Last Wednesday I was delighted to travel to Lambeth Palace to attend the 2022 Janette Harley Award ceremony, and to hear the 2023 Maurice Bond Memorial Lecture. Continue reading
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National award recognises the Platform to Platform project: British Records Association Janette Harley Prize 2022 runner-up
The Edinburgh Napier University team that worked on the Platform to Platform (P2P) project to transform Lorna Lloyd’s Diary of the war into a podcast series is delighted to have learnt that this work has been highly commended as a runner-up for the British Records Association’s (BRA) 2022 Janette Harley Prize. This prize, awarded in memory of archivist Janette Harley (1951-2015), is intended to generate interest in archives, and raise awareness of research and achievements in the world of archives. Continue reading
Platform to Platform project presentation at the Creative Informatics showcase
Yesterday afternoon, Bruce Ryan and I headed over to Inspace to participate in the latest Creative Informatics showcase event organised by Vikki Jones and Caitlin McDonald. Members of eight project teams gave short presentations on their research, most of which have been funded in the last couple of years through small research grants. Continue reading
Spreading the word of Lorna Lloyd’s ‘Diary of the war’ podcast series at #ARA2022 and #BBCat100
Members of the Platform to platform (P2P) and Heritage organisations and podcasts: scoping study (HOPSS) project teams from the Centre for Social Informatics have enjoyed presenting their work at two conferences this month. First, at the start of September I attended part of the Archives and Records Association’s annual conference 2022 in Chester. Then, with my colleagues Dr Bruce Ryan and Marianne Wilson, I spent most of last week in Bradford at the BBC at 100 Symposium. Continue reading
Case study on the creative use of digitised archives: presentation on Lorna Lloyd’s ‘Diary of the War’ podcast series at #BBCat100
The BBC at 100 symposium is taking place in Bradford, and online, this week.
This afternoon (Wednesday 14th September) I’m presenting on a panel about the creative use of digital archives. This will be with reference to the production of the podcast series of Lorna Lloyd’s Diary of the war.
Supported by AHRC funding through the Creative Informatics programme, the Platform to Platform project team at Edinburgh Napier University worked on the podcast series between February and July 2022. We combined a personal chronicle of the early months of World War II with contemporaneous news material, some of which was sourced from the BBC Archive. Continue reading
Lorna Lloyd’s ‘Diary of the war’ podcast series launch event: review and resources
After several weeks of preparation, on Tuesday 24th May 2022 we launched the Diary of the war podcast series at Great Malvern Priory. This blog post provides a review of the launch. It also provides links to materials related to this event, and to the wider Platform to platform (P2P) project. (Please scroll to the bottom of the post for the full list of resources.)
The content of the podcast series episodes centres on 25 year old Malvern resident Lorna Lloyd‘s chronicle of the first 16 months of World War II, complemented with contemporaneous news coverage related to the events and issues that she discusses in her writing. A further four ‘bonus’ episodes that comprise a selection of Lloyd’s poetry are included in the series. Continue reading
Lorna Lloyd’s Diary of the war podcast series launch event, Malvern, Tuesday 24th May 2022: registrations open
Registrations open today for the launch event of the new podcast series of Lorna’s Lloyd’s Diary of the war. This takes place at Great Malvern Priory in Worcestershire on Tuesday 24th May 2022 from 14:00 onwards.
To register (free of charge), please click on this link. This will take you to the EventBrite page at https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/lorna-lloyds-diary-of-the-war-podcast-launch-event-tickets-307900246927. Continue reading
Paper acceptance at the 2022 Archives and Records Association conference for Edinburgh Napier team #ARA2022
My colleagues Dr Bruce Ryan, Dr Iain McGregor and I have recently learnt that a submission that we made this January has been accepted for the Archives and Records Association UK and Ireland 2022 conference. This event runs from 31st August to 2nd September 2022 in Chester. The draft conference programme for the conference is already available, and registrations open. Continue reading
Introducing ‘Platform to platform: an investigation into audience engagement with digitised archives and its transformative impact across different online formats’
A new project will be hosted by the Centre for Social Informatics at Edinburgh Napier University from February until July 2022. Platform to platform: an investigation into audience engagement with digitised archives and its transformative impact across different online formats (P2P) was recently selected as one of the latest projects for support of the AHRC-funded Creative Informatics small research grants scheme. Continue reading
Two exciting new vacancies at Edinburgh Napier University: Lecturer in Business Information Technology; Professor of Creative & Interactive Computing
The School of Computing at Edinburgh Napier University is currently recruiting. Please pass on word of these exciting opportunities to work with some great colleagues in one of the most beautiful and liveable cities of the world.
The vacancies are for full-time permanent posts within the Creative and Social Informatics Subject Group at Edinburgh Napier University. The Creative and Social Informatics Subject Group is one of three focus areas for research and teaching in the School of Computing. My Research Group – the Centre for Social Informatics – is one of the two Research Groups within this Subject Group.
The vacancies are for:
- Lecturer in Business Information Technology, salary £40,322 to £49,553, interviews anticipated to take place on 12th March
- Professor of Creative and Interactive Computing, salary £64,603 to £73,630, interviews anticipated to take place on 2nd and 9th March
Applications should be made through the Edinburgh Napier Jobs web pages for the closing date of 11th February 2021 (both posts). Continue reading