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.
Sound field recording has become powerful tool for capturing the everyday as well as the extraordinary and the unfamiliar. Collating sounds through recording on location can act as a way of understanding an unknown city or telling a personal story. This concert presents recent works by SARC composers that take a quasi-documentary approach to composition. The pieces in the programme tell a story of place and people and reveal a sound world for engagement and reflection.
This public lecture examines the phenomenon of “Irish Nights” in the playhouses of late Belfast. These occasions featured the performances of popular, political melodramas that provoked a riotous response from working class audiences, who flocked to the theatre in their droves. Described as “melodramas within melodramas,” Irish Nights were unique to Belfast given its context as a crucible of sectarian conflict in this period, however, the lack of “real” rioting outside theatres on these occasions suggests these in-house ructions were mock ones and part of the night out. Nevertheless, they helped consolidate the city’s notorious reputation as being a tough place to play, with some artists remarking “if you could survive Belfast and Glasgow, you could survive anywhere.”
Until relatively recently, official histories of Irish theatre were characterised by Abbey Theatre director Hugh Hunt’s view that this vital Victorian period of drama dominated by Dion Boucicault was “best forgotten”- an attitude shared by the same institution’s founders, W.B. Yeats and Lady Gregory, who despised the popular theatre stage (and the plebs who packed it). And yet, Boucicault’s influence is pervasive. It ghosts generations of later playwrights’ work: the comic double-acts and music hall knockabout of O’Casey, Beckett, and Behan. Even Conn the Shraughraun’s famous wake scene – fittingly restaged in Parker’s play to enact Boucicault’s stage exit from life – shadows Synge’s Riders to the Sea.
In recent years, historians, scholars and practitioners have helped to recuperate Boucicault’s work and to demolish earlier attitudes that disregarded him as a cheap hack. Audiences too have also demonstrated their appreciation of his work as several recent productions by the Abbey and Druid Theatres, and the National Theatre, London have played to packed houses. In the second event of this new initiative between Drama and English, Tim Loane will direct selected excerpts from Boucicault’s classic melodramas The Shraughraun, the Colleen Dawn and Arraghna-Pogue. This miscellany is intended to give an impressionistic overview of some of his most successful works.
Dependents, delinquents, rebels, citizens, soldiers, suffragettes, lawmakers – women have historically occupied a variety of roles in relation to the law. This 2015 conference, in celebration of International Women’s Day, seeks to examine the multi-faceted nature of women’s relationship with the law from ancient to modern times. It will explore the ways in which governments and institutions have recognised, restricted and engaged their female citizens, as well as the ways that women have worked within, challenged and shaped the law.
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The School of Psychology seminar series continues on Friday 6th March at 4pm in room 02.525.
Dr Line Caes, NUI Galway presents a talk titled: Pain in childhood: the importance of parental responses and family functioning
Assertiveness is the art of clear, honest, direct communication, and is closely linked to the ability to see ourselves as unique and worthy of respect. In this one-day workshop we will look at the difficult areas of how to be assertive when dealing with criticism and conflict.
Ayurveda is the ancient healing system of India. It is rooted in the principle that spirit, mind and body are inextricably linked. According to Ayurveda, each of us has a unique psycho/physiological body type, which determines our individual traits and tendencies. In this workshop you will learn about your constitution and how to appreciate and make the best use of your unique qualities. Inappropriate diet and lifestyle lead to certain symptoms which in turn will eventually cause disease. We will look at practical diet and lifestyle changes you can make to bring balance into your life, address symptoms and help prevent disease.
Seminar: Dr Laura McAtackney (UCD), 'Following the fighters: female experiences of imprisonment during the Irish Civil War 1922-23'
Followed by a reception to0 mark the 50th anniversary of the foundation of the Institute of Irish Studies
In association with Seamus Heaney Centre, Queen’s University Belfast In a recent report by Save the Children, literacy and reading for under 11s was highlighted as one of the key priorities in changing the future prospects of children living in high deprivation in the UK. At the same time, the canon of Northern Irish writers in fiction, poetry, film and stage is recognized as one of our greatest international calling cards. How do we connect the two? How do we encourage children and young people to tell stories and love literature? How we do we harness the power of telling stories in different forms? These issues will be addressed by a panel of distinguished writers, academics and educators including Garrett Carr, Roddy Doyle, Bruce Ingman, David Lucas, Rory O’Connor, Liam O’Hare, Louise O’Neill, Glenn Patterson, Axel Scheffler, Damian Smyth, Pádraic Whyte and Sheena Wilkinson. The launch of Fighting Words Belfast will take place following these discussions. Fighting Words Belfast is a new creative writing project for children and young people. The project is a partnership between Young at Art, Skainos and 174 Trust.
SPEAKER: Lee Jerome, School of Education, QUB
The United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child established children’s right to an education which promotes human rights, and established a duty on states to ensure children are informed about their rights. Taken together this provides a warrant for introducing some form of child rights education (CRE), that is, an education which teaches children about their rights and enables them to assume the role of rights holder. Drawing on a recently completed survey of 26 countries and seven more detailed country case studies, this paper reflects on the nature of CRE (what is it we want to achieve exactly?), the extent of implementation (what is, and is not, happening within the education systems of these countries to promote CRE?) and how progress can be secured (how have advocates made breakthroughs to promote CRE?). The answers to these questions provide enough glimpses of developed CRE that we can tease out a set of benchmarking statements, to help educators measure their progress against the best that is being achieved.
The debate on the sustainability of the arts and cultural sector often centres on the way it must diversify its funding base and its business model. But what are the leaders of the industry doing to secure its creative sustainability. In what way must our industry adapt to safeguard its artistic development? How does the sector innovate in periods of negative public policy and investment? And what are the challenges and difficult decisions heads of organisations face when they address sustainability of their whole sector and not just their organisation? Tony Reekie will speak with first-hand experience as the head of one of the UK’s leading development organisations in the field of theatre.
Session will include a Q&A chaired by Ali Fitzgibbon, CEO of Young at Art.
Vienna, 1923. A discontented post-war generation diagnose youth to be their sickness and do their best to destroy it.
Bourgeois existence or suicide. There are no other choices.
Promiscuous, pitiless and bored, six sexually entangled medical students restlessly wander in and out of a boarding house, cramming, drinking, taunting, spying. Freder savagely experiments with the young, pretty maid while a part of him pines for his former lover, Desiree, a wild, disillusioned aristocrat. Petrell abandons Marie for the ruthless underdog Irene. Marie doesn’t waste any time weeping - Desiree wants her.
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2015 All Children Together Dunleath Lecture, hosted by the Centre for Shared Education, Queen’s University Belfast and NICIE: Shared Future or Separate Development? The Political Economy of Education Policies in Northern Ireland
SPEAKER: Professor Alan Smith Professor Alan Smith is holder of the UNESCO Chair in Education at the University of Ulster. His work has included research on education and the conflict in Northern Ireland, young people's understanding of human rights and the development of social, civic and political education.
Refreshments at 7pm, lecture starts 7.30pm, car parking available main QUB car park at the McClay Library at the top of Botanic Avenue.
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Northern Ireland remains one of the most researched places on earth, and following the Good Friday Agreement has provided a template for the transition to a post-conflict society that has been exported globally. For a place so small it provides a diversiform political and social environment wherein identity and culture have an unusual salience. Overarching and unresolved questions of cultural, political, and historical legitimacy contour societal engagement to the extent it can create an existential threat to the structures of the state, and the individual. Led by post-graduate research students, representing a range of disciplines at Queen’s University Belfast, this symposium will discuss Northern Irish identity, its characteristics, history, problems, and future direction. This symposium is open to all, and will seek to build inter-disciplinary collaboration between participants for future impact and engagement on the importance of identity in modern Northern Ireland.
SANDEEP BHAGWATI is a composer, researcher, poet, theatre maker, installation artist, and conductor, born in India, a citizen of Germany now living in Montréal, Canada. In his work, he likes to ask himself questions that he cannot answer, set himself tasks that stymie him, and to break with practices that no one thinks are broken. In order to further foster and enhance his ignorance, he founded, in 2006, a research-creation lab at Concordia University, the matralab, where he and his team work on computer improvisation, interactive scores, invisible bodysuit scores and creative research into inter-traditional music and theatre forms, but also on the theoretical-artistic exploration of comprovisational technique, inter-traditional aesthetics and world-conscious art practices such as political performance, environmental sound art or responsive creation.
'From Mustard Gas to Molecular Diagnostics, a Personal Journey in Personalized Cancer Treatment'
Many people see the interview as a major obstacle to obtaining employment/promotion. This course aims at improving your interview performance by helping you to recognise your main selling points in terms of skills, knowledge and experience. It will help you select and express information proficiently on an application form and at interview, as well as coaching you in how to anticipate and respond to questions.
A multi-disciplinary, post graduate prison researcher event, held by Queens University Belfast and University of Ulster. A chance for researchers to network and discuss theory, ethics, methodology and the issues of the field in an informal setting.
The concept of judicial deference has been developed in the United States as well as in UK, Canada and Ireland. It limits the scope of judicial review of administrative agencies’ actions in the light of agencies’ superior expertise and separation of powers arguments. The paper after presenting the foundations of the concept in U.S. law analyzes whether there are legal grounds for the validity of the concept of judicial deference in Continental Europe where it remains generally accepted that it is a role of courts (and not administrative agencies) to interpret the law. Standards stemming from Article 6 of the European Convention on Human Rights (the ECHR) are analyzed in order to answer the question whether deferential standard of review is permissible under the ECHR principle of full judicial review. The analysis of the jurisprudence of the European Court of Human Rights leads—quite surprisingly—to the conclusion that there is a space for U.S.-like judicial deference under European fundamental rights framework. Dr Maciej Bernatt is an Assistant Professor at the Jean Monnet Chair in Eu-ropean Economic Law, Faculty of Management, University of Warsaw and as a law clerk and assistant of Chief Justice in the Polish Constitutional Court. He cooperates with the Centre for Antitrust and Regulatory Studies at the University of Warsaw as its scientific secretary. Maciej specializes in competi-tion law and constitutional law with focus on protection of fundamental rights (especially right to a fair hearing) as well as interplay between human rights and business.
Annette Krebs has studied classical music and lives since 1993 in Berlin. As a composer, performer and improviser she developed a musical style which is based among others on influences and inspirations from contemporary arts, classical and contemporary music. She is one of the founders of the Berlin movement “Echtzeitmusik”. She developed electro-acoustic solo pieces for loudspeakers, develops music for ensembles, video- and performance projects and works with many instrumentalists and artists in - and outside of Europe.
Dr Catherine Swift (MIC, University of Limerick) will speak on 'Surname formation in Ireland: discussion, debates and DNA'
PAULA MEEHAN ‘The Solace of Artemis’ Paula Meehan, Ireland Professor of Poetry delivers her second lecture during her three year tenure of the post. The full title of the lecture is ‘The Solace of Artemis: On Bears, On Memory and On Teachers’ and was inspired by a poem that she wrote in 2011 after reading the journal ‘Current Biology’.
This is a one-day experiential introduction to Mindfulness. It has been known for centuries in the meditative tradition that the sustained practice of mindfulness meditation can have profoundly healing and transformative effects in one’s life. Mindfulness is the ability to engage with the present moment without stress provoking negative judgments. Participants will learn the basic units of Mindfulness in action.
This work is an interactive sound installation based around lived experiences of dance music and club culture. The piece dissects the art and science of DJ-ing and explores individual and collective identities formed through involvement with electronic music scenes both emergent and historic. It interrogates the notion that any given era was notably exceptional with a range of participants across three generations. The installation draws on people’s memories inside a club: the collective experience; the out-of body experience; the fleeting, microcosmic social experience. The story is told by those who know it best - DJs who have spent as much time on the dance floor as behind the decks. Everybody (Wants To Be The DJ) invites you to join them and have your moment. It asks whether techno and house music ever could or indeed still can save the world.
Interested in finding out more about diabetes? This information evening on the Queen’s diabetes research programmes will include an overview of the current research from Professor Timothy Lyons, followed by brief talks from doctors and researchers working to prevent and cure diabetes and its complications. Following the short presentations there will be an opportunity to meet the clinicians and researchers. To register your attendance please email firstname.lastname@example.org by Tuesday 10 March.
Workshop: “Big Ears” is a public engagement training course, initiated by Dr. Franziska Schroeder and has been hosted by Sonic Arts Research Centre (SARC), Queen’s University Belfast since 2011. Big Ears 2015 launches an exciting new collaboration with Drake Music Northern Ireland, a music and disability charity that enables musicians to overcome physical barriers and learning difficulties through music technology to compose and perform their own music. The program will take place over 3 days, delivering practical training in inclusive design and public engagement to higher education students. It will also offer workshops and a showcase performance with the Drake Music Northern Ireland musicians. Co-ordinated by Koichi Samuels. The showcase, 7pm on Friday night, will be open to the public. Relevant interested applicants contact Koichi Samuels for detailed times: Ksamuels01@qub.ac.uk.
The program is supported by Queen’s University Researcher Training Development Fund, and is designed by Koichi Samuels.
Concert: Showcase concert resulting from the 3 days “Big Ears” workshop, featuring newly developed music interfaces by several invited researchers. These interfaces have been developed with the Drake musicians who will perform for you this evening, composer Steve Reich.
Special Event: Workshop & Concert Workshop: 25th - 27th March All Day
Concert: Friday 27th March 7.00pm
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'Practical issues in running randomised controlled trials (RCTs)' Facilitator: Prof Allen Thurston This session will look at research design in RCTs and discuss the main issues in randomising to condition. It will also look at run-in studies (pilots) and how to decide the sample size required for undertaking RCTs.
Prof. Brian Campbell, Professor of Roman History at Queen's, will speak on 'Roman Lessons'.
Members of the public are welcome to attend.
The lecture will be followed by a reception.
A concert of new work from Scotland by the new music ensemble of St Andrews University. The programme will include works by Thea Musgrave and Sally Beamish, as well as the first performance of QUB composer Simon Mawhinney’s The Pinkbow at Backnamullagh. The St Andrews New Music Ensemble brings together musicians of the University who have a curiosity to explore music of the Twentieth Century and today. Rehearsing and performing on a project basis in close association with the St Andrews Chamber Orchestra, the ensemble has a flexible instrumental line-up and works with emerging and established composers: in recent years the ensemble has worked with Paul Mealor, Sally Beamish and Thea Musgrave. The ensemble holds an annual Call for Scores that receives a wide international response – many of the winning pieces have entered into the ensemble’s repertoire. In May 2015 the ensemble will perform at the Glasgow Minimalist Festival alongside the legendary composer Steve Reich.
1916 witnessed two events that would profoundly shape both politics and commemoration in Ireland over the course of the following century. Although the Easter Rising and the battle of the Somme were important historical events in their own right, their significance also lay in how they came to be understood as iconic moments in the emergence of Northern Ireland and the Irish Republic.
The Easter Rising proved a source of legitimacy not only for the independent Irish state that emerged out of the War of Independence but for subsequent republican movements that sought to justify the continued use of violence for political ends. From the 1960s the Rising’s contested legacy became central to the emergence of acrimonious debates about the writing of Irish history that were further intensified and, unusually for historiographical disputes, given wide public purchase by the outbreak of the Troubles.
In Ulster the sacrifice of the 36th Division on the Western Front provided a key foundation myth for the Northern Irish state. As with the memory of the Rising for republicans, the Somme offered unionist and loyalist movements a potent source of political capital. Although long a contentious feature of the Irish commemorative landscape, as witnessed by its ubiquity in loyalist murals, the aftermath of the Good Friday Agreement has also seen the appropriation of the memory of the First World War to fashion a more conciliatory narrative of the shared Catholic and Protestant experience of war.
Adopting an interdisciplinary approach drawing on history, politics, anthropology and cultural studies, this colloquium will explore how the memory of these two iconic events has been constructed, mythologised and revised over the course of the past century. The aim is not merely to understand how the Rising and Somme came to exert a central place in how the past is viewed in Ireland, but to address this subject as a means of exploring wider questions about the relationship between history and memory.
Topics of interest to those beyond scholars of Irish history will include: the construction of communal memory, the role of commemoration in shaping national and political identity, and the relationship between academic history and public memory. Specific papers will address: the politics of memory and commemoration; the memorialisation of history; the shaping of collective memory; the influence of the Troubles on the history and memory of 1916; the role of the historian in engaging with popular memory and commemoration; the international impact of 1916; and how theories of memory can inform our understanding of commemoration and popular history.
The growth of ‘modern’ Belfast began with Sir Arthur Chichester, who in 1603, was given land including Belfast for his part in the defeat of the Ulster Gaels in the Nine Years’ War. This field trip around central Belfast will tell the story, through the people, events and buildings that go to make up the history of the city. Meet at the front of the City Hall at 10.00 am.
The School of Psychology seminar series continues on Friday 27th March at 4pm in room 02.525.
Dr Jocelyn Dautel, QUB presents her talk titled: Children’s reasoning about language as a social category.
Friday 27th March, 8pm
Saturday 27th March, 8pm
Elizabeth walks into a Sinn Fein constituency office seeking assistance regarding anti-social behaviour in her area. Frank takes her details and promises to look into it. He later learns she is the widow of an RUC man killed by the IRA, and is warned to tread carefully. This brief encounter poses challenges for personal preconceptions and beliefs, straining family and political loyalties.
Those You Pass on the Street explores the complexities of dealing with the legacy of conflict, especially when that conflict is localised and personal. It contrasts party political positioning with individual needs. It challenges the view that any mechanism for dealing with the past is simply about ‘whose side gets what’. This show will run for approx one hour and after Saturday’s performance, there will be a postshow discussion with the playwright, Dr Laurence McKeown; Kabosh’s artistic director, Paula McFetridge, chaired by Dr Mark Phelan
This research, carried out on behalf of the Department of Justice, set out to explore the need for legal services for children and young people (CYP) in Northern Ireland (NI). Interviews were carried out with key stakeholders with direct experience of the legal needs of CYP, a wide range of focus groups with CYP and an online survey of post-primary school pupils to ascertain their knowledge and understanding of their legal rights and needs. The research indicates that the vulnerability of children and young people and their relative dependency on adults brings about specific legal needs, such as, inter alia: accurate assessment of competence; appropriate communication skills for adults engaging with children and young people; the recognition of children as rights-holders with the particular right to have their views sought, listened to and taken seriously; adequate time for cases so that meaningful consultation can occur at each stage of the legal process; need for legal specialism in relation to the issues faced by children and young people; age appropriate treatment by police; child friendly facilities and age appropriate court proceedings. In particular the seminar will focus on fundamental barriers to meeting the legal needs of children and young people: their lack of knowledge and understanding of their legal rights; their lack of confidence in relation to safely exercising their legal rights, for fear of repercussion; and their lack of willingness to exercise rights because they feel it would make little difference.
The QUB Law School Film Group (QUB LSFG) invites you to a screening of the historical drama ‘Amistad’. 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.
'Introduction to Multilevel Modeling' Facilitator: Prof Paul Connolly Previous knowledge: good grasp of descriptive statistics and basic understanding of the notion of statistical significance. Understanding of linear regression would be an advantage but not essential.
Inaugural Lecture, Prof. Raymond Williamson, Centre for Dentistry “Of Rats and Rads and HBO”
CoE Seminar by Dr Anne Kouvonen entitled - Availability and use of register data in epidemiological research in Finland
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
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.
“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
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
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.
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).
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
Did we have a Revolution or a putsch? Who was shooting on the 21st? And who was shooting on the 22nd? Was the army shooting on the 21st or did some shoot and some not shoot? Or were the Securitate disguised in army uniforms? And were they still shooting on the 22nd? Were they now disguised as Securitate? Where did the flags come from? Who put loudhailers in the square? How could they publish a newspaper so soon? Who got Ceausescu to call everyone together? Where are the bodies?
In December 1989, Romanian Communist Party Leader Nicolae Ceausescu’s regime was overthrown by the people of communist controlled Romania, during a series of violent protests, deadly riots and chaos in the capital. Shortly after the bloodbath Caryl Churchill and a group of students travelled to Bucharest and through interviews with people from all backgrounds, Churchill has complied the first hand accounts of the Revolution into the story of ‘Mad Forest’. The three act play set before, during and after the Revolution is thought provoking, gripping and entertaining. Presenting a wide-lensed account of Romanians from all walks of life, there is as much authenticity in the dialogue as in the silences.
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.
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'.
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.
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