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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Wednesday 27 March 2019 – Lunchtime Seminar with Ghayda Aljuwaiser (C3RI PhD Candidate)

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Title: Saudi Feminism: Gendered, Religious and National Identity Negotiations Speaker: Ghayda Aljuwaiser (C3RI PhD Candidate) Date and Time: Wednesday 27 March 2019, 1pm-2pm Hosted by: Professor Luigina Ciolfi Abstract: This presentation is part of a larger doctoral work, which investigated the relationship between Saudi women’s identities in the offline sphere and their online practices on social media platforms (SMP). Eight […]

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Wednesday 13 March 2019 – Lunchtime Seminar with Dr Stuart Reeves (Assistant Professor in Computer Science at the University of Nottingham)

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Title: Co-producing Action: ‘Device talk’ and voice agents Speaker: Dr Stuart Reeves (Assistant Professor in Computer Science at the University of Nottingham) Date and time: Wednesday 13 March 2019, 1pm-2pm Hosted by: Professor Luigina Ciolfi Abstract: The collaborative production of sentences in progress is a pervasive feature of everyday talk. For instance, phenomena such as choral co-production and other-completion of […]

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Wednesday 27 February 2019 – Lunchtime Seminar with Professor Anirudha Joshi (IDC School of Design, IIT Bombay, India)

Title: Interaction design for emergent users – Leveraging digital technologies to solve problems of developing economies Speaker: Professor Anirudha Joshi (IDC School of Design, IIT Bombay, India) Date and time: Wednesday 27 February 2019, 1pm-2pm Hosted by: Professor Luigina Ciolfi and Professor Andrew Dearden Abstract In HCI courses, we learn how to design products that deploy information and communication technologies (ICTs). […]

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Wednesday 13 February 2019 – Lunchtime seminar with Dr Kofi Appiah (Lecturer in Computer Science)

Title: Real-Time Modelling of Visual Scenes with Biological Inspiration Speaker: Dr Kofi Appiah (Lecturer in Computer Science, Sheffield Hallam University) Abstract Targets of atypical size relative to their surrounding objects are usually missed by humans during visual search; studies show that this isn’t necessarily a deficiency but a useful strategy to discount distractors. These characteristics may explain why the human […]

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“Users, participants, co-designers or just pesky humans? On the challenges of human centred research in Human-Computer Interaction” – Professor Luigina Ciolfi Inaugural Lecture – Wednesday 30 January 2019

A main aspiration of HCI is to be human- and user-centred in its approach to creating novel digital interactions. But how do we engage, involve and encourage end users to participate in HCI? The field has tackled this challenge in many ways. Notably, Participatory Design has been widely adopted in order for users and stakeholders to become active part of […]

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Tuesday 29 January 2019 – C3RI Lunchtime Seminar with Dr Cathy Leung (senior lecturer from Hang Seng University, Hong Kong)

Title: Out of the sin-bin and into your e-shopping trolley: The case of Taobao’s doppelganger brand image Speaker: Dr. Leung Miu Yee (Cathy), Senior Lecturer from Hang Seng University in Hong Kong Date and time: Tuesday 29 January 2019, 1pm-2pm Hosted by: Dr Frances Slack Abstract One of the most influential ways to differentiate from key competitors is to use […]

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Centre for Contemporary Legend – Get in Touch!

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Following feedback at the successful conference in November, the Centre for Contemporary Legend research group have taken on board advice and comments from our plenary session and feedback postcards, and set up a JISC email list to promote discussion and the sharing of ideas relating to the academic study of folklore in UK higher education in its many forms: • […]

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Wednesday 16 January 2019 – C3RI Lunchtime Seminar with Max Munday (freelance community broadcaster and artist)

Title:  Exploring unresolved histories through international community radio Speaker:  Max Munday (freelance community broadcaster and artist) Date and time:  Wednesday 16 January 2019, 1pm-2pm Hosted by:  Dr Rinella Cere (Sheffield Hallam University) Abstract: The concept of ‘social haunting’ deals with the troubling ways in which the past makes itself felt in the present within communities affected by a social violence […]

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