Events in Arts and Social Sciences

Bicycle Utopias: Fast and slow cycling futures Dr Cosmin Popan

Date: Tuesday 19 February 2019, 13:00

Dr Cosmin Popan is a Sociologist at Manchester Metropolitan University. His areas of interest are: mobility justice, sensuous and embodied geographies, political ecology, utopianism. He will be visiting Lancaster to host a guest presentation celebrating his new book, ‘Bicycle Utopias. Imagining Fast and Slow Cycling Futures’ (Routledge 2019).

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CILHR Seminar Series: Dr Ioana Cismas

Date: Wednesday 20 February 2019, 12:00

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Seminar series - Wasting the University with Metrics

Date: Wednesday 20 February 2019, 12:30

This seminar will be presented by Dr Chris Muellerleile. Lecturer of Economic and Urban Geography, Swansea University.

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Fixing pornography’s illocutionary force: Which context matters, if any?

Date: Wednesday 20 February 2019, 16:00

Mari Mikkola Associate Professor, University of Oxford

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Workshop: Ruskin’s Ecology

Date: Thursday 21 February 2019, 13:00

The workshop will explore the pertinence of this observation to the study of Ruskin’s engagement with the arts and sciences, and it will consider the embeddedness of ecological principles in Ruskin’s writings on art and science. For more information please see-

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The Ruskin Library Live Readings - 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. Everybody is welcome to attend, this event is free by registration via Eventbrite id preferable.

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Workshop for A-Level students "German Essay Writing for Film: Good Bye, Lenin!"

Date: Wednesday 27 February 2019, 13:00

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Centre for Child and Family Justice Research Seminar: 'The Care Cases Crisis'

Date: Wednesday 27 February 2019, 15:00

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Contemporary Security Threats: CREST Roundtable

Date: Wednesday 27 February 2019, 16:00

Kim Knott, Ben Lee, Sarah Marsden Simon Copeland, Kristine Endsjø, James Lewis, Rosamund Mutton Department of Politics, Philosophy and Religion, Lancaster University

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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.

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Seminar series - It’s About Time: Temporal Experiences of Online Students

Date: Wednesday 06 March 2019, 12:30

This seminar will be presented by Dr Beverly Leeds, Erehwon Education Ltd.

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Envisioning the Underground: Secret Police Archives and the Study of Religions in Central and Eastern Europe

Date: Wednesday 06 March 2019, 16:00

James Kapaló Senior Lecturer University College Cork

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The Mountain’s Anatomy: Articulating Skeletons in Ruskin’s Ecological Imagination

Date: Thursday 07 March 2019, 16:15

Kelly Freeman, Doctoral Researcher in the History of Art, University College London, UK. For more information please see-

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IREDELL LECTURE 2019: Professor Dominic Lieven (Cambridge): 'A Very Different Great War: 1914-18 from the Eastern European Perspective'.

Date: Tuesday 12 March 2019, 18:00

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Virtuous Humility - Virtuous Pride? Exploring Islamic Views of Self-Worth

Date: Wednesday 13 March 2019, 16:00

Sophia Vasalou Birmingham Fellow in Philosophical Theology University of Birmingham

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Annual Literature and Religion Reading/Lecture- Sarah Perry

Date: Wednesday 13 March 2019, 19:30

Event followed by drinks reception.

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Understanding China’s Belt and Road Initiative

Date: Wednesday 20 March 2019, 16:00

Jinghan Zeng Professor of China and International Studies Department of Politics, Philosophy and Religion, Lancaster University

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One-day conference: Understanding intimate partner violence against men

Date: Monday 01 April 2019, 09:30

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Workshop: Teaching Translation for A-Level

Date: Wednesday 03 April 2019, 14:00

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British Association of Comparative Law (BACL) Postgraduate Research Workshop on Comparative Law

Date: Thursday 11 April 2019, 12:00

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Open Seminar, Professor Katherine Craik (Oxford Brookes)

Date: Wednesday 08 May 2019, 14:30

Title TBC

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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.

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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)

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Open Seminar- 'Reading Literature'

Date: Wednesday 15 May 2019, 14:00

with Professor Paul Muldoon

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Open Seminar- Translations: Image - Idea - Text

Date: Wednesday 22 May 2019, 14:30

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

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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 24 May 2019, 14:00

AHRC Leadership Fellow, Lecturer in English Literature, University of Surrey. Dr McCormack is currently the coordinator of the Nordic Network for Gender, Body, Health:; the co-founder and a steering committee member of the Monster Network:; 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.

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Open Seminar- Mary Shelley's Frankenstein

Date: Wednesday 29 May 2019, 14:30

Professor Angela Wright (Sheffield)

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International Visitors' Week

Date: Monday 01 July 2019, 11:00

Week of Seminars and a one day conference.

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International Visitors' Week - Conference

Date: Wednesday 03 July 2019, 09:00

One Day Conference

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