Pit-folk and Peers – Volume I by David Waddington

Professor David Waddington’s new book Pit-folk and Peers – Volume 1 – The Remarkable History of the People of Fryston: Volume I – Echoes of Fryston Hall (1809-1908) vividly resuscitates the nineteenth-century lives of the inhabitants of long-lost Fryston Hall, ‘The most important hub of Victorian society outside of London’ Route Online says, ‘remarkable is not overstatement.’ Read more about […]

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‘Protest: Stories of Resistance’ – featuring Professor David Waddington

Front cover of 'Protest - Stories of Resistance' featuring Professor David Waddington. Courtesy of Comma Press.

Whatever happened to British protest? For a nation that brought the world Chartism, the Suffragettes, the Tolpuddle Martyrs, and so many other grassroots social movements, Britain rarely celebrates its long, great tradition of people power. In this timely and evocative collection, twenty authors have assembled to re-imagine key moments of British protest, from the Peasants’ Revolt of 1381 to the […]

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“Protest: Stories of Resistance” in association with Wordlife and Comma Press at the Festival of Debate

“Protest: Stories of Resistance” (in association with Wordlife and Comma Press) was held as part of the Festival of Debate on Wednesday 9th May 2018 between 7:00pm – 9:30pm at The Millennium Gallery, 48 Arundel Gate, Sheffield, S1 2PP. Hosted by author, activist and officer of Stop The War Coalition, John Rees, the evening featured Martyn Bedford and Joanna Quinn reading their […]

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Justice Denied: Friends, Foes and the Miners’ Strike

Front cover of Justice Denied by Merlin Press, featuring police on horseback and protesters

TV portraits of the miners’ strike of 1984/5 stressed the violence of the pickets and responsible policing. This book challenges those images, looks at the impact of the strike on participants, and reflects on ongoing controversies and community pride. The book is organised into three parts. In the early chapters, participants look back: Peter Smith speaks of his honest determination […]

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Application of Social Media in Crisis Management – Professors Babak Akhgar and David Waddington (Eds)

Front cover of book - Application of Social Media in Crisis Management - Akhgar, Staniforth and Waddington (Eds)

Title: Application of Social Media in Crisis Management Editors: Babak Akhgar, Andrew Staniforth, David Waddington Publisher: Springer International Publishing Publication date: 10 Apr 2017 Number of pages: 254 ISBN-13: 978-3319524184 Series Title: Transactions on Computational Science and Computational Intelligence: Advanced Sciences and Technologies for Security Applications One of the key outputs of the Athena project. The book explores how socio-technical […]

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