11th May

11th May, 6pm – 8pm, People’s History Museum Tickets: Free, available at: https://pr-in-spain.eventbrite.com “No one who was in Spain during the months when people still believed in the revolution will ever forget that strange and moving experience. It has left something behind that no dictatorship, not even Franco’s, will be able to efface.” George Orwell as quoted by People’s History Museum (Communists in the People’s War, 1st Floor). Paul Robeson, famous actor, singer and political activist, championed Black rights and political change. At the time, in the words of his role model, Shakespearian actor Ira Aldridge, “it was not possible ...

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‌‌Red Cities: A Boundary-Crossing Walk and Pub Quiz – 12th May

12th May, 3pm – 9pm, People’s History Museum, Working Class Movement Library, and The Crescent Tickets: Free, available at: https://red-cities.eventbrite.com Join us as we walk from central Manchester to the heart of Salford, passing landmarks of the two cities’ radical past and including stops at the People’s History Museum and the Working Class Movement Library, where curators will discuss significant elements of the collections. Along the way, Salford historian and journalist Tony Flynn will regale us with tales of Manchester and Salford’s history. Our journey culminates at renowned Salford drinking venue the Crescent, where everyone is invited to take part ...

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‌Manchester Modernists: GM10, Part 2 – 24th June

24th June, 10am – 5.30pm, Tour will begin at Grosvenor Sq Tickets: £11.21, available at: https://manchester-modernists-part2.eventbrite.com The Modernist Society and Manchester Metropolitan University present: GM10 Two modernist architecture bus tours of the ten boroughs of Greater Manchester visiting five selected buildings in the first and then second five boroughs.We are now accepting public suggestions for landmark 20th Century buildings in each of the 10 boroughs of Greater Manchester via https://gm-10.org/. These ten buildings will then form the basis of two bus tours (five buildings in each tour) across the ten boroughs in May and June 2017. Part 1 of the ...

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‌Manchester Modernists: GM10, Part 1 – 27th May

27th May, 10am – 5.30pm, Tour will begin at Grosvenor Sq Tickets: £11.21, available at: https://manchester-modernists-tour.eventbrite.com The Modernist Society and Manchester Metropolitan University present: GM10 Two modernist architecture bus tours of the ten boroughs of Greater Manchester visiting five selected buildings in the first and then second five boroughs.We are now accepting public suggestions for landmark 20th Century buildings in each of the 10 boroughs of Greater Manchester via https://gm-10.org/. These ten buildings will then form the basis of two bus tours (five buildings in each tour) across the ten boroughs in May and June 2017. Part 1 of the ...

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‌Manchester as Cosmopolis: Global Migration in a Changing UK – 10th May

10th May, 9am – 3.30pm, Number 70 Oxford St Tickets: Free, available at: https://manchester-as-cosmopolis.eventbrite.com Manchester has a long history of migration both local and global, transforming its culture, economy and the city. This event will be a One Day Symposium on Global Migration to put forth a number of perspectives on how global skilled migration affects the local economy and society in the context of devolution, public spending and policy choices. Discussions will focus on the consequences of Brexit and the changing public attitudes to migrants and migration in the UK which has never been so challenging and with far ...

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Feminist Reflections on Law, Society and Care – 21st July

Friday 21st July 2017, 09:30 – 17.30 BST Room 2.10 Sandra Burslem Building, Manchester Law School, Manchester Metropolitan University £20 to attend – please register here: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/feminist-reflections-on-law-society-and-care-tickets-34272828954 We would like to invite colleagues to this prestigious event who share a keen interest in addressing feminist ethics and feminist frameworks in relation to contemporary societal issues. Your interests might fall into a range of categories, broadly defined, including Ethics of Care; Global Justice; Health Care; Technologies; Community activism and Feminist Methodologies. This one-day event consists of a mix of keynote speakers, and smaller panel and workshop sessions with brief papers. Our three keynote ...

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