The comedy of Sacha Baron Cohen’s “Ali G” formed the centerpiece of Dr Richard Howells’ guest seminar “Race, Identity and the Tricky Business of Being Funny About Either”, given to the Centre for Media Studies at the School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS), University of London. Dr Howells, our Reader in Culture, Media and… Continue reading Booyakasha?
Congratulations to CMCI's Dr Ricarda Vidal, who along with Maria-Jose Blanco from the Spanish department has been awarded a small grant from the Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC) to design a new Translation Game for the AHRC image gallery. The funding will allow them to work with 12 artists and a poet and commission… Continue reading Funding for Ricarda’s Translation Games
Dr Jo Enwtistle cordially invites members of the CMCI community to the opening reception of the Urban Lightscapes/Social Nightscapes exhibition taking place on Tuesday 27 January 2015, 7.30pm, in the LSE Atrium Gallery, London School of Economics. You can watch the Urban Lightscapes/Social Nightscapes teaser here: http://www.socialnightscapes.org The exhibition will run from 27 January until… Continue reading Blinded by the Light
Dr Richard Howells, our Reader in Culture, Media and Creative Industries, and author of Visual Culture recommends “Late Turner: Painting Set Free” at Tate Britain. He writes: “Turner is an artist whom people who ‘don’t know much about art’ will say they like if they are pressed for the name of an artist they remember.… Continue reading Last Chance to See….
We know that a lot of CMCI alumni keep in touch with us via the blog, so here’s news from Danyang Liu, who is currently working with fellow CMCI alumna Pinhui Yao at ARTouch Consulting, a UK-based company focusing on Sino-British art projects, especially theatre and exhibitions. Danyang reports that her project work so far… Continue reading Alumna News
Christina Scharff’s research on the classical music industry has been featured in the Guardian. Under the headline “Classical music in 2014 - still dominated by dead white men's music performed by living white men” journalist Tom Service cites Dr Scharff’s research and argues that “the classical music industry needs to change”. He particularly homes in… Continue reading Christina in the Guardian
Kings College London Principal Edward Byrne was present at the launch event for CMCI’s new “Experience Module” which is in turn part of our new MA degree course in Arts and Cultural Management. It’s a module delivered entirely outside of the classroom by eight of the university’s cultural partners. The Experience Module gives students the… Continue reading Our New Experience Module is Launched
Our first blog post of 2015 celebrates the publication of Dr Ricarda Vidal’s new book: Alternative Worlds: Blue-sky Thinking since 1900. This is an edited volume from Ricarda and Ingo Cornils, and it seeks to counteract the doom and gloom of the economic crisis and the politicians’ overused dictum that ‘there is no alternative’. It… Continue reading There IS an Alternative!
We are delighted to announce that CMCI has been rated number one for research power in our subject area across the whole of the UK. That is our headline fact from the national universities research audit (REF), the results of which were announced today (18 December). REF (“Research Excellent Framework”) takes place every five years,… Continue reading We Have the Power! CMCI Rated Number One
CMCI’s Dr Christina Scharff continues to be active disseminating her research beyond the college walls. Earlier this month she spoke at an event organised by London Music Masters and presented the findings from her current research on inequalities in the classical music profession. After her talk, Christina joined a panel of speakers including Simon Robey… Continue reading Classic Scharff
Dr Richard Howells, our Reader in Culture, Media and Creative Industries, appeared on national television talking about fake works of art available over the internet. The programme was BBC1s popular “Fake Britain”, which turned its attention to the art world –and especially the consumer end of it that operates on “popular internet auction sites”. Dr… Continue reading Faking It
The term may be over but the work carries on… Professor Anna Reading is flying off to Hong Kong and then on to Sydney as part of her role as honorary Visiting Professor at the Institute for Culture and Society at the University of Western Sydney. It’s the cumulation of a very busy semester for… Continue reading Anna Flies South
CMCI is delighted to welcome Danilo Rothberg from Brazil as a visiting professor to the department. He comes to us from the Communication and Media Studies programme at Sao Paulo State University, which is part of their Faculty of Architecture, Arts and Communication. Danilo is also the principal investigator of an interdisciplinary research project funded… Continue reading “Olá” to our Visting Professor
CMCI's Dr Richard Howells wrote the double-page culture feature in the week's Times Higher Education (out November 27th). It's a an article on the a forthcoming TV docudrama on the Christopher Jefferies/Joanna Yates controversy in which an eccentric, retired schoolmaster was arrested and falsely vilified for the murder of a Bristol-based landscape architect whose snow-covered… Continue reading The Lost Honour of Christopher Jefferies
King’s Asian CCI Research Society conducted their first self-organised event ‘Creative Spaces in Asia’ -and are celebrating a great success. The event attracted attendees from a variety of academic backgrounds and institutions and comprised student presentations made in an informal environment. Presentations were made by: Bin Zhang, Yu Zhao, Jieyun Yi, Sophie Chu, Tuchung Liu,… Continue reading King’s Asian Cultural and Creative Industries Research Society Success
The British country house continues to provide a fine example of contested culture – and to create a lot of interesting work for our CMCI expert, Dr Ruth Adams. Ruth explains that the continued popularity of country houses is evident both in the exponentially growing membership of the National Trust, and the very large viewing… Continue reading Dr Adams, Country Life, and the Counry House
CMCI lecturer Dr Bridget Conor can be heard on the Internet talking about her new book in an interview “all the way from London” on the American-based New Books Network. It’s called: Screenwriting: Creative Labour and Professional Practice (Routledge 2014), which we first announced in the CMCI Blog in April this year. The book analyses… Continue reading Bridget on the ‘Net
It’s been a busy autumn for CMCI senior lecturer Dr Jo Entwistle. Jo, who runs our PhD programme, has been dealing with light and fashion at two events in London. The first was a “Lighting the Local” event, which was in turn inspired by research by the “Configuring Light” team earlier this year. It looked… Continue reading Bright Ideas
Congratulations to CMCI lecturer Dr Ricarda Vidal on the publication of her book The Power of Death: Contemporary Reflections of Death in Western Society, which she has co-edited with Maria-Jose Blanco from the Spanish department. Our picture shows Ricarda’s joyfully-received advance copy. The book shows how the social and cultural changes of the last century… Continue reading Dead Pleased
I really do recommend going to see “Rembrandt: The Late Works” just along the street at the National Gallery. It’s a remarkable opportunity to see so many of Rembrandt’s late (and I believe best) pictures in one place at one time –gathered on loan from leading museums around the world. Highlights include some marvelous self-portraits… Continue reading Dr Howells Recommends…
On 28 October 2014, CMCI cultural historian Dr Harvey G Cohen appeared on the Radio 4 documentary "Dr Hepcat and the Hepcat's Dictionary," which focused on African American entertainer Cab Calloway's best-selling 1938 book "The Hepster's Dictionary," which delineated the Harlem slang of the 1920s and 1930s. Cohen commented on the struggles that famous black musicians… Continue reading Cohen Comments on Hip Lexicographer Calloway on Radio 4
Kudos to CMCI Senior Lecturer Dr Nick Wilson, who is having a carol he composed performed at The Children's Trust Christmas Concert at London’s Cadogan Hall. The concert is in aid of the trust, and is an annual event in which Nick has been taking part (as a singer) for the last few years. With… Continue reading I Can’t Believe It’s Not Rutter
CMCI’s Dr Christina Scharff has been extremely busy with not one but two classical music events. First was a conference “Classical Music: Critical Challenges”, the second in a series of debates on contemporary practice. The event, organised along with Anna Bull (Goldsmiths, University of London), featured speakers from Canada, the US and the United Kingdom,… Continue reading Critical Challenges in Classical Music
CMCI lecturer Dr Bridget Conor has won an AHRC network grant for a project 'Improving Cultural Work: Combating inequality and exclusion in the cultural and creative industries'. Along with Professor Kate Oakley from the University of Leeds, Bridget will be running six seminars over the course of the grant, the first of which will be… Continue reading Award for Dr Bridget Conor
Congratulations to current MA Arts and Cultural Management student Isabella Liu who gained 1st place as a student group finalist at the ENJOIA’T Contemporary Jewellery Award in Barcelona, on 10th October. Isabella tells us that ENJOIA'T is one of the most important prize awards for contemporary jewellery-making in South Europe, rewarding outstanding work in the… Continue reading CMCI Student Wins Jewellery Award in Barcelona
CMCI is making another big contribution to the KCL Arts and Humanities Festival this year: Nick Wilson is contributing to an event titled ‘53 Million Artists’ This will be a talk and workshop, introducing the 53 million artists project that seeks to promote cultural and artistic engagement by everyone, not just those already actively involved… Continue reading CMCI at the Arts and Humanities Festival
CMCI Doctoral student Nicole Ferdinand’s work on the future of carnivals has won the international attention of the National Carnival Commission Trinidad and Tobago. She was contracted as a Consultant Masquerade Engineer to write a report on Trinidad and Tobago's Masquerade Industry – and her report is largely based on her PhD work here at… Continue reading Nicole Ferdinand on the Future of Carnival
Congratulations to CMCI lecturer Dr Hye-Kyung Lee on the publication of hew new book on East Asian cultural policy. Her book, co-edited with Lorraine Kim, takes a detailed snapshot of past and current cultural policies in China, Japan, Singapore, South Korea and Taiwan. The editors interrogate the transforming dynamics between the state, arts and creative… Continue reading Hye-Kying Lee’s New Book on Cultural Policies in East Asia
CMCI’s Dr Ricarda Vidal invites you to join her and collaborator Pavle Ninkovic for a journey into the wonderful world of translation within fine arts and literature. They are staging a workshop called: “Far Within Us – A Translation Game in Art and Poetry”. They’ll begin by presenting the work produced in previous Translation Games events, such as translations from flash… Continue reading Coming up: Translation Games
CMCI lecturer Dr Ruth Adams is running an event on "The Destruction of the Country House" here at King’s on October 1st. Speakers include CMCI’s Dr Melissa Nisbett. The event marks the 40th anniversary of ‘The Destruction of the Country House’ at the Victoria & Albert Museum. This was a very influential exhibition that helped… Continue reading Bringing the House Down
Congratulations to CMCI postgraduate research student Jonathan Theodore who has been awarded his PhD. Jonathan came to us from Christ Church, Oxford, where in addition to gaining first class honours, he was very active in student journalism. His thesis title was: “The Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire as a Modern Cultural Myth”, which… Continue reading Congratuations, Dr Theodore!
On 19 August, CMCI cultural historian Dr Harvey G Cohen appeared on a live televised BBC News Channel segment, commenting on recent disturbing events that have unfolded since Michael Brown, an unarmed African American teenager, was shot dead recently with six bullets by a police officer in Ferguson, Missouri. Cohen was asked for possible reasons for the… Continue reading Cohen on the history behind recent events in Ferguson, MO
From a ‘random walks’ app to explain complex mathematics to a music video that acts as a therapeutic tool for people hearing voices, the Cultural Institute at King’s will be supporting eight academics from across King’s to develop new ideas as part of its Collaborative Innovation Scheme for Early Career Researchers, two of whom are… Continue reading Cultural Institute supports CMCI research ideas
If you were walking through the Chesham Building on the afternoon of Tuesday 15 July and happened to spy numerous bulky men dressed as U.S. Secret Service agents running up and down the outside staircases with their earpieces embedded and guns drawn, you were not dreaming. Luckily, they were just actors filming a scene from… Continue reading Don’t worry, everything is in control, despite appearances…
CMCI cultural historian Dr Harvey G Cohen spent most of the last week of June at perhaps the most enjoyable conference he has ever had the pleasure of attending: a conference celebrating the centenary of Charlie Chaplin's Little Tramp character, sponsored by the Cineteca Bologna in Bologna, Italy. The most famous Chaplin scholars attended and… Continue reading A WEEK OF THE TRAMP IN BOLOGNA
Dr Ricarda Vidal was recently one of the presenters at The Cultural Capital Exchange (TCCE) annual conference "Culture, Creativity and the Academy - building a new 'Grand Partnership'" which took place on 24 June at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama. Together with the poet Steven J Fowler she held a participatory workshop, "From Image… Continue reading Dr Ricarda Vidal at The Cultural Capital Exchange (TCCE) annual conference
Dr Ruth Adams has been on something of a conference whirlwind in recent weeks. First she went to Newcastle in early June for 'The Country House in Britain: 1914-2014'. This was a 'three-day interdisciplinary conference [… which] trace[d] the representation of the country house in British literature and film between 1914 and 2014. The conference… Continue reading Dr Ruth Adams’ whirlwind conference attendances
CMCI Senior Lecturer (elect) Harvey G Cohen will appear at the BFI Southbank on Monday 21 July at 8:30PM performing an illustrated lecture based on one of the chapters from his forthcoming book "The Great Depression Musicals and Hollywood's New Deal" (University of Chicago Press, late 2014 / early 2015). This event is produced in conjunction… Continue reading Singing, Dancing and CMCI Research at the BFI Southbank in July
We are delighted to announce that Dr Btihaj Ajana's recent book Governing Through Biometrics (Palgrave Macmillan, 2013) has been shortlisted for the Surveillance Studies Network Book Prize 2014. The shortlist is selected from all monographs on the subject of surveillance published in 2013, and the jury will announce the result later this year. The Surveillance & Society… Continue reading Btihaj Ajana’s recent book Governing Through Biometrics shortlisted for a book prize
Last month, CMCI cultural historian Harvey G. Cohen delivered the opening keynote lecture, entitled "Duke Ellington in American History," for the 2014 international Duke Ellington conference, held at the Amsterdam Conservatory of Music in the Netherlands. Much new and impressive research was premiered by scholars such as David Schiff and Walter van de Leur, and… Continue reading Dr Cohen delivers opening keynote lecture at Ellington international conference in Amsterdam
Keynote speakers: 12 June: Professor Lev Manovich, CUNY with a response from Dr David Berry, University of Sussex 13 June: Dr Mark Coté, King's College London Held on the 12 and 13 of June 2014, this multi-disciplinary International postgraduate conference seeks a broad array of perspectives that explore cultural representations, practices, and industries. The title… Continue reading Creating Cultures: Postgraduate conference in Culture, Media, and the Creative Industries, King’s College London
On 23 May, CMCI hosted the successful conference 'Classical music as contemporary socio-cultural practice: critical perspectives'. The conference was organised by CMCI's Christina Scharff and Anna Bull from Goldsmiths College London. Looking at a range of contemporary issues in classical music practice, the conference attracted a large audience, including academics, musicians and various cultural sector… Continue reading Successful conference on ‘Classical music as contemporary socio-cultural practice: critical perspectives’
CMCI's Head of Department, Professor Anna Reading was invited to Denmark earlier this week as part of a series of open talks on cultural memory developing research networks across Europe. Her first talk at Aahus University which was part of symposium on Memory in Europe examined The Material Migrations of Memory across borders and boundaries.… Continue reading Professor Reading speaks on Cultural Memory in Europe.
Dr Ruth Adams appeared on Sky News on Sunday 20 April 2014, to debate the issue of local authority art collections, and what should be done with them. A Sky News investigation had found that millions of pounds worth of art were lying unseen in council vaults, and there have been calls to sell these… Continue reading Debating the issue of local authority art collections
The recent event: "Salon Public on Cultural Consumption: From Research to Reality" took place on Monday 24 March and was hosted by the MA Cultural and Creative Industries student research group 'Culture, Governance and Cities'. Dr Tak Wing Chan (University of Oxford), Emma Keith (National Theatre) and Catherine Bunting (former Director of Research of Art… Continue reading Successful event on Cultural Consumption: From Research to Reality
Congratulations to CMCI’s Dr Bridget Conor on the publication of her new book Screenwriting: Creative Labor and Professional Practice (Routledge 2014). The book analyzes the histories, practices, identities and subjects which form and shape the daily working lives of screenwriters and Dr Conor considers the ways in which contemporary screenwriters navigate and make sense of… Continue reading New Book from CMCI’s Dr Bridget Conor
Readings in the Music Business, the new MA CCI module led by CMCI cultural historian Dr Harvey G Cohen, just finished its inaugural run this week. Over the 10-week semester, students read some of the best books concerning the history of the music industry released in recent years, covering an eclectic selection of music ranging… Continue reading Special surprise industry guests drop in on the Music Business seminar
If a certain pair of CMCI denizens look a little more haggard than usual, it's because they are currently recovering from jet-lag incurred while presenting papers at the Society of Cinema and Media Studies conference, probably the premiere annual academic event in Film & TV studies, in Seattle, WA last weekend. CMCI cultural historian Dr… Continue reading Cohen and Marghitu double-billed at SCMS Seattle Conference
Dr Ruth Adams contributes to Guardian article on the fate of youth subcultures in the 21st century. CMCI's D Ruth Adams was invited to contribute to the article by Alexis Petridis which was the G2 cover story on Friday 21 March 2014, part of the Guardian's series on 'Generation Y'. Asked for her opinion on… Continue reading Youth subcultures: what are they now?
CMCI’s Dr Wendy Burke is giving a lecture as part of Holocaust Awareness Week for the Stanley Burton Centre for Holocaust and Genocide Studies at the University of Leicester. It is titled: 'In the shadow of occupation: Absence and gradual remembrance within depictions of wartime Jewish persecution in Dutch films' and takes place on Wednesday… Continue reading Dr Burke Lectures at Holocaust Awareness Event
We are delighted to announce an upcoming event: Salon Public on Cultural Consumption: From Research to Reality. The event will take place on Monday 24 March and is hosted by the MA Cultural and Creative Industries student research group 'Culture, Governance and Cities'. Dr Tak Wing Chan (University of Oxford), Emma Keith (National Theatre) and Catherine Bunting (former… Continue reading Upcoming Event: Salon Public – Cultural Consumption: From Research to Reality
Translation Games, which is led by CMCI's Dr Ricarda Vidal and Jenny Chamarette (Queen Mary), recently held an event which was conceived specifically for the Special Edition series at the Saison Poetry Library, Southbank Centre. Ricarda and Jenny have chosen five poems from Antonio Claudio Carvalho’s concrete poetry magazine p.o.w.: Simon Barraclough’s “two sun spots”,… Continue reading Translation Games: P.O.W.
As the Theatre Company Headlong’s critically acclaimed adaptation of 1984 draws to a close after a national tour and successful run at the Almeida Theatre, a public symposium curated by Headlong and their King’s collaborators, including CMCI's Dr Btihaj Ajana, will come together to debate the presence of Big Brother in our lives today. The… Continue reading Upcoming symposium “1984 now”
This month, on American television and on the web, CMCI cultural historian Harvey G Cohen appears on the American History program on CSPAN, discussing the themes of his forthcoming book on the University of Chicago Press, The Great Depression Musicals and Hollywood's New Deal. As Cohen explains in his book and on the broadcast, this represented a… Continue reading Cohen expounds on 1930s Hollywood and politics on the CSPAN TV network
CMCI academics Dr Hye-Kyung Lee and Dr Richard Howells were guests at a “provocation” event on “The Future of the Arts: Are Cuts the Greatest Threat?” held at the British Library. The keynote speaker was the BBC’s Economics Editor Robert Peston, who argued that that had been a crucial “category error” in attempting to define… Continue reading “Category Error”
Dr Paolo Gerbaudo, lecturer in Digital Culture and Society (Department of Culture, Media & Creative Industries and Department of Digital Humanities), has been interviewed on BBC Radio 4 Analysis, for the 3 February 2014 episode titled The Philosophy of Russell Brand. Dr Gerbaudo has argued that the famous interview given by Russell Brand on Newsnight in… Continue reading Dr Paolo Gerbaudo speaks on ‘Anarcho-populism’
Former student David Wilby, a graduate from the MA Cultural and Creative Industries programme, assists Harrow Arts Centre as a representative to promote upcoming activities and offer advice to the programming team as a HAC Ambassador. The current season at HAC includes several events loosely based on the theme of Myth (not intended in the Barthesian sense).The… Continue reading MA CCI Graduate finds myths alive and kicking at Harrow Arts Centre
On 20 January 2014, CMCI's cultural historian Dr Harvey G Cohen hosted and co-produced a live event at King's College London sponsored by the Institute of North American Studies, focusing on the forthcoming book "Becoming Belafonte: Black Artist, Public Radical," by American Studies Professor Judith Smith from the University of Massachusetts at Boston. Professor Smith gave… Continue reading Uncovering Harry Belafonte’s Early Career and Political Activism
The Department of Culture, Media and Creative Industries and the Department of Digital Humanities are delighted to announce the launch of the new BA Digital Culture programme of study. A degree analyzing digital culture that covers the consequences and meaning of digitization and the internet in areas such as; social media, gaming, digital memory, economy,… Continue reading New BA Digital Culture programme of study
On Thursday 28 November 2013, at King's College London, the MA CCI Popular Culture and Representation Research Group put on their inaugural event, partly funded by CMCI's Student Society. The session, entitled "The Relevance of Cultural Festivals in the 21st Century," brought together entrepreneurs, curators and professionals from three different and original London festivals for an… Continue reading A CCI Research Group Explores the Current Status of Festival Production
This week marked the publication of Dr Nick Wilson’s new book The Art of Re-enchantment: Making Early Music in the Modern Age, by Oxford University Press. The book tells the remarkable and revolutionary story of the British early music movement (1960s to the present), which has quite literally changed the way we hear music. While… Continue reading The Art of Re-enchantment
For the fourth time in the last six years, CMCI cultural historian Dr Harvey G Cohen participated in the London Jazz Festival. On Saturday evening 23 November 2013 he spoke on a panel as part of a series of all-day events entitled "Essentially Ellington" at the Southbank Centre on the South Bank. Dr Cohen was joined… Continue reading Cohen again guests at the London Jazz Festival
Dr Btihaj Ajana recently ran the workshop “Curating (in) the Gulf” as part of her Creative Futures project on the dynamics of cultural and museum developments in the Gulf region. The event, which brought together several King's College London academics and cultural practitioners from UK art institutions, explored questions of transnationalism, orality and audiences in… Continue reading Curating (in) the Gulf workshop
CMCI is delighted to announce the new MA Programme on offer: MA Arts & Cultural Management. Delivered from one of the world’s cultural capitals, this MA is designed to meet the complex needs of today’s arts and cultural manager. With its distinctive mix of theoretical, practical, and arts-based knowledge and skills development, you will learn how… Continue reading MA Arts & Cultural Management
The ‘Configuring Light/Staging the Social’ project led by Dr Don Slater (London School of Economics) and Dr Joanne Entwistle (CMCI, King’s College London) has received ESRC funding for a three year international seminar series on light as material culture, bringing together an interdisciplinary group of practitioners and academics to discuss a wide range of issues… Continue reading ‘Configuring Light/Staging the Social’ ESRC funded project launch
On 23-25 September 2013, the Notting Hill Carnival community met to plan for future of the Notting Hill Carnival. In a series of half-day workshops organisers, attendees and representatives from a range of public and private sector organisations engaged in the process of scenario planning, with a view to crafting multiple future scenarios for the… Continue reading Carnival Futures: Notting Hill Carnival 2020 is launched!
CMCI's Dr Roberta Comunian recently presented the paper “Creative graduates: challenges and career opportunities in the creative economy’ at a two symposium entitled “To teach or not to teach. Questioning the Art School” that took place on 7 and 8 November 2013 at the Royal Academy of Fine Arts in Antwerp, Belgium. The symposium was… Continue reading ‘Creative graduates: challenges and career opportunities in the creative economy’
Are you only seeing red? Asked Professor Anna Reading, Head of the Department of Culture, Media and Creative Industries, to a public audience of around 350 at the Museum of Art (MASP) in Sao Paulo on 17 October. ‘Then by the end of this talk, I hope you will see green instead’. Her talk examined… Continue reading From iCloud to Upturned Planet
This coming weekend, CMCI cultural historian Dr Harvey G. Cohen will be performing four 15-minute mini-lectures as part of the Southbank Centre's year-long The Rest Is Noise festival, based on Alex Ross' landmark "The Rest is Noise" book about the history of 20th century music and the political and cultural currents that shaped it. Alert readers… Continue reading Cohen on 1960s and 1970s Music and History at Southbank Centre
Dr Btihaj Ajana has been writing about the current debate on immigration. Immigration is a hot topic at the moment. Over the last few months, the UK Home Office has been running a series of controversial schemes including the immigration arrest adverts, immigration spot-checks targeting ethnic populations in London, and most recently the ordering of gay… Continue reading Dr Btihaj Ajana writes on the current debate on immigration.
Paul Sweetman and Roberta Comunian recently attended the 2nd European Colloquium on Culture, Creativity and Economy in Berlin on 10-11 October 2013. As well as contributing to panel discussions on Working with Creativity and Planning for Creativity respectively, Paul presented a paper on Processes of Consecration and Transubstantiation in Art Openings and Installations, and Roberta presented one on “Festivals… Continue reading CMCI staff attend 2nd European Colloquium on Culture, Creativity and Economy in Berlin
Dr Ruth Adams had a busy day on Friday 27 September. As well as participating in the induction week activities for the new students on the MA Cultural and Creative Industries, she appeared on Sky News, Channel 5 News, and Channel 5's current affairs discussion programme NewsTalk Live. She was asked to comment on the… Continue reading Dr Ruth Adams comments on the National Trust’s controversial opening of the Big Brother House
Ruth Adams contributed to an article in the free paper the Metro (7 October 2013), which examined the continuing prevalence of snobbery in British society. The article quoted (although not entirely accurately!) some of Ruth's views on the relation between money, class and taste, and the social and historical background for this. You can read the… Continue reading Ruth Adams contributes to article in Metro
Dr Christina Scharff successfully competed for the ESRC’s prestigious Future Research Leaders Grant. The scheme enables outstanding early-career social scientists, in partnership with their host organisation, to acquire the skills set to become the future world leaders in their field. The £100,000 grant ‘Young, female and entrepreneurial? Exploring the working lives of young women in… Continue reading Dr Christina Scharff wins ESRC Future Research
Our new MA Cultural & Creative Industries students have received a warm welcome to the CMCI Department during Induction Week. The full induction schedule is available in the departmental student handbook. As part of the "Getting to know you" activities, students got the chance to be creative with spaghetti!
The Soca News has reported on the recent 'Carnival Futures: Notting Hill Carnival 2020' event run by Nicole Ferdinand, PhD Student in the Department of Culture, Media and Creative Industries at King's College London. "A new initiative, 'Carnival Futures: Notting Hill Carnival 2020', has recently been designed to engage the Caribbean Community in a collaborative research project… Continue reading ‘Carnival Futures: Notting Hill Carnival 2020’
The “Digital Double app”, the first fruit of current collaboration between Btihaj Ajana and Headlong Theatre on their new adaptation of Orwell’s ‘1984’, is now up and running. This free-to-use app enables audiences to explore their digital identity profiles and discover how to prevent being watched at every turn. The app also includes filmed interviews… Continue reading Dr Btihaj Ajana collaborating with the theatre company Headlong on their new adaptation of George Orwell’s 1984
We are pleased to congratulate Dr Joanne Entwistle on the news that she is part of a project that has just been successfully awarded a prestigious network grant from the ESRC. Principal investigator Dr Don Slater (Reader in Sociology, London School of Economics) and Dr Joanne Entwistle (Senior Lecturer, Culture, Media and Creative Industries, King's College… Continue reading Grant Success for CMCI’s Dr Joanne Entwistle: Configuring Light
Restitution is impossible’ was the provocative title of a recent keynote lecture by Professor Anna Reading at an international conference on Memory and Restitution at the University of Westminster in July 2013. The lecture addressed the different ways in which memories of atrocity, genocide and traumatic personal events are mediated though tribunals, trials, state apologies, the repatriation… Continue reading Professor Anna Reading gives keynote lecture entitled ‘Restitution is impossible’
Last week Dr Ruth Adams travelled to Oxford to attend a conference entitled 'Whiteness: Exploring Critical Issues', which was organised by Inter-Disciplinary.Net and held at Harris Manchester College from 22-24 July 2013. Since the publication of King's College London's Professor of Film Studies Richard Dyer’s seminal study White in 1997, academics have increasingly turned critical… Continue reading Dr Ruth Adams attends conference on ‘Whiteness: Exploring Critical Issues’
We are delighted to report that CMCI postgraduate research student Milena Kozic was recntly awarded her PhD with no corrections. Milena was supervised by Professor Rosalind Gill and Dr Louise Lee now at Roehampton University. Her thesis was entitled "Notes about Nothing: Seinfeld and the Affect Machine". Her examiners agreed that it was a dazzling… Continue reading Congratulations to Dr Kozic
Ruth Adams recently gave two quite contrasting conference papers, which both focused on how English national identity is expressed through popular music. The first paper was called ‘“God Save the Queen” – The Sex Pistols: Traitors or Improbable Patriots?’ and examined the unlikely but on-going relationship between the most notorious of British punk bands and the… Continue reading Ruth Adams: English national identity expressed through popular music
Twelve King’s students set out their responses to questions facing the cultural sector in last week’s final of King’s Cultural Challenge, competing to win one of four paid internships with the V&A, Southbank Centre, the Royal Shakespeare Company and the Royal Opera House. The finalists pitched innovative responses to urgent, real-world questions identified by the… Continue reading MA CCI students win paid Internships at King’s Cultural Challenge final
Professor Andy Pratt is pleased to report the publication today of a special issue of the international peer review journal Cities that he co-edited on the topic of the cultural economy and the recession. This is the first such study to be published. Here are some points from the introduction. Andy co-edited the special issue… Continue reading The cultural economy, creative cities and the recession
Annual CMCI PhD Conference: Culture and Power 11 June 2013, Strand Campus, King's College London How is power negotiated in everyday cultural encounters? How are power relations in the cultural industries manifested? This one-day departmental conference for gradate students in the department of CMCI seeks to explore some of the tensions within the wide, overarching… Continue reading CMCI PhD Conference 11 June 2013
CMCI are delighted to announce that we have successfully secured two ESRC scholarships for Ulrike Chouguley (to work with Professor Andy Pratt) and Aofie Sadlier (to work with Dr Paul Sweetman). Both have accepted and will start this autumn. We look forward to welcoming them to the Department and pass on Congratulations for their success… Continue reading CMCI pleased to announce two ESRC scholarships
Professor Andy Pratt has a new article published today, entitled ‘“… the point is to change it” Critical realism and human geography.’ The paper discusses issues of philosophy and explanation, picking up themes discussed in Cox’s (2013) ‘Notes on a brief encounter: critical realism, historical materialism and human geography’. It argues that perhaps the encounter… Continue reading The point is to change it….
Dr Bridget Conor was recently interviewed for Brazilian newspaper Valor Economico by journalist and current MA CCI student Ana Paula de Sousa. In the interview Bridget and Ana Paula discussed the rise of creative labour theory and discourses of the new creative economy in Brazil. They also spoke about Bridget's screenwriting and film production research… Continue reading Dr Bridget Conor interviewed for Brazilian newspaper Valor Economico
This week (Tuesday 14 May) Dr Ruth Adams was the first act up at a cultural industries event with a difference. Museums Showoff is an open mic night in a pub, at which ten speakers (predominantly museum professionals) give short, 9 minute talks showcasing their work, and sharing their enthusiasms with a like-minded audience. The… Continue reading Ruth Adams takes parts in Museums Showoff
Profesor Andy Pratt gave a talk to creative practitioners on 30 April at The Culture Capital Exchange conference Research, Creativity and Business 2: Making the Extraordinary which took place at CASS Business School, City University. Andy spoke in a session on Cultures of creativity and innovation reporting on work associated with the project for the… Continue reading Creative knowledge exchange
Elisabeth Kelan (Department of Management) and Rosalind Gill (Department of Culture, Media and Creative Industries) have been successful in obtaining another Collaborative Studentship from the ESRC, to explore gender inequalities in work and organisations. The studentship, currently being advertised and with a start date of September 2013, is supported by ACCA and ESRC’s KISS-DTC (the… Continue reading ESRC Collaborative Studentship available
The Department of Culture, Media and Creative Industries' Professor of Social and Cultural Analysis Rosalind Gill will be speaking at Manchester Business School on 5 June 2013, as part of a day conference concerned with the position of women in academia. Her talk will draw on her much-read article on the ‘hidden injuries’ of the neoliberal University, and a… Continue reading Unequal Academia?
Future Sex? CMCI's Professor of Social and Cultural Analysis Rosalind Gill was a plenary speaker at the Future Sex conference held at UEL’s Docklands campus recently. Professor Gill spoke about her forthcoming book, co-authored by Meg Barker (Open University) and CMCI’s Dr Laura Harvey, on Mediated Intimacy: Sex Advice in Media Culture. Professor Gill also recorded a podcast… Continue reading CMCI’s Professor Rosalind Gill attends the Future Sex conference
CMCI's Dr Harvey G Cohen appeared this week on BBC Radio 2 as part of a new documentary entitled "Jazz at the Movies," hosted by British jazz performer Jamie Cullum. Drawing from material from his book Duke Ellington's America (University of Chicago Press), Cohen discussed how, during the 1930s, Duke Ellington and his Orchestra were… Continue reading BBC Radio 2 features Cohen on jazz and film
Professor Andy Pratt attended the launch of an important report yesterday on 23 April 2013 at NESTA. The Manifesto for the creative economy seeks to re-energise what has become a rather moribund topic in UK government circles. It contains a 10 point plan for action : http://www.nesta.org.uk/home1/assets/features/a_manifesto_for_the_creative_economy The report follows on from NESTA’s Staying Ahead… Continue reading Manifesto for the creative economy; Arts Policy rebooted
Professor Andy Pratt recently gave a paper at a conference of the American Association of Geographers in Los Angeles. Andy was participating in a panel on knowledge exchange in the creative economy, with colleagues from Canada, Germany and the US. Andy was reporting on work that is related to the AHRC Creative Works London project,… Continue reading Creative Works, Knowledge and Locality
A recent report (see http://creativeconomy.britishcouncil.org/Policy_Development/news/programme-refresh-americas/) from the The British Council’s Creative Economy newsletter is on the reshaping of its programme in the Americas, after delivering successful projects in the region for over a decade. Last month, a diverse steering group from the Americas and the UK met in Medellin – recently voted the world’s most… Continue reading British Council, CMCI and the Americas
Professor Andy Pratt has a chapter in a book to accompany a series of events at the prestigious Akademie der Kunst in Berlin. It was curated, and edited, by internationally renowned architect and architectural writer Wilfred Wang who is based at the University of Texas, Austin. This publication draws on Andy’s lecture delivered in Berlin last year.… Continue reading “The cultural and creative industries: new engines for the city?”
Dr Ruth Adams recently appeared on the BBC Radio 4 programme Thinking Allowed on Wednesday 17 April. She was invited on to talk about her recently published paper, 'The V&A, "The Destruction of the Country House", and the Creation of English Heritage'. Ruth discussed the emotional and political impact of a notorious exhibition staged at… Continue reading Dr Ruth Adams takes part in Thinking Allowed
We are delighted to report that CMCI postgraduate research student Anna Watts has now been awarded her PhD. Anna's thesis uses a feminist discourse analytic approach to explore informal mediated sex education in Poland. Well done, Anna – your Supervisor Professor Rosalind Gill and everyone at CMCI would like to congratulate you! Dr Watts writes: The discourses of the new… Continue reading Congratulations to Dr Watts
CMCI made a good showing at 'The Tablet Symposium', an event hosted by the Centre for Material Digital Culture at the University of Sussex on Wednesday 10 April. Dr Ruth Adams and research student Jeremy Matthew appeared together on a panel which focused on the ubiquity of mobile communication devices in contemporary culture and society.… Continue reading CMCI made a good showing at ‘The Tablet Symposium’
On Wednesday 3 April, Dr Ruth Adams made an appearance on the BBC Radio programme, 'Good Evening Wales'. She was asked, alongside Turner Prize winning artist Grayson Perry, to comment on new research on social class in Britain, published this week. The data came from the largest study of class in the UK to date,… Continue reading Ruth Adams comments on new research on social class in Britain
We are delighted to announce that Nicole Ferdinand, PhD student in the Department of Culture, Media and Creative Industries has been awarded a research grant from the King’s Cultural Institute for a research project entitled 'Carnival Futures: Notting Hill Carnival 2020'. This project follows on from a symposium held last year which explored the contributions… Continue reading Carnival Futures: Notting Hill Carnival 2020
Research on the politics of heritage by Dr Ruth Adams has just been published in the journal museum and society. Her article, entitled 'The V&A, The Destruction of the Country House and the Creation of ‘English Heritage’' considers the role played by the Victoria & Albert Museum in the political activities and increasing prominence of… Continue reading ‘The V&A, The Destruction of the Country House and the Creation of ‘English Heritage’’
Dr Ruth Adams recently gave a paper at a symposium at the University of Derby on Monday 25 March 2013. The title of the event was 'Nationalism, Identity and Belief', and the topic of Ruth's presentation was 'Subcultures and National Identity: The Sex Pistols and "English Heritage".' The paper examined the use of English history and… Continue reading ‘Subcultures and National Identity: The Sex Pistols and “English Heritage”‘.
The Association of Urban Creativity, in association with City, Culture and Society, King’s College London, announce the second annual conference. It will take place on Friday 31 May 31st and Saturday 1 June 2013. The theme is New directions for research on Cities, Spaces and Societies. The objective of this conference is to look to… Continue reading New directions for research on Cities, Spaces and Societies Conference 31 May – 1 June 2013
Dr Roberta Comunian, Department of Culture, Media and Creative Industries, is co-organising the Creative Regions Summer School 2013, hosted by Cardiff School of Management at Cardiff Metropolitan University during the week of 24 -28 June 2013. The Creative Regions Summer School is an exciting week of intense learning for postgraduate students, practitioners and policy makers… Continue reading Creative Regions Summer School 2013
CMCI's own Dr Harvey G Cohen starts a series of 2013 public speaking events this weekend, contributing to the "Rest Is Noise" festival going on throughout the year at the Southbank Centre in London. As part of a weekend programme focusing on the United States, Cohen will give short lectures about the significance of Charles Chaplin… Continue reading Numerous public events for Cohen in next 3 months, including 3 sessions about his next book
Professor Andy Pratt was invited to speak at a special meeting of those engaging in creative industries policy making in the Americas. The meeting took place in Medellin, Colombia (12-15 March 2013). The British Council’s Creative Economy team is re-developing its programme in the Americas, after delivering successful projects in the region for over a… Continue reading Creative Economy Strategic Alliance (Americas) Meeting : Colombia, Medellin with the British Council
Professor Andy Pratt was in Milan on 5-6 March giving a lecture and a seminar. Andy has a number of contacts in Italy, as previous posts indicate - Florence and Turin. On the evening of 5 March he was giving the second Paolo Fresco Lecture at Università Bocconi. Bocconi is a prestigious private University and the… Continue reading Athena’s Mirror: Culture, Creativitiy, Cities, Contradictions
A new book from Dr Tim Jordan, Digital Humanities and Culture, Media and Creatie Industries, analyses whether fundamental forms of communication have changed with the rise of the internet. The book compares a case study of 19th century letters with a case study of 21st century online gaming to argue the internet has made a… Continue reading Communication and the Internet: new book by Dr Tim Jordan
Last week Dr Ruth Adams gave a paper at a conference held at an unusual and extraordinary venue. Strawberry Hill House is an 18th century Gothic revival mansion in South West London, built by the writer and politician Horace Walpole. This was a fitting site given the theme of the conference, 'Gothic: Culture, subculture, counterculture',… Continue reading Dr Ruth Adams appears at ‘Gothic: Culture, subculture, counterculture’ conference.
Despite persisting gender inequalities in contemporary European societies, women may still reject feminism because they tend to associate it with ‘man-hatred, lesbianism and unfeminine women’ says Dr Christina Scharff, lecturer in the Department of Culture, Media and Creative Industries. Women may also view feminism as ‘no longer necessary’ to modern life, says Dr Scharff, in… Continue reading Young women may reject feminism says Dr Christina Scharff in ESRC funded research
The Department of CMCI's own Dr. Harvey G. Cohen reports that Katie Ichtertz, one of the top students in the 2009-2010 MA CCI cohort, has been making a name for herself at top American cultural institutions during the last few years. This month, she started her second annual term as the company manager for the… Continue reading MA CCI Alumna Katie Ichtertz makes the U.S. Festival rounds
Professor Andy Pratt has a new publication published (in English) in the German journal Die Erde. It is concerned with questions of governance and the cultural and creative industries. Abstract: The cultural and creative industries have a distinct geography, one that is dynamic, and that it has until recently been poorly documented and under explained… Continue reading New publications for Professor Andy Pratt: for German and Spanish audiences
Professor Andy Pratt has had a busy couple of weeks flying back and forth to Europe between lectures and seminars at King's College London. On 7 February 2013 he gave a series of lectures for the Hertie School of Governance in Berlin http://www.hertie-school.org/ Located in Friedricstrasse (near Checkpoint Charlie) it is Germany’s leading professional school… Continue reading Andy Pratt talks to future policy makers and cultural practitioners in Berlin and Turin
Dear all, I am Erica Payet and was a CCI student last year (2011-2012). Last March, I suddenly was victim of an unexpected cardiac arrest while jogging, even though I have no history of cardiac problem. They did not find why it happened. I would like to spread the message that this can happen to… Continue reading Raising cardiac arrest awareness
CMCI is proud to have one of the largest and most international student intakes in the whole of King’s College London, annually CMCI is glad to welcome students from more than 30 counties on our MA and PhD programmes. CMCI also has a diverse academic staff hailing from a number of countries; teaching and research… Continue reading CMCI’s International profile: Japan
On 17 December 2012, CMCI's own Dr Harvey G Cohen appeared on "The Hub," a daily program on BBC World News TV, speaking about American gun culture and history in the wake of the shocking Newtown school massacre which claimed the lives of 27, mostly very young children. Cohen pointed out that while the 1789… Continue reading Cohen comments on gun history and culture in America live on BBC TV
On Saturday 24 November 2012, Dr Ruth Adams presented a paper at the British Monarchy on Screen conference, held at Senate House, University of London. Ruth's paper was entitled 'The Queen on the Big Screen(s) - Outdoor Screens and Public Congregations', and examined the relatively recent trend of live relays of royal events, such as… Continue reading The Queen on the Big Screen(s) – Outdoor Screens and Public Congregations
Dr Bridget Conor was interviewed recently by Professor Toby Miller from City University London for Toby's Cultural Studies podcast. The podcasts involve discussions with cultural studies researchers, artists and activists about culture and the media. As Toby puts it, Bridget "shows no mercy" in their discussion about screenwriting, creativity and gender. You can listen to… Continue reading Dr Bridget Conor podcast on screenwriting, creativity and gender
Nicole Ferdinand, PhD Candidate in the Department of Culture, Media and Creative Industries recently hosted a one-day symposium on the Entrepreneurial Legacies of the Notting Carnival on 25 October 2012. The day included a key note from Dr. Suzanne Burke from the University of the West Indies, St. Augustine, presentations from a mix of academics… Continue reading Carnival comes to CMCI: Entrepreneurial legacies of the Notting Carnival symposium
The Department of Culture, Media and Creative Industries' Dr Joanne Entwistle has just published a new book. Fashioning Models: Image, Text and Industry edited by Joanne Entwistle and Elizabeth Wissinger (Berg, Oxford). The fashion model's hold on popular consciousness is undeniable. How did models emerge as such powerful icons in modern consumer culture? This volume… Continue reading New staff publication: “Fashioning Models: Image, Text, Industry”
Professor Andy Pratt has just finished acting as guest editor of a special issue of the international journal Cities. The special issue is about creative cities, and how they have fared in the recent recession. The special issue comprises a series of papers that survey cities internationally. This is the first such international survey of… Continue reading More recession, more culture
Professor Andy Pratt has a new publication out today entitled "Factory, Studio, Loft: there goes the neighbourhood?" Pp. 25-31 in City as loft: Adaptive reuse as a resource for sustainable development, edited by M. Baum and K. Christiaanse ( Zurich: gta Verlag). A copy of the paper is available for free download here: http://www.andycpratt.info/andy_c_pratt/Research_Writing__Downloads_files/Pratt%20ed%20final.pdf The… Continue reading City as Loft
Andy Pratt gave a keynote paper at the Regional Studies Association international winter conference in London on Nov 23rd. The theme was Territorial Development Strategies in the Age of Austerity.
Professor Andy Pratt had a busy three days in Florence recently (9-11 November 2012). First he gave a seminar in the Postgraduate programme in economics and management of cultural goods and museums at the University of Florence. Andy talked about creative cities and policy making, and its problems. Andy was invited by Prof Luciana Lazzeretti who… Continue reading Creative Industries and Policy in Florence, Italy
Professor Andy Pratt was very pleased to attend a recent lecture at the LSE on 24 October 2012, given by one of his former PhD students: Christian Parenti. Andy supervised Christian’s PhD on crime control and urban governance in San Francisco in the late 1990s. A few years later Christian widened his focus somewhat and wrote a… Continue reading Tropic of Chaos: Climate Change and the New Geography of Violence
Professor Andy Pratt was an invited panellist at a high-level summit on “Innovative Districts” the event was a unique initiative of McGill University and École de Technologie Supérieure (ÉTS), in partnership with the City of Montreal. These three bodies are working together to redevelop a district of Montreal as a world leading innovation district. Andy… Continue reading Professor Andy Pratt attends Montreal Summit on Innovation
The Department of Culture, Media and Creative Industries' Dr Roberta Comunian and Professor Andy Pratt recently took part in a seminar on Cultural Evidence at London Metropolitan University’s Cities Institute on 7 November. They discussed, along with other experts, the challenge of compiling trustworthy and meaningful evidence on the cultural and creative sectors. The seminar… Continue reading CMCI staff attend Cultural Evidence Seminar
CMCI's Dr Richard Howells talks about his latest publication: Outrage: Art ,Controversy and Society on a podcast organised by the King's College London Press and PR department. It's at: http://www.kcl.ac.uk/newsevents/Podcasts.aspx The full details of the book are: Richard Howells, Andreea Deciu Ritivoi and Judith Schachter, editors, Outrage: Art, Controversy and Society, London and New York: Palgrave… Continue reading Outrage: The Podcast
On 19 October 2012, Dr Ruth Adams gave a paper at a conference entitled 'Theatre Plays on British Television' at the University of Westminster. The conference was organised by the AHRC-funded project Screen Plays, and tackled issues and topics within the broad area of theatre plays on British television from 1930 to the present. Ruth's paper… Continue reading Staff appearance at ‘Theatre Plays on British Television’ conference
Reviews from academic publications are still coming in for CMCI's own Dr Harvey G. Cohen for his book Duke Ellington's America (University of Chicago Press, 2010), already named one of the best books of the year by the Washington Post and a cover story in the Times Literary Supplement, as well as featured numerous times on the BBC and… Continue reading “Duke Ellington’s America” in “American Music”
Professors Ros Gill and Andy Pratt recently attended the formal launch of Creative Works London (CWL), the AHRC funded creative economy hub. In a major initiative AHRC is funding four hubs in the UK to the tune of £20m over a four year period; the objective is to explore and enhance knowledge exchange in the… Continue reading Creative Works London
Professor Andy Pratt has been commissioned by the Caribbean and Latin American Authors’ Rights Society (CERLALC) to write a series of articles about the cultural and creative industries. The series of six papers, which are being published monthly over the next 6 months on the CERLALC cultural observatory web pages (in Spanish) cover a range… Continue reading Authors’ rights in South America
Dr Bridget Conor has recently been appointed to a working group titled: ‘Evaluating Creative Production in Digital Environments’. The working group is funded by the Digital Media and Learning Research Hub (http://dmlcentral.net) based at the University of California Irvine and is supported by the MacArthur Foundation. It is led by Cecilia Suhr, based at Miami… Continue reading Dr Bridget Conor has recently been appointed to a working group titled: ‘Evaluating Creative Production in Digital Environments’
Dr Bridget Conor is an invited speaker at the University of Copenhagen next week, speaking at the conference: ‘Teaching Media Studies’ alongside Amanda Lotz from the University of Michigan. Bridget will speak about creative labour teaching and pedagogy. In November she will be at Masaryk University in the Czech Republic, as an invited speaker and… Continue reading Dr Bridget Conor will be busy in the next month, disseminating her research in Europe.
Dr Roberta Comunian has been invited to speak at the International Seminar 'Cultural Quarters: Experiences and Challenges' taking place at the municipality of Santo Tirso in Portugal between the 25 and 27 October 2012. The Municipality of Santo Tirso has led a large process of regeneration in the city, using the available urban policy instruments… Continue reading Staff appearance at ‘Cultural Quarters: Experiences and Challenges’
In her other life she has just launched two catalogues (that she co-edited) to accompany recent curatorial projects she has worked on with Art on the Underground. The launch took place at the Whitechapel Art Gallery on 3 October. Art on the Underground, in association with Black Dog Publishing, are delighted to announce the launch of two… Continue reading Welcome to Charlotte Bonham-Carter one of our new a new PhD students in CMCI !
Despite the recession and what is an incredibly competitive job market, CMCI doctoral students are enjoying considerable success in employment, many of them securing good jobs shortly after graduation. Former students of the Department are now employed across the world in leading academic institutions such as University of East Anglia, Norwich Business School, London, African… Continue reading Good news on the job front for former CMCI PhD students!
David Wilby, a former graduate and alumni member of the Cultural & Creative Industries MA at King’s has been working tirelessly since February this year on a project with Harrow Arts Centre as a HAC Ambassador. The scheme brings together local people, community representatives and arts professionals from Harrow and the surrounding area to help… Continue reading CCI graduate artfully lands successful ambassadorial job
Last month, CMCI's own Dr Harvey G Cohen premiered material from his upcoming book "Footlight Parade and Hollywood's New Deal," at the Historians of the Twentieth-Century annual conference in Middleberg, in the Netherlands. Reception was very positive, and based on the presentation, Cohen received an invitation to present material from the book at a conference on… Continue reading Cohen premieres new book material at HOTCUS conference
Dr Christina Scharff has had a busy June and became well acquainted with British Airways’ in flight entertainment programme. Ana Sofia Elias, Laura Harvey and Dr Scharff presented at the 7th International Gender and Language Association Conference in Brazil (see http://lostincci.wordpress.com/2012/07/12/cmci-goes-to-brazil-or-at-least-some-of-us-cmci-attendance-at-the-international-gender-and-language-association-conference/). Then Christina flew to Boston (via London – therefore the familiarity with the in flight entertainment)… Continue reading Dr Christina Scharff attends conference of the Society for the Advancement of Socio-Economics
CMCI’s Dr Christina Scharff recently spoke at the 7th International Gender and Language Association Conference at the Universidade do Vale dos Sinos (UNISINOS), Sao Leopoldo, Brazil. The conference offered three full days with plenty of opportunities to share ideas in the fields of language, gender, and sexuality. Dr Scharff and doctoral students Ana Sofia Elias… Continue reading CMCI goes to Brazil – or at least some of us… CMCI attendance at the International Gender and Language Association Conference
Professor Andy Pratt was invited to the Houses of Parliament today (10 July) to join a group of experts who were briefing MPs from the Labour Party’s front bench team on a strategy document that is being produced ‘ A Vision for Jobs and Growth in the Creative Industries’. This is part of the on-going… Continue reading CMCI making an impact
Professor Andy Pratt is on the board of a new research network, the Association for Urban Creativity (AUC). This network is associated with the journal Cities, Culture and Society (Andy is a member of the editorial board of CSS). The AUC and CSS has been driven by the initiative by Professor Masayuki Sasaki from Osaka… Continue reading Andy en Paris: First meeting of Association for Urban Creativity
Professor Andy Pratt was in Berlin this week (4 July) promoting CMCI’s international reputation. He gave a lecture on the changing role of culture, and its new (and old) role in the transformation of cities. Two responses were provided; first by Professor Ricky Burdett, Director of LSE Cities, who was Chief Adviser on Architecture and… Continue reading Gespräche zu Kultur und Stadt: Kultur als Impuls
CMCI was represented by Professor Andy Pratt at the Creative Industries: Design for innovation conference on 27 June in Westminster. The event was live streamed by Policy Review TV; it was sponsored by Design Business Association, Creative and Cultural Skills, Creative Skillset, and Ukaidia. Andy spoke on a panel 'Quality- what shall we teach them?'… Continue reading “Educating people for jobs that have not been invented yet” : The creative industries and the future of higher education
June 21 is the longest day of the year, and it seemed that way for Professor Andy Pratt. He began first thing in the morning doing a keynote presentation for ‘Open house world wide conference: Smarter cities, smarter thinking’. Open House is the organisation of 21 world cities that organise ‘Open House’ weekends that allow… Continue reading The Longest Day