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Researcher-led events

Postgraduate conferences and researcher-led initiatives make a significant contribution to the research culture in the humanities at Manchester.

Current initiatives

Researcher-led initiatives taking place in 2017-18:

  • Manchester Postcolonial Studies Group
  • Researching Digital Cultural Heritage
  • Digital Heritage Research Training
  • Changing the Narrative
  • History Postgraduate Seminar
  • Strangeness and Estrangement in the City, 1300-1750
  • The Russian Revolution and Contemporary Russian Studies
  • M6 Medieval Reading Group
  • Sexuality Summer School 2018
  • Researching Contemporary Japanese Religions
  • Intercultural Communication through Art
  • Manchester Forum in Linguistics
  • The Place I Call Research: Localising Sociological Inquiry
  • Japan Seminar Series: Gender Perspectives in the Japanese Society
  • Socio-Cultural Historical Theory: Agency and Emotion
  • Mathematics and Modern Literature
  • Fieldwork in Latin America and the Caribbean
  • Researching Migrations, Identity and Culture of Borderlands
  • Conducting Fieldwork Research and Outreach Abroad
  • Lacan and the Human Sciences Seminar Series
  • Critical Perspective in Polish Studies

Past initiatives

Events organised by postgraduates are expected to enhance the professional development of participants as career researchers.

They should have a methodological or theoretical focus and are expected to be interdisciplinary in nature, as well as bringing together research communities from across Manchester, the North West and beyond.

Examples are:

  • research seminars and symposia
  • reading groups
  • researcher workshops
  • atelier
  • public engagement events
  • bespoke research methods activities and training