How UFOs conquered the World: the history of a modern myth – Dr David Clarke

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A history of the various manifestations and shifting meaning of the Twentieth Century’s single great contribution to mythology: the UFO. Neither a credulous work of conspiracy theory nor a sceptical debunking of belief in ‘flying saucers’, How UFOs Conquered the World explores the origins of UFOs in the build-up to the First World War and how reports of them have changed in tandem […]

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East Asian Film Noir: Transnational Encounters and Intercultural Dialogue – Dr Chi-Yun Shin (Eds)

Book cover: East Asian Film Noir: Transnational Encounters and Intercultural Dialogue

Film noir has been understood as a genre exclusive to Hollywood. But classical US noir’s downbeat sensibility also finds expression in later films from Japan, South Korea and China (including Hong Kong) and Taiwan, that have both participated in and been excluded from circuits of global-noir traffic, past and present. East Asian Film Noir is the first book to explore […]

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Wednesday 11 March 2015 – Lunchtime seminar with Dr Camila Bassi (Human Geography, SHU)

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Title: What’s radical about reality TV? An unexpected tale of a Chinese antihero Speaker: Dr Camila Bassi (Human Geography, SHU) Dr Camila Bassi: Advancing a Marxist approach to the material realities of the contradictory relationship of sexuality to capitalist political economy, in this seminar I extend a focus on urban gay political economy to the regional and national political economy […]

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Thursday 26 February 2015 – Lunchtime seminar with Professor Ben Light (Digital Media Studies, Queensland University)

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Title: Disconnecting with social networking sites Speaker: Professor Ben Light (Digital Media Studies, Queensland University of Technology) Professor Ben Light is Professor of Digital Media Studies, in the Creative Industries Faculty at the Queensland University of Technology, Australia. His research concerns how digital media and users make arrangements work for them beyond the design room. He is a senior editor […]

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Application of Big Data for National Security – Professor Babak Akhgar (Eds)

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Title: Application of Big Data for National Security: A practioner’s guide to Emerging Technologies Editors: Babak Akhgar, Andrew Staniforth, Francesca Bosco Publisher: Butterworth-Heinemann Publication date: 17 Feb 2015 Number of pages: 316 ISBN-13: 978-0128019672 Application of Big Data for National Security provides users with state-of-the-art concepts, methods, and technologies for Big Data analytics in the fight against terrorism and crime, including a wide […]

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Wednesday 11 February 2015 – Lunchtime seminar with Dr Laura Kilby (Psychology, SHU)

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Title: Symbols of Terror: 9/11 as the name of the thing and the thing of the name Speaker: Dr Laura Kilby Laura Kilby joined Sheffield Hallam University in January 2012 as a Senior Lecturer within the department of Psychology, Sociology and Politics. Her research interests centre upon examining the construction of identities within debates about terrorism, multiculturalism, and Britishness. She […]

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Wednesday 14 January 2015 – Lunchtime Seminar with Dr Luigina Ciolfi (Communication, SHU)

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Title: Understanding Digital Social Interactions Through Foursquare Speaker: Dr Luigina Ciolfi (Reader in Communication, SHU) Dr Luigina Ciolfi is Reader in Communication at Sheffield Hallam University. She holds a Laurea (Univ. of Siena, Italy) and a PhD (Univ. of Limerick, Ireland) in Human-Computer Interaction, and has researched for many years the design and evaluation of interactive technologies for human use […]

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Wednesday 5 November 2014 – Lunchtime Seminar with Dr Ruth Deller (Media & Communications, SHU)

Title: What is this Sims 4? PR, Promotion and Play during the launch of a new PC game Speaker: Dr Ruth Deller (Media & Communications, SHU) Dr Ruth Deller is a Principal Lecturer in Media and Programme Leader for Undergraduate Communications (Journalism, Media, PR, eComms). Her research interests are varied and she has published on topics including fan and audience […]

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Thursday 23 October 2014 – Lunchtime seminar with Dr Lily Canter (Journalism, SHU)

Title: Chasing the accreditation dream: do employers value accredited courses or are HE institutions pursuing an archaic endorsement scheme? Speaker: Dr Lily Canter (Journalism, SHU) Dr Lily Canter is a former print journalist and current Subject Group Leader for Journalism at Sheffield Hallam University. Her research interests include journalism education, digital journalism, regional newspapers, hyperlocal journalism, utilising social media networks […]

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