8th Annual CCVA conference: Transdisciplinary China: Research in Practice

Thursday 22 October, 10am – 7pm, The Shell, Parkside building, City Centre Campus

The Centre for Chinese Visual Arts (CCVA) presents Transdisciplinary China: Research in Practice – a one-day symposium that seeks to interrogate the nature and significance of transdisciplinary research and arts practice in and about contemporary China, its arts and culture.

Jonathan Harris, Professor in Global Art and Design Studies at Birmingham City University (BCU) will deliver the keynote address entitled The Global Asian Contemporary Art World: Analytic Perspectives. 

Shen Xin, CCVA and Chronus Arts Centre fellow will present Shoulders of Giants with Prof Johnny Golding, Philosopher and Director of the PHD/Post-doctoral Centre for Fine Art Research, alongside presentations and panel discussions from established and emerging researchers, artists, curators and academics from UK, China, Hong Kong, Taiwan, USA, Russia, Poland, Italy amongst others. Collectively these will serve to generate discussion and enable us to identify common areas of interest and communities of practice; to share, encourage and support new research as it happens with a global audience

Visit the website to register and for more information


CEBE Research Cafe: Time Management

Don’t be late! How to manage your time more effectively

With Professor Peter Larkham

Friday 16th October 2015, 12:30pm – 2pm, MP203 (CEBE Boardroom)

Time management is a vital but mysterious activity.  Usually we don’t make time to manage our time, let alone to deliver what we need to do effectively.  Although this session will explore some of the issues, it can’t provide solutions for everyone!  Expect to be challenged about what you do, why you do it and when you choose to do it.

Come along to this café, join in the debate and learn!

To register your interest please e-mail Ian.McDonald@bcu.ac.uk.