RCC Programme

All days take place at Senate House, London

Monday 14th July 2014 | Public Practices

How can we work in public and toward an ‘engaged academia’? How does the proliferation of open publication and dissemination platforms affect methodological approaches to researching contemporary culture? What is the relationship between academia and activism in the contemporary field? How can critical theories of new media support studies of contemporary culture?

09.30 Registration/welcome

10-11 Morning Presentation (room 103)
Clare Birchall (King’s College London/Liquid Books) and Gary Hall (Coventry University/Liquid Books)

11-11.30 Coffee (room 102)

11.30-13 Library Workshop
Colin Homiski (ULL): Digital Archaeology of Grey Knowledge: New Research Methodologies for the Digital Humanities

13-14 Lunch (room 102)

14-16.30 Workshop (room 103)
Workshop on “Engaged Academia,” facilitated by Agnes Woolley (University of Lincoln)

16.30-17 Coffee (room 102)

17-18 Evening Presentation (Senate Room)
Jeremy Gilbert (University of East London)

18.00 Drinks (Jessel Room)

 

Tuesday 15th July 2014 | Archiving Now

How do we begin to define a contemporary culture studies, or practice? How do we set about compiling archives of the now? What is the role of the institutions already archiving and disseminating this culture? How do we work with institutions effectively?

09.30 Registration/welcome

10-11 Morning Presentation (room 103)
Roger Luckhurst (Birkbeck)

11-11.30 Coffee (room 102)

11.30-13 Library Workshop
Colin Homiski (ULL): Digital Archaeology of Grey Knowledge: New Research Methodologies for the Digital Humanities

13-14 Lunch (room 102)

14-16.30 Workshop (room 103)
Workshop on “Working with new archives and institutions,” facilitated by Holly Pester (Artist in Residence, Women’s Art Library, Goldsmiths/Research Fellow, Birkbeck)

16.30-17 Coffee (room 102)

17-18 Evening Presentation (Senate Room)
Kieran Connell (University of Birmingham/The Birmingham Centre for Contemporary Cultural Studies project)

18.00 Drinks (Jessel Room)

 

Wednesday 16th July 2014 | Interpretive Communities

How can researchers from the humanities broadly make use of the work being done under the rubric of the digital humanities? What new research skills are needed to engage with changing platforms for audience/reader response and participation? How do we engage with the population of popular culture?

09.30 Registration/welcome

10-11 Morning Presentation (room 103)
Caroline Bassett (Sussex)

11-11.30 Coffee (room 102)

11.30-13 Library Workshop
Colin Homiski (ULL): Digital Archaeology of Grey Knowledge: New Research Methodologies for the Digital Humanities

13-14 Lunch

14-16.30 Workshop (room 103)
Workshop on “Working with ephemeral data,” facilitated by Ernesto Priego (City University London, Editor-in-Chief Comics Grid)

16.30-17 Coffee (room 102)

17-18 Evening Presentation (room G35)
Matt Hills (Aberystwyth University)

18.00 Drinks (Mezzanine)

 

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