Prof Roberta Comunian and Prof Nick Wilson at CMCI, with international collaborators, have curated a collection of 16 chapters within a new Edward Elgar edited collection entitled ““A Modern Guide to Creative Economies”. The book brings together a series of new perspectives and reflections on creative economies; this insightful Modern Guide expands and challenges current… Continue reading CMCI Researchers publish “A Modern Guide to Creative Economies”
Richard Howells, CMCI's Emeritus Professor of Cultural Sociology, has an article published in the New York-based literary magazine the New Criterion. It's about a feud between Virginia Woolf and the (at the time) much more famous English author, editor, playwright, and critic Arnold Bennett. Howells traces the development of the falling-out, which he argues was much… Continue reading Richard Howells: Arise, Sir Arnold?
On Thursday 1st April, the CMCI Careers Committee hosted their second event of the week, which was orientated around the importance of resilience within the CMCIs, and how to navigate the sector whilst it is in transition. Within the discussion, we were lucky to host three professionals with diverse career histories: Marine Van Schoonbeck, who… Continue reading CMCI Careers Event: Building a Career in a Sector in Transition: Employability, Resilience and the CMCI
On Wednesday 31st March, the CMCI Careers Committee, made up of both BA and MA students, hosted the first of two events, which tackled the all-important issue of how to get into the creative job market, especially with the strains of a global pandemic. Joining us in the discussion was Laura Flesch, who is an… Continue reading CMCI Careers Event: Getting into the Job Market
Congratulations to CMCI alumnus Shams Bin Quader who has had an article published in the journal Cultural Studies in a special issue focusing on music scenes. The paper, entitled ‘Approaching the Underground: The production of alternative in the Bangladeshi metal scene’, is based on Sham's MPhil thesis and was co-authored with his supervisor, Dr Guy Redden… Continue reading Success for MA CCI Alumnus
CMCI’s Dr Richard Howells has a chapter in a new book which has just been launched at London’s Tate Modern gallery. Speakers at the launch event included Universities Minister David Willetts, Lord Robert Winston, Baroness O’Neill and Arts and Humanities Research Council Chairman Sir Alan Wilson. In this book, “a group of distinguished humanities scholars”… Continue reading Sorting The Sheep from the Sheep
Dr Ruth Adams has had a busy couple of weeks, squeezing in a conference paper and two publications either side of the start of the academic year. On 10 September 2010 she gave a presentation at the 9th International Colloquium on Arts, Heritage, Nonprofit and Social Marketing, which was organized by colleagues in the Department… Continue reading A busy time for Dr. Ruth Adams…
CMCI has just been invited to join the UN Conference on Trade and Development's (UNCTAD) Creative Economy Academic Network. CMCI staff are involved in knowledge exchange and policy advice for UNCTAD and other UN family agencies. In particular, Prof. Pratt has recently helped to draft the UNCTAD "Creative economy report", and gave a presentation at… Continue reading CCI joins UNCTAD network
Last Wednesday, on the first anniversary of the inauguration of U.S. President Barack Obama, CMCI Lecturer Dr. Harvey G. Cohen was asked by Metro International newspapers in Sweden and Denmark to produce a report card for Obama, judging his performance so far in five categories, with one sentence for each category (not a lot of… Continue reading Tough marks for Obama from CMCI Lecturer
As we celebrate 25 years of PowerPoint, there's a terrific article on the BBC news magazine website that reminds us that there's a problem with the ubiquitous presentations: "They're often boring". To read more -and especially in avance of MA CCI internship presentations- go to: http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/magazine/8207849.stm There are lots of tips -and painfully frank comments… Continue reading The Problem With PowerPoint
"How can the cultural sector survive the financial crisis?" is the question raised by Helmut K. Anheier here. Thanks to Andy Pratt at LSE for alerting us to this article.