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Facilitated writing retreat for staff and postgrads – 15th June

You are invited to take part in a one day writing retreat / workshop, aimed at staff and postgraduate students at the Faculty of Arts and Humanities, working in areas of gender and sexuality. The workshop is facilitated and will include time for networking, but each participant will work on their own writing. The workshop is part of a long-term collaborative initiative between MMU (led by Dr Adi Kuntsman) and Lancaster University; it is a first event in what hopefully will become a recurrent training and writing support. The workshop follows a set model and will be facilitated by Dr ...

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Summer Institute in Qualitative Research: Putting Theory to Work – 10th-14th July

Summer Institute in Qualitative Research: Putting Theory to Work Monday 10th July – Friday 14th July 2017 Education and Social Research Institute, Manchester Metropolitan University, UK Webpage: http://www.esri.mmu.ac.uk/siqr/index17.php To book your place go to: https://www.kxregistration.mmu.ac.uk/SIQR2017 If you are Manchester Metropolitan University staff/student please contact email below for information about discounted rates Email: siqr@mmu.ac.uk Learn about the latest in theory and methodology, in dialogue with leading international theorists. For qualitative researchers looking for stimulating engagements with theory, from doctoral students to more experienced researchers, in education, social sciences, health and caring professions, arts and humanities. PLENARY KEYNOTE SPEAKERS Clare Colebrook Pennsylvania State University: ‘Transcendental ...

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n.paradoxa launches a MOOC (mass open online course)

The N:Paradoxa Journal is in the MMU library. New post on n.paradoxa’s blog n.paradoxa launches a MOOC (mass open online course) by nparadoxa n.paradoxa’s MOOC (mass open online course) on contemporary art (post-1970) and feminism is now open The new wordpress site is:- http://nparadoxa.com n.paradoxa’s MOOC is free and users just have to register their email to join it. Users can join anytime and continue at their own pace. There are 10 lessons. In addition to the lessons, there are open forums for people to respond to the lessons and post their own ideas for discussion. The model for the MOOC ...

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Researcher Development Programme – 1st March 2017, 13.30-15.00

Today’s (1 March) Wednesday Workshop in the Researcher Development Programme will be run by Professor Martyn Evans, Head of Manchester School of Art Research Centre. 13.30 – 15.00 in the Open Space on the first floor of the Righton building All are welcome. Research Funding This talk will provide insight into the challenges and opportunities of identifying and applying for research funding. Framed around a 10 Point Guide, a series of tips and tricks will draw upon currently funded research projects to provide guidance on what types of research activities current funding opportunities can support and how this, in turn, ...

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Three additional Research Development Programme workshops

We are repeating three of last term’s Wednesday Workshops in the Researcher Development Programme. This is for students who began in January, but any student at any point in their research is very welcome to attend. 1 Feb 10.00 – 11.30 Righton open space Research ethics and the RD1 ethics form. With John Spencer                     8 Feb 10.00 – 11.30 Righton open space Towards the RD1 and getting organised With Jim Aulich and Sam Colling                          15 Feb 10.00 – 11.30 Righton open space The literature and practice review With Philip Sykas   Dr Myna Trustram Research Degrees Associate Manchester School of Art

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The Engaging Researcher: Getting Started in Public Engagement (Arts & Humanities)

20 January 2017, 10am-12pm This workshop will explore the potential of public engagement activities in research for reaching new audiences, involving participants and impacting beyond academia. The workshop will support researchers to consider the opportunities for public engagement activity in their discipline. The workshop is useful for researchers with little or no public engagement activity, and those also wishing to continue into post-doc research.   Delivered by Dr Jenna Ashton, Impact and Engagement Manager (Research and Knowledge Exchange, MMU). Room: Sandra Burslem, G0.7 To confirm your attendance please email Jenna.Ashton@mmu.ac.uk Dr Jenna C. Ashton Impact and Engagement Manager Office for ...

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engage@liverpool

Promoting excellence and innovation in research methods and methodology across the social sciences, arts and humanities Now Eat Your Words: Performance Writing Workshop with Sebastian H-W Thursday 3rd November 2016, 10am-6pm Venue: University of Liverpool, Room TBC In conjunction with Iberian and Latin American Week at the University of Liverpool, and the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences, engage@liverpool is delighted to announce ‘Eat Your Words’ a workshop on writing for performance with Sebastian H-W, live artist and experimental writer in residence at IBLAS, Iberian and Latin American Studies. Sebastian invites you to bring your own research enquiries and spend ...

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New Materialisms Reading Group 2016 Spring & Summer Terms

Research and Practice MA and PhD students from all disciplines are welcome to participate. Topic: The New Materialisms [NM], in their focus on the actions of cultural materials, and the relevance of NM theories for the creative arts. We will read a range of critical approaches, consider different theoretical positions, and influences. Foregrounded will be work by Feminist New Materialist thinkers who have advanced the theoretical area, such as Donna Haraway, Karan Barad, Rosi Braidotti, and Iris van der Tuin, in addition to a range of speculative realist thinkers, including Catherine Malabou, and theorists and philosophers of art and media ...

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Promoting Collaborative Research – Your Online Profile

Monday & Tuesday, 25th & 26th January 2016, 09:30-17:00 MediaCityUK – 111 Broadway Salford M50 2EQ – View Map FREE, Book via Eventbrite: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/promoting-collaborative-research-your-online-profile-tickets-19797064553?aff=es2 “Promoting Collaborative Research Through Your Online Profile”, will be 2 days of expert panels and bespoke training in media technologies for networked research. The event features presentations by researchers actively using online platforms, social networks and digital technologies to gather data and promote their research. This is an event that should be of benefit to students across our disciplines as it offers bespoke training in interview technique, video editing for promotional purposes, and training at basic and intermediate levels for those ...

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