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Visual Innovation: A Methods Workshop #Visual16

Posted on behalf of Prof. Helen Lomax

Visual Innovation: A Methods Workshop #Visual16 – Tuesday 22 November 2016

BSA Postgraduate Forum & Visual Methods Study Group

Being innovative and original is a fundamental part of what we strive for and do as postgraduate students.  We all seek to create new knowledge- be that through method or design.   This event is for us to share, try out and discuss imaginative ideas and practices with each other in a productive, interactive workshop. This event is co-hosted by the BSA Postgraduate Forum and the BSA Visual Methods Study group and offers a practical and exciting opportunity to see the generation, communication and dissemination of participatory and visual methods. Read the rest of this entry

Summer School on ‘Doing and Communicating Qualitative Research’; Kingston University London; 4-8 July 2016

This event may be of interest to qualitative researchers:

Keynote by Les Back and workshops by our very own Jane Murray and Helen Lomax:

  • Keynote Address: Professor Les Back, Goldsmiths University of London ‘A qualitative research renaissance: New directions and opportunities’
  • ‘Researching with Children’ Facilitators: Dr Jess Prior, Kingston University, and Dr Jane Murray, University of Northampton
  • ‘Analysing, Generating & Disseminating Visual Data’ Facilitators: Professor Helen Lomax, University of Northampton, and Professor Janet Fink, University of Huddersfield.

Further and the Programme can be downloaded.

Call for papers – Approaches to Inequalities Conference

You are invited to submit a paper to the Approaches to Inequalities Conference to be held on the 22nd June 2016 at The University of Northampton. This link takes you to a poster giving further information about the keynote and conference streams, including a doctoral stream. Approaches to inequalities Call for papers

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

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.

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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Using TUNDRA2 for research data: a researcher’s perspective

The University’s research data policy and guidelines place responsibility for good research data management on both the Principal Investigator and the University.

The University is obliged to “provide means and services enabling registration, deposit, storage, retention of and access to digital research data” and to “hold data securely with appropriate access controls”.  Its solution for both of these requirements is TUNDRA2.

The UNARS project team have been using TUNDRA2 for their research data and I asked Research Assistant Jo Alexander about the team’s experiences:

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Masculinity and the Body in Britain, 1500-1900: a one-day symposium

University of Northampton, Thursday 18 June 2015

2015 is a significant milestone in the history of masculinity and the body, marking the 25th anniversary of the publication of Thomas Laqueur’s Making Sex: Gender and the Body from the Greeks to Freud (Harvard University Press, 1990); the 20thanniversary of the publication of Anthony Fletcher’s Gender, Sex and Subordination in England, 1500-1800 (Yale University Press, 1995); and the 10th anniversary of the publication of a special edition of  the Journal of British Studies, co-edited by Alexandra Shepard and Karen Harvey, in which the contributors responded to the question ‘what have historians done with masculinity?’  This one-day symposium, sponsored by the Royal Historical Society, will offer opportunities for critical reengagement with this scholarship by considering how men’s bodies shaped gendered identities across four centuries in which major shifts in understandings of the body did much to shape modern ideas and practices of gender.

To book click here or follow this link for the schedule​

Research seminar – ‘Can political hybridity become part of a coherent and effective alternative to the current liberal-democratic state building framework?’

All are invited to Mark Kirkham’s research seminar on Tuesday 12th May, 2-3pm in Cottesbrooke C107, Park Campus. Mark will present:

‘Can political hybridity become part of a coherent and effective alternative to the current liberal-democratic state building framework?’

Research Internship – Sharing Stories Programme Evaluation

The Institute of Health and Wellbeing is pleased to offer an internship for a suitably skilled student or recent graduate.

Sharing Stories Programme Evaluation
Principal Investigator: Alison Ward

The Sharing Stories Programme is delivered by storyteller Miranda Quinney at Peace Hospice Care in Watford. Through a series of workshops, Miranda works with people in palliative care to tell their life stories, which are then recorded as a legacy to leave their families. During her work Miranda has noticed significant benefit to the participants of the workshops and their families. This evaluation will begin the process of evidencing the impact on participants, which will be used to inform the roll out of storytelling across other Hospices. Read the rest of this entry