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[Xmca-l] Re: Manchester Social Movements conference, April 2017 – call for papers



Concerning "digital outreach" Colin. I get it about the value of chatting
at the pub and leisurely face to face interactions, but the vast majority
of xmca-o-philes could not afford to come to the meeting even it they
wanted to. But having someone record what you consider a central
talk or two, putting it on a web page, and inviting xmca members to view
it, would at least provide some access to the otherwise (dare I use the
phrase?) disinherited.

There are participants on xmca who are near neighbors of yours who, I am
certain, could provide the needed bit of assistance.

mike

On Mon, Oct 24, 2016 at 3:26 AM, C Barker <C.Barker@mmu.ac.uk> wrote:

> We're deeply digitally incompetent, so I'm not even sure what 'digital
> outreach' might mean. We did, though, manage to have Andy Blunden present a
> talk via Skype last year. What's missing from digital linkages, though, is
> the *conversation* in the pub and over food and coffee that is part of the
> productive work of conferences. I missed *chatting* with Andy.
> Colin
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> *From:* lchcmike@gmail.com [lchcmike@gmail.com] on behalf of mike cole [
> mcole@ucsd.edu]
> *Sent:* 24 October 2016 04:02
> *To:* eXtended Mind, Culture, Activity
> *Cc:* C Barker
> *Subject:* Re: [Xmca-l] Manchester Social Movements conference, April
> 2017 – call for papers
>
> Looks fascinating and timely, Colin -- So many interesting
> categories/problematics to consider all in one place!
>
> Will there be some kind of digital outreach?
>
> mike
>
> On Sun, Oct 23, 2016 at 9:22 AM, C Barker <C.Barker@mmu.ac.uk> wrote:
>
>> SOCIAL MOVEMENTS CONFERENCE  - CALL FOR PAPERS
>>
>>
>>
>> >From 1995 to 2016, Manchester Metropolitan University hosted a series of
>> very successful annual international conferences on 'ALTERNATIVE FUTURES
>> and POPULAR PROTEST'.
>>
>>
>>
>> We're very happy to announce that the Twenty Second AF&PP Conference will
>> be held between Monday 10th and Wednesday 12th April 2017.
>>
>>
>>
>> The Conference rubric will remain as in previous years. The aim is to
>> explore the dynamics of popular movements, along with the ideas which
>> animate their activists and supporters and which contribute to shaping
>> their fate.
>>
>>
>>
>> Reflecting the inherent cross-disciplinary nature of the issues, previous
>> participants (from over 60 countries) have come from such specialisms as
>> sociology, politics, cultural studies, social psychology, economics,
>> history and geography.  The Manchester conferences have been notable for
>> discovering a fruitful and friendly meeting ground between activism and
>> academia.
>>
>>
>>
>> PRELIMINARY CALL FOR PAPERS
>>
>>
>>
>> We invite offers of papers relevant to the conference themes.  Papers
>> should address such matters as:
>>
>>
>>
>> * contemporary and historical social movements and popular protests
>>
>>
>>
>> * social movement theory
>>
>>
>>
>> * utopias and experiments
>>
>>
>>
>> * ideologies of collective action
>>
>>
>>
>> * etc.
>>
>>
>>
>> To offer a paper, please contact either of the conference convenors with
>> a brief abstract:
>>
>>
>>
>> EITHER Colin Barker,
>>
>> email: c.barker@mmu.ac.uk
>>
>> OR Mike Tyldesley, Politics Section, HPP,
>>
>> Manchester Metropolitan University
>>
>> Geoffrey Manton Building, Rosamond Street West
>>
>> Manchester M15 6LL, England
>>
>> Tel: M. Tyldesley  0161 247 3460
>>
>> email: m.tyldesley@mmu.ac.uk
>>
>> Fax: 0161 247 6769 (+44 161 247 6769)
>>
>> (Wherever possible, please use email, especially as Colin Barker is a
>> retired gent. Surface mail and faxes should only be addressed to Mike
>> Tyldesley)
>>
>>
>>
>> CONFERENCE PAPERS
>>
>>
>>
>> One way we organise this particular conference is that we ask those
>> giving papers to supply them in advance, for inclusion in a Dropbox folder
>> of the complete papers which will be available to all delegates from the
>> conference opening.
>>
>>
>>
>> * Preferred method: send the paper to Colin Barker as an email attachment
>> in MS Word or .pdf format. Any separate illustrations etc. should be sent
>> separately, in .jpg format.
>>
>>
>>
>> * if this is impossible, post a copy of the text to Mike Tyldesley on a
>> CD disk in MS Word or .pdf format
>>
>>
>>
>> * Final date for receipt of abstracts: Monday 20th March February 2017
>>
>>
>>
>> * Final date for receipt of actual papers: Friday 31st March 2017
>>
>>
>>
>> These are final dates. The earlier we receive abstracts, and actual
>> papers, the better.
>>
>>
>>
>>
>>
>> CONFERENCE ARRANGEMENTS AND COSTS
>>
>>
>>
>> The conference will run from lunch-time Monday 10th April until after
>> lunch on Wednesday 12th April 2017.
>>
>>
>>
>> The conference cost will be inclusive of three lunches, teas/coffees. The
>> full cost is £145.00, with a cost of £85.00 for students and the unwaged.
>> Please register online at https://www.kxregistration.mmu
>> .ac.uk/alternativefutures2017
>>
>>
>>
>> Hotels, hostels and dining out
>>
>>
>> We can supply information about relatively cheap local hotels and
>> hostels. Let us know if you would like this information.
>>
>>
>> We cannot do hotel or hostel bookings for you.
>>
>>
>>
>> Conference participants will be invited to dine together at two local
>> (and not too expensive) restaurants on the two conference evenings. Payment
>> for dinners should not be made in advance, but directly to the restaurants
>> on the night.
>>
>>
>>
>> Please feel free to circulate this to anyone who might be interested.
>>
>>
>>
>> Colin Barker
>>
>> Mike Tyldesley
>>
>>
>>
>> "Before acting on this email or opening any attachments you should read
>> the Manchester Metropolitan University email disclaimer available on its
>> website http://www.mmu.ac.uk/emaildisclaimer "
>>
>
> "Before acting on this email or opening any attachments you should read
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