[PAPER] Propaganda with a Mission: Learning from the Second World War for the Christian Sector in a Digital Age

A paper submitted for the first European Association for the Study of Religion, Economics, and Culture, to be held in September in Durham: In the Second World War, British propaganda posters were circulated using the techniques of persuasion, education, information, celebration, encouragement, morale boosting, and identification of enemies to encourage civilians to understand and undertake their responsibilities in ‘The People’s War’. In the face of oft-reported declines in church membership, there is urgency for the…

[SPEAKER] Working with Children in a Digital Age

This afternoon's 4-hour session with The Consultative Group on Ministry Among Children: Working with Children in a Digital Age from Bex Lewis There were expected to be more slides than required, depending upon the nature of the group/questions - a lot of the later material came up whilst we dealt with earlier slides - so we got to slide 44, with the later slides available to the group online, and the opportunity to ask questions…

The Digital Age and the Monograph

This is interesting sounding, especially as my PhD (which I still want to turn into a book) is image heavy: For monographs, these included the ability for authors to make additional datasets available for academics to work with. Monographs could also contain extra images that it may not be possible to include in a traditional book print run. Professor Crossick added that such additions could be “really exciting”. “The monograph can become a much more…

Book Review: Higher Education in the Digital Age

This looks interesting, addressing a number of issues (MOOCs, etc) that are highly current, although the focus appears to be on maintaining elitism: What we call widening participation or access to higher education in the UK is not a central concern of this debate; rather it is about how higher education can contribute to the increased productivity of both elite higher education and the subsequent labour markets - both of which, of course, are already…

Switching off in a switched on world @psychologiesmag

I LOVE Psychologies magazine, and there's an increasing number of articles about technology and it's affects on our lifestyle (yes, I have plans to write something... when is a question!). Read here an extract: Technology has always changed us. Television brought us 24-hour news and celebrity culture, and paved the way for the instant-access digital age. The clock ended our reliance on nature’s rhythms and regimented our living for ever. Even the printed page transformed…