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July 2018

PhD picnic

July 4 @ 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm
Eastside City Park, Curzon Street
Birmingham, B4 7AP
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Take a well-deserved break from your PhD as we come towards the end of the academic year and join us for an informal picnic in the (hopefully) sunny weather. Bring your lunch, kick back and relax with fellow ADM PhD students. We'll be in the park area outside the Parkside Building. Please bring friends or colleagues along too - all welcome! *Please note that this event is weather permitting*

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Research(er) Dialogues conference

July 6 @ 9:30 am - 7:00 pm

You are invited to the fourth annual PGR Studio conference ... Research(er) Dialogues > Paradoxes and Possibilities in Arts & Humanities Research Research encompasses many different forms, methods and approaches. It is multifaceted, malleable and nebulous: what shapes it is the researcher. Arts and Humanities research is arguably more so: it is underpinned by established ways of working, yet at the same time it redefines the parameters of research itself. It is rigorous but also experiential, unruly and slippery. Research(er) Dialogues seeks to open up a discursive site…

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BLSS Public Engagement research conference

We are pleased to invite you to the Business, Law and social Sciences (BLSS) Faculty Research Conference 2018 which will focus on the theme of public engagement. The conference provides the opportunity for staff and postgraduate researchers to meet, network, learn from each other, hear about the excellent research taking place across BLSS and explore future collaborative and cross-disciplinary research or enterprise initiatives. Contributions will be via soapbox sessions, presentations and posters, with content structured around approaches that are: Collaborative –…

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The art and craft of ‘writing up’

July 11 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Geraldine Marshall, doctoral candidate, will lead discussions on the painful process of ‘writing up’. Many doctoral students are now in the final throes of writing their thesis, but turning years of research into a single, coherent piece of work can be tough, so Geraldine will share some tips from her recent, first-hand experience of ‘writing up’

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Place and Placelessness: An Interdisciplinary Postgraduate Conference

July 16
University of Nottingham, Highfield House
Nottingham, NG7 2RD
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hereWe are delighted to invite you to Place and Placelessness, organised by the Landscape, Space and Place research group at the University of Nottingham, with a keynote from Dr David Cooper (Manchester Metropolitan University). Marc Augé (1996) proposes that in its late-capitalist moment, our contemporary society is made up of ‘non-places’ which are defined as ‘formed in relation to certain ends (transport, transit, commerce, leisure)’ – these include airport departure lounges, motorways and shopping centres. Augé’s note on the sprawl of ‘non-places’…

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