A New Initiative In Diversity And Inclusion In Data

Women – the industry needs you!

You’re invited to join us at our Data Inc.lusive Launch event on the 28 June 2017, starting at 6.00pm at Tobacco Dock, London. This event is co-hosted by Kubrick Group and Data Inc.lusive and we are celebrating the launch of a new, fantastic initiative aiming to increase the number of women in the data sector by educating, encouraging and providing mentoring support.

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Our guest speakers are Johanna Hutchinson who is Head of Data for the Pension Regulator and Kevin Fletcher the Chief Economist, Director of Data (interim) and Director of Knowledge, Analysis and Intelligence (KAI) for HM Revenue & Customs.
Join us to learn how Johanna’s previous career working with apes in African rainforests led her to success in the data sector and now transforming the Pension Regulator into a data driven organisation and hear about how Kevin tackles issues of capability and diversity in the workforce to ensure recruitment and the ability to retain the best talent to ensure innovation and continuous improvement.

This will be followed by networking drinks and nibbles, where you can meet each other and the speakers in an informal setting.
Whether you are a graduate or junior professional thinking about starting or transitioning into a data career, a professional already working in the industry or a business leader interested in provoking change in your company or sector – we provide a platform for conversation, ideas, and most of all opportunity for progress.

NOTE: Before the event we are hosting a Kubrick Open Day from 4.00pm. 
The launch event and open day are aimed at female university graduates/junior professionals and anyone else interested in or planning to pursuing a career in data technology consulting.
We will be joined by some of our consultants on site, consultants in training and Kubrick HQ staff who will be speaking about their roles, the training, what they learned and what the future holds for them.
It is an amazing way to learn more about what Kubrick offer and to then meet some of the biggest movers and shakers in the industry straight after.
Join us, it will be fun!

For more information and to register please see here.

Call for Papers (Im)mobility: Dialectics of Movement, Power and Resistance LAHP Student-led Interdisciplinary Conference 2017

The London Arts and Humanities Partnership is pleased to announce the cross-disciplinary student-led conference (Im)mobility: Dialectics of Movement, Power and Resistance, which will be hosted by The London School of Economics (28 November 2017).

Keynote speaker: Dr Alexander Samson, UCL

We live in a time in which global mobility is one of the central themes of several political agendas. It is subject to contestation, resistance and attempts of redefinition, in debates that are often shaped around the narrative of ʻidentities under threatʼ. Building on the ‘mobility turn’ theorized by sociologist John Urry (2007), Stephen Greenblatt, in his manifesto on Cultural Mobility (2009), began to explore the ʻtension between individual agency and structural constraintʼ, in both the present and the past. This cross-disciplinary conference aims to investigate the dynamics of mobility and immobility in relation to structures of power. How does (or did) power regulate the mobility and immobility of people, objects and ideas across time and space? Inversely, in which ways have matters of movement resisted and altered injunctions placed upon individuals, groups and/or objects by those in power? What effects do such dialectics of movement have in reshaping the cultural and social realms?

We invite PhD students and early career researchers from any department within the Arts & Humanities and Social Sciences to contribute with 20-minutes papers that address, but are not necessarily limited to, the following issues:

  • (Im)mobility and construction of social and cultural identities
  • (Im)mobility, law and freedom
  • Migration
  • Translation, language mobility and power
  • Bodily (im)mobilities and disability
  • Maps, travelogues and postcolonialism
  • Movements of people in urban and rural environments
  • Hidden or concealed mobilities of people, objects, ideas (e.g., smuggling, trafficking, resistance to censorship)
  • Mobility of academics and intellectuals
  • Digital technologies, social media, flow of information and politics
  • Artistic, literary and musical interpretations of mobility-power dynamics

To submit a paper, please send a presentation title and an abstract of approximately 300 words, along with your CV and contact details, to lahp.mobilities@gmail.com by 30 July 2017. Applicants will be notified of the outcome by the end of August 2017.

Some small bursaries are available for presenting attendees travelling from outside of London.

Enquiries should be directed to lahp.mobilities@gmail.com.

3 Minute Thesis QMUL Final – 28 June 2017

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3 Minute Thesis is a national competition to test your communication and presentation skills; competitors are asked to present their thesis in 3 minutes to a broad audience with the aid of only 1 slide, in an effective and engaging way.
At this event the finalists will be judged by: Dr David Williams (SPIR), Kimberly Freeman (EO Public Engagement), Dr Charlie Ellis (Business Development Manager S&E) and Professor Mauro Perretti (Dean of Research, SMD).
The first, second and third place entries will each win a prize (£150, £100, and £50 amazon vouchers, respectively). The first place winner will also go on to represent QMUL in the national finals at the Vitae conference on 11 September 2017.

Join us and show your support for the finalists.

Date: Wed 28 June 2017
Time: 4-6pm

Venue:
Graduate Centre, GC222
Mile End Campus
Mile End Road
London
E1 4NS

The event is free to attend. Register here

A drinks reception following the competition will be held in the Graduate Centre Common Room, from 5pm.

Hack-a-demia 2.0

Time:      2pm – 6pm (registration from 1.30pm)
Date:       Monday 10 July 2017
Venue:    National Council for Voluntary Organisations (NCVO),
Society Building,
8 All Saints Street,
London N1 9RL

Hack-a-demia 2.0 is an interactive conference for early career researchers, artists, creative SMEs and policy makers which will explore the benefits, challenges, and possibilities that meaningful collaboration between the arts, creative industries and the academy can bring to all involved.

For the past two years The Culture Capital Exchange has been running The National Academics and Creatives Exchange (The Exchange), a two-year project supported by Arts Council England and the Higher Education Funding Council for England. The Exchange has connected early career academic researchers, creative SMEs, artists and micro-businesses from around the country to develop collaborations and to encourage the exchange of knowledge and expertise. Our aim has been to deepen understanding around how and why academic researchers and creatives should work together while, at its heart, the project has seed funded 26 collaborations between researchers and creatives.

Through an imaginative programme of workshops, talks and facilitated networking, Hack-a-demia 2.0 will draw on and showcase the findings of The Exchange project to explore how creative practitioners and academic researchers can learn from each other’s approaches. We’ll prove how getting out of your professional comfort zone can enhance the impact of your work, build genuine cross-sector and interdisciplinary collaborations, and develop your practice for the future in a variety of ways.

Existing creative / research partnerships will be able to book 1:1 surgery sessions with TCCE staff. We will offer advice on how to take your collaboration to the next level, and we promise that all attendees will leave Hack-a-demia 2.0 with an enhanced network (and maybe even new friends) as a result of our “Cannon Chequers” networking!

Confirmed workshops and discussions include:

  • An opportunity to develop mutually beneficial research impact for researchers and creatives led by Dr Steven Hill, Director of Research at HEFCE.
  • A practical workshop on developing your “T-Specialism”, i.e. how researchers and practitioners can communicate their specialisms into other areas. The session will be led by Dr Sara Jones, Course Director, Masters in Innovation, Creativity and Leadership at Cass Business School, and Dr Enrico Bertelli, Business Development Manager and Pracademic at TCCE. It will be aimed at helping academics, artists and arts organisations to identify new ways of generating value for themselves.
  • A workshop on understanding one another’s values as a basis for designing collaborative research projects between artists and academics, led by Gemma Burford and Paula Graham-Gazzard, Fossbox

Other contributors include:

  • Rachel Tyrrell, Head of Knowledge Exchange Team, HEFCE
  • Ghislaine Boddington, Creative Director, body>data>space
  • Laura Gander-Howe, Director, Children, Young People and Learning, Arts Council England
  • Ben Doyle, Publisher, Literature, Palgrave Macmillan
  • Sarah Burgess, Portfolio Manager, Creative Arts and Digital Humanities, Arts and Humanities Research Council
  • Joanna Dunster, Portfolio Manager: Researcher Careers and Training, Arts and Humanities Research Council
  • Round 1 Collaborative Research awardees for ‘The Lost Hope Book Club’ – Tony Lyons, Director, Estuary English and Katherine May, ECR, Canterbury Christ Church University
  • Round 2 Collaborative Research awardees for ‘The Creative Business – Enhancing business practice in the arts-based creative industries’ – Antonia Beck, Performance artist and Creative Producer and Jacob Salder, ECR, Birmingham City University
  • ​Round 3 Collaborative Research awardees for ‘The Rhythm Resilience Project’ – David Higgins, Performance artist and musician, Stickman and Fred Dalmasso, ECR, Loughborough University

A full programme will be available online shortly.

Please note: This event is free to artists /creative SMEs (England-based) and ECRs from TCCE member HEIs and Exchange Pilot Partners and TECHNE PhD students.
Tickets for Non-Members are just £50

Registration is essential, please book your ticket here.

DC101 – Year 1 PhD cohort day: Maximising the Impact of Conferences and Networking

Networking and collaborations are the lifeblood of research. In order to maximise the impacts of your work it is vital that you disseminate it effectively, and also that you start to foster collaborative links, both within research and more widely. This session, facilitated by Dr. Steve Hutchinson, will help you to explore how to do this in the right way for you and your work.

Why you should attend:
The course will provide a great networking opportunity to share experiences with your peers and maintain contact with Queen Mary’s supportive research community.

Date: 07 July 2017
Time: 9.30am to 2pm
Venue: The Octagon
Queen Mary University of London
Mile End

To register for this course please go to www.cpdbookings.qmul.ac.uk and search for course code DC101.

Performing Light – Discussion and Networking Day by Kelli Zezulka & Katherine Graham, University of Leeds

Date: 11 July 2017
Time: 12noon – 4pm

Venue: Slung Low HUB
67-71 Bath Road
Holbeck
Leeds

What is the purpose of this event?
This event seeks to bring together a mix of practitioners and academics to talk about the ways light can be used on stage.

What will happen at this event?
All the attendees will be invited to share their work, offering a chance to form working partnerships and to celebrate the diversity of approaches across performance practice and research.
Attendees will then be offered some questions or provocations for discussion and invited to respond in small groups. Participants will be encouraged to spend as much time as they like with one group before moving to another, taking the ideas or conversations with them between groups and feeding them into new discussions.
If you would like to propose a topic for discussion on the day you can contact Katherine Graham or Kelli Zezulka.

More Event Information
The event is free and open to anyone with an interest in performing light, but booking is essential.

Please RSVP to performinglight@gmail.com by Friday 30 June 2017.

Further information please click here

Art and Human Rights Network Day Workshop with an Exhibition of Chilean Arpilleras

Curator:  Roberta Bacic /  Facilitator: Dr. Lorna Dillon, University of Kent

Date: 20 June 2017
Time: 2pm – 6pm

Venue: Centre of Latin American Studies (CLAS)
University of Cambridge, Alison Richard Building
7 West Road
Cambridge CB3 9DT

What is the purpose of this event?
Art has an extraordinary role to play in the process of peace-building. In contexts in which war, migration and state-perpetrated violence has left painful legacies of collective trauma, the multivalence of the art object has immense significance. Art and museum exhibitions are uniquely placed to intersect the public space and facilitate commemoration and dialogue. There is a need for understanding on the value and agency of museum and art exhibitions, which are linked to issues of human rights.

What will happen at this event?
This event will bring together academics, artists and museum staff to discuss the value of exhibitions and the role of art in processes of peace-building, reflecting on collective memory and providing trauma therapy. It will also explore the way artistic objects and museum artefacts from one context can be used for therapeutic purposes within a different context. Handling objects from a museum collection can help people work through anxieties and alienation and exercise remembrance. This allows people to heal by forming new narratives of self and of their shared experience.
The discussion will include an interview with Roberta Bacic, the curator of the Conflict Textiles collection and the seminar will be complemented by an exhibition of six arpilleras from the Conflict Textiles collection.

Please note: the interview with Roberta Bacic will be recorded to create a podcast. The event, which runs from 2-6pm, will be followed by a wine reception.

More Event Information
The event is free to attend.

Booking is recommended.
Please RSVP to Lorna Dillon, University of Kent l.dillon@kent.ac.uk 

Further information please click here