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Faculty of Humanities

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Find out more about events, seminars and public lectures in the Faculty of Humanities.

An Evening with Karl Ove Knausgaard

18:30 - 20:00 Tuesday 22 August 2017

Waterstones Deansgate is delighted to welcome Karl Ove Knausgaard to Manchester...

The 12th Annual International Ethnography Symposium

Tuesday 29 August - Friday 01 September 2017

The Annual Ethnography Symposium is a leading international forum for debate...

The University of Manchester New Writing Anthology Launch Event

18:30 - 21:00 Thursday 07 September 2017

This event marks the publication of a brand-new collection bringing together...

Bletchley Park Talk

17:00 - 19:00 Tuesday 12 September 2017

Historian Tony Davies will speak on the subject of Bletchley Park, the central...

Universities: space, place and community

09:30 - 17:00 Wednesday 13 September 2017

More than most institutions, universities have historically been defined in...

Longitudinal resources for teaching and research: an Introduction to CLOSER

13:30 - 16:30 Thursday 14 September 2017

Hosted by the University of Manchester Q-Step Centre and the Data Skills and...

The ethics of using cameras in care settings

13:00 - 14:00 Thursday 21 September 2017

Join MICRA for this event from the Occasional Lunchtime Lecture Series,...

Step 9 of 12 - written by Rob Hayes and directed by Nick Clarke

19:00 - 20:30 Friday 22 September 2017

Keith just wants to say he’s sorry. A lifetime of drug and alcohol abuse has...

An Evening with Chris Kraus

19:00 - 20:30 Wednesday 27 September 2017

Waterstones Manchester Deansgate are thrilled to welcome the wonderful Chris...

Ballroom and Latin for Beginners

Wednesday 27 September - Wednesday 22 November 2017

Due to popular demand, this Autumn the Martin Harris Centre is going back to...

Stars and Stones

10:30 - 16:30 Wednesday 27 September 2017

Stars and Stones is a brand new event offering a rare opportunity to explore...

Trumpet Recital by Gary Farr: ‘Homage to Maxwell Davies’

13:10 - 14:00 Thursday 28 September 2017

A homage to University of Manchester alumnus Sir Peter Maxwell Davies who died...

Manchester University Music Society Welcome Concert

17:00 - 19:00 Sunday 01 October 2017

Join us for the first Music Society concert of the academic year, featuring our...

Quatuor Danel Lunchtime Concert with Richard Whalley (piano)

13:10 - 14:00 Thursday 05 October 2017

Did Beethoven originally conceive his early E major piano sonata for string...

Quatuor Danel Seminar

14:30 - 16:00 Thursday 05 October 2017

The Quatuor Danel discusses the art of playing chamber music.

Celebrate National Poetry Day 2017 with LEMN SISSAY MBE

11:00 - 12:30 Friday 06 October 2017

To celebrate National Poetry Day 2017, award-winning poet and University of...

Quatuor Danel Evening Concert with Robin Ireland (viola)

19:30 - 21:00 Friday 06 October 2017

What a difference an extra viola can make! We’re delighted to invite Robin...

An Evening of Poetry with Lemn Sissay MBE - Award-winning poet and University of Manchester Chancellor

19:30 - 21:00 Saturday 07 October 2017

Award-winning poet and University of Manchester Chancellor, Lemn Sissay will be...

Literature Live: Sinéad Morrissey and Douglas Dunn- Part of Manchester Literature Festival

19:30 - 21:00 Monday 09 October 2017

A pair of our finest contemporary poets read and discuss their work at an event...

Literature Live: John Banville and Mike McCormack - Part of Manchester Literature Festival

20:00 - 21:30 Tuesday 10 October 2017

Two of Ireland’s most accomplished prose stylists come together for an evening...

Literature Live: Lisa McInerney, Sally Rooney and Joanna Walsh - Part of Manchester Literature Festival

19:30 - 21:00 Thursday 12 October 2017

Three exciting contemporary writers read and discuss their work. Lisa...

Piano Recital by Ian Pace

13:10 - 14:00 Thursday 12 October 2017

Piano recital by world-renowned pianist Ian Pace, a pianist of long-established...

There is no ‘i’ in Concerto Grosso…’ Exploring Teamwork in the Eighteenth-Century Concerto Grosso

15:30 - 17:00 Sunday 15 October 2017

As the culmination of a two-day intensive workshop on historically informed...

Literature Live: Colette Bryce and Tara Bergin - Part of Manchester Literature Festival

20:00 - 21:30 Monday 16 October 2017

Two talented Irish poets on the ascendant, Colette Bryce and Tara Bergin, come...

Kamila Shamsie in conversation with Jeanette Winterson - Part of Manchester Literature Festival

19:30 - 21:00 Tuesday 17 October 2017

Join two of our most incisive practitioners of fiction for a conversation about...

Turton Consort: Monteverdi: Il quarto libro de madrigali (1603)

13:10 - 14:00 Thursday 19 October 2017

The Turton Consort, a professional Manchester-based vocal ensemble, presents...

Manchester University Music Society Public Lunchtime Concert - Jazz Showcase

13:10 - 14:00 Friday 20 October 2017

Come and enjoy a lunchtime concert performed by the Manchester University Music...

Nigella Lawson in conversation with Jeanette Winterson- Part of Manchester Literature Festival

19:00 - 20:30 Friday 20 October 2017

'Our lives are formed by memories, and the focus of mine is the food I’ve...

Manchester University Music Society Symphony Orchestra

19:30 - 21:15 Saturday 21 October 2017

Symphony Orchestra returns with a performance of Shostakovich’s 10th symphony,...

Gordon Crosse 80th Birthday Celebratory Concert

14:00 - 15:30 Sunday 22 October 2017

A concert in celebration of composer Gordon Crosse, which will include new...

Shami Chakrabarti – Of Women - Part of Manchester Literature Festival

15:00 - 16:30 Sunday 22 October 2017

Britain’s leading human rights campaigner takes aim on the oldest and most...

Part of Manchester Science Festival- Kyle D Evans - Born to Sum

19:30 - 21:00 Monday 23 October 2017

Join the maths muso and guitar-slinging geek himself, as he takes you on a...

Il Bacio - A La Polonaise (Telemann’s love affair with Polish music)

13:10 - 14:00 Thursday 26 October 2017

Il Bacio (the kiss) ... just as the name suggests Il Bacio aims to seduce its...

MANTIS Festival

18:00 - 19:30 Saturday 28 October 2017

MANTIS (Manchester Theatre in Sound) presents concerts of new electroacoustic...

MANTIS Festival

20:00 - 21:30 Saturday 28 October 2017

MANTIS (Manchester Theatre in Sound) presents concerts of new electroacoustic...

MANTIS Festival

14:00 - 15:30 Sunday 29 October 2017

MANTIS (Manchester Theatre in Sound) presents concerts of new electroacoustic...

Rebecca Solnit in conversation with Jeanette Winterson - ** Currently Sold Out **

19:30 - 21:00 Tuesday 31 October 2017

PLEASE NOTE: This event is Sold Out

The University of Manchester Chorus Martin’s Mass and More

19:30 - 21:15 Saturday 04 November 2017

The University of Manchester’s Cosmo Singers kick off their 2017/18 programme...

Schumann’s Dichterliebe: Timothy Langston (tenor) Somi Kim (Piano)

13:10 - 14:00 Thursday 09 November 2017

University of Manchester alumnus Timothy Langston, tenor and Somi Kim, piano...

Manchester University Music Society Brass and Percussion Showcase

13:10 - 14:00 Friday 10 November 2017

An insightful snapshot of the vibrant and energetic performances that the...

Manchester University Music Society Chamber Orchestra

19:30 - 21:15 Saturday 11 November 2017

Chamber Orchestra returns for an exciting evening of music. Professor Barry...

MANTIS - Part of the New Music North West Festival 2017

17:00 - 18:00 Monday 13 November 2017

MANTIS (Manchester Theatre in Sound) presents a concert of new electroacoustic...

University of Manchester Drama Society: Autumn Showcase

19:00 - 20:30 Wednesday 15 November 2017

It’s time for the Drama Society’s Autumn Showcase! Every year we put on a...

Ad Solem - Part of the New Music North West Festival

18:00 - 19:00 Thursday 16 November 2017

The University of Manchester’s chamber choir Ad Solem start their 2017/18...

Ebonit Saxophone Quartet - Part of the New Music North West Festival 2017

13:10 - 14:00 Thursday 16 November 2017

Richard Whalley, Kevin Malone and the Ebonit Saxophone Quartet explore the...

Students’ Q&A with composer Mark-Anthony Turnage CBE - Part of the New Music North West Festival 2017

14:30 - 16:00 Thursday 16 November 2017

A student panel made up of undergraduates and postgraduates from The University...

University of Manchester Drama Society: Autumn Showcase

19:00 - 20:30 Thursday 16 November 2017

It’s time for the Drama Society’s Autumn Showcase! Every year we put on a...

New Sounds from Manchester - Part of the New Music North West Festival 2017

13:10 - 14:00 Friday 17 November 2017

After the success of last year’s inaugural performances, New Sounds returns for...

University of Manchester Drama Society: Autumn Showcase

19:00 - 20:30 Friday 17 November 2017

It’s time for the Drama Society’s Autumn Showcase! Every year we put on a...

Michelle Assay and David Fanning: two-piano recital

13:10 - 14:00 Thursday 23 November 2017

Two fiery and colourful works for two pianos from the first decade of the 20th...

Manchester University Wind Orchestra (MUWO)

19:30 - 21:15 Saturday 25 November 2017

Manchester University Wind Orchestra returns with an exciting programme of...

Royal Economic Society 2017 Annual Public Lecture

15:30 - 18:00 Wednesday 29 November 2017

The Royal Economic Society will be hosting one of the countries’ most inspiring...

Quatuor Danel Beethoven Cycle

Thursday 30 November - Sunday 03 December 2017

Join the Quatuor Danel for the Beethoven Cycle!

Quatuor Danel Beethoven Cycle Evening Concert

19:30 - 21:00 Thursday 30 November 2017

This concert forms part of the Quator Danel Beethoven Cycle.

Quatuor Danel Beethoven Cycle Lunchtime Concert

13:10 - 14:00 Thursday 30 November 2017

This concert forms part of the Quator Danel Beethoven Cycle.

Quatuor Danel Seminar: ’Emulating the Classics’

14:30 - 16:00 Thursday 30 November 2017

A workshop of student minuets in Classical style with the Quatuor Danel and...

Researching Digital Cultural Heritage

Thursday 30 November - Friday 01 December 2017

Researching Digital Cultural Heritage proposes a critical examination of...

Quatuor Danel Beethoven Cycle Evening Concert

19:30 - 21:00 Friday 01 December 2017

Beethoven        Quartet in F major, Op. 59 No. 1 Beethoven        Quartet in E minor, Op....

Quatuor Danel Beethoven Cycle Afternoon Concert

13:00 - 16:00 Saturday 02 December 2017

This concert forms part of the Quator Danel Beethoven Cycle Please note the...

The University of Manchester Chorus and Symphony Orchestra

19:30 - 21:15 Saturday 02 December 2017

The University of Manchester Chorus present both Haydn and Britten’s St...

Quatuor Danel Beethoven Cycle Afternoon Concert

13:00 - 15:30 Sunday 03 December 2017

This concert forms part of the Quator Danel Beethoven Cycle Please note the...

Literature Live: Jackie Kay and Ali Smith

19:30 - 21:00 Tuesday 05 December 2017

We are thrilled that two of our most talented, engaging and humane writers,...

Manchester University Big Band (MUBB)

19:30 - 21:15 Thursday 07 December 2017

Manchester University Big Band returns with an exciting set drawing on big band...

Pioneers of Percussion Joby Burgess (percussion / electronics)

13:10 - 14:00 Thursday 07 December 2017

One of Britain’s most diverse percussionists, Joby Burgess is best known for...

Ad Solem Christmas Concert

19:30 - 21:15 Friday 08 December 2017

Ad Solem present a selection of festive, Christmas music. From Byrd to Britten,...

Manchester University Music Society - There is no ‘i’ in Concerto Grosso…’: Baroque Orchestra

13:10 - 14:00 Friday 08 December 2017

Before concertos became all about the virtuosity of the soloist, they were...

Manchester University String Orchestra and Brass Band

19:30 - 21:15 Saturday 09 December 2017

String Orchestra returns for a performance of core string repertoire and...

The Caroline Chisholm Reading with Rachel Seiffert

18:30 - 20:00 Monday 11 December 2017

This event honours the memory of writer Caroline Chisholm (MA Creative Writing,...

Manchester University Music Society Festive Concert

19:30 - 21:15 Thursday 14 December 2017

Manchester University Music Society’s final evening concert of 2017 has a wide...

Quatuor Danel Lunchtime Concert

13:10 - 14:00 Thursday 14 December 2017

If you like your humour to be subtle and understated, then Hindemith’s...

Quatuor Danel Seminar

14:30 - 16:00 Thursday 14 December 2017

The Quatuor Danel workshops Composition Études by Masters composers of the...

Manchester University Music Society Festive Sing Along Relaxed Performance

13:10 - 14:00 Friday 15 December 2017

Get yourself in the festive spirit with a free and extremely relaxed event full...

Quatuor Danel Evening Concert

19:30 - 21:00 Friday 15 December 2017

A multi-faceted celebration of Czech string quartets, contrasting the pathos...

King of Mutapa - written by Silvanos Mudzvova

19:30 - 21:00 Monday 18 December 2017

A one-man satire set in pre-colonial, traditional Africa, on how Kings could...

Quatuor Danel Lunchtime Concert

13:10 - 14:00 Thursday 08 March 2018

A concert of contrasts is offered here, ranging from the late-Romantic lyricism...

Quatuor Danel Evening Concert with Richard Whalley (piano)

19:30 - 21:00 Friday 09 March 2018

A fascinating juxtaposition of the intensely wrought yet expansive lyricism of...

Quatuor Danel Lunchtime Concert

13:10 - 14:00 Thursday 03 May 2018

Miniatures by the youngest generation and by the father of the Quatuor Danel’s...

Quatuor Danel Seminar

14:30 - 16:00 Thursday 03 May 2018

The Quatuor Danel workshops new compositions by postgraduate students of the...

Quatuor Danel Evening Concert with David Fanning (piano)

19:30 - 21:00 Friday 04 May 2018

Two iconic chamber works by Shostakovich frame Gubaidulina’s heartwrenching...

International Law and Universality - 2018 Conference of the European Society of International Law

Wednesday 12 - Saturday 15 September 2018

Join us for the 14th Annual Conference of the European Society of International...