Future-forming interdisciplinary research

Breakfast Briefings


Every Tuesday 9.30 – 10.30am, we invite a Lancaster academic to brief us on their research.

The format is a 20 minute talk followed by discussion. Breakfast is served.

FASS Meeting Room 1

2018 – 2019

Michaelmas Term

Date Breakfeast Talks (9.30am-10.30am) Title 
9th Oct 2018 Luke Goode Evocative stories or ‘unhinged’ discourse? Popular media coverage of artificial intelligence
16th Oct 2018 Dr Barnita Bagchi ‘Man Seeks the Man in Me, and I Run Out’: A Transcultural Reading of Futures in the Work of Tagore, Andrews, and Gandhi in the Early 1930s.
23rd Oct 2018 Geraint Johnes with Nick Dunn, Gill Hopkinson and Mark Butler Retail Rumpus
30th Oct 2018 David Sobral Our Brilliant Cosmic Origins and Our Rather Dark Cosmic Future
6th Nov 2018 Prof. Tobias Boes Reading the Book of the World: What the Humanities Can Teach Us About Global Climate Change
13th Nov 2018 Peter Garraghan Grey Goo: A Future of Massive-scale Internet Infrastructure
20th Nov 2018 Mark Knight Postsecular Reading and the Novel
27th Nov 2018 Joe Deville ScholarLed: Making Futures of Open Access Publishing
4th Dec 2018 Maria A. Lujan Future data practices: Perpetuating inequalities or design for change?
11th Dec 2018 Lefteris Danos Evocative stories or ‘unhinged’ discourse? Popular media coverage of artificial intelligence
15th January Paul Rayson We Don’t Just Count Words, You Know!
22nd January Louise Heathwaite Fostering Interdisciplinarity
29th January Anne-Marie Fortier British Citizenship and ‘Citizenising’ Britain
5th February Jesse Goldstein From Planetary Improvements to Energy Abolition: Against and Beyond the Transparent Energy of Whiteness
12th February Charlie Gere The Chinese Written Character as a Medium of Art
19th February Jinghan Zeng China’s Rise and the Future of Global Order
26th February Sherry Kothari TBC
5th March TBC TBC
12th March Gary Potter TBC
19th March TBC TBC


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