The Guardian reminds us that data journalism is a little older than most of us think. Why is that significant? Because our historical memories are very short and it is important to be reminded of history in order to give… Read More ›
Archive for November 2011
This week I came across two very different works of art which nevertheless have something important in common: they both aim to transcend the shackles of linear time and peak into another historic period with the help of artistic (and… Read More ›
So, you have some brilliant research. What will get it cited? Apparently, some surprising (and very unacademic) factors come in. Triumph of form over content… Will asking a question get your science paper cited more? Amusing titles in scientific journals… Read More ›
Do you think these are realistic? Are they just advertising or do they point to a world we’re likely to see? What do you think the future will look like?
I’m currently reading Seven Days In the Art World, by Sarah Thornton, perhaps most well known for her book about sub-cultural capital and the rave scene. Though I’ve not quite reached the end yet, it’s certainly one of the most… Read More ›
With the latest figures showing graduate unemployment at a 15 year high, Liverpool alongside other universities believes that”soft skills” are more important than ever. Recent Higher Education Statistics Agency figures revealed that more than a quarter of graduates are without… Read More ›
SI presents an interesting video lecture by literary scholar Brian Artese. It discusses the work of Michel Foucault through the lens of Franz Kafka’s 1915 novel, Der Prozess (The Trial). Part 1
Ucas – The British organisation, through which applications are processed for entry to higher education, has admitted in its review that its admission process favours the rich. In a review of university admissions published at the end of October, UCAs… Read More ›
A great documentary about the protestant revolution by historian turned labour MP Tristram Hunt. Follow the link to google video for the next three parts – it’s quite long!
Early indications suggest that applications from female students and those from poorer backgrounds have fallen ahead of the higher tuition fees next year. According to the first round of Ucas application figures, applications from men were down by 7% compared… Read More ›
During the recent increase in childhood obesity, Higher Education cuts and our Nation’s continued sporting hysteria, the question of sport’s impact on our educated youth has never been more relevant. While our Government blindly pumps money into sport with the… Read More ›
In this podcast Mark Carrigan talks to Emma Rees about her new book Can’t, which explores the strange and confused representation of the female genitalia in contemporary culture.
There was a time when I enjoyed e-mail. Before my PhD, e-mail had been largely peripheral to my life and something that was simply a back-up when other options weren’t available. Yet suddenly in my first year, it became ever… Read More ›
Continual publishing across journals, blogs and social media maximises impact by increasing the size of the ‘academic footprint Taking a Chance: My Blog is a Publication Academic libraries are expanding their publishing services but with limited success Academic blogging and… Read More ›
Dr. Victor Henning – Crowdsourcing Science from Inspire Conference – Launch48 on Vimeo.
In March 2012 it will be 50 years since C. Wright Mills died. To mark the occasion Sociological Imagination will be convening a one-day conference, live streamed over the internet, exploring the meaning of the sociological imagination in the 21st… Read More ›
Even sociologists run out of words sometimes during the weekend. Here are a few images the Idle Ethnographer took at the peaceful camp in front of St Paul’s Cathedral in London on 22 October 2011:
This recent article in the Economist argues that Today, automation is having an impact not just on routine work, but on cognitive and even creative tasks as well. A tipping point seems to have been reached, at which AI-based automation… Read More ›
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