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Research-Online Drop-in & Web-Tech ‘121’ Sessions – start 18th January 2017

For anyone interested in setting up and structuring a practice blog and/or online research journal and sharing approaches with and getting feedback from other PGRs in an informal, supportive environment there’s now a lunchtime (12.15-1.15pm) Research-Online ’drop-in’ from 18th January 2017 ’til end of Spring term, First Floor of the Righton Building. There’s no fixed agenda – the group will decide how to use time to best effect. Bring your laptop and some lunch and share and find about how other PGRs are using the Web, Social Media and other Information Communication Technologies (ICTs) to help structure, document and disseminate their ...

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MMU Library Services: Trials of Kanopy and Academic Video Online

Please try out these trial resources before 30th November and send feedback to your subject librarian.  Any feedback will help us to make a case for possible new subscriptions next academic year, although we can’t promise anything of course. Kanopy You can access this trial from home or on campus until 30th November 2016. Kanopy offers a wide range of films, including documentaries, indie and foreign films, must-see classics and blockbuster movies.  You can browse individual subjects within  the Arts category , including the Film, Performance Art and Media and Communications sections.  You can also search for a topic and use their ...

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Amanda Ravetz – AHRC 2016 Research in Film Awards winner

We are delighted to be able to announce the winning films in the 2016 Research in Film Awards. Hundreds of films were submitted for the Awards in five categories. A panel of expert judges helped to decide the shortlisted films and the overall winner in each category. Jan Dalley, Art Editor at the Financial Times and Chair of the Judging Panel, said: The second year of AHRC’s Research in Film Awards has brought a fantastic range of powerful short documentary films of the highest quality and the judges had a really tough job to make their choices. Each of the ...

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Brexit: Culture, Media and Sport Inquiry

The CMS Committee has launched an inquiry into the impact of Brexit on the creative industries, tourism and the digital single market. The inquiry page can be found here and the Committee are accepting written submissions on the below issues until 28 October. Damian Collins MP, acting Chair of the Committee, said: “The process of leaving the European Union is one of the greatest challenges that the United Kingdom faces today. The creative industries and tourism are two of the most important sectors in our economy, and we have to make sure that Brexit can become a success for them. For this ...

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Researcher Development Programme 2016-17 – Reminder + Update

Show and Tell This is the first of the Wednesday Workshops, on 5 Oct 13.30 – 15.00, (Righton open space) Please bring an object that you can use to talk, informally, for a few minutes about your research. Two changes Please note two changes to the Wednesday Workshop series of the Researcher Development Programme. 12 October: Research methods in art and design.  Amanda Ravetz 2 November: Towards the RD1. Getting organised (including time management). Jim Aulich, Sam Colling, Lewis Sykes.

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NWCDTP Online Resources including Asking Experts videos

The NWCDTP has made a variety of open access resources available online, which are outcomes of the consortium’s AHRC-funded Public Policy Engagement pilot. These include a set of video interviews produced especially for publication online: http://nwcdtp.ac.uk/public-policy-engagement/asking-experts/. The interviews present insightful advice from Select Committee Clerks, Parliamentarians, and NGO Advisors about the best ways to engage with policymakers face-to-face as well as via written and online media. If you have any feedback we would be glad to hear from you. Dr Wendy Asquith Postdoctoral Research Associate Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences University of Liverpool W.Asquith[at]liverpool.ac.uk

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Philip Cowan shortlisted for the BAFTSS Best Practice Research Portfolio

I would just like you to know that I have been shortlisted for the BAFTSS Best Practice Research Portfolio for my submission “The Use of Colour as a Function of the Cinematographer in The Sleeping Mat Ballad”, which consists of a film commission I shot for Welsh National Opera, and my related article on the use of colour “Democracy of Colour” in Journal of Media Practice 16:2 (139-154). Article link: http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/14682753.2015.1041806 Film link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rM53p31Aip0 The Awards are being announced at the BAFTSS conference in April: http://photographic.research.southwales.ac.uk/news/en/2016/feb/22/philip-cowan-has-been-shortlisted-baftss-best-prac/

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