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October 2018

Introducing The Brilliant Club

October 24 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Curzon C383, 4 Cardigan Street
Birmingham, B4 7DB
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The Brilliant Club offers a unique paid opportunity for current and completed PhD researchers! Tutors deliver programmes of university-style teaching based on their research to small groups of high-performing pupils in schools that serve disadvantaged communities based on their research to help them secure places at top universities. Hear from the Regional Director of The Brilliant Club about what The Brilliant Club does and what being a Brilliant Club tutor involves, as well as BCU PhD students and Brilliant Club tutors about their experiences. Find…

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PhD walk: an amble in the underbelly

October 24 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
The Parkside Building, 5 Cardigan Street
Birmingham, B4 7BD
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PhD students are invited to join us in a physical exploration of the subterranean side of the city. Moving away from BCU's Parkside campus, we will endeavour to broaden your sensorial realm, negotiate post-industrial pathways and pass through places, known only to the native and the curious. Following the success of previous PhD walks, the occasion is meant to deepen your corporeal relationship with Birmingham, heighten an awareness of your surroundings and galvanise the group in moments of movement and…

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BCMCR Research Seminar: Screen Cultures

October 24 @ 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm

24 October 2018 Screen Cultures – Virtual Reality and New Screen Frontiers 1600-1730 Wednesday 24 October 2018 C284, Curzon B, Birmingham City University Free registration at this link Sarah Walden (BCU) "Slicing and Dicing the Cultural/ Visual/ Linguistic/ Material/ Neurological - the Performativity of (Glitched) 360 Video Still in its infancy as a cinematic format, 360 video offers experimental filmmakers the rare chance to stumble around in the dark and feel for the edges of their practices. School of Art PGR Sarah…

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Internet Celebrity: Understanding Fame Online

October 30 @ 2:15 pm - 4:15 pm

BCMCR Guest Lecture with Dr Crystal Abidin, Deakin University Internet Celebrity: Understanding Fame Online Tuesday 30th October 2018 2.15pm-4.15pm Room C256, Curzon Building, Birmingham City University Register now on Eventbrite:https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/internet-celebrity-understanding-fame-online-tickets-49641694645 The face of internet celebrity is rapidly diversifying and evolving. Online and mainstream celebrity culture are now weaving together, such that breakout stars from one-hit viral videos are able to turn their transient fame into a full-time career. This talk, based on select concepts from a new book on internet celebrity…

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Launch Event: History, Heritage and Archives

October 30 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Please join us for the launch of the History, Heritage and Archives Research Cluster in the Birmingham Centre for Media and Cultural Research, Birmingham City University (BCU). The cluster meets on a monthly basis and seeks to connect academics, archivists and librarians, community groups and heritage professionals. This event event will introduce our work and set out plans for History, Heritage and Archives research and activity over the next year, with a particular focus on how interested parties can work together to…

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