Don’t forget, today from 1 – 2pm, Andrew Newman, Anna Goulding and Bruce Davenport will be speaking about their work in relation to health and wellbeing and museums. We’ll be at 18 Windsor Terrace in Room 1.06. Hope to see you there!
This video features the work Andrew and Anna are currently doing. It was recently shown at a London awards ceremony as part of the ESRC’s Impact Awards of the Year.
Just a reminder, we are holding our next research seminar on Wednesday, 22 May 2013
1 – 2pm
Location: 18 Windsor Terrace, Chester Room
Speaker: Sarah Elliot, independent scholar
In this session of our Research Seminar series, Sarah will discuss the emergence and significance of postmodern or ‘new museology’ in Turkey’s museums.
For more information, please see this post: https://icchsresearch.wordpress.com/2013/04/22/dr-sarah-elliot-22-may-2013/
Remember, all are welcome and there’s no need to book!
Hope to see you there.
ICCHS Senior Lecturer Rhiannon Mason has been shortlisted for a 2013 Teaching Excellence Award in the category of ‘Research Supervisor of the Year’. Rhiannon was nominated by Doctoral Student Katherine Lloyd in recognition of her outstanding work in PhD supervision: ‘Rhiannon frequently goes above and beyond the requirements of a Supervisor, providing support and guidance in all areas of academic life, not just the PhD. Rhiannon is an outstanding role model and mentor and an inspiration to all her students, both at Masters and PhD level. Her work is an excellent example of the vibrant and engaging teaching and research culture at ICCHS’.
The Newcastle Teaching Excellence Awards (TEA) are completely student led and provide the opportunity for students to nominate academics who have contributed positively to their experience at Newcastle and deserve recognition of their hard work. The TEA’s aim to raise the profile of good teaching and help the university learn more about what students value in learning and teaching.
- Contribution to outstanding feedback
- Innovative teaching method of the year
- Contribution to pastoral support
- Taught supervisor of the year
- Research supervisor of the year
- Support staff of the Year
545 nominations were received across all the award categories and Rhiannon was one of 5 academics shortlisted for the Research Supervisor award.
The awards were presented on Tuesday 7th May in an ceremony that also showcased the talents of students from the Folk and Traditional Music degree. Both Rhiannon and Katherine attended the ceremony, which was an exciting opportunity to hear about the innovative and inspiring teaching taking place across the faculties at Newcastle.
Newcastle’s TEA are part of a national HESA project. Further information can be found here: www.studentledteachingawards.org.uk
When: 7 June 2013, from 10.30am to 4pm
Where: The Great North Museum: Hancock, Newcastle Upon Tyne
A one-day workshop for researchers, practitioners and policy makers in the GLAM sector.
How do people engage with museums, galleries and heritage sites via social media? What are their motivations for engaging, and what are the methods currently used by cultural institutions to understand their social media users, fans and followers?
This one-day workshop will bring together university researchers, policy makers and museum, gallery and heritage practitioners to discuss digital cultural engagement in the sector. The event is funded by the AHRC Cultural Engagement Fund and is organised by the International Centre for Cultural and Heritage Studies (ICCHS) at Newcastle University, in collaboration with Tyne & Wear Archives & Museums.
The workshop will present the findings of a pilot project conducted by researchers at ICCHS (Chiara Bonacchi and Areti Galani), which looked at how people engage with the Facebook pages of museums, galleries and heritage sites in the North East; this study explored how social media engagement with cultural content and institutions fits in with people’s everyday lives, their interests and their cultural engagement practices (online and offline).
Participants in the event will also find out how cultural institutions can encourage and sustain significant levels of public engagement via their social media platforms. The day will offer opportunities for discussion, which is expected to provide insights into the value of digital cultural engagement.
Speakers include Chiara Bonacchi and Areti Galani (International Centre for Cultural and Heritage Studies, Newcastle University), Michela Clari (University of Edinburgh), Lorna Richardson (University of Cambridge Museums), Bill Griffiths and John Coburn (Tyne & Wear Archives & Museums), Lara Devitt (Arts Council England), Robert Bewley (Heritage Lottery Fund), and Craig Astley (BALTIC Centre for Contemporary Art).
Booking is free but required at:http://www.eventbrite.com/event/6446053319/eorg
For more information, visit http://digitalculturalengagement.wordpress.com/
A new website has been launched for the “Heritage and Science: Working Together in the CARE of Rock Art project” so please do have a look:
This website will bring together all the resources produced by the project and provide a focal point for information and contacts. It will also be a place to keep up with the latest news and developments.
There is also a useful background, and links, on further other work that has brought the disciplines of heritage and science together, including the Science and Heritage Programme.
The project aims to involve heritage professionals, landowners, rock art enthusiasts and other interested people in the production of resources to aid the protection of open-air rock art. This website will help to link these groups into the project. If you know of any potential contacts please let us know.