Exhibitionary Politics

For the ‘Exhibitionary Politics’ seminar in the COM2077 Visual Cultures module, stage 2 undergraduate MCH students were given museum objects to display and interpret in our new exhibition space. The seminar was intended to give students a sense of the intellectual and political choices involved in producing displays and communicating knowledge. They also got to wear snazzy white gloves! The session builds on research-led teaching by staff members Chris Whitehead, an authority on museum display and Visual Cultures module leader, and seminar leader Gonul Bozoglu, who works on heritage, museum and memory politics’.


Next in the MCH seminar series: Richard Clay


We are delighted to welcome Prof. Richard Clay to the MCH Seminar Series on Wednesday 23rd March, 4-6pm. Richard will talk about his experiences in this growing field, and set out his vision for Digital Humanities at Newcastle University.

The talk will be followed by some refreshments, so please do send an email to emma.coffield@newcastle.ac.uk to book your (free) place. Everyone is very welcome.

Call for Papers: 2016 Undergraduate Research Conference

Wed 20th April, 1pm-5pm
BSTC.1.46 Newcastle University
Organised by students in MCH

The 2016 Undergraduate Research Conference aims to showcase excellent research in the field of Media, Culture and Heritage, done by our final year students as part of their undergraduate dissertations.

If you wish to present your undergraduate research, please submit a short summary of your research topic (no more than 200-300 words) to Antonia Velikova at a.m.velikova@ncl.ac.uk by the 25th March 2016, using the subject line: UG CONFERENCE: [name of your research project].

Topics of interest include (but are not limited to):

Social and mass media
Celebrity culture
Gender and sexuality in media
Media representations
Globalisations, PR and advertising
And more.

The conference will be an opportunity to develop your presentation skills, present your research to an audience of students throughout all stages of the degree, and receive valuable feedback that can be later incorporated into your final project.

A guidance session will be organised for everyone who is willing to present their research at the conference.

We look forward to seeing you!

MCH talk from Garry Whannel

As part of the MCH seminar series we are delighted to welcome Garry Whannel to Newcastle University on Wednesday 9th March, 4-6pm. Garry’s talk will focus on ‘news, digital media and vortextuality’. Garry’s talk is free and all are very welcome.

See you there!

Event: Local talk in a global age

Thursday 7 April 2016, 6pm-7.30pm
The Lit & Phil, 23 Westgate Road, Newcastle upon Tyne, NE1 1SE

Why are certain accents considered more intelligent, more friendly or more trustworthy? What kind of person do you imagine when you hear a Geordie, Scouse or Cockney accent? Is the so-called north-south divide reinforced by the way we speak? This discussion will explore how far local and regional identities are linked to speaking a dialect, and will consider what the future might be for accents and dialects in an increasingly globalised age.


Professor Joan Beal, University of Sheffield
Professor Tony Crowley, University of Leeds
Carmen Llamas, University of York

FREE. Registration Required.

If you have previously signed up to our contacts database, please register now to book your place for this event. (If you haven’t previously signed up to our contacts database, you will need to do so before you can register for this event at http://www.britac.ac.uk/events/2016/Local_talk_in_a_global_age.cfm

In order to maximise attendance at our events, more places are allocated to registrants than are available in the venue. Therefore registration does not guarantee entry to the venue. Admission to British Academy events is on a first come first served basis at the event itself.