Supported by and run as part of the Belfast Children’s Festival: Big Ears is back in 2014! It builds on previous years to take the prorgamme to a new level. On the 9th of March 2014 former BBC producer and multimedia producer with the BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra, Gill Davies, will guide four selected PhD students through Big Ears 2014. They will work closely with local Belfast children to create collaborative sound produc- tions with the aim of producing a final showcase product as part of the Belfast Children’s Festival 2014. Big Ears 2014 will take place at SARC’s Sonic Lab, a cutting-edge space geared towards new technological developments. It is facilitated by Northern Ireland's leading children's arts organisation, Young at Art. Big Ears was developed by Dr Franziska Schroeder from the Sonic Arts Research Centre (SARC) at Queen’s University Belfast, and since 2011 it has delivered training in communication skills, public engagement and provided hands-on experience for PhD researchers in working with local children. Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org Web: www.somasa.qub.ac.uk/~BigEars/index.html Twitter: @BigEarsBelfast Please see Belfast Children's Festival for further information: www.belfastchildrensfestival.com.
Please join us for the next Centre for Irish Business and Economic Performance Event: Seminar Description The issue of concession bargaining between employers and unions during the Great Recession has received little attention in the research literature. This seminar will see a presentation of a systematic analysis of the conduct of concession bargaining during the recession in Ireland in the context of three forms of concession bargaining identified in the international literature: integrative concession bargaining, distributive concession bargaining and ultra-concession bargaining – each with different but overlapping sets of institutional foundations and implications for employers and trade unions. Drawing on focus groups of managers and union officials and a representative survey of employers, the paper shows that distributive concession bargaining has been the predominant form in the Irish recession. This form of concession bargaining is likely to have few lasting direct effects on employer or union roles in collective bargaining but nevertheless appears likely to have significant indirect implications by threatening the silent marginalization of unions in workplaces Presenter Biography Paul Teague is a Professor of Management at the School of Management, The Queen’s University Belfast. He holds a PhD from the London School of Economics and has been a Fulbright Scholar at the University of Massachusetts. His current research programme includes: social partnership and economic performance, workplace conflict management and human resource strategies in the recession. He has worked with the Irish Government, EU, and the ILO developing policies and programmes in these areas. He has published a book on the dynamics of enterprise partnerships in Ireland, a book on the Irish system of dispute resolution and employment rights enforcement as well as a research monograph on conflict management systems at company level in Ireland. A book that examines systematically the HR strategies of companies based in Ireland in response to the recession has just been published by Routledge. The Centre for Irish Business and Economic Performance, hosted by Queen’s University Management School, brings together interdisciplinary scholars researching business, economic and management performance on the island of Ireland. The aim is to contribute to contribute to growth by aiding the engagement of stakeholders in research-informed debate, the dissemination of research, and the provision of informed and independent data. Further information may be found at: http://www.qub.ac.uk/schools/QueensUniversityManagementSchool/Research/ResearchInstitutes/CentreforIrishBusinessandEconomicPerformance/
'The Contest for Public Space in late Victorian and Edwardian Belfast' Professor Sean Connolly, School of History and Anthropology, QUB. Full programme at: http://www.qub.ac.uk/schools/IrishStudiesGateway/Research/SeminarProgrammes/
This workshop will focus on Dr Fahie's research among Lesbian, Gay and Bisexual (LGB) teachers in Ireland.
As part of the Postgraduate Week 2014 the Law School is delighted to be hosting a screening of the classic 'To Kill a Mocking Bird'. The screening will be followed by refreshments and an interdisciplinary discussion on 'The relationship between law and society'. This event is open to everyone.
- School wide Selected PhD students
To celebrate 55 years of Psychology at Queen's, the School of Psychology in association with the Ulster Museum are proud to showcase the work of Japanese-born artist Eriko Watanabe and Alumnus, Professor John Kennedy, FRSC, University of Toronto. Lecture by Professor John Kennedy, FRSC Thursday 13 March 2014 5pm Ulster Museum, Lecture Theatre Exhibition by Eriko Watanabe 11-18 March 2014 Ulster Museum, Discover Art
This seminar considers interdisciplinary research as the new frontier for funded research projects. It is hosted by the Law School at Queen’s University Belfast (QUB) in collaboration with the Law School at the University of Ulster (UU), School of Sociology at QUB and Institute for Collaborative Research in the Humanities at QUB. Panellists include Dr Katy Hayward (School of Sociology, QUB), Professor Rory O’Connell (Transitional Justice Institute, UU) and Professor Bill Rolston (Transitional Justice Institute, UU), Professor Phil Scraton (Law School, QUB) and Professor John Thompson (Institute for Collaborative Research in the Humanities, QUB). These esteemed scholars will each provide short presentations illustrating the relevance of collaborative research and offer advice. The panel presentations will be followed by a question and answer session, and a reception.
Guest speaker, Professor Hugh MacIsaac describing his work in the field of Biological Invasions. Title "Using species rank-abundance distributions to characterize invasion risk assaciated with ships' ballast water"
Han-earl Park Improviser, guitarist and constructor Han-earl Park (박한얼) (www.busterandfriends.com) has been crossing borders and performing fuzzily idiomatic, on occasion experimental, always traditional, open improvised musics for over fifteen years. He has performed in clubs, theaters, art galleries, concert halls, and (ad-hoc) alternative spaces in Austria, Denmark, Germany, England, Ireland, The Netherlands, Scotland and the USA. Park is part of Mathilde 253 with Charles Hayward and Ian Smith, Eris 136199 with Nick Didkovsky and Catherine Sikora, and Numbers with Richard Barrett. He is the constructor of the machine improviser io 0.0.1 beta++, a project performed in coalition with Bruce Coates and Franziska Schroeder. He has recently performed with Ishmael Wadada Leo Smith, Paul Dunmall, Lol Coxhill, Mark Sanders, Gino Robair, Tim Perkis, Pat Thomas, Andrew Drury, Josh Sinton, Dominic Lash, and as part of ensembles led by Wadada Leo Smith, Evan Parker, and Pauline Oliveros. Festival appearances include Freedom of the City (London), Sonorities (Belfast), Sonic Acts (Amsterdam), dialogues festival (Edinburgh), and CEAIT (California). His recordings have been released by labels including Slam Productions and Creative Sources. Park taught improvisation at the UCC Department of Music, and founded and curated Stet Lab, a space for improvised music in Cork.
This month's student-led seminar will take place next Wednesday, 12 March at 5.00pm. This month's first presenter is Andrew Woollock, a first year PhD student with an interest in arts-based research in education, whose presentation is entitled "Arts-Based Interventions in Post-conflict Belfast: An Exploration". He will be followed by Jennifer Mooney, a second year PhD student whose research explores the impact of the Letterbox Club programme on educational outcomes for children in foster care, and her presentation will address "The Letterbox Club and the Theory of Change". The session, with questions, should last approximately an hour. Tea, coffee and biscuits will be available prior to the seminar in the common room, which is directly across from 0G/008. If you have any questions, please contact email@example.com.
SARC – TINDERBOX WRITERS LAB You are welcome to a presentation of 4 short plays developed by Tinderbox Theatre Company and SARC over the last year for the SARC Sound Lab.The annual Tinderbox Writers Lab is an opportunity for established writers to collaborate with other artists, to push the boundaries of storytelling and imagining what’s possible in the meeting of art forms. This particular Writers Lab brought together writers Colin Bell, Michael Duke, Rosemary Jenkinson and Jimmy McAleavey with a team of sonic artists under the guidance of Justin Yang and Hanna Slattne to explore how to create a sound-based and visceral experience for their audience. The plays are a work in progress and our motto has been – “if it sounds like a radio play, we have failed”. Come along and see what you think! At the end of the presentation we will have a short discussion to find out from our audience what worked and what didn’t, our learning points from the project and to share ideas about the potential for narrative stories in SARC.
This free event is for A Level and 3rd Level Students and member’s of the public with an interest in Psychology. This event is organised by The British Psychological Society, Northern Ireland Branch and supported by Queen's University Belfast, School of Psychology. Please note this is a free event and no catering is provided. Further details on our website: http://www.qub.ac.uk/schools/psy/Events/55years/FlavourOfPsychology/
Improviser, guitarist and constructor Han-earl Park (www.busterandfriends.com) has been crossing borders and performing fuzzily idiomatic, on occasion experimental, always traditional, open improvised music for over fifteen years. He has performed in clubs, theatres, art galleries, concert halls, and (ad-hoc) alternative spaces in Austria, Denmark, Germany, England, Ireland, The Netherlands, Scotland and the USA.Park is part of Mathilde 253 with Charles Hayward and Ian Smith, Eris 136199 with Nick Didkovsky and Catherine Sikora, and Numbers with Richard Barrett. He is the constructor of the machine improviser io 0.0.1 beta++, a project performed in coalition with Bruce Coates and Franziska Schroeder. He has recently performed with Ishmael Wadada Leo Smith, Paul Dunmall, Lol Coxhill, Mark Sanders, Gino Robair, Tim Perkis, Pat Thomas, Andrew Drury, Josh Sinton, Dominic Lash, and as part of ensembles led by Wadada Leo Smith, Evan Parker, and Pauline Oliveros. Festival appearances include Freedom of the City (London), Sonorities (Belfast), Sonic Acts (Amsterdam), dialogues festival (Edinburgh), and CEAIT (California). His recordings have been released by labels including Slam Productions and Creative Sources. Park taught improvisation at the UCC Department of Music, and founded and curated Stet Lab, a space for improvised music in Cork."
Centre of Excellence for Public Health Seminar Series Dr Lisa Maguire and Professor Mike Clarke "How much do you need: can readers get the key messages from summaries of Cochrane Reviews, without reading the full review"