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
A half-day workshop organised by the Constitutional Futures Interdisciplinary Research Group in the Institute for Study of Conflict Transformation and Social Justice, QUB, with Prof James Mitchell, University of Edinburgh and funded by the ESRC.
Daniel Holder has been employed as the Deputy Director of CAJ since 2011. Prior to this he worked in the policy team of the Northern Ireland Human Rights Commission for five years, and before that he led a migrant worker equality project run by the NGO the South Tyrone Empowerment Programme and Dungannon Council. He previously worked in Havana, Cuba as a language professional for the University of Havana, press agency Prensa Latina and national broadcaster, ICRT. He has a primary degree in Spanish and Sociology and an LLM in Human Rights Law, both from Queen's University.
Theme Fractured Narratives. The festival will feature a newly commissioned multi-channel work for the Sonic Lab from electroacoustic pioneer Denis Smalley. Also featured in the festival will be a major recent work by Trevor Wishart. For detailed information: www.sonorities.org.uk
‘Two Thousand + FIFTEEN Symposium on Fractured Narratives – Improvised sounds and stories’ Seminar on Saturday 25th April, see seminars at back of programme. Curated by Dr Franziska Schroeder, Koichi Samuels and Tullis Rennie with Keynote Speaker Cathy Lane, Professor of Sound Arts, University of the Arts London.
For details see: www.qub.ac.uk/sonorities/symposium_call.html
Prof Dáibhí Ó Cróinín (NUI Galway) will speak on 'In search of the lost St Patrick'.
ERIKA MEITNER AND MARGOT BACKUS Erika Meitner is the author of four books of poetry—most recently Copia (BOA Editions, 2014), and Ideal Cities (HarperCollins, 2010), which was a 2009 National Poetry Series winner. Currently, she is an associate professor of English at Virginia Tech, where she teaches in the MFA program in creative writing, and lives in the mountains with her husband and two young sons. As a Fulbright Scholar, she will be teaching and working on her fifth poetry collection, Fragments from Holymoleyland. Margot (FitzGerald) Backus grew up in the midwestern US. As Associate Professor of English at the University of Houston, her areas of specialization include British and Irish modernisms and critical sexuality studies. Her book, The Gothic Family Romance: Heterosexuality, Child Sacrifice and the Anglo-Irish Colonial Order (Duke UP, 1999), won the American Conference for Irish Studies’ prize for a first book. Her second book is Scandal Work: James Joyce, the New Journalism, and the Home Rule Newspaper Wars (UNDP, 2013). As Fulbright scholar she will teach modules on modern Anglophone Irish literature, and twentieth-century Irish and Northern Irish scandals and scandal cultures, while researching the Kincora Boys’ Home scandal.
The School will hold an Open Day for undergraduate applicants holding offers for September 2015 entry Friday 24 April. All applicants holding offers will be contacted by the School.
Title: Crossing Borders in Educational Research: A narrative gaze.
Ruth is Professor of Education and Director of Research in the School of Education, Queen’s University Belfast, where previously she has been Head. Her research interests have focused on understanding children and young people, teachers' identities and, more recently, poverty and educational achievement in communities. Trained in experimental methods, she has been championing creative and arts-informed methods of inquiry in educational research and contemplates some of the triumphs and tensions experienced when researching across boundaries.
This conference coming 15 years after the signing of 1325, will provide a timely opportunity to engage critically with the Women, Peace and Security agenda, providing new perspectives from a wide range of stakeholders.
Professor Stephen Calkins has devoted much of his career to enforcing, practicing, teaching, and lecturing and writing about competition law in the U.S. and around the world. He is a former General Counsel of the U.S. Federal Trade Commission (an independent competition agency) and was formerly of counsel to a global law firm. Since December 2011 he has served as a Member of Ireland's Competition and Consumer Protection Commission and its predecessor agency the Competition Authority (where he was also Director of the Mergers Division). In this special seminar, which is made open to the University community and selected others, he will reflect on comparisons between competition enforcement in the US and the EU.
Latin American Studies Forum Seminar given by Dr Marny Requa (Institute of Criminology and Criminal Justice, School of Law, QUB)
The McCosh Lecture (formerly the Annual Religious Studies Lecture at Queen's) will be delivered by Professor Mona Siddiqui OBE, Professor of Islamic and Interreligious Studies, University of Edinburgh on the theme of 'Between Halal and Hijab: ideals and realities of Islamic Law in Europe'. It will be opened by the Vice-Chancellor, and Chaired by Professor David Livingstone, Director of the Religious Studies Research Forum in the Institute of Theology at QUB.
“If Margaret Thatcher wins on Thursday, I warn you not to be ordinary. I warn you not to be young. I warn you not to fall ill. I warn you not to get old.” Neil Kinnock, pre-general election speech, 1983.
Set in the early Thatcher years, Top Girls examines women’s lives and experiences at a time of great social change. Caryl Churchill daringly employs historical and modern characters to encounter each other, coincide and clash in this dazzling and poignant play. Their debate is, of course, still relevant today.
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This recital offers a rare chance to hear a complete performance of Bach’s ‘Goldberg Variations’ (BWV 898), which was published by Balthasar Schmidt of Nuremberg in 1741. Pianist Daniel Martyn Lewis has performed throughout the UK and in his native Australia to much critical acclaim. He is now based in Wales; his professors have included Ronald Farren-Price (University of Melbourne), John Lill (London), Arnaldo Cohen (Royal Northern College of Music) and Richard McMahon (RWCMD). Daniel possesses a wide-ranging repertoire, although more particularly he is a specialist in the music of Bach and has made many original arrangements and transcriptions.
Eilean Ni Chuilleanain, Michael Coady and Tom French Eiléan Ní Chuilleanáin’s collections include Acts and Monuments (1972), The Second Voyage (1977, 1986), The Rose Geranium (1981), The Magdalene Sermon (1989) which was shortlisted for the Irish Times/Aer Lingus Award, and The Girl Who Married the Reindeer (2001). Her Selected Poems was published in 2008. Michael Coady has published five collections with The Gallery Press: Two for a Woman, Three for a Man (1980), Oven Lane (1987. Revised 2014), All Souls (1997), One Another (2003) and Going by Water (2009). Tom French’s first collection Touching the Bones (Gallery Press, 2001) was awarded the Forward Prize for First Collection 2002. His latest collection, Midnightstown, was published in 2014. Presented in Association with Gallery Press
Squeeze Gut Entry, Water Street, Crooked Lane, Back of The River Mill Street, Hercules Street. This is just a small selection of the fascinating names that once adorned the streets of Belfast’s city centre. On this trip we will discover their history and their present day names. A map and a hand out highlighting all the streets will be included in the walk. Meeting place at the front door of the Belfast City council information centre, which is directly opposite the city hall Recommended textbook: ‘Central Belfast’ A Historical Gazeter, M Patton (Ulster Architectural Heritage Society).
1 May, 2 May, 3 May, 4 May
at Florence Court , Enniskillen for the Wilde Weekend
Oscar, Constance, Speranza (and Bosie) are “at home” in the exquisitely beautiful Florence Court House this Mayday weekend. House guests will include Jack, Algy, Gwendolen and Cecily from The Importance of Being Earnest, (not to mention the redoubtable Lady Bracknell), Lord and Lady Windermere, and the precocious Dorian Gray. Visitors will be conducted throughout the house, upstairs and downstairs, where a range of short scenes from Wilde’s most popular works will be performed live by actors in each of the principal rooms. Is it life or is it art? Come and decide for yourself as we welcome you to the witty, complex and contradictory world of Oscar Wilde. Conceived and directed by David Grant. Ticket price includes access to Florence Court Gardens. The performance lasts approximately 1 hour and 15 minutes. http://ardhowentheatre.ticketsolve.com/shows/873531717/events?show_id=873531717
The School of Psychology seminar series continues on Friday 6th March at 4pm in room 02.525.
Dr Laura Taylor, QUB presents her talk titled: Examining Constructive Adaptation among Youth in Political Conflict
This half-day workshop will focus on colour and style advice especially for men. Each participant will be tested with colour fabric swatches to determine which colours work best for them, including neutral colours for formal suits. General advice on dressing for specific body shapes, body language and personal presentation will be discussed.
The workshop will focus on the following: i) Loudspeakers as instruments - preparations, piezo pickups, feedback, resonant tubes; ii) Techniques and approaches for multichannel composition and performance software, signal routing, probability / random processes across multiple channels. iii)Fixed media and live electronics interpretation and performance combining i) and ii) - related to the duo concert on 7th May.
Seminar with Professor Martin Barker (Emeritus Professor of Film and Television Studies at the Aberystwyth University)
The QUB Law School Film Group (QUB LSFG) invites you to a screening and discussion on the environmental comedy ‘The Castle’. The film will be followed by a discussion with environmental law experts. All QUB LSFG screenings are hosted in accessible rooms and shown with English subtitles. This event is free and open to everyone - you do not have to be part of QUB, the Law School or Film Group to attend. The QUB Law School Film Group welcomes - film enthusiasts, scholars/students from all disciplines, and members of the public – to its monthly movie night. On the first Wednesday of every month we screen a film that relates to legal principles and the challenges they face.
In these two works, separated by nearly a century, but strikingly akin in concept, the spectator/listener is invited into the psychical processes of another human being during a moment of heightened experience. For Pre-Composition, we are welcomed into the mind of a composer (Applebaum himself?) as he prepares his next piece. In Mrs. Laneen we enter the disordered mind of a woman in ill-health, possibly nearing death. The two pieces, presented together for the first time, offer a unique sound and theatre experience that presents a take on creativity and mental illness surprisingly consonant with current ideas in neuroscience.
CoE Seminar by Dr Richard Emsley, Lecturer, Centre for Biostatistics, University of Manchester Title Causal inference and stratified medicine: the essential role of mechanisms evaluation
Disassembler is a new group dedicated to the interpretation and performance of live electronic and fixed media concert works. Focused on exploring the physical / acoustic possibilities of electro-acoustic music through working with materials such as denuded loudspeakers, resonant / textured preparations, feedback, room acoustics / resonance, randomness / probability processes, instability. Disassembler favours close collaboration with composers, towards building a repertoire of luminous interpretations.
QUB Drama are delighted to play host to a special conversation between Jimmy Fay, (Executive Producer of the Lyric Theatre) and Fiach MacConghail (Director of the Abbey Theatre), on the eve of an historic co-production between both theatres of Sean O’Casey’s classic play, Shadow of a Gunman.
As Fiach completes a decade in charge of the Abbey Theatre, and Jimmy his first year at the Lyric, it seems a timely occasion to invite you to join the artistic leaders of the two most important theatre institutions on the island of Ireland to reflect on past, present and future of Irish drama.
Admission is free and tickets are available at the door (capacity is limited to 120).
Guest Lecture: Gerd-Rainer Horn (Sciences Po Paris) 'Vatican II, Liberation Theology and the Spirit of the Sixties’
Co-hosted by the School of History and Anthropology and Religious Studies Research Forum
Followed by a reception to launch the international research network 'Religion and Socialism in the Twentieth Century'
The University Brass Band teams up with JAM’s Junior and Senior Brass groups for a programme of classics and popular pieces.
The School of Psychology seminar series continues on Friday 6th March at 4pm in room 02.525.
Dr Carlo Tomasetto, University of Bologna presents a talk titled: Princesses, knights, and numbers: Math-gender stereotypes, math performance, and math-related beliefs in early and middle childhood
Under the guidance of the award-winning journalist and author, Alf McCreary, the participants will be given advice about turning their ideas into print, and they will also learn about publishing, book-writing, journalism, and other important aspects of the writing business. The course is held in an informal atmosphere, and it is aimed at people who have not written before, and also those who have produced written work which has not yet been published. Overall, the course is a unique and pleasurable learning experience for the participants, and also the tutor.
This course is a fun guide to the use of essential oils for pleasure, relaxation and general wellbeing. The class will look at the history of aromatherapy for holistic health before getting a chance to experiment with smelling and blending oils, and getting advice on how best to use some of the most commonly available oils at home to enhance rooms, baths and massage preparations.
This series of public lectures introduces the transformation and development in contemporary China. Since China opened its door to the world and adopted economic reform in 1978, it has undergone enormous changes. What is China’s development trajectory? What is the direction of China’s development moving forward? These questions will be explored by various speakers in this lecture series.
This event is jointly organised by Queen’s University, Queen’s Law School, Queen’s Management School, Mandarin Speakers Association in Northern Ireland (MSA) and Chinese Students and Scholars Association QUB. For further details on this event please click here
Join QUSO as they round off their 2014/15 season. The concert as ever will feature symphonic favourites and soloists from the Orchestra, with music sure to suit all tastes.
The Gender Justice and Conflict Transformation Research Group will be screening I Came To Testify. The fi lm will be introduced by Dr Maria Deiana and will be followed by a discussion. Refreshments will be provided. I Came To Testify is the moving story of how a group of 16 women who had been imprisoned by Serb-led forces in the Bosnian town of Foca broke history’s great silence – and stepped forward to take the witness stand in an international court of law.
Award winning Investigative journalist Kathryn Torney (The Detail) demonstrates how she uses the Freedom of Information Act to extract statistical data from public bodies in order to increase public understanding of social issues. For more information and to register your interest in attending please click here.
This recital centres upon one of the pinnacles of the Romantic repertoire, the B minor Sonata by Liszt. Pianist Philip Edward Fisher is widely recognized as a unique performer of refined style and exceptional versatility whose tours have taken him across the United Kingdom to Italy, Austria, Denmark, Switzerland, Norway, Romania, the Ukraine, Japan, Kenya, Zimbabwe, and the United States. 2002 marked his New York debut at Alice Tully Hall, performing Rachmaninov’s Third Piano Concerto under the baton of Larry Rachleff. He has also appeared at Merkin Hall and Avery Fisher Hall at Lincoln Centre, while UK venues have included the Purcell Room, Wigmore Hall, Barbican Centre and Royal Festival Hall in London, Usher Hall in Edinburgh, the Glasgow Royal Concert Hall, and Symphony Hall in Birmingham.
A concert of summer favourites and evergreen classics from the popular QUB Big Band, to include swing, blues and ballad hits under the direction of maestro Steve Barnett.
f you have ever wanted to write but feel you lack confidence, this one-day course has been designed to help you. Whether you are interested in writing fiction or writing about your own life, we will explore tips to ‘kick-start’ your writing, have fun with some quick-fire writing exercises and take the fear out of sentences and paragraphs.
Brendan O’Leary is Lauder Professor of Political Science at the University of Pennsylvania and Director of the University of Pennsylvania Program in Ethnic Conflict. Amongst his research interests are the liberal democratic state, national and ethnic conflict regulation, political violence, and power-sharing in deeply divided places. Professor O’Leary’s career has always combined academic with political advisory work and his presentation today will reflect elements of both.
The Wiles Lectures for 2015 will be delivered by Professor Lyndal Roper, Fellow of Oriel College and Regius Professor of History at the University of Oxford, on 27-30 May 2015. Professor Roper's Wiles lectures will be given over four days at Queen's University Belfast, on the theme: 'Luther and the Reformation: A Cultural History'.
Societies emerging from conflict need to find a balance between looking forward to building a united community and looking backward to deal with the pain and hurt of the past. Reflecting on her long experience as a lawyer, Police Ombudsman and champion of justice, Baroness Nuala O’Loan will address the difficulties this balance poses for post-conflict societies and makes some recommendations for how it might be managed.
Readings from the current Creative Writing MA Students at the Seamus Heaney Centre for Poetry. A chance to hear future literary stars!
JAM Four programme students will present their work using creative music technologies in the Sonic Arts Research Centre.
All children attending four different JAM programmes will be showcasing their musicianship skills through choir singing, brass band playing, guitar and flute ensembles, as well as some performances using creative music technologies.
This symposium will examine how the shock waves of antireligious violence in countries like Mexico, Spain, and the USSR converged with intellectual and social projects to reorder the church-state systems shaken up as a result of the First World War, producing what can be described as a transnational culture war. The following contributions will treat religious-secular fronts—both real and rhetorical—as sites of differentiation, identity construction, and exchange, and thereby offer new perspective on the secularist left, the religious right and points in between.
This symposium will inaugurate the international research network Socialism and Religion in the Twentieth Century.
Speakers at: http://royalhistsoc.org/calendar/symposium-interwar-kulturkampf-transnational-struggles-secularism/
16th annual UACES Student Forum Research Conference
In the last few years the European Union has been faced with a growing number of crises: a financial and economic crisis, a continuing legitimacy and democratic crisis and growing external crises with rising tensions between the Ukraine and Russia and a worsening climate crisis. We invite abstract submissions on how this “Ever Challenged Union” may or may not come about: are there ways out the crises? Has the EU changed in answer to these crises and is it on the right path?
This two-day research conference aims to provide a friendly environment in which postgraduate students can gain experience of presenting research and develop contacts with other researchers in their field. The conference is aimed at research students of all levels and proposals are welcome from students working in the field of European Studies within various disciplines. The research conference offers an ideal introduction to the UACES community.
Call for papers
The deadline for submitting paper abstracts (200 words) or a panel proposal is 1 April 2015. The call for papers is now open and we encourage submission from students at all stages of their European Studies PhDs. Paper and panel submission forms and further details about the conference can be viewed at http://uaces.org/events/sfevents/research2015/
UACES is able to offer up to 100.00 GBP towards travel expenses for those on direct flights to Belfast and up to 160.00 GBP towards travel expenses for those requiring connecting flights to Belfast. We can offer this funding to up to 45 students - the funding will be allocated following a competitive call for papers. Paper-givers who are accepted for the conference will be informed by the end of April 2015 and expected to provide a completed version of the paper (6,000-8,000 words) for publication on the UACES website by 3 June 2015. Please read the full terms and conditions of funding before submitting an abstract. This conference is being organised with the support of the Erasmus + programme of the European Union.
Model United Nations is an educational conference in which students learn about diplomacy, international relations, and the United Nations. This year, Queen's University Belfast is delighted to host the Belfast Model UN conference. Belfast Model United Nations 2015 will officially commence at the opening ceremony on the evening of Wednesday 11th November and will finish on Saturday 14th. The conference will include a range of workshops, talks, cultural tours and more. Students interested in participating need to register for the event through the MUN website www.belfastmun.org