Events

Debating Buddhist Translations in Cyberspace: The Buddhist Online Discussion Forum as a Discursive and Epitextual Space

13:00 - 14:30 21 January 2021

Recent research in contemporary Buddhist studies has evinced a growing interest in how Buddhism is constructed and performed in the digital space (Grieve and Veidlinger 2015), and how such online spaces intersect with or challenge traditional spaces of Buddhist practice in the offline context. One area within this “Buddhist cyberspace” is..

The 8 Brocades of Qigong – an easy to follow feel-good routine

14:00 - 15:00 27 January 2021

Join us for a live tutorial of this easy to follow physical and spiritual routine of an ancient Chinese exercise! Last November, we held a Zoom exercise class introducing the 8 Brocades of Qigong and learned how to carry out 4 out of the 8 movements. In this class we will focus on learning the remaining 4 movements and their benefits for body..

Bogdanow Online Holocaust Event 2021

18:00 - 19:00 09 February 2021

The University of Manchester Centre for Jewish Studies is pleased to announce the 2021 Bogdanow Lecture in Holocaust Studies will be delivered by Oscar-winning film director László Nemes. The globally acclaimed filmmaker, whose 2015 film Son of Saul won numerous international prizes including the Academy Award, the Grand Prix, the Golden Glo..

Bogdanow Masterclass 2021 'Film in the Face of Historical Crisis' - for University of Manchester students and staff

14:00 - 16:00 10 February 2021

The University of Manchester Centre for Jewish Studies is pleased to announce the 2021 Bogdanow Lecture in Holocaust Studies will be delivered by Oscar-winning film director László Nemes. The globally acclaimed filmmaker, whose 2015 film Son of Saul won numerous international prizes including the Academy Award, the Grand Prix, the Golden Glo..

Nicole Bonino (UoM): “Cities on the Edge: Urban Migration, Art, and Eco-Hybridity in the Southern Cone”

17:00 - 18:00 10 February 2021

Part of the University of Manchester's Centre for Latin American and Caribbean Studies' research seminar series. This event will be via Zoom. Here is the link: https://zoom.us/j/93328853287 Abstract: Theorists Néstor García Canclini, Homi Bhabha, and Edward Said investigate the phenomenon of “cultural hybridization” describing it as th..

Careers in Humanitarianism Day 2021

12 February 2021

Our annual Careers in Humanitarianism Day is returning for the 8th time in February 2021 - virtually! This is a brilliant opportunity for our students, and wider community, to hear and learn from experts in their field about working in the humanitarian sector. Find out more about relevant issues such as the need to decolonise aid, mental heal..

The Masculinities of Humanitarianism: Governing and Gendering Syrian Refugee Men

16:00 - 18:00 18 February 2021

Dr Lewis Turner, Newcastle University, will be sharing material from his latest book, and discussing questions of masculinity and gender in humanitarianism. Exact agenda tbh Speaker bio: Lewis Turner is Lecturer in International Politics of Gender at Newcastle University, UK. He is a political ethnographer of humanitarianism in ‘the Middl..

Centre for New Writing Macaronic Poetry Evening (part of International Mother Language Day)

17:30 - 18:30 19 February 2021

Join us online for an evening celebrating bilingual poetry and macaronic poetry, which uses a mixture of languages. There will be an opportunity to hear readings in English, but which draws on Farsi too. Poets from the Centre for New Writing will perform poetry and share stories about identity, culture and community, in their native language...

Decolonising Mother Tongues (part of International Mother Language Day)

19:00 - 20:30 23 February 2021

Hear from a panel on decolonising translation, chaired by Dr. Kavita Bhanot, who writes on mother-tongue shame, translating across generations, and decolonising translation. Kavita will be joined by acclaimed British Asian playwright Amber Lone, who will discuss her writing and the creative writing workshops she has conducted with women from S..

Patricio Simonetto (UCL): 'Queens between theatres and the streets. The global making of travestis’ popular culture and daily life technologies'

24 February 2021

Part of the University of Manchester's Centre for Latin American and Caribbean Studies' research seminar series. This talk will be online. Here is the link: https://zoom.us/j/93328853287 This presentation analyzes the global making of travestis’ culture and how it changes their interpretations and uses of daily technologies. In this sense..

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