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American Music Listening Sessions-2
events - Talks
American Music Listening Sessions-2
28 April 2016
Patrick Henderson surveys Jamaican pop music from the 1950s to the present day, playing and discussing examples of mento, ska, reggae and dancehall and considering their...
Narrating the Anthropocene
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Narrating the Anthropocene
21 April 2016
This session will be a discussion around the trajectory of the anthropocene, and the different ways in which that trajectory has been narrated by different actors. It...
Architect or Bee?
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Architect or Bee?
14 April 2016
An evening of discussion about Lucas Aerospace workers’ plan in the 1970s where they combined to diversify manufacture and enhance working lives.
Sam Thorne  in Conversation
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Sam Thorne in Conversation
12 April 2016
Nottingham Contemporary’s new director Sam Thorne in conversation with Nicholas Alfrey, the Head of Department of Art History at The University of Nottingham,...
Introducing the Anthropocene
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Introducing the Anthropocene
07 April 2016
In recent years, a growing chorus of scientists and policy-makers have highlighted the role that humans have played in shaping the contemporary global environment. It is...
Music at Work
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Music at Work
05 April 2016
Artist Emma Smith and Professor Marek Korczynski, University of Nottingham, discuss histories of whistling and work songs.
American Music Listening Sessions-1
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American Music Listening Sessions-1
31 March 2016
University of Nottingham postdoctoral research fellow Hannah Durkin plays and discusses the slave spirituals and international protest songs of African American singer...
Unbribable Life II: Art and Activism in former Yugoslavia and the UK
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Unbribable Life II: Art and Activism in former Yugoslavia and the UK
04 March 2016
On the occasion of the visit of the creators of a Worker’s University in an occupied factory in Tuzla, this event brings together researchers and participants from art...
Unbribable Life. Art and Activism in former Yugoslavia and the UK
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Unbribable Life. Art and Activism in former Yugoslavia and the UK
03 March 2016
In 2015 workers at the DITA Factory in Tuzla, Bosnia and Herzegovina, occupied and took control of a factory inactive due to bankruptcy and corruption. Drawing from the...
The Study Sessions: Constructing and Deconstructing Yugoslavia
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The Study Sessions: Constructing and Deconstructing Yugoslavia
25 February 2016
Youth movements played an important role in the construction of Tito's Yugoslavia - from the Youth Labour Brigades to the Pioneers. Each year, on May 25th, young people...
The Study Sessions: Mapping Yugoslavia through popular culture
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The Study Sessions: Mapping Yugoslavia through popular culture
11 February 2016
The idea of former socialist Yugoslavia as a common homeland to the six constituent national groups and numerous ethnic minorities was promoted by the state through...
Monuments / Necropolitics / Biopolitics
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Monuments / Necropolitics / Biopolitics
09 February 2016
Marina Grzinic’s thesis is that the ways of monumentalization or de-monumentalization of the war in the 1990s in the Balkan, former Yugoslavia, have several...
Crossing Over: Artaud, the Asylum and Contemporary Art
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Crossing Over: Artaud, the Asylum and Contemporary Art
04 February 2016
Dr Howard Caygill presents recent work on Antonin Artaud and the crossovers between the art of the asylums and the art world that break from its position as ‘outsider...
Voices from the Crowd
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Voices from the Crowd
02 February 2016
Is the gap between biological and digital function closing? Are digital technologies making life easier? Discussions about media and madness hosted by CaSMa...
The Study Sessions: Humour in former Yugoslavia
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The Study Sessions: Humour in former Yugoslavia
28 January 2016
Led by Dr Maja Mikula, this study session will look at the ways former Yugoslavs ‘laughed up’ at authorities, ‘laughed down’ - often benevolently - at particular...
Winter Detox
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Winter Detox
19 January 2016
What better way to start the New Year than with a detox?! Mobilising the language of toxicity is a tried and tested element of strategies for individualised health...
Monuments Should Not Be Trusted
art - Exhibitions
Monuments Should Not Be Trusted
16 January 2016 - 04 March 2016
Artists and groups include Marina Abramović, Zemira Alajbegović (Gledališče FV), Lutz Becker, August Černigoj, Goran Djordjević, Vera Fischer, Karpo Godina,...
Monuments Should Not Be Trusted Symposium
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Monuments Should Not Be Trusted Symposium
16 January 2016
 This symposium brings together leading artists and academics in an exploration of the core themes that underpin the Monuments Should Not Be Trusted exhibition. The...
The Study Sessions: Queer of colour feminisms and the meaning of "home"
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The Study Sessions: Queer of colour feminisms and the meaning of "home"
10 December 2015
This study session offers a brief introduction to queer of colour feminist thinkers from Audre Lorde and Gloria Anzaldua to Jose Munoz and Sarah Ahmed. Inspired by their...
The Study Sessions: Postmodern 'Psychosis'
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The Study Sessions: Postmodern 'Psychosis'
03 December 2015
Charley Baker (The University of Nottingham) explores 'psychosis' in the work of Kathy Acker.6.30pm - 8.30pmFree, booking required. 
Rana Hamadeh in Conversation
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Rana Hamadeh in Conversation
01 December 2015
A conversation addressing the spectacle of justice focusing on the case of Raya and Sakina: two infamous sister serial killers and the first women to be executed by...
Finding Our Voice: Loudspeaker Conference
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Finding Our Voice: Loudspeaker Conference
27 November 2015
Please note booking for this event is now closed. A free conference to share learning from the Loudspeaker project with delegates from the creative, voluntary,...
The Study Sessions: Sun Ra and the Astro Black
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The Study Sessions: Sun Ra and the Astro Black
19 November 2015
Nottingham writer Graham Lock on Sun Ra's Astro Black mythology and  its roots in African American history and culture, from the spirituals and Afro-Baptist sermon...
Internet Paranoia: Someone on Your Case?
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Internet Paranoia: Someone on Your Case?
12 November 2015
Two events developed with Making Waves and the Open Future Research Group, Institute of Mental Health, University of Nottingham. Internet Paranoia: Someone on...
Social Media: Miracle or Monster?
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Social Media: Miracle or Monster?
10 November 2015
Two discussions about media and madness hosted by Making Waves and the Social Futures Research Centre, Institute for Mental Health. Social Media: Miracle or Monster?...
Black Lives Matter
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Black Lives Matter
28 October 2015
On the occasion of the 50th anniversary of the UK Race Relations Act and the American Civil Rights Movement, during Black History Month, please join the Centre for...
Baldwin’s Nigger Reloaded II
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Baldwin’s Nigger Reloaded II
27 October 2015
Nottingham group Chat‘Bout launch a newspaper about racism, the criminal justice system and the role of women created in collaboration with artists Barby Asante and...
Thinking Worlds
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Thinking Worlds
26 October 2015
Ray Bradbury once defined science fiction as "any idea that occurs in the head and doesn't exist yet, but soon will, and will change everything for everybody, and nothing...
Autumn Season: Alien Encounters
art - Exhibitions
Autumn Season: Alien Encounters
10 October 2015 - 31 December 2015
This autumn we present four solo exhibitions, each featuring new commissions. The four artists use performance, theatre and film. For them, fiction and alternative...
Collecting the Ways
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Collecting the Ways
10 October 2015
Sun Ra expert and author of Travelling the Spaceways: Sun Ra, The Astro Black, and Other Solar Myths (2010) John Corbett in conversation with Irene Aristizabal (Head of...

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