6pm on Thursday 5 November.
Birkbeck students and staff are invited to join the virtual audience for the 2020 annual Cumberland Lodge Dialogue, Arts and the Union, taking place on Zoom from 6pm on Thursday 5 November.
In partnership with Goodenough College, London, this public panel discussion examines the cultural bonds that unite the UK’s four nations and the role that the arts can play in building social cohesion across the British Isles. The panellists will explore topics such as: how national identities are expressed within the rich artistic heritage of the UK; the role of the arts in building bridges within and across communities; and how the power of the arts might be harnessed to bring the four nations closer together.
Dear Members and Contacts of the Birkbeck Graduate Research
We are delighted to share with you a call for papers for our
interdisciplinary AHRC Midlands4Cities-funded virtual seminar series, ‘Culture,
Things, and Empire’. We will be hosting 5 online Zoom seminars (20-minute
papers and 40 minutes of discussion) and 1 masterclass for all registered
participants surrounding issues and themes such as race, gender, class, and
materiality in the fields of imperial, colonial and global studies. The series
will take place between November 2020 and April 2021. Registration to attend
the seminars will also open soon here: https://culturethingsempire.wordpress.com/
Please see the attached document for more details or email: email@example.com.
Please visit our website: https://culturethingsempire.wordpress.com/ and
follow us on twitter @CTEseminars for
more immediate updates.
Deadline for abstracts: 19 October 2020, 5pm.
(Registration to attend the seminars will open soon on our
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Annual Postgraduate Training Event by the UoL Screen Studies Group, co-funded by CHASE and LAHP
23rd and 24th October & 20th November
Day 1: Friday 23 October, 14:00-20:00
Day 2: Saturday 24 October, 10:00-13:00
Day 3: Friday 20 November 14:00-17:00
Register on Eventbrite
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Creative writers teach in schools, universities and the community, on retreats, in theatres and in workshops. Teaching is often a key part of a writer’s career, and there are rich possibilities creative arts education across a huge range of contexts. But how do you teach creative writing? Can you? This series offers anyone considering teaching creative writing as part of their career development the opportunity to look in detail at the theory and practice of creative writing pedagogy in a variety of institutional and community settings.
The series will address the historical principles and contemporary critiques of creative writing pedagogy, and how these are responding to wider institutional and societal developments. It will consider in detail the theory and practice of employing these pedagogical skills both within and outside higher education. Attendees will be invited to reflect on future possibilities and challenges for the development of creative writing teaching, enabling a deeper awareness and knowledge of creative writing as a subject of study, a future career, and a creative practice.
Students are not expected to attend all the sessions, but the series has been designed to allow for an arc of learning from theoretical principles to practical engagement.
The sessions will take place online via Microsoft Teams, once a month for the 2020/21 academic year.
You can sign up for individual sessions using the links below:
13 October | 1100-1200 | Creative writing pedagogy: past, present and future
25 November | 1430-1745 | Pedagogy in practice: fiction, non-fiction, poetry, screenwriting
3 December | 1100-1230 | Can you teach creative writing? Theory and practice of the creative writing workshop
19 January 2021 | 1100-1230 | Decolonisation and inclusivity in creative writing
9 February 2021 | 1100-1230 | Show don’t tell: feminist pedagogy in the creative writing classroom
9 March 2021 | 1100-1230 | Writing in the Community
Starting in academic year 2020-21, the Birkbeck Institute for Social Research is funding an Experimental Collective on Urban Intersections. This new research grouping will bring together scholars from across Birkbeck doing urban research, including postgraduate taught and research students. Through a diverse programme of activities (see below), the Experimental Collective aims to incubate joint research collaborations, provide research training, raise the public profile of urban and social research at Birkbeck, and build up the capacity for a more permanent urban research centre or institute at Birkbeck in the future.
Urban Intersections series
Towards these aims, in the coming year the Urban Intersections Experimental Collective will host (remotely, as necessary): an Urban Intersections series which may include research seminars, engagements with visiting practitioners, film screenings, focused reading discussions and (virtual) field visits; two Research Methodologies Workshops; and an end-of-year Public Research Colloquium.
We are currently seeking expressions of interest from our community of doctoral researchers to be involved in this exciting new initiative.
Steering committee members sought
In the first instance, we would like to solicit expressions of interest for up to three Birkbeck doctoral students to join our Steering Committee. Members of the Steering Committee would help shape the overall direction of the Experimental Collective and would also help to organise or potentially lead on some of its events and activities.
We would also welcome expressions of interest from Birkbeck doctoral research students who have excellent ideas for urban-related research events that they would like to organise with the Urban Intersections annual programme.
Expressions of interest
of Interest should include your:
- Area of research (1 sentence)
- Stage of doctoral studies (e.g. first year, upgraded to PhD, writing up)
- A short statement (max. 200 words) outlining how you would like to contribute to the Urban Intersections Experimental Collective (e.g. whether you would like to volunteer to be on the Steering Committee, lead on a specific event idea you have, or both).
Expressions of Interest should be sent to Dr Scott Rodgers no later than 16 October 2020.