This post was originally written for the BCMCR (Birmingham Centre for Media and Cultural Research) blog. On 4th December I ran the Craft Economies: Inequalities, Opportunities, Interventions conference, as part of my AHRC Innovation Fellowship project Craft Expertise. The aim of the conference, which took place at STEAMhouse Birmingham, was to highlight and discuss issues aroundContinue reading “Recap of Craft Economies: Inequalities, Opportunities, Interventions conference”
In the past week I have had the pleasure of attending two events at the Research Institute for Media and Cultural Economies (CAMEo) at the University of Leicester: Literature, Writing and the Creative Economy on 24 Feb and Co-working Dynamics and the City on 1 March. The themes of both events do not immediately appearContinue reading “Two days at CAMEo”
This week I hosted my first symposium and it was a very stimulating day that has provided a lot of food for thought. I would like to thank the fourteen speakers who travelled from all over Europe to present at the symposium. Also a special mention to MA student Anna Pirvola, PhD student Emily Bettison, andContinue reading “The Politics of Expertise in Media and Cultural Research, 30 November”
The abstract booklet for the Politics of Expertise in Media and Cultural Research is now available to download here. The symposium is taking place on Wednesday 30th November, 1pm-6.15pm, P233 at Birmingham City University Parkside Building. Register to attend on Eventbrite.
Free registration is now open for the symposium The politics of expertise in media and cultural research taking place at Birmingham City University on November 30 2016. Register here. Due to the unprecedented number and quality of submissions the symposium will now begin at 1pm and end at 6pm. All interested in expertise are welcome!
This was originally posted at BCMCR.org, co-written with Dr Annette Naudin. On Wednesday 6 July we attended the ‘Work/Play’ conference at Futureworks in Manchester, where we presented our joint paper Entangled Expertise: women’s use of social media in entrepreneurial work, which is currently in the process of publication. Our presentation was part of an interestingContinue reading “Work/Play conference, 6 July 2016”
I’m running an informal symposium on expertise as part of the research seminar programme at the Birmingham Centre for Media and Cultural Research, taking place on Wednesday 30 November 2016. Submissions are welcome from researchers and PhD students in all areas of media, cultural and arts research. I feel this is particularly timely given the anti-expert rhetoric duringContinue reading “CFP: The Politics of Expertise in Media and Cultural Research”
The original meeting for this has been postponed, a new date will be announced soon. I would like to invite interested PhD students and colleagues at Birmingham City University and beyond to a reading group I run. The Cultural Industries and New Media Reading Group, part of the Birmingham Centre for Media and CulturalContinue reading “Cultural Industries and New Media Reading Group”
On January 13th I went to Goldsmiths for a symposium on creative labour called ‘Concepts and Methods in a Cross-Sectoral Frame‘. This was the second event by the Creative Labour Process Group which is organised by Angela McRobbie and colleagues at Goldsmiths. The symposium was well attended by academics in the field and there wasContinue reading “Creative Labour Process Group at Goldsmiths”
Last week (11 December) I presented at Birmingham City University’s annual research conference, RESCON15. I was a part of an Ethnography panel organised by Jerome Turner of BCMCR so the focus here was on methods. I talked about social media methods and argued for the value of more qualitative methods in social media research. IContinue reading “Presentation at RESCON15”