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March 2018

Transforming Cultural Institutions

March 20 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Transforming Cultural Institutions: Contemporary Art, Pedagogy and Global Change in Palestine, The Middle East and Beyond A two hour seminar investigating the place and problems of contemporary art in Palestine, the broader region and the world. Three presentations by academics and visual arts professionals from universities in Palestine, taking part in the Erasmus Plus Scheme with Birmingham School of Art. Following their presentations a panel discussion will take place involving PhD students from BCU working on cultural institutions around the…

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BCMCR: History, Heritage and Archives

March 21 @ 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm

BCMCR Research Seminar – History, Heritage and Archives – Archives, Public History and Historical Reconstruction 1600-1730 Wednesday 21 March P424, Parkside, Birmingham City University Free registration at this link  Dr. Nick Hall (Royal Holloway) - ADAPT: Using hands-on technological simulation to communicate television’s clockwork past to future digital users The tools required to make and share moving images are ubiquitous in the developed world. Smartphones and high-speed wireless internet connections enable users to shoot video and share the results globally. The ease and…

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PhD Writing Intensive

March 22 @ 9:30 am - 5:00 pm
Curzon C510, Birmingham City University 4 Cardigan Street
Birmingham, B4 7BD
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Free 22 spots left

Research shows that writing in groups makes people more productive. Are you an Arts, Design & Media PhD researcher in the mid to late stages of your PhD and working hard on your thesis? Would you like to find out how many thousands – yes, thousands! – of new words you can write in just one day? Then come to our one-day Writing Intensive day facilitated by Dr Helen Kara. Whether you’re stuck in a writing rut, need some writing motivation or everything’s going fine and…

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Coffee and chat

March 28 @ 1:30 pm - 2:30 pm
Starbucks (Parkside foyer), The Parkside Building, 5 Cardigan Street
Birmingham, B4 7RJ
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Free 20 spots left

Join us at Parkside Starbucks for a Coffee & Chat to meet the new PGR Studio Research Assistants Julia and Paul and other ADM Postgraduate Research students to socialise and discuss all things PhD. Our pop-up Coffee & Chats will be scheduled on a regular basis so keep an eye on social media for dates and locations. Drinks on us!

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April 2018

Abstract Writing S.O.S

April 11 @ 1:30 pm - 2:30 pm
6/8 Kafe, Millennium Point
Birmingham, B4 7XG
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Free 19 spots left

You’ve seen the PGR Studio’s annual conference and the call for papers has finally been released but now what? How do you write an abstract that shows off your research and responds to our call for papers? Come along to this abstract writing drop-in where you will hear from the conference team about this year's themes and discuss your ideas over free coffee. Keep a look out for the call for papers which will be released on the 29th March 2018.…

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