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Using Social Media to raise the profile of arts and humanities PhD students

In a couple of weeks I will be in Belfast discussing how arts and humanities PhD students can use social media (likely to focus on twitter and blogs but could include others) to build networks and raise their profile. This … Continue reading

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Challenges facing academic practice over next 5 years

I’ve been asked to give a talk about the main challenges facing academic practice over next 5 years and it’s quite a tricky assignment, so I thought I’d put a few thoughts down here and see if it helps. I’m … Continue reading

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Getting organised with Outlook: Resources, tips and tools

Microsoft Outlook is more than just a way of accessing email, it’s a phenomenally powerful productivity and collaboration tool. For reference we will be focussing on the Outlook 2010 email client (ie the software tool that’s part of office) rather … Continue reading

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Tools for referencing

[Below is a quick and dirty resource I put together for my students about the tools that are available for helping them reference. I’d welcome any comments or suggestions!] Referencing is an integral part of academic writing, and has been … Continue reading

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Notes from Compuational Anthropology workshop

As ever I was not disappointed. I always enjoy hanging out with Anthropologists, before the workshop had even started the small talk was about the evolution of Batman’s face in comic books and how this might reflect different images of … Continue reading

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Walkabout pt 1

Well I had high hopes of blogging every day while I was down here, but that hasn’t happened, partly because i’ve been too busy and partly because I’ve not had great access to wifi ( i spent 40 quid accessing … Continue reading

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Computational Anthropology Workshop – Sept 4th, Durham

One part of my SSI fellowship which I’m particularly excited about is the opportunity to support Digital Anthropology. For a flavour of the kinds of stuff being done in this fairly niche area (I’ve spoken elsewhere about the fairly luddite … Continue reading

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Going Walkabout

This time next week I will be in Sydney at the start of a trip around Australia. I will be spending 10 days on a 3 city tour (Sydney, Melbourne, Canberra), meeting lots of interesting people and learning about how … Continue reading

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Web scraping workshop report

A couple of weeks ago Iwas delighted to able to invite Chris Hanretty up to Durham to deliver a web scraping workshop. I’ve already blogged about how happy I was with the popularity of the course, it filled up in … Continue reading

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Tracing a false fact in wikipedia

There’s a college at Durham University named after  campaigning feminist Josephine Butler, and so one afternoon I found myself on wikipedia looking her up. I was quite surprised to read the following ‘fact’ I happen to be from Southend. Royal … Continue reading

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