Events in the School of Arts, Languages and Cultures

Eithne Quinn (University of Manchester), ‘Manchester Murder Rap: Prosecution Gang Narratives and the Use of Black Youth Expressive Culture in Creating a Joint Enterprise Case’

17:00 - 19:00 20 October 2020

CIDRAL Lecture Series: Crises and Recoveries

Nádia Farage (IFCH - UNICAMP): Comrades: naturism and pacifism in Lima Barreto

17:00 - 18:30 21 October 2020

Part of the Centre for Latin American and Caribbean Studies research seminar. This talk will be online: Meeting ID: 933 2885 3287 Nadia Farage graduated in Social Sciences from the State University of Campinas (1980), and has a master's degree in Social Anthropology from the State University of Campinas (1986)..

Ehrhardt Seminar: Prof. George Brooke (University of Manchester, University of Chester) ‘Esoteric Wisdom in the Dead Sea Scrolls’

14:00 - 16:00 22 October 2020

The Centre for Biblical Studies weekly seminar series. This semester all sessions will take place online via Zoom. To register to attend, please email For more on the Centre for Biblical Studies, please see our website at

HCRI Landmark Lecture: When Wounds Travel

15:00 - 17:00 22 October 2020

Join Dr Omar Dewachi (Rutgers University) and chair Dr Stephanie Sodero (HCRI) virtually, for a fascinating discussion on the movement of wounds: physical, social and political. Decades of war and violence in the Middle East have left vast numbers of war injured and disabled populations with the quest of seeking care and recovery. From Iraq,..

In Conversation with David Olusoga: Making History in the age of #BlackLivesMatter

17:30 - 18:30 22 October 2020

Join us for our online event with David Olusoga, Historian and Broadcaster and Professor of Public History at the School of Arts, Languages and Cultures at The University of Manchester. Professor Olusoga will be in conversation with students and staff from the History Department at The University of Manchester. They will explore the role of..

Women's Suffrage in the Americas

17:00 - 18:30 22 October 2020

A talk by Stephanie Mitchell (Carthage College) with a response from Rebecca Fraser (University of East Anglia). Open to all. Contact Natalie Zacek for Zoom details.

Daisy Johnson and Sophie Mackintosh in conversation with Jeanette Winterson

12:00 - 13:00 23 October 2020

Two rising stars of the UK literary scene, both Daisy Johnson and Sophie Mackintosh excel in creating atmospheric tales centred around women and girls. Sophie’s dystopian Blue Ticket is set in a world where girls are given a lottery ticket to determine whether or not they can become a mother and explores what happens if someone chooses to re..

Maaza Mengiste In conversation with Kamila Shamsie

16:00 - 17:00 23 October 2020

These aren’t the days to pretend you’re only a wife or a sister or a mother, she says. We’re more than this. In her stunning Booker Prize shortlisted novel, The Shadow King, Maaza Mengiste creates a sweeping tale in which she writes back into history the women who fought in the Second Italo-Ethiopian war. There are many shadows cast acr..

Romalyn Ante, Will Harris & Nina Mingya Powles

12:00 - 13:00 24 October 2020

Three exciting young poets read from their debut collections. What unites the work of all three is their exploration of the self, what it means to be multi-heritage in today’s world, and their unique and insightful observations. In Antiemetic for Homesickness, Filipino poet Romalyn Ante explores migration, care and family, incorporating Taga..

Tayari Jones & Brit Bennett n conversation with Ellah P. Wakatama

16:00 - 17:00 24 October 2020

How do you live with the kind of secret that could explode someone’s entire life? In Tayari Jones’ Silver Sparrow, Dana and her mother have always known that James, their father and husband, is a bigamist, while Dana’s half-sister Charisse and her mother are ignorant of his double life. In Brit Bennett’s The Vanishing Half identical tw..