Faculty of Humanities
Oct 14, 2019
Cultural workshop - Tai chi
Originating in ancient China, tai chi is regarded as one of the most effective exercises for mental and physical health. In this workshop participants will be shown basic Chen style tai chi movements to relaxing music by an experienced instructor. We suggest that a venue with plenty of space is used for this activity e.g. a school assembly hall or an open outdoor space if the weather permits. This workshop is suitable for children in Year 2 or above and adults.
Oct 14, 2019
Cultural workshops - Chinese paper cutting
In this workshop participants will be shown a step by step demonstration and learn how to cut a pattern into coloured paper, such as the popular patterns for the Chinese character “春”（spring), or butterfly, panda, etc. For the ‘spring’ character, we recommend Year 3 or above. For other more simple paper cuts, we recommend Years 1-3.
Oct 14, 2019
Cultural workshops - Chinese folk dance
In this workshop participants will be shown some typical Chinese dance movement styles, for example the Han dance, Tibetan dance, Uygur dance and Dai dance. You will then learn a specific simple dance in time to music e.g. the Han handkerchief dance or Dai peacock dance. This workshop is suitable for children from Year 2 or above.
Oct 14, 2019
Cultural workshops - Chinese language taster
This workshop is for beginners who have not studied Mandarin before or have only studied the basics. We will introduce some interesting aspects of Chinese culture and basic daily expressions such as greetings, self-introduction, thank you and goodbye. We will also teach participants numbers 1-10 with hand gestures. Our teachers apply a communicative approach, using lots of speaking practice and interactive games. This is our most popular workshop and suitable for all age groups.
Oct 14, 2019
Cultural workshops - Chinese songs and instruments
In this workshop we will introduce one or more traditional Chinese musical instruments such as the zither, er hu or Chinese flute by letting participants interact with the instrument. Our teacher will play a piece of music using the instrument to demonstrate, whilst students will be encouraged to use some smaller and simpler instruments to play along to the same beat. The group may also be taught a simple song and take part in an interactive quiz about Chinese music. This workshop is suitable for all age groups.
Oct 14, 2019
Cultural workshops - Chinese calligraphy
In this workshop we will introduce the history of Chinese calligraphy before participants are then taught the eight basic strokes. After some practice, you will be able to write a Chinese character or phrase in a formal Chinese way, for example the character “福” (happiness). This workshop is suitable for children in Year 4 or above and adults.
Oct 14, 2019
Cultural workshops - Chinese tea ceremony
In this workshop participants have the opportunity to enjoy a demonstration of a traditional Chinese tea ceremony. You will learn about the importance of tea culture in China by observing how to make, serve and enjoy a variety of Chinese teas. This workshop is suitable for children in Year 4 or above and adults.
Oct 7, 2019
In Focus: Humanities Researchers
Humanities research shapes the world we live in, understanding communities, arguing the case for sustainability, and protecting the vulnerable in changing times. We’ve handpicked 13 exceptional academics to demonstrate how humanities research at The University of Manchester effects change.
Jun 26, 2019
After Grenfell: Violence, Resistance and Response
The Critical Global Politics Research Cluster at The University of Manchester launched the edited collection After Grenfell: Violence, Resistance and Response. This book brings together 'critical analysis from legal, cultural, media, community and government responses to the fire, asking whether, without remedy for multifaceted power and violence, we will ever really be 'after' Grenfell?' At the launch the editors and contributors discussed the book project.
Jan 18, 2019
Flexible Honours in Arts, Languages and Cultures at The University of Manchester
Study an additional subject as a minor as part of the Flexible Honours scheme at the School of Arts, Languages and Cultures at The University of Manchester. Find out more: https://www.alc.manchester.ac.uk/study/undergraduate/flexible-honours/
Jun 12, 2018
Our Story - School of Arts, Languages and Cultures
The School of Arts, Languages and Cultures at Manchester boasts an impressive breadth and depth of subjects. We teach and research in almost 20 different disciplines, and we are at the forefront of international research in many of them. We foster creativity across the School, promote interdisciplinary projects and encourage new ways of connecting and collaborating between the University and the creative and cultural sector.
Nov 28, 2017
Development Informatics fieldwork in Cape Town
The Global Development Institute's Dr Jaco Renken and his MSc students share experiences of development informatics from their visit to Cape Town in 2017 - a key part of the student experience for MScs in ICT for Development and MSc Management and Information Systems: Change and Development.
Oct 25, 2016
'PANamericanGEA' by Jandy C.S.G.
Description 'PANamericanGEA' (~15 min) is the practical component (video) of the PhD research 'The role of the mass media in Chilean film' by Xime Alejandra C. Smyntek (Jandy C.S.G). Main supervisor: Prof. Chris Perriam from the School of Arts, Languages and Cultures at the University of Manchester.
May 12, 2016
Subjectivity and Transformation
Subjectivity and Transformation: Professor Fernando Gonzalez Rey (Central University of Brasilia) in conversation with Professor Erica Burman (Manchester institute of Education, University of Manchester and Professor Ian Parker (School of Management, University of Leicester, Psychoanalyst) University of Manchester 11th May 2016
May 12, 2016
Advances in Cultural Historical Theory 03
?Contesting and Recognizing Historical Changes and Selves in Development: The case of boys and girls moving themselves out of childhood and into their teens in a multicultural context in Norway? Prof Hanne Haavind, University of Oslo 9th 10th May 2016 University of Manchester
May 3, 2016
LANTERN lunchtime talk 5
Exploring participants? changing perspectives through the life of an inter-school, collaborative, research and development project. Andy Howes, Sue Goldrick, Volha Arkhipenka, Nahielly Palacios, Siti Masrifatul (?Fitri?) Fitriyah , and Susan Dawson Friday 29th April, 12.00-13.00 Ellen Wilkinson C3.30
Jan 29, 2016
Sarah Fielden seminar series: Professor Carlo Raffo
Sarah Fielden Seminar 27th January 2016, University of Manchester Professor Carlo Raffo Place, poverty young people and schools Some thinking on the potential predictive qualities of developmental ecologies of educational reflexivity and agency
Dec 11, 2015
CHERIL conference: Ralf Becker
Teaching in Higher Education: Practice and Politics Organised by Centre for Higher Education Research, Innovation and Learning (CHERIL) Monday 7th December 2015 Manchester Conference Centre at the Pendulum Hotel Lecturing in the Time of MOOCs ? Ralf Becker
Nov 11, 2015
Manchester Literature Festival 2015: Kevin Barry and John McAuliffe
Recorded at the Martin Harris Centre?s Cosmo Rodewald Concert Hall on Monday 12 October 2015. An evening celebrating new books from two established talents of Irish writing. Kevin Barry described the hours of research into John Lennon?s speech and mannerisms that went into his new novel Beatlebone and John McAuliffe, Co-Director of the Centre for New Writing, read selected poems from his new collection The Way In.
Nov 6, 2015
Manchester Literature Festival 2015: Joanne Harris: Why I Write - A Writer'
Recorded at the Martin Harris Centre's Cosmo Rodewald Concert Hall on Monday 19 October 2015. Joanne Harris, award-winning author of 14 novels including Chocolat, joined new University of Manchester Chancellor Lemn Sissay and Nebula Award-winning author Geoff Ryman to discuss the relationships between reader and writer, censorship, and the internet in this National Conversation event.
Oct 29, 2015
Simon and Hallsworth Fellowships showcase 2015
Simon and Hallsworth Fellowships showcase from Monday, 19 October 2015. Speakers: Professor Nicola Glover-Thomas (Chair of Simon and Hallsworth Committees, University of Manchester); Dr Melanie Lombard (Lecturer in Global Urbanism, University of Manchester; Professor Nicola Phillips (Head of Department and Professor of Political Economy, Department of Politics, University of Sheffield.
Aug 5, 2015
Professor Michael Apple
Understanding Neoliberalisms: Political and Methodological Issues.Professor Michael W. Apple. John Bascom Professor of Curriculum and Instruction and Educational Policy Studies, University of Wisconsin, Madison Professor of Education, University of Manchester, UK. Session Chair: Dr Ruth McGinity. Manchester Institute of Education.Critical Education Policy and Leadership.Day Conference. 14th July 2015
Jun 14, 2015
Intellectual life and the learning environment at Umass
Here is a look at the learning facilities and intellectual life at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst. Facilities like Du Bois Library, the many labs and ample areas to relax made it very pleasant to study here. As the video will show the Geography department is much smaller than at Manchester and as a result the classes were smaller and were based to a larger extent on student participation much like seminars in Manchester. This style of teaching was challenging to adapt to in the first few weeks but I became accustomed to it and enjoyed my time in these classes.
Jan 7, 2015
Money laundering investigation in England and Wales
Ian Davidson from the Regional Asset Recovery Team discusses the quality of intelligence and investigation in money laundering investigation in England and Wales as part of a workshop for the School of Law's project examining 'dirty assets'.
Dec 9, 2014
Postgraduate Certificate in Teaching and Learning part 1
Welcome and introduction to studying at The University of Manchester and the PGCert in Teaching and Learning programme Professor Dave Hall ? Head of the Manchester Institute of Education Dr Liz Smith and Dr Mike O?Donoghue ? Programme Directors for the PGCert in Teaching and Learning Friday 5th December 2014
Nov 12, 2014
B.15:45 - Alumni and colleages talk about B.15
B.15:45 ? Alumni and colleagues past and present talk about their experience of B.15. In this film, released to coincide with the launch of the B.15:45 exhibition, contributions from current and former staff and students emphasize the contemporary importance of creating physical models despite and alongside the advances in digital modelling in architectural design.
Oct 27, 2014
Basic Introduction to Blackboard
This video demonstrates the basic use of Blackboard for students who are unfamiliar with the system. It includes: How to access Blackboard, how to access a course, how to find content and course information, how to access and submit Blackboard assessments, how to access TurnItIn assignments, how to access discussion boards, how to access grades and how to get technical help. The video covers courses that are structured via the Universities standard course structure and so may not reflect any local changes to course structures.
Aug 2, 2014
PANamericanGEA by Jandy C.S.G.
'PANamericanGEA' (work in progress) is the practical component (video) of the PhD research 'The role of the mass media in Chilean film' by Xime C. Smyntek (Jandy C.S.G). Main supervisor: Prof. Chris Perriam from the School of Arts, Languages and Cultures at the University of Manchester.
Apr 17, 2014
Storytime at Manchester - Reading
This is a recording of an event which took place at John Ryland's Library, Deansgate on the 13th December, 2012. It features four short talks on the subject of Reading and was part of a series of events for ?Story time?, organised by arts postgraduates. Story time is about bringing research to a wider audience in a relaxed and entertaining way.
Apr 17, 2014
Storytime at Manchester - Ghosts
This is a recording of an event which took place at Chetham's School of Music on the 29th November, 2012. It features three short talks on the subject of Ghosts and was part of a series of events for ?Story time?, organised by arts postgraduates. Story time is about bringing research to a wider audience in a relaxed and entertaining way.
Mar 26, 2014
BWPI - Professors Joseph Stiglitz and John Sulston on Radio 4
Professor Sir John Sulston, who won the Nobel prize for his work on the human genome project, and Professor Joseph Stiglitz, chair of BWPI, who was awarded a Nobel prize for economics, discuss whether science has become a victim of commercial funding, ahead of lectures to mark the launch of Manchester University's Institute for Science Ethics and Innovation, which Sir John will chair. Listen to the interview on Radio 4's Today programme.
Mar 18, 2014
Storytime at Manchester - Home
This is a recording of an event which took place at the University of Manchester on the 15th November, 2012. It features four short talks on the subject of Home and was part of a series of events for ?Story time?, organised by arts postgraduates. Story time is about bringing research to a wider audience in a relaxed and entertaining way.