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July 2017

Beyond Borders? Approaches and pathways in Arts, Design & Media research

July 7
The Parkside Building, 5 Cardigan Street
Birmingham, B4 7BD
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Research in Arts, Design and Media is highly diverse, often redefining parameters and pushing boundaries. Whether dealing with more established approaches, theoretical ideas or explicitly experimenting with new methods it inevitably involves a degree of mess. Beyond Borders?, the third annual PGR Studio conference, is a one-day colloquium that traverses disciplinary boundaries to explore the spaces, places and territories that exist above and below, amidst and with/out borders. It seeks to make visible and engage with the pathways, roots and…

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MEME: “Who do you think you are?” – investigating professional identity formation

July 12 @ 12:30 pm - 2:30 pm
Seacole Building, room 251, Birmingham City University
Edgbaston, B15 3TN
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The MEME Research Cluster (Media and Education Methodological Encounters) invite you to ... “Who do you think you are?” Constructing theoretical and methodological frameworks for the investigation of professional identity formation. Dario Faniglione will be leading a conversation on professional identity formation which will focus on a range of theoretical perspectives. All staff and doctoral students welcome! The talk will be an opportunity to engage with an integrated approach for the investigation of professional identity formation. This is informed by multiple…

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School of Art research seminar – Research as Practice: The Politics of Contemporary Visual Culture in the Middle East Today

July 19 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
School of Art – International Project Space, Margaret Street
Birmingham, B3 3BX United Kingdom
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Research as Practice: The Politics of Contemporary Visual Culture in the Middle East Today | Convenor: Professor Jonathan Harris| Chair: Professor Anthony Downey This seminar brings together leading academics and practitioners in the field of visual culture in the Middle East. Beginning from a variety of perspectives, each speaker will discuss the nature of their research and how it addresses the political, social, economic and historical specificities of image production in the region. More specifically, we will enquire into what forms of…

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African Women in the Media symposium

July 27
The Curzon Building, Birmingham City University, 4 Cardigan Street
Birmingham, B4 7BD
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AFRICAN WOMEN IN THE MEDIA: Engaging debates on issues affecting African women in the media The symposium aims to bring together African women working in the media, and academics in the field of media and communications concerned with media, diaspora, race, gender, representation, and African feminism. The objectives are to engage in debates on issues affecting African women in the media, provide an opportunity for the exchange of ideas between academia and industry, and opportunities for networking. With a focus on…

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Talking Heads 2017

Sign up for Talking Heads 2017 is now open! Talking Heads 2017 is an intensive one-day media training event for M3C PhD students taking place at Birmingham City University. As PhD students we are aware that academics and researchers are often asked to appear on Radio and TV to discuss aspects of their research or comment on specific issues. We therefore want to give you a head start in developing your ability to talk about your research in a way that…

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