Recent news items involving colleagues from the Faculty.
The Middle Ages Actually Aren't Just About The Peoples Of Europe (Forbes 5/7/2018) A delegate to this week's International Medieval Congress (History - AHC) praises the richness and variety of research presented at this year's event.
The economics of the hajj (ACCA 3/7/2018) Professor Seán McLoughlin (PRHS - AHC) is quoted discussing the hajj, the annual pilgrimage of Muslims to Mecca, which is a logistical challenge for Saudi Arabia.
Bookshop of the Month (Yale Books 3/7/2018) Yale University Press' blog uses the context of this week's International Medieval Congress to pay a visit to Ampleforth Abbey Bookshop in North Yorkshire.Horrors of war from rediscovered diary.
Horrors of war from rediscovered diary (Yorkshire Evening Post 30/6/2018)In the Wrong Place at the Wrong Time, a project looking at the experiences of internees during the First World War and coordinated by Dr Claudia Sternberg (FAHACS - AHC) is mentioned (in print version) in connection with a new display at Leeds City Museum curated by young historians.
Brain like Berkeley: university courses on your favourite pop stars (Times Higher Education 28/6/2018) The University is mentioned for running a course on David Bowie. The course is a discovery module called Bowie, Reading, Writing and is run by Dr Denis Flannery (English - AHC).
Website launched looking at history of Skipton's former military and prisoner of war camp (Westmorland Gazette 28/6/2018) Anne Buckley (Language Centre) and Dr Caroline Summers (Languages, Cultures & Societies - AHC) are 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 I.
Radio: BBC 4 - World At One (25/06/18, 1.39pm), Dr Simon Warner (Music - AHC) comments on changes to the music charts that will include videos streamed on YouTube.
Also on: BBC Radio 2 and Radio 6 Music bulletins
Tabish Khair 'returns' to India with new novel (India Today, 24/6/2018),
Coverage of the new book by Leverhulme Visiting Professor and author
Tabish Khair (English - AHC) appears in various Indian titles.
Also in: India.com
One of the leading Russian universities have lost their accreditation. What's going on? (BBC Russian -in Russian, 22/6/2018) Dr Ilya Yablokov (Languages, Cultures & Societies - AHC) comments on the excellent social and humanitarian research which goes on at the Moscow Higher School of Social and Economic Sciences, better known as "Shaninka", which has just lost state accreditation.
Also in: Meduza (in Russian) - Professor James Harris (History - AHC) expresses his disapproval of the university losing its accreditation.
Is there a dark side to the growing obsession with skincare? (The Guardian, 21/6/2018) Dr Efrat Tseëlon (Design - AHC) comments on Reddit communities which centre on skincare.
Rebel Women - The Great Art Fight Back (BBC Four, 18/06/18, 10.30pm) Professor Griselda Pollock (FAHACS - AHC) contributes to this documentary about the generation of revolutionary female artists who emerged after the late 1960s.
Getting education down to a fine art (Independent Education Today 20/6/2018)
An annual event jointly organised by the School of Fine Art, History of
Art and Cultural Studies (AHC) to promote the study of art history
among school pupils is mentioned. The Discover ARTiculation Challenge
finals are held in the School on 11 July.
Letting humanities and social sciences speak to the public (WONKHE, 20/6/2018) Professor Stuart Murray (English - AHC) and Dr Raymond Holt (Mechanical Engineering) are mentioned as having brought art and science together to explore views of disability design, prostheses and the body, by designing a disabled artificial hand. Prof Murray is exhibiting the project at the British Academy Sumer Showcase 22-23 June.
With China visit, Kim Jong Un can play statesman and reassure Beijing (MSN UK, 20th June) Dr Adam Cathcart (History - AHC) explains that there is lots for the leaders of North Korea and China to talk about economically. Originally in LA Times.
Launch pad for germ killer Daily Express, 20/6/2018) Surfaceskins, a firm started by University spinout NIRI (Design - AHC), has secured more than £1 million in pre-orders for anti-bacterial door push pads which cut the risk of spreading infection via hospital doors.
Sunderlands Spanish conquest: the essence of English football in its purest sense (Salut! Sunderland, 19/6/2018) PhD researcher David Hewitt (Languages, Cultures & Societies - AHC) writes this article about Sunderland travelling to play the Spanish national football team in May 1934, ahead of the World Cup in Italy.
Originally on: The Conversation
The image of the 'cool daddy', (Chunichi Shimbun, Scan available 18/6/2018), Dr Laura King (History - AHC) is quoted in this piece about changing perceptions of fatherhood in the UK in the 20th century.
Radio: BBC Sheffield -Sunday Breakfast (BBC Radio Sheffield, 17/6/2018, 8.10am) Dr Stephen Muir (Music - AHC) discusses concerns over the Russian treatment of religious groups, in the context of the Russia World Cup.
When Sunderland AFC gave Spain a lesson in football it sparked national introspection
(The Conversation, 15/6/2018) David Lewis (Languages, Cultures and Societies - AHC) writes about the effects of a tour by the English team in 1934
Radio: Good Morning Scotland (BBC Radio Scotland 13/6/2018) Dr Adam Cathcart (History - AHC) comments on yesterday's US-Korea summit.
Radio: News bulletin (BBC Radio 5 Live 13/6/2018) Dr Adam Cathcart (History - AHC) comments on that morning's summit.
He was also on Ireland's RTE Radio 1 (clip unavailable) and BBC Radio Leeds yesterday afternoon in the 1pm bulletin and in discussion on the Gayle Lofthouse programme.
Trump commits weight of U.S. foreign policy to gut feeling that Kim will act in good faith (The Globe and Mail 13/6/2018) Dr Adam Cathcart (History - AHC) is quoted.
An agreement with no detail, a vague commitment to denuclearisation and huge US concessions - but the Trump/Kim summit could be a successful first step towards peace (MailOnline, 13/6/2018) Dr Robert Winstanley-Chesters (Languages, Cultures and Societies - AHC) reflects on the summit.
He is also quoted in this news piece in the same outlet.
Radio: Talkback (BBC Radio Ulster, 12/6/2018) Dr Robert Winstanley-Chesters (Languages, Cultures and Societies - AHC) takes part in a panel discussion with Kevin Macguire, Associate Editor of the Daily Mirror.
Artists feel the Squeeze (The Independent i, 10/6/2018) Fine art final year student Kirsten Sinclair (FAHACS - AHC) with her work Traces blush: To Stroke. It forms part of Squeeze, the School's current degree show.
Radio: Andrew Edwards (BBC Radio Leeds, 1/6/2018) Research into rising costs for British Muslims going on Hajj by Professor Prof Seán McLoughlin (PRHS - AHC) was featured across numerous BBC Radio stations, including London, Merseyside, Tees, Sheffield, Gloucester, Manchester, Lancashire, Leicester and Stoke.
North Korea seen looking to China, not U.S., for help in any economic
transformation (Reuters -UK, 10/6/2018)
Dr Adam Cathcart (History - AHC) comments that stagnating economic growth in Chinas northeastern rustbelt has spurred interest in ramping up Chinese economic ties with North Korea.
Enter N. Korea's museum of hatred (The New Paper.sg, 7/6/2018) As part of a feature on Sinchon Museum, North Korea's monument to the Koren War victims, Leeds professor Adam Cathcart, who has researched Sinchon extensively, highlights factual inaccuracies in historical records.
Lessons in loathing at North Korea's museum to 'US atrocity' (Daily Mail, 07/06/2018) Dr Adam Cathcart (History - AHC) comments on a North Korean museum which presents war atrocities allegedly perpetrated by American GIs during the Korean War.
We tried the revolutionary new hair dye made from Ribena...here's how it turned out (The Sun, 07/06/2018) Professor Christopher Rayner (Chemistry - MAPS) and Dr Richard Blackburn (Design - AHC) have led research to extract natural hair dyes from waste blackcurrant skins. The technology is being applied commercially via their spinout, Keracol. Featuring a reporter from The Sun volunteering as the first ever person to try out hair dye. https://www.thesun.co.uk/fabulous/6462874/revolutionary-new-hair-dye-ribena/
TV (Made in Leeds, 06/06/2018) Coverage of this year's graduate show in the School of Fine Art, History of Art and Cultural Studies (AHC). https://www.facebook.com/MadeInLeedstv/videos/1711663358954844/
How youth activism is kicking unpaid internships to the curb (The Conversation, 06/06/2018) Professor Kate Oakley (Media & Communication - AHC) co-authors this article about how public opinion around unpaid internships has changed dramatically in recent years. https://theconversation.com/how-youth-activism-is-kicking-unpaid-internships-to-the-curb-95994
Making hair dye from blackcurrants (The Naked Scientists, 05/06/2018) Dr Richard Blackburn (Design - AHC) is interviewed about new research carried out with Professor Christopher Rayner (Chemistry- MAPS) to create a sustainable non-toxic hair dye from waste blackcurrant skins. https://www.thenakedscientists.com/articles/interviews/making-hair-dye-blackcurrants
Theatre and dance in New York City this weekend (CityGuideNY.com, 04/06/2018) "The Department of Theater at Brooklyn College, Screaming Media Productions, Leeds University and stage@leeds UK are proud to present: Gi60: The International One Minute Theatre Festival - 2018, celebrating fourteen years of collaboration and community - 150 new plays in three locations - USA, UK and in New Zealand -- all part of the growing, international Gi60 community." https://www.cityguideny.com/article/Theatre-and-Dance-in-New-York-City-This-Weekend-June-8-June-10#.WxZi8OSouUk
The trouble with technocracy (Quillette, 04/06/2018) Undergraduate Lyle Broom (English & History - AHC) writes this article about Elon Musk declaring he will create a new website, called Pravda, "where the public can rate the core truth of any article & track the credibility score over time of each journalist, editor & publication." https://quillette.com/2018/06/04/the-trouble-with-technocracy/
5 live Science (BBC Radio 5 Live, 03/06/2018) Dr Richard Blackburn (Design - AHC) talks about new research carried out with colleagues in Chemistry to create a sustainable non-toxic hair dye from waste blackcurrant skins. https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b0b4zkm3#playt=24m14s
The American Art Tapes (Archive on 4, 02/06/2018) This Archive on 4 programme revisits a US sabbatical taken by the late John Jones, a painter and Senior Lecturer in the Department of Fine Art. The recordings he made provide an unusual insight into the vibrant art scene of mid-1960s America. https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b0b4ykkw
15 things to do in Leeds: June 2018 (Leeds Confidential, 01/06/2018) The University of Leeds Fashion Show by the School of Design BA Fashion students is taking place from 15 - 22 June. https://confidentials.com/leeds/15-things-to-do-in-leeds-june-2018?id=5b111e1a97f53
Many scientists played a part in DNA advances (The Times (behind paywall), 01/06/2018) Dr Kersten Hall (PRHS - AHC) writes this letter explaining the role of the young scientist and unsung heroine Florence Bell, who played a crucial role in the discovery of the structure of DNA whilst at the University of Leeds. https://www.thetimes.co.uk/article/many-scientists-played-a-part-in-dna-advances-b9srjq0xm
Poet in the City Presents: Icons and Influences (Culture Whisper, 01/06/2018) Professor Simon Armitage (English - AHC) is taking part in Poet in the City Presents: Icons and Influences, as figures from poetry and punk rock come together to discuss inspiration and expression through words and songwriting, in London on 9 June. https://www.culturewhisper.com/r/talks/poet_in_the_city_presents_icons_and_influences/11637
Eco-friendly hair dye created from Ribena waste (The Naked Scientists, 01/06/2018) Professor Christopher Rayner (Chemistry - MAPS) and Dr Richard Blackburn (Design - AHC) have led research to extract natural hair dyes from waste blackcurrant skins. The technology is being applied commercially via their spinout, Keracol. https://www.thenakedscientists.com/articles/science-news/eco-friendly-hair-dye-created-ribena-waste
Also in: Chemical & Engineering News https://cen.acs.org/business/consumerProducts/Colorful-hair-dyes-blackcurrants/96/i23
The Journal (Ireland) http://www.thejournal.ie/blackcurrant-hair-dye-4042326-Jun2018/?utm_source=shortlink
Good Morning Ulster (BBC Radio Ulster, 01/06/2018) Dr Simon Warner (Music - AHC) discusses the band Spandau Ballet replacing their lead singer Tony Hadley with Ross Wild. https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b0b3vfz3#playt=1h20m12s
Blackcurrant dye could make hair colouring safer, more sustainable (Canada Free Press, 31/05/2018) Professor Christopher Rayner (Chemistry - MAPS) and Dr Richard Blackburn (Design - AHC) have led research to extract natural hair dyes from waste blackcurrant skins. The technology is being applied commercially via their spinout, Keracol. https://canadafreepress.com/article/blackcurrant-dye-could-make-hair-coloring-safer-more-sustainable
Good Morning Scotland (BBC Radio Scotland, 31/05/2018) Dr Richard Blackburn (Design - AHC) talks about new research carried out with colleagues in Chemistry to create a sustainable non-toxic hair dye from waste blackcurrant skins. https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b0b4jy1j#playt=2h48m30s
Also on: BBC Radio Leeds https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p0673pj5#playt=1h45m47s
Ian Brannan (Radio Heart FM Yorkshire, 30/05/2018) Dr Richard Blackburn (Design - AHC) talks about new research carried out with colleagues in Chemistry to create a sustainable non-toxic hair dye from waste blackcurrant skins. http://www.heart.co.uk/yorkshire/radio/aod/?episodeId=d020fc6a-e103-4003-b061-e7ea714b85d9
Ribena waste used to make hair dyes (BBC News, 30/05/2018) Professor Christopher Rayner (Chemistry - MAPS) and Dr Richard Blackburn (Design - AHC) have led research to extract natural hair dyes from waste blackcurrant skins. The technology is being applied commercially via their spinout, Keracol. http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-leeds-44303626
Also in: Sky News; iNews; The Scotsman; Capital FM; ITV; Metro; Russia Today (in German); Daily Mail; Cosmetics Business; Hello!; Huffington Post; MedIndia; Cosmos; Engineering & Technology magazine; Refinery29; Yorkshire Post; ZME Science
Also in over 100 regional news outlets
12 artists are selected for artist residencies in indigenous communities (Terra Brasil (in Portuguese), 29/05/2018) Dr Thea Pitman (Languages, Cultures & Societies - AHC) is one of the curators for the Electronic Art Indigenous (AEI) program run by the NGO Thydêwá, organising artistic residencies within indigenous communities in Brazil. https://www.terra.com.br/noticias/dino/12-artistas-sao-selecionados-para-residencias-artisticas-em-comunidades-indigenas,52cf7542debe0fc5e0d94c05bf0739746977ty88.html
Defeating the trolls (Manila Standard, 25/05/2018) Dr Jason Vincent Cabañes (Media & Communication - AHC) published research looking at how a network of digital workers are designing political disinformation campaigns, creating fake news and fanning the flames of public discontent in the Philippines. http://manilastandard.net/opinion/columns/eagle-eyes-by-tony-la-vina/266548/defeating-the-trolls.html
Cult film back on big screen (Yorkshire Evening Post, 25/05/2018) Dr Simon Hewitt (PRHS- AHC) is leading a discussion at the Hyde Park Picture House 'Philosophy and Film' evening tomorrow night, about the questions raised by the cult sci-fi film They Live. Dr Joe Saunders (IDEA - AHC) organises the series. https://article.signalmedia.co/c086e077-c9bf-3d6f-a363-41ec2eee9a26?secondary=true&u=f9157888-8859-4dec-89cc-3ce73fc5de40&origin=news-monitoring-app
Forward Prizes 2018 shortlist announced: Vahni Capildeo and Danez Smith up for 'poetry Oscars' (The Daily Telegraph, 23/05/2018) Douglas Caster Cultural Fellow Vahni Capildeo (English - AHC) is shortlisted for the Forward Prize for Best Poetry Collection with 'Venus as a Bear'. https://www.telegraph.co.uk/books/news/forward-prizes-2018-shortlist-announced-vahni-capildeo-danez/
Also in: The Guardian https://www.theguardian.com/books/2018/may/24/british-poetry-scene-fails-diversity-test
Tuning up for musical treat (Yorkshire Evening Post, 23/05/2018) Final year music students from the University of Leeds will be performing at Adel Methodist Church Hall this Sunday. https://article.signalmedia.co/cbc6bf2d-6fba-36c0-a6d1-45a2e23d7adb?secondary=true&u=f9157888-8859-4dec-89cc-3ce73fc5de40&origin=news-monitoring-app
Julia George (BBC Radio Kent, 22/05/2018) Dr Simon Warner (Music - AHC) discusses the Rolling Stones' final tour, and their fanbase over the years. https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p066mbcm#playt=2h12m59s
Poem of the week: They (may forget (their names (if let out))) by Vahni Capildeo (The Guardian, 21/05/2018) Douglas Caster Cultural Fellow Vahni Capildeo (English - AHC) has a poem from her Forward Prize shortlisted collection featured on The Guardian's Poem of the Week. https://www.theguardian.com/books/booksblog/2018/may/21/poem-of-the-week-they-may-forget-their-names-if-let-out-by-vahni-capildeo
Modern radio 'pirates' turn the tables on traditional music stations (The Times, 21/05/2018) Undergraduate Jonathan Laxton (Music - AHC) co-founded College Music, a popular YouTube channel, which specialises in live streamed lo-fi hip hop and chill-hop music. https://article.signalmedia.co/3026f5e7-6b77-3ac9-a16d-c541c5d4f895?secondary=true&u=f9157888-8859-4dec-89cc-3ce73fc5de40&origin=news-monitoring-app
Last stand for Strand club where India's past has stood still (The Guardian, 20/05/2018) Professor William Gould (History - AHC) discusses The India Club's history. https://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/2018/may/20/india-club-strand-london-last-stand-threat-developers
'Triumph' focuses on residents in 1500s London (Manhattan Mercury, 20/05/2018) Book review of Professor Stephen Alford's (History - AHC) new book called London's Triumph. http://themercury.com/features/books_and_writing/triumph-focuses-on-residents-in-s-london/article_8cecb430-0b65-5065-b8c3-57b6b8a4a955.html
Expert explains if opposition could pose challenge to Maduro at election (Sputnik, 19/05/2018) Dr Rebecca Jarman (Languages, Cultures & Societies - AHC) takes part in a Q&A ahead of Venezuelans voting in an early general election, which critics argue is just another political weapon in the arsenal of incumbent President Nicolas Maduro, as he seeks to maintain his hold on power. https://sputniknews.com/analysis/201805191064597264-opposition-challenge-maduro-why/
The greener side of the hedge (MySunshineCoast, 18/05/2018) Visiting Professor David Lewis (Design - AHC) is engaged in numerous research projects to improve the industries standard in hair colour and beauty products and has been influencing research into hair colouration in Europe. https://mysunshinecoast.com.au/news/news-display/the-greener-side-of-the-hedge,54744?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=MSC_Feed
University pals are taking their play to the Edinburgh Festival Fringe (Telegraph and Argus, 18/05/2018) Undergraduates Katie Mahon and Leah Hand (both PCI - AHC) have co-founded the Bloomin' Buds Theatre Company - a social enterprise 'challenge the stigma of the class divide through community-based theatre', which was funded through the Spark enterprise scholarship at the University. http://www.thetelegraphandargus.co.uk/news/16234461.University_pals_are_taking_their_play_to_the_Edinburgh_Festival_Fringe/
Richard Stead (BBC Radio Leeds, 17/05/2018) Caroline Rose (Languages, Cultures & Societies - AHC) and Professor Chris Carr (Design - AHC) are interviewed about a new 3D weaving loom in the School's new 3D Weaving Innovation Centre. https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p065hsxn#playt=2h4m46s
Also: An earlier piece in the same programme featured Dr Elizabeth Gaston, Dr Jane Scott and a final year student (all Design - AHC) demonstrating a whole garment manufacturing system. https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p065hsxn#playt=1h4m49s
In Our Time (BBC Radio 4, 17/05/2018) Dr Sarah Hudspith (Languages, Cultures & Societies - AHC) discusses how the emancipation of the Serfs was represented in literature. https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b0b2gspd
The Richard Stead Breakfast Show (BBC Radio Leeds, 17/05/2018) Dr Elizabeth Gaston and Dr Jane Scott (Design - AHC) feature in this piece about the new cutting-edge 3D weaving loom - the only one of its kind in the UK - which is at the heart of a new textiles innovation centre at the University's School of Design. https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p065hsxn#playt=1h4m49s
Also on morning news bulletins.
Yorkshire Fashion Diary: Style & beauty events across the county (Yorkshire Post, 16/05/2018) The University of Leeds Fashion Show by the School of Design BA Fashion students is listed as taking place on 14 June. https://www.yorkshirepost.co.uk/lifestyle/fashion/yorkshire-fashion-diary-style-beauty-events-across-the-county-1-9166118
A student volunteer's guide: five ways to save on the summer break (The Guardian, 16/05/2018) Undergraduate and new Welfare Officer for LUU Matt Port (Languages, Cultures & Societies - AHC) explains how taking part in RAG's Jailbreak can get you abroad without costing a penny. https://www.theguardian.com/education/2018/may/16/a-student-volunteers-guide-five-ways-to-save-on-the-summer-break
Podcast: London's Triumph (Folger Shakespeare Library, 15/05/2018) Professor Stephen Alford (History - AHC) talks about London in the time of Shakespeare, for this podcast from Folger's Shakespeare Unlimited series. https://www.folger.edu/shakespeare-unlimited/stephen-alford-londons-triumph
Dominic King (BBC Radio Kent, 15/05/2018) Dr Simon Warner (Music - AHC) discusses whether Rolling Stones fans would have been upset when President Trump played one of their songs after his victory speech when he became US president last year, and more. https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p065j01g#playt=1h37m34s
5 live Drive (BBC Radio 5 Live, 15/05/2018) Dr Mark Sumner and PhD researchers Lucy Taylor and Lucy Cotton (all Design - AHC) take part in a live discussion about New Look, and other retailers, charging more money for plus-sized clothes. https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b0b2j595#playt=49m58s
News (BBC, 15/05/2018) Dr Mark Sumner (Design - AHC) chats live about New Look, and other retailers, charging more money for plus-sized clothing. Clip available.
Shipley man begins fundraising for USA coast-to-coast charity bike ride (Telegraph and Argus, 14/05/2018) Antony Butcher (PCI - AHC) has started fundraising ahead of a marathon cycling challenge he is taking part in two year's time, cycling coast-to-coast from New York to San Francisco to raise money for a number of charities. http://www.thetelegraphandargus.co.uk/news/16221184.Shipley_man_begins_fundraising_for_USA_coast-to-coast_charity_bike_ride/
Visitors share ideas as museum embarks on new project (Telegraph and Argus, 13/05/2018) Dr Helen Graham (FAHACS - AHC) discusses a project partnering with the National Science and Media Museum in Bradford, looking at how the museum can play a bigger role in drawing people to the Bradford district. http://www.thetelegraphandargus.co.uk/news/16222615.Visitors_share_ideas_as_museum_embarks_on_new_project/
Rain Man (Daily Telegraph, 12/05/2018) Hancrafted umbrellas made by School of Design alumnus Jamie Milestone (Graphic Design, 2004) are featured in the Saturday magazine's Best of British feature. https://www.pressreader.com/uk/the-daily-telegraph-telegraph-magazine/20180421/282621738314416
Breakfast (BBC One, 11/05/2018) Dr Adam Cathcart (History - AHC) sits on the BBC Breakfast sofa to discuss the upcoming summit between President Trump and Kim Jong-in, which is planned for 12 June in Singapore. https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b0b0w56r
Gayle Lofthouse (BBC Radio Leeds, 10/05/2018) Mention of Words in the City which takes place in Leeds this weekend, which the University is a partner for, with a performance by Professor Simon Armitage (English - AHC) in the Workshop Theatre. https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p065440z#playt=2h38m53s
The would-be artisans who ditch day jobs to chase a dream (Melbourne Age, 10/05/2018) Professor Susan Luckman (LHRI - AHC) discusses the resurgence of craftwork. https://www.theage.com.au/business/careers/the-would-be-artisans-who-ditch-day-jobs-to-chase-a-dream-20180509-p4ze5e.html?utm_medium=rss&utm_source=rss_feed
Also in: Sydney Morning Herald https://www.smh.com.au/business/careers/the-would-be-artisans-who-ditch-day-jobs-to-chase-a-dream-20180509-p4ze5e.html
Good Evening Wales (BBC Radio Wales, 09/05/2018) Dr Adam Cathcart (History - AHC) discusses North Korea freeing three US detainees ahead of their summit with Trump. https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b0b1p4cm#playt2h15m36s
Drop in session for 'Bradford's National Museum' project (Telegraph and Argus, 09/05/2018) Dr Helen Graham (FAHACS - AHC) discusses a project by the National Science and Media Museum which is looking at how it can play a bigger role in the Bradford district. The University is a partner on the new project, along with BCB radio. http://www.thetelegraphandargus.co.uk/news/16213021.Drop_in_session_for___39_Bradford__39_s_National_Museum__39__project/
1968 - A year of protest and revolt (Yorkshire Post, 09/05/2018) Professor Simon Hall (History - AHC) looks at the triggers and significance of the worldwide protests which took place in 1968, including on the University's campus. https://www.yorkshirepost.co.uk/news/analysis/1968-a-year-of-protest-and-revolt-1-9155302
Also in: Yorkshire Evening Post https://www.yorkshireeveningpost.co.uk/your-leeds/1968-a-year-of-protest-and-revolt-1-9155302
Leeds University unveils cutting-edge equipment in £4.4m design school upgrade (Yorkshire Post (p10 in print), 08/05/2018) A cutting-edge 3D weaving loom - the only one of its kind in the UK - is at the heart of a new textiles innovation centre at the University. The high-tech machine was showcased to industry leaders yesterday during the official unveiling of a major year-long upgrade of the School of Design. Head of School Professor Chris Carr is quoted. https://www.yorkshirepost.co.uk/news/leeds-university-unveils-cutting-edge-equipment-in-4-4m-design-school-upgrade-1-9154676
Also in: Yorkshire Evening Post (p9 in print) https://www.yorkshireeveningpost.co.uk/news/leeds-university-unveils-cutting-edge-equipment-in-4-4m-design-school-upgrade-1-9154676
Poetry festival moves to city centre (Yorkshire Evening Post, 07/05/2018) Word in the City, Ilkley Literature Festival's popular weekend of poetry takes place in its new home in the centre of Leeds next weekend. The University is principal partner for Words in the City, and Professor of Poetry, Simon Armitage, is giving a talk to kick off the weekend. https://article.signalmedia.co/4fd52496-0863-3a74-8785-f62c43f03b0c?secondary=true&u=f9157888-8859-4dec-89cc-3ce73fc5de40&origin=news-monitoring-app
Think hired, not retired (Business of Fashion, 07/05/2018) Associate Professor David Backhouse (Design - AHC) discusses the age demographic of employees in the fashion industry. https://www.businessoffashion.com/articles/intelligence/why-senior-recruitment-is-important-for-fashion-companies
Causing ripples in Buddhism (Matichon, 04/05/2018) Dr Martin Seeger (Languages, Cultures & Societies - AHC) is interviewed about research findings and a related performance, as well as a recent book publication. Also appeared as a full page article in one of Thailand's major newspapers. https://www.matichon.co.th/news/938914
Leeds stately home's war hospital days recalled: Living history at Temple Newsam (Yorkshire Post, 03/05/2018) Temple Newsam's days as a makeshift hospital for injured soldiers during the First World War will be rbought to life during a living history performance this weekend. University of Leeds students will act out roles as nurses and patients from Lady Dorothy Wood's Auxiliary Hospital. The project is led by Dr Scott Palmer (PCI - AHC). https://www.yorkshirepost.co.uk/news/leeds-stately-home-s-war-hospital-days-recalled-living-history-at-temple-newsam-1-9149018
Also in: Yorkshire Evening Post (p3 in print) https://www.yorkshireeveningpost.co.uk/news/leeds-stately-home-s-war-hospital-days-recalled-living-history-at-temple-newsam-1-9149018
Library looks at park that held POWS (Yorkshire Post, 03/05/2018) A new exhibition exploring the local and global history of Lofthouse Park, a WWI camp for civilian internees and military prisoners, is on show at Wakefield Library. The exhibition has been developed with postgraduate students from the School of Fine Art, History of Art and Cultural Studies, led by Claudia Sternberg (FAHACS - AHC). https://article.signalmedia.co/a7f9acf2-7232-3657-a8be-55acaf347243?secondary=true&u=f9157888-8859-4dec-89cc-3ce73fc5de40&origin=news-monitoring-app
Georgey Spanswick (BBC Radio Leeds, 03/05/2018) Coverage from the celebration event on campus yesterday for the Writing Back penpal project run by Dr Georgina Binnie (English - AHC). https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p0637s7z#playt=15m54s
The Richard Stead Breakfast Show (BBC Radio Leeds, 01/05/2018) Dr Andrew Warnes (English - AHC) discusses the merger of Sainsbury's and Asda. https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p0646lmg#playt=2h5m
Writing Back (Made in Leeds TV (clip on Facebook, 26/04/2018) The Writing Back letter writing project coordinated Dr Georgina Binnie (English - AHC) is featured. https://www.facebook.com/MadeInLeedstv/videos/1669427796511734/
25 art films released to launch new free global digital platform (FAD Magazine, 25/04/2018) Professors Griselda Pollock and Abigail Harrison Moore (both FAHACS - AHC) are set to contribute to a new website - HENI Talks - offering short films about art history. https://fadmagazine.com/2018/04/25/236661/
Chamomile may protect against diabetes (Al Ghad (in Arabic), 25/04/2018) Reference to recent research by Dr Richard Blackburn (Design - AHC) and colleagues looking at the compounds within chamomile tea that could help prevent diabetes. http://www.alghad.com/articles/2224852-%D8%A8%D8%A7%D8%AD%D8%AB%D9%88%D9%86-%D8%A7%D9%84%D8%A8%D8%A7%D8%A8%D9%88%D9%86%D8%AC-%D9%8A%D9%82%D9%8A-%D9%85%D9%86-%D8%A7%D9%84%D8%B3%D9%83%D8%B1%D9%8A?s=0e2379ab5bf6b0ff358a33ac5d60874d
Also in: Felesteen (in Arabic) http://felesteen.ps/starter/frontend/web/article/hl-yqy-albabwnj-mn-alskry
Heir Hunters (BBC One, 24/04/2018) Professor Derek Scott (Music - AHC) contributes to the programme that helps match estates with rightful heirs, by providing background information about the difficulties faced by Victorian street musicians. https://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/b0b1518b/heir-hunters-series-12-7-powneylewis
The most important ways to counter Europe's anti-Muslim narratives (Middle East Eye, 24/04/2018) Arzu Merali works on the Counter-Islamophobia Toolkit with academics at Leeds, and writes about new research which articulates the 10 major ways of challenging anti-Muslim racism today. http://www.middleeasteye.net/columns/how-counter-islamophobic-obsessions-europe-581555388
UK's top diplomat 'sorry' for mosque gaffe (BBC News, 24/04/2018) This story appears to take seriously a tongue-in-cheek tweet by Dr Jasjit Singh (PRHS - AHC), about the furore caused by Britain's most senior diplomat mistakenly calling one of the holiest sites in Sikhism a mosque. http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-43876304
Also in: The Daily Telegraph http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-43876304Ancient textiles techniques on display (Yorkshire Evening Post, p9, 24/04/2018) Curator Jill Winder is pictured in this article about a new exhibition celebrating a fabric-dyeing technique used around the world since ancient times. It opens on Wednesday at the Archive of International Textiles at the University of Leeds - ULITA - and runs until December. https://article.signalmedia.co/b755f38d-80e2-358a-8e9a-0c25f2ca64ea?secondary=true&u=f9157888-8859-4dec-89cc-3ce73fc5de40&origin=news-monitoring-app
Danny Kelly (BBC Radio WM, 23/04/2018) Dr Beth Johnson (Media & Communication - AHC) discusses the phenomenon of product placement in film and television, as Coronation Street has added a Cost and Co-op to their street. https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p0634hyx#playt=2h8m37s
BBC Radio Hereford & Worcester https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p0638fmx#playt=39m30s
BBC Radio Humberside https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p06344jn#playt=2h16m8s
BBC Radio Cornwall https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p063gzwc#playt=1h16m23s
Drinking camomile tea could help control or prevent diabetes, research shows (The Independent, 23/04/2018) Dr Richard Blackburn (Design - AHC) writes this article about his research alongside Professor Chris Rayner (Chemistry - MAPS) and Gary Williamson (Food Science & Nutrition - MAPS) which examined historical textile dyes to identify the specific compounds in camomile that could help prevent diabetes. https://www.independent.co.uk/life-style/health-and-families/camomile-tea-diabetes-control-prevent-flower-herbal-textile-dyes-compounds-a8312731.htmlWhy Southeast Asia's politics are proving a problem for Facebook (OneOzy.com, 23/04/2018) Dr Jason Vincent Cabañes' (Media & Communication - AHC) research is referenced, which looked at how a network of digital workers are designing political disinformation campaigns, creating fake news and fanning the flames of public discontent in the Philippines. https://www.ozy.com/fast-forward/why-southeast-asias-politics-are-proving-a-problem-for-facebook/86306
A scientific history of chemical weapons (CBC Radio, 23/04/2018) Professor Edward Spiers (History - AHC) contributes to this history of chemical weapons on the Canadian station. http://www.cbc.ca/radio/quirks/chemical-weapon-science-exploding-ants-and-more-1.4625156/a-scientific-history-of-chemical-weapons-1.4628101
Dyeing to hear about ancient techniques? (Yorkshire Post, 22/04/2018) Curator Jill Wander and PhD researcher Bintan Titisari (both Design - AHC) feature in this article about a new exhibition celebrating a fabric-dyeing technique used around the world since ancient times. It opens on Wednesday at the Archive of International Textiles at the University of Leeds - ULITA - and runs until December. https://article.signalmedia.co/496aee87-11dc-3fc5-a30c-986ca4cece9d?secondary=true&u=f9157888-8859-4dec-89cc-3ce73fc5de40&origin=news-monitoring-app
BBC World News (21/04/2018, 12pm, 1pm & 2pm) Dr Adam Cathcart (History - AHC) discusses North Korea announcing that they will suspend nuclear weapons tests. Clip available.
Also on: BBC News Channel (21/04/2018, 12:05pm) Clip available
Natalie Haythornthwaite hoping to turn to Commonwealth gold into a financial future for netball (Yorkshire Post, 21/04/2018) Alumna Natalie Haythornthwaite (Languages, Cultures & Societies - AHC) is one of six alumni and students who won medals at the Gold Coast Commonwealth Games. https://www.yorkshirepost.co.uk/sport/olympics/weekend-interview-natalie-haythornthwaite-hoping-to-turn-commonwealth-gold-into-a-financial-future-for-netball-1-9127866
Also in: University news story https://www.leeds.ac.uk/news/article/4215/medals_success_at_commonwealth_games_for_sports_scholars
Feedback (BBC Radio 4, 20/04/2018) Visiting Professor Ric Bailey (Media & Communication - AHC), the BBC's Chief Political Adviser, joins a discussion about whether the BBC has been politically biased around Brexit. https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b09z688x#playt=14m30s
Leeds student receives royal wedding invite (Yorkshire Post, 20/04/2018) Undergraduate Nakkita Charag (Languages, Cultures & Societies - AHC) is one of the 1,200 members of the public invited into the grounds of Windsor Castle to share the wedding day of HRH Prince Harry and Meghan Markle. https://www.yorkshirepost.co.uk/news/leeds-student-receives-royal-wedding-invite-1-9126650
Also in: Yorkshire Evening Post https://www.yorkshireeveningpost.co.uk/news/leeds-student-receives-royal-wedding-invite-1-9126650
Fashion: Khaki rules for SS18 (Yorkshire Post, 20/04/2018) A casting call by the School of Design looks for models for a catwalk show on June 14 in Clothworkers Central Building. https://www.yorkshirepost.co.uk/lifestyle/fashion/fashion-khaki-rules-for-ss18-1-9126711
Also in: Yorkshire Evening Post https://www.yorkshireeveningpost.co.uk/lifestyle/fashion/fashion-khaki-rules-for-ss18-1-9126711
Tea can make you happier, give you more energy, detox your body, and burn extra calories (Daily Mail, 20/04/2018) Reference to recent research by Dr Richard Blackburn (Design - AHC) and colleagues looking at the compounds within chamomile tea that could help prevent diabetes. http://www.dailymail.co.uk/health/article-5637693/Tea-make-happier-energy-detox-body-burn-extra-calories.html?ITO=1490&ns_mchannel=rss&ns_campaign=1490
The one word which may derail Trump-Kim talks (CNN, 20/04/2018) Dr Adam Cathcart (History - AHC) is quoted saying that the hopes of some officials in Washington that Kim Jong-in would willingly give up his nuclear weapons program were "utopian, really pie in the sky." https://edition.cnn.com/2018/04/20/asia/kim-trump-moon-denuclearization-intl/index.html
Sublimely seductive 'All I Want Is One Night' makes US premiere at Brits Off Broadway (Broadway World, 20/04/2018) Singer, writer, PhD alumna and Visiting Fellow Jessica Walker (PCI - AHC) is starring in a show she has written, in New York. https://www.broadwayworld.com/off-broadway/article/Sublimely-Seductive-ALL-I-WANT-IS-ONE-NIGHT-Makes-US-Premiere-At-Brits-Off-Broadway-At-59E59-Theaters-20180418
Scapegoating Sikhs in India and abroad (Media Diversified, 19/04/2018) Dr Jasjit Singh's (PRHS - AHC) report into Sikh activism is referenced in this unpacking of the harmful tropes of 'Sikh terrorism', which looks at how it is being used to discriminate and oppress Sikhs both locally and globally. https://mediadiversified.org/2018/04/19/scapegoating-sikhs-in-india-and-abroad/
Masterplan 'getting it right at last' for York's Castle Gateway (The Press, 18/04/2018) York councillors in city centre have praised the public engagement that has gone into creating the masterplan for a major redevelopment of the area around Clifford's Tower, Piccadilly and St George's Fields. Dr Helen Graham (FAHACS - AHC) was closely involved with the public consultation through My Future York. http://www.yorkpress.co.uk/news/16168347.Masterplan___39_getting_it_right_at_last__39__for_York__39_s_Castle_Gateway/#comments-anchor
Thousands to protest against Modi during Commonwealth summit in London (Pakistan Defence, 17/04/2018) Dr Jasjit Singh's (PRHS - AHC) report into Sikh activism is cited by this Pakistani title, ahead of today's visit to London by Indian Prime Minister Narenda Modi. https://defence.pk/pdf/threads/thousands-to-protest-against-modi-during-commonwealth-summit-in-london-world.554060/
Also in: The News International https://www.thenews.com.pk/print/305580-sikhs-kashmiris-to-protest-against-modi-during-commonwealth-summit
The popular herbal tea that may control or even prevent diabetes: Chamomile influences food absorption, professor claims (Daily Mail, 17/04/2018) Dr Richard Blackburn (Design - AHC) has conducted collaborative research with Professor Chris Rayner (Chemistry - MAPS) and Gary Williamson (Food Science & Nutrition - MAPS) that examined historical textile dyes to identify the specific compounds in Chamomile that could help prevent diabetes. http://www.dailymail.co.uk/health/article-5621621/Chamomile-tea-control-prevent-diabetes-Popular-herbal-drink-influences-food-absorption.html
The Richard Stead Breakfast Show (BBC Radio Leeds, 17/04/2018) Professor John Chartres (History - AHC) discusses the history of the Meanwood Beck and viaducts in Leeds. https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p0634dvt#playt=1h10m
Daniel Kalder picks five books that get inside the minds of dictators (The Guardian, 16/04/2018) Professor James Harris (History - AHC) co-authored a book about Stalin which is first in this list. https://www.theguardian.com/books/2018/apr/16/daniel-kalder-picks-five-books-about-dictators
Today (BBC Radio 4, 16/04/2018) Professor Stephen Westland (Design - AHC) is part of a discussion about how some men and women perceive colour differently. https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b09z1d3f#playt=2h44m37s
Chamomile tea may help control diabetes - as my research into 19th century dyes revealed (The Conversation, 16/04/2018) Dr Richard Blackburn (Design - AHC) writes this article about his research alongside Professor Gary Williamson (Food Science & Nutrition - MAPS) which is looking at the potential for chamomile tea to help prevent diabetes. https://theconversation.com/chamomile-tea-may-help-control-diabetes-as-my-research-into-19th-century-dyes-revealed-94784
Cuba prepares for life after the Castros (The Daily Telegraph, 15/04/2018) Professor Manuel Barcia (History - AHC) comments on the President of Cuba stepping down later this week, aged 86, and who the probable successor will be. https://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2018/04/15/cuba-prepares-life-castros/
Also in: Daily Telegraph (behind paywall) https://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2018/04/15/will-cubas-next-president-whenraul-castro-steps/
Saturday Live (BBC Radio 4, 14/04/2018) Dr Laura King (History - AHC) was a guest on the programme, talking about the Remembrance exhibition she has co-curated with Leeds Museums & Galleries, at Abbey House Museum, as well as her research on the subject as part of the AHRC-funded Living With Dying project. http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b09y6zmr
Night of Years (Shadowcat Films, 13/04/2018) Professor Ingrid Sharp (Languages, Cultures & Societies - AHC) talks about the life and legacy of 19th century women's rights campaigner Josephine Butler. This short film was made available online on what would have been Josephine's 190th birthday. https://vimeo.com/262196971
Exploring mourning in a fascinating showcase (Funeral Zone, 13/04/2018) Coverage of a new exhibition co-curated by Dr Laura King (History - AHC) with Leeds Museums and Galleries. https://www.funeralzone.co.uk/blog/remembrance-exhibition-leeds
#Algorave Assembly (Sound on Sound, 10/04/2018) Dan Merrick (Music - AHC) has organised #Algorave Assembly as part of Leeds Digital Festival, a day that brings together invited speakers and performers operating at the forefront of the Algorave scene, for a live coding masterclasses, panel discussion and two concerts. https://article.signalmedia.co/6d66ec81-0fb5-370f-822b-4315ea66670a?u=f9157888-8859-4dec-89cc-3ce73fc5de40&origin=docx
A brief history of the Good Friday Agreement (History Extra, 10/04/2018) Dr Alan MacLeod (History - AHC) investigates the long road of the peace process that brought about the Good Friday Agreement, reached on 10 April 1998. https://www.historyextra.com/period/20th-century/a-brief-history-summary-of-the-good-friday-agreement/
The FBI's flawed list and Fleet Street's frenzy (Open Democracy, 09/04/2018) Dr Adrian Quinn (Media & Communication - AHC) writes this article about journalism around the FBI's Operation Ore which started in 2002, as the list of names of suspected paedophiles harvested by the FBI included many who were entirely innocent. https://www.opendemocracy.net/uk/adrian-quinn/fbi-s-flawed-list-and-fleet-street-s-frenzy
Romanticism show surveys landscapes of northern Europe (Art Newspaper, 09/04/2018) Professor David Jackson (FAHACS - AHC) has co-curated an exhibition called 'Romanticism in the North: from Friedrich to Turner', the first substantial exhibition devoted solely to the landscape paintings by "Romantic" artists from Germany, The Netherlands, Great Britain and Scandinavia. The exhibition opened in December at the Groninger Museum, in Groninger, The Netherlands. https://www.theartnewspaper.com/preview/romanticism-show-of-northern-europe
How sloppy work by the FBI - and the press - led to 30 suicides (Mintpress News, 09/04/2018) Dr Adrian Quinn (Media & Communication - AHC) writes this article about journalism around the FBI's Operation Ore which started in 2002, as the list of names of suspected paedophiles harvested by the FBI included many who were entirely innocent. https://www.mintpressnews.com/operation-ore-how-sloppy-work-by-the-fbi-and-the-press-led-to-suicides/240277/
Why Sikh issue will be 'high' on Modi's talks with Theresa May during UK visit (Daily O, 07/04/2018) A report on Sikh activism in the UK by Dr Jasjit Singh (PRHS - AHC) is referenced in this Indian online outlet. https://www.dailyo.in/politics/pm-modi-uk-visit-sikh-issue-theresa-may-sikh-diaspora-british-sikh-report/story/1/23341.html
Jess Phillips: 'What did I want to be when I was growing up? The prime minister' (The Guardian, 07/04/2018) Alumna Jess Phillips (History - AHC) is Labour MP for Birmingham Yardley and is interviewed in this article. https://www.theguardian.com/lifeandstyle/2018/apr/07/jess-phillips-labour-mp-interview
Up Close and Personal (BBC Radio 4, 06/04/2018) Professor Derek Scott (Music - AHC) talks to Clarke Peters about the power of crooners. https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b07vjqml#playt=17m22s
A piano battle goes global, and discovers its sensitive side (The New York Times, 05/04/2018) Coverage of The Leeds International Piano Competition, the first round of which got underway last week - including a heat in Singapore over the weekend that was preceded by a reception organised by the University at the High Commissioner's residence. https://www.nytimes.com/2018/04/05/arts/music/leeds-piano-competition.html?partner=rss&emc=rss
People like us (Times Literary Supplement (behind paywall - clip available), 05/04/2018) Dr Gigliolia Sulis (Languages, Cultures & Societies - AHC) reviews three books reflecting different aspects of the rise of fascism in Italy. https://www.the-tls.co.uk/articles/private/people-like-us/
Prime Minister appoints Lincoln professor as Heritage Lottery Fund Board trustee (The Lincolnite, 04/04/2018) Dr David Stocker (Medieval Studies - AHC) has been appointed as a new trustee of the Heritage Lottery Fund by the Prime Minister. David is an archaeologist and architectural historian who is an honorary visiting professor at the University of Leeds. https://thelincolnite.co.uk/2018/04/prime-minister-appoints-lincoln-professor-heritage-lottery-fund-board-trustee/
Rappler Talk: Who are the architects of disinformation in PH? (Rappler, 04/04/2018) Dr Jason Vincent Cabañes (Media & Communication - AHC) features in this interview discussing the advertising and public relations industries in the Philippines, and disinformation. https://www.rappler.com/technology/social-media/199415-rappler-talk-architects-disinformation-philippines-jason-cabanes
Why south-east Asia's politics are proving a problem for Facebook (Financial Times, 03/04/2018) Dr Jason Cabañes (Media & Communication - AHC) co-authored a report mentioned here about social media disinformation in the Philippines. https://article.signalmedia.co/0ad8929d-3f0a-3ee5-a57e-d38f6feac6c4?secondary=true&u=f9157888-8859-4dec-89cc-3ce73fc5de40&origin=news-monitoring-app
Tennis in the end is yellow or green? (China Daily (in Chinese), 30/03/2018) Professor Stephen Westland (Design - AHC) is quoted in this article about whether tennis balls are yellow or green, after Roger Federer said they were yellow in a video last week. http://language.chinadaily.com.cn/2018-03/30/content_35948386.htm
K-Pop stars red velvet set to perform in Pyongyang this weekend (Northern Public Radio, 30/03/2018) Dr Adam Cathcart (History - AHC) comments in this article about the inter-Korean relationship, pop music and politics. http://northernpublicradio.org/post/k-pop-stars-red-velvet-set-perform-pyongyang-weekend
Freedom of movement: politics expert joins Brexit dance project (Times Higher Education, 30/03/2018) Professor Stephen Coleman (Media & Communication - AHC) is collaborating with choreographer Sharon Watson and students from the Northern School of Contemporary Dance to create a dance inspired by voters' responses to Brexit. https://www.timeshighereducation.com/news/freedom-movement-politics-expert-joins-brexit-dance-project
North Korea's swankiest ride: Kim Jong Un's tricked-out armored family train (Washington Post, 29/03/2018) Dr Adam Cathcart (History - AHC) comments in this article about trains and North Korea. https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/morning-mix/wp/2018/03/29/north-koreas-swankiest-ride-kim-jong-uns-tricked-out-armored-family-train/?utm_term=.300c8b81e63c
Saudi solar goals as challenging as they are big (Bloomberg, 29/03/2018) Professor Christopher Dent (Languages, Cultures & Societies - AHC) comments on Saudi Arabia's plan to develop 200 gigawatts of solar power capacity by 2030, with a price tag of $200 billion. https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2018-03-29/saudi-arabia-s-solar-power-goals-as-challenging-as-they-are-big
These stock photos show masculinity is more than biceps and beer (Huffington Post, 29/03/2018) Dr Giorgio Aiello (Media & Communication - AHC) discusses the motivations behind stock image companies portraying men in a less stereotypical way. https://www.huffingtonpost.co.uk/entry/these-new-stock-photos-try-to-redefine-masculinity-with-male-nurses-makeup-and-hugs_us_5abbfb26e4b06409775cc5d2
We hear too many white, male voices on history - let's have a wider range (The Guardian, 29/03/2018) Dr Laura King (History - AHC) writes about diversity in the study of history, amid concerns around a Stanford conference that featured a programme of 30 white, male speakers. https://www.theguardian.com/higher-education-network/2018/mar/29/historians-are-too-white-and-too-male-we-need-a-wider-range-of-voices
For Sikhs in Britain and Canada to move on, India must address 1984 first (Pakistan Defence, 28/03/2018) Dr Jasjit Singh (PRHS - AHC) writes this article about Sikh extremism in Canada, and his research looking at Sikh radicalisation in Britain. https://defence.pk/pdf/threads/for-sikhs-in-britain-and-canada-to-move-on-india-must-address-1984-first.550797/
Analysis Kim Jong-un's visit to China fails to hide strain in relations (The Guardian (Also in print, p35), 28/03/2018) Dr Adam Cathcart (History - AHC) comments on what China may want for North Korea, in light of Kim Jong-un's recent meeting with Chinese President Xi Jinping and other high ranking officials in Beijing this week. https://www.theguardian.com/world/2018/mar/28/kim-jong-uns-visit-to-china-fails-to-hide-strain-in-relations
Focal Point (Radio RTVE, 28/03/2018) A feature on the centenary of Spanish at Leeds and the University's hosting of the conference of the Association of Hispanists of Great Britain and Ireland this week. http://www.rtve.es/m/alacarta/audios/punto-de-enlace/punto-enlace-concluye-congreso-asociacion-hispanistas-reino-unido-28-03-18/4542986/?media=rne
For Sikhs in Britain and Canada to move on, India must address 1984 first (Quartz, 28/03/2018) Dr Jasjit Singh (PRHS - AHC) writes this article about Sikh radicalisation in Britain. https://qz.com/1238239/for-sikhs-in-britain-and-canada-to-move-on-india-must-address-1984-first/
There's actually a Brexit dance and now I can rest in peace knowing that I've seen it all (The National Student, 27/03/2018) Professor Stephen Coleman (Media & Communication - AHC) has collaborated with Sharon Watson, Artistic Director of Phoenix Dance Theatre, to create a unique piece of dance called Take A Position that responds to voters' emotional reactions to Brexit. http://www.thenationalstudent.com/National/2018-03-27/theres_actually_a_brexit_dance_and_now_i_can_rest_in_peace_knowing_that_ive_seen_it_all.html
Also in: University news story https://www.leeds.ac.uk/news/article/4200/taking_a_position__dance_inspired_by_brexit
North Korea Kim Jong-un and the mystery of the 'special green train' in China (The Guardian, 27/03/2018) Dr Adam Cathcart (History - AHC) comments in this article about trains and North Korea, and whether Kin Jong-un was making a trip to China. https://www.theguardian.com/world/2018/mar/27/kim-jong-un-and-the-mystery-of-the-special-green-train
Can journalism be saved? (Los Angeles Review of Books, 27/03/2018) Professor Christopher Anderson (Media & Communication - AHC) is quoted in this article looking at the accuracy of the mass media. https://lareviewofbooks.org/article/can-journalism-be-saved/#!
Is Sikh extremism really active in Canada? (The Conversation, 26/03/2018) Dr Jasjit Singh (PRHS - AHC) writes this article about Sikh extremism in Canada, and his research looking at Sikh radicalisation in Britain. https://theconversation.com/is-sikh-extremism-really-active-in-canada-93566
New partners hip between University of Leeds and Ilkley Literature Festival (Ilkley Gazette, 26/03/2018) The University has announced a new partnership with the Ilkley Literature Festival (28 September - 14 October 2018), becoming its Higher Education Partner. The University is also the principle partner for its off-shoot Words in the City poetry and spoken word festival, which takes place in Leeds (10-13 May 2018). http://www.ilkleygazette.co.uk/news/news_local/16116183.New_Partnership_between_University_of_Leeds_and_Ilkley_Literature_Festival/?ref=rss
Also in: University news story: http://www.leeds.ac.uk/news/article/4203/new_partnership_with_ilkley_literature_festival
Bilingual: you see, the tennis ball is yellow or green(figure) (SINA (in English & Chinese), 26/03/2018) Professor Stephen Westland (Design - AHC) is quoted in this article about whether tennis balls are yellow or green, after Roger Federer said they were yellow in a video last week. http://edu.sina.com.cn/kids/2018-03-26/doc-ifysqfnf8249367.shtml
Also in: The Herald (Australia) http://www.theherald.com.au/story/5301043/is-turmeric-orange-or-yellow-poll/
Leeds strikes turn bitter (Huffington Post, 26/03/2018) Undergraduate Jess Readett (History - AHC) writes this article looking at the industrial action at Leeds. https://www.huffingtonpost.co.uk/entry/leeds-strikes-turn-bitter_uk_5aa119ece4b0657746d301c4
The Afghanistan-ization of Africa (Africa is a Country, 26/03/2018) Dr Chris Paterson (Media & Communication - AHC) writes this article about how minimal media coverage by international media has left Americans, and much of the world, unaware that US troops are active in almost every African country. https://africasacountry.com/2018/03/the-afghanistan-ization-of-africa
The human microbiome: why our microbes could be key to our health (The Guardian (also in print, p10 & 11) 26/03/2018) Dr Ellen Clarke (PRHS - AHC) discusses whether our microbiomes mean we're more like a superorganism than an individual. https://www.theguardian.com/news/2018/mar/26/the-human-microbiome-why-our-microbes-could-be-key-to-our-health
What does it meme? (Museum ID, 23/03/2018) PhD researcher Arran Rees (FAHACS - AHC) writes about how digital culture can be adequately reflected in museum collections. http://museum-id.com/meme-social-media-becomes-part-museum-collection/
Overseas mission: Lessons from Lesotho for Leeds love (Church Times, 23/03/2018) Dr Jo Sadgrove(Centre for Religion and Public Life) discusses how Christians in the missionary and development fields understand their colonial past and the nature of isolation. https://www.churchtimes.co.uk/articles/2018/23-march/features/features/overseas-mission-lessons-from-lesotho-for-leeds-with-love
World War One (ITV Lunchtime News, 23/03/2018) Dr Alexia Moncrieff (Leeds Humanities Research Institute) discusses the World War One 1917 spring offensive described in RC Sherriff's play, Journey's End. Clip available.
Asian Network Reports (BBC Asian Network, 22/03/2018) An item on the BBC Asian Network Reports examining young people's attitude to religion featured an interview with Dr Jasjit Singh (PRHS - AHC). Item starts at 13.14. https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b09vbbp5
ITV Lunchtime News (Box of Broadcasts, 21/03/2018) Dr Alexia Moncrieff (History - AHC) took part in a studio discussion marking a century since the start of the German spring offensive in the First World War - the second worst day in British military history. Box of Broadcasts requires University login https://learningonscreen.ac.uk/ondemand/index.php/clip/122591
An object lesson in mourning at this Leeds museum (Yorkshire Post, 21/03/2018) Dr Laura King (History - AHC) is interviewed about Remembrance, an exhibition about mourning mounted in partnership with Leeds Museums and Galleries. Dr Jessica Hammett (also History) is co-researcher on the project. https://www.yorkshirepost.co.uk/news/analysis/an-object-lesson-in-mourning-at-this-leeds-museum-1-9076143
What colour are these tennis balls? (BBC News Online, 21/03/2018) What is the colour of a tennis ball - yellow or green? The answer is not that straightforward as Professor Stephen Westland (Design - AHC) explains. http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/blogs-trending-43483788
Late Junction (BBC Radio 3, 20/03/2018) Part of a performance by a DARE Art Prize winner Samuel Hertz at the Howard Assembly Rooms is aired. http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b09w2wf3#playt=1h25m52s
Contemporary literature helps West better understand China (China Daily (US edition), 18/03/2018) Dr Frances Weightman (East Asian Studies - AHC) talks about the importance of Chinese literature, as author Lu Nei appears at the weekend's Book Review Network residential weekend at Weetwood Hall, hosted by the Writing Chinese project of the White Rose East Asia Centre. http://usa.chinadaily.com.cn/a/201803/18/WS5aadfe58a3106e7dcc1424f2.html
Spring into action Top 10 UK seasonal walks (The Guardian, 17/03/2018) Research Fellow Pippa Marland (English - AHC), who works on the Land Lines modern British nature writing project, selects a walk for this top ten. https://www.theguardian.com/travel/2018/mar/17/top-10-spring-walks-uk-with-pubs-england-scotland-wales
Revealed: the rise of Sikh activism in Britain is not radicalisation! (Panjab Times, 15/03/2018) A report by Dr Jasjit Singh (PRHS - AHC) into Sikh activism in the UK is covered in Europe's leading Punjabi weekly newspaper. http://panjabtimes.uk/epaper.aspx?eid=32%20(page%2057,%20in%20English)
See the moment a Welsh interviewer hands Reese Witherspoon a 15,000-word dissertation about Legally Blonde (Wales Online, 15/03/2018) Alumna Lucy Ford (FAHACS - AHC) is an Entertainment Reporter at Bauer Media, and recently handed her 15,000 word dissertation on Legally Blonde to Reese Witherspoon during an interview with the "Wrinkle in Time" cast. https://www.walesonline.co.uk/lifestyle/showbiz/reese-witherspoon-oprah-wrinkle-14411040?utm_source=google_news&utm_medium=referral&utm_campaign=google_news&utm_content=sitemap
Elgar's 'Enigma' still keeps music detectives busy (National Public Radio, 15/03/2018) Emeritus Professor Julian Rushton (Music - AHC) comments on another theory about the "mysteries and hidden messages" of Edward Elgar's classical music piece, Variations on an Original Theme, Enigma, Op. 36. https://www.npr.org/sections/deceptivecadence/2018/03/15/593771944/elgars-enigma-still-keeps-music-detectives-busy?ft=nprml&f=
Edward Spiers: On Russia, words must be backed with swift action (Yorkshire Post (also in print), 15/03/2018) Professor Edward Spiers (History - AHC) writes this article about Theresa May's speech and response yesterday to Russia, in regards to the Novichok nerve agent incident. https://www.yorkshirepost.co.uk/news/opinion/edward-spiers-on-russia-words-must-be-backed-with-swift-action-1-9063836
'The moment I gave Reese Witherspoon my dissertation' (BBC News, 14/03/2018) Alumna Lucy Ford (FAHACS - AHC) is an Entertainment Reporter at Bauer Media, and recently handed her 15,000 word dissertation on Legally Blonde to Reese Witherspoon during an interview with the "Wrinkle in Time" cast. http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment-arts-43399961
Reporter gives Reese Witherspoon her dissertation on 'Legally Blonde' (New York Post, 13/03/2018) Alumna Lucy Ford (FAHACS - AHC) is an Entertainment Reporter at Bauer Media, and recently handed her 15,000 word dissertation on Legally Blonde to Reese Witherspoon during an interview with the "Wrinkle in Time" cast. https://pagesix.com/2018/03/13/reporter-gives-reese-witherspoon-her-dissertation-on-legally-blonde/
New online training resource launched for the arts, cultural and heritage sectors (UK Fundraising, 13/03/2018) Dr Ben Walmsley (PCI - AHC) is leading a new Leeds online course on the FutureLearn platform, Effective Fundraising and Leadership in Arts and Culture, mentioned here. http://fundraising.co.uk/2018/03/13/new-online-training-resource-launched-arts-cultural-heritage-sectors/#.WqkLD-S7KUk
WorldViews: Tillerson, Pompeo have very different views of North Korea (Washington Post, 13/03/2018) Dr Adam Cathcart (History - AHC) is mentioned in this article looking at Mike Pompeo, the man President Trump is replacing Rex Tillerson with as Secretary of State. https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/worldviews/wp/2018/03/13/tillerson-vs-pompeo-two-very-different-views-of-north-korea/?utm_term=.5996b9e9e6d1
Is the Philippines in step with Russian online propaganda warfare? (Rappler, 10/03/2018) Reference to research by Dr Jason Vincent Cabañes (Media & Communication - AHC) which argues that those playing leadership roles in the advertising and public relations industries are the "chief architects of networked disinformation" in the Philippines. https://www.rappler.com/newsbreak/in-depth/197558-philippines-russia-online-propaganda-warfare-techniques
'World's largest portfolio of online arts training' set for release (Arts Professional, 09/03/2018) A new Leeds online course on the FutureLearn platform, Effective Fundraising in Arts and Culture, is mentioned. Led by Dr Ben Walmsley (PCI - AHC), it launches today. https://www.artsprofessional.co.uk/news/worlds-largest-portfolio-online-arts-training-set-release
Today with Sean O'Rourke (RTE Radio 1, 09/03/2018) Dr Adam Cathcart (History - AHC) discusses Donald Trump agreeing to having a meeting with North Korean leader Kim Jong-In. http://www.rte.ie/radio/radioplayer/rteradiowebpage.html#!rii=b9%5F21330945%5F15036%5F09%2D03%2D2018%5F
Woman's Hour (BBC Radio 4, 09/03/2018) Professor Alison Fell (Languages, Cultures and Societies - AHC; LHRI) explains the context to a new government-funded community project focusing on commemorating the stories of women who lost their sons in the First World War. https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b09tc4xh#playt=11m52s
Mark Wilcox: Time to look at new ways to stop the spread of flu (Yorkshire Post, 09/03/2018) Professor Mark Wilcox (LIBACS - Medicine & Health) writes this article about technology which could help solve the flu epidemic, particularly SurfaceSkins (Design - AHC), which use a specially-engineered antibacterial textile that is integrated into door push pads, which kills deposited germs in seconds. https://www.yorkshirepost.co.uk/news/opinion/mark-wilcox-time-to-look-at-new-ways-to-stop-the-spread-of-flu-1-9054901
Our microbiomes are making scientists question what it means to be human (Motherboard Magazine, 07/03/2018) Dr Ellen Clarke (PRHS - AHC) discusses whether our microbiomes mean we're more like a superorganism than an individual, saying that the microbial contribution to a human organism doesn't fundamentally change who we are. https://motherboard.vice.com/en_us/article/xw599j/human-microbiome-sense-of-self
Lessons from history on what to do with foreign fighters returning from Syria (The Conversation, 06/03/2018) Dr Nir Arielli (History - AHC) writes this article about British fighters who wish to return to the UK after participating in the Syrian conflict. https://theconversation.com/lessons-from-history-on-what-to-do-with-foreign-fighters-returning-from-syria-92455
frontrow (BBC Radio 4, 05/03/2018) Professor Griselda Pollock (FAHACS - AHC) talks about the work of painter and Auschwitz victim Charlotte Saloman, ahead of a new exhibition of her work and the publication of Professor Pollock's new book about Saloman. https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b09tc4gg#playt=20m50s
The future of relations between Russia and the West after the elections (BBC Russian, (in Russian), 05/03/2018) Dr Ilya Yablokov (Languages, Cultures & Societies - AHC) takes part in this TV debate about the extent to which the contradictions between Russia and the West are connected with the figure of Vladimir Putin and how relations can develop after the presidential elections. http://www.bbc.com/russian/media-43293593
Teachers get tips on film production (The Nation (Kenya), 04/03/2018) Professor Jane Plastow (English - AHC) and Professor Paul Cooke (Languages, Cultures & Societies - AHC) have been supporting the development of film training for schools across Kenya, in partnership with the University of Nairobi and the Ministry of Education. https://www.nation.co.ke/counties/kisumu/Drama-teachers-tips-film-production/1954182-4327888-5wgfqiz/index.html
The Guardian's betrayal over Leveson part two | Letters (The Guardian, 04/03/2018) Professor John Corner (Media & Communication - AHC) co-authors a letter criticising The Guardian's view on the Leveson part 2 press inquiry. https://www.theguardian.com/media/2018/mar/04/the-guardians-betrayal-over-leveson-part-two
The Poetry of Instagram (BBC Radio 4, 04/03/2018) Dr Paul Taylor (Media & Communication - AHC) discusses the difference between reading poetry in a book versus on Instagram on a phone. https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b09tcb4w#playt=21m40s
BBC Debate: Putin's Russia and the West after the elections (BBC Russia, 02/03/2018) Dr Ilya Yablokov (Languages, Cultures & Societies - AHC) took part in a TV debate about the extent to which the contradictions between Russia and the West are connected with the figure of Vladimir Putin and how relations can develop after the presidential elections . The program airs on the Russian channel 'Rain' tonight, and will also be available at bbcrussian.com. http://www.bbc.com/russian/media-43263335 http://www.bbc.com/russian
Asian Network's Big Debate (BBC Radio Asian Network, 02/03/2018) Dr Jasjit Singh (PRHS - AHC) joins a phone in to discuss what could be done to combat anti-Muslim hate. https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b09s4mwq#playt=50m35s
The gig economy has taken root in Scotland's universities (The National (Scotland), 02/03/2018) Dr Catherine Oakley (PRHS - AHC) is quoted discussing the rise in fixed-term contracts, and the "serial" postdoc, in the context of strikes across universities in Scotland, and the rest of the UK. http://www.thenational.scot/news/16059415.The_gig_economy_has_taken_root_in_Scotland___s_universities/
Hit the road Jack - new book explores Kerouac's legacy (Yorkshire Evening Post, 01/03/2018) Dr Simon Warner (Music - AHC) has co-authored a new book called 'Kerouac On Record - A Literary Soundtrack', which features a series of essays about Jack Kerouac about his relationship to music, particularly jazz, and also his influence on other people's music. https://article.signalmedia.co/bb35e7b3-3154-391c-b723-5b04252536b6?secondary=true&u=f9157888-8859-4dec-89cc-3ce73fc5de40&origin=news-monitoring-app
Eating Disorders Awareness Week: 'Service utterly changed my life' (Yorkshire Evening Post, 01/03/2018) Undergraduate Anna Doherty (English & History - AHC) opens up about her battle with an eating disorder, the help she received from a fast-track help programme called FREED, and running for Welfare Officer in the LUU leadership race. https://www.yorkshireeveningpost.co.uk/news/campaigns/eating-disorders-awareness-week-service-utterly-changed-my-life-1-9040859
How South Vietnam defeated itself (New York Times, 01/03/2018) Dr Sean Fear (History - AHC) writes this article about South Vietnam in the 60's and 70's. https://www.nytimes.com/2018/02/23/opinion/how-south-vietnam-defeated-itself.html
Freeholder questions India Club's historical significance in bid to prevent leaseholder's attempt to get building 'listed' (Times of India, 28/02/2018) Professor William Gould (History - AHC) contributed to a report which sought to protect The India Club in London with heritage listing, but the freeholder of the building is questioning its historical significance. https://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/world/uk/freeholder-questions-india-clubs-historical-significance-in-bid-to-prevent-leaseholders-attempt-to-get-building-listed/articleshow/63100895.cms
Simon Mayo Drivetime (BBC Radio 2, 27/02/2018) Dr Mark Taylor (Design - AHC) features to discuss thermal clothing and other appropriate apparel to cope with the cold weather. https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b09s8g53#playt=14m59s
Eye-catching way to highlight issue (News Post Leader, 27/02/2018) 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. https://www.newspostleader.co.uk/news/eye-catching-way-to-highlight-issue-1-9036494
ITV London launches 'Breaking Into News' competition (Voice Online, 26/02/2018) Kate Watkins (Media & Communication - AHC) is part of the judging panel for ITV's 'Breaking Into News', an initiative looking to unearth the next generation of diverse broadcast journalist talent from across the UK. http://www.voice-online.co.uk/article/itv-london-launches-breaking-news-competition
Anatomy of The Times: how a British newspaper uses Russian propaganda tricks to discredit striking academics (Open Democracy, 26/02/2018) Dr Ilya Yablokov (Languages, Cultures & Societies - AHC) co-authored an open letter in response to an investigative article in The Times entitled "University activists have been plotting the strike for seven years". http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/w3csvsfs
The Forum (BBC World Service Radio, 24/02/2018) Professor Claire Honess (Medieval Studies - AHC) author of Reading Dante's Commedia as Theology joins the Forum to discuss Dante's Inferno and it's examination of human behaviour and morality. http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/w3csvsfs
Jack Kerouac, jazz and the sound of a generation (Yorkshire Post, 23/02/2018) A new book edited by Dr Simon Warner (Music - AHC) brings together a collection of essays about Jack Kerouac and his impact on popular music. http://www.yorkshirepost.co.uk/lifestyle/books/jack-kerouac-jazz-and-the-sound-of-a-generation-1-9031460 The book is favourably reviewed in the latest issue of Mojo magazine (cutting available).
Green is the new black: redesigning clothes to save the planet (New Scientist, 21/02/2018) Research into more environmentally-friendly ways to waterproof and dye clothing by Dr Richard Black and colleagues in the School of Design. https://www.newscientist.com/article/mg23731660-800-green-is-the-new-black-redesigning-clothes-to-save-the-planet/
The people who discovered Christopher Columbus (History Today, 20/02/2018) PhD researcher Claudia Rogers (History - AHC) writes this article discussing what the indigenous people of the Americas thought of Christopher Columbus. https://www.historytoday.com/claudia-rogers/people-who-discovered-christopher-columbus
In the Philippines, political trolling is an industry - this is how it works (OpenDemocracy, 20/02/2018) Dr Jason Cabañes (Media & Communication - AHC) co-authors this blog about his research into political disinformation campaigns in the Philippines. https://www.opendemocracy.net/digitaliberties/jonathan-corpus-ong-jason-cabanes/in-philippines-political-trolling-is-industry-this
Study finds professional firms at heart of PH disinformation (WARC, 20/02/2018) 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://www.warc.com/NewsAndOpinion/news/Study_finds_professional_firms_at_heart_of_PH_disinformation/8a03681d-4223-45eb-878c-8ba893e56710
British Socialism - The Grand Tour (BBC Radio 4, 20/02/2018) Professor Malcolm Chase (History - AHC) will contribute to tomorrow's programme in a series which starts today, looking at how the emergency of Chartism in the mid-19th Century became a decisive marker in the story of British Socialism. http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b09ry6jr
Laurence Reed (BBC Radio Cornwall, 19/02/2018) Dr Julie Firmstone (Media & Communication - AHC) participated in a series of BBC local radio interviews about the importance of a strong local press, as a review into the health of the newspaper industry is announced by the Prime Minister. http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p05wjd6k#playt=1h18m45s
Also on: BBC Radio Leeds, Oxford, Kent, Somerset, Sheffield, Humberside and Berkshire
More or Less (BBC Radio 4, 18/02/2018) Professor James Harris (History - AHC) helps explain why estimates of the number of Stalin's victims vary so much. http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b09r82r3#playt=9m46s
Art attack (Yorkshire Evening Post, 16/02/2018) Artists from around the globe imaginatively engage with the question, "What is a space of a line?" in the context of the picture postcard. The student exhibition is on at Foyer Gallery, Clothworkers Building Central, University of Leeds until March 12. https://article.signalmedia.co/8985f467-5c11-4843-802b-a722e9bb971c?secondary=true&u=f9157888-8859-4dec-89cc-3ce73fc5de40&origin=news-monitoring-app
Why do people risk their lives to fight for a foreign cause? (The Spectator, 15/02/2018) Dr Nir Arielli's (History - AHC) new book, From Byron to Bin Laden, is reviewed. https://www.spectator.co.uk/2018/02/why-do-people-risk-their-lives-to-fight-for-a-foreign-cause/
In Tune (BBC Radio 3, 15/02/2018) Undergraduate Imogen Creedy (Music - AHC) performs live as part of the National Youth Chamber Choir and chats afterwards about her ambitions for a career in music, and studying music abroad in Dijon, France. http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b09r7sgd#playt=33m34s
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/
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
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