In the run-up to the UK referendum on continued EU membership, opinions are divided and very pronounced. Most agree that this is one of the most important decisions in this decade for the electorate to take. The polls suggest that the referendum will be contested and each individual vote (or decision not to vote) will make a difference.
Seminar by Grace O'Malley for info on the speaker go to: http://ie.linkedin.com/pub/grace-o-malley/9/352/67a. Part of the CoE Seminar Series
‘The Girl-The Woman: Beyond Global and Generational Borders’ research project is hosting a symposium on the theme of Global Girlhood focusing on the experience of girls and girlhood, in order to illuminate how girls’ identities are constructed, given expression and recognized. Our keynote presentation will be: ‘The girl-the woman’: a reading of selected poetry by Dr Sinéad Morrissey, the first Belfast poet laureate. For the full programme please go to: http://www.qub.ac.uk/research-centres/InstituteforCollaborativeResearchintheHumanities/ProjectResearchGroups/2013-14ProjectResearchGroups/TheGirl-TheWomanBeyondGlobalandGenerationalBorders/
Session:Transforming your Care (TYC) is a major reform of health and social care services. It is vital that researchers are aware of the changes to structures, systems, cultures, and practice which are taking place. We would like you to come away with a sound understanding of TYC and to start thinking about how and where your research may impact. This event will be of interest to PhD students and research staff. This event is being organised by the Community Development & Health Network on behalf of the Centre of Excellence for Public Health NI
Inaugural Lecture by Professor Jayne Woodside: ‘An apple a day…is it really enough?’
This interdisciplinary conference seeks to examine the concept and development of heritage within an academic discourse -- in particular the way in which heritage studies have developed in response to various critiques of political, cultural, and social globalisation and transnationalism. Presentations will be given by established scholars and postgraduate students. Our keynote speaker, Professor John Wilson Foster (QUB Honorary Research Fellow), will present on the RMS Titanic, heritage and Belfast. Panels will focus on topics ranging from food tourism and cultural unionism. Panellists are as follows: Linda Maher (UCD) Kevin McNicholl (QUB) Adriana Salas (UCD) Erin Hinson (QUB) Elaine O’Driscoll (UCC) Julia Andrade Rocha (QUB) Lauren Ferguson (QUB) Lisa Bogert (QUB) Frances Harkin (QUB)
Inaugural Lecture by Professor Chris Patterson: 'Epidemiology counts - childhood diabetes matters'
Professor Steven Cummins "Measuring environmental exposure in physical activity and diet research: some thoughts from the ORIEL and other studies" Everyone welcome Sandwich lunch provided
An evening showcasing the work of some of Northern Ireland's most talented emerging writers, and 2014-15 ACNI Artists Career Enhancement Scheme awardees: Steve Cavanagh, Jan Carson, Paula Cunningham, Nathanial McAuley and Rebecca Reid.
Free movement of persons offers immense opportunity for integrating Europe's societies. Nonetheless, its alleged negative effects are in focus in the UK referendum debate as well as in other Member States. Mobility paired with equality is portrayed as enhancing inequalities, threatening social cohesion and ruining national welfare state arrangements. These fears inhibit proactive policies to explore the potential of mobility. The first research seminar of the JMCE "Tensions at the Fringes of the EU" (TREUP), kicking off with a key note by Catherine Barnard and further contributions by Dagmar Schiek, Yvonne Galligan and Bal Sokhi Bulley, offers a forum for interdisciplinary exchange on the interrelation of mobility and equality, the relevance of mobility for EU citizens as well as non-EU citizens, and its impact on inequalities resulting from gender, ethnicity, race, disability and their intersections. Papers on all aspects of mobility are invited (for more information).
The Naughton Gallery hosts an artist talk and tour of the current exhibition - Four Directions, by Aboriginal artist Heather Kamarra Shearer. Heather will introduce the work, and share her life story which is so integral to her creative practice. The talk will be followed by a Q&A with the artist. This is a free event, no booking required.
Theme: Innovation and New Technologies
Queen’s Management School will be holding its annual annual Doctoral Colloquium on 8th June 2016.
The colloquium will have a general theme of innovation and new technologies, and presentations will be from postgraduate research students across Management, Finance, Economics and Accounting. This event represents an excellent opportunity for prospective research students to meet current students and supervisors, and to find out what academic research entails. The keynote speaker is Dr Gerben Bakker, Associate Professor of Economic History at the London School of Economics. Dr Bakker has published in the fields of innovation, economic and business history, corporate finance, and intellectual property rights. His research has appeared in journals such as The Journal of Economic History and Research Policy, and he is the author of a book on the industrialisation of entertainment (Cambridge University Press, 2008). He also has considerable experience of communicating research with a view to influencing public policy.
For a full programme, please visit: http://www.quceh.org.uk/doctoral-colloquium-2016.html
Queen’s University Belfast would like to invite students in Year 13 (or equivalent) at school or college, and their parents/guardians, to its Year 13 Parents’ Evening. This is for undergraduate degrees in the Faculty of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences. At this event, you will have the opportunity to: • Attend talks on the undergraduate degrees in the Faculty • Hear about the employability opportunities open to our graduates • Meet academics and current students
Marilynn Richtarik (English, Georgia State University/ Fulbright ScholarQUB) ‘Forging a usable past: Brian Friel’s Making History’
Mr CDC Armstrong of QUB will be speaking on "A Laudian in Ulster: The Irish Career of Bishop Jeremy Taylor, 1658-1667".
Tony Gallagher (Education, QUB) ‘Shared education and school collaboration in Northern Ireland’
BBC 4 quiz show ‘The 3rd Degree’ is coming to record at Queen’s. The comedy quiz show, which is now in its seventh series, will be recorded at Queen's on Monday 27 February and are looking for audience members.
The show, hosted by Steve Punt (whose writing credits include The Now Show and Horrible Histories) lets students go head to head with their professors in a battle of General Knowledge and Specialist Subjects.
The recording is free to attend - just show up when the doors open at The Great Hall at 5.40pm and enjoy the show. Afterwards, for anyone interested there is also a Q & A - so if you are interested in television, radio or comedy production this will be extremely valuable and fun.
Lucy McDiarmid (English, Montclair State University) ‘The dreamer on the train in contemporary Irish poetry’
Dr Richard McMahon (History, Trinity College Dublin), 'The Irish contribution to the history of interpersonal violence'
Commemorating Partition and Civil Wars in Ireland, 2020-23: Civil Wars and their Legacy
James Greer and Graham Walker (Politics) ‘Christian Socialism in Belfast and Lanarkshire: the 1924 general election’
Peter McLoughlin (Politics, QUB) ‘Before hope and history rhymed: Irish-America and the political foundations for Clinton’s Northern Ireland peace initiative’
Sean Connolly (History, QUB) ‘Do we need to think again about the Irish diaspora?’
Brice Dickson (Law, QUB) ‘Ireland’s Supreme Court: an assessment of its achievements’
The 2nd 'Global Health Symposium 2017', organised and hosted by the Queen's University Belfast, will take place in Riddel Hall on 27th April 2017. This one-day event is intended to promote study, research and practice that places a priority on improving human and animal health worldwide. The Symposium will be of interest to academics, clinicians, funders, postdoctoral researchers, postgraduate students and health policy makers. The programme includes 10 presentations from acknowledged global health experts (many from QUB) and covering a wide range of topics within human and animal health. You can find our more at the Symposium website: http://ghs.qub.ac.uk. An information flyer is also attached. Attendance at the Symposium is completely free and includes a buffet lunch and refreshments throughout the day. Online registration is now open: http://ghs.qub.ac.uk/register.html. However, numbers are strictly limited. For those interested in attending, you are encouraged to register as soon as possible.
Finbar McCormick (Archaeology, QUB) ‘From Meeting House to Chapel: The evolution of Presbyterian and Catholic churches’
David Heffernan (History, QUB) 'The early history of the Ulster Plantation, c.1609-1641: Some problems and opportunities'
Sarah McCleave and Triona O'Hanlon (Music, QUB) ‘ERIN explored: resources from the Horizon 2020 project “Thomas Moore in Europe”'
Prof. Richard Kearney (Boston College): 'Commemoration: Trauma and Recovery' With a response by Dr Maurice Manning, Chancellor of the National University of Ireland