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“In the Making” – a Digital Revolution?

A major conference exploring disability and digital fabrication recently took place in the Digital Performance Lab at the University of Salford’s MediaCityUK campus. Over 50 delegates representing service users, technical experts, policy makers and leading charities came together to discuss the potential of digital fabrication to support economic, physical and mental well-being. amc

The free one-day conference was organised by the University of Salford, the University of Dundee and Disability Rights UK. It was supported by Ultimaker GB Ltd, a leading manufacturer of 3D printers, with demos and design clinics running all day. The conference was also supported by Shaw Trust, which provided an access fund to help support the needs of delegates. It was the final event of the AHRC-funded ‘In the Making’ project, and the conference heard findings from the project, which has been taking 3D scanners and 3D printers out to the neighbourhoods of Salford and involving the city’s disabled people in the use of this new digital technology. http://www.inthemaking.org.uk/conference/

Principal investigator Dr Ursula Hurley said: “As technologies like 3D printers become more widely available, we are developing the ability to make almost anything we can think of. This is where the imagination becomes important. How do we find new ways of doing new things? What are the possibilities of this technology? How might it change lives for the better? It’s really about ideas, innovation, experimentation, looking at things from different points of view. The ‘In the Making’ project is a wonderful opportunity to see just how creative we can be in developing our understanding of the technology. We’re really looking forward to developing the findings presented at our conference.” Read more…..


Pushing Boundaries, Flying Higher

The second occurrence of this conference, organised by Dr Gill James, took place on 9 April 2016 on the third floor of our building at MediaCityUK.

 

The aim of the conference was to look closely at the young adult novel:

 

Who are its readers?Photograph of academic reading novel at conference

What is its nature?

Which are its themes?

What does it look like now?

How is it written?

Why does it exist?

Will it endure?

 

We anticipated the audience to be made up of academics, writers and educationalists. We had representatives from all three sectors with many delegates fulfilling all three roles.

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2016 Challenging Media Landscapes Conference – Call for Papers

Access, Participation and the Mediatised World

 CALL FOR PAPERS AND PANELS: SUBMISSION DEADLINE WED 22 JUNE

SUBMIT PROPOSALS TO: artdes-cmlabstracts@salford.ac.uk


Conference date: Monday 14 November 2016

Venue:  MediacityUK, Salford, Manchester.

This conference is hosted and organized by the University of Salford and is part of the four day 2016 Salford International Media Festival

KEYNOTE SPEAKERS

Professor Christian Fuchs (University of Westminster, UK)

Professor William Uricchio (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, USA)
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Salford academics organise international Mad Men conference

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Mad Men – The Conference

Sharp suits, lunchtime cocktails and Lucky Strike cigarettes will come under the spotlight of academic rigour when University of Salford media experts organise an international conference on Mad Men.

The University’s Dr Kirsty Fairclough-Isaacs, Senior Lecturer in Media and Performance, and Dr Michael Goddard, Reader in Film and Media, are co-organising the conference, at which internationally renowned academics as well as television and film critics will come together to discuss the hit US TV show, centred on Don Draper’s adventures in the seedy world of 1960s advertising.

They are co-convening the conference, to be held in May at Middle Tennessee State University in Nashville, one of the School of Arts and Media’s key international partners, along with Professor David Lavery and Dr Jane Marcellus from the US university. Read more…..


British Universities Industrial Relations Association (BUIRA) One-Day Conference

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THE TRADE UNION BILL AND ITS IMPLICATIONS FOR INDUSTRIAL RELATIONS

Friday 27 November 10.30am-4.30pm
The Mechanics Centre,
103 Princess Street, Manchester M1 6DD
http://www.mechanicsinstitute.co.uk/

The Conservative government’s Trade Union Bill threatens the most sweeping and radical tightening of the rules on industrial action and trade union representation seen since the Thatcher era of the 1980s, with a battery of restrictive measures that could potentially rebalance power in the workplace, reduce the capacity of unions to represent their members at work and undermine the ability of workers to take collective action to protect their interests.

This special one-day BUIRA conference will bring together leading industrial relations academics with national trade union officers and other practitioners to discuss the nature of the proposed changes and their implications for industrial relations, employee voice at the workplace and trade union representation.

Please register in advance if you want to attend: £20 or £5 unwaged/students: (includes lunch and refreshments throughout the day) to be payable at the conference: http://tinyurl.com/n9qbdwn

9.30-10.30am: Registration & Refreshments

10.30am-11.45am:
The Bill, historical overview, and current wider political and austerity context
John Hendy QC (Old Square Chambers, London), Paul Nowak (TUC assistant general secretary) and Professor Tonia Novitz (University of Bristol)
Chair: Professor Jane Holgate (University of Leeds)

11.45am-1pm: pm:
Consequences of the strike, picketing and political fund provisions
Mick Cash (RMT general secretary) and Professor Ralph Darlington (University of Salford)
Chair: Lynn Collins (North West TUC Secretary)

1pm-2pm: Buffet Lunch

2pm-3pm:
Consequences of the removal of check-off and reduction to facility time provisions
Heather Wakefield (Unison national secretary, head of local government service group), Nick McCarthy (PCS director of communication: campaigns and organising), Professor Kim Hoque (University of Warwick) and Professor Nick Bacon (University of Nottingham)
Chair: tbc

3pm-4.30pm:
Wider industrial relations and civil liberties consequences and the campaign of opposition
Sara Ogilvie (Liberty policy officer) and Professor John Kelly (Birkbeck University)
Chair: Professor Mark Stuart (University of Leeds)


CSE Research Conferences

Every year, the University proudly hosts a number of distinguished international conferences, organised by research colleagues alongside professional staff within Conference Services.

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