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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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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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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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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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The Crowd Myth – Professor Martyn Amos

On behalf of Professor Martyn Amos, I would like to extend to you, and to your associates, an invitation to the following event: The Crowd Myth – a talk by Professor Martyn Amos on Thursday 24th November at 18:00 in T0.03, John Dalton building. (Refreshments available from 17:30). Everyone thinks they know the crowd. We’ve all experienced the communal crush of a commute, the thrill of celebrating a last-minute winner with a sporting tribe, or the righteous fury of thousands of like-minded protesters. However, the idea of “the mob” – an irrational, destructive beast with a “group mind” – still dominates ...

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Show n’ Tell

Martyn Evans Making Vital Again: Exploring Culture By Design Thu 17 Nov, 1.10-1.50pm GM107 Martyn will explore how design can make a meaningful contribution to the revitalisation of culturally significant designs, products and practices to make them relevant to the needs of people today. Increasingly, the importance of traditions associated with culturally significant designs, products and practices are being reassessed as their rich historical links with community and culture mean they have much to offer in terms of identity, wellbeing and the promotion of cultural diversity. Drawing upon work undertaken as part of the 3-year AHRC funded Design Routes project, this ...

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Tears, Tantrums and Quantitative Methods: A Holistic Approach to Growing Students

The event will take place on Monday 16th January at 70 Oxford St, Manchester. The event will be preceded by a complimentary wine reception and networking opportunity at 5pm, and the lecture will begin at 6pm. Tickets are free and available from: julie-scott-jones-inaugural.eventbrite.com We are thrilled to invite you to ‘Tears, Tantrums and Quantitative Methods: a holistic approach to growing students’ on Monday 16th January 2017 in Manchester. 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 ...

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A Window On… Virtual Reality in Chinese Contemporary Art

A Window On… Virtual Reality in Chinese Contemporary Art Speaker: Marianna Tsionki When: Wednesday 26 October 6-8pm (Talk: 6-7pm, Tea tasting: 7-8pm) Where: CFCCA, Market Buildings, Thomas Street, Manchester, M4 1EU Cost: £3 Booking: in person in the CFCCA shop or via Eventbrite www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/a-window-on-virtual-reality-in-chinese-contemporary-art-tickets-27192577732 CFCCA presents A Window On… a series of talks that will provide an insight into contemporary Chinese culture and visual art. The programme will be informed by Manchester’s status as European City of Science 2016 and will explore the boundaries between art and science. The talks will be followed by Chinese tea tasting provided by our partners ...

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Human Sciences Seminar Lecture Programme Autumn 2016

Please find enclosed the schedule for the Autumn Term Human Sciences Seminar research programme, an invited speaker research seminar run by Philosophy and funded by the Royal Institute of Philosophy that is free and open to everyone. The seminar’s focus this term is History of Philosophy, and that of Philosophy’s contribution to Curating and Museums/Cultural Heritage.  Specific information about each seminar (speaker, title, abstract, etc.) will be circulated to you in separate correspondence (except for the notice about the opening seminar below).  Time: Thursday, 17:00-19:00. Venue: MMU Business School room BS 4.07A, on the fourth floor.   Schedule: 20 October: Professor Marco Piazza (Rome 3): ‘Habit in France: The Case of Proust’. 27 ...

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