Conferences and events offered by the Faculty
SCOTTISH ASSOCIATION FOR THE STUDY OF AMERICA
Fourteenth Annual Conference, hosted by the School of Humanities, University of Strathclyde
Saturday, 16 March 2013
The Scottish Association for the Study of America (SASA) was formed in 1999 to encourage study of North America in Scotland. The annual one-day conference will take place at the McCance Building, University of Strathclyde, on March 16th, 2013. As always, the conference is intended to provide a friendly forum in which postgraduate students and academic staff can discuss their research and ideas.
Further information is available here : Scottish Assoc for the Study of America
Conference Co-ordinator, Jan Bissett
Tel. +44 (0) 141 444 8415
Organised with support from SASA and the British Association for American Studies
GSSW Research Seminar Series, 2012/13
1 March 2013 - Room LH228, 1.00 pm - 3.00 pm
Mark MacGowan, Florida International University, Miami
Tim Kelly, University of Dundee
Enhancing Groupwork in Scotland
18 April 2013 - Room LH228, 4.00 pm - 5.30 pm
Iain Ferguson, University of the West of Scotland
The Politics of Social Work
6 June 2013 - Room LH228, 4.00 pm - 5.30 pm
Vicki Welch, CELCIS, University of Strathclyde
The Impact of Short Breaks for Disabled Children and their Families
All lectures will take place in the Lord Hope Building, University of Strathclyde
These seminars are free but places should be booked by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org
WAR GROUP SEMINAR SERIES, 2012/13
20 March 2013
2.00 - 4.00pm, LT309 Livingstone Tower
Dr Rebecca D'Monté
University of the West of England
‘Theatres of Resistance: Political Drama during the Second World War’
The Second World War brought with it major disruption to normal theatre activities in this country. Bombing campaigns in the metropolis began a move away from the centre (London’sWest End, professional) to the margins (regional and touring theatre, theatre for the Services, amateur). A mobile population led to a newly configured audience, as well as a reconsideration of what was possible in terms of theatrical space, with these often ad hoc spaces bringing about a new relationship between audience and performer. A number of theatre practitioners saw these unique wartime conditions as a means to devise, develop, and enact their political agenda. Because of this, a tension emerged between state sponsored initiatives, designed to restore faith in the Government and boost morale and those which countered this with a theatre of resistance.
All welcome. Refreshments provided.
1 May 2013
2.00 - 4.00pm, LT209 Livingstone Tower
Dr Stacy Gillis, University of Newcastle
All welcome. Refreshments provided.
Maritime Communities of the North Atlantic Arc
St Silas Episcopal Church, 69 Park Road, Glasgow
23-24 May 2013
The north western littoral of the islands of Great Britain and Ireland have been, and continue to be, viewed as remote. In the medieval and early modern periods, however, these islands were on the main sea road between northern continental Europe and the wider world. The aim of this conference is to bring together scholars working on aspects of maritime communities of the ‘north Atlantic arc’ – Scotland, Ireland, and further afield – and to explore in greater details the activities of this region. In this conference, scholars from the disciplines of Archaeology and History will examine various political and economic dimensions of the North Atlantic Arc.
Speakers include Rachel Barrowman (University of Glasgow), Thomas Brochard (University of Aberdeen), Alison Cathcart (University of Strathclyde), Simon Egan (University College Cork), William Ferguson (University of Cambridge), Mark Gardiner (Queen’s University Belfast), Paul Holm (Trinity College Dublin), Aonghas MacCoinnich (University of Glasgow), Kirsteen MacKenzie (University of Aberdeen), Elizabeth Pierce (University of Glasgow), and Kathrin Zickermann (University of the Highlands and Islands).
The cost of the full conference is £30. For students and concessions (not in full-time paid employment) the full cost is £20.
For further details on registration see http://onlineshop.strath.ac.uk/
Full Programme is available here Maritime Communities of the North Atlantic Arc
Venue details : St Silas Episcopal Church
18 and 19 June 2013
This AHRC sponsored conference responds to a renewed interest among both theorists and practitioners, an interest signaled by a rise in ‘picture poems’, numerous collaborations between poets and artists and a recent crop of critical books on poetry and the visual arts by, among others, Stephen Cheeke, David Kennedy and Liliane Louvel.
Writing into Art is aimed particularly at poets and writers in general interested in ekphrasis and at visual artists whose work involves the use of text. While the emphasis will be on practice-led responses to the visual arts, academics with an interest in experimental theoretical models are also welcome. Papers may be in traditional academic format but we are happy to consider alternative approaches such as brief presentations of work in progress accompanied by critical reflection. We would be particularly interested in joint papers on artist/poet collaborations.
Keynote speakers will include the award winning American poet and translator, Cole Swensen noted for her response to the visual art traditions of America and France and British poet and critic, David Kennedy whose most recent book The Ekphrastic Encounter in Contemporary British Poetry and Elsewhere surveys contemporary poetry that responds to the visual arts from a range of theoretical perspectives.
The conference programme combines critical and creative practice. The afternoon of the second day of the conference will be devoted to two practice-based workshops that will elicit responses to the collections at Kelvingrove Museum and Art Gallery, one led by Cole Swensen, the other by a leading British artist.
Proposals for 20 minute papers exploring aspects of ekphrasis are invited. Please send abstracts of no more than 600 words plus a short biography to email@example.com
Deadline for abstracts is 5 January 2013. We will inform participants of acceptance by 1 February.
To encourage postgraduate participation a prize of £100 will be awarded to each of the three best abstracts submitted by a postgraduate student. Please include details of your University or College affiliation and your student registration number in your biography. Further information will be made available at writingintoart.wordpress.com
Call for papers document is available here : Writing into Art - Call for Papers
The Strathclyde Early Years Educational Research Conference
Saturday, 7 September 2013
0930 - 1530 hours
Graham Hills Building
Perspectives on Early Years Excellence
The School of Education at the University of Strathclyde has the largest early years team in Scotland. This conference will be invaluable to delegates who will have the opportunity to hear about the latest developments in research and practice from key names in the field of early years education. The mixture of keynote presentations and interactive workshops are designed to inform, challenge and inspire you. In line with this year's theme, delegates will also hear from parents and children, via video diary extracts, about their views on effective early years provision.
This is a must attend day for all early years professionals!
More information is available here : The Strathclyde Early Years Educational Research Conference
To register got to : www.strath.ac.uk/SEYERConference