Academic Independence? Possible in an age of Quality?

Working in a Learning and Teaching Development office, we look at questions of quality quite a lot, so picked up on this story: As officialdom's demands for meaningless Transparency and Information multiply, Thomas Docherty asks: has clandestine scholarship become the only way to carry out real research and teaching?For a number of years, the university, in common with much of public life in general, has become obsessed with the need to present itself to the…

Far away, so close (@timeshighereducation)

Ongoing research can now be shared face-to-face in full digital detail across the globe. Paul Jump reports Roman slaves may have lived a dog's life, but surely few can have suffered being mistaken for an ox. This, however, was the posthumous fate that befell Carus of Frisia. In the early years of the 20th century, the remains of a Roman tablet were found near the village of Tolsum in the Netherlands. The original translation, published…

Archives used for @ww2poster

The archives used for the PhD project are as follows: The British Film Institute, London The British Library, London The British Library Newspaper Library, Colindale, London Churchill Archives Centre, Cambridge Eden Camp, Malton, North Yorkshire You can buy reproduction posters from here The Kevin Morrison Collection, Glasgow The History of Advertising Trust, UEA, Norfolk The House of Lords Record Office, London The Imperial War Museum, London You can buy reproduction posters from here See their…

Next-gen PhDs fail to find Web 2.0's "on-switch"

"A three-year study by the British Library, Researchers of Tomorrow, is tracking the research behaviour of doctoral students born between 1982 and 1994 - dubbed "Generation Y". ... Interim results, released to Times Higher Education, show that only a small proportion of those surveyed are using technology such as virtual-research environments, social bookmarking, data and text mining, wikis, blogs and RSS-feed alerts in their work. This contrasts with the fact that many respondents professed to…

Bibliography (@ww2poster)

There are many books relevant for this study, and below you will find details of several of the key works. Further information can be found from Amazon, for which you need to click on the book title. See further titles on the project outline. A Aulich, J. & Sylvestrova, M. Political Posters in Central and Eastern Europe 1945-95 1999 B Baburina, N. The Soviet Political Poster, 1917-1980 Harmondsworth: Penguin, 1985 (Out of Print) Balfour, Michael Propaganda in…