EVENT: Prologue, A Series of Talks and Events, May – July, Manchester

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    We asked research students in the Faculty of Arts and Humanities at Manchester Metropolitan University to propose activities that would reveal the substance and passions that fuel their research.

    All students, staff and prospective students are welcome.
    For more details of each event, follow the contacts given after each description.

    Contact Myna Trustram (m.trustram@ mmu.ac.uk) for general enquiries about Prologue and research degrees in the Faculty of Arts and Humanities.

    At a Glance

    24 May, 10-4pm
    Nothing Abandoned, Mishka Henner

    31 May, 10-4pm
    Nothing Abandoned, Sophie Woodward

    8 June, 2-6
    Northern Residency

    13 June, 6pm
    Gender and Sexuality Showcase

    14 June, 9.30 – 4.30
    Rethinking Digital Health

    14 June, 10-4pm
    Nothing Abandoned, Katie Deepwell

    21 June, 10-6
    Navigations

    26 June – 7 July
    Testing Time

    28 June, 10-4pm
    Nothing Abandoned, Katy Goodwin

    28 June, 10 – 5 pm
    Gothic Studies Research Training Day

    29 June, 1-4pm
    ViceVersa: Art/Exchange/Collaboration

    3 July, 3pm
    Spectral Traces

    5 July, 10-4pm
    Nothing Abandoned, Nina Power

    12 July, 10-12pm
    Nothing Abandoned, Maria Fusco

    Nothing Abandoned

    Nothing Abandoned is a series of talks, workshops and an exhibition organised by postgraduate researchers in the Arts and Humanities Faculty. It is inspired
    by ideas of surplus, suspension, usefulness and incompletion. How do we render new narratives from abandoned material? Our aim is to instigate conversation across the Faculty.

    More details: writingmsa@gmail.com. https://nothingabandoned.wordpress.com

    Northern Residency

    8 June, 2-6pm
    Open space of the Righton Building, Cavendish Street
    The artist’s residency is recognised as an opportunity for practitioners of different kinds to experience new environments that often provide the impetus for new work, or a fresh engagement with an ongoing project. We will show work made during two residencies in the far north of Norway and Sweden, and explore the relationship between affective engagement, geographical location and experiential dislocation in relation to forms of creative practice.

    With Fionna Barber, William Card, Sara Davies, Rita Duffy, Grace Gelder and Myna Trustram.

    More details: Myna Trustram (m.trustram@mmu.ac.uk)

    Gender and Sexuality Showcase Feminisms in Public and Bad Language present: An Evening with MMU Writers

    13 June, 6pm doors, starts at 6.30pm

    The International Anthony Burgess Foundation, 3 Cambridge Street
    This event is a showcase of the very best prose and poetry by researchers and students at MMU, with performers reading pieces that creatively respond to the theme of gender and sexuality. Feminisms in Public has teamed up with the Saboteur Award-winning literature organisation Bad Language to present an evening that takes an alternative look at writing talent across the university –

    a unique insight into the creative work taking place as part of and alongside world-leading research.

    https://feminismsinpublic.wordpress.com/

    feminismsinpublic@gmail.com

    Re-thinking Digital Health 

    14 June, 9.30-4.30 TBC
    The Shed, Chester Street
    With the increasing use of tele- communication, mobile devices, smartphone apps and self-tracking devices for medical purposes, ‘digital health’ has emerged as a eld of interest for researchers in the social sciences and the humanities. This one-day workshop for postgraduate students

    and early career researchers will ask, how might a focus on experience, ethics and justice contribute to critical digital health studies? Participants
    will present their own work as well as attend a masterclass and an interactive workshop.

    https://sites.google.com/view/rethinkingdigitalhealth/home

    NAVIGATIONS: Re ecting on the complex pathways of Early Career Researchers (ECRs)
    21 June, 10-6pm

    Number 70, Oxford St

    Early career pathways in the Arts and Humanities re ect individual interests and ambitions, but they are also moulded by the demands of academic institutions, funding bodies and external opportunities. These journeys can be as perplexing as they are rewarding, and despite the various support structures

    it is not unusual to feel isolated or even lost. With this in mind, NAVIGATIONS sets out to open dialogue around the various options available to ECRs.

    More details and to book: http://ecr.harts.online
    email: navigations@ecr.harts.online

    Testing Time
    26 June – 7 July
    From the end of June, the studio
    spaces of the Art School are available for postgraduate students in the departments of Art, Design and Media to test out studio work in progress, present research ideas and convene debates. There is an intensive programme
    of critique groups where students’ interrogate their own work and that of others in a process aimed at progressing practices within a broader professional context. During Testing Time work is taken out of the studio and tested through its installation in a new space in an evolutionary process. Critics and practitioners can be invited to respond
    to work. There is an accompanying programme of symposia and events.

    If you would like to take part in Testing Time, get in touch with Janet Bezzant (j.bezzant@mmu.ac.uk)

    26 June – 7 July
    From the end of June, the studio spaces of the Art School are available for postgraduate students in the departments of Art, Design and Media to test out studio work in progress, present research ideas and convene debates. There is an intensive programme
    of critique groups where students’ interrogate their own work and that of others in a process aimed at progressing practices within a broader professional context. During Testing Time work is taken out of the studio and tested through its installation in a new space in an evolutionary process. Critics and practitioners can be invited to respond
    to work. There is an accompanying programme of symposia and events.

    If you would like to take part in Testing Time, get in touch with Janet Bezzant (j.bezzant@mmu.ac.uk)

    Gothic Studies Graduate Research Training Day
    28 June, 10 – 5 pm
    Geoffrey Manton 303 and 306

    This event is organised by the Manchester Centre for Gothic Studies and is open to all postgraduate students working on Gothic Studies and anyone with an interest in developing research projects in this interdisciplinary area. The morning will include training sessions
    on writing abstracts and book reviews; preparing conference presentations; networking and writing blogs. Dr Emma McEvoy (University of Westminster)
    will speak about her recent research on ‘Gothic Tourism’. In the afternoon, PhD students working on Gothic Studies
    will deliver short presentations on their current research.

    More details and to con rm attendance: Dr Emma Liggins: e.liggins@mmu.ac.uk

    Vice Versa: Art/Exchange/ Collaboration
    29 June, 1-4pm
    Venue (tbc)

    What does art mean to community? How do artists build relationships? How do artists speak to power?

    Join MA and MFA Collaborative Practice students for: conversation, participation, observation, interaction and experimentation. A (loosely jazzy) symposium exploring collaboration in contemporary arts.

    More details and to book: MACollaborativePractice@gmail.com

    Spectral Traces: Absent Presence, Ruins and Ghost Spaces
    3 July, 3pm
    Number 70, Oxford St

    Spectral Traces is a multi-sensory exploration of cycles of ruination, of ghost spaces, and the absent-presence of post-industry. The centrepiece is the rst UK screening of A Place Where Ghosts Dwell (2017) an essay- lm by Dr. Patrick Baxter that investigates ghost developments in post-Celtic Tiger Ireland. Dr Christina Lee (Curtin University, Perth) will discuss her work on Ghost Cities in Inner Mongolia,

    and the notions of affect and absent- presence in the context of a disappeared mining town in Western Australia.

    More details: Dr. Patrick Baxter, patrick. baxter@stu.mmu.ac.uk or 07779929545 Tickets: http://bit.ly/2px6OG0
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