Events

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Introducing… Antigone, Interrupted - Scottish Dance Theatre

Introducing… Antigone, Interrupted is a unique online event combining footage from the Scottish Dance Theatre’s original stage production, scenes reimagined for the digital medium and real time meet-the-artist conversation. The event will give audiences an opportunity to meet the characters and hear from choreographer Joan Clevillé and dancer Solène Weinachter.

Performance elements will be weaved with discussion and opportunities to delve into various topics such as the creation of Antigone, Interrupted , the...

Event Date

Wednesday, January 27, 2021 - 19:30 to 20:30

Venue

The Arts Institute, Roland Levinksy Building, University of Plymouth, Plymouth, Devon, PL4 8AA
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Pestilential hotbeds of vice - cinema-management and morality in Britain, c. 1900-1950 With Dr Robert James, University of Portsmouth

A Historical Association and University of Plymouth History department talk.

Join us to investigate the activities of cinema managers across Britain in the first half of the 20th Century. In this talk Dr Robert James, University of Portsmouth, will explore the practices of the cinema industry at this time, and the lengths managers went to in defending their trade against criticism.

How did cinema managers establish a balance between respectability and profit?

Learn about the care taken to promote the films in ways that would appease the sensibilities of regular...

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How materials matter - design, innovation and materiality in Melanesian society With Professor Graeme Were, University of Bristol

Until recently, most periods of technological development, such as the Iron Age, were linked to changes in use of materials. However, it has become increasingly evident that the driving force for materials innovation and design is information technology.

In this talk, Professor Graeme Were, University of Bristol, examines materials innovation from a Melanesian perspective. He reveals how plant materials used in design projects are selected on the basis of their informational capacities and so are productive of thought and action. Their selection criteria – such as inbuilt capacity...

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The long march to modernity: from ‘Three Inch Golden Lotus’ to working mom - the transformation of Chinese women With Professor Yang-wen Zheng, University of Manchester

A Historical Association and University of Plymouth History department talk.

How has a century of war and revolution changed the lives of Chinese women? Their journey from the late Qing to the post-Mao period provides a unique window through which to examine the recent Chinese past.

In this talk Professor Yang-wen Zheng, University of Manchester, will trace the lives of women and their long march to modernity. Why did women respond to change more enthusiastically than men? Why have historians ignored older women – mothers, mothers-in-law and grandmothers – who were the real...