Research News – May 2021

Publications   Christos Varvantakis has a chapter published in a recent edited volume on photography and collective identities in Greece: Varvantakis, C. (2021) ‘Η Ακρόπολη από μακριά: Απόσταση, εγγύτητα και αφή’ (‘Acropolis from a distance: Distance, proximity and touch.’), in Petsini, P. and Stathatos, Y. (eds) Φωτογραφία και συλλογικές ταυτότητες: Ελληνικές φωτογραφικές μελέτες Ι (Photography … Continue reading Research News – May 2021

Playing with methods during Covid 19 by Mary Brenda Herbert

This blog post was originally published on the International Journal of Social Research Methodologies website on 6 August 2020. Mary Brenda Herbert is a PhD student in Sociology at Goldsmiths, University of London . Figure 1: Art packs in the making.   ‘Where are you?’ He quizzically looked at me. Eyes darting from one corner … Continue reading Playing with methods during Covid 19 by Mary Brenda Herbert

Public Engagement Awards!

Congratulations to Jennifer Fleetwood, Michael Guggenheim and Michaela Benson whose work has been recognised in the Goldsmiths’ Warden’s Annual Public Engagement Awards. The criteria for the awards consider mutual benefit, innovation, quality and sustainability. Jennifer Fleetwood – Supporting Anti-death Penalty Activism – Special Award for Impact within the Established Researcher category.    Jennifer is a long-term … Continue reading Public Engagement Awards!

Can you hear me? Poppy September-Peters and Rosette Jaminki In Conversation with Kiran Grewal and Svenja Bromberg

14th July 2020 Poppy September-Peters and Rosette Jaminki In Conversation with Kiran Grewal and Svenja Bromberg about the 2019 and 2020 University and College Union  (UCU) strikes, pandemic and online teaching. Organised by Yasmin Gunaratnam. In March 2020, after the strikes held by the academic staff concluded, the sociology department of Goldsmiths University was ready … Continue reading Can you hear me? Poppy September-Peters and Rosette Jaminki In Conversation with Kiran Grewal and Svenja Bromberg

Sick Cities, Ill Manners by Alex Rhys-Taylor — Streetsigns

“London is deeply uncivilised now and public space has become uncouth. There has been a universal outbreak of incivility.” Boris Johnson, Shadow (When Education Secretary, before becoming the Mayor of London, and later Prime Minister.) From blogs, through tabloids to broadsheet op-eds, popular discourse about cities has long been strewn with treatise bemoaning the rudeness … Continue reading Sick Cities, Ill Manners by Alex Rhys-Taylor — Streetsigns

Deadly Trash

An article in Ethiopias ‘The Reporter‘ cites Professor Caroline Knowles. “The British academic, Caroline Knowles, describes it as the “redistribution centre which indexes the differences between people’s life-journeys, refracted through material cultures at their point of disposal.” Continue reading Deadly Trash