Events

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

INFRA+ Infrastructure for Fragmented Cities: Fictions

14:30 - 01 June 2021

Speakers: Dr Bodhisattwa Chattopadhyay, University of Oslo Speculative Futures of Global South Infrastructures Dr Paul Graham Raven, Lund University Practices, politics, prestidigitation: exploring the infrastructural Big Dumb Object with tools from (science) fiction Chair: Mr Mark Shtanov, University of Manchester Find out more about t..

Webinar: Synthetic Data - Coarsening, Mimicking and Simulation

13:00 - 14:00 01 June 2021

In this free webinar series, we cover the advantages and disadvantages of synthetic data. We explore the variety of methods available to generate synthetic data. Finally, we discuss the nuanced definitions comprising synthetic data itself. In this third webinar, we explore three categories of data synthesis methods: Coarsening - Reducing the..

Innovation in Conditions of Stagnation: Thinking from the Fourth Quadrant

07 June 2021

Join us for Manchester Institute of Innovation Research Seminar Series 20/21, webinar hosted by guest speaker, Dr Stevienna de Saille, Research Fellow in the Institute for the Study of the Human (iHuman) at the University of Sheffield. Register to attend via Eventbrite: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/manchester-institute-of-innovation-researc..

INFRA+ Infrastructure for Fragmented Cities: South America

14:30 - 08 June 2021

Speakers Part-I Dr Patricia Iglesias, Environmental Company of São Paulo State (CETESB) Dr Denise Lozano Lazo, University of Tokyo Dr Christine Diniz Santiago, Federal University of São Carlos Chair: Dr Juliano Costa Gonçalves, Federal University of Sao Carlos Discussant: Sidnei Furtado, Director of Civil Defence of Campinas city Par..

Research and Libraries (Part of Festival of Libraries 2021)

09 - 13 June 2021

Hear from a distinguished panel about how archives are created, collated and used within research . (Part of Festival of Libraries 2021) About this Event Speaking in the historic reading room of the Rylands, publisher Michael Schmidt and archivist Jessica Smith bring to life the ways in which archives are created, collated and used. Chaired..

Ashton’s Radical Poets (Part of Festival of Libraries 2021)

14:00 - 15:00 11 June 2021

This event focuses on two active radicals and working-class poets, John Stafford and Joseph Chapman (Part of Festival of Libraries 2021) About this Event Speaking in the historic reading room of The Rylands, publisher Michael Schmidt and archivist Jessica Smith bring to life the ways in which archives are created, collated and used. Chaired b..

Synthetic Data Code Demo

13:00 - 14:00 15 June 2021

In this free training series, we cover the advantages and disadvantages of synthetic data. We explore the variety of methods available to generate synthetic data. Finally, we discuss the nuanced definitions comprising synthetic data itself. In this code demo we will showcase some data synthesis tooling. We work through a manual process of cr..

Trapped in the frame problem? Organizing AI for growth of entrepreneurial ventures

15:30 - 17:00 21 June 2021

Join us for Manchester Institute of Innovation Research Seminar Series 20/21, webinar hosted by guest speaker, Prof. Dr. Hannes Rothe. Register to attend via Eventbrite: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/manchester-institute-of-innovation-research-prof-dr-hannes-rothe-tickets-151173882151 Trapped in the frame problem? Organizing AI for growth..

INFRA+ Infrastructure for Fragmented Cities: Violations

16:00 - 22 June 2021

Speakers: Prof Swati Chattopadhyay, University of California, Santa Barbara Infrastructure as violence, insurgency as infrastructure: notes on the biospatial Dr Deljana Iossifova, University of Manchester Infrastructuring the city: trajectories of violence Dr Yaffa Truelove, University of Colorado at Boulder TBC Chair: Dr Fadi Shayya,..

MUI Reconfiguring Future Urban Infrastructures Series: Digital Infrastructure

21:00 - 22:30 24 June 2021

Reconfiguring Future Urban Infrastructures Webinar Series. Webinar five: Digital Infrastructure The COVID-19 crisis has put urban infrastructure under the spotlight. New questions on the ways we build (and build back) infrastructure in cities are now front and centre globally. Faced with a combination of economic, environmental, health a..