Conferences and Workshops

M.J. Ryder research examples across a range of devices

During my time as an academic I have attended and presented at many conferences, workshops and other events. See some of my recent activities below.

Academic Conferences

  • Human Technologies, Digital Humanities, University of Salford (10–11 October 2018) [speaker]
    • ‘The gates of our world: Vietnam and the (re)birth of biopolitics’
  • After Fantastika, Lancaster University (6–7 July 2018) [speaker]
    • ‘Exclusions through time: Charlie Gordon and the biopolitical paradigm’
  • Current Research in Speculative Fiction, University of Liverpool (29 June 2018) [speaker]
    • ‘The Literature of Drones: Ethics and Remote Killing in Orson Scott Card’s Ender’s Game
  • Postgraduate Research Conference, Lancaster University (12 May 2018) [organiser]
  • The Human Body and World War II, University of Oxford (23–24 March 2018) [speaker]
    • ‘War and the satire of the body: The Vol-Amp movement in Bernard Wolfe’s Limbo’
  • Exploring Identity: Between Being and Belonging, University of Liverpool (25–26 October 2017) [organiser and speaker]
    • ‘Digital Marketing for Academics’
    • ‘Artificial Identity: AI Subjectivity in the Far Future’
  • Iredell Law Conference, Lancaster University (7 July 2017) [speaker]
    • ‘Beyond the Horizon: Law, Exception and Conflict in Outer Space’
  • Current Research in Speculative Fiction, University of Liverpool (9 June 2017) [speaker]
    • ‘“Future Soldiers”: the Soldier, the Citizen and the State’
  • life.theory.death Derrida symposium, Lancaster University (17 May 2017)
  • Postgraduate Research Conference, Lancaster University (6 May 2017)
  • Performing Fantastika, Lancaster University (28–29 April 2017)
  • The Body of War: Drones and Lone Wolves, The Storey, Lancaster (24–25 November 2016)
  • Creative Humanities: Thinking, Making and Meaning, RNCM (19–20 October 2016)

Organising Committee

Postgraduate Research Conference, Lancaster University (12 May 2018)

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More details can be found on the Graduate College website.

Exploring Identity: Between Being and Belonging, University of Liverpool and FACT (25–26 October 2017)

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You can download the conference programme here.

Reading Groups

  • TTAC #2, University of Liverpool (1 Aug 2017)
  • TTAC #1, Lancaster University (26 May 2017)

You can see my online output on the TTAC21 website.


  • ‘Futures Thinking in UK Government’ by John Carney, Defence Science and Technology Laboratory, Lancaster University (1 May 2019)
  • ‘Deterrence & Assurance Academic Alliance Launch Workshop’, Lancaster University (1 March 2017)