The School of Advanced Study’s ‘social scholar’ lunchtime seminar returns on 17 May with Dr Peter Jones offering a fascinating discussion on converting research into a form that can be used for teaching school children. Below, Peter hints at what to expect.
When: Wednesday 8 March 2017, 1 – 2pm Who: School of Advanced Study Where: Room 234, Second Floor, Senate House, Malet Street, London WC1E 7HU Speaker: Professor Kiera Vaclavik, Queen Mary University of London
The School of Advanced Study’s ‘social scholar’ lunchtime seminar returns on 8 March with what promises to be a fascinating and enjoyable talk by Professor Kiera Vaclavik (Queen Mary, University of London) about how academics can successfully turn their research into an exhibition. Below, she hints at what to expect.
Dr Caroline Edwards (above), who will delivered the School of Advanced Study’s July Social Scholar seminar, provides a first-person account of why academics should care about open access. She says academic careers might depend upon publishing in ‘the right journal’ – but that journal doesn’t need to be pay-walled, and big business should not be allowed […]
The New Generation Thinkers scheme is an annual competition run jointly by the Arts & Humanities Research Council (AHRC) and BBC Radio 3 to give ten early career researchers from across the arts and humanities the chance to get their research onto broadcast media. Dr Naomi Paxton (below right), cultural engagement fellow at the School […]
Live Twitter commentary and Q&As – both official and unofficial – have become a feature of historical TV programming. What opportunities can this format offer academics? How does it break down conventional hierarchies, and how does it create new ones? What are the uses of history in the present day and how does live tweeting […]
This month’s Social Scholar seminar features Dr Martin Zaltz Austwick, a lecturer in advanced spatial analysis and visualisation, discussing how he uses data to make sense of, and communicate the structure of communities and spatial systems. I consider myself a quantitative social scientist with a dash of humanity(s), having studied physical science to PhD level, worked […]
This month at the Social Scholar seminar we will be joined by Dr Nick Barratt, director of collections and engagement at Senate House Library. The medieval historian, who will be talking about personal heritage and the use and limitations of digital resources, has agreed to answer a few questions for us. Could you tell us […]
The Social Scholar is a free lunchtime seminar series discussing all things ‘social’ within humanities research. We are privileged to have Mia Ridge for our first session of the autumn term talking about the worth of crowdsourcing as part of research projects. This should be a fascinating session, especially for anyone thinking about new research […]
The final Social Scholar seminar this academic year focuses on Twitter, and in particular offers an introduction for anyone who has had only limited experience or feels that they only have a basic knowledge of using Twitter for work purposes. Matt Phillpott (SAS) will offer introductory training in using Twitter and understanding what makes for […]