Events in Arts and Social Sciences

Fractured Affection: Solo Exhibition by Young Maeng

Date: Friday 27 April 2018, 11:00

Young’s new project, Fractured Affection, explores questions about your reaction when an object you hold dear is broken, or a strongly held belief betrays you.

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Survey of of London Whitechapel: Writing East London's Histories Online

Date: Friday 27 April 2018, 14:00

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Fractured Affection: Solo Exhibition by Young Maeng

Date: Saturday 28 April 2018, 11:00

Young’s new project, Fractured Affection, explores questions about your reaction when an object you hold dear is broken, or a strongly held belief betrays you.

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LRDG: The impact of pluralistic approaches to EFL education on language learning processes and learners’ identity construction

Date: Tuesday 01 May 2018, 13:00

This weeks LRDG talk will be by Euline Cutrim Schmid, University of Education Schwaebisch Gmuend, who will talk about: The impact of pluralistic approaches to EFL education on language learning processes and learners’ identity construction

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SLLAT: Evaluating the effectiveness of Data-driven learning in the context of Italian L2 learning and teaching

Date: Wednesday 02 May 2018, 12:00

This SLLAT talk will be delivered by Luciana Forti (Perugia) on 'Evaluating the effectiveness of Data-driven learning in the context of Italian L2 learning and teaching'.

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Seminar series - The Gender Politics of Women Academics in the UK and Portugal

Date: Wednesday 02 May 2018, 12:30

This seminar will be presented by Professor Rosemary Deem, Vice-Principal (Teaching Innovation; Equality & Diversity) & Dean of the Doctoral School & Professor of Higher Education Management, Royal Holloway, University of London.

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Research in Psychology in palliative care: reflection and methodological issues

Date: Wednesday 02 May 2018, 16:00

Part of the International Observatory on End of Life Care Research Seminar Series, Dr Limonero will be visiting Lancaster University as part of his commitment under the EU student exchange programme ERASMUS+ and presenting his reflections on research in psychology in palliative care.

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Researching religion through nurturing inter-subjectivity

Date: Wednesday 02 May 2018, 16:00

This paper calls for a return to a basic ethnographic practice of drawing close to those we engage with in fieldwork. In contrast to a traditional anthropological caution against ‘going native’, I urge researchers to consider methods of increasing sensitivity to the native position. I identify and discuss skills I have found useful to enhance good scholarship through cultivating the researcher’s subjectivity in relation to research participants. The paper builds on my recent ethnography: Religious Lives of Older Laywomen: the Last Active Anglican Generation. Oxford and New York: Oxford University Press 2017.

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Terry Eagleton @ Lancaster Priory

Date: Wednesday 02 May 2018, 19:30

The Lancaster Literary Sermon. Followed by drinks reception

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Professor Terry Eagleton: ‘Death, Tragedy and The Sacred'

Date: Wednesday 02 May 2018, 19:30

Public Lecture in Lancaster Priory with Professor Terry Eagleton, Distinguished Professor of English Literature, University of Lancaster, formerly Thomas Warton Professor of English Literature at the University of Oxford, and author, most recently, of Radical Sacrifice (Yale UP).

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Fractured Affection: Solo Exhibition by Young Maeng

Date: Thursday 03 May 2018, 17:00

Young’s new project, Fractured Affection, explores questions about your reaction when an object you hold dear is broken, or a strongly held belief betrays you.

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Fractured Affection: Solo Exhibition by Young Maeng

Date: Friday 04 May 2018, 11:00

Young’s new project, Fractured Affection, explores questions about your reaction when an object you hold dear is broken, or a strongly held belief betrays you.

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Fractured Affection: Solo Exhibition by Young Maeng

Date: Saturday 05 May 2018, 11:00

Young’s new project, Fractured Affection, explores questions about your reaction when an object you hold dear is broken, or a strongly held belief betrays you.

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LRDG: Japanese Students’ Agency in Constructing NEST-led Classes: A Case Study

Date: Tuesday 08 May 2018, 13:00

This weeks LRDG talk will be by Diane Potts and Bunya Suzuki, who will talk about: Japanese Students’ Agency in Constructing NEST-led Classes: A Case Study

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Benoît Peeters Open PG Creative Writing Masterclass

Date: Tuesday 08 May 2018, 14:00

‘Writing Lives’

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Benoît Peeters Symposium ‘Science Fiction and the Graphic Novel’

Date: Wednesday 09 May 2018, 00:00

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Military Lives and Transformative Experiences: Roundtable

Date: Wednesday 09 May 2018, 16:00

Military Lives and Transformative Experiences is an interdisciplinary project run by Liz Brewester (Faculty of Health and Medicine) and Sam Clark (Department of Politics, Philosophy, and Religion). It is supported by the MOD’s Aged Veterans Fund via the Royal British Legion. The project employs a research assistant, Brigit McWade. We use a combination of qualitative interviews, workshops, and philosophical argument to investigate: (1) the therapeutic benefits of autobiographical storytelling for military veterans; and (2) the applicability of the philosophies of autobiography and of well-being to veterans’ lives. We aim both at understanding the nature of martial lives in time, and at interventions to improve the lives of veterans. In this round table, Liz, Sam, and Brigit present and offer for discussion some of our work and thinking so far.

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Re-thinking refugee youths' educational aspirations: A global south perspective

Date: Wednesday 09 May 2018, 16:00

A number of studies have been done on education; access, transition, throughput, and of late, work on educational aspirations is growing. This presentation is based on conversations with refugee youth in South Africa about their higher educational aspirations.

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Culture, Society and Medicine Series, Prof Margrit Shildrich

Date: Friday 11 May 2018, 13:00

Part of the Culture, Society and Medicine Seminar Series.

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Medicine, Culture and Society series: Spectral life: negotiating anxiety in heart transplantation

Date: Friday 11 May 2018, 13:00

Medicine, Culture and Society series talk by Prof Margrit Shildrick (Guest Professor of Gender and Knowledge Production, Stockholm University) on "Spectral life: negotiating anxiety in heart transplantation"

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North West CI Dragon Boat Race 2018

Date: Saturday 12 May 2018, 11:00

Lancaster University Confucius Institute will be sending a team to compete in an Annual Dragon Boat Race this 12th May. Register to be part of the rowing team by 24th March by emailing ci@lancaster.ac.uk. The annual set of races are held to celebrate the traditional Chinese Dragon Boat Festival and include teams from five universities in the region.

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SLLAT: Reading Comprehension of 11-year-old EFL students and the medium of presentation: paper versus animated e-books

Date: Wednesday 16 May 2018, 12:00

This SLLAT talk will be delivered by Karmen Pižorn (Llubljana) on 'Reading Comprehension of 11-year-old EFL students and the medium of presentation: paper versus animated e-books'.

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Residential Segregation in early modern Copenhagen

Date: Wednesday 16 May 2018, 14:00

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Ethical neighbours? Jewish encounters in the secular city

Date: Wednesday 16 May 2018, 16:00

Ruth Sheldon Dangoor Research Fellow, Department of Psychosocial Studies, Birkbeck, University of London Ethical neighbours? Jewish encounters in the secular city Abstract: TBC

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Paul Muldoon UG lecture‘My Writing, 2’

Date: Thursday 17 May 2018, 13:00

A undergraduate lecture by Paul Muldoon

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Paul Muldoon, ‘‘How to foster “wise passiveness”’ Open Postgraduate Poetry Workshop

Date: Thursday 17 May 2018, 15:00

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Paul Muldoon Public Reading

Date: Friday 18 May 2018, 19:30

Free event- tickets need to be registered via Eventbrite (search Paul Muldoon) Followed by drinks reception

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With Muldoon – A Symposium On and With Paul Muldoon

Date: Saturday 19 May 2018, 10:00

Free event- tickets need to be registered via Eventbrite (search Paul Muldoon) Keynotes: Professors Steph Burt (Harvard) and Clair Wills (Princeton)

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‘The Critical Subject’ Symposium

Date: Wednesday 23 May 2018, 12:00

This symposium will explore the possibilities that exist for critical writing to engage with a variety of forms and genres: essayism, fiction, dramatic dialogue and creative translation to name a few. It will seek to redefine the gap between theoretical and creative writing as a space for new critical and theoretical intervention.

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Conceptualising Religion in Political Conflicts: the case of the Russian-Ukrainian Crisis

Date: Wednesday 23 May 2018, 16:00

The paper contributes to the debates on the role of religion in contemporary political conflicts by focusing on the ongoing Russian-Ukrainian crisis. It suggests that we need more inclusive and sophisticated conceptualisations of religion beyond its institutional expressions to capture a variety of ways in which its multifaceted manifestations can be significant factors in these conflicts. It also calls for returning to Durkheim’s legacy of conceptualising the 'sacred' that, considering the current changes in religion, can no longer be seen as embodied in religious institutions.

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Co-design for Health and Wealth : bid writing workshops

Date: Wednesday 30 May 2018, 09:00

This is an invitation to attend one or a number of workshop events to enable the formation of collaborations and bid applications in the area of health, wellbeing and prosperity with a general focus on the Blackburn area. Funded by Lancaster University through its Strategic HEIF fund, we want to create a ‘bloom’ of new projects and funding in this area.

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SLLAT: Investigating peer interaction in computer supported collaborative L2 writing. An eye-tracking and stimulated recall study

Date: Wednesday 30 May 2018, 12:00

This SLLAT talk will be delivered by Laura Stiefenhofer (LAEL) on 'Investigating peer interaction in computer supported collaborative L2 writing. An eye-tracking and stimulated recall study'.

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Seminar series - 30.5.18 CANCELLED

Date: Wednesday 30 May 2018, 12:30

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Putting Satan at the Center of Contemporary Global Christianity

Date: Wednesday 30 May 2018, 16:00

In this seminar, I will lay out the first chapter of my book-in-progress, Blame Satan: Spiritual Warfare and Contemporary Global Christianity. I will first describe scenes from my research field: Brazil, Nigeria and the United States, the world’s three most evangelical countries. I will then explain the significance of contemporary global Christianity, tackling the challenge of defining it and identifying the problems with the terms we use (Pentecostal, evangelical, charismatic, etc.). Next, I will argue that the best way to define the new global Christianity is to put Satan at the center, because it is the focus on spiritual warfare — the omnipresent, ongoing battle between God and the Devil — that is the common thread across churches and countries. Finally, I will address the significance of this argument for understanding the secular, the material, and the transcendent. As I am writing this book for a broad scholarly audience, I encourage non-specialists to attend.

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Seminar series - 6.6.18 title tbc

Date: Wednesday 06 June 2018, 12:30

The seminar on Wednesday 6th June 2018 will be presented by Professor Don Passey, Department of Educational Research, Lancaster University.

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Bridging Beliefs and Practices: religious belief held as an artefact

Date: Wednesday 06 June 2018, 16:00

In contemporary study of religion there is a gap between research of religious beliefs, on the one hand, and investigation of religious practices, on the other. The former is investigated in philosophy of religion, while the latter is investigated in religious anthropology, ethnology and other empirical disciplines. The investigations cease to study any link between religious beliefs and religious practices. In this talk I will strive to bridge this gap on an example of doctrinal belief. Doctrinal belief poses a puzzle: on the one hand, philosophy and theology often deem knowing it essential for belonging to religious traditions. On the other hand, empirical facts as theological incorrectness and disinterest of common believers in the content of doctrines show that people often do not understand the content of doctrines and do not care about getting it right. How can we understand the role doctrines play in lived religion? As I will show, in lived religion doctrine is often treated as a sacred artefact (for example, as an icon). It is held without proper understanding of its propositional contents, but with a reverence and a strong adherence to them. Thus, what is considered to belong to the domain of mental states and their propositional content (doctrinal belief), in lived religion is treated similarly to a material object of religious practice.

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Staying with Speculation: Natures, Futures, Politics Knowledge Exchange Symposium 13 & 14th June 2018, Lancaster University

Date: Wednesday 13 June 2018, 09:00

In the past decade, speculation has become an increasingly widespread concept in disciplines across the sciences, arts and humanities. Its applications are as diverse as designing urban futures, studying geological phenomena and imagining future participatory politics. That speculative methods and practices often place importance on unpredictability would seem to make the approach unattractive to planning and design. However, speculation is increasingly deployed in shaping environments, policies, cultures and products in direct ways. As a consequence, there is growing interest in disparate, but often overlapping, conceptual, theoretical and practical elements of speculative research methods. As this cross-disciplinary pool of research about speculation grows, questions emerge about its potential, as well as its concrete ramifications.

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SLLAT: An impact of students’ interpersonal relationships on their opportunities for language development in an EAL classroom in Thailand

Date: Wednesday 13 June 2018, 12:00

This SLLAT talk will be delivered by Chongrak Sitthirak (LAEL) on 'An impact of students’ interpersonal relationships on their opportunities for language development in an EAL classroom in Thailand'.

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Seminar series - 13.6.18 title tbc

Date: Wednesday 13 June 2018, 12:30

The seminar on Wednesday 13th June 2018 will be presented by Dr Niall Winters, Associate Professor of Learning and New Technologies, Department of Education, University of Oxford.

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Seminar series - 20.6.18 title tbc

Date: Wednesday 20 June 2018, 12:30

The seminar on Wednesday 20th June 2018 will be presented by Chris Marlow, Department of Educational Research, Lancaster University.

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Lancaster Summer Schools In Corpus Linguistics

Date: Monday 25 June 2018, 09:00

CASS is pleased to offer three free training events that cover the techniques of corpus linguistics and their application in three different areas.

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Making Sense of Coercive Control Conference

Date: Wednesday 27 June 2018, 10:30

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Intellectual Party/Summer Conference

Date: Monday 02 July 2018, 09:00

Lancaster’s Intellectual Party/Summer Conference 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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Students & Teachers English Language Workshop

Date: Monday 02 July 2018, 11:00

How can corpora, large electronic collections of language samples, make your teaching of English language even better? What can your students themselves do with corpora to study, say, language and gender? These are some of the questions that will be answered in the one-day workshop we are organising for Sixth Formers and their teachers.

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Borders and Boundaries 2018: Debating the limits and possibilities of Education

Date: Tuesday 03 July 2018, 09:30

The Department of Educational Research invite international speakers every summer, and this year we are opening the event up to invite critical interdisciplinary scholars to engage in a range of events which bring together our three research centres. This year’s theme is Borders and Boundaries, which will be unpacked by our internationally renowned speakers and a programme of conference presentations on July 3rd and 4th at Lancaster University.

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LAEL Postgraduate Conference 2018

Date: Thursday 12 July 2018, 09:00

We are pleased to announce the 13th Lancaster University International Postgraduate Conference in Linguistics and Language Teaching which will take place at Lancaster University on Thursday, 12 July 2018.

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Language Testing at Lancaster Course

Date: Monday 16 July 2018, 09:00

The Language Testing at Lancaster (LTL) course is for those individuals or teams whose work or personal interests involve them in language test construction and development at the local or national level.

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Chinese Summer School (Week 1)

Date: Monday 23 July 2018, 09:30

Chinese Summer School for young learners, with little or no prior knowledge of Mandarin and Chinese culture, introduces Chinese culture and basic Chinese language through lessons, songs, crafts and playing games.

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Chinese Summer School (Week 2)

Date: Monday 30 July 2018, 09:30

Chinese Summer School for young learners, with little or no prior knowledge of Mandarin and Chinese culture, introduces Chinese culture and basic Chinese language through lessons, songs, crafts and playing games.

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Representing Pain: Narrative & Fragments - A symposium at Lancaster University

Date: Friday 17 August 2018, 09:00

The Symposium is part of the AHRC-funded research network Translating Chronic Pain, which is exploring challenges pain experience poses to traditional narrative representation, and the value of rethinking narrativity or embracing unconventional or fragmentary narrative forms. The symposium will explore broad debates around narrativity in medical humanities, the potential of short-form narration or unconventional forms of illness narration, the positivity imperative in illness narration, challenges of chronic pain representation, and the way ‘entanglements’ with fields such as disability studies or trauma theory may enrich critical medical humanities approaches to these questions.

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Lancaster Disability Studies Conference 2018

Date: Tuesday 11 September 2018, 10:00

The Lancaster Disability Studies conference brings together researchers, practitioners, policy makers and activists from around the world, to share and debate research, ideas and developments in disability studies.

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ASMCF Annual Conference 2018: New Forms of Expression in the French and Francophone Worlds

Date: Thursday 13 September 2018, 09:00

The 2018 annual conference of the Association for the Study of Modern and Contemporary France (ASMCF) will take place at Lancaster University from 13-14 September 2018.

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