Senior lecturer Carmel O’Toole tackling the damaging myths surrounding Covid vaccines

Carmel O’Toole, senior lecturer in Media and Public Relations has been discussing the misinformation surrounding the Covid vaccine programme and the vast amount of complex detail the public has needed to assimilate since the pandemic began. The stories have been published in the Yorkshire Post and The Sheffield Star. “We’ve all become amateur scientists as Covid has gone on,” says […]

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Thursday 21 November – Lunchtime Seminar with Dr Ruth Deller (Reader in Media and Communication)

Images provided by Dr Ruth Deller

Title: Reality TV in the age of social media Speaker: Dr Ruth Deller (Reader in Media and Communication) Abstract Reality TV and social media are two of the biggest media phenomena of recent years. Both have been endlessly written about, commented on, celebrated and criticised in both academic and ‘popular’ discourse – not least for the potential they offer ‘ordinary’ […]

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Wednesday 7 November 2018 – C3RI Seminar with Dr Marc Smith (Chief Social Scientist, Connected Action Consulting Group)

Title: Charting Collections of Connections in Social Media: Creating Maps and Measures with NodeXL Speaker: Dr Marc Smith (Chief Social Scientist, Connected Action Consulting Group) Date and time: Wednesday 7th November 2018, 4.30pm-5.30pm Hosted by: Sue Beckingham (Principal Lecturer at Sheffield Hallam University) Abstract: Networks are a data structure commonly found in any social media service that allows populations to […]

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Wednesday 28 March 2018 – Lunchtime Seminar with Dr Photini Vrikki (Brunel University London)

Title: Finding the ‘Social’ in Social Media Data: a Discourse Approach to the Analysis of Big Data Speaker: Dr Photini Vrikki, Brunel University London Date and time: Wednesday 28th March 2018, 1pm-2pm Hosted by: Dr Anandi Ramamurthy In recent years, scientists within and beyond established fields of what is considered social sciences and the humanities have begun engaging with new […]

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Prof Simon Andrews invited to talk about Detecting Organised Crime on Social Media

Organised Crime on Social Media diagram

Professor Simon Andrews, the Technical Lead for CENTRIC (Centre of Excellence for Terrorism, Resilience, Intelligence and Organised Crime Research) was invited to speak at University of Sheffield Information School (iSchool) where he gave a talk entitled: Organised Crime and Social Media: detecting and corroborating weak signals of Human Trafficking online. The talk described an approach for detecting the presence or emergence of Organised Crime […]

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Tuesday 17 November 2015 – Lunchtime seminar with Dr Eve Stirling (Design, SHU)

An image of tiny humans in a design model

Title: Ways of knowing Facebook: Influences of a practice-based approach on research on everyday digital life Speaker: Dr Eve Stirling (Design SHU) Practice-based research is the dominant research approach in Art and Design and the notion of making as a research approach is gaining attention in disciplines beyond art and design (through the encouragement of multi- and trans- disciplinary ways […]

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Thursday 26 February 2015 – Lunchtime seminar with Professor Ben Light (Digital Media Studies, Queensland University)

An image of Professor Ben Light (Digital Media Studies, Queensland University)

Title: Disconnecting with social networking sites Speaker: Professor Ben Light (Digital Media Studies, Queensland University of Technology) Professor Ben Light is Professor of Digital Media Studies, in the Creative Industries Faculty at the Queensland University of Technology, Australia. His research concerns how digital media and users make arrangements work for them beyond the design room. He is a senior editor […]

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Wednesday 14 January 2015 – Lunchtime Seminar with Dr Luigina Ciolfi (Communication, SHU)

Some digital social interaction examples.

Title: Understanding Digital Social Interactions Through Foursquare Speaker: Dr Luigina Ciolfi (Reader in Communication, SHU) Dr Luigina Ciolfi is Reader in Communication at Sheffield Hallam University. She holds a Laurea (Univ. of Siena, Italy) and a PhD (Univ. of Limerick, Ireland) in Human-Computer Interaction, and has researched for many years the design and evaluation of interactive technologies for human use […]

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