Category: Lectures

CIDRAL: Rian Thum – Tuesday 2 March, 5-7pm

Tuesday 2nd March, 5-7pm Rian Thum (University of Manchester), ‘China’s Mass Internment of the Uyghurs and the Role of Scholarship’ Over the last four years the Chinese government has placed over a million members of the Uyghur, Kazakh, and other predominantly Muslim...

CIDRAL: Rian Thum – Tuesday 2 March, 5-7pm

This is a reminder that Rian Thum's rescheduled lecture will take place next Tuesday. Details as follows: Tuesday 2nd March, 5-7pm Rian Thum (University of Manchester), ‘China’s Mass Internment of the Uyghurs and the Role of Scholarship’ Over the last four years the...

CIDRAL Event: James Heartfield, 23 February

 Tuesday 23 February, 5-7pm: James Heartfield (Independent Researcher), ‘Covid-19 and the Medicalization of Social Life’AbstractSocial theorist Michel Foucault, Giorgio Agamben and Deborah Lupton developed extensive critiques of the medicalisation of social life,...

CIDRAL Event: James Heartfield, 23 February

 Tuesday 23 February, 5-7pm: James Heartfield (Independent Researcher), ‘Covid-19 and the Medicalization of Social Life’AbstractSocial theorist Michel Foucault, Giorgio Agamben and Deborah Lupton developed extensive critiques of the medicalisation of social life,...

CIDRAL Events: 16 and 17 February

The first CIDRAL events of the semester will take place next week. Here are the details of our first lecture, in which Rian Thum will talk about the Uyghur crisis in China, and the Key Ideas seminar, in which Kevin Malone will introduce a discussion on the climate...

CIDRAL online events Spring 2021

Lecture Series: Crises and RecoveriesTuesday 23 February, 5-7pm: James Heartfield (Independent Researcher), ‘Covid-19 and the Medicalization of Social Life’Tuesday 2 March, 5-7pm: Rian Thum (University of Manchester), ‘China’s Mass Internment of the Uyghurs and the...

CIDRAL Lecture: Oliver Leaman on Crises in Religion

CIDRAL Public Lecture - Zoom Event(a joint event with the Centre for Jewish Studies)5.00pm Tuesday 8 DecemberOliver Leaman (University of Kentucky), '"It's Not Just the Same": How Rituals and Religions Cope with Crises'One familiar feature of operating while the...

The Inevitability of Crisis – Can We Escape Decline?

The Inevitability of Crisis – Can We Escape Decline?

Wednesday 2nd December, 12 noon -2pm: Georg Christ (History)Zoom event - details - david.alderson@manchester.ac.ukAround two key-thinkers, ´Abd ar-Rah’man Ibn Khaldûn (end of 14c.) and Joseph A. Tainer (end of 20c.), we shall rethink crisis not so much as a mistake,...

CIDRAL event – Tuesday 17 November, 5-7pm

Sarah M. Price (University of Sheffield), ‘Crisis or Evolution? The Continuing Challenge of Finding Audiences for Classical Music’ Classical music organisations in the UK often come under fire for attracting a fairly homogenous audience, since the majority of...