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Faculty of Art, Science & Technology

Faculty of Art, Science & Technology

BA Illustration and BA Graphic Comm Des Amsterdam cultural trip

BA Illustration and BA Graphic Comm Des Amsterdam cultural trip

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Deposit to secure a place for the week-long cultural trip to Amsterdam 29/01/24 – 02/02/24. TO BE PAID BY NO LATER THAN MIDDAY FRIDAY Oct 20th

This £150.00 deposit will secure flights and hotel per person

If you have sent off for a new passport, please give us a scan/photo of your current passport or the current passport number and information. Send us a scan/photo of your new passport once it arrives.

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Political Nostalgias: In Person Workshop (5 July) 24

Political Nostalgias: In Person Workshop (5 July) 24

Description

Participants for a summer workshop at the University of Northampton are invited to present working papers related to political nostalgias from any point in time, from the ancient world to the contemporary moment.

Please note that attendance at this workshop is restricted to confirmed speakers due to the size of the venue.

Nostalgia, defined most simply as a wistful or sentimental longing for a past period or set of conditions, has played a significant role in the shaping of historical and contemporary political discourses, and it has been particularly associated with right-leaning individuals and groups. However, as Wohl et al (2023) have noted, collective nostalgia is experienced across the political spectrum, though the focus and content of that nostalgia may differ significantly according to political affiliation. Once considered a neurological disorder or depressive illness, nostalgia is increasingly considered by the psychiatric community to be an emotion that plays a significant role in healthy psychological functioning. Sedikides and Wildschut (2023) amongst others have made the case that nostalgia fosters both individual authenticity – a sense of alignment with one’s true self – and also a sense of wider social connectedness and belonging.  Nostalgia can thus play a strong psychological role in strengthening group cohesion and increasing motivation to achieve personal and collective goals; while on the surface this sounds very positive, after even a cursory examination it is obvious that nostalgia can play a much more ambiguous role in the development and maintenance of political ideologies and movements. Nostalgia for a lost past (or a past that has really never been) may spur political actors on to build a better world – but better for whom, and on whose terms? Similarly, while authors such as Routledge et al (2006) have argued that nostalgia may play a vital role in helping human beings come to terms with death, the political implications of this have not been deeply explored. In this theory, nostalgia provides a pool of meaningful life experiences to draw upon when faced with the existential threat posed by awareness of our own mortality. While this has been used to argue that nostalgia could have potentially protective functions against, for instance, radicalisation into ideological self-sacrifice through acts of terrorism (Routledge et al, 2014), there has been limited consideration of ways collective nostalgia could be used to justify such acts. At this one-day workshop, participants are invited to present working papers related to political nostalgias from any point in time, from the ancient world to the contemporary moment, and from any part of the world. The aim of the day is less to give polished papers nearly ready for publication and more to use shorter interventions to develop a discursive vocabulary and range of talking points related to nostalgia in historicised political contexts, with the intention of collectively building these into a journal special edition.

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Study Visit to the Venice Biennale 2024,  Mon 4th Nov Thurs 7th Nov 2024

Study Visit to the Venice Biennale 2024, Mon 4th Nov Thurs 7th Nov 2024

Description

Study Visit to the Venice Biennale,

Mon 4th Nov – Thurs 7th Nov 2024

£565 in three instalments:

£165 by 15th Feb (non-refundable deposit)

£200 by 15th July (second payment)

£200 by 7th October (final payment)

The Venice Biennale is the oldest and largest biennial of contemporary art in the world, hosted over two main sites – the Arsenale and Giardini (see http://www.labiennale.org/en/Home.html), and is a amazing opportunity to experience a broad cross-section of approaches to contemporary art.

In addition to the Bienniale there are several other high profile contemporary art venues in the city, including the Punta della’Dogana and Palazzo Grassi.

Finally, Venice is one of the most beautiful and engaging cities in the world, and this time of year is an ideal time to experience its unique character. This includes numerous churches, palazzos and museums.

Price includes:

Coach transfers from/to campus to airport;

Transfers from/to Venice airport to hotel;

3 nights in the hotel (breakfast included);

72hr Vaporetto (waterbus) pass;

2 x single entry passes to the Venice Biennale sites;

City Tax

URL https://www.labiennale.org/en/art/2022

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Political Nostalgias: Online Workshop (12 July) 24

Political Nostalgias: Online Workshop (12 July) 24

FREE OF CHARGE

Description

Participants for a summer workshop at the University of Northampton are invited to present working papers related to political nostalgias from any point in time, from the ancient world to the contemporary moment.

https://www.northampton.ac.uk/research-blogs/call-for-papers-politicised-nostalgias-a-one-day-workshop/

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The National Front marching in Yorkshire, 1970. Copyright: Tav Dulay, used by CC-BY-SA 3.0 Deed – license details available at https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0/deed.en

Local Contexts, Extreme Politics – 01 July 2024

FREE OF CHARGE

Description

This one-day free online workshop is aimed at both academics and practitioners, providing a space for exploration of the importance of local contexts up extremism. It will be useful for academics working in this area, or seeking to, as well as those who engage with countering extremism or radicalisation as part of their work, whether that is local government, charity or other.
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