Casting the Runes: The Future of Higher Education

Casting the Runes: The Future of Higher Education

Issued: Wed, 06 Jun 2018 10:24:00 BST

Casting the Runes: The Future of Higher Education

19th and 20th June 5-7pm

The Scottish Graduate School for Arts & Humanities are delighted to open registration for two nights of panel discussions on the future of Higher Education.

In Plan 9 from Outer Space (1959) Criswell predicts: ‘We are all interested in the future. For that is where you and I are going to spend the rest of our lives.’ Indeed. Some of us will also teach and learn in the future. But what does the future hold for Higher Education and the Arts and Humanities? What odyssey will research have taken by 2050? Over two nights, a range of scholars and creative practitioners will discuss possible futures, their hopes and predictions, via science fiction, ecology and ludology. Join us for some predictive texts and conversation about the arts and humanity (not a typo). Runes will be cast. Audience participation is foreseen. Refreshments might be required.

Curated by Dr Nicky Melville, recent SGSAH alumnus.

Tuesday 19th June 5-7pm

‘Hunger Games’

Dr Jo Lindsay Walton, Postdoctoral Fellow, IASH (The Institute for Advanced Studies in the Humanities, University of Edinburgh)

‘Re-placing the Human'

Dr Krithika Srinavasan, Lecturer in Human Geography, University of Edinburgh

‘Transmutation: Art as Alchemy’

David Faithfull, Artist and Lecturer, Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art and Design

‘Hacking it: Mental Health, 'Resilience', and Solidarity in the Academy’

Dr Samantha Walton, Reader in Modern Literature, Bath Spa University

 

Wednesday 20th June 5-7pm

‘Faber or Ludens: Gaming the Object-Orientated Academy'

Dr Calum Rodger, Co-Director of Scottish Universities’ International Summer School

‘Bad Affect: Difficult Women & the Academy’

Dr Sarah Bernstein, Postdoctoral Fellow, IASH (The Institute for Advanced Studies in the Humanities, University of Edinburgh)

‘Deep Impact'

Dr Nicky Melville, Poet

 

This event is free but registration is required. Click here to register.