Indyref One Year On: Rhetoric and Remembering

by Sarah Hamlin Today is the first anniversary of the 2014 Referendum on Scottish Independence. A day of voting, badges, foam fingers, t-shirts, stickers and an astonishing amount of casual chat between ‘Yes’ and ‘No’ volunteers at polling stations, closing with hours of vote counting, exhausting and exhaustive media coverage and a tense and sleepless…

Poetic Politics Conference

‘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. Registration for the day programme…

EVENT: Big data in the social sciences

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 social scientists. This one-day workshop…

Events: Game for debate

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 Scotland John Beattie Show –…

The impact of perceptions of Russia upon Russian-speaking migrant communities in the UK

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 an ESRC funded PhD entitled…

The film industry and Scottish independence

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 given to film. It is…