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.
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 […]
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 […]
Online Learning: Developing trends. User expectations of what learning is and how it is offered and supported are changing dramatically and rapidly. Remaining relevant is the most significant challenge for organisations working in this new world. How might we respond to these challenges. This month, for the Social Scholar, Myles Runham, Head of Online, BBC Academy will […]
The next FREE public lunchtime seminar session of the Social Scholar will be taking place in two days’ time (Wednesday 4th December, 1pm-2pm). For full details check out our previous blog post here [link]. In anticipation of what should prove an interesting and innovative discussion we asked this month’s speaker, Anne Alexander if she could […]
Mark Carrigan is a prolific blogger. He’s just finishing off a part-time PhD in the Department of Sociology at the University of Warwick, but is also a research associate at the LSE’s Public Policy Group. He describes himself as a sociologist and an academic technologist. In the second Social Scholar seminar Mark explained what use […]