Centre for Contemporary Legend Folklore Symposium at Sheffield Hallam University on 15th November 2018

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The Centre for Contemporary Legend is a new proposed research centre headed by Dr David Clarke (Reader in Journalism, Sheffield Hallam University), Diane A. Rodgers (Senior Lecturer in Media, Sheffield Hallam University) and Andrew Robinson (Senior Lecturer in Photography, Sheffield Hallam University). An inaugural symposium on folklore studies in the UK is being held at Sheffield Hallam University’s Collegiate Campus […]

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Dr David Clarke to give Keynote at the Supernatural in Contemporary Society Conference 2018

Reader and Principal Lecturer in Journalism, Dr David Clarke , will give a keynote address to the Supernatural in Contemporary Society Conference (SCSC) on 23 – 24 August in Aberdeen. His talk, entitled, “What’s all this stuff about flying saucers?”: Extraordinary personal experiences from The National Archives UFO Project will discuss his work that led to the online release of hundreds […]

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Professor Esther Johnson’s ‘Asunder’ screening in Sheffield’s Weston Park Museum with Director / Co-Producer Q&A – Wednesday 11 April 2018

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Sheffield Hallam University’s Professor of Film & Media Arts Esther Johnson will be screening Asunder at Weston Park Museum in Sheffield on Wednesday 11 April 2018. Esther will be giving a Q&A after the screening in a session chaired by SHU Reader in Journalism Dr David Clarke. Asunder (featuring Q&A with Esther Johnson) Weston Park Museum, Sheffield Western Bank, Sheffield S10 2TP Wednesday 11 April 2018, […]

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Wednesday 14 February 2018 – Lunchtime Seminar with Dr David Clarke (Reader in Journalism)

Speaker: Dr David Clarke, Reader in Journalism, Sheffield Hallam University From ‘Freddie Starr Ate My Hamster’ to PizzaGate: what is Fake News and what can we do about it? Journalism Reader David Clarke has published research on false news and propaganda disseminated by governments and media organisations during the First and Second World War. In this presentation he traces the […]

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Dr David Clarke presents UFO files at The National Archives – Thursday 08 March 2018

Journalism Reader Dr David Clarke will present a public lecture on his five years as consultant/curator of the Ministry of Defence UFO files at The National Archives. ‘UFO files in Britain’s National Archives’ at 6.00pm on Thursday 8 March will include a summary of Dr Clarke’s research on the British government’s investigations into ‘unidentified flying objects’ from WW2 to the […]

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Monday 11 December 2017 – Lunchtime Seminar with Mark Subryan (C3RI PhD candidate)

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Speaker: Mark Subryan (C3RI PhD candidate) Title: Heroes and Villains: What do the discursive practices of national tabloid journalists in the UK say about professional identity and newsroom practice? Hosted by: Dr David Clarke The public’s perception of the tabloid press is either extremely positive or extremely negative. Supporters will read no other type of newspaper and detractors always complain […]

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Dr David Clarke invited to speak about his work with the National Archives at the inaugural conference of the Science & Technology Archives Group – 17 November

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Dr David Clarke, Principal Research Fellow in Journalism, has been invited to speak at the inaugural conference of The Science and Technology Archives Group (STAG) taking place at the Dana Research Centre and Library at the London Science Museum. David will be speaking about his work on the UFO archives release with The National Archives on Friday 17 November 2017 […]

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Dr David Clarke – Illustrated talk: The Underground Tunnels of Sheffield and their Ghosts: Folklore or Fact

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Dr David Clarke will give an illustrated talk on Sheffield’s legendary underground tunnels,  and their ghosts, said to radiate from Sheffield’s medieval castle and linking with Manor Lodge, the Old Queen’s Head and beyond.   Date: 29th November 2017 Time: 18:30–19:30 Venue: Carpenter Room, Central Library, S1 1XZ Sheffield Tickets: via eventbrite The event is hosted by Sheffield Libraries, Archives & Information

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Dr David Clarke on BBC Inside Out feature celebrating 50th anniversary of the Great UFO Hoax

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Dr David Clarke, Principal Research Fellow in Journalism in the Communications and Computing Research Centre, is an expert in government UFO files. The Great UFO Hoax This week marked the 50th anniversary of a flying-saucer hoax that caused concern across Britain and captured the imagination of people around the world.  BBC Inside Out South revealed the real story behind the discovery of […]

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Book Launch – Tuesday 19 September: ‘UFO Drawings From the National Archives’ by Dr David Clarke

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Update – 14 November 2017: Dr Clarke was interviewed for the Daily Star and spoke about his work and the book today. Find out more here. Dr David Clarke, Principal Research Fellow in Journalism in the Communications and Computing Research Centre, was recently invited by art book publisher, Four Corners Books to produce a book of UFO drawings. An expert in […]

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