Border Criminologies: a multi-stranded online platform for research and outreach

Connecting an online community of researchers The study of migration control and criminal justice is a highly topical and growing field of academic research. To connect and engage with those involved in border control research and work, Professor Mary Bosworth … Continue reading

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Openpop.org: a collaborative blog on global population issues

Meeting a need for clear and accessible reporting of population research From an academic’s perspective, the topic of population change is somewhat prone to popular misconception. The media representation of issues such as immigration, birth rates and population ageing can … Continue reading

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Opening up medieval literature through blogging

‘Taketh the fruyt, and lat the chaf be stille’: the challenge of teaching Middle English poetics to a varied audience Dr Jenni Nuttall set up her research and teaching blog, stylisticienne.com, on WordPress in January 2014. She was motivated by a … Continue reading

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The FreeSpeechDebate

Harnessing the Internet to Explore and Debate Free Speech The internet has transformed the conditions for both free speech and for debating free speech, as images, information and ideas – as well as people – move across frontiers. However, until recently there … Continue reading

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The Oxford Human Rights Hub (OxHRH) Blog

Advancing Understanding and Practice in Human Rights The Oxford Human Rights Hub (OxHRH) was set up in 2012 by Professor Sandra Fredman from the Law Faculty with the aim of bringing together academics, practitioners, and policy-makers from across the globe. … Continue reading

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A Digital Dodo? Building a Social Media Presence for the Museum of Natural History

Introduction The University’s Museum of Natural History houses entomological, geological, and zoological collections that are of major significance to research. They also provide the basis for a lively programme of public engagement, education, and outreach activities. The Museum has recently joined the … Continue reading

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Blogging the Truth about Research

Introduction Listen to Peter Gill’s talk for “Engage: Social Media Michaelmas” on the University of Oxford podcasts website. Peter Gill, DPhil candidate at the Centre for Evidence-based Medical Research at the Department of Primary Care, is a regular contributor to the blog … Continue reading

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Rethinking Impact: Social Media

Introduction Listen to Nando Sigona’s recent talk for “Engage: Social Media Michaelmas” on the University of Oxford podcasts website. Researcher Nando Sigona is based at the Oxford University Refugee Studies Centre. He started his blog “Postcards from…” in 2008. Since then his use of social media has expanded … Continue reading

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Teaching Web 2.0 Skills: 23 Things Oxford

Introduction See the video case study on Oxford Podcasts or the LTG YouTube Channel. Inspired by the 23 Things Oxford team, IT Services will be running a 23 Things for Research course as part of the forthcoming “Engage: Social Media Michaelmas” programme. Sign up here, or follow the programme … Continue reading

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Online scholarly engagement: Blogging and tweeting

Introduction Professor Elizabeth Eva Leach, Tutorial Fellow in Music at St Hugh’s College and Lecturer in Music at Exeter College, is a medievalist, musicologist and an avid blogger. She blogs about her research to give easy access to abstracts and … Continue reading

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