PoTW: Translating Cultures – 28-29/03/14

The AHRC’s themes provide a funding focus for emerging areas of interest to arts and humanities researchers. In recognizing that interdisciplinary and collaborative research often requires particular forms of support to develop its full potential, themed funding is particularly supportive of developmental activity, partnership-based activities, and innovative approaches. The ‘Translating Cultures’ theme addresses the need for… Continue reading PoTW: Translating Cultures – 28-29/03/14

PoTW – Online learning: Developing trends

Online Learning: Developing trends. User expectations of what learning is and how it is offered and supported are changing dramatically and rapidly. Remaining relevant is the most significant challenge for organisations working in this new world. How might we respond to these challenges. This month, for the Social Scholar, Myles Runham, Head of Online, BBC Academy will… Continue reading PoTW – Online learning: Developing trends

PoTW – Aesthetic Adjectives and Disagreements about Taste

This workshop will bring together researchers in aesthetics, philosophy of language and linguistics to consider a topic significant to all these domains: aesthetic adjectives, such as ‘beautiful’, ‘ugly’, ‘elegant’ and ‘unified’, and their role in disagreements about taste. Although theorists working on the semantics of adjectives have developed sophisticated theories about gradable adjectives generally and… Continue reading PoTW – Aesthetic Adjectives and Disagreements about Taste

PoTW – Location London: A Conference about Portraying the City on Screen

  The image of London on screen is as old as film itself, with the city’s landmarks becoming increasingly familiar to audiences around the world. This conference explores the use of ‘real’ streets and buildings – which continues today and includes some London University premises – as well as faked and studio-built settings. It will… Continue reading PoTW – Location London: A Conference about Portraying the City on Screen

PoTW – Experiences of World War One: strangers, differences and locality

A local history workshop organised by British Association for Local History (BALH) and the Institute of Commonwealth Studies, School of Advanced Study, University of London. We are connected to the First World War through our family and community histories, and through the war’s impact on British and other societies. The war provided opportunities to go to… Continue reading PoTW – Experiences of World War One: strangers, differences and locality