Professor Tracey Reynolds is one of the ‘Phenomenal Women’ honoured in pioneer exhibition

The month of March celebrates women, firstly marking Women’s International Day then followed by Mother’s Day and this year The Phenomenal Women exhibition raises the bar by highlighting the role of Black Women in Education.

Perceived as the first photographic exhibition honouring Britain’s black female professors, The Phenomenal Women exhibition features a collection of portraits captured by the prestigious photographer Bill Knight, OBE and curated by Dr Nicola Rollock, reader in equity and education at Goldsmiths, University of London. The black and white images of 40 professors in Academia range from different subject area; law, medicine, creative writing and sociology.

University of Greenwich’s Research Professor Tracey Reynolds is among the group of black women honourees who are setting the path and an example of excellence in Education. The news featured on the BBC website.

Portraits of UK black female professors – in pictures
Professor Tracey Reynolds

The show is free to attend and will be at London’s City Hall from 18 March until the end of the month.

Congratulations to Professor Tracey Reynolds for the recognition of Excellence and getting the Spotlight!

UOG Sociology student is a panellist at conference hosted by the University of York

From Margins to Centre?: An Undergraduate Conference on Marginalised Histories! was a one day conference attended by Gabriel B. Couto Ribas, a Sociology a BSc Hons Sociology and Psychology at the University of Greenwich, which took place 28th February 2020 at the University of York. The conference had a particular focus on LGBT+ history, women’s history, BME history and history of disability. Aimed specifically at undergraduate students to involve them in the discipline.

Olivia Wyatt, Clare Burgess, Dr Louise Owusu-Kwarteng and Gabriel B. Couto Ribas

Gabriel was an invited panellist and presented the paper ‘Drag and Me’ – Autobiographical reflections on the impact of drag artistry in my life- a very personal approach, shared in the recently published autobiography ‘Livin’ Our Best Lives: Autobiographical Reflections of life in Current Times’ soon available online.

The keynote speech was given by Catherine Hall, Emerita Professor of History at UCL , with panels chaired by Jonathan Saha and Sue Lemos.

Congratulations to Gabriel and the Applied Sociology Group!

University of Greenwich Lecturer Emily Critchley invites us to an evening of poetry

Calling out all poetry lovers! Megan Fernandes, Emily Critchley, Polly Atkin and Will Harris will be reading poems on an evening hosted by Natasha Hakimi Zapata The event will take place on 13th March from 6:30 pm – 9:30 pm at Burley Fisher Bookshop in East London, 400 Kingsland Rd, Dalston, London E8 4AA

Meet the poets

Will Harris is a writer of mixed Anglo-Indonesian heritage, born and based in London. He has worked in schools, led workshops at the Southbank Centre and teaches for The Poetry School. He is an Assistant Editor at The Rialto and a fellow of The Complete Works III. Published in the Bloodaxe anthology Ten: Poets of the New Generation, he was featured in ES Magazine as part of the “new guard” of London poets. His poem ‘SAY’ was shortlisted for the Forward Prize for Best Single Poem 2018, and he won a Poetry Fellowship from the Arts Foundation in 2019. His debut pamphlet of poems, All this is implied, published by HappenStance in 2017, was joint winner of the London Review Bookshop Pamphlet of the Year and shortlisted for the Callum Macdonald Memorial Award by the National Library of Scotland. Mixed-Race Superman, an essay, was published by Peninsula Press in 2018 and in an expanded edition by Melville House in the US in 2019. His first full poetry collection, RENDANG, is forthcoming from Granta in the UK in February 2020 and from Wesleyan University Press in the US later in the year.

Emily Critchley‘s poetry collections have been published by Boiler House, Barque, Intercapillary, Corrupt, Holdfire, Torque, Oystercatcher, Dusie, Bad and Arehouse presses. A 2011 selected writing, Love / All That / & OK (US), was published by Penned in the Margins; her most recent collection, Ten Thousand Things, was published by Boiler House Press in 2017. She is also editor of Out of Everywhere 2: Linguistically Innovative Poetry by Women in North America & the UK (Reality Street, 2016)(US) and a Senior Lecturer in English and Creative Writing at the University of Greenwich, London. She has publications forthcoming from Shearsman and Crater presses.

Alphabet poem: for kids! is the new book by Emily Critchley, Senior Lecturer at University of Greenwich

Congratulations to Dr Emily Critchley, who will launch a new book in Pickled Pepper Books, North London, this Wednesday 26th February.

The alphabet poem: for kids! is a collaborative, illustrated poetry book for both children and adults by Emily Critchley, Michael Kindellan and Alison Honey Woods.

This is a unique opportunity to listen to readings from Emily Critchley, Michael Kindellan & Jerome Martin, and have your copy signed.

All invited!

LOUDSPEAKER ORCHESTRA CONCERT SERIES

Tuesday 28th January 2020, 7pmSt Alfege Church, Greenwich

The School of Design and the Faculty of Liberal Arts and Sciences invite you to the next concert in the Loudspeaker Orchestra Concert Series in the historic St Alfege Church. 

Explore Ensemble immerses instruments and audiences among a live 3D loudspeaker orchestra to present the London premiere of Natasha Barrett’s ‘Sagittarius A*’ and rare modernist works reimagined with ambisonic technology .

Explore Ensemble work at the radical frontiers of new music, offering audiences outstanding performances of internationally acclaimed composers, advocating music rarely heard in the UK, and working closely with composers on new works to foster a repertoire for the future. Described as ‘Indefatigably outstanding’, Explore Ensemble have featured at several editions of the Huddersfield Contemporary Music Festival while performing alongside the EXAUDI Vocal Ensemble, as well as feature on BBC Radio 3, at London’s Principal Sound Festival, Cafe OTO, Kings Place, the Royal College of Music, and outside of London in Manchester, Leeds, Oxford, and Germany.

The Loudspeaker Orchestra presents immersive acoustic experiences through programmed concerts of multichannel sound design, sonic art and electroacoustic music. Regular concerts, featuring work by international artists alongside students of Sound Design, take place in and around Greenwich.

The musical programme will be complemented with a free glass of wine in the interval.

Tickets are FREE for University of Greenwich students and staff, and £5 for external guests.

BOOKING ESSENTIAL: https://explore-ensemble-loudspeaker-orchestra-concert.eventbrite.co.uk.

“Phase IV Intersections – Art/Architecture”

The University of Greenwich invites you to the attend the “Phase IV Intersections – Art Architecture” exhibition opening on Wednesday 15th January at the Stephen Lawrence Gallery and Project Space. A drinks reception is scheduled from 6pm, all welcome to attend.

The exhibition brings together projects stemming from HE institutions in England and France that explore interfaces between art and architecture.

Phase IV is the fourth and last of a series of exhibitions led by Benet Spencer and Dr David Ryan from Cambridge School of Art, Anglia Ruskin University. The earlier phases saw collaborations, in February 2018, with Institut Supérieur des Arts Toulouse for Phase II – Imagining Architecture; and, in November 2019, with École Supérieure d’Art et de Design Marseille-Méditerranée for Phase III – le Modulor.

Exhibitors

Emmanuelle Castellan; George Charman; Valérie du Chéné; David Coste; Bernice Donszelmann; Flea Folly Architects; Jaime Gili; Olivier Gourvil; Andrew Grassie; Steve Johnson; Chloe Leaper; Mary Maclean; Didier Mencoboni; Suzanne Mooney; Laurent Proux; Tim Renshaw; Felix Robbins; David Ryan; Anna Salamon; Benet Spencer; Aleana Turner; April Virgoe; Daniela Yaneva

Stephen Lawrence Gallery

Media History Study Day 2020

CALL FOR PAPERS

The Study Day is funded by Media History, an interdisciplinary journal that focuses on media and society from the fifteenth century to the present; the Media History Seminar, a London-based interdisciplinary group working on a range of media including print, radio, film, and digital communications technologies from various time periods; Queen Mary University of London; the Birkbeck Centre for Nineteenth-Century Studies; the Institute of English Studies; and the Institute of Historical Research. The Study Day is organised by PhD Researcher Ann Hale from the University of Greenwich, who is able to answer any questions that may arise.

While PGRs/ECRs are encouraged to share work that resonates with the theme, submissions on all media-related subjects are welcome. Participants will give 10-minute presentations on their works-in-progress followed by a 5-minute discussion of a question/problem related to their research. Research posters or presentations in alternative formats will also be considered.

Media History Study Day 2020 is an opportunity for postgraduate students (PGRs) and early career researchers (ECRs) working on any aspect of media studies to share and discuss their work in a collegial, multidisciplinary environment. ECRs/PGRs working on media from any time period, social/cultural context, or perspective are invited
to participate, including, but not limited to, those examining book history, broadcast media, electronic media, ephemera, film, journalism, media theory, newspapers, periodicals, or print culture.

MEDIA HISTORY STUDY DAY 2020: MEDIA LIVES
DATE: Wednesday, March 18, 2020 TIME: TBD–19:30
LOCATION: Birkbeck, University of London, 43 Gordon Square, London
KEYNOTE: Dr. Rebecca Roach, University of Birmingham, 18:00–19:30

ABSTRACT DEADLINE: February 1, 2020

For more information on how to participate and apply, please access

Media History Seminar Website

FSEG GEO-SAFE Evacuation Workshop

The FSEG Team at the University of Greenwich invites you to participate in a one day workshop as part of the GEO-SAFE project, taking place 20th February 2020 at the University of Greenwich.

GEO-SAFE (Geospatial based Environment for Optimisation Systems Addressing Fire Emergencies) is a H2020 – MSCA-RISE project (n.691161), co-ordinated by FSEG of the University of Greenwich with 17 partners from 7 countries (United Kingdom, Spain, Italy, France, Switzerland, Netherlands and Australia) and is a four year project running from May 2016 to April 2020.

The aim of GEO-SAFE is to create a network enabling the two regions to exchange knowledge, ideas and experience, thus boosting the progress of wildfires knowledge and the related development of innovative methods for dealing efficiently with such fires.

Wildfires

The workshop will comprise of the following themes:

  • Identification and quantification of human behaviour in response to wildfire.
  • Role, requirements and capabilities of evacuation modelling in the planning and management of wildfires.
  • Development and application of Large Scale Wildfire Evacuation Models
  • Future directions for wildfire evacuation modelling.
  • The workshop consists of:
  • 7 invited lectures
  • 3 discussion panels
  • 1 hands on session using urbanEXODUS urban-scale evacuation simulation model
  • 1 demonstration session showing recent developments in coupling wildfire, pedestrian and vehicle models

The deadline to register is 14 February 2020, access EVENBRITE

This is a free event

Students from the School of Arts and Design represent the University of Greenwich in Marseille exhibition

Representatives from University of Greenwich School of Design joined staff students and alumni from Cambridge School of Art (Anglia Ruskin University) and Marseille Mediterranean School of Arts and Design (ESADMM) in workshopping and mounting an exhibition of responses to le Corbusier’s Modulor. The Modulor is a system of scale le Corbusier devised for his buildings that is based on human proportions, a perfect example of which is found in his building “Unité d’Habitation” in Marseille, where many of the visiting exhibitors, including ourselves, stayed.

The resulting exhibition at Hors les Murs Gallery, Marseille opened on 7th – 22nd November. The University of Greenwich is represented by 2019 March graduate Daniella Yaneva, exhibiting a book and animation titled, “Morphogenesis Man inhabiting Apartment 50, Unité d’Habitation, Marseille”.

The work being installed by the project participants

WetlandLIFE shares project findings at the Royal Society, London

Last October, the final Valuing Nature (VN) Programme Conference was held at the Royal Society in London where the WetlandLIFE team represented the Natural Resources Institute (NRI) of the University of Greenwich.

The VN Programme, supported by a consortia of UK Research Councils including the AHRC, ESRC and NERC, funded seven research projects orientated around two research enquiries; the impacts of potential ecological tipping points for natural resources within the UK and the importance of nature for human health and wellbeing for British citizens. The WetlandLIFE team have been involved in the latter research area, human health and wellbeing, through their collaborative work within the WetlandLIFE project, which is drawing to an end in January 2020.

Project leader Dr Tim Acott addressing delegates at the Valuing Nature Conference 2019

The VN conference was an opportunity for all the WetlandLIFE team to present their initial findings ahead of a synthesis of their overall research discussion and conclusions. Director of the Greenwich Maritime Centre, Reader in Human Geography at the University of Greenwich, and wetlandLIFE Principle Investigator, Dr Tim Acott helped to opening proceedings with a plenary talk summarising the overall impression of findings so far and focussing on the interdisciplinary nature of the project. A key feature of the wetlandLIFE project has been to use multiple ways of knowing to understand the diversity of values associated with wetlands, and the combination of disciplines involved has provided fertile grounds for additional discoveries to emerge. Tim then joined a lively panel discussion about lessons learned across the protfolio of Valuing Nature projects.

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