Anandi Ramamurthy Researcher blog on building audiences for Palestinian Films: The Love and Desire in Palestine programme

About the author Dr Anandi Ramamurthy is a Reader in Post-Colonial Cultures and Senior Lecturer in Media at Sheffield Hallam University. Her primary research interests are focused on critically analysing ‘race’ and postcoloniality in media and culture to challenge hegemonies and give voice to the voiceless. Dr Anandi Ramamurthy is currently conducting research on representations of Palestine. In this blog post, Dr Ramamurthy discusses […]

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WEDNESDAY 12 June 2019 – Lunchtime Seminar with Ivan Phelan (Research Fellow, C3RI, Sheffield Hallam University)

Title: Virtual Reality: How engaging content can aid rehabilitation and reduce pain Speaker: Ivan Phelan (Research Fellow, C3RI, Sheffield Hallam University) Abstract Virtual Reality (VR) technology is still in its infancy, but the technology is improving and becoming more affordable to a point where it will become a more mass-market device. Currently, the main market for VR is in entertainment. […]

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Wednesday 29 May 2019 – Lunchtime Seminar with Dr Lada Trifonova Price (Senior Journalism Lecturer, Department of Media, Arts and Communication, Sheffield Hallam University)

Title: Media corruption and issues of journalistic and institutional integrity in post-communist countries: The case of Bulgaria Speaker: Dr Lada Trifonova Price (Senior Journalism Lecturer, Department of Media, Arts and Communication, Sheffield Hallam University) Abstract From a normative standpoint the media are usually seen as one of the pillars of a national integrity system, entrusted with the tasks of exposing […]

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Wednesday 15 May 2019 – Lunchtime Seminar with Dr Jims Marchang Ningshen (Lecturer in Computing)

Title: Will resource constraint sensor and IoT (Internet of Things) network be able to harvest the security benefits of a Blockchain Technology? Speaker: Dr Jims Marchang Ningshen (Lecturer in Computing) Abstract The need for sensors to deliver, communicate, collect, alert, and share information in various applications has made wireless sensor networks very popular. On the other hand, Internet of Things (IoT) […]

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Sunday 28 April 2019 – Dr Anandi Ramamurthy speaking at event to mark the 40th anniversary of the Southall Protests

C3RI Reader in Postcolonial Studies, Dr Anandi Ramamurthy will be speaking at a forthcoming event at Birkbeck, University of London to mark the 40th anniversary of the Southall Protests. Southall, April 1979: How to fight the fascists and win (then and now) will take place on Sunday 28 April 2019 and will feature a number of leading academics from the […]

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Tuesday 30 April 2019 – Lunchtime Seminar with Dr Laia Darder (Senior Lecturer in the Languages and Cultures Subject Group, Sheffield Hallam University)

Title: Handling prejudice in dubbing: exploring racialised and stereotyped characters from source to target culture Speaker: Dr Laia Darder (Senior Lecturer in the Languages and Cultures Subject Group) Abstract The emergence of the use of language varieties in cinema has brought about a challenge for the dubbing industry, especially in the specific context of animated productions. The use of non-mainstream […]

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New book by Carmel O’Toole & Adrian Roxan ‘lays bare the democratic deficit’ that ensues when local newspapers no longer properly hold councils to scrutiny’.

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Routledge have announced that Local Democracy, Journalism & PR by C3RI researchers, Carmel O’Toole and Adrian Roxan, will be published on 17 May 2019. The book presents a critical examination of the impact of sustained large-scale austerity cuts on local government communications in the UK. The book asks, what is lost to local democracy as a result? The authors present […]

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Local Democracy, Journalism and Public Relations by Carmel O’Toole and Adrian Roxan

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Description This is a critical examination of the impact of sustained large-scale austerity cuts on local government communications in the UK. Budget constraints have left public sector media teams without the resources for robust citizen-facing communications. The ‘nose for news’ has been downgraded and local journalists, once the champions of public interest coverage, are a force much diminished. The book […]

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Wednesday 10 April 2019 – Lunchtime seminar with Dr Amy Wigelsworth (Senior lecturer in French in the Sheffield Business School)

Title: ‘Books at Work: Destruction, Creation and (Self-)Preservation in Le liseur du 6h27’ Speaker: Dr Amy Wigelsworth (Senior Lecturer in French in the Sheffield Business School) Abstract Jean-Paul Didierlaurent’s Le liseur du 6h27, winner of the sixth Prix du roman d’entreprise et du travail (prize for the best business- or work-related novel) (2015), tells the story of reluctant book-pulping machine operative […]

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Call for Papers – “Centre for Contemporary Legend: Folklore on Screen”

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Following the success of the inaugural symposium launching the Centre for Contemporary Legend research group in 2018, we are hosting a larger, themed conference at “Folklore on Screen”, 13-14 September 2019. This conference will bring together scholars for two days of discussion about folklore in its many forms: its history, present and complex future in relation to cinema, television, photography, […]

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