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23 November 201610.00am - 3.00pmPlanned (not published externally)
The Department of Linguistics presents: A morning of research talks by investigators from Lancaster’s ESRC Centre for Corpus Approaches to Social Science (CASS).
1 March 20176.00pm - 7.30pm
Theoretical biologist and complex systems researcher Stuart Kauffman proposes that the ever-changing phase space of evolution means we can write no laws of motion for evolution, and it is thus not reducible to physics. The evolving biosphere is the most complex system we know in the universe.
8 March 20175.30pm - 8.30pm
Join us for the launch of Elspeth Probyn's "Eating the Oceans" and author talk.
9 March 20176.00pm - 7.30pm
Professor Julie Nelson Davis will explore the production of the famous eighteenth-century Japanese book of ‘performing beauties’ prints, 'The Mirror of Yoshiwara Beauties, Compared' and demonstrate how the unnamed patrons of the project are indicated through the book’s representational strategies.
13 March 20176.00pm - 7.30pm
The Power Institute is pleased to present a lecture by Professor John MacKay on the work of pioneer Soviet filmmaker and theorist Dziga Vertov.
14 March 20176.00pm - 7.30pm
A book launch and a talk by Barbara Creed. Creed's timely polemic ‘Stray: Human–Animal Ethics in the Anthropocene’ explores the relationship between human and animal in the context of the stray. In her talk Creed will explor the concept of the stray through the visual arts, film and literature.
15 March 201712.30pm - 2.00pm
1917. 2017. The Russian Revolution was an example of what one of its participant-witnesses, John Reed, called ‘intensified history’. At the same time as Ten Days That Shook the World was published, another of the Russian Revolution’s witness-chroniclers was documenting the transformations of space
16 March 20175.00pm - 6.30pm
Public Lecture | Social Transformation and Human Mobility: Reflections on the Past, Present and Future of Migration
In this lecture Professor Castles will draw on his ideas he has developed across his career, ideas about migration and change, racism and society, as well as globalism and precarity, in order to help make sense of the current events, but also to propose new ideas about the future of human mobility.
16 March 20176.00pm - 7.30pm
President of Al Sharq Forum, Wadah Khanfar in a conversation about the rapidly evolving nature of our news consumption, its relationship to the complex world of political strategy and diplomacy in the Middle East, and the complexities of identity and representation in this situation.
17 March 20178.30am - 5.30pm
Recently Professor Stephen Castles retired from his academic appointment at the University of Sydney. We are planning to celebrate the academic work of Stephen with a one and half day series of events in his honour.