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Talking Politics Online: Why Not Everything Should Be Connected

Talking Politics Online: Why Not Everything Should Be Connected

Thu 22, Sep 2016

The question of how people talk about politics online is important. Nowadays, many people read and discuss the news online and they increasingly do so through social media platforms. A lot of attention has been paid to fears that this will create ‘filter bubbles’. But beyond just exposure to information, we also need to consider how, where and with whom, people discuss it.

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Local Communities Experiences of Displacement from Syria: Views from Lebanon, Jordan and Turkey

Local Communities Experiences of Displacement from Syria: Views from Lebanon, Jordan and Turkey

Tue 13, Sep 2016

Our PaCCS project aims to improve our understanding of the challenges and opportunities that arise in local responses to displacement, both for refugees from Syria and for the members of the communities that are hosting them in Lebanon, Jordan and Turkey.

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Mind the Gap: Understanding Cyber Security Risks as Business Risks

Mind the Gap: Understanding Cyber Security Risks as Business Risks

Fri 12, Aug 2016

Cyber security is now a pervasive requirement, one that we cannot and must not ignore.

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Power Cuts and Development: Following the Wires in Post-war Beirut

Power Cuts and Development: Following the Wires in Post-war Beirut

Tue 26, Jul 2016

'Following the Wires' combines perspectives from filmmaking, sociology and anthropology to articulate the impacts of electricity disruption on everyday life in post-conflict Lebanon.

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The Value of Culture in Conflict – Investigating the Sustainable Livelihood Generation for Craftswomen in Azad Kashmir (Pakistan)

The Value of Culture in Conflict – Investigating the Sustainable Livelihood Generation for Craftswomen in Azad Kashmir (Pakistan)

Tue 19, Jul 2016

Most research emerging from the region focuses on the politics of the region but does not address or comment on the current socio-economic and cultural status of Kashmir. It is this division of subjects and disciplines that this project hopes to overcome.

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Staying safe online: the potential contribution of the Arts and Humanities to enhance the public’s awareness of cybercrime and cybersecurity

Staying safe online: the potential contribution of the Arts and Humanities to enhance the public’s awareness of cybercrime and cybersecurity

It may well be time to go further and use the creativity and power of communication of the Arts and Humanities to build a future where being safe online is standard practice and easily accessible to the public.

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Can the Public Conversation on the Refugee Crisis be Changed?

Can the Public Conversation on the Refugee Crisis be Changed?

Thu 16, Jun 2016

As researchers and activists, we are interested in exploring the potentials and limitations of crucial humanitarian shifts to develop into larger-scale transformations in public attitudes and policies towards displaced people.

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Anthropology of Disasters; A Key for Managing Risks in the Indian Ocean Area

Anthropology of Disasters; A Key for Managing Risks in the Indian Ocean Area

Mon 13, Jun 2016

Groupe URD is joining hands with the French Red Cross’s PIROI initiative (the Indian Ocean Regional Intervention Platform) to explore how a scientific approach to the anthropology of disaster can help the design of modern risk management policies. Written by François Grunewald.

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The Art of Communicating Knowledge in the Digital Age

The Art of Communicating Knowledge in the Digital Age

Thu 9, Jun 2016

At PaCCS, we are interested in how animation can be used to communicate insights from research, reaching out to a wider audience. We have invited two small companies -Scriberia & Kindea Labs- providing this service to describe their work in this area.

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The Personal Data and Trust Network

The Personal Data and Trust Network

Mon 16, May 2016

The Personal Data and Trust Network is an initiative established between EPSRC, the Digital Catapult, the Knowledge Transfer Network, Innovate UK and the three RCUK Digital Economy Hubs. It consists of ten thematically-defined groups and, along with Dr Alan Chamberlain from the University of Nottingham, I co-convene the Social and Cultural Innovation Group. The aim of the group is to map out the landscape of research challenges and emerging issues in relation to personal data and trust in this area of cultural and social innovation, including social justice.

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