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School of Law Extra Meetings Diary

18 October 2016, 3pm-5pm: Publishing today (academic staff and research students meeting)

The School of Law set the aims to increase its share of the publication of critical legal theory and philosophy journal articles and monographs by 2020. Join Emeritus Professor Laurel Brake, Professor Hilary Fraser, Professor Martin Eve and Dr Carolyn Burdett to explore the contemporary publishing scene and learn about the development of open access in the digital space, the journal /19/ and the Open Library of Humanities.

The Open Library of Humanities is an academic-led, gold open-access publisher with no author-facing charges. With funding from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, the platform covers its costs by payments from an international library consortium of 200 institutions, rather than any kind of author fee. /19/ is an interdisciplinary journal of the long-nineteenth century that has been publishing for over a decade. Both are based in the School of Arts at Birkbeck.

Saturday 29 October 2016, 11am-1pm: Othello on Trial (undergraduate student meeting)

Join Adrian Howe (Research Fellow, Birkbeck and Adjunct Research Fellow, Griffith Law School) to explore how you might participate in an education project that takes a novel approach to engaging people in the cultural shift needed to elevate violence against women into a first-order political problem. This meeting examines how you might explore issues of race and gender in law and literature, extend your appreciation of the doctrines of criminal law, evidence and procedure and enhance your CV by participating in a play has been performed in Melbourne, Australia and London.

November 2016

7 November 2016, 9am-11am: Modern slavery and business (senior managers’ breakfast meeting) - please note this event has been postponed

22 November 2016, 3pm-5pm: Everyday practices of academic work: pedagogies of discipline, department and university (School of Law Executive and senior academic/professional services staff)

Miriam Zukas is Professor of Adult Education. She was Executive Dean for the School of Social Science, History and Philosophy at Birkbeck between 2009 and 2016. Her interests include professional learning and professional transitions from one level of responsibility to another. Her ‘case’ professions include doctors, computer scientists and academics.

Miriam’s most recent research with her collaborator, Janice Malcolm, was funded by the Society for Research in Higher Education and looks at the complex relationships between discipline, department and institution.

This session draws on that research. Initially, Miriam will present a short paper which examines everyday practices of academic work in social science and explores some of the pedagogies of the discipline, department and university, particularly with respect to the unbounded times and spaces for academic work. She will report on the pedagogies of quotidian academic practices such as email, conferences and networks. She will invite the participants to discuss how pedagogies of the department and university function and their significance in composing everyday work practices. She will explore with the group how such pedagogies may be at odds with discipline, particularly if disciplinary practice happens in spaces outside and away from ‘work’, and discuss the implications for departmental working practices.

Research funds strategies (academic, professional services and research students)

December 2016

The McAuslan Archive (open)

The School of Law at Birkbeck