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Glasgow, Scotland G12 8QQ United Kingdom
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November 2020

Rethinking Museums and the Stories They Tell

November 12 - November 22
Online: University of Glasgow, University of Glasgow
Glasgow, Scotland G12 8QQ United Kingdom

This is an online event. Museums are increasingly being called on to rethink how they display, represent and interpret objects in their care. Throughout the festival we will be posting videos, images, prompts and provocations on our social media channels, forming a critical online heritage tour of The Hunterian Museum. By calling attention to the hidden histories of empire embedded in our collections, we will propose new ways of seeing and understanding museum objects, taking a fuller view of the…

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A Poetic Constitution for Scotland: Consultation

November 12 - November 22
Online: University of Glasgow, University of Glasgow
Glasgow, Scotland G12 8QQ United Kingdom

This is an online event. If you, the citizens of Scotland, had the chance to write your own constitution, what would it say? How do we best express what it is to be Scottish/New Scottish today? Might the freedoms and fluidity of poetry offer a shared language for our civic values, ambitions, visions? This public consultation invites all Scots and New Scots – living at home or abroad – to take part, share and explore what Scotland means to you…

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In Touch: Online Exhibition

November 12 - November 22
Online: University of Glasgow, University of Glasgow
Glasgow, Scotland G12 8QQ United Kingdom

This is an online event. What can be learnt from the heightened awareness of (and restrictions surrounding) touch which characterised our experience of the COVID-19 pandemic? Might the experiences of Deafblind communities, and those who rely on their sense of touch to navigate the world, aid a shared understanding of this new normal? For Being Human 2020 the University of Glasgow is hosting a special online exhibition, co-developed and curated with the charity Deafblind Scotland, that responds creatively to the…

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Who’s Zoomin’ Who? Music, Copyright and Precarity

November 12, 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Online: University of Glasgow, University of Glasgow
Glasgow, Scotland G12 8QQ United Kingdom

This is an online event. If you’ve ever wondered how music is created, where copyright fits in, and the impact that Covid-19 has had on musicians and the music industry, this event is for you. Part gig, part debate, this session brings together music and legal scholars, musicians and policy makers to tell the story of a song – from composition and collaboration through to recording and live performance. In doing so, it explores how copyright supports the industry and…

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Gaming: New Horizons

November 14, 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Online: University of Glasgow, University of Glasgow
Glasgow, Scotland G12 8QQ United Kingdom

This is an online event. Join a virtual field trip inside a playthrough of the BAFTA winning Best Game of the Year Outer Wilds. Discover the different ways in which people may use games to explore and understand new worlds, as well as re-interpreting existing ones. Outer Worlds has been described as a ‘A jubilant adventure of discovery and peril among the stars’. Yet, in this distinctively alien setting of finding new worlds and unravelling mysteries of time, it may also be possible…

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The Covid Crisis and the Future of Global Capitalism

November 17, 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Online: University of Glasgow, University of Glasgow
Glasgow, Scotland G12 8QQ United Kingdom

This is an online event. In this round table discussion, leading thinkers reflect on how today’s crisis may affect patterns of globalisation and the structures of capitalism, as well as the impact of these changes on patterns of inequality. With the fallout of the coronavirus pandemic, humanity is standing at a crossroads. Might this global crisis mark the beginning of the end for capitalism, a chance to reduce inequality and rebuild a fairer society? Or is this an opportunity for…

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Perceptual Illusion Cafè

November 18, 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Online: University of Glasgow, University of Glasgow
Glasgow, Scotland G12 8QQ United Kingdom

This is an online event. The Centre for the Study of Perceptual Experience (CSPE) at the University of Glasgow is thrilled to present the 'Perceptual Illusion Cafè'! Researchers from the centre be holding an online, interactive presentation to showcase ongoing research into perceptual illusions. Topics will draw from the project's Illusions Index. Following the presentation experts Prof. Fiona Macpherson (University of Glasgow, Director of CSPE) and Dr. Derek H. Brown (University of Glasgow, Deputy Director of CSPE) will be on…

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New Worlds of Words

November 19, 1:00 pm - 1:45 pm
Online: University of Glasgow, University of Glasgow
Glasgow, Scotland G12 8QQ United Kingdom

This is an online event. If reading the dictionary sounds dull, think again! In this online event delve into the archives, encounter some of the old and rare dictionaries in the University of Glasgow Library’s Special Collections and learn about the fascinating history behind them. This event will introduce you to the playful and argumentative side of dictionaries and the people who make them. Learn how dictionaries of the English language opened up new worlds of expression, and be inspired…

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Celebrating the Centenary of ‘A Voyage to Arcturus’

November 19, 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Online: University of Glasgow, University of Glasgow
Glasgow, Scotland G12 8QQ United Kingdom

This is an online event. 2020 marks 100 years since the publication of A Voyage to Arcturus, a science fiction novel by Scottish author David Lindsay. Join the conversation as Lindsay specialists and enthusiasts celebrate the novel and its major influence on key fantasy authors of our time, including C.S. Lewis, J.R.R. Tolkien and Philip Pullman. A Voyage to Arcturus takes its protagonist from an observatory in Scotland to a new world across space, and explores philosophical and spiritual questions…

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The Wild West of Scotland

November 20, 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm