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December 2017

Show me the money! Applying for the researcher development fund

December 6 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Curzon C401, 4 Cardigan Street
Birmingham, B4 7BD
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The PGR Studio Researcher Development Fund enables Arts, Design & Media PhD students to apply for funding to organise and facilitate development initiatives. These initiatives could take the form of workshops, events, training or social activities. They should clearly benefit PhD students across ADM or within smaller research areas, enhance the ADM PhD environment and community. This informal workshop provides a crucial opportunity to understand how to cost your initiative as well as develop your proposal ideas. We will also look…

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Environmental Humanities Reading Group

December 6 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Please join us for the first Environmental Humanities reading group, which will take place on Wednesday 6thDecember, from 3-5pm at Birmingham School of Art (room G.01).   For this first session we will be reading chapter 1 of Bruno Latour’s The Politics of Nature (2004). If you would like to attend but don’t have the time to read in advance please feel free to join us nevertheless – all contributions are welcome, and this first meeting will be a good opportunity to share…

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School of Art PhD seminar: Untimely meditations

December 6 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Seminar room (F.05), Birmingham School of Art, Margaret Street
Birmingham , B3 3BX
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Dr Mark Walker | Untimely Meditations (2): Late Foucault "What I would like to this: there is no establishment of the truth without an essential position of otherness; the truth is never the same; there can be truth only in the form of the other world and the other life (l'autre monde et de la vie autre)." Lectures at the College de France, 1981-1984 This PhD seminar explores the work of Foucault and his Untimely Meditations. Suggested reading ~ if you…

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BCMCR Research Seminar: Gay Men, Gay Porn, and ‘Marginal’ Masculinities

December 6 @ 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
Parkside – P424, Cardigan Street
Birmingham, West Midlands B4 7BD
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Free registration at this link  Dr João Florêncio (University of Exeter) Breeding Futures: Masculinity and the Ethics of CUMmunion in Treasure Island Media’s ‘Viral Loads’ I will look at Treasure Island Media’s porn film Viral Loads and explore its implications for thinking masculinity and community formations. I’ll claim that Viral Loads enacts a refusal of individual autonomy and bodily integrity and alludes to community formations constituted not through collective possession but through an excessive accumulation of foreign matter. In the toxic cummunities depicted in the film, the flow and…

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Shut Up & Write!

December 7 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
Millennium Point – MP203, Curzon Street
Birmingham, West Midlands B4 7XG United Kingdom
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Our regular Shut Up & Write sessions provide the time and the space for you to focus and get on with your own writing. Whatever stage you are at in your PhD, join us over coffee and a biscuit or two to increase your writing productivity with like-minded researchers. Stay for the whole time or drop in as suits you!

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