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June 2017

BCMCR Research Seminar – theorising improvised music and noise

June 21 @ 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
P132 The Parkside Building, 5 Cardigan Street
Birmingham, B4 7BD
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BCMCR Research Seminar: Sound and sense - theorising improvised music and noise Dr. Marie Thompson (University of Lincoln) | Gendering mediation: feminized noise, prenatal speakers and sonic (re)production The sonic medium, the means of mediation, has often been directly and indirectly conceptualised in relation to historical imaginations of the feminine and feminized reproductive labour: it is a facilitator, a passive container and carrier, awaiting inscription. Yet the sonic medium is also necessarily noisy and noisily necessary. Drawing on Zoe Sophia’s…

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Mentoring gathering

June 21 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Damascena Cafe, Temple Row West
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The second of this year's gatherings for our mentors and mentees to share mentoring stories over food and drink in Birmingham City Centre. New applicants will also be joining to become part of the mentoring community and get a flavour of what our mentoring partnerships look like. Current and future mentors and mentees will be invited separately to this mentoring gathering with further details. We look forward to seeing you there! Interested in having a mentor or mentoring another PhD student? Find out more information…

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Enfleshed writing practices – Are you feeling it yet?

June 22 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Curzon C503, 4 Cardigan Street
Birmingham, B4 7BD
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Enfleshed writing practices – Are you feeling it yet? | Dr Amanda French Academic writing is a contingent yet ever present ‘thing’ in the Academy, which academics and students feel positive and negative about.  This paper draws on data collected for my PhD where became very clear that participants, especially female participants, had experienced the process of producing academic writing in very physical and emotional ways. This was manifest in the intense language and physical metaphors used to describe their feelings…

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Meditation and mindfulness

June 22 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Kadampa Meditation Centre, No 1 The Postbox, Commercial Street
Birmingham, B1 1RS
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Join us for an afternoon of stress-relieving meditation and mindfulness at the Kadampa Meditation Centre in the City Centre, followed by drinks and cake. You'll be able to learn techniques to enhance your individual wellbeing to counter the stressful life of a PhD student as well as meet and share thoughts with fellow ADM PhD students. The meditation session begins promptly at 3pm - please arrive at the centre no later than 2.50pm, or meet us at the School of Art foyer…

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‘It’s a Family Affair’ Researching with Families

June 23
Curzon 416, Cardigan Street
Birmingham , B4 7BD United Kingdom
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Personal reflexivity is a dynamic process involving self-questioning and self-awareness, offering researchers opportunities to unpack their assumptions and expectations. Making the shift from ‘expert’ to ‘novice’ can be a disorienting as well as a liberating process for existing practitioners and/or parents, when conducting research with families. However, there is an analytical cost if the interplay between the personal and the research process is not considered. This inter-disciplinary postgraduate conference will bring together postgraduate students, academics and practitioners engaged in research…

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