Category Archives: School of Social Sciences

Seminar: #selfie: Explorations of feminine identity in social media

Submitted by Dr Helen Clegg

The next psychology research seminar will be on Wednesday 24th February 2016 in F43. The speaker will be Dr Lisa Lazard from The Open University. Her talk and abstract are below:

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Psychology seminar: suicide and Autism Spectrum Conditions

The next Psychology seminar, What do we know about suicidality in Autism Spectrum Conditions?, takes place on Wednesday 27th January at 3:30pm in Fawsley room 43. The speaker will be Dr Sarah Cassidy from the Centre for Research in Psychology Behaviour and Achievement at Coventry University.

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Discipline-related research skills from the School of Social Sciences

SchoolsocscienceThe School of Social Sciences offers a programme of multidisciplinary training workshops. Subject-specific training and support is also offered via a diverse range of specialist research groups. Their programme is open to all PGRs at the University of Northampton.

Workshops coming up in 2016 include Research Impact, Researching with Vulnerable Groups (a joint workshop with the School of Health), and Open Access in the REF. Read the rest of this entry

Two transfer seminars coming up – support your fellow researchers

SchoolsocscienceYou are cordially invited to the transfer seminars of two of our research students, Umar Kyari and Joanne Alexander, both from the School of Social Sciences.

Umar’s seminar will be held on Monday 14th December from 2-2:30pm in Sulgrave S010, Park Campus and his study title is “Networks of Protest: The Role of New Social Media in the Arab Spring uprising”.

Joanne’s seminar will be held on January 18th 2016 at 15:00 in room N25, Naseby, Park Campus. Entitled “Deconstructing the Intergenerational Transmission of Family Violence”, the seminar may be of interest to those studying/working in the fields of social work, psychology, nursing, health and wellbeing, and sociology.

Please do go along and support your fellow researchers.

Transfer seminar – exploring the lived experiences of tattooed women

Charlotte Dann Images of Research 2014-15You are invited to PhD student Charlotte Dann’s transfer seminar on Tuesday 15th December 2015 at 9am in Cottesbrooke C119 on Park Campus.  Charlotte is based in the Psychology division in the School of Social Sciences and her PhD explores the lived experiences of tattooed women.

Please come along, all welcome.

Psychology research seminar on 25th November: Texting and Literacy

Submitted by Helen Clegg

The next psychology research seminar is on Wednesday 25th November at 3.30pm in F43.  The speaker will be Professor Clare Wood from Coventry University.  Her talk will be on “Understanding the Relationships between Texting and Literacy”. Much has been written in the popular press about the impact that texting, and texting slang in particular, is having on children’s literacy development, and their spelling in particular.  In this talk, Clare will review the work she has conducted with colleagues which has examined the empirical basis for such concerns, and will discuss the nature of the relationship between traditional and digital literacy.

Refreshments will be available from 3.15pm.


Transfer seminar: Networks of protest – the role of new social media in the Arab Spring uprising

Egyptian protests Facebook signSubmitted by Dr Faith Tucker

14th December, 2.00-3.00pm, S010

Title: Networks of Protest: The Role of New Social Media in the Arab Spring Uprising.

Abstract: In context of the Arab Spring uprising of 2010-2011, the Internet and its methods of social media have been heralded as instrumental in supporting the uprising. This research will observe closely at the situation to which activists applied “Networks of Protest” like Twitter, Facebook, YouTube and weblogs as methods for managing and making consciousness of political mobilisation, in the uprisings that took positions in different Arab countries, in particular, Egypt, Tunisia, and Libya. This research will use network theories that were established long earlier the appearance of social media, to place its performance within a broader level of communication, and to define how the natural characteristics of social networking theories that established it interesting to the activists in Egypt, Tunisia, and Libya.

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UK Data Service – free webinars

The UK Data Service, the ESRC-funded source of social and economic data, are offering a number of free webinars over the next couple of months:

Click on each link to find out more and to book a place.

Find out more about the UK Data Service.

Professor Gina Wisker announced as keynote for SOTA Postgraduate Conference!

We are very pleased to announce that this year’s School of The Arts Postgraduate Conference (15th -16th September 2015) will feature a keynote lecture from Professor Gina Wisker (The University of Brighton).

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New Book: ‘Holocaust Remembrance between the National and the Transnational’

I am pleased to say that my book. ‘Holocaust Remembrance between the National and the Transnational’ will be released on 30 July 2015.  I held my launch for the book as part of the British Association of Holocaust Studies conference at the University of Birmingham (21-22 July 2015).  To listen back to my launch talk which discusses the books main themes, influences and contribution to Holocaust Studies, please use the audio player below or download as MP3.

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