Research events

Research events play an important role in our active research culture. Academic staff from the University and other institutions come together with students to share and debate the latest ideas and developments.

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16 July - 26 September 2018

Masked Faces: Untold Stories from the Arabian-Persian Gulf

Manami Goto, a PhD student at the Institute of Arab and Islamic Studies, presents this new exhibition for Summer 2018. The female face mask, regionally known as burquʿ or baṭūla, is a part of the traditional but disappearing material culture of the Arabian-Persian Gulf. Each face mask is handmade to fit the wearer’s face and conveys an intricate amount of socio-cultural detail about the wearer. The shape, colour, material, design, and embroidery are selected depending on the wearer’s age, origin, marital status, ethnicity, religious or tribal affiliation, number of children, and socio-economic status. Wearing the face mask is also strongly associated with honour, piety, and pride. Through the presentation of material collections and photographs of masked women, this exhibition intends to shed light on the women in the region and their intimate and unique relationship with their masks. The exhibition is open weekdays 09:00 - 17:00 in the Street Gallery and is free to enter. Full details
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16 July - 26 September 2018

Masked Faces: Untold Stories from the Arabian-Persian Gulf

Manami Goto, a PhD student at the Institute of Arab and Islamic Studies, presents this new exhibition for Summer 2018. The female face mask, regionally known as burquʿ or baṭūla, is a part of the traditional but disappearing material culture of the Arabian-Persian Gulf. Each face mask is handmade to fit the wearer’s face and conveys an intricate amount of socio-cultural detail about the wearer. The shape, colour, material, design, and embroidery are selected depending on the wearer’s age, origin, marital status, ethnicity, religious or tribal affiliation, number of children, and socio-economic status. Wearing the face mask is also strongly associated with honour, piety, and pride. Through the presentation of material collections and photographs of masked women, this exhibition intends to shed light on the women in the region and their intimate and unique relationship with their masks. The exhibition is open weekdays 09:00 - 17:00 in the Street Gallery and is free to enter. Full details
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23 August 201813:00

Picturing Everyday Life In Palestine

The European Centre for Palestine Studies, Institute of Arab and Islamic Studies, is pleased to present an exhibition and talk by Palestinian cartoonist Mohammed Sabaaneh called "Picturing Everyday Life in Palestine". The exhibition starts at 1pm in the IAIS Common Room, followed by a talk at 4pm in IAIS Lecture Theatre 1. All are welcome. Full details
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4 September 201815:30

CRPL Research Tea (Dr Lauren Stentiford: HE pedagogy, disciplinary cultures and equalities cultures: Emerging research ideas)

The Centre for Research in Professional Learning hold regular discussion sessions, known as Research Teas, throughout the academic year. At each Research Tea a member of the team gives an informal presentation on a chosen topic and then the session opens up for discussion. All are welcome to attend. Full details
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17 - 18 September 20189:00

Iranian-Kurdish Cultural Production: Past, Present and Future

This workshop will take place on 17-18 September 2018 at the Institute of Arab and Islamic Studies and aims to open scholarly discussion on the Kurdish cultural heritage of Iran and its relation to contemporary Kurdish cultural creation. While certain aspects of Kurdish culture, such as its music, are well appreciated and celebrated in Iran, other vibrant activities in literature, the visual arts and cinema are much less well known. We hope to open avenues of research in vital areas hardly explored hitherto. The workshop has been made possible by a grant awarded to Farangis Ghaderi by Iran Heritage Foundation and the support of Centre for Kurdish Studies. As well as providing an opportunity for analytic and theoretical discussion, the workshop seeks to showcase contemporary Kurdish art through music performance by prominent Iranian Kurdish musician Arash Moradi and a poetry reading session. [The call for paper was published on 24 April and deadline for submission is 10 June 2018.] Full details here: https://iismm.hypotheses.org/30086. Full details
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19 September 20189:30

GSE Director of Research Advisory Group (DoRAG)

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2 October 201815:30

CRPL Research Tea (Daniele Carrieri: Care under pressure)

The Centre for Research in Professional Learning hold regular discussion sessions, known as Research Teas, throughout the academic year. At each Research Tea a member of the team gives an informal presentation on a chosen topic and then the session opens up for discussion. All are welcome to attend. Full details
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5 October 201818:00

Network on Family, Regulation and Society Annual Lecture

Reforming Family Law Australian-Style by Professor Helen Rhoades, Australian Law Reform Commission. Full details
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17 October 2018

GSE Research Review Group

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18 October 201816:30

Lecture by Professor Michael W. Apple (University of Wisconsin), Can Education Change Society?

Many people take it for granted that there can be no serious change in education unless "society" changes. While these arguments need to be taken seriously, there are substantive conceptual, historical, and political problems with them. Furthermore they can lead to cynicism. I critically examine a number of these claims and argue for a position in which education can indeed participate in social transformation. Full details
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14 November 2018

GSE Director of Research Advisory Group (DoRAG)

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27 November 201813:00

GSE Lecture Series - speaker to be confirmed

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4 December 201815:30

CRPL Research Tea (Jackie Bagnall: Building resilience strategies in to the development of professionals)

The Centre for Research in Professional Learning hold regular discussion sessions, known as Research Teas, throughout the academic year. At each Research Tea a member of the team gives an informal presentation on a chosen topic and then the session opens up for discussion. All are welcome to attend.. Full details
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12 December 20189:30

GSE Research Review Group

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23 January 20199:30

GSE Director of Research Advisory Group (DoRAG)

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5 February 201916:30

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20 February 20199:30

GSE Research Review Group

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12 March 201913:00

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20 March 20199:30

GSE Director of Research Advisory Group (DoRAG)

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24 April 201911:30

GSE Research Review Group

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7 May 201916:30

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15 May 20199:30

GSE Director of Research Advisory Group (DoRAG)

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11 June 201913:00

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12 June 20199:30

GSE Research Review Group

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10 July 20199:30

GSE Director of Research Advisory Group (DoRAG)

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18 October 201910:00

Rob Merkin: Plenary Session, Asia-Pacific Insurance Conference

Asia-Pacific Insurance Conference October 2017, Singapore. Full details
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