Culture & Creativity


The Human Rights Q&A: Political artist Carla Novi   “I wanted to tell the story of the protesters in Mexico City, whose lives have been transformed in the past year since the 43 students disappeared”   Artist Carla Novi, 33, grew up in Mexico City. In 2009, she moved to […]

The Human Rights Q&A: Political artist Carla Novi



‘Poetic Politics: Culture and the 2014 Scottish Independence Referendum, One Year On’ is an inter-institutional, publicly engaged symposium focused on cultural responses to the referendum. It will be held on Wednesday, September 23rd, 2015 at the National Library of Scotland in Edinburgh, with a connected evening performance event at a nearby venue. […]

Poetic Politics Conference



Scottishness is a more inclusive national identity than Englishness for many ethnic groups in Britain. New research on the Scottish Census data reveals that almost all minority communities in Scotland were more likely to claim a Scottish identity in Scotland, than an English identity in England. The picture is complicated, […]

Who feels Scottish? National identities and ethnicity in Scotland


Big Data in the Social Sciences Workshop ** Programme updated – see below ** Date: Monday 23rd June 2014 Time: 10:30 – 17:00 Venue: Yudowitz Seminar Room, Wolfson Medical Building Glasgow University is emerging as a leader in the UK in applications of Big Data analytics to questions of interest to […]

EVENT: Big data in the social sciences




The University of Glasgow is organizing three public engagement debates which are part of the Glasgow Science Festival but also come under the University’s public engagement with the Commonwealth Games. The highlights of all three debates – billed as Game for Debate – will be broadcast on the BBC Radio […]

Events: Game for debate


Ruth McKenna is a postgraduate researcher at the University of Glasgow, working towards an ESRC funded PhD entitled ‘Imagining Russia in British political, media and popular discourses post-1999: the impact upon Russian-speaking migrant integration in the UK’ What is the purpose of this project? In September 2013 I began working towards […]

The impact of perceptions of Russia upon Russian-speaking migrant communities ...




By Prof. Phillip Schlesinger, Professor of Cultural Policy, The University of Glasgow. This post originally appeared on the LSE Media Policy Project blog. Re-posted with permission.    Last November, the Scottish Government published Scotland’s Future – its White Paper on independence. Although considerable attention has been devoted to broadcasting, very little indeed has been […]

The film industry and Scottish independence


Ahead of the series of events about LGBT lives in Russia and Lithuania, Marc David Jacobs of Edinburgh Film Guild New Cinema, discusses the way in which Russian and Lithuanian film-makers have explored the experiences and challenges LGBT communities in Russia and Lithuania.    This month, in Edinburgh and Glasgow, there is […]

Film and the struggle for LGBT rights


This programme of screenings and talks presents a close glimpse into the state of LGBT cinema and culture in Russia and Lithuania today – cinemas and cultures which aren’t supposed to exist.  Our aim is to present them through the exact opposite of the ‘propaganda’ which everyone talks so much […]

Event series: LGBT lives in Russia and Lithuania, 11-23 February ...



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By Professor Philip Schlesinger and Dr Alex Benchimol In the run-up to the independence referendum on 18 September, Scotland’s newspaper press is facing a double challenge. First, can print journalism adapt to the digital revolution, given a continuing decline in newspaper sales? Second, can the press perform its civic role […]

Future of the Scottish press