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Getting Started with the British Library

A series of free events to get you used to working with the BL

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No-How Generator, free performance at DMU

24 November, 6pm, The Venue, 20 Western Blvd, Leicester LE2 7BU

M4C student Matthias Sperling will present the live performance of his artistic doctoral research in choreography at DMU’s The Venue on 24 November at 6pm.

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#Facades, a surreal VR noir dancing between reality & illusion.

Announcing the launch of M3C student Kerryn Wise’s new #VR dance/theatre experience #Facades, a surreal VR noir dancing between reality & illusion.

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Pandemic Perspectives Autumn Seminar Series No 2

Thursday 14th October 2021 6.30-8.00pm on zoom,

Seminar – Dr Charlotte Veal presents ‘Routes of Infection, routes to safety’ bringing together cultural geography, landscape studies, performance studies and microbiology to understand bus passenger, driver, and cleaner experiences of the pandemic

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Computing Conference 2022 – Call for Papers

14-15 July 2022,

We'd like to invite you to submit your papers for the Computing Conference 2022 to be held from 14-15 July 2022 in London, UK.

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Talking Taboos: The Challenges and Opportunities of Researching Sensitive Subjects and Taboo Topics

Friday 10th September 2021, Online via Zoom

This is an M4C-funded Dialogue Day, to be held on Zoom on Friday 10th September 2021

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Call for Papers: Leeds International Medieval Congress 2022

The deadline for abstracts is Sunday 12th September 2021, with the conference scheduled to take place in Leeds (in-person) on 4th-7th July 2022.

The theme of this year’s conference is ‘Borders’, with our panel focussing particularly on ‘Boundaries of Governance: Establishing, Negotiating, and Overcoming the Limits of Royal and Aristocratic Power.’

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UKRI-wide ECR storytelling competition

Closes: Sunday 5th September 2021

UKRI’s 2021 Speak Up for Food Security research storytelling competition is now LIVE and accepting applications from UKRI council-funded Early Career Researchers (PhD + postdoc)!

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PhD thesis prize opportunity: Alexander Fleming Prize

Submission Deadline: 15th August 2021.

The Alexander Fleming Prize, supported by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, is a £20,000 prize for a doctoral thesis level project which will benefit global public health (UK based researcher).

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Creating Audio Description: Equality, Diversity, and Inclusion

Free 4 week course starting 27th September 2021, Online

Explore how to design and create audio descriptions and audio introductions that fully represent a film, play, or TV programme.

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Discourse and Politics x Journey to Justice: Lived Experience of Economic (In)justice in the UK

Wednesday 25th August, 7:30pm, Via Zoom

Discourse and Politics and Journey to Justice are proud to collaborate and bring you an event that puts people with lived experience of economic injustice at the forefront of discussions about activism and policy change.

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Precarious Futures: Towards the (un)known (un)knowns

Fri, 9 July 2021 09:00 – 17:30 BST, Online

Known knowns, known unknowns, unknown knowns and unknown unknowns are all precarious states but also vital aspects of the research process.

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Distant Communications Conference 2021: making contact across time and space from antiquity to the digital age

Pre-conference keynote seminar 12th July 2021 and two day conference from 21st-22nd July 2021., Online

We are delighted to announce that registration is now open (free) for both the Distant Communications two-day online conference (21st - 22nd July 2021) and the pre-conference keynote seminar with Professor James Daybell (12 July 2021)

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Change in the Postwar World

Friday 1st October 2021, Online via Zoom

Register now for a one-day interdisciplinary conference exploring change and continuity in the politics, society and culture of the post-war period.

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The Hidden in Performance, Visual and Literary Culture

9th-11th September 2021, Online via Zoom

A three-day interdisciplinary conference funded by M4C. This conference explores how ‘the hidden’, aspects of culture which are ephemeral, marginal, and obscure, manifests itself in the visual, literary and performing arts.

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UK and Ireland Ecomuseums in Practice

Thursday, July 1st 2021, Online Webinar

This FREE webinar will provide an opportunity for all the UK and Ireland ecomuseums to come together, introducing their projects and discussing key issues for this growing movement.

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Hay Festival in the time of the pandemic

Wed, 16 June 2021 16:00 – 17:30 BST, Online

The CCLC speaks to Hay Festival's Digital Director on how the pandemic has affected the festival.

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Research Festival ePosters 2021

We invite you to explore the rich content of the ePosters.

Virtual Gallery for the Midlands4Cities Digital Research Festival 2021.

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Power, Production and Perception: Reconsidering Space and the Built Environment

Wednesday 29th September 2021, Online

A one-day online symposium hosted by PhD researchers from Coventry University and De Montfort University to explore space and the built environment through an interdisciplinary lens.

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1st Midlands MAP Festival: Philosophy, Academia and Mental Health.

Wednesday 26th May- Friday 11th June 2021, Online via Zoom

This event is organised by MAP Warwick, MAP Birmingham and MAP Nottingham and aims to provide a space to discuss issues about Philosophy, Academia, and Mental Health including with both scientific and testimony oriented talks.

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Pandemic Perspectives Group

Pandemic Perspectives is looking for M4C peer-reviewers in the fields of classics, design, drama, history, philosophy, literature, political science, and Korean studies.

Peer reviewers needed!

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Nottingham UNESCO City of Literature

Apply by 5pm on Tuesday 1st June 2021

Want to join the Nottingham UNESCO City of Literature team? We're hiring!

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Beyond the PhD: Exploring your options

Wednesday 16th June 10.00 – 12.30 and Friday 18th June 10.00 to 12.30, Online

An AHRC Midlands4Cities and ESRC Midlands Graduate School online joint careers workshop (two sessions)

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The 2021 CRPLA Virtual Conference

24th-26th June 2021, University of Warwick

This event aims to open a multicultural space beyond institutional and geographical boundaries to foster discussions and to listen to a variety of voices, addressing the problems of enslavement and subjection.

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AHRC – Research in Film Awards 2021

Opens 30th April- Closes 4pm UK Time on 24th June 2021

The AHRC’s Research in Film Awards (RIFA) opens for applications this Friday 30 April. RIFA celebrates the best in academic filmmaking and remains the only awards dedicated to recognising arts and humanities research through the medium of film.

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Creating and Working with Oral Historical Sources


POSTPONED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE: A one-day virtual workshop and networking event for PhD students using oral history in their research

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M4C Dialogue Day: Practice Research – Interdisciplinary Methodologies in Cultural Institutions and HEIs

10th June 2020 (10:00 - 16:30), Online (Zoom)

Exploring new opportunities in developing new methodologies in research-led practice

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The Academy: In Black and Whiteness

1st-3rd June and 8th-10th June 2021, Zoom

This development course is a 3-part programme that aims to engage with the learning and insight needed to interrogate and deconstruct whiteness. In doing so we can work on the global challenge of eliminating racism and centring anti-racist practice.

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The Brilliant Club Tutor Recruitment Events for 2021/22

19th April 2021 (11:00-12:00) or 20th May 2021 (13:00-14:00), Online

The Brilliant Club’s Researcher Development Programme offers PhD and Post Doc’s a meaningful, professionally developmental, paid tutoring opportunity.

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Postcolonial Studies Centre Conference 2021

Thu 17 Jun 2021 - Sat 19 Jun 2021. Free Admission

Postcolonial Studies Centre Conference: Patterns of Struggle and Solidarity

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Midlands Music Research Network

Deadline for submissions: Sunday 14th February 2021

Inaugural conference will be held on Monday 19 - Tuesday 20 April 2021.

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Text and Textuality

Location: Durham University, Pemberton Rooms, UK

Text and Textuality Conference to be held at Durham University on the 15-17th July 2021.