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Speaking Out Online: Narratives of Sexual Violence and the Internet

Abstract This paper makes use of select examples to ask about the effects of the internet and social media on the ability of survivors of sexual violence to speak and be heard about their experiences. Survivors of violence have access to multiple forums in which to speak about such violence, and even arguably have greater access to mainstream media. Recent years have also seen the rise of online feminist activism and communities which facilitate these acts of speaking. However, social media and online interactions remain structured through relations of social power, and the online world is equally known for the vitriolic misogyny as feminist activism. Consequently the paper argues that while these technological developments alter the cultural terrain for speaking out they do so in complex and contradictory ways.

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The McCosh Lecture

The Annual Religious Studies Lecture at Queen's will feature Marilynne Robinson, the American novelist and essayist who will be speaking on ' Religion and Literature'. Ms Robinson has received several awards including the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction in 2005 and the 2012 National Humanities Medal. Following on from her lecture there will be an Interview and Open Forum hosted by William Crawley, BBC broadcaster.  Please note this event is now fully booked and tickets are no longer available. 

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Duo Harpverk

Frank Aarnink (percussion) and Katie Buckley (harp)

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KPMG Distinguished Visiting Lecturer Address

KPMG Distinguished Visiting Lecturer Addresshosted by the Queen's Management School and the Chief Executives' Club at Queen's Mr Patrick NelsonChief Executive, Irish Football Association'Strategy, Structure, Stadium and Success:  The Four S Approach of the Irish Football Association'Thursday 21 April 20165.45-8.15pmRiddel Hall, Stranmillis Road, Queen's University BelfastThe address will begin at 6pm sharp, followed by a canape reception at 7.15pmPlease note places are limited.  To register please email Brenda Carabine:  brenda.carabine@qub.ac.uk

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Stories from The Edge and Every Place: Children's Laureates Chris Riddell and Eoin Colfer in Conversation

The Centre for Effective Education and Booktrust are delighted to present “Stories from The Edge and Every Place”: Children’s Laureates in Conversation - Exploring the art of storytelling in words and pictures, in The Canada Room, Queen’s University Belfast on Monday 25 April 2016, at 12.30 pm. Chris Riddell, the UK Children's Laureate, is an accomplished artist, political cartoonist for The Observer, and multi-award-winning author, whose books include ‘The Emperor of Absurdia’ and ‘Goth Girl and the Ghost of a Mouse’. Eoin Colfer, Laureate na nÓg, is one of Ireland’s best-known writers for children, whose books include the world-famous ‘Artemis Fowl’ series, ‘And Another Thing’ and ‘Benny and Omar’. This free and open event will include lunch and book-signing, prior to both authors conversing on the art of storytelling in words and pictures. RSVP by Friday 15 April to ailbhe.niclochlainn@booktrust.org.uk

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Participatory Research with Young People

The Children’s Rights and Research Special Interest Group at Queen’s University Belfast is delighted to announce a seminar by Hayley Reed (Involving Young People Research Officer) from DECIPHer, School of Social Sciences, Cardiff University. Hayley will be presenting on her work with the ALPHA young persons' research advisory group and their research in the area of public health. The seminar will be of interest to anyone working in the area of child health or wellbeing and those interested in participatory research. This is a free and open event. A light lunch will be provided. Lunch will be served from 12.30pm in The Exchange (School of Education). Please register your interest in attending with Lesley Emerson: l.emerson@qub.ac.uk

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Travelling Through Oz, Understanding Symbolism and Imagery

This evening seminar ‘Travelling Through Oz, Understanding Symbolism and Imagery,’ will be facilitated by Dr Gita Morena, from San Diego, USA, who is the great grand-daughter of ‘Wizard of Oz’ author, L. Frank Baum. Dr Morena will be offering a unique and personal way to explore her great grandfather’s enchanting and iconic fairy tales using ‘The Wonderful Wizard of Oz’ as a metaphor for personal growth, self/other understanding and spiritual transformation. Dr Morena is a psychologist, certified Sandplay therapist, author, international seminar leader and teaching member of the ‘International Society for Sandplay Therapy’ and programme coordinator for the professional certificate programme in Sandplay Studies at the University of California at San Diego. She is also an assistant editor for ‘The Journal of Sandplay Therapy’. Dr. Morena is the author of ‘The Wisdom of Oz: Reflections of a Jungian Sandplay Psychotherapist’, and written numerous articles about the clinical applications of sandplay therapy. As a Buddhist practitioner she focuses on bringing spiritual practice into everyday life through Sandplay and meditation. This evening seminar is likely to be of interest to anyone who involved in art therapy, counselling and those undertaking arts-based educational research, who desire to understand further the role of imagery as a means to self-expression. Educationists will also be interested to hear about the creative role of fairy tales in children’s and adults’ lives. To book a place on the seminar, please contact Ruth Leitch (r.leitch@qub.ac.uk) Or email Jean@art-therapy-works.com (a former masters students in the School of Education). Tel: 07966 434 499

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Wine Tasting: Champagne and Sparkling Wine

Let's get Fizzical! Tasting approximately 10 wines we will take a look at the production of sparkling wine with samples from France, Spain, Italy and "New World" including Champagne and the ever popular Prosecco.

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Digital Storytelling Workshop for staff and post-graduate students

This will be an introductory workshop for those interested in using digital stories in their educational or research work with children. Participants will work through the process involved in creating a digital story, from initial idea, to a simple storyboard, to production and editing of story and audio elements. Additionally the workshop will point towards resources for further private study for any participants interested in exploring the broad scope of approaches, formats, styles and uses of digital stories. Lunch will be provided. The workshop will be led by Linda O'Sullivan. Linda has worked as a development executive, writer and script editor in children's broadcast media for over ten years with broadcasters including RTE, BBC and Disney Channel, and subsequently using digital media to enable children with reading difficulties through the Reading Bridges project. She has worked in designing training on the creative process and digital media with Screen Training Ireland for industry practitioners and more recently with teachers. Since joining IADT, she has managed research projects funded by UNESCO, Irish Aid and ERAMUS+. She manages the FÍS (Film in Schools) and School in a Box programmes, supporting and developing digital skills of communities of practice working with children, young people, marginalised communities and disability in Ireland, Europe, Asia and Africa. She is currently completing a D.Ed in TCD.

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'The Economic Implications of Brexit in Northern Ireland'

Centre for Irish Business and Economic Performance, Queen's Management School; the Chief Executives' Club at Queen's; and Nevin Economic Research Institute'The Economic Implications of Brexit in Northern Ireland'PresenterDr Edgar Morgenroth, Economic and Social Research InstitutePanel Discussion ChairJohn Campbell, BBC Northern Ireland Economics and Business EditorPanel MembersDr Esmond Birnie, Chief Economist, PwCAngela McGowan, Chief Economist, Danske BankPaul MacFlynn, Economist, Nevin Economic Research InstituteThe talks will begin at 6pm sharp but please arrive by 5.45pm.Refreshments will be served after the event.Please confirm your attendance with Brenda Carabine:  brenda.carabine@qub.ac.uk

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Religious Studies Research Forum - Seminar Series - 2015-2016

Dr Todd Weir of QUB will be speaking on "A history of worldview from the 1840s to the present: using conceptual history to mediate the religious and the secular".

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Coach Yourself to Greater Success

Are you optimising your potential in all areas of your life and work? Do you want to renew your energy, build better relationships or have a better work-life balance? Coaching is about helping us to grow and obtain more clarity around what we want from life. This one day workshop will help you become your own life coach and empower you to take charge and unlock your full potential.

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Entering the World

A two half day workshop on Saturdays 30 April and 7 May. Normal birth is an instinctive process and an active one where the mother births her own baby, as opposed to having it ‘delivered’. Birth often leads to a sense of empowerment and exhilaration. Discover more about your first habitat, the first journey you ever took. Using discussion, visual imagery and film, this course hopes to inform and inspire. It will appeal to those expecting a baby/ birth partners/ doulas/ complementary therapists /interest in birth.

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Irish Language: Pronunciation

A 2 half day course on Saturdays 30 April and 7 May. One of the main obstacles of learning any language is pronunciation. This course is designed to go over Irish pronunciation in a relaxed format in preparation for further study. It will enhance your Irish language skills quickly and will introduce basic vocabulary, making you more confident in your use of the language and in interaction with others. This course is perfect for those hoping to complete further study in the Autumn term.

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Ayurveda: An Introduction

A two day workshop on Saturdays 30 April and 7 May.  Ayurveda is the ancient healing system of India, rooted in the principle that spirit, mind and body are inextricably linked. In this workshop you will learn about your Ayurvedic Constitution and how inappropriate diet and lifestyle lead to certain symptoms and disease and what you can do to bring balance into your life. Ayurveda believes that all disease begins in the gut. Today modern scientific research supports that belief. We will explore this current information and the link between leaky gut and chronic illness, especially autoimmune disease.

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