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Conferences and Events Faculty of Architecture, Computing & Humanities


16-17 February 2018 - Movement 2018

Hosted by the department of Creative Professions & Digital Arts, this conference aims to showcase and discuss the status quo of Animation, Motion Graphics, CGI, AR, VR ,AI and Creative Media. 'Movement 2018' brings together practitioners, artists, directors, researchers​ and academics. The audience will have the opportunity to experience the latest advancements in contemporary digital, immersive, augmented world. The boundaries between digital and physical world have never been so blurry.

Places are free but booking in advance is required:

 19-20 April 2018 - Future Focus: Building networks, creating community and moving forward

This is the second annual postgraduate research student conference hosted by the Faculty of Architecture, Computing & Humanities. The events aims to help our faculty research students look to the future of their work and their next big step –whether this is the next chapter of the thesis, a new or unexpected development with their research, or a way to connect with another discipline. It will provide an opportunity to present their work in an interdisciplinary environment and focus on the communication of knowledge to industry, policy-makers, and the public, but to also think about how their research might develop and how to showcase new developments in their work.

15-16 June 2018 - The Greenwich Book Festival

The University of Greenwich will be hosting the fourth annual Greenwich Book Festival with a range of authors presenting their new work to a public audience. There will be something for everyone! The programme will be available on the festival website before Easter.

18-19 June 2018 - Trailblazing Women On and Off Screen - International Conference

This conference is hosted by the Department of Creative Professions and Digital Arts, at the University of Greenwich, in association with the MeCCSA Policy Network, Nahemi, the Women's Film and Television History Network – UK/Ireland and Women and Film and Television UK. The conference seeks to bring together scholars, practitioners, industry figures and students from around the world to explore the role of women on and off screen, with a particular focus on equal access. The aim is to find solutions, champion women and further the important discussions and debates as well as build connections between the academy and industry.

21-23 June 2018 - Children and Youth on the Move

This is the second biennial conference of the Children's History Society and will be hosted at the spectacular riverside campus of the University of Greenwich, a world heritage site.  The conference seeks to expand understandings of young people's historical movements in all their forms.  We will reflect on movement in relation to individual development (intellectual, emotional, spiritual and physical).  Our conference will again offer a platform for school-age scholars to reflect on the ways they respond to history. 

4-5 September 2018 - ABC: Activating Biophilic Cities

The aim of this conference is to bring together academics, built environment professionals (architects, planners, landscape architects, environmental specialists etc.), educational and health professionals in order to share the latest research and best practice in biophilic design and to kick-start the pace of change towards holistically providing healthy places and spaces that improve the quality of life for people in our cities.

6-7 September 2018 - Greenwich Maritime Centre

These two days will see the University of Greenwich host two international conferences, celebrating the maritime themes covered by the Greenwich Maritime Centre.

Society and the Sea II

Applied Data Science for Maritime Applications (ADSMA) 2018


10-12 November 2017 - Sound-Image Colloquium

Sound/Image colloquium explored the relationships between sounds and images, and the images which sounds can construct by themselves.Through a series of complementary strands – talks, screenings, loudspeaker orchestra concerts – we brought together artists and experts to investigate sound and sound-image phenomena.

This year we were delighted to invite Yves Daoust, Holly Rogers and Bret Battey as special guests.

Further information about the Digital Arts Research & Enteprise Research Group.

10-11 November 2017 - Connecting Communities 

The University of Greenwich in collaboration with the Open University and the University of York hosted an international multidisciplinary conference looking at how participatory and creative research methods create a space for exploring, sharing and documenting processes of belonging and place-making that is crucial to understanding migration, citizenship and belonging.

Further information about our Applied Sociology Research Group.

31 October 2017 - Community Cohesion Workshop

Community cohesion and radicalisation are issues that have been concerns for a long time. However, recent events (e.g. Brexit, terrorist attacks in London and Manchester, etc) have made these issues much more significant. This workshop  explored the potential for using music and poetry to facilitate community cohesion. It explored whether community cohesion is an effective tool to deal with radicalisation.

Further information about our Applied Sociology Research Group.

9 September 2017 - The State of Maritime Research

The Greenwich Maritime Centre and the Society for Nautical Research held this event to bring together key contributors from within the broad field of maritime history, as well as those who write on maritime and coastal topics, but do not consider themselves maritime historians. The event also included the presentation of the SNR Anderson Lifetime Acheivement Award to Professor John B. Hattendorf.

Further information about the Greenwich Maritime Centre.

29 June 2017 - Making it Count

This knowledge exchange event brough together delegates from community organisations, academics and software providers to work on improving ways to capture, measure and explain the valuable impact these organisations make in the community.  Delegates were able to discuss the challenges they face in presenting impact to potential funders in today's political climate. 

Further information about our Applied Sociology Research Group.

29 June 2017 - Trailblazing Women On and Off Screen

This one-day symposium included a unique blend of screenings, keynote talks and panel discussions (including BFI, Raising Films, Calling the Shots, Women's Film and Television History Network and the Women Over 50 Film Festival) that focused on inspiring women working wihni the academy and the film and television industry, and discussed the challenges and opportunities they encounter.

Further information about the Digital Arts Research & Enteprise Research Group.

22 June 2017 - Sociological Imaginations

Developing a sociological imagination means cultivating a quality of mind able to understand this interplay and apply what we do as sociologists to specific social outcomes. This one-day symposium addressed the following themes: Social policy; Critical pedagogy; Diversity; Nexus theory-methods and practice. Keynote speakers are: Professor Gayle Letherby, Plymouth University and Professor Sophie Watson, Open University.

Further information about our Applied Sociology Research Group.

8-9 June 2017 - EGL Applied & Numerical Mathematics Workshop

The EGL 2017 workshop is the latest in a series of workshops held in Essex, Greenwich, and UCL over the past few years. It is a small workshop for discussions of current research projects with most talks presented by PhD students and post-doctoral researchers

Further information about our Numerical and Applied Mathematics Unit 

7-9 June 2017 - IPAT 2017 - First International Workshop in the Internet of People and Things

Converging innovations in a range of areas, including smart systems, wearables, wireless communication, artificial intelligence, cloud computing and others, is driving us towards Nikola Tesla's vision of a completely interconnected Earth; an Internet of both people and things. IPAT focuses on state of the art research that addresses theoretical and practical challenges in this space, where people and things are equal as Internet users.

18-19 May 2017 - Black Film British Cinema Conference

The conference, organised by Dr Clive James Nwonka (University of Greenwich) and Dr Anamik Saha (Goldsmiths, University of London), marked nearly 30 years since the original Black Film, British Cinema conference at the ICA and its subsequent publication, which has been a huge influence on scholars exploring race, culture and the politics of representation. The aim of this two-day conference was to consider the politics of race in contemporary British cinema and visual practice and reflect on almost 30 years of black film production vis-a-vis the institutional, technological, textual, cultural and political shifts that have occurred during this period.

Further information about the Digital Arts Research & Enteprise Research Group.

27 April 2017 - The Sustainable Researcher Conference

This conference was for the MPhil/PhD candidates within the Faculty of Architecture and Computing and Humanities to share their work. Its aim was for our researchers to think through what it means to "sustain" their own personal research and help them to sustain it.

8 December 2016 - Modern Slavery, Human Trafficking and Human Rights Risks in the Global Supply Chain: Roles and Responsibilities of Public Buyers

The Business, Human Rights and the Environment Research Group (BHRE) held its third Greenwich Symposium on responsible public procurement. This year we explored the challenges and opportunities for public buyers to make a different in the lives of those producing the products we purchase. We focused on Modern Slavery, Human Trafficking and Human Rights Risks in the Global Supply Chain. 

Speakers included academics, public procurement professionals and members of civil society organisations, including members of the International Learning Lab on Procurement and Human Rights and the international NGO Electronics Watch.

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12-13 November 2016 - Sound-Image Conference

The Sound/Image colloquium explored the relationships between sounds and images, and the images which sounds can construct by themselves.

Through a series of complementary strands – talks, screenings, loudspeaker orchestra concerts – we will brought together artists and experts to investigate sound and sound-image phenomena.

More Information

27 October 2016 - The Applied Sociology Research Group: Bright Futures Revisited

This one-day symposium reflected on key issues affecting BME students and staff experiences and attainment and progression as the University of Greenwich, and brought together key issues highlighted in previous symposia. In doing so, it covered a range of approaches including autobiography, creative arts, policy and practice to explore and highlight the experiences of BME staff and students in Higher Education. This session stimulated further discussion, critical thinking and knowledge exchange between the academy, policy and practice concerning these issues.

Further information about our Applied Sociology Research Group.

15-16 September 2016 - Society and the Sea Conference

The Society and Sea conference brought a spotlight on some of the key maritime challenges and solutions facing society today. The conference was wide ranging and drew from science and technology through to the arts and humanities to bring novel perspectives on some of the most pressing challenges for the maritime world. It was an ideal opportunity to build networks and learn about some of the key issues of the day. More Information

13 September 2016 - Protecting the Food Supply from Malicious Threats and Attacks

The consumer supply chain, and food and drink items in particular, remain susceptible to malicious threats and attacks from criminals with a variety of motives. However, few empirical studies have been conducted to examine the risk of malicious contamination to the supply chain, and so little is known about this type of criminal activity. This talk examined what is known about malicious threats to the supply chain, including likely perpetrator motives and the attractiveness of certain consumer products, as well as some of the barriers to conducting research in this area. The necessity for more research from behavioural scientists on the topic of malicious contamination against the food supply will also be emphasised, including the need for increased cooperation between researchers and the holders of relevant data. More Information

31 May 2016 - NeatBeans 2016

A day of workshops and talks on NetBeans, a software development platform written in Java. Experts and industry experts will be on hand to answer questions, offer practical tips and tricks and lead demo-oriented sessions with lots of code. With plenty of opportunity to talk to fellow developers and users, NetBeans Day 2016 is the perfect opportunity for networking. Several leading UK companies will also be showcasing their innovative uses of Java and NetBeans. This event is being organised by Greenwich Bright.  More Information

27- 28 May 2016 - Greenwich Book Festival

Words and ideas come to life in two days of author events, discussions and creative workshops on the banks of the River Thames, in the historic buildings of the Old Royal Naval College and the National Maritime Museum.

To see the full programme visit the festival website.

23 May 2016 - Sustainability & Futures Group - Research Netowrking Conference

Explore ideas and opportunities for collaborative multi-disciplinary research, with REF2020 and beyond in mind. Presentations and discussion will be based on the following themes: Population Ageing; Risk and Sustainability. More Information.