Tuesday 30 April 2019 – Lunchtime Seminar with Dr Laia Darder (Senior Lecturer in the Languages and Cultures Subject Group, Sheffield Hallam University)

Title: Handling prejudice in dubbing: exploring racialised and stereotyped characters from source to target culture Speaker: Dr Laia Darder (Senior Lecturer in the Languages and Cultures Subject Group) Abstract The emergence of the use of language varieties in cinema has brought about a challenge for the dubbing industry, especially in the specific context of animated productions. The use of non-mainstream […]

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Wednesday 08 May 2019 – Lunchtime Seminar with Professor Paul Atkinson (Design & Design History) and Professor Virginia Heath (Film)

Title: Hairy Guys in Sheds / Three Chords and the Truth (with screening) Speakers: Professor Paul Atkinson and Professor Virginia Heath Abstract Emerging as a side project from research into a book on the design history of electric guitars, Hairy Guys in Sheds is the title of an article written by Paul Atkinson looking at the phenomenon of the cigar box guitar […]

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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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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 22 May 2019 – Lunchtime Seminar with Susannah Gent (Film Production)

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Title: Intuitive Filmmaking and the Territorial Unconscious Speaker: Susannah Gent, Senior Lecturer in Film Production Filmmaker Susannah Gent analyses her recent experimental shorts in the light of Deleuze and Guattari’s understanding of territory. Throughout her twenty year practice Gent has explored the representation of subjectivity in her films. Her current, practice-led Ph.D. employs a mixed methodological strategy including psychoanalysis, philosophy, and […]

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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 06 March 2019 – Lunchtime seminar with TC McCormack and Michelle Atherton (Fine Art)

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Speakers: TC McCormack and Michelle Atherton (Senior Lecturers in Fine Art) Title: As Much About Forgetting At this week’s lunchtime research seminar TC McCormack and Michelle Atherton discuss recent research and latest exhibition at Viborg Kunsthal – As Much About Forgetting – co-curated with Jette Gejl (DK), artist and academic at Aarhus University Denmark. Artists: Laura White (UK), David Toop (UK), Michael Schultze […]

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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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Wednesday 20 February 2019 – Lunchtime seminar with Professor Alaster Yoxall (Professor of Packaging Ergonomics)

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Speaker: Professor Alaster Yoxall (Professor of Packaging Ergonomics) Title: Designing a tool for determining the thickness of fluids for patients with dysphagia using a mixed-methods approach Between 50 and 75% of residents in nursing homes have swallowing difficulties. For frail older adults difficulties with eating and drinking can be life threatening and possibly result in pneumonia, the second most common (and serious) infection […]

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