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Culture, Costume and Dress

10-12 May 2017

Through presentations, posters, panel discussions and performance, the conference will consider the many aspects of costume and dress, exploring their and reflecting on their significance. It will include an exhibition of costume and other artefacts that articulate the conference themes.

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Reimagining Further Education Conference

21 June 2017, Curzon Building, 9am-4.30pm

The Centre for the Study of Practice and Culture in Education () will host its second one-day Reimagining Further Education Conference this June. The conference will bring together practitioners, researchers and key figures in the field of further education (FE) and will cover a range of themes from adult and offender learning to Literacy, Teacher Learning and alternative education in FE.

In keeping with the event’s title, the conference format is designed to provide opportunities for collaboration and interaction amongst all those present. Instead of the conventional ‘stand and deliver’ format of many conferences, the event built around group conversations framed and facilitated by a discussant and chair for each of the 6 thematic strands included. By exploring positive, imaginative and creative ways forward that enhance agency in FE practitioners and learner, this event aims to put the ‘confer’ back into conference.

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CCVA 10th annual conference

Thursday 12 and Friday 13 October 2017, School of Art, Birmingham City University 

Chinese art outside the art space The Centre for Chinese Visual Arts (CCVA) at Birmingham City University aims to foster new understandings and perspectives of Chinese contemporary arts, design and visual culture through interdisciplinary practices and theoretical studies. During its first decade, CCVA has established a unique position in the UK to pioneer the research in the field. We are now convening this two-day Annual Conference to invite researchers, curators, art historians, critics and artists at all stages of their careers worldwide to contribute to the topic, marking the 10th anniversary of the Centre.