Events hosted by CHRI
CHRI hosts or supports a range of seminars, workshops and lectures. If you have suggestions for activities, please contact us with your ideas.
The Cardiff Research Group on Politics of Translating (CRGPT), School of European Studies is organizing two workshops on the topic: TRANSLATING (AT) THE BORDER. The first workshop will take place Friday 30 April with Prof Michael Cronin (Dublin City University) as key-note speaker. The second workshop will take place during the autumn semester (date to be confirmed). See link above for further details and the CALL FOR PAPERS.
Monday, May 10th, Ground Floor Lecture Theatre, Optometry Building, Cardiff University
This one-day event will include speakers Colin Brooks (consultant, HEA ESD Project), Barbara Adam (Cardiff), Daniella Tilbury (Gloucestershire), Justin Lewis (Cardiff) and Geoffrey Samuel (Cardiff). The event will also incorporate a networking workshop aimed at the development of a research network around the
theme of Sustainability and the Humanities. See link above for further details and poster.
Societies around the world are becoming increasingly diverse in ethnic, religious and cultural terms. (Re)-Constructing Multiculturalism is a new, cutting-edge venture within the Humanities Schools at Cardiff University, bringing together academic staff and postgraduate students in humanities and social science disciplines to study and analyse how we are dealing with that diversity.
Cardiff Humanities Research Institute hopes to build up a network of staff and PGR students in the Humanities Schools and other related areas of the University who are working in the area of multiculturalism. This is happening in conjunction with the award of a number of PGR studentships to the Humanities Schools for (Re-)Constructing Multiculturalism for 2010 and 2011, and a forthcoming RGSH PGR conference in the same general area, to take place later this year.
More on the Research Network on Multiculturalism
(Re-)Constructing Multiculturalism Network and President's Research Scholarships
Networking Workshop: Images and Imaging
Date and venue tbc
This workshop will promote Humanities participation in the Cardiff Imaging Institute and will be led by Tim Wess. Refreshments will be provided. For further information contact Geoffrey Samuel: SamuelG@cardiff.ac.uk
CHRI Events Archive
CHRI FORUM: The Changing Face of the Humanities in European Universities
3 November 2009, 12.30-2pm (Lunch 12.30, discussion from 1pm) Committee Room 1 Glamorgan Building
Dr Maurizio Ascari (University of Bologna) and Professor Fernandio Galván (University if Alcalá) will lead a discussion on the current state of the Arts and Humanities in European universities. Topics will include the impact of the economic recession, the growth of pan-European networks and initiatives, including the Bologna Process, and parallels elsewhere in Europe to the REF’s emphasis on ‘impact’. This will be a valuable opportunity to hear how recent changes have affected colleagues elsewhere in Europe, and to learn more about the increasingly European context within which we are now all working.
WORKSHOP: Fellowships in the Humanities and Social Sciences
Tuesday 8th September, 1-2, and 2-3 p.m, Council Chamber Main Building
1 - 2 p.m.: Introduction to Fellowship schemes A brief overview from staff in RACDV on the range of Fellowship funding schemes for all career stages, focussing on funding available from the AHRC, ESRC, Leverhulme Trust, British Academy and European schemes.
2 - 3 p.m.: Workshop on the new AHRC Fellowship scheme Staff from RACDV will outline the key requirements of the new scheme, provide a summary of assessment criteria and review processes, and signpost further sources of advice and support for applying. Further details of the scheme are outlined on the AHRC website.
WORKSHOP: Humanities Research with Impact
The following links to documents provide relevant background reading:
- AHRC FAQs on Impact: http://www.ahrc.ac.uk/FundingOpportunities/Documents/ImpactFAQ.pdf
- ESRC FAQs on Impact: http://www.esrc.ac.uk/ESRCInfoCentre/Support/esrcexpectations/faq.aspx
- AHRC Impact Strategy: http://www.ahrc.ac.uk/About/Policy/Documents/impact%20strategy.pdf
CHRI Discussion Seminar: AHRC consultation on 'Future Directions'
5th May 2009
An open discussion on the AHRC consultation on 'Future Directions'.
Workshop: 'Impact in Humanities Research - Beacons for Public Engagement'
Workshop 'Excavating the Roman Fortress at Caerleon - research and public engagement in practice'
10 December 2008 - Poster
Humanities Research Day and Visit by AHRC Director of Research
5 November 2008 -Report on event
Workshop: 'Research Performance Indicators in the Humanities'
11 April 2008 -Report on event
CHRI-sponsored Public Lecture:
First as Tragedy, Then as Farce Economic Crisis and Ideology Critique Today presented by Slavoj Žižek
Wednesday, March 3, 7pm, Julian Hodge Lecture Theatre Cardiff University
The Centre for Ideology Critique and Žižek Studies at Cardiff School of European Studies
In his recent analyses of the current global crisis, Slovenian philosopher and psychoanalyst Slavoj Žižek argues that the liberal idea of the end of history, declared by Francis Fukuyama in the 1990s, has had to die twice. After the collapse of the liberal-democratic political utopia, on the morning of 9/11, came the collapse of the economic utopia of global market capitalism at the end of 2008. Marx argued that history repeats itself occurring first as tragedy, the second time as farce. Žižek argues that the repetition as farce can be even more terrifying than the original tragedy. The financial meltdown signals that the fantasy of globalization is over and, as millions are put out of work, it has become impossible to ignore the irrationality of global capitalism. Just a few months before the crash, the world's priorities seemed to be global warming, access to medicine, food and water, tasks labelled as urgent but repeatedly postponed. Now, after the financial implosion, the urgent need to act seems to have become unconditional, with the result that undreamt of quantities of cash were immediately found and then poured into the financial sector without any regard for the old priorities. Do we need further proof, Žižek asks, that Capital is the Real of our lives: the Real whose demands are more absolute than even the most pressing problems of our natural and social world?
Second Annual CHRI Public Lecture: ‘ “The God of our Idolatry!” Pilgrims and Heretics and the Birthplace of Shakespeare’
6 November 2009, 7-8pm Ground Floor Lecture Theatre, Optometry Building
This year’s Cardiff Humanities Research Institute Annual Lecture will be delivered by the Distinguished Visiting Research Fellow Dr Maurizio Ascari (University of Bologna). A scholar of international renown, Dr Ascari has published widely on the formation of the literary canon, anarchist fiction, travel writing and crime fiction. Has Shakespeare’s birthplace become a ‘shrine’ to the cult of his genius? Does his sanctified status in Britain prevent us from tackling questions about the authorship of his plays? Dr Ascari promises to shine new light on these controversial issues.
Lecture: Dr James Whitley, 'Before, During and After Hellenism: The Work of the British School at Athens, 1886-2007' 20 February 2008 Poster