In the Media

In the media

Recent news items involving colleagues from the Faculty.

North Korean women lead the way, whether at the Olympics or in the economy (South China Morning Post, 15/02/2018) Dr Adam Cathcart (History - AHC) writes this article arguing that it should not be overlooked that North Korea is using a female presence - from the leader's sister to the hockey team and cheerleaders - to make a positive impression at the Olympics, as women matter more and more to its future. http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/2133397/north-korean-women-lead-way-whether-olympics-or-economy

Researchers explore relationship between journalism and foreign aid (Business Ghana, 15/02/2018) Dr Chris Paterson (Media & Communication - AHC) is part of a project looking at the intersection between journalism, foreign aid, public diplomacy and foreign policy, in Africa and Latin America. http://www.businessghana.com/site/news/general/159522/Journalism-and-Foreign-Aid-explored.

Fake news in PH: Here's the real story (Manila Times, 14/02/2018) Dr Jason Vincent Cabañes (Media & Communication - AHC) has conducted research which argues that a network of digital workers are designing political disinformation campaigns, creating fake news and fanning the flames of public discontent in the Philippines. http://www.manilatimes.net/fake-news-ph-heres-real-story/380295/

Researchers explore relationship between Journalism and Foreign Aid (Ghana News Agency, 13/02/2018) Dr Chris Paterson (Media & Communication - AHC) is part of a project looking at the intersection between journalism, foreign aid, public diplomacy and foreign policy, in Africa and Latin America. http://www.ghananewsagency.org/social/researchers-explore-relationship-between-journalism-and-foreign-aid-128637

Study: Advertising and PR executives are leading the Philippines' troll armies (Coconuts Singapore, 13/02/2018) Dr Jason Vincent Cabañes (Media & Communication - AHC) has conducted research which argues that a network of digital workers are designing political disinformation campaigns, creating fake news and fanning the flames of public discontent in the Philippines. https://coconuts.co/manila/news/study-advertising-pr-executives-leading-philippines-troll-armies/

Also in: GMA Philippines http://www.gmanetwork.com/news/news/specialreports/643106/chief-architects-of-fake-news-in-phl-come-from-pr-ad-industry-study/story/

Philippine Star https://beta.philstar.com/headlines/2018/02/13/1787150/self-regulation-collective-effort-needed-address-disinformation

University news story http://www.leeds.ac.uk/news/article/4184/fake_news_production_and_social_media_trolls

Ad, PR execs are 'chief architects' of disinformation in Philippines - study (Philippine Star, 12/08/2018) Dr Jason Vincent Cabañes (Media & Communication - AHC) has conducted research which argues that those playing leadership roles in the advertising and public relations industries are the "chief architects of networked disinformation" in the Philippines. The report, funded by the British Council Newton Fund, is launched later today. https://beta.philstar.com/headlines/2018/02/12/1787103/ad-pr-execs-are-chief-architects-disinformation-philippines-study

Also in: Sun Star http://www.sunstar.com.ph/cebu/opinion/2018/02/12/wenceslao-disinformation-producers-588478

Rappler https://www.rappler.com/thought-leaders/195743-disinformation-architects-philippines

What do you study in the Thai Studies programme in the UK? (BBC Thai Service, 12/02/2018) Dr Martin Seeger (East Asian Studies - AHC) is interviewed together with Leeds students Lauren Avery and Rebecca Iszatt for this Thai Language video and feature. Leeds is one of only 2 Universities in the UK offering Thai Studies. http://www.bbc.com/thai/features-42997488

Also on: BBC Thai Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/BBCThai/videos/vb.1526071940947174/2049039311983765/?type=2&theater

Speedskating science: is blue the fastest colour? (NBC Los Angeles, 11/02/2018) Professor Stephen Westland's (Design - AHC) comments on the effects caused by wearing different coloured racing suits. https://www.nbclosangeles.com/news/national-international/Speedskating-Suits-Blue-the-Fastest-Color-473723603.html

Horsforth author publishes book on Renaissance warfare (Ilkley Gazette, 09/02/2018) Dr Stephen Turnbull (PRHS - AHC) has published a new book telling stories of the knight during the fifteenth and sixteenth centuries - from the great victories of Edward III and the Black Prince to the fall of Richard III on Bosworth Field. The book is titled The Art of Renaissance Warfare, From The Fall of Constantinople to the Thirty Years War. http://www.ilkleygazette.co.uk/leisure/leisure_ents/15984350.Horsforth_author_publishes_book_on_Renaissance_warfare/

Asian Network's Big Debate (BBC Radio Asian Network, 09/02/2018) Dr Jasjit Singh (PRHS - AHC) joins a debate about the media's portrayal of Khalistan. http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b09pyyl5#playt=2h30m

'There's a revolution in language going on' (The Independent, 09/02/2018) Professor of Poetry Simon Armitage (English - AHC) explains how YouTube and spoken-word slams are helping to breathe new life into the poetry scene by inspiring a fresh style of writing. https://article.signalmedia.co/3839217e-87d7-4b23-a970-b57836373555?secondary=true&u=f9157888-8859-4dec-89cc-3ce73fc5de40&origin=news-monitoring-app

Fifty Shades and Chaucer's Wife of Bath's Tale have a lot in common - here's why (Metro, 08/02/2018) Dr Marta Cobb (Institute for Medieval Studies - AHC) writes this article about the popularity of the Fifty Shades series of books, discussing the debate surrounding them and the age old question of what women want in a relationship. https://www.metro.news/fifty-shades-and-chaucers-wife-of-baths-tale-have-a-lot-in-common-heres-why/929715/

Originally in: The Conversation https://theconversation.com/fifty-shades-and-chaucers-wife-of-baths-tale-have-a-lot-in-common-heres-why-90275

Good Morning Wales (BBC Radio Wales, 08/02/2018) Dr Simon Warner (Music - AHC) discusses the rise in cost of gig tickets in the music industry. http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b09pv5vn#playt=1h58m57s 

Leeds International Piano Competition to go global (Yorkshire Post, 07/02/2018) Coverage of the renewed partnership between the University and Leeds International Piano Competition, which will be streamed live around the world. https://www.yorkshirepost.co.uk/what-s-on/music/leeds-international-piano-competition-to-go-global-1-9005938

Also in: Yorkshire Evening Post https://www.yorkshireeveningpost.co.uk/whats-on/music/leeds-international-piano-competition-to-go-global-1-9005938

Why it pays to listen closely to North Korea's modern musical groups (Washington Post, 07/02/2018) Dr Adam Cathcart (History - AHC) discusses the North Korean music scene and the role it plays in portraying a positive image of North Korea to the rest of the world. https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/worldviews/wp/2018/02/07/why-it-pays-to-listen-closely-to-north-koreas-modern-musical-groups/?utm_term=.57c6815654f4

University of Leeds renews partnership with Leeds Piano (Classical Music, 07/02/2018) Coverage of the renewed partnership between the University and Leeds International Piano Competition. Also second item in Classical Music's daily e-newsletter. http://www.rhinegold.co.uk/international_piano/university-leeds-renews-partnership-leeds-piano/

Also in: Classical Source http://www.classicalsource.com/db_control/db_news.php?id=5327

University news story http://www.leeds.ac.uk/news/article/4176/new_era_stronger_partnership_with_piano_contest

JFC Harrison obituary (The Guardian, 05/02/2018) An obituary of historian John Harrison, former Deputy Director (1947-1960) and Acting Director (1960-61) of the Department of Adult Education and Extra-Mural Studies, distinguished historian, and champion of continuing education. It was written by Professor Malcolm Chase (History - AHC). https://www.theguardian.com/books/2018/feb/05/jfc-harrison-obituary

'If I'd been born one day later, I'd have had to wait five years to vote' (RightsInfo, 05/02/2018) Undergraduate Talia Pins (History - AHC) talks about her interest in politics and her experience of voting at the 2015 general election. https://rightsinfo.org/id-born-one-day-later-id-wait-five-years-vote/

Wikipedia has become a science reference source even though scientists don't cite it (Science News Online, 05/02/2018) Heather Ford (Media & Communication - AHC; LIDA) comments on research which has found that phrases from Wikipedia articles find their way into scientific papers. https://www.sciencenews.org/blog/scicurious/wikipedia-science-reference-citations

Interview with Hilary Grainger (Times Higher Education, 05/02/2018) Alumna Professor Hilary Grainger (English and History of Art) is an architectural historian and discusses the mediocrity of post-war crematoria design, her career to date, and her time studying at Leeds. https://www.timeshighereducation.com/people/interview-hilary-grainger

Fifty Shades and Chaucer's Wife of Bath's Tale have a lot in common - here's why (The Conversation, 05/02/2018) Dr Marta Cobb (Institute of Medieval Studies - AHC) writes this article about the popularity of the Fifty Shades series of books, discussing the debate surrounding them and the age old question of what women want in a relationship. https://theconversation.com/fifty-shades-and-chaucers-wife-of-baths-tale-have-a-lot-in-common-heres-why-90275

Johnny l'Anson (BBC Radio Leeds, 04/02/2018) Dr Nir Arielli (History - AHC) talks about his new book: 'From Byron to bin Laden: A History of Foreign War Volunteers'. http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p05v52tm#playt=2h11m24s

Hollywood legends star in film directed by founder of Bradford double glazing firm (Telegraph and Argus, 03/02/2018) Undergraduate Danica Johnson (English & History - AHC) makes her big screen debut in a film called Lies We Tell, which went into some cinemas on Friday. http://www.thetelegraphandargus.co.uk/news/15916811.VIDEO__Hollywood_legends_star_in_film_directed_by_founder_of_Bradford_double_glazing_firm/

Imagine a world where an iceberg arrives at a tropical island in The Bare Project's new show (York Press, 02/02/2018) PhD researcher Malaika Cunningham (Media & Communication - AHC) is directing a piece of theatre "as strange and bright as a lump of ice" at the York Theatre Royal Studio on February 20. 'On The Outskirts Of A Large Event' is on a northern studio tour with its mix of cinematic projection, surround sound and spoken word. http://www.yorkpress.co.uk/news/15917340.Imagine_a_world_where_an_iceberg_arrives_at_a_tropical_island_in_The_Bare_Project_s_new_show/

Herald of the Storm: Tillerson's tour may worsen Venezuela's economy - analyst (Sputnik, 02/02/2018) Dr Jairo Lugo-Ocando (Media & Communication - AHC) is interviewed about the current situation in Venezuela. https://sputniknews.com/latam/201802031061314504-usa-latin-america-venezuela-tillerson/

Chris Packham wins book contest (BBC Discover Wildlife, 02/02/2018) Chris Packham's acclaimed memoir, Fingers in the Sparkle Jar, has come top of public poll to find the nation's favourite nature book, part of the Land Lines project by Professor Graham Huggan and Dr Pippa Marland (both English - AHC). http://www.discoverwildlife.com/news/chris-packham-wins-book-contest

If you're not sure why what's happening in Poland matters so much, here's what you need to know (The Conversation, 02/02/2018) Dr Thomas Hancocks (IDEA - AHC) writes this article about the Polish government continuing to clash with the EU over its attempts to revamp its domestic legal system. https://theconversation.com/if-youre-not-sure-why-whats-happening-in-poland-matters-so-much-heres-what-you-need-to-know-89721

Richard Stead (BBC Radio Leeds, 02/02/2018) Professor Clive Upton (English - AHC) talks about a list of words that Tatler magazine has listed as banned words, as they deem then to be 'uncool'. http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p05v08hm#playt=17m40s

Get a better night's sleep with Woolroom (Yorkshire Post, 01/02/2018) Dr Ningtao Maos (Design - AHC) research from 2016 revealed that wool bedding boosts the chances of a good night's sleep by 67%. https://www.yorkshirepost.co.uk/news/get-a-better-night-s-sleep-with-woolroom-1-8994974

Also in: 20 other regional news outlets

The Murdoch-Disney buy-out: What consequences for British viewers? (Media Policy Project, 01/02/2018) Professor Sylvia Harvey (Media & Communication - AHC) reflects on a substantial part of the 21st Century Fox media business being sold to Disney, and what this might mean for British viewers. http://blogs.lse.ac.uk/mediapolicyproject/2018/02/01/the-murdoch-disney-buy-out-what-consequences-for-british-viewers/

Chris Packham memoir voted UK's favourite piece of nature writing (The Guardian, 31/01/2018) Chris Packham's acclaimed memoir, Fingers in the Sparkle Jar, has come top of public poll to find the nation's favourite nature book, part of the Land Lines project by Professor Graham Huggan and Dr Pippa Marland (both English - AHC). https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2018/jan/31/chris-packham-memoir-voted-uk-favourite-nature-writing-wind-in-the-willows-the-peregrine

Richard Stead (BBC Radio Leeds, 31/04/2018) Dr Kate Viguers (Languages, Cultures & Societies - AHC) talks about the rich history of West Yorkshire, as BBC Radio Leeds request suggestions from listeners of places they should go and record from and celebrate the history of. http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p05v086y#playt=18m30s

5 live Drive (BBC Radio 5 Live, 31/01/2018) Dr Fiona Douglas (English - AHC) joins a discussion about whether the English language needs an overhaul to make it easier to spell difficult words, a proposal made by the English Spelling Society. http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b09pkw5x#playt=2h42m19s

Fresh finds unearthed in prisoner of war's diaries (Telegraph and Argus, 31/01/2018) Anne Buckley (Language Centre) and Dr Caroline Summers (Languages, Cultures & Societies - AHC) are both part of the project 'Kriegsgefangen in Skipton' in which they are translating the memoirs of a group of German officers imprisoned in Skipton in World War 1. https://article.signalmedia.co/e5447f23-bae3-4a0b-aca7-b7dd0fe68e19?secondary=true&u=f9157888-8859-4dec-89cc-3ce73fc5de40&origin=news-monitoring-app

Arena (RTE Radio 1, 30/01/2018) Dr Clare Barker chats about her and Professor Stuart Murray's (both English - AHC) new book, The Cambridge Companion to Literature and Disability, which looks at how disabilities are portrayed in different genres and periods of literature. http://www.rte.ie/radio/utils/radioplayer/rteradioweb.html#!rii=b9%5F10830791%5F1526%5F30%2D01%2D2018%5F

What's on TV Tuesday: 'The Detour' and Citizen Rose' (The New York Times, 30/01/2018) Professor Paul Cooke (Languages, Cultures & Societies - AHC) is quoted commenting on the new German TV show 'Babylon Berlin' set in 1929, saying "these kinds of historical dramas always tend to use the past as a cipher for the present." https://www.nytimes.com/2018/01/30/arts/television/whats-on-tv-tuesday-the-detour-and-citizen-rose.html 

Talk to explore Chinese architecture and design (Evening Express, 29/01/2018) Dr Alison Hardie (Languages, Cultures & Societies - AHC) is giving a talk at the University of Aberdeen, looking at the archaeology and architecture used in 20th and 21st century Chinese graphic design. https://article.signalmedia.co/bccd8e38-8cd2-40fe-88d6-524435272fc5?secondary=true&u=f9157888-8859-4dec-89cc-3ce73fc5de40&origin=news-monitoring-app

Dominic King (BBC Radio Kent, 29/01/2018) Dr Simon Warner (Music - AHC) discusses the results of the Grammy's, particularly the lack of female winners at the awards, and TV's Altogether Now. http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p05tybb7#playt=1h33m36s

You don't need to know Plato and Aristotle to be a humanist (The Guardian, 26/01/2018) Dr Tasia Scrutton (PRHS - AHC) is one of many academic philosophers co-signing this letter to Amber Rudd, urging her to reconsider her decision to refuse a Pakistani's request for asylum on the grounds that he did not mention Plato and Aristotle when questioned about humanism. https://www.theguardian.com/world/2018/jan/26/you-dont-need-to-know-plato-and-aristotle-to-be-a-humanist

The amazing diaries of Skipton's German Prisoners of War (Craven Herald, 25/01/2018) Anne Buckley (Language Centre) and Dr Caroline Summers (Languages, Cultures & Societies - AHC) are both part of the project 'Kriegsgefangen in Skipton' in which they are translating the memoirs of a group of German officers imprisoned in Skipton in World War 1. http://www.cravenherald.co.uk/news/15891672.REVEALED__The_amazing_diaries_of_Skipton__39_s_German_Prisoners_of_War/

A city of poetry (Yorkshire Evening Post, 24/01/2018) Professor Simon Armitage returns to the School of English as our Professor of Poetry 20 years after taking up his first academic post, when he taught creative writing to Leeds students following an earlier career as a probation officer. With more then 25 anthologies and numerous awards and prizes to his name, Professor Armitage enjoys huge popularity across the world. https://article.signalmedia.co/6586ba88-30dc-4066-ab41-584dac91bb54?secondary=true&u=f9157888-8859-4dec-89cc-3ce73fc5de40&origin=news-monitoring-app

Newsdrive (BBC Radio Scotland, 23/01/2018, plus York, Sheffield, Berkshire, Suffolk, Humberside, Shropshire, Lincoln, Devon, WM and Kent) Dr Simon Warner (Music - AHC) is interviewed across numerous BBC stations about the decision by Neil Diamond to retire from performing after a Parkinson's Disease diagnosis. http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b09nz8dl#playt=41m31s

A Sikh perspective (KTV, 22/01/2018) Dr Jasjit Singh (PRHS - AHC) discusses his research into Sikh radicalisation in Britain. https://www.facebook.com/ktvglobal/videos/1702214683155031/

University of Leeds acquires Dame Fanny Waterman's archive (Classical Music Magazine, 22/01/2018) The personal archive of Dame Fanny Waterman DBE, founder of the Leeds International Piano Competition, has been presented to the University's Special Collections, over half a century after she founded the contest. http://www.rhinegold.co.uk/international_piano/university-leeds-acquires-dame-fanny-watermans-archive/

Also in: Yorkshire Evening Post https://article.signalmedia.co/913959c9-803d-462f-a09d-2318cb41f3ad?secondary=true&u=f9157888-8859-4dec-89cc-3ce73fc5de40&origin=news-monitoring-app

Yorkshire Post https://article.signalmedia.co/9e1c691c-ca3d-4216-8260-b828a304b8d7?secondary=true&u=f9157888-8859-4dec-89cc-3ce73fc5de40&origin=news-monitoring-app

University news story https://www.leeds.ac.uk/news/article/4170/a_life_in_music__celebrating_dame_fanny_waterman

In Tune (BBC Radio 3, 22/01/2018) The personal archive of Dame Fanny Waterman DBE, founder of the Leeds International Piano Competition, has been presented to the University's Special Collections, over half a century after she founded the contest. http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b09p5mkt#playt=1h5m42s

For better and verse (Yorkshire Post, 22/01/2018) Professor Simon Armitage returns to the School of English as our new Professor of Poetry 20 years after taking up his first academic post, when he taught creative writing to Leeds students following an earlier career as a probation officer. With more than 25 anthologies and numerous awards and prizes to his name, Professor Armitage enjoys huge popularity across the world. Scan available.

Conference on Indian literature at EFLU (Telengana Today, 21/01/2018) Professor Graham Huggan (English - AHC) recently gave the keynote address at an international conference on 'Indian Literature as World Literature: Past, Present, Future' at the English and Foreign Languages University (EFLU) in Hyderabad, India. His appearance received coverage across a number of English and Telegu language outlets. https://telanganatoday.com/conference-indian-literature-eflu

Faye Hindle - the world at her pleat (Yorkshire Post, 20/01/2018) Designer and part-time technician/tutor Faye Hindle (Design - AHC) has her designs featured in this article. https://www.yorkshirepost.co.uk/lifestyle/fashion/faye-hindle-the-world-at-her-pleat-1-8963913

Also in: Yorkshire Evening Post https://www.yorkshireeveningpost.co.uk/lifestyle/fashion/faye-hindle-the-world-at-her-pleat-1-8963913

The out of office hour (Leeds Student Radio, 19/01/2018) Professor of Poetry Simon Armitage is interviewed on the student station, ahead of last night's sell-out inaugural reading in the Conference Auditorium. https://www.mixcloud.com/thisislsr/the-out-of-office-hour-simon-armitage/

Samjiyon Orchestra - North Korean 'army of Beauties' gearing up to invade rival South for Olympics (International Business Times UK, 19/01/2018) Dr Adam Cathcart (History - AHC) discusses the North Korean Samjiyon orchestra which is set to travel to South Korea for the Winter Olympics in February. http://www.ibtimes.co.uk/samjiyon-orchestra-north-korean-army-beauties-gearing-invade-rival-south-olympics-1655881

Taylor Wessing lawyer who rowed Atlantic in memory of his mother breaks world record (Legal Cheek, 18/01/2017) Alumnus George Biggar (French, 2008) was part of a world record-beating transatlantic rowing team, The Four Oarsmen, the first-ever team to cross the Atlantic (3,000 miles) in less than 30 days. https://www.legalcheek.com/2018/01/taylor-wessing-lawyer-who-rowed-atlantic-in-memory-of-his-mother-breaks-world-record/

Will N. Korean band bring hits like 'Our Comrade Kim Jong Un' to Olympics? (Washington Post, 18/01/2018) Dr Adam Cathcart (History - AHC) discusses the likely setup of the North Korean Samjiyon orchestra. https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/worldviews/wp/2018/01/17/will-this-north-korean-band-bring-hits-like-our-comrade-kim-jong-un-to-south-korea/?utm_term=.3709540040fb

Leeds secondary becomes city's first state school to teach classics (Yorkshire Post, 17/01/2018) The University has forged Links with Allerton Grange School in Moortown so that it can offer GCSE and A Level courses in classical civilisation from September this year. https://www.yorkshirepost.co.uk/news/leeds-secondary-becomes-city-s-first-state-school-to-teach-classics-1-8963434

Also in: Yorkshire Evening Post https://www.yorkshireeveningpost.co.uk/news/leeds-secondary-becomes-city-s-first-state-school-to-teach-classics-1-8963434

Bayeux tapestry to go to England (EuroNews, 17/01/2018) Professor Julia Barrow (Histoey - AHC; Institute for Medieval Studies) comments on France declaring they are willing to lend the British one of their most important national treasures - the tapestry of Bayeux. http://www.euronews.com/2018/01/17/bayeux-tapestry-to-go-to-england

Late Junction (BBC Radio 3, 16/01/2018) Dr Joanne Armitage (Media and Communication - AHC) performs and talks about algorave - music created through live coding. http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b09m4tt8#playt=21m30s

Writing Back: spreading kindness one letter at a time (Huffington Post, 14/01/2018) Dr Georgina Binnie (English - AHC) authors this article about the Writing Back project she has led, which has connected hundreds of English students at the University with older people in Yorkshire. http://www.huffingtonpost.co.uk/entry/writing-back-spreading-kindness-one-letter-at-a-time_uk_5a58cea7e4b04df054f8572a

Why do people volunteer to fight in foreign wars? (Yorkshire Post, 12/01/2018) Dr Nir Arielli (History - AHC) has published a book called 'From Byron to bin Laden: A history of foreign war volunteers', which examines what makes people volunteer to risk their lives by fighting in foreign conflicts. https://www.yorkshirepost.co.uk/news/analysis/why-do-people-volunteer-to-fight-in-foreign-wars-1-8953782

Also mentioned in: Yorkshire Evening Post https://www.yorkshireeveningpost.co.uk/news/a-tale-of-osama-orwell-and-trump-in-pictures-1-8951367

From Byron to bin Laden: A history of foreign war volunteers (Times Higher Education, 11/01/2018) A review of a new book by Dr Nir Arielli (History - AHC). https://www.timeshighereducation.com/books/review-from-byron-to-bin-laden-nir-arielli-harvard-university-press

From Richard III to Captain Ahab: what literature reveals about how we treat disabilities (The Guardian, 11/01/2018) Dr Clare Barker and Professor Stuart Murray (both English - AHC) write this review of the portrayal of disability in literature, based off their book: The Cambridge Companion to Literature and Disability. https://www.theguardian.com/books/2018/jan/12/disability-literature-point-of-view

Why are Indian officials banned from Sikh Guardwaras? (Al Jazeera, 11/01/2018) Dr Jasjit Singh (PRHS - AHC) explains the history driving a recent ban on Indian officials speaking in UK, US and Canadian Gurdwaras by Sikh religious organisations. http://www.aljazeera.com/news/2018/01/indian-officials-banned-sikh-gurdwaras-180110101549090.html

Asian Network's Big Debate (BBC Radio Asian Network, 08/01/2018) Dr Jasjit Singh (Philosophy, Religion and History of Science - AHC) discusses a recent ban on Indian officials speaking in UK Gurdwaras. http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b09kdlv1#playt=20m48s

The Paul Franks Show (BBC Radio WM, 08/01/2018) Dr Simon Warner (Music - AHC) talks about the late Ray Thomas of The Moody Blues. http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p05rfchq#playt=1h10m48s

Plaque marks 90 years of Leeds TV times (Yorkshire Evening Post (also in print, p7) 06/01/2018) Vice-Chancellor, Sir Alan Langlands, unveilved a plaque on Friday on the Clothworkers' building to mark the 90th anniversary of the founding of what is now the Royal Television Society. https://www.yorkshireeveningpost.co.uk/news/plaque-marks-90-years-of-leeds-tv-times-1-8943404

Also in: Yorkshire Post (in print, p13) https://article.signalmedia.co/35c5a451-17a1-448a-a9de-31efb9305376?secondary=true&u=f9157888-8859-4dec-89cc-3ce73fc5de40&origin=news-monitoring-app

Good Evening Wales (BBC Radio Wales, 04/01/2018) Mike Collins from the Arts & Humanities Research Council discusses a public poll to find the nation's favourite nature book, part of the Land Lines project by Professor Graham Huggan and Dr Pippa Marland (both English - AHC). http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b09k8132#playt=51m51s 

Twins celebrate first year working together (Yorkshire Post, 03/01/2018) Twin sisters and alumnae Chloe and Abigail Baldwin (both Graphic & Communication Design - AHC) founded the print design company Buttercrumble, and are celebrating their first anniversary whilst encouraging others to take a similar step and start up their own businesses. https://www.yorkshirepost.co.uk/news/twins-celebrate-first-year-working-together-1-8938478

Centuries of wildlife captured between the covers (Yorkshire Post, (also on page 3 in print), 03/01/2018) 10 books have been shortlisted for a public poll to find the nation's favourite nature book, part of research by Professor Graham Huggan and Dr Pippa Marland (both English - AHC). https://www.yorkshirepost.co.uk/news/environment/centuries-of-wildlife-captured-between-the-covers-1-8938590

Also in: Yorkshire Evening Post (also on p9 in print): https://www.yorkshireeveningpost.co.uk/news/on-the-trail-of-a-top-nature-book-1-8938545 

AOL: https://www.aol.co.uk/news/2018/01/04/shortlist-revealed-for-nations-favourite-nature-book-poll/

BT Group: http://home.bt.com/news/uk-news/shortlist-revealed-for-nations-favourite-nature-book-poll-11364241012146

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The News Hour (BBC Radio Cumbria, 03/01/2018) Dr Adam Cathcart (History - AHC) discusses North Korea re-opening a border hotline with South Korea. http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p05r6sgg#playt=19m11s

Also on: Jules Bellerby (BBC Radio York): http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p05r2p4h#playt=1h46m11s 

Last weekend for exhibition (Yorkshire Evening Post, 03/01/2018) The exhibition Irresistible Distance by Hondartza Fraga closes at the University of Leeds on Monday. The display, about the artist's fascination with remote landscapes, is at the Clothworkers Building and has been running since December. https://article.signalmedia.co/8cfe8a05-65bc-4d8f-bb30-da8c4ab8515f?secondary=true&u=f9157888-8859-4dec-89cc-3ce73fc5de40&origin=news-monitoring-app

Activist and photographer launches photographic campaign to encourage action against rising sea levels (Maldon & Burnham Standard, 02/01/2018) Alumna Lauren Darn (BA Cinema & Photography; Media & Communication - AHC) has founded SubmergedUK, a campaign which aims to help raise awareness of climate change and coastal submersion through photography. http://www.maldonandburnhamstandard.co.uk/news/15801219.Activist_and_photographer_launches_photographic_campaign_to_encourage_action_against_rising_sea_levels/

Also in: Daily Gazette: http://www.gazette-news.co.uk/news/local/maldon/15801219.Activist_and_photographer_launches_photographic_campaign_to_encourage_action_against_rising_sea_levels/?ref=rss

How changing masculinity is good for mental health (The Good Men Project, 02/01/2018) Dr Laura King (LHRI; History - AHC) is quoted on her research into the identity of men within family life. https://goodmenproject.com/mental-health-awareness/changing-masculinity-good-mental-health-cmtt/

Opinion: Fraying of ties with China should be Kim Jong-un's greatest worry as US ratchets up war talk (South China Morning Post, 31/12/2017) Dr Adam Cathcart (History - AHC) writes that China's support or tacit acceptance of the North Korean regime continues to erode, possibly bringing further eruptions. http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/2125750/opinion-fraying-ties-china-should-be-kim-jong-uns-greatest-worry-us

Breakfast (BBC One, 30/12/2017) Dr Georgina Binnie (English - AHC) and undergraduate Becky Hewitt (Languages, Cultures & Societies - AHC) are on the Breakfast sofa to discuss the pen pal scheme Writing Back, which pairs up students with older people in Yorkshire. Clip available.

Saturday Breakfast (BBC Radio 5 Live, 23/12/2017) Dr Simon Warner (Music - AHC) discusses Christmas number ones and Ed Sheeran releasing three versions of his song which achieved number one this year. http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b09jcq43#playt=1h51m56s

The new gene tool crispr sparks a history war (The Wall Street Journal, 22/12/2017) Professor Graeme Gooday (PRHS - AHC) is quoted in this story about a gene editing system. https://www.wsj.com/articles/a-new-gene-tool-sparksa-history-war-1513956167

Newsdrive (BBC Radio Scotland, 22/12/2017) Professor Duncan Wheeler (Languages, Cultures & Societies - AHC) discusses the result of the Catalan elections. http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b09jhfr0#playt=11m18s

Penpal project is writing the wrongs of loneliness epidemic (Yorkshire Evening Post (p4), 21/12/2017) The Writing Back project, led by Dr Georgina Binnie (English - AHC), has helped connect hundreds of students with older people in Yorkshire, and was referenced in a report by the Jo Cox Commission on Loneliness. https://article.signalmedia.co/19fd8fe3-7a8c-45bc-a476-63a40499533b?secondary=true&u=f9157888-8859-4dec-89cc-3ce73fc5de40&origin=news-monitoring-app

Writing Back tweet featured on: Daily Mail http://www.dailymail.co.uk/wires/pa/article-5183253/Every-single-one-tackle-loneliness-epidemic-says-Jo-Cox-s-sister.html

Students against period poverty: why young activists are seeing red (The Guardian, 19/12/2017) Undergraduate Emma Jacobs (Media & Communication - AHC) authors this article about a protest taking place in Parliament square today to lobby the government to provide free sanitary products to schoolgirls on free school meals. https://www.theguardian.com/education/2017/dec/19/students-against-period-poverty-why-young-activists-are-seeing-red

New micro-fibre pollution tools for brands (Drapers, 18/12/2017) The School of Design (AHC) are collaborating with the European Outdoor Group and biov8tion to address the issues surrounding microfiber pollution from textiles and clothing. https://www.drapersonline.com/news/new-micro-fibre-pollution-tools-for-brands/7028227.article

Also in: SGB Media https://sgbonline.com/european-outdoor-group-takes-on-microfiber-pollution/

Just Style https://www.just-style.com/news/european-outdoor-group-to-map-microfibre-pollution_id132457.aspx

Ecotextile https://www.ecotextile.com/2017121823153/materials-production-news/microfibre-consortium-outlines-next-step.html

University of Leeds becomes All-Steinway School (Classical Music Magazine, 18/12/2017) A major investment in 27 new Steinway pianos at the University's School of Music has enabled it to gain the coveted All-Steinway School status. http://www.rhinegold.co.uk/music_teacher/university-leeds-becomes-steinway-school/

Why we need to save the Christmas card and the art of letter writing (Yorkshire Post (also in print, p11), 18/12/2017) The Writing Back project, led by Dr Georgina Binnie (English - AHC), has helped connect hundreds of students with older people in Yorkshire, and was referenced in a report by the Jo Cox Commission on Loneliness. https://www.yorkshirepost.co.uk/news/opinion/why-we-need-to-save-the-christmas-card-and-the-art-of-letter-writing-1-8916660

Also on: Andrew Edwards (BBC Radio Leeds, 18/12/2017) Student Ian Simpson (English - AHC) and his pen pal Joyce chat on the Big Yorkshire Phone In http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p05nl54l#playt=39m7s

University of Leeds takes delivery of 27 Steinway pianos (Yorkshire Post, 18/12/2017) A major investment in 27 new Steinway pianos at the University's School of Music has enabled it to gain the coveted All-Steinway School status. https://www.yorkshirepost.co.uk/news/university-of-leeds-takes-delivery-of-27-steinway-pianos-1-8915604

Curatorial vs exhibition masters (China Economic Net (in Chinese), 18/12/2017) The University's masters offering in Curating Science is referenced in a list of British options for Chinese students wishing to be curators. http://expo.ce.cn/gd/201712/18/t20171218_27304963.shtml 

David Bowie, art collector (Ohio Edit, 17/12/2017) Professor Duncan Wheeler (Languages, Cultures & Societies - AHC) reflects on Bowie's relationship with the visual arts. http://ohioedit.com/2017/12/17/david-bowie-art-collector-by-duncan-wheeler/

Originally on: Revista de Libros (in Spanish) http://www.revistadelibros.com/discusion/david-bowie-y-el-arte-moderno

TV: N1 (N1, 16/12/2017) Dr Matthew Boswell (English - AHC) talks about Holocaust memory and how nation-states confront historical conflicts. http://rs.n1info.com/a349780/Vesti/Vesti/Gosti-N1-Srbija-gaji-privatnu-kulturu-secanja-na-ratove.html

What's the fastest color? Olympic speedskaters now say blue (MyAJC.com, 15/12/2017) Professor Stephen Westland (Design - AHC) discusses why the Norwegian Olympic speed skating team might benefit from wearing blue racing suits. http://www.myajc.com/sports/what-the-fastest-color-olympic-speedskaters-now-say-blue/ECKa6jUYmKnTRL9VmJtyjP/

Also in: My Statesman http://www.mystatesman.com/sports/what-the-fastest-color-olympic-speedskaters-now-say-blue/ECKa6jUYmKnTRL9VmJtyjP/

Loneliness heightened by social media, Jo Cox's sister says (The Guardian, 15/12/2017) The Writing Back project, led by Dr Georgina Binnie (English - AHC), has helped connect hundreds of students with older people in Yorkshire, and was referenced in a report by the Jo Cox commission on Loneliness. https://www.theguardian.com/media/2017/dec/15/loneliness-heightened-by-social-media-jo-coxs-sister-says

Also on: Guardian (in print, p13)

Stephen Nolan (BBC Radio 5 Live) http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b09hqgy1#playt=42m41s

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Toby Foster at Breakfast (BBC Radio Sheffield, 15/12/2017) Dr Georgina Binnie (English - AHC) chats about the Writing Back project, which has helped connect hundreds of English students at the University with older people in Yorkshire. http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p05mvyqf#playt=1h24m30s

University boost as 27 pianos arrive (BBC, 13/12/2017) A major investment in 27 new Steinway pianos at the University's School of Music has enabled it to gain the coveted All-Steinway School status. http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/av/uk-england-leeds-42329843/university-of-leeds-becomes-an-all-steinway-school

Also in: The Times (Scan available)

University news story: https://www.leeds.ac.uk/news/article/4154/school_of_music_invests_in_27_new_steinway_pianos

Which colour front door offers the warmest welcome? (Property Reporter, 12/12/2017) Professor Stephen Westland (Design - AHC) comments on the results of a Leeds Building Society poll of the most welcoming front door colour, offering some explanation for why red might have won. http://www.propertyreporter.co.uk/household/which-colour-front-door-offers-the-warmest-welcome.html

Andrew Edwards (BBC Radio Leeds, 12/12/2017) A major investment in 27 new Steinway pianos at the University's School of Music has enabled it to gain the coveted All-Steinway School status. Reporting from yesterday's performance in the Clothworkers' Centenary Concert Hall. http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p05nb8s0#playt=1h41m22s

Yorkshire 'creamware' that graced middle-class sideboards of generations past is dusted off once more (Yorkshire Post, 11/12/2017) MA Art Gallery and Museum Studies (FAHACS - AHC) students have created an exhibition of Yorkshire pottery within The Stanley and Audrey Burton Gallery. https://www.yorkshirepost.co.uk/news/yorkshire-creamware-that-graced-middle-class-sideboards-of-generations-past-is-dusted-off-once-more-1-8903406

What's the fastest color? Olympic speedskaters now say blue (The New York Times, 11/12/2017) Professor Stephen Westland's (Design - AHC) discusses why the Norwegian Olympic speed skating team might benefit from wearing blue racing suits. https://www.nytimes.com/2017/12/11/sports/olympics/fastest-color.html?partner=rss&emc=rss

More Woolworths than Wedgewood: Leeds students curate exhibition of Hunslet Pottery (Yorkshire Evening Post, 11/12/2017) MA Art Gallery and Museum Studies (FAHACS - AHC) students have created an exhibition of Yorkshire pottery within The Stanley and Audrey Burton Gallery. https://www.yorkshireeveningpost.co.uk/news/more-woolworths-than-wedgewood-leeds-students-curate-exhibition-of-hunslet-pottery-1-8900237

A feminist space at Leeds: looking back to think forwards (Corridor 8, 09/12/2017) PhD researcher Gillian Park (FAHACS - AHC) has curated an exhibition called 'A Feminist Space at Leeds: Looking Back to Think Forward', which is on display in the School's Project Space until the end of this week. http://corridor8.co.uk/article/feminist-space-leeds-looking-back-think-forwards/

Has the FBI 'become America's secret police'? (Politifact, 08/12/2017) Professor Simon Ball (History - AHC) is quoted saying: 'The contemporary U.S. political system and the Soviet political system of 1954, when the KGB was formed, are not comparable in any sensible analytical scheme". http://www.politifact.com/punditfact/statements/2017/dec/08/gregg-jarrett/has-fbi-become-americas-secret-police/

Lights, camera, Bolton! Where is Bancroft filmed? The Greater Manchester and Leeds filming locations revealed (The Sun, 07/12/2017) Dr Beth Johnson (Media & Communication - AHC) explains the recent trend for Yorkshire to become a popular filming location, particularly for television. https://www.thesun.co.uk/tvandshowbiz/5086649/where-is-bancroft-filmed-bolton-le-mans-crescent-leeds/

In Our Time (BBC Radio 4, 07/12/2017) Professor Bridget Bennett (English - AHC) is a guest for this discussion about Moby Dick. http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b09gzjm5

Yorkshire pottery exhibition (North Leeds Life, 06/12/2017) An article about the current exhibition in the Stanley and Audrey Burton Gallery curated by MA Art Gallery and Museum Studies students: Designing Yorkshire Pottery: For the Many, Not the Few. http://www.northleedslifegroup.com/2017/12/06/yorkshire-pottery-exhibition-highlights-democratisation-of-art-design-culture/

Why a Prussian General genocide stopped in Palestine (Die Welt, (in German) 06/12/2017) Professor Holger Afflerbach (History - AHC) is referenced as the biographer of Erich von Falkenhayn, the Chief of the German General Staff during the First World War who prevented the mass slaughter of Jews by the Ottoman military. https://www.welt.de/geschichte/article171315492/Warum-ein-preussischer-General-Genozid-in-Palaestina-stoppte.html

Breaking Elgar's Enigma (Hacker News, 06/12/2017) Emeritus Professor Julian Rushton (Music - AHC) is quoted from a book he wrote about the "mysteries and hidden messages" of Edward Elgar's classical music piece, Variations on an Original Theme, Enigma, Op. 36. https://newrepublic.com/article/139816/breaking-elgars-enigma

Dominic King (BBC Radio Kent, 06/12/2017) Dr Simon Warner (Music - AHC) reflects on the death of Johnny Hallyday. http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p05mzyrq#playt=1h35m22s

The state of the alliance: Beijing-Pyongyang relations in 2017 (NK News - North Korea News (paywall), 06/12/2017) Dr Adam Cathcart (History - AHC) is interviewed extensively about the future of North Korea and its alliance with China. https://www.nknews.org/2017/12/the-state-of-the-alliance-beijing-pyongyang-relations-in-2017/?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter

Gayle Lofthouse (BBC Radio Leeds, 05/12/2017) Professor Regina Lee Blazczyk (History - AHC) discusses her new book about the history of Guiseley woollen mill, Abraham Moon & Sons and the wider impact of the Yorkshire woollen industry on the world. http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p05mp3xl#playt=35m36s

World at One (BBC Radio 4, 05/12/2017) Professor Stephen Coleman (Media & Communication - AHC) talks about the findings of a new report carried out for the Electoral Reform Society into how the BBC's Question Time Leader's Special influenced General Election voters in the summer. http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b09gzjds#playt=39m42s

What is the truth behind alleged Sikh radicalisation (Daily O, 04/12/2017) Dr Jasjit Singh's (PRHS - AHC) research investigating Sikh "radicalisation" in Britain is reference in this opinion piece. https://www.dailyo.in/voices/leeds-research-rejects-khalistan-punjab-sikh-radicalisation-modi-amarinder-singh/story/1/20968.html

Question Time leaders special 'may have influenced more than 1m voters' (Daily Mail, 04/12/2017) Professor Jay Blumler, Professor Stephen Coleman and Dr Christopher Birchall (all Media & Communication - AHC) have led research finding that the BBC's Question Time Leader's Special may have swung more than a million people's votes in June's General Election. http://www.dailymail.co.uk/wires/pa/article-5142717/Question-Time-leaders-special-influenced-1m-voters.html

Also in: Yorkshire Post: https://www.yorkshirepost.co.uk/news/influence-of-leaders-show-revealed-by-leeds-university-research-1-8890551

Yorkshire Evening Post: https://www.yorkshireeveningpost.co.uk/news/influence-of-leaders-show-revealed-by-leeds-university-research-1-8890551

University news story: http://www.leeds.ac.uk/news/article/4146/single_election_broadcast_influenced_one_third_of_viewers_votes

Little proof of radicalization of Sikhs in UK: Leeds study (Times of India, 04/12/2017) Dr Jasjit Singh (PRHS - AHC) has led research investigating Sikh 'radicalisation' in Britain, in which he found little evidence of the country's Sikhs being radicalised to join international terrorist groups. https://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/nri/other-news/little-proof-of-radicalization-of-sikhs-in-uk-leeds-study/articleshow/61909972.cms

Connections (BBC Radio Leeds, 03/12/2017) Dr Jasjit Singh (PRHS - AHC) features to discuss his researcg investigating Sikh 'radicalisation' in Britain, in which he found little evidence of the country's Sikhs being radicalised to join international terrorist groups. http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p05mp3hk#playt=1h30m3s

Sikh diaspora alarmed at arrest of British man Jagtar Singh Johal in India (Business Standard India, 27/11/2017) Friday's article by Dr Jasjit Singh (PRHS - AHC) is reproduced from The Conversation. http://www.business-standard.com/article/current-affairs/sikh-diaspora-alarmed-at-arrest-of-british-man-jagtar-singh-johal-in-india-117112700276_1.html

Obituary: Trevor Bell (The Times, 27/11/2017) The artist and former Gregory Fellow at the University has died. https://www.thetimes.co.uk/article/obituary-trevor-bell-cm53kn53k

Journey to bronze (Yorkshire Post, 25/11/2017) The relationship between sculptor Henry Moore and former Vice-Chancellor Michael Sadler is explored as part of this preview of a new exhibition at the Henry Moore Institute. https://www.yorkshirepost.co.uk/news/leeds-s-own-henry-moore-is-coming-home-in-new-exhibition-1-8869356

Asian Network's Big Debate (BBC Asian Network, 24/11/2017) Dr Jasjit Singh (PRHS - AHC) discusses his new report about Sikh radicalisation. Also on BBC Radio Asia. http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b09f2nwr#playt=1h15m48s

Alarm spreads in Sikh diaspora at arrest of British man Jagtar Singh Johal in India (The Conversation, 24/11/2017) Dr Jasjit Singh (PRHS - AHC) authors this article about Jagtar Singh Johal, a Sikh born and raised in Scotland visiting India for his wedding, who was taken into custody by the Punjab police on November 4. The case has raised alarm among Sikhs in India and across the Sikh diaspora with concerns being raised about the due process around Johal's arrest and subsequent allegations of torture. https://theconversation.com/alarm-spreads-in-sikh-diaspora-at-arrest-of-british-man-jagtar-singh-johal-in-india-87958

Mary Cassatt painted domestic life in a way male Impressionists couldn't (Artsy, 23/11/2017) Professor Griselda Pollock (FAHCS - AHC) explains the moment artist Mary Cassatt became part of the egalitarian art movement, as she was invited by Edgar Degas to join the Impressionist circle. https://www.artsy.net/article/artsy-editorial-mary-cassatt-painted-domestic-life-way-male-impressionists  

University quiz team's bid for TV show jackpot (Yorkshire Evening Post, 23/11/2017) Alumni of a Leeds University Union quiz team are today set to appear on popular ITV game show Tenable, which is hosted by Star Wars actor Warwick Davies. The team includes alumni Tolly Oram (History - AHC) and Jed Evamy-Jones (Physics - MAPS). https://article.signalmedia.co/ee1872e6-a7ed-4be2-b707-32e2e4f022e6?secondary=true&u=f9157888-8859-4dec-89cc-3ce73fc5de40&origin=news-monitoring-app

Interview with Simon Armitage (Times Higher Education Supplement, 23/11/2017) Simon Armitage is an English poet, playwright and novelist. He was recently appointed professor of poetry at the University of Leeds, having previously been professor of poetry at the University of Sheffield. https://www.timeshighereducation.com/people/interview-simon-armitage-university-of-leeds

13 surprisingly fun things to do at Christmas if you can't celebrate with friends and family (Elle UK, 22/11/2017) The Writing Back volunteer letter-writing scheme set up by Dr Georgina Binnie (English - AHC) is featured. http://www.elleuk.com/life-and-culture/culture/news/a39647/things-to-do-christmas-alone-without-family/

The most popular genes in the human genome (Nature, 22/11/2017) Professor Gregory Radick (PRHS - AHC) discusses the tendency for particular genes to be studied for long periods of time, in this in-depth look at the most studied genes in biology. http://www.nature.com/articles/d41586-017-07291-9

Sikh activism is not radicalism (Panjab Times, 22/11/2017) Dr Jasjit Singh's (PRHS - AHC) research investigates Sikh "radicalisation" in Britain, and has found little evidence of the country's Sikhs being radicalised to join international terrorist groups. http://panjabtimes.uk/detail/news_2210.aspx

New book documents the global success of local textile company (Telegraph and Argus, 22/11/2017) Professor Regina Blaszczyk (History - AHC) authors a new book called 'Fashionability', which documents the history of textile companies such as Abraham Moon and Sons Ltd. https://article.signalmedia.co/c9978697-0fbe-4e57-9d81-eefc32c38dd7?secondary=true&u=f9157888-8859-4dec-89cc-3ce73fc5de40&origin=news-monitoring-app

The experience of sickness and health during Crusader campaigns to the eastern Mediterranean, 1095-1274 (Medievalists.net, 21/11/2017) Dr Joanna Phillips' (Institute for Medieval Studies; History - AHC) PhD thesis is previewed, which proposes the reading of medieval chronicles, specifically those of the crusades, for their medical content. http://www.medievalists.net/2017/11/experience-sickness-health-crusader-campaigns-eastern-mediterranean-1095-1274/

Kids featured in film project (Yorkshire Evening Post, 21/11/2017) PhD researcher Matthew Elliot (English - AHC) launched a project this year focusing on how to engage young people in political and social change, and has involved youngsters in a short film as part of his research project. https://article.signalmedia.co/3b96cfb1-a81a-458f-918e-758dcb9e66ce?secondary=true&u=f9157888-8859-4dec-89cc-3ce73fc5de40&origin=news-monitoring-app

Sunday (BBC Radio 4, 19/11/2017) Dr Jasjit Singh (PRHS - AHC) discusses his research looking at Sikh "radicalisation" in Britain, plus Sikh fundamentalism in the UK and the impact it's having in India. http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b09fj97j#playt=35m26s

Archive on 4 (BBC Radio 4, 18/11/2017) Dr Julia Snell (English - AHC) discusses accents and linguistics, arguing that language is a stylistic resource, akin to jewellery and clothes. http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b07djnzb#playt=18m38s

Aerosmith and the Teide (El Pais (in Spanish), 17/11/2017) Professor Duncan Wheeler (Languages, Cultures and Societies - AHC) is interviewed about his recent trip to the Carnival of Tenerife, where he explored the idea that popular festivals in Spain are something democratic, and watched Aerosmith perform. https://elviajero.elpais.com/elviajero/2017/11/16/actualidad/1510826474_476797.html 

Plans for conference are sounding great (Telegraph and Argus, 17/11/2017) Composer Samuel Hertz is bringing his talents to Bradford. The inaugural DARE art prize-winner, launched by the University in conjunction with Opera North, has written a piece specifically for the National Science and Media Museum in Bradford which will receive its premiere at a conference on Thursday, November 23. https://article.signalmedia.co/6b0ef57e-e85b-4d7b-adaa-274156b9f6ad?secondary=true&u=f9157888-8859-4dec-89cc-3ce73fc5de40&origin=news-monitoring-app

How they watched TV in Leeds, nine years before it was invented (Yorkshire Post, 17/11/2017) It was exactly 90 years ago that a group of scientists, clustered in a lecture room at Leeds University, agreed to form themselves into the world's first television society, the Royal Television Society. The ITV Studios on Kirkstall Road will host the 90th birthday party, and the connection with Leeds University will be maintained with a keynote speech from former Chancellor, the broadcaster Melvyn Bragg. http://www.yorkshirepost.co.uk/news/how-they-watched-tv-in-leeds-nine-years-before-it-was-invented-1-8861731

Also in: Yorkshire Evening Post: http://www.yorkshireeveningpost.co.uk/news/how-they-watched-tv-in-leeds-nine-years-before-it-was-invented-1-8861731

Understanding Sikh activism in Britain (Asia Samachar, 16/11/2017) Dr Jasjit Singh's (PRHS - AHC) research sparked by media reports citing Sikh "radicalisation" in Britain has found little evidence of the country's Sikh's being radicalised to join international terrorist groups. http://asiasamachar.com/2017/11/16/16488/

Also in: University news story: https://www.leeds.ac.uk/news/article/4136/understanding_sikh_activism_in_britain

Gayle Lothouse (BBC Radio Leeds, 15/11/2017) Professor Alison Fell (LCS & Legacies of War - AHC) discusses the upcoming 'Nurses on the frontline of woundcare' public event and conference, which illustrates the challenges of nurses in the First World War, and what that might have to teach us about nursing today. http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p05kstmy#playt=2h38m35s

Register here: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/nurses-on-the-frontline-of-wound-care-public-panel-discussion-exhibition-tickets-39079258113

Andrew Edwards (BBC Radio Leeds, 15/11/2017) Emeritus Professor Clive Upton (English - AHC) discusses some people's annoyance with the word 'so', which BBC listeners are annoyed about. http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p05kstmh#playt=1h36m3s

Why it matters when big tech firms extend their power into media content (The Conversation, 15/11/2017) Professor David Hesmondhalgh (Media & Communication - AHC) discusses the major shift taking place in global media, with tech corporations that were once mainly involved in distribution of media content, now sinking huge amounts of money into the content itself. https://theconversation.com/why-it-matters-when-big-tech-firms-extend-their-power-into-media-content-86876

Ghana has lost out on integrity-Prof Oduro Owusu (Business Ghana, 15/11/2017) Dr Kweku Ampiah (Languages, Cultures & Societies - AHC) is quoted saying that for Ghana to catch up with her counterparts, there was the need for suitable education as a transformational tool. He calls for an effective universal primary education for Ghanaians and urges policy makers to take a cue from Japan. http://www.businessghana.com/site/news/general/155464/Ghana-has-lost-out-on-integrity-Prof-Owusu

Alex Lester at Breakfast (BBC Radio WM, 15/11/2017) Dr Simon Warner (Music - AHC) discusses musicians releasing albums around Christmas, and the music industry targeting older audiences with buying physical copies of music, as opposed to streaming. http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p05lks3n#playt=1h41m25s

Recalling Charlotte Salomon (Times Literary Supplement, 14/11/2017) Professor Griselda Pollock (FAHCS - AHC) writes about Charlotte Salomon, the German Jewish artist who died in Auschwitz in 1943 aged twenty-six, a year after she had created one of the most complex, fascinating and challenging artworks of the modern era. https://article.signalmedia.co/f9bc5a3f-313e-4642-84a3-35d62d818941?secondary=true&u=f9157888-8859-4dec-89cc-3ce73fc5de40&origin=news-monitoring-app

Also mentioned in: New York Times https://www.nytimes.com/2017/10/23/arts/design/charlotte-salomon-life-or-theater.html

Ghana has no integrity---Prof Oduro Owusu decries (Modern Ghana, 13/11/2017) Dr Kweku Ampiah (Languages, Cultures & Societies - AHC) is quoted saying that for Ghana to catch up with her counterparts, there was the need for suitable education as a transformational tool. He calls for an effective universal primary education for Ghanaians and urges policy makers to take a cue from Japan. https://www.modernghana.com/news/816356/ghana-has-no-integrity-prof-oduro-owusu-decries.html

How unhelpful but accepted social norms fuel sexual assault against women (The Independent, 13/11/2017) Teaching fellow Dr Natasha McKeever (IDEA - Arts, Humanities and Cultures) discusses gendered social norms that might have a role in sexual harassment against women in light of the Westminister scandal. https://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/home-news/sexual-assault-culture-societal-norms-permit-harassment-women-men-gender-imbalance-a8051586.html

Originally published in The Conversation: https://theconversation.com/we-need-to-talk-about-the-social-norms-that-fuel-sexual-assault-87123