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Events in the School of Arts, Languages and Cultures

LITERATURE LIVE: Cathleen Miller and Horatio Clare

19:30 - 21:00 18 February 2019

Cathleen Miller is a visiting Fulbright Scholar and Distinguished Chair of the Humanities at the University of Manchester. She is a bestselling author whose biography of UN leader Nafis Sadik, Champion of Choice, was named one of the top ten biographies of 2013 by the American Library Association. Desert Flower, the life story of Somali nomad..

CIDRAL Public Lecture: Margaret Hillenbrand (Oxford): ‘Public Secrecy in Contemporary China: Ducking the Firewall’

17:00 - 19:00 19 February 2019

This event is part of CIDRAL's Spring 2019 programme, 'Work, Leisure, Culture'. Margaret Hillenbrand (Associate Professor of Modern Chinese Literature and Culture, Wadham College, University of Oxford) will deliver a public lecture entitled ‘Public Secrecy in Contemporary China: Ducking the Firewall’. Tank Man, the über-image of the Tia..

'Guns and Rosaries: Lepanto and Calvino-Turcismus in Antwerp’s Dominican Church' - Adam Sammut

17:00 - 18:30 20 February 2019

As part of the Art History Research Seminar series, Adam Sammut (PhD Candidate, Department of History of Art, University of York) will be presenting his paper: 'Guns and Rosaries: Lepanto and Calvino-Turcismus in Antwerp’s Dominican Church'

CIDRAL Key Ideas Seminar: ‘Waste, Precarity and the Artwork in China’ led by Margaret Hillenbrand

13:00 - 15:00 20 February 2019

This event is part of CIDRAL's Spring 2019 programme, 'Work, Leisure, Culture'. Margaret Hillenbrand (Associate Professor of Modern Chinese Literature and Culture, Wadham College, University of Oxford) will lead a key ideas seminar on 'Waste, Precarity and the Artwork in China' In recent years, waste has become a dominant signature in Chines..

EAC Research Seminar: Rosie Knight (Sheffield) 'Infant-feeding and Inequality: Motherhood, Race, and Breastfeeding in the Antebellum South'

17:00 - 18:30 20 February 2019

Rosie Knight (Sheffield) 'Infant-feeding and Inequality: Motherhood, Race, and Breastfeeding in the Antebellum South'

GDI Lecture Series: Blood Bricks: Untold Stories of Modern Slavery and Climate Change from Cambodia with Prof Katherine Brickell

17:00 - 18:30 20 February 2019

The Global Development Institute is pleased to host Prof Kate Brickell as part of the GDI Lecture Series, talking about: Blood Bricks: Untold Stories of Modern Slavery and Climate Change from Cambodia Cambodia is in the midst of a construction boom. The building of office blocks, factories, condominiums, housing estates, hotels, and shopping..

The Adhesion of Love

19:00 - 21:00 20 February 2019

A new play by Stephen M Hornby Directed by Helen Parry In 1885, John W Wallace, a working-class man from Bolton, sets up the Eagle Street ‘College’, a book group that celebrates his love for Walt Whitman’s poetry. Attracting a small group of like-minded men, Wallace embarks on a journey of spiritual and sexual self-discovery through Whi..

Yemen: Response and Representation of a War

16:00 - 18:00 20 February 2019

During the 4 years since the launch of the Saudi-led coalition offensive in Yemen in March 2015, humanitarians and observers from the media have repeatedly used phrases worded to garner media attention - “Worst humanitarian crisis since WII”, “the worst cholera outbreak in history”, “On the verge of famine” - to describe what all a..

CTIS Seminar: Technical Translation in 19th-Century Japan: Historicising and Decentring Notions of Translation

14:00 - 15:30 21 February 2019

The social and material conditions under which translation was carried out in late nineteenth-century Japan differ radically from our contemporary norms. Consequently, the concept of translation itself was also wholly different. Indeed, some of what we now consider basic prerequisites for translation, such as a relatively sound knowledge of th..

Ehrhardt Seminar: Revd. Dr. Dwight Swanson (Nazarene Theological College), ‘Conflicting Eschatologies: Jesus and the Mahdi (Christian and Shi’a apocalyptic expectation)’

14:00 - 16:00 21 February 2019

The Centre for Biblical Studies weekly seminar series. These seminars are free with no registration required. Seminars last 90 minutes including a 30 minute Q&A session. Tea and biscuits to follow. For more on the Center for Biblical Studies, please see our website at http://www.alc.manchester.ac.uk/religions-and-theology/research/centre-for-..