Events in Arts and Social Sciences

Cemore Seminar: By Duddon's Side with artist Nikki Pugh

Date: Thursday 27 April 2017, 12:30

Standing in a cold river for an hour, nervous explorations underground, scrubbing a handmade kayak and listening to a waterfall from the inside: just some of the things artist Nikki Pugh found herself doing over the last few months as she investigated landscape, history and memory in a picturesque river valley running along the border between Cumbria and Lancaster.

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UCREL CRS: Workshop on the Wmatrix corpus annotation and comparison tool

Date: Thursday 27 April 2017, 15:00

A special extended seminar: Paul Rayson (SCC, Lancaster University) will be running a two-hour workshop on the Wmatrix corpus annotation and comparison tool.

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I Exist Only as a Reflection: Theatre Performance, Translation Workshop and Dramaturgy Workshops

Date: Tuesday 02 May 2017, 09:00

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INALCO to give literary translation seminar in Lancaster

Date: Tuesday 02 May 2017, 12:00

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I Exist Only as a Reflection: Introductory Lecture and Translation Workshop

Date: Tuesday 02 May 2017, 13:30

An introductory lecture and translation workshop will be taking place during the afternoon of the 2nd May 2017.

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Professor Terry Eagleton Keynote Lecture: 'Dying Without a Fuss'

Date: Tuesday 02 May 2017, 14:00

Part of two day Religion and Literature Symposium on 'Observing Grief'.

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DisTex: Steve Oswald (University of Fribourg, Switzerland)

Date: Tuesday 02 May 2017, 16:00

This weeks DisTex talk will be delivered by Steve Oswald (University of Fribourg, Switzerland). Title TBA

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I Exist Only as a Reflection: Theatre Performance

Date: Tuesday 02 May 2017, 20:00

Performance at the Nuffield Theatre

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I Exist Only as a Reflection: Dramaturgy Workshop

Date: Wednesday 03 May 2017, 09:00

Maxi Blaha (actress), Verena Humer (dramaturg), Simon Raab (musician) and Penny Black (translator and president of the Dramaturgs’ Network) will present discussion stimuli and short position papers on dramaturgical considerations when creating I Exist Only as a Reflection.

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CILHR Seminar Series - 'The Shape of Contemporary War'

Date: Wednesday 03 May 2017, 12:00

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Seminar series - Ethical Placements? Under what Conditions can Educational Placements support Sustainable Development?

Date: Wednesday 03 May 2017, 12:30

The Seminar on Wednesday 3rd May 2017 will be presented by Professor Louise Ackers, University of Salford.

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Open PG Seminar 'Do Badgers Have Souls?' with Professor Terry Eagleton

Date: Wednesday 03 May 2017, 14:00

Terry Eagleton will be discussing his new book Materialisms (Yale UP)

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Humphry Davy Wikipedia Edit-a-thon

Date: Thursday 04 May 2017, 11:00

Much of Wikipedia’s information about Davy needs to be improved – and you can help us achieve this! Learn new skills and meet new people during our free Wikipedia edit-a-thon. We’ll train you in how to edit a Wikipedia page, give you all the information about Davy that you’ll need, and will even provide a free lunch. We can also give you a free certificate after the event. All you need to do is bring a computer.

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‘Colonialism and mental health in Albert Camus’ The Outsider’

Date: Thursday 04 May 2017, 12:00

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Humphry Davy- Public Talk & Workshop (Newcastle)

Date: Thursday 04 May 2017, 14:00

Professor Sharon Ruston will be giving a public talk on 'Letters and the Lamp: Sir Humphry Davy, 1778-1829' The talk will be followed by a workshop, led by Andrew Lacey.

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Culture, Society and Medicine seminar series: Ages and Stages: from research to public performance and beyond

Date: Friday 05 May 2017, 13:00

The 'Culture, Society and Medicine’ seminar series welcomes Dr Miriam Bernard, Professor of Social Gerontology, Keele University, England and Dr Jill Rezzano, Head of Education, the New Vic Theatre, North Staffordshire.

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Languages and Cultures at the Lancaster University Community Day

Date: Saturday 06 May 2017, 11:00

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Community Day 2017

Date: Saturday 06 May 2017, 11:00

Join the University on Saturday 6th May for a day of activities, including exhibitions, mini talks, hands-on activities, food and drink and live music and performance.

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Ethics in Criminological Research Conference

Date: Wednesday 10 May 2017, 10:30

Hosted by the Centre for Crime, Law and Justice in association with the British Society of Criminology.

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Seminar series - Gadamer: ‘the problem of method’

Date: Wednesday 10 May 2017, 12:30

The Seminar on Wednesday 10th May 2017 will be presented by Jon Nixon, Honorary Professor, Education University of Hong Kong, Honorary Senior Research Fellow within the Centre for Lifelong Learning Research and Development.

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A history library after the digital turn: What's next for AF Pollard's 'laboratory for history'?

Date: Thursday 11 May 2017, 17:00

Dr Matthew Shaw is the Librarian of the IHR

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DisTex: Metaphor and narrative in the experience of illness

Date: Monday 15 May 2017, 16:00

This weeks DisTex talk will be delivered by Elena Semino, on Metaphor and narrative in the experience of illness.

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‘life.death.theory’ a symposium with Professor Benoît Peeters

Date: Wednesday 17 May 2017, 12:00

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‘life.death.theory’ a symposium with Professor Benoît Peeters (author of Derrida. A Biography)

Date: Wednesday 17 May 2017, 12:00

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Sensory Research Colloquium

Date: Thursday 18 May 2017, 14:00

The Colloquium aims to increase mutual awareness and explore opportunities for sensory-related research with colleagues from across the university.

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The value of femininity and its implications for the lived experiences of young people’s cultural lives

Date: Thursday 18 May 2017, 16:30

How political is the act of expressing taste? How can taste cultures contribute to the reproduction of gender? In this paper I interrogate what femininity means for young people and how they engage with it.

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Open Senses Symposium

Date: Friday 19 May 2017, 15:00

Ian Heywood, Nick Dunn, Alan Marsden and Paul Coulton from LICA will be participating in the Open Senses Symposium taking place on the 19th May 2017.

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London Review of Books Prize Tutorials

Date: Wednesday 24 May 2017, 00:00

Competition details tba

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Lancaster University Ghana and the Richardson Institute of Lancaster University (UK) Joint Conference - CALL FOR PAPERS

Date: Wednesday 24 May 2017, 09:00

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CILHR Seminar Series - 'Environmental Rights in Marine Spaces: Dissonance and Materiality'

Date: Wednesday 24 May 2017, 12:00

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Geospatial innovation seminar

Date: Tuesday 30 May 2017, 17:00

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CILHR Seminar Series - 'BREXIT and Agriculture: Untangling a Gordian Knot?'

Date: Wednesday 31 May 2017, 12:00

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Campus Tour Extra 31st May 2017

Date: Wednesday 31 May 2017, 14:00

Our Campus Tour Extra, the newly-branded Campus Tour & Departmental Drop-in, follows an exciting itinerary designed to acquaint you with our friendly campus.

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Seminar series - 7.6.17 Awaiting title

Date: Wednesday 07 June 2017, 12:30

The Seminar on Wednesday 7th June 2017 will be presented by - awaiting presenter.

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International Visitors' Week 2017

Date: Monday 12 June 2017, 09:00

Our International Visitors' Week is taking place between 12th and 16th June 2017. Each of the Research Centres invites one or two International academics to spend the week with us here in Educational Research. Activities will include a one-day conference, seminars, and a Q&A session where you can ask questions face to face or via Moodle.

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CILHR Seminar Series - 'Indigenous Peoples and Land Rights'

Date: Wednesday 14 June 2017, 12:00

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Seminar series - 14.6.17 Awaiting title

Date: Wednesday 14 June 2017, 12:30

The Seminar on Wednesday 14th June 2017 will be presented by - awaiting presenter.

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Seminar series - 21.6.17 Awaiting title

Date: Wednesday 21 June 2017, 12:30

The Seminar on Wednesday 21st June 2017 will be presented by - awaiting presenter.

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Campus Tour Extra 21st June 2017

Date: Wednesday 21 June 2017, 14:00

Our Campus Tour Extra, the newly-branded Campus Tour & Departmental Drop-in, follows an exciting itinerary designed to acquaint you with our friendly campus.

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LAEL Postgraduate Conference 2017

Date: Monday 26 June 2017, 09:00

We are pleased to announce the 12th Lancaster University International Postgraduate Conference in Linguistics and Language Teaching which will take place at Lancaster University on Monday 26 June 2017.

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FASS Intellectual Party/Summer conference invitiation 2017

Date: Monday 26 June 2017, 15:10

This two day event runs from the 26th to 27th of June 2017 and is a fantastic opportunity to meet with research students from around the world, discuss your work in a friendly and encouraging environment and engage with some of Lancaster’s renowned academic staff. The Intellectual Party is more than just another conference – it combines academic challenge with a lot of fun as well!

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Geospatial Innovation Seminar

Date: Wednesday 28 June 2017, 17:00

Imogen Wegman (University of Tasmania) 'Pretended to the theory of farming' how a group of incompetents didn't make Little England in Van Diemen's Land

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Survival - Day Conference

Date: Monday 03 July 2017, 00:00

Plenary: Professor Ivan Callus (University of Malta) 'Surviving Criticism’.

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Conference on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights and Conflict Transformation

Date: Wednesday 05 July 2017, 12:00

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Lancaster Words

Date: Thursday 06 July 2017, 00:00

A three-day celebration of the written and spoken word. All events are now listed below with the prefix L_W. Headlining the festival will be PJ Harvey who will be in conversation with Poet Paul Muldoon. For more information please see the events below or our web page.

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L_W Telling in Full exhibition

Date: Thursday 06 July 2017, 09:00

An exhibition from a range of North West artists exploring the notion of creative translation; particularly the relationship between literature and the visual arts. As part of the Lancaster_Words celebration. Opening night is Thurs 6th July 7-8pm. Tickets must be booked via email.

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L_W Sleep and Sleeplessness in Jane Austen

Date: Thursday 06 July 2017, 13:00

As part of the Lancaster_Words celebration Dr Michael Greaney is giving a free talk on sleep in Jane Austen. Tickets to be booked through Eventbrite (click into event for link).

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L_W Creating Characters for the 21st Century Young Adult Novel

Date: Thursday 06 July 2017, 18:00

As part of the Lancaster_Words celebration Danielle Jawando, Pete Kalu and Tariq Mehmood will discuss how to invent characters and plots that are truly diverse. Tickets to be booked through Eventbrite (click into event for link).

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L_W Religion and literature: Run Away Tales: Reading the Parable of the Prodigal

Date: Thursday 06 July 2017, 18:00

As part of the Lancaster_Words celebration Dr Mark Knight leads a discussion on religion and literature. The event will feature speakers: Jenn Ashworth, Karl Moller and Andrew Tate. Tickets to be booked through Eventbrite (click into event for link)

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L_W PJ Harvey and Paul Muldoon – A Conversation

Date: Thursday 06 July 2017, 20:00

As part of the Lancaster_Words celebration PJ Harvey and Paul Muldoon will be in conversation. The two will read from their poetry and explore its relationship to song lyrics. Tickets to be ordered via Lancaster Arts (click into event for link)

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L_W Women in White: a Cultural History of the White Dress in Gothic Literature and Film

Date: Friday 07 July 2017, 13:00

As part of the Lancaster_Words celebration Dr Catherine Spooner gives a free talk on the white dress in gothic literature and film. Tickets to be booked through Eventbrite (click into event for link).

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L_W Short Film Competition Screening

Date: Friday 07 July 2017, 18:00

As part of the Lancaster_Words celebration Winners of the Short Film Competition will be screened. Tickets are free but must be booked through Eventbrite (click into event for link)

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L_W In Conversation with Ian Martin

Date: Friday 07 July 2017, 19:00

As part of the Lancaster_Words celebration Emmy Award-winning comedy writer, Ian Martin, talks about his career writing for series such as Veep and The Thick of It. Tickets are free but must be booked through Eventbrite (click into event for link)

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L_W New Writers’ Showcase

Date: Friday 07 July 2017, 20:30

As part of the Lancaster_Words celebration up and coming writers from Lancaster University’s Creative Writing programme will be performing their work. Tickets are free but must be booked through Eventbrite (click into event for link)

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L_W Open Mic Night: Live night of spoken word poetry and prose

Date: Friday 07 July 2017, 21:30

As part of the Lancaster_Words celebration a lively night of spoken word poetry and prose featuring writers and poets from around the globe. Tickets are free but must be booked through Eventbrite (click into event for link)

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L_W Underwater Beasts: Sarah Hymas book making event

Date: Saturday 08 July 2017, 11:00

As part of the Lancaster_Words celebration we are running a creative writing and book-making workshop for 7-10 year olds (and their adult) with Sarah Hymas. Tickets are free but must be booked through Eventbrite (click into event for link)

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L_W Stories 2 Connect - Supported by Melvin Burgess

Date: Saturday 08 July 2017, 12:00

Stories of resilience and transformation created collaboratively with disadvantaged young people in Lancashire, as part of the Lancaster_Words celebration. Tickets are free but must be booked through Eventbrite (click into event for link)

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L_W Zen Cho

Date: Saturday 08 July 2017, 13:00

As part of the Lancaster_Words celebration British Fantasy Award and Crawford Award winner, Zen Cho will be reading from her historical fantasy novel, Sorcerer to the Crown. Tickets are free but must be booked through Eventbrite (click into event for link)

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L_W Breaking the language: shameless multilingual authors

Date: Saturday 08 July 2017, 13:00

As part of the Lancaster_Words celebration a group of authors will discuss the (ab)use they inflect upon language, share their experience of living surrounded by different languages and how this has affected their creative process. Tickets are free but must be booked through Eventbrite (click into event for link)

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L_W Graphic Novels Panel

Date: Saturday 08 July 2017, 14:00

As part of the Lancaster_Words celebration a panel with three local comic book creators discussing the medium. Tickets are free but must be booked through Eventbrite (click into event for link)

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L_W The Good Immigrant

Date: Saturday 08 July 2017, 15:00

As part of the Lancaster_Words celebration journalist Coco Khan reads her work and discusses the anthology, The Good Immigrant. Tickets are free but must be booked through Eventbrite (click into event for link)

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L_W Sir Gawain and the Green Knight

Date: Saturday 08 July 2017, 18:00

As part of the Lancaster_Words celebration a performance and reading from the famous Arthurian romance in both the original Middle English and contemporary English – and all in the atmospheric tower of Lancaster Castle. Tickets are free but must be booked through Eventbrite (click into event for link)

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L_W Three Writers in Conversation: Jenn Ashworth, Jo Baker & Carol Birch

Date: Saturday 08 July 2017, 18:00

As part of the Lancaster_Words celebration three Lancaster-based writers – Jenn Ashworth, Jo Baker and Jo Baker – will be talking about their work within the context of the North West. Tickets are free but must be booked through Eventbrite (click into event for link)

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L_W Cake Launch

Date: Saturday 08 July 2017, 20:00

As part of the Lancaster_Words celebration there will be a Special Edition of the journal CAKE. The launch night will feature 2-3 engaging readings and wine and soft drinks. Tickets are free but must be booked through Eventbrite (click into event for link)

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L_W The Paul Muldoon interview

Date: Saturday 08 July 2017, 20:30

As part of the Lancaster_Words celebration will conclude with Pulitzer Prize-winning poet, Paul Muldoon, in conversation with fellow poet, Eoghan Walls. Tickets are free but must be booked through Eventbrite (click into event for link)

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Annual Meeting of the Society for Social Studies of Science (4S)

Date: Wednesday 30 August 2017, 00:00

If sensibility is the ability to grasp and to respond, how might we articulate the (in)sensibilities of contemporary technoscience?

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AMLaP (Architectures and Mechanisms of Language Processing)

Date: Thursday 07 September 2017, 09:00

We are pleased to announce that the 23rd edition of AMLaP will be hosted at Lancaster University, September 7-9, 2017. AMLaP (Architectures and Mechanisms of Language Processing) is the leading European conference in psycholinguistics.

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Mobile Utopia: Pasts, Presents, Futures

Date: Thursday 02 November 2017, 00:00

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