Events

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

Data in the spotlight: International time series databanks

10:00 - 11:30 06 December 2022

This free 90-minute online workshop will introduce you to the international time series data held by the UK Data Service, we’ll look at the range of socio-economic topics covered, explore some key datasets like the World Development Indicators and the IEA Renewable Energy Statistics, and cover how to access and download the data.

Rountable - Attacked: Healthcare systems in Ukraine and Syria

17:00 - 18:30 06 December 2022

This event will see updates from and comparisons between the humanitarian situations in Syria and Ukraine, with a focus on attacks on and the responses of healthcare systems and workers. SPEAKERS Christina Wille (Director of Insecurity Insight) will discuss data collected from Ukraine, as part of the RIAH project - https://riah.manchester.ac..

SCI Annual Lecture 2022: In Conversation with Kate Raworth

15:00 - 18:00 06 December 2022

The Sustainable Consumption Institute is delighted to welcome Kate Raworth (author of Doughnut Economics) at the Alliance Manchester Business School, University of Manchester, for the Annual Lecture 2022. This event is held in collaboration with the Sustainable Futures platform and the Manchester Urban Institute. Further details and schedule..

The Next Pandemic: Roundtable event

17:15 - 18:30 06 December 2022

The roundtable will address the question of the next pandemic: • What lessons have we learned from the Covid pandemic that might help us cope with the next pandemic? • Should we be more worried about an infodemic or a pandemic—and is there any distinction anymore? • Is it possible to have healthy scepticism in a pandemic? • What..

Ehrhardt Seminar: Megan Warner (Luther King Centre for Theology and Ministry) ‘Violence in Genesis 12 – 50’

14:00 - 15:30 08 December 2022

The Centre for Biblical Studies weekly seminar series. Sessions will take place in a hybrid format - attendance is possible in person or online via Zoom. To register to attend online, please email lev.eakins@postgrad.manchester.ac.uk. For more on the Centre for Biblical Studies, please see our website at https://www.alc.manchester.ac.uk/religi..

R&T Seminar: Marius Dorobantu (VU Amsterdam) 'Could robots become religious? Spiritual intelligence in humans and machines' (Zoom only)

16:00 - 17:30 08 December 2022

The Religion and Theology department's fortnightly seminar series. Unless otherwise stated sessions will take place in a hybrid format - attendance is possible in person or online via Zoom. To register to attend online, please email scott.midson@manchester.ac.uk or wren.radford@manchester.ac.uk. For more on the Religion and Theology department..

MIOIR Seminar Series - Introducing the OECD S&T Policy 2025 project: promoting STI policy transitions to meet the sustainability challenge

15:30 - 16:30 12 December 2022

Join us for the Manchester Institute of Innovation Research Seminar Series 22/23, with Michael Keenan, Senior Analyst in the OECD’s Directorate for Science, Technology and Innovation. Register to attend via Eventbrite: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/manchester-institute-of-innovation-research-michael-keenan-tickets-472608022317 Introducin..

Computational social science drop-in

13:00 - 14:00 13 December 2022

Join our free monthly UK Data Service data drop-in to get or give some help on computational social science projects. This event will take place on Zoom. There will be a data expert from the UK Data Service present to chair the session. Feel free to join for general advice on getting data, learning to code and much more. Stuck on a project?..

Data in the spotlight: Qualitative and mixed methods data

10:00 - 11:30 13 December 2022

The UK Data Service provides access to a range of qualitative and mixed-methods data, including ethnographic data and field notes, images, oral history transcripts, and essay responses. This workshop will help you get started searching for qualitative and mixed methods data with new search tools, like QualiBank, and help you quickly navigate t..

GDI Lecture Series - Batman Saves the Congo: How Celebrities Disrupt the Politics of Development

15:00 - 16:30 14 December 2022

Can a celebrity be a “disrupter,” promoting strategic partnerships to bring new ideas and funding to revitalize the development field—or are celebrities just charismatic ambassadors for big business? Examining the role of the rich and famous in development and humanitarianism, Batman Saves the Congo argues that celebrities do both, and t..

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