Contemporary Conversations in Culture, Media and Society – ‘Exploiting around the Clock: Sam Katzman and the Genesis of the Rock ’n’ Roll Film’ with Yannis Tzioumakis (University of Liverpool)

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Contemporary Conversations in Culture, Media and Society Exploiting around the Clock: Sam Katzman and the Genesis of the Rock ’n’ Roll Film Featuring Yannis Tzioumakis (University of Liverpool). This paper revisits the production history of the film Rock around the Clock (1956), with a view to shedding light on certain aspects of that history that have received little attention, but […]

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Contemporary Conversations in Culture, Media and Society – ‘Data Theory: Interpretive Sociology and Computational Methods’ with Professor Simon Lindgren (Umeå University)

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Contemporary Conversations in Culture, Media and Society Data Theory: Interpretive Sociology and Computational Methods Featuring Professor Simon Lindgren (Umeå University). The ongoing and intensifying datafication of our societies poses huge challenges as well as opportunities for social science to rethink core elements of its research enterprise. Prominently, there is a pressing need to move beyond the long-standing qualitative/quantitative divide. This […]

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Contemporary Conversations in Culture, Media and Society – ‘The Devil Rides In: The Development of Satanic Narratives in the Swinging Sixties and Beyond’ with Dr Tom Clark (University of Sheffield)

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Contemporary Conversations in Culture, Media and Society The Devil Rides In: The Development of Satanic Narratives in the Swinging Sixties and Beyond Featuring Dr Tom Clark (University of Sheffield). There is now growing scholarly attention directed toward folklore and cinema, particularly in respect to ‘folk horror’ (Hutchings, 1993; Sherman and Koven, 2007; FHR, 2017). Elsewhere, there has been much interest in […]

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Tackling Online Hate in Football – TOHIF project website goes live

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Update Jack has been interviewed about the innovative combination of data analysis, critical analysis and grassroots activism behind the TOHIF project – find this on the SHU website here.   Providing an innovative combination of state-of-the-art quantitative data analysis, nuanced qualitative critical analysis and grassroots activism, the ‘Tackling Online Hate in Football’ (TOHIF) project aims to trace as well combat […]

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Contemporary Conversations in Culture, Media and Society – ‘Anti-Racist Scholar-Activism’ with Remi Joseph-Salisbury (University of Manchester) and Laura Connelly (University of Sheffield)

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Update: This seminar was recorded – you can find it online on Vimeo. Contemporary Conversations in Culture, Media and Society Anti-Racist Scholar-Activism Featuring Remi Joseph-Salisbury (University of Manchester) & Laura Connelly (University of Sheffield). This presentation focuses on our recent research exploring Anti-Racist Scholar-Activism in British universities. Based upon data from interviews with anti-racist ‘scholar-activists’, we will highlight a number […]

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