DespairWear and Subversion!

DespairWearI love the subverted messages that come through from Despairwear (in fact any recognisable brand that can be subverted is of interest, has been so since I have seen people subverting the Second World War posters that I spent many years studying for my PhD!)I thought this t-shirt was particularly apt, as I don't think I've quite found my focus with this blog yet, so it's likely to be highly relevant, ah, the New Year,…

Interdisciplinary Research Officer, CIDRA, Manchester

Interdisciplinary Research Officer, University of Manchester  A new post in which I promoted cross-subject research and provide support for bids and grants within the School of Arts, Histories and Cultures. I continually worked with senior staff, including the Director of CIDRA (Professor Frank Mort), Director of Research (Professor Alison Sharrock), and Postgraduate Director (Professor Bertrand Taithe) and Head of School (Professor Penny Summerfield), along with the Research Development Manager on the development of CIDRA and interdisciplinary research…

Knowledge Transfer, University of Manchester

'Addressing Different Audiences and Creative Approaches to K.T.' to 'Beyond Academia? A Conference on Knowledge Transfer' at University of Manchester Invited to be an expert panel member, and run a workshop at a postgraduate conference, drawing on my experience in working with CIDRA to organise discussions and events, working with regional 'cultural assets' to promote interdisciplinary 'out of the box' thinking. Encouraging students to think about innovative ways in which they could engage across the subject…

Useful Information for PhD Students

There is much that is of use to stressed PhD students on the web, and I highlight some of the resources I have found useful here: General Links The National Postgraduate Committee University of Wales, Swansea. A list compiled by Dr. G. Balabanis for EBMS research students PhinisheD A discussion and support group for people who cannot seem to finish their dissertations or thesis. What skills do you gain from a PhD? (THES, May 1997)…

Undergraduate Dissertation, 1997

This is available for inspection at Mass-Observation, Sussex University, and Department of Art, Imperial War Museum. These ideas have been developed further through my PhD work, but permission is given for non-commercial reproduction of quotations, provided that you inform me, and that attribution is given. ” British Government Home Front Posters of the Second World War: The Fourth Armament?” Dissertation submitted in partial fulfilment of the finals requirements of the BA Combined Honours in History…
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