Author Archives: Einar Thorsen

Three-D Issue 27: Research Excellence Framework update

While a new acronym by name of TEF has started to haunt the nightmares of many an academic we are still keeping a wary eye on the next Research Excellence Framework (REF). With the publication of Lord Stern’s review of … Continue reading

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Three-D Issue 27: Report on meeting with ESRC and AHRC on research council funding of the field

John Downey Loughborough University On October 7th Natalie Fenton, Peter Golding and John Downey met with representatives of the ESRC and AHRC to discuss research funding for our field in the light of a MeCCSA commissioned report, which revealed low … Continue reading

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Three-D Issue 27: Chair’s report

Natalie Fenton Goldsmiths, University of London From the Brexit vote to Trump’s election the extraordinary times we are living through are often shocking and deeply troubling but do at least make for good teaching material as the focus on the … Continue reading

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Three-D Issue 27: MeCCSA 2018: Creativity and Agency

Janet Jones & Philip Hammond London South Bank University We are delighted that the next MeCCSA conference will be hosted by the School of Arts and Creative Industries at London South Bank University, from 10—12 January 2018. The theme is … Continue reading

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Three-D Issue 27: MeCCSA Conference 2017: Culture, Media, Equality and Freedom

Katy Parry University of Leeds We’ve made some good progress on the conference preparations for Leeds MeCCSA 2017 (11-13 January) since Anna Zoellner’s last update in July. Not least, Anna has handed over the lead role on the organising committee … Continue reading

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Three-D Issue 27: Are citizens journalism’s last resort? Activist citizen journalism under the Turkish state of emergency

Anonymous Ever since the first newspapers were published in Turkey, journalism has been an occupation trying to survive under censorship, threats, arrests, exile, and even assassinations. At the same time, mainstream journalism has always served the interests of certain capital … Continue reading

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Three-D Issue 27: Still Saying: “We Will Not Be A Party To This Crime” as Peace Academics of Turkey

Mine Gencel Bek Ankara University, Turkey The past two years have seen many dramatic changes in Turkey. Leading up to the General Election in June 2015, there was a sense of hope. Many intellectuals and academics joined forces to ensure … Continue reading

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Three-D Issue 27: Restoring credibility after the recent UCU campaign

Patricia McManus University of Brighton UCU did not ‘fail’ to win the campaign it set out to win with the pay claim of 2015/16: it walked away from the opportunity to win. This pay campaign had a very successful launch … Continue reading

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Three-D Issue 27: Mickey Mouse and the state of media and cultural studies

Theodore Koulouris University of Brighton In a recent interview to the Daily Mail Sir Michael Parkinson, the veteran talk-show host, said that media studies is a ‘mickey mouse’ degree and that students would be better off learning ‘on the job’. These pronouncements … Continue reading

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Three-D Issue 27: Knowledge economy and the managerialization of humanities: a democratic approach?

Marco Benoît Carbone University College London University of the Arts, London As part of my research interests, I have been drawn to reflect on the potential social impact of a scenario in which Higher Education in the United Kingdom, and … Continue reading

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