[RESEARCH] Keep Calm and Carry On: Visualising the People’s War in Posters

Session given this afternoon at MMU MODB research meetup: Keep Calm: Visualising the war in posters from Bex Lewis Second World War Posters Mass Communications Academic, @MMUBS. British Home Front Propaganda posters as researched for a PhD completed 2004. In 1997, unwittingly wrote the first history of the Keep Calm and Carry On poster, which she now follows with interest. https://twitter.com/ww2poster Like it? Share it…

[STORIFY] #VSMLConf: Picturing the Social Conference

Excellent conference today: [View the story “#VSMLConf: Picturing the Social Conf” on Storify] Digital Fingerprint Digiexplorer (not guru), Senior Lecturer in Digital Marketing @MMUBS. Interested in digital Literacy in the third sector. Author of ‘Raising Children in a Digital Age’, regularly checks hashtag #DigitalParenting. https://twitter.com/digitalfprint Like it? Share it…

[RESEARCH REPORT] Connected Kids by @Childwise

I used some the Childwise data quite extensively in my research for Raising Children in a Digital Age, so keen to read this report once I get a chance: Our latest Special Report – Connected Kids, highlights the progressions of the last 20 years, using past data to make predictions of how children will interact with technology in the future. See this news story from March when it was first released, which includes: …. the report found Continue Reading →

[RESEARCH] Who is Generation Next?

The National Children’s Bureau has just published the following report: Who is Generation Next? An excerpt from the Foreword: These 11 to 16 year-olds, growing up in the context of significant economic challenges and with the proliferation of new technology, share some of the concerns of their parents’ generation. Across the generations, crime, activities for young people and street cleanliness are identified as local priorities. However, they have their own challenges too. They are anxious about getting Continue Reading →

30 tips for successful academic research and writing

Helpful blog here re: choosing your research: As part of preparing for a workshop on academic publishing for early career academics, I jotted down some ideas and tips to share with the group which I thought I would post here. In the process of writing 12 books and over 110 peer-reviewed journal articles and book chapters over a career which has mostly been part-time because of juggling the demands of motherhood with academic work, I Continue Reading →

What is ‘Intellectual Cowardice’?

Always interesting to read from those who are public about their ‘fears’ – once fears have been named, they can be faced, right? Anxiety about being a fraud does seem to be an occupational hazard in academia. Ruth Barcan has written in these pages about the reasons for its prevalence – the increasing demands and complexities of the job, the stratification of the university, the insecurities of teachers and of the institutions they work for, and indeed Continue Reading →

Digital Bringing the Arts Out?

Interesting piece .. making comparisons to Indiana Jones vault!! “We want liberal arts majors to take their educations out into the world, not just end up in graduate school,” with their research unread, he says. Pannapacker has become an evangelist for the emerging concept of digital liberal arts, combining collaborative undergraduate research with work experience and digital literacy to create what he calls “the super liberal arts graduate for the 21st century”. In the US, Continue Reading →