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October 2018

What is mentoring?

October 10 @ 1:30 pm - 3:00 pm
Curzon C383, 4 Cardigan Street
Birmingham, B4 7DB
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Fancy being mentored? Interested in mentoring another PhD student? Or perhaps intrigued about what mentoring is and want to find out more? Based on a growth-oriented, creative and collaborative ethos, the Arts, Design & Media PhD mentoring scheme pairs current and recently completed PhD students to enhance the doctoral experience and facilitate crossdisciplinary knowledge exchange. This workshop questions what mentoring is, what mentoring can be and how it may be useful in your PhD journey. Find out more information about what the…

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Material Encounters research event: Flora Parrott

October 10 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
School of Art lecture theatre, Margaret St
Birmingham, B3 3BX United Kingdom
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The new MATERIAL ENCOUNTERS Research Centre in the School of Art, BCU are delighted to announce our first event with invited artist/academic Flora Parrott. MATERIAL ENCOUNTERS intends to extend and interrogate the boundaries of materiality within the context of contemporary art. The centre provides a critical intellectual space for the exploration of embodiment, subjectivity and aesthetic practices as they are encountered through material and theoretical investigations. Central to the discourse between the researchers is a shared commitment to examine the…

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Getting to know your library

October 17 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
P133 The Parkside Building, Birmingham City University, 5 Cardigan Street
Birmingham, B4 7BD
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As you progress through your PhD, the university library will be your most important contact point for access to a wealth of resources, whether electronic or physical. It will be your first port of call as you begin to survey the field of literature for your thesis. It will also be your last as you place copies of your completed thesis in its repository for cataloguing and storage. The purpose of this session is to introduce the library's main services,…

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BCMCR Research Seminar: Screen Cultures

October 17 @ 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm

Screen Cultures-  Networks and New Perspectives: Screen Cultures in Development 1600-1730 Wednesday 17 October 2018 C284, Curzon B, Birmingham City University Free registration at this link Dr Faye Davies (BCU) - Prisoner and Wentworth Reboot: Sexuality and the Sociopath   This paper focuses on the notion of ‘retroactive continuity’ across distinct temporal spaces thorough the discursive consideration of the characterisation and representation of the character of Joan ‘The Freak’ Ferguson. This is a particularly pertinent case study as although Wentworth may be a ‘reimagined’ series,…

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Installation: ABOUT (Facing away from the direction of travel)

October 18 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

Ana Rutter ABOUT
(Facing away from the direction of travel) #1   Closing Event: 6pm - 8pm Thursday 25th October 2018
 Open between: 12:30 – 6:30 weekdays 16th – 26th October 2018   The Museum, Birmingham School of Art, Birmingham City University, Margaret St.     A multi-channel installation exploring micro elements and points of event. Constructed from material gathered at the devising of a new theatre pieces; taking what happened and making new moments of occurrence.   A new work made alongside…

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