Reflecting on my first year

Emily Lynn is a NWCDTP funded first year PhD researcher in the Department of Politics, Philosophy and Religion at Lancaster University. Her research focuses on the intersection between faith and the public welfare activities of faith-based organisations. Emily is the editor of NWCDTP Online and NWCDTP’s Social Media Coordinator. Follow her on Twitter at: @EmilyJLynn…

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Venturing Outside my Academic Box: Writing for Multidisciplinary Audiences

Elaine Sanderson is a second year NWCDTP funded PhD student at University of Liverpool. Some of her research interests include: Latin Literature, Latin Imperial Epic (particularly Lucan and Valerius Flaccus), Ancient Rhetoric and Greek Tragedy. Follow Elaine on Twitter at: @ElainaM42, or send her an email: e.c.sanderson@liverpool.ac.uk.   During this academic year (2017-18), I’ve been lucky…

Being a Part of the Living Room of the Future

Pavel Prokopic is a filmmaker currently working toward a practice-based PhD at the University of Salford, funded by the AHRC North West Consortium. His research is concerned with exploring the potential of film for a non-rational, non-narrative meaning emerging from the alignment of chance, art-cinema style and unrepeatable nuances of performance. This gives rise to…

Building sector-level picture of government design

Camilla Buchanan, PhD candidate, Lancaster Institute of Contemporary Art and Visiting Fellow, Parsons DESIS Lab.   March 2018   Indexes usually exist to indicate, measure or benchmark something. They are often campaigning tools that make an argument by presenting data and enabling comparisons like the UK Road Crash Index. Sometimes they are simple rankings like…

Research Tripper

Eleanor de Spretter is currently writing her PhD thesis, Personal Appearance and Identity in Later British Prehistory. Eleanor’s thesis will undertake a contextual analysis of Bronze Age and Early Iron Age razors and other toilette implements. Placing these objects into their social context, she aims to understand how and why people in prehistoric Britain might…

Musical Borrowing: Sources of Creativity

Mark Dyer is a composer currently undertaking a PhD at the Royal Northern College of Music. As part of his practice-led research, Mark seeks to compose ‘musical ruins’: borrowed musical material subjected to destructive compositional techniques that might establish a listener experience analogous to visiting an architectural ruin. Through his practice, Mark hopes to explore…

REALAB PROJECTS AND TRAINING OPEN FOR APPLICATIONS: IN CONVERSATION WITH THE DIRECTOR DR. ROSALINDA QUINTIERI

Today we are meeting Dr. Rosalinda Quintieri who is the founder and director of REAlab, a fantastic scheme supported this year by the NWCDTP to boost post-PhD employability and social responsibility by providing funded opportunities for professional training and engagement projects with non-academic partners.   Hi Rosalinda, thank you for being here and congratulations for…

Two Tribes – Frankie Goes to Hollywood

Harry Roberts is a History PhD candidate at the University of Liverpool. His research explores the cultural legacies of the Cold War, particularly its impact upon rural communities involved in the production and delivery of nuclear technologies. You can find him on Twitter at: @nukesof_hazzard     Released in 1984, the track ‘Two Tribes’ by Liverpool…

It’s ok to feel a bit lost

Emily Lynn is a NWCDTP funded first year PhD researcher in the Department of Politics, Philosophy and Religion at Lancaster University. Her research focuses on the intersection between faith and the public welfare activities of faith-based organisations. Emily is the editor of NWCDTP Online and NWCDTP’s Social Media Coordinator. Follow her on Twitter at: @EmilyJLynn…

Becoming Part of the Conversation

'Emma Copestake is a first-year History PhD student at the University of Liverpool. Her research currently focuses on the humour and wellbeing of dock communities in Liverpool and Glasgow throughout the twentieth century. Other interests include the history of emotions, labour history, class, gender, occupational health and medical humanities. Follow Emma on Twitter @em_copestake and read further blog posts at https://theaffectivehistorian.wordpress.com/'…