Archive for May 2017

What is a research technologist?

I described myself as an ‘academic technologist’ for a number of years. During my part-time PhD, I’d drifted into a number of roles which felt connected but which were difficult to summarise: training people to use NVIVO, writing digital scholarship resources, advising… Read More ›

Anticipatory Urgency

Earlier this morning, I found myself impatiently waiting in my local petrol station to purchase a drink before I went swimming. The woman in front me in the queue was rather slow. Initially seeming surprised that money would be required for the transaction,… Read More ›

The technocratic oath

In his political memoir, Adults In The Room, Yanis Varoufakis recounts a meeting with Larry Summer which took place in April 2015. Only months into his tenure as Finance Minister, he looked to this architect of the neoliberal world order… Read More ›

Darwin’s Dilemma

• Science is the epitome of human achievement, whereby we distinguish ourselves most clearly from other animals. • Yet, our best science says that our sense of superiority from other animals is false and quite possibly self-deception. • Either we… Read More ›

Public Sociology as Pedagogy, Research and Practice: Threats and Opportunities Today

Public Sociology as Pedagogy, Research and Practice: Threats and Opportunities Today https://www.britsoc.co.uk/events/key-bsa-events/public-sociology-as-pedagogy-research-and-practice-threats-and-opportunities-today/ An Early Career Forum Regional Event 29 June 2017 (10am-4pm) Nottingham Trent University, Department of Sociology, Newton Building, Goldsmith Street, Nottingham This symposium will bring together early career… Read More ›