6 - Nov/2016
Welcome to our November Newsletter. As always there is lots going on with ARK and we hope you enjoy finding out about our work!
ARK Seminar 'Narrowing the Space Between? Cross Community Relations in Northern Ireland.'
Tuesday 6 December 2016 11.00-12.00
NICVA,61 Duncairn Gardens, Belfast, BT15 2GB.
In this seminar, Dr Maire Braniff, INCORE Director, Ulster University, will draw on data from the 2015 Northern Ireland Life and Times Survey to illustrate that far from increased synergy between the traditionally dualistic identities, Northern Ireland is characterised by continued social distancing which remains pronounced.
A light lunch will be provided after the seminar. Attendance is free but registration is essential. To register please email Shonagh Higgenbotham at firstname.lastname@example.org
'Something of Who I am' - Launch of The Lively Project Exhibition
Something of Who I Am uses objects to take you on the Journey of Life, as negotiated by six people living in Northern Ireland. This exhibition is part of The Lively Project
, in which six participants have volunteered six objects each as offering some insight into a significant moment or memory on the vapour trail of life. Visual artist, Gemma Hodge has produced a number of artistic works which illuminate the significance of the objects. Participants have also produced art and craft work of their own.
The exhibition launch will take place from 6-7pm on Wednesday 7 December, at the Crescent Arts Centre, 2-4 University Rd, Belfast BT7 1NH. Places are free, but must be registered in advance by emailing Caroline OHare at email@example.com
For more information, see our events page.
ARK Ageing Programme Visiting Fellows
The ARK Ageing Programme hosted two Visiting Fellows in October:
Dominic Campbell (Creative Aging International) made a return visit with events in Derry/Londonderry and Belfast. A full-day workshop in The Playhouse focused on how artists and researchers can collaborate to explore the changing nature of an older society. A seminar in Queen's University Belfast explored creative approaches to thinking about, and expressing, older age. Full details about Dominic's visit, including videos and slides, are available here.
Gunhild Hagestad (Norwegian Social Science (NOVA)), is a leading expert on life course patterns and the bookend generations. A key event during her visit was a master class Moving beyond age-segregated research: Why linking studies of children, life course and ageing is important at Queen's University Belfast. The focus of the event was to bring together PhD students and staff to generate new research questions based on fruitful collaboration between participants representing ageing, life course and childhood studies. Videos and slides of the event are available online here.
CADQAS Software Planning Seminar: Wednesday 25 January 2017
This 1-day course on Computer Assisted Qualitative Data AnalysiS (CADQAS) will help researchers identify the most appropriate software to facilitate qualitative or mixed methods analysis for their project.
The course is organised by the National Centre for Research Methods, and will take place in Queens University, Belfast. For more information on the course, and how to book, please see the NCRM website.
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