Events in Arts and Social Sciences

Cemore Mobilities Research Colloquium: Becoming a Passenger

Date: Tuesday 20 November 2018, 14:30

PhD students, staff and visitors are all invited to attend this Cemore Research Colloquium. The presenter will be one of our visiting PhD students from Aalborg University, Denmark, Andrea Victoria Hernandez Bueno. She will discuss work in progress on the theme ‘Becoming a Passenger’.

Learn More

Open Seminar- 'On Distraction: Barthes and Benjamin'

Date: Wednesday 21 November 2018, 13:00

Professor Michael Wood (Princeton)

Learn More

Postgraduate Open Day

Date: Wednesday 21 November 2018, 14:00

Postgraduate study can be a great opportunity to change direction. For a chance to speak with academics, and see where a Lancaster postgraduate degree could take you, book on our Open Day.

Learn More

Sectarianism, Proxies and De-Sectarianisation: An exploration of the impact of the rivalry between Saudi Arabia and Iran on the contemporary Middle East.

Date: Wednesday 21 November 2018, 16:00

Simon Mabon,1 Rahaf AlDoughli1 Edward Wastnidge2 1 Department of Politics, Philosophy and Religion, Lancaster University 2 Department of Politics and International Studies, The Open University

Learn More

The Culture, Medicine and Society Seminar Series: Dariusz Galasinski

Date: Friday 23 November 2018, 14:00

Professor of Discourse and Cultural Studies, University of Wolverhampton’. Professor Galasinski is a linguist (discourse analysis) currently interested in discursively constructed experience of mental illness, suicide attempts, and organ donation. Blog: http://dariuszgalasinski.com/blog/. Twitter: @d_galasinski

Learn More

Socialising Nitrogen

Date: Tuesday 27 November 2018, 09:30

This workshop brings together a diverse group of scholars from across the social sciences and humanities to query the questions: what is nitrogen? In what ways is it made visible by scientific methods and knowledges, or perceptible ecological interactions? How does it interact with broader ecological and cultural communities, and what is its role in shaping and co-constituting societies?What relationships does nitrogen have with others,and how can we better understand its cultural,ethical, affectual and aesthetic interactions — in other words, its social life?

Learn More

CILHR Seminar Series: Dr Ioana Cismas

Date: Wednesday 28 November 2018, 12:00

Learn More

Open Seminar- 'Literature and Religion'

Date: Wednesday 28 November 2018, 14:30

Professor Colin Jager (Visiting Leverhulme Professor)

Learn More

War, Peace, and Schooling: Armistice commemoration in Britain in the late 1930s

Date: Wednesday 28 November 2018, 16:00

Susannah Wright School of Education, Oxford Brookes University

Learn More

'Trust and Betrayal in Aphra Behn's Oroonoko' Open Lecture by Professor Helen Wilcox (Bangor)

Date: Wednesday 28 November 2018, 17:00

Learn More

Stories at the Storey - Myths

Date: Thursday 29 November 2018, 19:00

Monthly open-mic storytelling event.

Learn More

Sacrifice, Symposium

Date: Friday 30 November 2018, 09:00

Featuring Professor Terry Eagleton. Further details to be published.

Learn More

Visiting Writer Series - Damian Barr

Date: Tuesday 04 December 2018, 18:00

Join award-winning writer and columnist, Damian Barr, for a evening of conversation about his writing and work. Event is free, registration via Eventbrite.

Learn More

Frankenreads

Date: Tuesday 04 December 2018, 18:00

All-day live reading of Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein on Halloween (Wednesday 31st October). As part of the https://frankenreads.org/ project we shall we reading the novel aloud from 9am to 8pm, in the Department student mixing bay. Feel free to bring friends, dress up, bring Frankenstein-related bakes, and be prepared to read and listen to others reading! We will live stream some of the event and skype other institutions who are also reading the novel.

Learn More

CILHR Seminar Series: Dr Kasey McCall-Smith

Date: Wednesday 05 December 2018, 12:00

Learn More

CILHR Seminar Series: Roundtable discussion

Date: Wednesday 05 December 2018, 12:00

Learn More

Reading the Papers: Informal Lunchtime discussion of recent articles

Date: Wednesday 05 December 2018, 12:00

Join Dr Joanna Kostka for a discussion on her recent research. No need to read the papers in advance. All students and staff are welcome.

Learn More

Seminar series - Stefan de Jong, University of Manchester, title tbc

Date: Wednesday 05 December 2018, 12:30

This seminar will be presented by Dr Stefan de Jong, Manchester Institute of Innovation Research, University of Manchester.

Learn More

bhīṣmo vasūnām anyatamaḥ": Establishing Bhīṣma as one of the Vasus in the Mahābhārata

Date: Wednesday 05 December 2018, 16:00

Zuzana Špiková Charles University, Prague

Learn More

Centre for Law and Society Roundtable - The Meaning of Coercion

Date: Tuesday 11 December 2018, 13:30

Learn More

Reading the Papers: Informal Lunchtime discussion of recent articles

Date: Wednesday 12 December 2018, 12:00

Join Prof. Karen Broadhurst and Dr Laura Wood for a discussion on their recent research Dr Laura Wood: Impact of punitive immigration policies, parent-child separation and child detention on the mental health and development of children Professor Karen Broadhurst: Where is my family? The cross Border placement of children. No need to read the papers in advance. All students and staff are welcome.

Learn More

CILHR Seminar Series: Book Launch and Memorial Event

Date: Friday 14 December 2018, 17:00

Learn More

Witchcraft and Human Rights: Past, Present, Future Perspectives - conference

Date: Thursday 10 January 2019, 09:00

Lancaster University, 10-11 January 2019

Learn More

The Hope Seminar

Date: Monday 14 January 2019, 19:30

Professor Terry Eagleton, Dr Anderson Jeremiah, Dr Jo Carruthers

Learn More

Open Seminar- 'Why do we Laugh? On Humour'

Date: Tuesday 15 January 2019, 11:00

Professor Terry Eagleton

Learn More

'The Crucifixion' Beginning to End Seminar (4 of 6)

Date: Wednesday 16 January 2019, 14:30

Professor Terry Eagleton and Professor Arthur Bradley

Learn More

W.B. Yeats, 80 Years On, Public Lecture

Date: Monday 28 January 2019, 19:30

Public lecture by Professor Paul Muldoon, followed by drinks reception. Tickets to be registered via EventBrite (will be made available nearer the time)

Learn More

Visiting Writer Series - Amy Blakemore

Date: Tuesday 29 January 2019, 18:00

Join award-winning poet, Amy Blakemore, for a evening of conversation about her writing and work.

Learn More

Reading the Papers: Informal Lunchtime discussion of recent articles

Date: Wednesday 30 January 2019, 12:00

Join Dr Nicola Spurling for a discussion on her recent research: Matters of time: Materiality and the changing temporal organisation of everyday energy consumption No need to read the papers in advance. All students and staff are welcome.

Learn More

Paul Muldoon Open Poetry Workshop

Date: Wednesday 30 January 2019, 14:00

Opportunity for up to 10 students, UG or PG, to bring short poem that they are working on, and to then workshop with feedback from Paul Muldoon.

Learn More

Gothic and Comics Seminar- Graphic Gothic

Date: Monday 04 February 2019, 14:30

Benoit Peeters leads Open Discussion. Time and venue to be confirmed.

Learn More

Open Seminar- 'Reading Paris'

Date: Wednesday 06 February 2019, 14:30

Professor Benoit Peeters and Dr Carlos Lopez-Galviz (ISF)

Learn More

Visiting Writer Series - Rosie Garland

Date: Tuesday 26 February 2019, 18:00

Rosie Garland is a novelist, poet and singer with post-punk band The March Violets. Join us for a evening of conversation about her writing and work.

Learn More

Open Seminar- Mary Shelly's Frankenstein

Date: Wednesday 27 February 2019, 14:30

Professor Angela Wright (Sheffield)

Learn More

The Culture, Medicine and Society Seminar Series: ‘Sleeping Then and Now’.

Date: Friday 01 March 2019, 13:00

Professor of English Literature, Cardiff University. Professor Willis’s research focuses on literature, science and medicine, 1800 to the present. Most recently he has published Staging Science: Scientific Performance on Street, Stage and Screen (Palgrave, 2016), Literature and Science (Palgrave, 2015) and Vision, Science and Literature, 1870-1920: Ocular Horizons (Pickering & Chatto, 2011). His present research focuses on representations of trance states, and especially the nature and condition of sleep, in literature, art and the sciences from the early nineteenth century to the present.

Learn More

The Culture, Medicine and Society Seminar Series: Dr. Donna McCormack 'it’s not that the ghosts don’t exist': How Embodied Hauntings Disrupt the Assumed Division between Life and Death

Date: Friday 01 March 2019, 13:00

AHRC Leadership Fellow, Lecturer in English Literature, University of Surrey. Dr McCormack is currently the coordinator of the Nordic Network for Gender, Body, Health: http://www.uib.no/en/rg/genbod; the co-founder and a steering committee member of the Monster Network: https://promisesofmonsters.wordpress.com/about/; and the principal investigator on the project Disability, Arts and Health, which is funded by the Nordic Culture Fund. She is also a co-investigator on the project The Embodied Self, Health and Emerging Technologies, which is funded by the Swedish Research Council.

Learn More

Open Seminar, Professor Katherine Craik (Oxford Brookes)

Date: Wednesday 08 May 2019, 14:30

Title TBC

Learn More

Paul Muldoon Open Poetry Workshop

Date: Tuesday 14 May 2019, 11:00

Opportunity for up to 10 students, UG or PG, to bring short poem that they are working on, and to then workshop with feedback from Paul Muldoon.

Learn More

Paul Muldoon & Students - Live!

Date: Tuesday 14 May 2019, 19:30

Public Reading by Professor Paul Muldoon, followed by drinks reception. Tickets to be registered via EventBrite (will be made available nearer the time)

Learn More

Open Seminar- 'Reading Literature'

Date: Wednesday 15 May 2019, 14:00

with Professor Paul Muldoon

Learn More

Benoit Peeters Open Graphic Novel Workshop

Date: Tuesday 21 May 2019, 14:00

Opportunity for up to 10 students, UG or PG, to present for 5 minutes on a graphic novel/story that they are working on, and to then workshop with feedback from Benoit Peeters.

Learn More

Open Seminar- Translations: Image - Idea - Text

Date: Wednesday 22 May 2019, 14:30

Professor Benoit Peeters, Dr. Delphine Grass, and Professor Nick Dunn

Learn More