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

Making the Unknown Knowable

29 April - 27 May 2021

Making the unknown knowable has always been located at the heart of scientific activity. Yet, whether the goal is to understand extreme environments, outer space or the universe (Helmreich, 2009; Messeri, 2016; Galison, 2020), to transform uncertainties into calculable risks (Sarewitz, 2000; Brown and Rappert, 2017), to make futures present..

Manchester Literature Festival Spring 2021 Online Events- Kazuo Ishiguro & Jackie Kay in Conversation

19 April - 17 May 2021

This event will be first broadcast at 7.30pm on Mon 19 April 2021 and available to watch until 17 May. The event will be pre-recorded and captioned. ‘Do you believe in the human heart?’ In his magnificent new novel Klara and the Sun, Kazuo Ishiguro asks whether humans are unique and, if we are, what makes us so? A story of connection, und..

Social Statistics Seminar - 4pm, 4 May: In-group bias or out-group reluctance? The role of gender and religion in creating religious friendship segregation among Muslim youth

03 November 2020 - 01 June 2021

Social Statistics Seminars 2020/21 – May Session In-group bias or out-group reluctance? The role of gender and religion in creating religious friendship segregation among Muslim youth Lars Leszczensky (University of Mannheim) Join us at 4pm (BST) on 4 May 2021! Registration link: Please register using your full n..

Social Statistics Seminars 2020/21

03 November 2020 - 01 June 2021

The Department of Social Statistics is pleased to invite everyone interested in quantitative social research to a series of online seminars. The events will be held once a month throughout the academic year, always at 4pm (UK time) on Tuesdays. We are glad to announce an international line-up of excellent presenters working on a variety of ex..

A Healthy Bottom Line: How Market-Based Innovation Shapes the Pursuit of Health Equity

15:30 - 17:00 10 May 2021

Join us for the Joint Seminar hosted by Manchester Institute of Innovation Research (MIOIR) and the Institute for Health Policy and Organisation (IHPO), with guest speaker Professor Emily Barman, Loyola University Chicago. To join this webinar, please sign up via Eventbrite:

#ReconstructionWork: Racial Disparities in Mental Healthcare, with James Nazroo and Lanre Malaolu

19:00 - 20:15 11 May 2021

Organised by the Stuart Hall Foundation in partnership with the Centre on the Dynamics of Ethnicity (CoDE), this online discussion features James Nazroo, Fellow of the British Academy and Professor of Sociology at the University of Manchester, and award-winning director and choreographer, Lanre Malaolu, to explore the racial inequalities and i..

Dr. Chika Watanabe: Playing through the Apocalypse: Preparing Children for Mass Disasters in Japan and Chile

13:00 - 14:00 11 May 2021

There is currently a growing trend to prepare children for future disasters. A Japanese non-profit organization has developed an event called Iza! Kaeru Caravan, which includes games that teach children and their families how to survive disasters, from earthquakes to floods. Many disaster experts and government officials from other countries h..

INFRA+ Infrastructure for Fragmented Cities: Intersections

14:30 - 11 May 2021

Speakers: Giulia Maci, Cities Alliance Dr Beatriz Mella Lira, Pontificia Universidad Catolica de Chile Dr Anna Plyushteva, University of Oxford Chair: Dr Debapriya Chakrabarti, Commonwealth Local Government Forum/University of Cardiff Find out more about the webinar series here: Register here: https://w..

Alumni Event: Life After Anthropology at Manchester

15:30 - 17:30 12 May 2021

Join us online for a roundtable discussion with four alumni of the Manchester anthropology degree programme. Hear about four different life and career trajectories of Manchester anthropology graduates and take the opportunity to ask questions of our alumni and share your own concerns and ideas for your post-degree plans. Share your thoughts on..

Digital Futures - Digital Trust and Security Seminar with Guest Speaker Prof. Ajitha Rajan, School of Informatics, University of Edinburgh

12:45 - 14:00 12 May 2021

We are delighted to announce Prof. Ajitha Rajan, School of Informatics, University of Edinburgh as a guest speaker for the upcoming Digital Trust & Security Seminar Series, taking place on Wednesday 12th May. The Digital Trust & Security Seminar Series are designed to highlight key insights into developments, challenges and identify areas for..