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Nov 19

An Introduction to the Arctic – A British Museum collaboration

Thursday, November 19, 2020 - 17:30 to 19:45

Online, via Zoom

Join the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences (FASS) for a free event on November 19th in collaboration with the British Museum; the Scott Polar Research Institute, Cambridge; and the Natural Environment Research Council Arctic Office.

Nov 13

Eco-creativity: Music, Religion, Activism

Friday, November 13, 2020 - 10:00 to 17:00

An Online Conference, The Open University

This interdisciplinary conference seeks to foster dialogue around the interactions between music, religion and politics in the context of the ecological crisis.

Nov 3

Bookshelves in the Age of the COVID-19 Pandemic conference - Registration now closed

Tuesday, November 3, 2020 - 10:00 to Wednesday, November 4, 2020 - 20:00

Online, via Microsoft Teams

Organised by the History of Books and Reading (HOBAR) research collaboration, this conference invites proposals from researchers in all relevant disciplines (book history, literary studies, publishing studies, cultural studies, anthropology, visual and material culture, librarianship, digital cultures etc).

Oct 29

How to get published: An event presented in partnership with Bloomsbury Publishing

Thursday, October 29, 2020 - 18:00 to Friday, October 30, 2020 - 20:15

Online, via 'Writers and Artists Website'

After holding Sold Out events at the Open University offices of Edinburgh, London, Cardiff & Belfast, we are moving to an online incarnation of our successful pre-pandemic conference format. Which means business as usual, with a line-up of acclaimed authors, commissioning editors and literary agents on hand to offer tips on the creative process as well as invaluable insight into the world of publishing.

Oct 16

Best practices to recruit and retain woman in tech - lessons from India

Friday, October 16, 2020 - 12:00 to 13:00

Online, via Microsoft Teams

The panel discussion will reflect on the best practices learned from India to recruit and retain women in tech. The panellists will reflect on the findings published from Gender, Skilled Migration and IT project (GSM-IT).  The speakers will share what they have learned from the published findings, how they have used the findings to change their practice, and how they might use the findings in the future.

Sep 15

Festivals Research and Covid 19: Virtual Community, Activism, Spirituality

Tuesday, September 15, 2020 - 11:00 to 17:00

An Online Conference, The Open University

This online conference investigates key themes in festivals and protestivals research and the newly prefigured virtual counterparts for community, activism and spirituality.

Jun 23

Open Space Seminar: Liberal Violence & the Racial Borders of the EU

Tuesday, June 23, 2020 - 14:00 to 16:00

Online, via Microsoft Teams

Open Space Seminar: Liberal Violence and the Racial Borders of the European Union - Dr Arshad Isakjee (Geography, University of Liverpool)

Jun 6

How to Get Published: An Event Presented in Partnership with Bloomsbury Publishing

Saturday, June 6, 2020 - 09:30 to 17:00

Open University offices in Edinburgh

After holding Sold Out events at the Open University offices of Edinburgh, London, Cardiff & Belfast, we're heading back to Edinburgh for a day of writing and publishing advice from authors and industry professionals.

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