Second Annual FMC Postgraduate Researcher Conference 2018

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Bournemouth University, Talbot Campus

Share Lecture Theatre, Fusion Building

Fern Barrow

Poole

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5th December 2018

09:30 - 18:30

Check-in and Wristband Collection 09:00-09:30

Reception 18:30-19:30


Second Annual FMC Postgraduate Researcher Conference 2018

We are excited to announce registration is open for the Second Annual FMC postgraduate conference hosted on 5th December 2018 at the Share Lecture Theatre in the Fusion Building on Talbot Campus. This will be a fantastic day showcasing the excellent research by FMC postgraduates. Please come along to support your colleagues and fellow researchers. There will be a chance for you to provide feedback to these exciting projects as well as meet future collaborators within the faculty. The day will have presentations, 3MT® introductions from first year postgraduates, and workshopping…and of course catering will be provided for registrants throughout the day.

Also, we are excited to announce that our conference keynote this year is Dr. Sam Goodman! Please see the abstract for his interactive and interdisciplinary talk below:

CONFERENCE KEYNOTE – DR. SAM GOODMAN

17:30- 18:30

Critical Drinking: Approaches to Interdisciplinary research practice through British Beer Culture.

UK drinking culture is currently at the height of its renaissance. The market in craft beer and spirits is buoyant, with a raft of new independent bottle shops, breweries and distilleries opening each year, whilst supermarket alcohol aisles are heaving with a range of new options as ‘Big Beer’ conglomerates try to ride the wave of this unexpected trend. The high-street pub is likewise transformed; though many rural pubs are closing as stricter legislation on drink-driving comes into force, those in urban centres have been regenerated (for good and ill) into spaces that are increasingly egalitarian when it comes to gender, though conversely exclusive in terms of class, and wealth. However, these developments and the popularity of the drinks they advocate are not as modern as they initially appear, and in fact draw on the iconography, tastes and sensibilities of the British past, especially those of the British Empire. Through focus on the interrelation between history and the present-day, this session asks pertinent questions of a significant contemporary cultural movement. It considers Britain’s various regional, national and international drinking communities past and present, and the questions around gentrification, masculine/gendered and national identities, health, well-being and excess that exist within them, as well as analysing the links between cultural history and representation within a contemporary media context.

This talk will also illustrate how the field of ‘Drink Studies’ offers a means of bridging the fluid boundaries of humanities research across a range of disciplines, and for both scholarly and public audiences. Drawing on research conducted at the British Library India Office Archive and supported by the Wellcome Trust, the talk will draw focus on the advantages of interdisciplinarity through the lens of drinking, arguing that the development of flexible theoretical approaches to traditional subjects offer researchers new ways of working within historical studies, medical humanities, and contemporary media, culture and society. In addition, the talk will be accompanied by three tasters of modern British beers that have been chosen to pair thematically with the subjects under discussion, and to illustrate that how researchers approach a subject can be as impactful as the research itself.

Dr Sam Goodman

Senior Lecturer in English & Communication, JEC (FMC)

sgoodman@bournemouth.ac.uk

@drsamgoodman

We look forward to hosting you at the conference and the contribution you will bring by participating!

Alex, Mel and Steve

Alexandra P. Alberda

Graphic Medicine and Curatorial Practice

T: @ZandraAlberda

Stephen Allard

Socio-digital Poetics

T: @atfifictiondissy

Melanie Brown

Copyright Law and Cultural Heritage

mbrown@bournemouth.ac.uk


Conference Organisers

Postgraduate Researchers

Faculty for Media and Communication

For futher information on this event please contact Melanie Louise Brown at mbrown@bournemouth.ac.uk

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Accommodation: The University has preferential rates with a number of local hotels, please quote Bournemouth University when booking to access these rates. (Preferential rates are subject to availability and will be advised by the hotel at the time of booking)


Carlton Hotel
East Cliff Court Hotel
Miramar Hotel
The Green House Hotel
Ramada Encore


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Share Lecture Theatre, Fusion Building

Fern Barrow

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BH12 5BB

United Kingdom

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