Organised by us but driven by you, we are bringing together groups of individuals with shared interests from different disciplines across the School, augmented with the involvement of academic staff.
You can choose to join us for presentations and panel discussions around particular themes according to your interests and availability. The festival will conclude with an online social event.
We hope you will welcome the opportunity to get involved with colleagues in what we know is a rather difficult period within our research community and beyond.
Full programme of events
Monday 22nd June 2020
Session 1. Chaired by Dr Shay Loya
10:00 - Presented by Bozhidar Chapkanov
The Entanglement of Diatonic and Chromatic Harmony in the Late Piano Music of Franz Liszt – an interdisciplinary Borrowing of a Term
10:30 - Panel Discussion. Convenor: Natalie Tsaldarakis
Debate and Classical music performance - meaning and relevance in modern society
Panel members: Dr Alex Lingas (Chair), Natalie Tsaldarakis, Dr Ian Pace, Dr Izabela Wagner, Prof Ratko Delorko (pianist), Prof Ben Johnson (tenor)
11:30 - Presented by Dr Ian Pace, Reader in Music & Head of Music department
Whither New Music - Shifting Ideological and Economic Terrains from the time of Paul Bekker to that of COVID-19
Session 2. Chaired by Prof Stephen Cottrell
12:30 - Presented by Dr Joseph Browning, British Academy Postdoctoral Fellow
Awkward Atmospheres: New Music’s Ambivalent Environmentalism
13:00 - Presented by Prof Laudan Nooshin, Professor of Music
“Our Angel of Salvation”: Towards an Understanding of the Internet as an Alternative Sphere of Sociality for Musicians in Iran
Session 3. Chaired by Prof Dermot Bowler
14:00 - Presented by Dr Kathryn Emerson, Lecturer in Psychology
Creating the sound of music: A conversation analytic approach to understanding interaction between choirs and their conductors
14:30 - Presented by Dr Dimitris Pinotsis, Senior Lecturer in Psychology
The mechanisms the human brain uses to understand the world
15:00 - Presented by Dr Danai Dima, Senior Lecturer in Cognitive Neuroscience
The developing and ageing brain: what brain structure teaches us
Session 4. Convenor: Prof Laudan Nooshin
16:00 - Panel Discussion
Current Issues in Urban Studies Research: Cultural Practices, Social justice and Urban Socialities
Panel members: Prof Laudan Nooshin (Chair), DrTullis Rennie (Music), Dominic Davies (English), Gary Armstrong (Sociology) and Andy Pratt (Sociology).
Tuesday 23rd June 2020
Session 5. Webinar from Department of International Politics
- Session 5 - recording to follow
11:30 - Webinar. Convenor: Prof Inderjeet Parmar
Archival Choices in Researching Foundations, Think Tanks and Universities: The Tavistock and India, Michigan State and the World'
Panel: Prof Bill Cooke (York) Michigan State University and the World, Dr Anindita Bannerjee (Lancaster) The Tavistock Institute and India
Session 6. Chaired by Dr James Rodgers
13:30 - Presented by Aleksandra Raspopina
The concept of post-truth in media and politics research
14:00 - Presented by Sanam Mahoozi
Media and climate change - How media coverage of major climate change events have influenced government policies and public opinion regarding the climate change movement
14:30 - Presented by Carolyne Lunga
Cross-media collaboration in investigative journalism in Southern Africa
15:00 - Presented by Dr James Rodgers, Reader in International Journalism and Associate Dean (Global Engagement)
The way Russia is reported to the outside world
Session 7. Convenor: Dr Ian Pace
15:30 - Panel discussion
Authoritarian Populism and Impure Futures: The Legacy of Stuart Hall
Panel: Prof Sylvia Walby OBE (Chair), Prof Eugene McLaughlin, Dr Jessica Evans ,Prof Chris Rojek, Dr Ian Pace, Professor Jim McGuigan (Loughborough University), Dr Ajmal Hussain (University of Manchester)
Session 8. Convenor: Prof Stephen Cottrell
17:30 - Presented by Carina Mansey
The Pig King and Madam Deficit: The Symbolic Cost of the Monarchy and Food in France, 1770-1789
18:00 - Virtual social and networking
End of Festival drinks and nibbles with the Associate Dean PGR.
Bring your own refreshments and enjoy a social catch up in the comfort of your home!