Awards, Events and Research in the College

Posted by maw54 at Mar 09, 2017 12:50 PM |
Awards, Events and Research from academics in the College of Social Sciences, Arts and Humanities.


Francisco Goncalves. Criminology. Francisco won a prize for best communication at the 3rd Conference of Legal Medicine and Forensic Sciences held by the National Institute of Legal Medicine and Forensic Sciences in Portugal.

Stevie-Jade Hardy, Criminology. Winner of Research and Innovation Upstander Award at the National Hate Crime Awards 2016. This award was given in recognition of Stevie’s outstanding contribution to tackling hatred, intolerance and prejudice through her work with the Centre for Hate Studies. This includes research funded by the ESRC, the Equality and Human Rights Commission, Hertfordshire’s Office for Police and Crime Commissioner and Amnesty International UK, and the ongoing programme of hate crime training she delivers to professionals across the UK from a range of sectors including criminal justice, education, health and social care.


Cultural and Media Economies research institute (CAMEo) hosted a week of events in November exploring the contemporary significance of craft. Researchers, teachers, students, makers, artists and practitioners engaged in workshops and networking events and attended a keynote speech featuring international experts in the field.

Matt Hopkin, Teela Sanders and Josh, Criminology, ran a very successful PhD Cross College Conference in December with speakers and delegates from departments in across the College.


Andrew Futter, Politics and International Relations has been invited to take up a fellowship position at the Norwegian Nobel Institute in Spring/Summer 2017, and to speak at this years’ Nobel Conference on ‘High-level Dialogue on Advancing Global Nuclear Security Architecture’.

Marion Krauthaker, Modern Languages has been awarded a research fellowship by the Moore Institute of Research at the National University of Ireland Galway and will be in residence as a research Fellow there in May to conduct a project on Diversity in the Modern Languages Curriculum.

Media, Communication and Sociology staff were elected to the following positions at the recent European Communication Research and Education Association (ECREA) conference in Prague: Ian Somerville- Chair of the Organisational and Strategic Communication Section; Ranjana Das - Chair of the Audience and Reception Studies Section; Galina Miazhevich - Member of the ECREA Executive Board.

Peer Review College Membership

Ipek Demir, Media, Communication and Sociology has been appointed as a member of the Arts and Humanities Research Council’s Peer Review College until 2021.
Deborah Toner. History. Successful application to the AHRC Peer Review College, via the Early Career Route.

Other Research News

Neil Chakraborti, Criminology was invited to participate in a specially convened panel to celebrate the 10th anniversary of the Centre on Human Rights in Conflict at the University of East London. The panel discussion focused on hate crime, the mainstreaming of racist discourses in the UK and France and the revival of populist far-right movements in Western democracies.

The Complete Works of Evelyn Waugh project, English, is delighted to have gained a new partner: the Huntington Library, Pasadena. The Huntington has recently acquired a new archive of Waugh materials courtesy of Loren and Frances Rothschild. In May, the project’s Prof Martin Stannard and Dr Barbara Cooke will speak in Pasadena at a symposium organised to celebrate the Huntington’s new collection and funded by the Rothschilds and the Evelyn Waugh society.

Francisco Goncalves, Criminology started a consultancy work for the Belgium Police in Brussels to recruit new forensic examiners with the collaboration of Silke Jensen (Psychology, also an INTREPID Forensics fellow).

Lisa Smith, Criminology embarked on a Knowledge and Enterprise funded trip to Kosovo to visit with the War Crimes Investigations Unit, Institute of Forensic Medicine, British Ambassador to Kosovo, and EULEX mission. The trip went very well, and has paved the way for research opportunities (especially related to CPD funding) and also capacity building enterprise activities.

Helen Wood and Jilly Boyce, Media, Communication and Sociology have contributed to BBC History’s new archive to celebrate the 80th anniversary of the launch of the first British television service by the BBC. Their contribution is called ‘Watching at Home’ and is based on Helen’s research in the Mass Observation archives:

The School of History, Politics and International Relations has four new Collaborative Doctoral Partnership studentships: Clare Anderson, with the Salvation Army International Heritage Centre,‘The Salvation Army’s overseas settlements and colonies, 1890-1939’; Simon Gunn and Sally Horrocks with The Science Museum, ‘Science, Technology and Road Safety in the Motor Age’; Sally Horrocks and Ben Clements with The National Archives, ‘Defending Modernity? Communicating with the Public about Nuclear Energy: Historical Perspectives’; Jo Story with the British Library, "Franco-Saxon manuscripts in the later 9th century”, within the Polonsky digitization project on ‘France and England, 700–1200’

The Centre for New Writing launched its 74th commission called ‘Artificial Intelligence’ to combat Orwellian fears of new technologies and prepare the ground for technological advances to benefit the elderly. Three further commissions were also awarded to commemorate Adrian Mole’s 50th Birthday Party on 2 April (‘Let Them Eat Custard Creams’, ‘Rocking On’ and ‘The Age of Convenience’). The event will be covered by BBC radio 4’s Front Row arts programme.

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