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February 2018

Workshop: Text Analysis Methods and Tools

February 14 @ 2:00 pm - 4:30 pm

We invite staff and postgraduate students from across the University to an introductory workshop on automated text analysis using software developed by BCU’s Research and Development Unit for English Studies (RDUES).   Projects in RDUES have investigated over 20 years of language change, the relationship between word meaning and usage patterns, swearing and apologising on blogs, communities and topics generating discussion in online newspaper articles, differences between professional and consumer reviews, and themes emerging from free-text survey responses.   The…

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BCMCR Research Seminar: Jazz Studies

February 14 @ 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
Parkside – P424, Cardigan Street
Birmingham, West Midlands B4 7BD
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BCMCR Research Seminar Jazz Studies: Works in Progress 1600-1730 Wednesday 14 February P424, Parkside, Birmingham City University Free registration at this link Corey Mwamba (BCU) - We all have to deal Gary Burton - representations and turnings away a singular voice in jazz vibraphone performance Gary Burton is one of the most influential vibraphonists of all time. His eponymous four-mallet grip, pianistic technique, and melodic invention have been used as a performance standard for generations of vibraphonists and percussion educators. There are…

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#PhDlifehacks: getting to know your library

February 21 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Curzon C038, Birmingham City University 4 Cardigan Street
Birmingham, B4 7BD
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Free

From sourcing literature in its various forms and specialist journals from other Universities to using services like EThOS to access theses across the UK, a library is a potentially endless resource that is vital in helping you with your PhD research. In collaboration between The PGR Studio and ADM library specialists at BCU, this workshop is tailored specifically for Arts, Design & Media PhD students to provide more information about using the University’s library for your PhD research. It will also give you a chance…

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The Alternative Art School Tour

February 21 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Free

For one week only, School of Art PhD students will hijack The PGR Studio including all social media and The PGR Studio will takeover one of the School of Art PhD seminars to create ... the Alternative Art School Tour! Through an exploration of the fabulous neo-Gothic School of Art building, this alternative seminar event will offer a space to celebrate, discuss and share PhD research at the School of Art. Meet us in the School of Art foyer at 4pm!

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BCMCR Research Seminar: Jazz Studies

February 21 @ 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
Parkside – P424, Cardigan Street
Birmingham, West Midlands B4 7BD
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BCMCR Research Seminar Jazz Studies: Translating the Local 1600-1730 Wednesday 21 February P424, Parkside, Birmingham City University Free registration at this link Dr. Adiel Portugali (Tel Aviv University) – China’s Marginal Sounds: The Case of Kunming Jazz My paper will explore the interface between jazz, place and identity in China, by examining the small-scale and relatively unknown jazz scene in Kunming – the capital city of Yunnan province. Through empirical findings and comparative studies, I will analyse expressions of locality and regional…

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