Category Archives: Research

Updates on Arts research projects

‘Religion, Security and Global Uncertainties’ Report published

Prof John Wolffe and Dr Gavin Moorhead are very pleased to announce the publication of the Religion, Security and Global Uncertainties report. This report examines the relationship between religion and security, including terrorism and so-called ‘religious violence’. It has two … Continue reading

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Book Launch: ‘Crowdsourcing our Cultural Heritage’, ed. Mia Ridge

The UCL Centre for Digital Humanities book launch party for Crowdsourcing our Cultural Heritage (2014), edited by Mia Ridge, Tuesday 20th November, 6.30pm. Crowdsourcing, or asking the general public to help contribute to shared goals, is increasingly popular in memory … Continue reading

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The Listening Experience Database Project Symposium 2014

The Listening Experience Database Project Symposium 2014 Thursday 20th November 2014 Time: 10:00am – 16:30pm Venue: Parry Rooms, Royal College of Music, London, UK Homepage:http://www.rcm.ac.uk/events/listings The keynote speaker will be Professor Andrew Prescott, AHRC Leadership Fellow in Digital Transformations. The … Continue reading

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Planned Violence Network event, New Delhi, 24-25 October 2014

The Planning Modernity: Colonial Continuities, Postcolonial Disjunctions workshop, convened by Alex Tickell of the Department of English, The Open University, which will be held at Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi, on 24-25 October 2014. The workshop is part of the … Continue reading

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Jack the Ripper mystery solved – or not? Dr Rosalind Crone needs convincing

New evidence points to old Jack the Ripper suspect – but here is why I’m not convinced By Rosalind Crone, The Open University A panic erupted in Britain 126 years ago. At daybreak on Saturday September 8, the mutilated body … Continue reading

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Pushing the Boundaries: ECR & Interdisciplinarity event 23 September 2014

FAO: All Early Career Researchers in Arts & Humanities The Open University would like to invite you to a British Academy supported one-day event particularly aimed at Early Career Researchers (ECRs)* on Tuesday 23rd September in London, at the OU … Continue reading

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Dr Paula James addressed the British Science Fiction Association

Paula James, Senior Lecturer in Classical Studies, was invited to address the seventh British Science Fiction Association (BSFA) lecture at their convention in London last week. Where the Hay Lecture invites scientists, the BSFA Lecture invites academics from the arts … Continue reading

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Rik Mayall, willies, and x-rated ancient comedy

Dr James Robson (Classical Studies) wrote in the London Evening Standard on 17 June that he “was surprised last week to see that an X-rated warning had been slapped on the downloads in my Birth of Comedy course, now near … Continue reading

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The Birth of Comedy – a new iTunesU course in celebration!

The Birth of Comedy – a new iTunesU course in celebration! The first official staging of a comedy in Athens took place in 487 BC, or thereabouts. If you are peculiarly bad at counting, then you will conclude that it … Continue reading

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Digital Pedagogy: how are new technologies transforming the interface between research and learning?

Friday, 6 June 2014 Senate House, London room 246 (6th floor) Free, but places are limited – sign up on Eventbrite (details below) Funded by the AHRC, Hestia2 has been exploring some of the consequences of applying digital technologies to … Continue reading

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