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Open City Documentary Festival 2018: Programme Revealed

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Art of Non Fic

We’ll open with Juliana Antunes’ Baronesa and close with Cyril Aris’ The Swing, amongst a programme that includes: 75+ films from more than 30 different countries; 30+ UK Premieres; a true variety of form, region and subject; and an equal balance between male and female identified directors in the film programme.

Part-Scholarships Available for Open City Docs MA Ethnographic & Documentary Film for 2018/19 Academic Year

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Open City Docs Scholarships 2018

Open City Docs School is delighted to announce a number of scholarships (in the form of partial fee waivers) for places on any of the four pathways on the UCL MA Ethnographic & Documentary Film.

Open City Docs / UCL graduate announced as winner of One World Media Award for Best Student Film for third year in a row

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One World Media Award 2018

[London, 19th June 2018] Open City Docs School is delighted to announce 2017 MA Ethnographic & Documentary Film graduate Paul Zhou as the winner of this year’s Student Award at the 2018 One World Media Awards for his graduation film China In Ethiopia.

The Cholera Pandemic,Transnational Politics, and the Cold War in Southeast Asia and China, 1960-1965

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An IAS Talking Point seminar with Visiting Research Fellow Dr Fang Xiaoping 方小平 and responses from Dr Vivienne Lo  and Dr Andrew Wear.
Time: Wed 20 June 2018, 6–8pm
Place: IAS Common Ground (ground floor, south wing, Wilkins building)
Registration via Eventbrite.
Download a flyer here.

ExCiteS Wins Provost's Public Engagement Award 2018

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The Extreme Citizen Science Research Group (ExCiteS) directed by Muki Haklay (Geography) and Jerome Lewis (Anthropology) collectively won the Provosts’ Award for Public Engagement the ‘Institutional Leadership award 2018' at last night’s ceremony celebrating 10 years of the Public Engagement Unit at UCL.

Ma Kanwen Memorial Lecture 2018

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Vivienne Lo (UCL CCHH) will be giving the 2nd Ma Kanwen Memorial Lecture at the Needham Research Institute, Cambridge on Friday 25 May, 4pm.

CReAM research in The Telegraph: Teenage criminals more likely to go straight if they have a son.

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Analysis of thousands of police and court records by the Centre for the Research and Analysis of Migration (CReAM) found that young men who fathered a boy, on average, had 25 percent fewer criminal convictions in the first two years.

Imagining Chinese Medicine

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(edited volume, Vivienne Lo & Penelope Barrett, Brill, 2018) has now been published in Open Access. You can browse or download it at:

MA Dissertation Conference 2018: Transnational Studies and Chinese Health & Humanity

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MA CHH TNS programme 2018

Wednesday 23 May, 09.00–13.00, Room 101, 16–18 Gordon Square.
Please come along to support our wonderful students and find out about the breathtaking range of their research!

CORE: The new economics syllabus preparing students for the real-world economy

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In this article for Prospect Magazine, Wendy Carlin explains that while the textbook model of teaching economics is broken, there is an alternative, a new model that provides a way of thinking about how the economy as a whole works.

Imran Rasul elected to the RES Council

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UCL Economics Professor Imran Rasul has been elected to the Royal Economic Society Council, to serve until AGM 2023.  The Royal Economic Society holds elections each year for members to serve on the Council. Six members are elected annually and serve for a period of five years.

Chinese Visual Festival 2018

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Chinese Visual Festival 2018

Don't miss the 2018 edition of the excellent Chinese Visual Festival – on at KCL and BFI Southbank from 3rd to 6th May before transferring to Edinburgh Filmhouse for 11th–14th May.

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