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Greek Photography Opportunity

Our colleagues in the KCL Centre for Hellenic Studies are setting up an exhibition of photographs on loan from the Benaki Museum in Athens. The focus is on the pioneering Greek photographer Voula Papaioannou. The exhibition is called: “The Human Price of War” and coincides with the centre’s four day conference “Greek (Hi)stories through the… Continue reading Greek Photography Opportunity

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New Journal, new paper

Andy is pleased to announce the publication of a new article, in a new journal: City, Culture and Society. Copies can be downloaded from this web site. The article is entitled "Creative cities: Tensions within and between social, cultural and economic development. A critical reading of the UK experience." City, Culture and Society 1:13-20. The… Continue reading New Journal, new paper

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Andy lectures at the Institute for Urban Design

Andy visited Zurich, this week (Nov. 4th) to give a lecture to architects at the Institute for Urban Design , at Switzerland’s top university, ETH “The creative city?”, Institute for Urban Design. His talk was based upon a critique of creative cities that he published in Geografiska Annaler Series B-Human Geography 90B:107-117. entitled "Creative cities:… Continue reading Andy lectures at the Institute for Urban Design

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Andy in Donostia, Gipuzkoa

Andy gave a paper at the World Urban Development Congress INTA 34 held in Oct 25-26 in San Sebastián, the Basque Country, Spain (or as the Basque locals call it Donostia, Gipuzkoa). The conference took place at the Kursaal Palace, one of the architectural highlights of the Basque country (aside from Bilbao). His paper was… Continue reading Andy in Donostia, Gipuzkoa

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Young women’s negotiations of heterosexual conventions: Theorizing Sexuality in Constructions of ‘the Feminist’

Christina Scharff has a new publication is Sociology 44(5): 827-842. The article draws on her Ph.D. research and explores young women’s constructions of ‘the feminist’. Amongst other things, the article is about haunting and sticky stereotypes. Read the abstract if you’d like to find out more: ABSTRACT Even though the normativity of heterosexuality has come… Continue reading Young women’s negotiations of heterosexual conventions: Theorizing Sexuality in Constructions of ‘the Feminist’

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New Reviews for “Duke Ellington’s America”

Several reviews have come in recently for CMCI Lecturer Dr. Harvey G. Cohen's new book Duke Ellington's America (University of Chicago Press). In their 28 October issue, the New York Review of Books devoted 4,000 words to the book, including: "Of many artists it can be said that deep cultural currents can be read through… Continue reading New Reviews for “Duke Ellington’s America”

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Duke Ellington and Cab Calloway Autumn Events in Los Angeles and London

CMCI Lecturer Harvey G. Cohen will be appearing at several public events in the next month. On Wednesday 10 November, he will be offering a multi-media presentation entitled "Duke Ellington in his Own Words" at the University of California at Los Angeles (UCLA). The event is hosted by jazz guitar legend Kenny Burrell, director of… Continue reading Duke Ellington and Cab Calloway Autumn Events in Los Angeles and London

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Recent MA CCI Student Ichtertz Scores Gig With Sundance Film Festival

Katie Ichtertz, who just finished the MA CCI programme last month, has passed on the word to Lost In CCI that she has been hired to work from November to February as the coordinator of the World Documentary and New Frontier categories for the world-famous Sundance Film Festival in Park City, Utah, in the United… Continue reading Recent MA CCI Student Ichtertz Scores Gig With Sundance Film Festival

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Andy Pratt has a new publication in Italian:

Andy Pratt has a new publication in Italian: 'La cultura e le politiche basate sulle industrie creative : connettere produzione e consumo' in F. Angeli (ed), Nuovi scenari per l'attrattività delle città e dei territori: dibattiti, progetti e strategie in contesti metropolitani mondiali. Details of the book can be accessed here. For those who do… Continue reading Andy Pratt has a new publication in Italian:

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A busy time for Dr. Ruth Adams…

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…

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UN/SIDA ‘Expert brainstorm’

In mid September, CMCI’s Professor Rosalind Gill took part in a prestigious United Nations/Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency ‘expert brainstorm’ to reflect on why there has been a lack of progress in achieving gender equality, fifteen years after the UN’s famous Beijing meeting, which felt so hopeful to many at the time. The focus of… Continue reading UN/SIDA ‘Expert brainstorm’

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“Duke Ellington’s America” Heads to the London Jazz Festival and Guildhall School

Duke Ellington's America, CMCI Lecturer Dr. Harvey G. Cohen's new book, now in its 2nd printing from the University of Chicago Press, will be the focus of two major free events in the next two months. First, on 27 October 2010 at 7:00PM, Cohen will be featured with the Guildhall Jazz Band and their leader/conductor… Continue reading “Duke Ellington’s America” Heads to the London Jazz Festival and Guildhall School

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Cultural economy and development

Andy gave a series of lectures for ILO/UNESCO/University of Torino on the creative economy and policy for MA in "World Heritage at Work"/”Cultural Projects for Development” 13-14th September. Andy is a visiting professor on this programme which attracts international students engaged in policy and practice work for conservation bodies, especially the World Heritage Organisation. The… Continue reading Cultural economy and development

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“Duke Ellington’s America” Airs Across America

CMCI Lecturer Dr. Harvey G. Cohen's new book Duke Ellington's America (University of Chicago Press), currently in its second printing, has been receiving attention lately on the airwaves in the United States, from coast to coast. This Friday, 20 August 2010, at 6PM London time, Cohen will be interviewed about his book on "Metro Connection,"… Continue reading “Duke Ellington’s America” Airs Across America

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Prof.Dr. Leilei Li

The Centre for Culture, Media and Creative Industries has been hosting the research visit of Prof.Dr. Leilei Li, College of Mass Communication, Shenzhen University (December 2009-July 2010). Sadly she has now returned to Shenzhen. Prof. Li has been working with Andy Pratt developing ideas about researching and teaching the cultural and creative industries. Amongst other… Continue reading Prof.Dr. Leilei Li

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Forever Jung

As Culture, Theory and History leads... the BBC follows! Dr Richard Howells' lecture on psycho-analytic theories of culture was followed this week by a Today programme item on Carl Jung and his recently published Red Book. You can read all about it at the Today programme site: http://news.bbc.co.uk/today/hi/today/newsid_8318000/8318707.stm But the item also explains why Jung… Continue reading Forever Jung

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Free Speech in the Universities

Centre Director Dr Richard Howells is among the academics and students contributing to the new “Free D” campaign funded by the Department for Innovation, Universities and Skills and supported by the National Union of Students, Universities UK and the Guardian. The campaign is intended to encourage students, academics, policy makers and members of the general… Continue reading Free Speech in the Universities

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King’s Up To 22nd In World University Rankings

King's College London has risen two places in the World University Rankings 2008, published by The Times Higher Education. This puts King's at an impressive 22nd place in the world, a rise of two places over 2007, and further establishing its position among the world's top 25 universities. Centre for Cultural, Media and Creative Industries… Continue reading King’s Up To 22nd In World University Rankings

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Lunch with Vivienne Westwood

Centre Director Dr Richard Howells has had the unusual pleasure of lunch with fashion doyenne Vivienne Westwood. They met at the annual convocation of the Royal College of Art, where Dame Vivienne had just received an honorary degree. The two found themselves sharing a table, and as the meal progressed the celebrated designer was particularly… Continue reading Lunch with Vivienne Westwood

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Hydrogen fuel cell-powered theatre

Photo: The Arcola Theatre, London, UK, Chiara Contrino A story about the first hydrogen fuel cell-powered theatre recently caught Lost in CCI's eye, from The Stage (via the Arts Journal): "North London’s Arcola Theatre has become the first venue to install an environmentally friendly hydrogen fuel cell to power the site. The 5kw fuel source,… Continue reading Hydrogen fuel cell-powered theatre

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Welcome to CCI

This week King's College London welcomed fifty new students to the MA CCI programme. Among them are graduates in Advertising, Anthropology, Fine Art, Art History, Biochemistry with Management, Business Administration, Cinema Studies & Comparative Literature, Communication and Media Studies, Design, Development Studies, Economics, English, History, Human Geography, Journalism, Law, Linguistics, Management, Marketing, Museum Studies, Music… Continue reading Welcome to CCI