Historical Geographies of Higher Education in Greater Manchester
|Starts:||10:00 9 Nov 2016|
|Ends:||16:30 9 Nov 2016|
|What is it:||Conferences|
|Organiser:||School of Environment, Education and Development|
|Who is it for:||University staff, Adults|
This one-day symposium will be a significant opportunity to examine the historical development of higher and further education, its geographical expansion, architectural expression and wider socio-economic relations to the city and region, in the past and up to the present.
The focus will be on the interactions between place, planning and architectural design to create effective environments for teaching and academic research; understanding how the social and spatial structure of these major institutions of learning changed over different periods driven in part by local needs and initiatives as well as national policies around higher education.
The symposium will be interdisciplinary and we welcome speakers and attendees from history, geography, town planning, architecture, history of science, education, and allied disciplines who can speak to different time periods, theoretical positions and empirics of particular institutional histories.
There is no charge for the Symposium and lunch will be provided. Please register using the link at the top of the page.
Call for Papers: We welcome contributions on the histories and varied development of universities and institutions of higher education across the Manchester and Salford region.
Talks can focus on the universities (MMU,Salford,University of Manchester); UMIST; the various predecessor technical and vocational colleges; medical training. • We hope the symposium engenders new critical approaches to the study of geographically embedded histories of tertiary education and its relations to cultural life and the local economy. Please send a brief proposal for 20-minute talks to: firstname.lastname@example.org
Speaker travel expenses can also be reimbursed.
Co-organisers: Martin Dodge (Geography, University of Manchester), James Hopkins (University Historian and Heritage Manager, University of Manchester), Richard Brook (Manchester School of Architecture).
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