Archive for the ‘Teaching’ Category

Creative Writing A-levels

Creative Writing to be offered at AS and A-level in the UK.


Emote. Er, no. Just no… “A €2.9m Emote project at the University of Birmingham is seeking to develop robotic classroom tutors, with human empathic capabilities.”


New £5m UK research centre for CREATe, based in Glasgow… “CREATe is the RCUK research centre for copyright and new business models in the creative economy”.

Visualising the Rural

Visualising the Rural is a photography conference set for 4th-5th July 2013 in Cumbria. It will look at the growing neglect of the countryside in terms of its visual representation in serious photography, struggling amid waves of slanted imagery from tourist boards and eco-worriers alike.

Map of the digital humanities

I made a map of the digital humanities…

New issue of JoIF

New issue of my ‘overlay’ ejournal, Journal of the Imaginary and Fantastic, on the novel and movie of Cloud Atlas.

PhD Studentship in the History of Photography

A rare PhD Studentship is on offer in the History of Photography, in Leicester.

Rust, Regeneration and Romance

Interesting Midlands conference set for 10th to 14th July 2013, at Ironbridge in Shropshire. Rust, Regeneration and Romance: Iron and Steel Landscapes and Cultures… “This conference seeks to engage in an open multi-disciplinary analysis of iron and steel landscapes and cultures, from the ancient to the modern.”


Eno’s Oblique Strategies (and other systems), re-imagined for product design and similar creative conceptual tasks: Iterations…

JURN checked for linkrot and updated

My JURN search-engine has had its full six-monthly check and update, via my repurposing some handy ‘dark side’ SEO software, with linkrot fully repaired. JURN searches and retrieves the full-text of over 4,400 free ejournals in the arts & humanities, 3,000 of which are in English.

Now ear this…

One of the most important TED talks of 2012…

Photography & Narrative

Third-year undergraduate course in Photography & Narrative from Coventry University… “Photography and Narrative is a B.A. Hons. third-year undergraduate class […] ten weeks of practical study” But it’s also JISC-funded to run online as a free open course.

The Birmingham Girls

A talk on “The Birmingham Girls: Women Designers of the Arts and Crafts Movement” on 11th December 2012, at The Open University in the West Midlands, 66 High Street, Harborne, Birmingham.

Library of Birmingham call

The new Library of Birmingham is seeking proposals via the RGF for new digital products and services which are focused on… * developing audiences * opening up digital access to the Library’s services and collections * bridging the gap between digital channels and the physical building * exploring new business models Individual projects should last […]

Make Space

Running an arts conference or a creative thinking event? Thinking about how best to tweak and twist the spaces available to you? Make Space.

Curatorship workshop at the Barber

An interesting free art history curatorship workshop at the Barber Institute of Fine Arts, University of Birmingham. The date is Thursday 1st November 2012, and the workshop will discuss: the perceived loss of independent curatorial expertise and salaried posts in Britain’s major regional arts collections and museums; and the rise of new University research partnerships […]

History of the Necronomicon, annotated

H.P. Lovecraft’s “The History of the Necronomicon“, annotated by myself with 7,000 words of scholarly footnotes. I also have a new 25,000 word collection of essays on Lovecraft, available now…

“Igor, prepare ze serum!”

A researcher at Birmingham City University, investigating the audience experience of suspense thriller movies, needs survey respondents. To be followed by Stage 2… “The experiment will be approximately 1 hour and takes place at Birmingham City University during May-July 2012.” Crackling electrodes optional, I’d hope… 😉

Wolvo Uni Animation Showreel

Wolverhampton University Animation Showreel, class of 2012…

A date with Jurn

The search results on my academic search-engine JURN can now be re-sorted by date…