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

Legacies of Slavery and Abolition in Manchester

Thursday 14 September - Saturday 14 October 2017

An exhibition sharing the story of the Atlantic Slave Trade and its legacies in...

The Tabley House Collection

Saturday 01 April - Sunday 29 October 2017

As a university of Manchester country house collection, The Tabley House...

Professor Zhigang Li: The Study of the Socio-Spatial Transformation in Post-Reform Urban China

16:00 - 18:00 Tuesday 26 September 2017

Professor Zhigang Li is one of China's leading urban scholars and has recently...

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...

Ehrhardt Seminar: Peter Oakes (Manchester), “George Brooke’s The Dead Sea Scrolls and the New Testament: Towards an Agenda for Future Research”

14:00 - 16:00 Thursday 28 September 2017

The Centre for Biblical Studies weekly seminar series. These seminars are free...

Nihilism

Thursday 28 September 2017

A one-day workshop.

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...

Vital Topics: Global branding – strategies for success

17:30 - 20:00 Thursday 28 September 2017

With brands increasingly crossing international borders, marketeers need to...

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...

MIOIR Seminar: From evaluating research in context towards evaluating challenge oriented research intensive initiatives – from indicators to indications.

12:30 - 14:00 Monday 02 October 2017

Dr Leonie van Drooge, Rothenau Instituut, Netherlands From evaluating research...

Say I'm Innocent' - Law and Social Justice Series

17:30 - 20:00 Tuesday 03 October 2017

Fallout is a documentary on the post prison experiences of four...

Contrasts in Punishment and the (usually) unacknowledged feature of social science research: good fortune

13:00 - 14:00 Wednesday 04 October 2017

Contrasts in Punishment: An Explanation of Anglophone Excess and Nordic...

Contrasts in Punishment and the (usually) unacknowledged feature of social science research: good fortune

13:00 - 14:30 Wednesday 04 October 2017

CCCJ Seminar Programme 2017/18 (in collaboration with Methods@Manchester)

GDI Lecture: Prof Diana Mitlin on Urban Development and inequalities

17:00 - 18:30 Wednesday 04 October 2017

The Global Development Institute Lecture Series is pleased to present Prof...

CIDRAL Public Lecture: Massimo Fusillo: 'Negative Empathy, Fear, Catharsis: An Intermedial Itinerary'

17:00 - 19:00 Thursday 05 October 2017

This event is part of CIDRAL's programme for the 2017/18 academic year,...

Ehrhardt Seminar: Prof. Mary E. Mills (Newman), “Jeremiah, Ezekiel, and Their Scrolls”

14:00 - 16:00 Thursday 05 October 2017

The Centre for Biblical Studies weekly seminar series. These seminars are free...

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...

CIDRAL Seminar: Massimo Fusillo: 'The Object-Fetish: From Memory to Alterity'

11:00 - 13:00 Friday 06 October 2017

This event is part of CIDRAL's programme for the 2017/18 academic year,...

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...

What is data linkage for longitudinal cohort studies?

12:00 - 13:00 Monday 09 October 2017

Policy makers, professionals and researchers are demonstrating increasing...

CMI Afternoon Seminar Series: Has Brexit reshaped British politics?

15:00 - 16:30 Tuesday 10 October 2017

Prof. John Curtice, University of Strathclyde

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...

Talk on Oscar Nemon by Aurelia Young

14:30 - 16:00 Tuesday 10 October 2017

Aurelia Young, the daughter of the Croatian sculptor Oscar Nemon (1906-1985)...

Professor Erik Swyngedouw: Life and Death in the Urbicene

16:30 Wednesday 11 October 2017

Prof Swyngedouw has a long-standing interest in understanding the political,...

Webinar: Introduction to the UK Data Service

15:00 - 16:00 Wednesday 11 October 2017

The UK Data Service holds the UK’s largest collection of research data. This...

CIDRAL Public Lecture: Elisabeth Lebovici: ‘Precious Liquids’

17:00 - 19:00 Thursday 12 October 2017

This event is part of CIDRAL's programme for the 2017/18 academic year,...

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...

Manson Memorial Lecture: Prof Helen Bond (Edinburgh), “The Death that he Deserved? Reading the Demise of the Markan Jesus as the End of an Ancient Biography”

14:00 - 16:00 Thursday 12 October 2017

The Centre for Biblical Studies endowed annual lectureship. T.W. Manson was...

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...

CIDRAL Seminar and Roundtable: Elisabeth Lebovici: ‘Interdisciplinarity as Resistance’

10:00 - 12:00 Friday 13 October 2017

This event is part of CIDRAL's programme for the 2017/18 academic year,...

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...

Webinar - A new data resource: exploring trends over time using the British Social Attitudes Survey and Crime Survey for England and Wales

13:00 - 14:00 Monday 16 October 2017

This free webinar is for anyone with an interest in exploring long term changes...

Zoe Sofoulis: Gender and Infrastructure - feminism, philosophy, and the knowledge ecology of urban water

16:30 - 18:00 Monday 16 October 2017

In the first part of her research career, she explored topics around feminism,...

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...

What is crowdsourced data?

13:00 - 14:30 Wednesday 18 October 2017

CCCJ Seminar Programme 2017/18 (in collaboration with Methods@Manchester)

What is crowdsourced data?

13:00 - 14:00 Wednesday 18 October 2017

Crowdsourcing involves harnessing the information and skills of large crowds of...

CIDRAL Public Lecture: Alejandro Tantanian: 'Private and Public Cultural Management in Argentina: Complementary or Opposing Models?'

17:00 - 19:00 Thursday 19 October 2017

This event is part of CIDRAL's programme for the 2017/18 academic year,...

CTIS Seminar: Louise Fryer, "Audio Description and the Psychology of Immersion"

14:00 - 15:30 Thursday 19 October 2017

The Centre for Translation and Intercultural Studies seminar series brings...

Ehrhardt Seminar: Prof. Andrew T. Lincoln (Gloucestershire), 'The Reception of Jesus in John 21'

14:00 - 16:00 Thursday 19 October 2017

The Centre for Biblical Studies weekly seminar series. These seminars are free...

SEED Annual Social Responsibility Lecture: 'BME experiences in higher education: inclusion, equity and social justice'

16:30 - 18:15 Thursday 19 October 2017

SEED's annual Social Responsibility Lecture will see Professor Kalwant Bhopal...

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...

Webinar: Finding and accessing data in the UK Data Service

15:00 - 16:00 Thursday 19 October 2017

This introductory webinar is intended for anyone who wants to hear about...

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...

CIDRAL Public Lecture: Tim Ingold: 'The Creativity of Habit'

17:00 - 19:00 Tuesday 24 October 2017

This event is part of CIDRAL's programme for the 2017/18 academic year,...

CIDRAL Performance-Lecture: Judaica Project: 'Bodies of Song'

16:30 - 19:00 Thursday 26 October 2017

This event is part of CIDRAL's programme for the 2017/18 academic year,...

CIDRAL Public Lecture: Enrico Terrinoni: 'Awaking the “plultiple”: translating Joyce’s Finegans Wake into Infinitalian'

14:00 - 15:30 Thursday 26 October 2017

This event is part of CIDRAL's programme for the 2017/18 academic year,...

CTIS Seminar: Enrico Terrinoni, "Awakening the ‘Plultiple’: Translating Joyce’s Finnegans Wake into Infinitalian"

14:00 - 15:30 Thursday 26 October 2017

The Centre for Translation and Intercultural Studies seminar series brings...

Ehrhardt Seminar: Mi Ja Wi (MWRC/Nazarene), “What Must We Do?: The Path to Salvation in Luke’s Gospel?”

14:00 - 16:00 Thursday 26 October 2017

The Centre for Biblical Studies weekly seminar series. These seminars are free...

Global Development Institute Annual Lecture with Prof Dani Rodrik

17:00 - 18:30 Thursday 26 October 2017

The Global Development Institute is pleased to present Prof Dani Rodrik of...

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...

Public lecture: Casualty! A Twentieth Century History

18:00 - 19:30 Thursday 26 October 2017

Thanks to the long-running TV show Casualty and the more recent Casualty 1900s,...

Webinar: Key issues in reusing data

15:00 - 16:00 Thursday 26 October 2017

Participants will hear about the key issues in secondary analysis as a method....

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...

Be / / Longing

Tuesday 31 October - Saturday 04 November 2017

To showcase the research of The University of Manchester’s Migration Lab and...

CMI Afternoon Seminar Series: Model-Based Pre-Election Polling for National and Sub-National Outcomes in the US and UK

15:00 - 16:30 Tuesday 31 October 2017

Dr Ben Lauderdale, London School of Economics.

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

CIDRAL Theory Intensive: Charles Forsdick: 'Exoticism now: historical precedents, contemporary perspectives'

14:00 - 16:00 Wednesday 01 November 2017

This event is part of CIDRAL's programme for the 2017/18 academic year,...

Methods Fair 2017

Wednesday 01 November 2017

Let’s get creative!

Webinar: Data management basics

15:00 - 16:00 Thursday 02 November 2017

This introductory webinar is intended for anyone who wants to learn about data...

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...

'ACAB? The police and the criminal justice system through the eyes of English Defence League activists'

16:00 - 17:30 Tuesday 07 November 2017

CCCJ Seminar Programme 2017/18 (in collaboration with Methods@Manchester)

CMI Afternoon Seminar Series

15:00 - 16:30 Tuesday 07 November 2017

Dr Vanessa Gash, City, University of London

Doing research with letters: lessons from the field

13:00 - 14:30 Wednesday 08 November 2017

CCCJ Seminar Programme 2017/18 (in collaboration with Methods@Manchester)

Doing research with letters: lessons from the field

13:00 - 14:00 Wednesday 08 November 2017

Doing [reporting on prisons] is like looking through a keyhole: it is very...

CTIS Seminar: Caroline Summers, "‘No speech is speech if it is not heard’: The author as a subaltern voice in literary translation"

14:00 - 15:30 Thursday 09 November 2017

The Centre for Translation and Intercultural Studies seminar series brings...

Good care-giving in care homes for older people

13:00 - 16:00 Thursday 09 November 2017

Many people currently experience care-giving in later years in the form of care...

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...

Webinar: Key data: UK and cross-national surveys

15:00 - 16:00 Thursday 09 November 2017

This introductory webinar is intended for anyone who wants to learn about the...

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...

Ehrhardt Seminar: Todd Klutz (Manchester), Title TBD

14:00 - 16:00 Thursday 16 November 2017

The Centre for Biblical Studies weekly seminar series. These seminars are free...

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...

The Unknowing Heiress: Meriel Leicester of Tabley Old Hall

14:30 - 16:00 Thursday 16 November 2017

Meriel was the only, and precious, daughter of Sir Francis Leicester and the...

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...

Webinar: Key data: Census

15:00 - 16:00 Thursday 16 November 2017

Census data from 1971-2011 provides a unique source of robust population data,...

GDI Lecture: Prof AbdouMaliq Simone on collective operations in urban settings

14:00 - 15:30 Friday 17 November 2017

The Global Development Institute Lecture Series is pleased to present Prof...

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...

CMI Afternoon Seminar Series

15:00 - 16:30 Tuesday 21 November 2017

Dr Laurie Corna, King's College, London

Ehrhardt Seminar: Stephen Barton (Manchester/Durham), "Jesus on Justice, Mercy, and Social Wellbeing in Constitutional Perspective"

14:00 - 16:00 Thursday 23 November 2017

The Centre for Biblical Studies weekly seminar series. These seminars are free...

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...

Webinar: Key data: Longitudinal data

15:00 - 16:00 Thursday 23 November 2017

This introductory webinar is intended for anyone who wants to learn about the...