Monday, October 20, 2014



Sideways in Time: Alternate History and Counterfactual Narratives – March 30-31, 2015



"Sideways in Time is an Alternate History Conference to be held at the University of Liverpool – in association with Lancaster University. This interdisciplinary conferences will bring together scholarship in science fiction, fantasy, historical and literary fictions, as well as historians and counterfactual thought-experiments, to discuss those fictional narratives that deals with alternate histories and parallel worlds."

For more info, go to http://sidewaysintime.wordpress.com/

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

An Arvon Science Fiction writing week this October, tutored by Liz Jensen and Simon Ings .
http://www.arvon.org/course/science-fiction/
Nicola Griffith is talking about HILD at KIngs College London on 07/10/2014 (18:00-20:00).
http://www.kcl.ac.uk/artshums/ahri/eventrecords/2014-2015/CLAMS/nicolagriffith.aspx

Monday, September 01, 2014

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Forthcoming event from Sindbad Sci-Fi who organised such a good panel at the recent Worldcon.


Spurring innovation through Arab Science Fiction

What is the link between technological innovation and artistic imagination? Science Fiction is the ultimate bridge between science and the arts so could exploring this symbiotic relationship enable the next generation to envision an alternative future of the Middle East?

Can inventive forms of art, film and literature help to inspire new waves of scientific development in the Arab world today and beyond?

Samira Ahmed will chair a stellar panel of visionary thinkers who will offer new perspectives on whether nurturing creativity through Science Fiction might be more crucial to our global progress than we might realise.

This event is produced in partnership with Nour Festival of Arts.


Saturday 15 November 2014 | 19:00-21:00

Science Museum IMAX theatre

£10 | £8 Concessions

Booking opens soon

E:
SindbadSciFi@gmail.com to register interest

Details www.SindbadSciFi.com

Monday, March 10, 2014

Embattled Heavens: The Militarization of Space in Science, Fiction, and Politics

For much of the twentieth century, outer space has been envisioned as not only a site of heavenly utopias, but also the ultimate battlefield. Concentrating on weapons, warfare, and violence, this conference explores the military dimensions of astroculture in the period between 1942 and 1990. By highlighting the militarization of extraterrestrial frontiers and conquest in politics and popular culture alike, ‘Embattled Heavens’ addresses the complex processes that oscillate between peaceful and aggressive characteristics of human endeavors in outer space. While the Space Age is usually associated with Cold War history, this conference complicates established narratives by integrating Western European and global perspectives. Examining astropolitics, technoscientific practices, and science fiction, the goal of this conference is to reconceptualize the history of outer space with a view towards its military dimensions.

Conference speakers include David Edgerton (King's College London), Bernd Greiner (Hamburger Institut für Sozialforschung), Michael J. Neufeld (National Air and Space Museum), Alex Roland (Duke University) and Michael Sheehan (Swansea University).

Interested attendees are encouraged to register in advance, so that adequate seating can be provided. Please contact Daniel Brandau and Tilmann Siebeneichner at astrofuturismus@fu-berlin.de.

http://www.geschkult.fu-berlin.de/e/fmi/astrofuturismus/veranstaltungen/C_Heavens/index.html