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

Manchester Literature Festival Spring 2021 Online Events- Caleb Femi Hosted by Vanessa Kisuule

08 - 30 April 2021

This event will be first broadcast at 7.30pm on Thursday 8 April 2021 and be available to watch until 30 April. The event will be pre-recorded and captioned. A rising star on the British poetry scene, Caleb Femi’s debut collection Poor considers what it is to be a young, working class Black man, living in South London in the 21st Century. O..

Social Statistics Seminar - 4pm, 13 April: Methodological Challenges and Theoretical Opportunities for Collecting Large Personal Networks in Large Samples

03 November 2020 - 01 June 2021

Social Statistics Seminars 2020/21 – April Session Methodological Challenges and Theoretical Opportunities for Collecting Large Personal Networks in Large Samples Gert Stulp (University of Groningen) Join us at 4pm (BST) on 13 April 2021! Registration link: Please register using your full name and your email addre..

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..

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..

The Privatization of AI Research(-ers): Causes and Potential Consequences - From university-industry interaction to public research brain-drain?

15:30 - 17:00 19 April 2021

Join us for Manchester Institute of Innovation Research Seminar Series 20/21, webinar hosted by guest speakers, Roman Jurowetzki and Daniel Hain. Register to attend via Eventbrite: The Privatization of AI Research(-e..

Webinar: The Twitter Timeline

14:00 - 15:15 20 April 2021

Social Media content is of increasing interest in Social Science research. Blog histories and Timelines can provide insights as to how exposure to social media itself might be influencing the individual. In this free webinar, organised by the UK Data Service, we will look at some of the tools available to collect and reconstruct a user's Twi..

‘CPS know the justice ain’t right, but the jury don’t‘

16:30 - 18:00 20 April 2021

Procedural unfairness and racial bias in the use of rap in criminal cases There has been a surge in criminal cases in which prosecutors seek to rely on rap lyrics and videos as incriminating evidence in England. Rap, mostly composed by young black defendants, is aired in court and police officers take the stand to interpret it. Rap can someti..

Britain’s Sustainable Future - SEED Year 12 Virtual Visit Day: 21st April 1pm – 3pm (For KS5)

13:00 - 15:00 21 April 2021

Britain’s Sustainable Future: 21st April 1pm – 3pm (For KS5) This virtual event for your Year 12 pupils will introduce them to the interconnected subjects of Geography, Architecture, Planning and Environmental Management through the theme of sustainability. They will find out how we make sense of our carbon footprints, how an experimenta..

GDI Webinar: Covid-19: Resilience & Recovery in Africa

16:30 - 18:00 21 April 2021

The Covid-19 pandemic came at an important point in Africa’s development amid effort to promote industrialisation, technological development, and continental and regional integration. In this talk, Dr. Abou-Zeid will examine the impact of the pandemic and discuss the future of economic and social recovery in Africa. Register: https://zoom...

The Annual Harry Street Lecture - Academic Year 2020/2021

16:00 - 17:30 21 April 2021

‘UK Constitutional Reform – Westminster or Whitehall? We’re often told that there is no real understanding of the separation of powers in the UK constitution. Its efficient secret is the fusion of the executive and the legislature, combined with the independence of the judiciary. Yet, this misunderstands the extent to which the UK c..