Constraints of Creativity.
The theme for CIDRAL 2017-18 Semester One (Winter 2017) and Semester Two (Spring 2018) is Constraints of Creativity.
Events will include open lectures, film screenings, conversations between visiting speakers and colleagues at the University of Manchester, postgraduate masterclasses and other research dialogues of various kinds.
The theme for CIDRAL 2016-17 Semester One (Winter 2016) was Possible Worlds and the theme for Semester Two (Spring 2017) was Precarity.
Posters of this semester's forthcoming and recent events appear below and can be downloaded as PDFs. You can also visit our Events Calendar for full listings and details, or our Postgraduate page for further details of Theory Intensives and Masterclasses.
CIDRAL public events: Spring 2018
View a PDF of our semester 2 events on the theme of 'Constraints of Creativity'.
Theory Intensives 2017-18
Seminars dedicated to the work of major figures in the humanities.
Judith Walkowitz public lecture
Feminisim and the Politics of Prostitution in the 1980s: A Tale of North and South (24 April 2018).
Where is British History Now?
Seminar (25 April 2018).
A Cultural History of Business in the Middle
Themes, Approaches and Sources roundtable (18 April 2018).
The Dialectic of Realism workshop (17 April 2018).
An Endangered Species? The Polymath in the Age of Specialization (20 February 2018).
The Creativity of Habit public lecture (7 February 2018).
CIDRAL public events: Winter 2017
View a PDF of our semester 1 events on the theme of 'Constraints of Creativity'.
The Prince of Tricksters
Roundtable with Matt Houlbrook, Professor of Cultural History at the University of Birmingham (4 December 2017).
Bodies of Song
Performance lecture and round-table discussion with the Judaica Project (26 October 2017).
'Awaking the "plultiple": translating Joyce's Finnegans Wake into Infinitalian' (26 October 2017).
'Private and Public Cultural Management in Argentina: Complementary or Opposing Models?' (19 October 2017).
'Precious Liquids' public lecture (12 October) and 'Interdisciplinarity as Resistance' seminar (13 October 2017).
'Negative Empathy, Fear, Catharsis: An Intermedial Itinerary' public lecture (5 October) and 'The Object-Fetish: From Memory to Alterity' seminar (6 October 2017).
CIDRAL public events: Spring 2017
View a PDF of our semester 2 events on the theme of 'Precarity'.
Professor Emerita History, John Hopkins University. Simon Visiting Professor, The University of Manchester, April - May 2017 events.
A symposium (10 February 2017).
A public lecture on 'Primitive Accumulation and Original Precarity: Vulnerability Outside Settler Geontopolitics' (10 February 2017).
CIDRAL public events: Winter 2016
View a PDF of our semester 1 events on the theme of 'Possible Worlds'.
CIDRAL Theory Intensives
Postgraduate workshops for 2016-17.
'Arduus ad solem', a public lecture by Head of the School of Arts, Languages and Cultures (29 November 2016).
The Euro as a Battle of Ideas (17 November 2016).
V. Spike Peterson
Intimate Politics and Global Inequalities: The pleasure and pain of border crossings (11 October 2016).