Events Attended

Even whilst outside the circle of officially being ‘required’ to attend conferences, I have continued to attend those conferences (and other events) that interest me, and some now fall under the remit of my job role/s again.

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  • Ascilite, followed online (December)
  • AACE, followed online (November)
  • JISC Innovating E-Learning Online (November)
  • JISC E-Learning Fair, South-East (November)
  • Re-Reading Georgette Heyer: a one-day semi-academic event to discuss the work and influenced of Georgette Heyer, Lucy Cavendish College, Cambridge (November)
  • JISC Community Islands on Second Life, Online (October)
  • #FOTE09, Followed online (October)
  • Men at War: Masculinities, Identities, Cultures, University of Swansea (September)
  • Framing Film, University of Winchester (September)
  • Christianity in the Digital Space: a one-day semi-acadmic event, bringing together 60 Christians who are working online: what questions does digital technology raises for the Christian faith, St John’s College, University of Durham (July)
  • Churches’ Media Council Conference: Media shaping culture shaping faith. What impact does the media have on society? What impact people of faith can have on the media? (June)
  • Andrew Melrose, Professor of Children’s Writing, presents the Inaugural Lecture Jesus, Judas, Jim and John: storykeeping and the world’s shortest storyAndrew Melrose has more than 100 writing credits, including The Story Keepers animation series. Andrew Melrose is Professor of Children’s Writing at the University of Winchester where he lectures in English and Creative Writing. (May)
  • Practice, Practise, with Palatine, University of Winchester.
    Attended the afternoon session of this interesting conference, which addressed questions such as “Do some creative practices have an inbuilt pedagogic process that can be harnessed to engage the emerging practitioner in the student?” Especially interested in the TAPP session. (May)
  • Enhancing Assessment Feedback Practices in Accounting Education: Issues, Obstacles and Reforms Professor Brendan O’Connelll and Associate Professor Paul De Lange from RMIT identify the findings of a large research project into students attitudes to assessment, with suggestions for changes in teaching practice. (May)
  • Collaborative Enhancement in Teaching (CET) Lunches, University of Winchester: Topics covered included: ‘Teaching a diverse range of learners’; ‘Problem Based Learning’; ‘RIT: Research Informed Teaching in Practice’ (February – May)
  • L&T Development Day, University of Winchester including a session on “Assessment” (Chris Rust, Oxford Brookes) (April)
  • Social Media Networking Exhibition: The inaugural UK exhibition based at Kensington Olympia. Attended the free elements only. (March)
  • Research Symposium, University of Winchester: Keynote address by Dr Neil Kemp OBE (Senior Adviser (International), Institute of Education, University of London) titled How might Winchester position itself internationally?, followed by history/media studies focused sessions. (February)


  • Careers Lunchtime Session: Advertising, Marketing and PR: Lee Peck – what it takes to make a difference in PR (December)
  • Launch of ‘Art for All’ exhibition, and accompanying book ‘London Transport Posters: A Century of Art and Design‘, at the London Transport MuseumA retrospective exhibition of over 60 original artworks on display at London Transport Museum. The book places posters within the wider context of design, fashion, 20th century advertising, printmaking, two world wars and suburban development from a range of perspectives. (October)
  • Justifying War: Propaganda, Politics and War in the Modern Age’, University of Kent  In the modern age, propaganda has become synonymous with warfare, the battle for hearts and minds occupying a central position within military and civilian planning. This conference intends to promote a broader, comparative approach to the themes of justifying war and the ‘just war’, drawing on social, political, military, cultural and economic studies from the Napoleonic Wars of the 19th Century through to the current war in Iraq. (July)


  •  ‘Institute for International Studies Annual Research Workshop’, University of Technology, SydneyI attended a morning’s session, which covered the museumisation of the aborigines in central Australia, and queer approaches. (December)
  • Churches’ Media Council Conference Awarded a place on the CMC Academy ‘Web Stream’. (June)


  • CIDRA ‘Visual Knowledge’ Lecture and Graduate Masterclass Series, 2006-7: A series that I organised, and listened to talks from Professor Janet Wolff (CIDRA, University of Manchester) ‘The Sociological Image’; Professor Douglas Crimp (University of Rochester) ‘Way Out on a Nut: Returning with Daniel Buren to the Guggenheim’ and Dr Charlie Gere (Institute for Cultural Research, University of Lancaster) ‘Digital Culture and the Analogical Imagination’ (October-December)
  • ‘Beyond Academia? A Conference on Knowledge Transfer’ at University of Manchester (November)
  • ‘Authenticity: An Interdisciplinary Postgraduate Conference’, University of SalfordAn interdisciplinary postgraduate conference covering the following panels: punk; myth and time; ordinary people; consumerism; memories and autobiographies; the spectacle; political movements; marginalities; the writer and the artist; popular music; locations; and aesthetics and reifications. (September)


  • CIDRA ‘Doing Cultural History Now’ Lecture and Graduate Masterclass Series, 2005-6: A series that I organised, and listened to talks from: Professor Sandro Portelli (University of Rome) Memorialisation of World War II; Professor Peter Burke (University of Cambridge) Imagining Identity in the Early Modern City; Professor Lynn Nead (Birkbeck, University of London) Privacy and Visibility: London on Camera c.1900; Professor Miri Rubin (Queen Mary, University of London) Image, sound, and the global “Middle Ages”; Professor Roy Foster (University of Oxford) National History and Contemporary Culture in Ireland; Professor David Konstan (Brown University) Is there a History of the Emotions?; Professor Gyan Prakash (Princeton University) Bombay:The Modern City in Ruins.
  • Humanities Beyond Digitisation, Institute for Historical ResearchPapers covered: the impact of digital resources on academic research and scholarship; preservation, dissemination and sustainability; making connections, changing boundaries; supply and demand; the role of the Arts and Humanities Research Council. (September)
  • ‘Perspectives on Conflict: An Interdisciplinary Postgraduate Conference’, University of SalfordAn interdisciplinary postgraduate conference considering current and changing perspectives on conflict in cultural, social, political and military life. (September)
  • ‘New Directions in the Humanities: The Humanities in a Knowledge Society’, Humanities Conference (hosted by University of Cambridge): Themed papers were given on: ‘The Meaning of ‘Knowledge’ (including interdisciplinarity and multidisciplinarity); ‘ The Nature of the Social’; ‘Trajectories of Change’; and ‘Roles for the Humanities’. The scope and concerns of the conference covered: ‘New Directions for the Humanities’; ‘Humanities-Science-Technology’; ‘Humanities-Economy-Commerce’; ‘The Humanities Themselves’; ‘Interdisciplinarity’; ‘Globalism and Diversity’. (August)
  • Inaugural Conference 2005: “Culture and Social Change: Disciplinary Exchanges” (University of Manchester/Open University), CRESC From Craig Calhoun’s opening sweeping account of different disciplinary (sociology, anthropology, geography, economics, history, science and technology studies, to name the most salient) approaches to culture, to Veena Das’s meticulous use of an ethnography of health care in India to open up huge questions about suffering and hope, which closed the conference, and to the breath of papers sandwiched between, this inaugural conference epitomised some of CRESC’s key commitments: to disciplinary exchanges; to an intentional intellectual openness, at times eclectic, but a committed refusal to be constrained by the possible limits of disciplines; to the use of empirical research to tease out questions of socio-cultural change; and to a conceptual and methodological creativity in thinking through how we can understand such processes. (July)
  • Visualising the City’, University of Manchester‘Visualising the City’ will explore how popular film and other forms of visual representation filter and shape the way we understand and interact with the urban environment. This international conference draws on interdisciplinary interests in film and television, photography, architecture and urban studies, art history, cultural geography, sociology and related fields. (June)
  • One Size Fits All: Integration and Fragmentation’, postgraduate conference, University of ManchesterIntegration and fragmentation affect every aspect of contemporary life, and the conference seeks to explore whether our worlds of communication, business, law, art and community are being integrated or fragmented. Organised by the Faculty of Humanities, the conference will draw upon ideas from across the academic board, making it a truly interdisciplinary event. (June)


  • ‘Re-making Londoners: Models of a Healthy Society in the Nation’s Capital, 1918-1939’ at the Centre for Metropolitan HistoryThe creation of a healthy society was, perhaps, the dominant concern of social reformers in the first half of the twentieth century and many historians have considered the legislative processes through which such a society was produced. What have, hitherto, been little studied, are the locations in which the ideologies of a healthy society were produced, especially in the inter-war decades. It is the aim of this workshop, using London as a case study, to investigate how social reformers developed particular models, practices and environments of reform in order to re-make London’s population into a race of healthy, active and educated citizens between the end of the Great War in 1918 and the declaration of the Second World War in September 1939. (November)
  • ‘Past and Present’ Anglo-American Conference at the Institute of Historical Research“This year sees the fiftieth anniversary of Past and Present and one of the purposes of the seventy-first Anglo-American Conference is to mark and to celebrate this half-century. First published in February 1952, Past and Present has long been recognised as one of the foremost historical journals in the English-speaking world. From the very beginning, it sought to encompass the whole of human history, to draw its contributors from around the globe, to encourage controversy and disagreement, to welcome approaches and contributions provided by other disciplines, and to address large issues and broad themes in prose that was both scholarly and accessible.But as befits a journal which has constantly sought to stress the interconnectedness of the past and present, and to identify and stimulate new approaches to the study of history, this anniversary conference will be primarily concerned with a timely and substantive task: to ask how and why and where and by whom the past has been – and still is – regularly re-written.This continual re-writing is partly because of the dynamic inherent in the scholarly process; but it is also because of broader changes and specific imperatives in politics, society and culture. Under the general heading of ‘Re-Writing the Past’, the conference will explore such themes as: the liquidation of the past; the invention and dis-invention of tradition; the politics of historiographical revision; history as myth, memory and identity; the creation and contestation of historical epochs and periods; competing versions of the same past; history as propaganda and history as protest; history as orthodoxy and history as heresy; globalisation, IT and world history.” (July)
  • Launch Event: Centre for the History of Women’s Education, University of Winchester (June)


  • ‘War and the Media’, School of History, University of Kent“This is the first major international conference on the impact of the media on war. Enormous social and technological changes have radically changed our lives over the past 150 years. The aim of the conference is to analyse how these developments have altered the relationships between politicians, the military and the media in the shaping of policies that may lead to conflict and the manner. The complex relationship between propaganda and censorship and the effect of the media on the formation of public opinion together with journalistic ethics and motives are also probed.” (September)
  • Claire Langhamer ‘Women, Leisure and Drink in the Second World War’, Institute of Historical ResearchDrawing on both archival sources, including Mass-Observation, and Public Record Office sources, along with material from more recent historians, Langhamer questioned how the context and nature of war shaped women’s leisure experiences and the impact of war on gender hierarchies, concentrating on representations of women in war, particularly as regards the appropriateness of their leisure time. (June)
  • ‘Beyond Museums’, Oxford Union, Oxford University: “Is the new digital age the answer to the prayers of museums, archives, and libraries? Does it free up collections allowing unprecedented access facilities for scholars and the public? Or is it all built on a house of cards? Do the new technologies really offer us anything, and are they sidetracking the holders of the nation’s heritage into areas that really have unproven benefits? Is funding being diverted away from more needy services? Can the museum, or similar institution, actually survive in such a fast-changing culture?” (May)
  • ‘Health Propaganda in History’, Wellcome Institute, University of East Anglia.
    Presentations Included: ‘Statistical Images of Diseases in Health Exhibitions in Britain in the 1930s’; ‘No One Receiving?’ The Audience for Health Education Films, 1919-48′; ‘Health Promotion and the Transformation of Chronic Diseases after the Second World War (1945-1955)’; and ‘The Cycle of Conflict, the Historic Development of the Public Health and Health Promotion Movements’ (May)


  • ‘Aspects of Gender in Contemporary Britain’ at Institute of Contemporary British History “The conference aims to bring together contemporary historians as well as researchers in related fields including cultural studies, sociology and social anthropology, to explore aspects of gender history which have been neglected in previous research.” (July)
  • War and Peace’ Anglo-American Conference at Institute of Historical Research
    Seminars Attended: ‘Health and Education’; ‘Representing War’ ‘and ‘Cold War Culture’ (July)
  • Public History Now, Ruskin College (May)


  • Research Day: National Identities, University of Winchester (September)
  • ‘Special Interest Day: The Art of Propaganda’ at Duxford, Imperial War Museum: Four presentations given on the subjects of propaganda as shown through film, posters, Nazi radio, and black propaganda (June)


  • ‘Posters: persuasion and subversion’, Victoria & Albert Museum in conjunction with ‘The Power of the Poster‘ exhibition: The effectiveness of the poster as a publicity medium and the pervasiveness of the poster image were examined in the context of developments in 20th century graphic communication. The conference examined the history of the poster from the ‘artistic’ posters of the late 19th century, to the large-scale billboard campaigns of the modern day, which are an inescapable feature of the modern landscape (June)

Let me know if you spot something I’ve missed. 

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