Expanding scholarship and facilitating outreach through collaborative translation

Translating the untranslated As part of her doctoral research, Fiona Whelan was faced with the challenge of translating a 2,840-line poem written in medieval Latin. Where passages proved particularly difficult, she enlisted others to help, and this sparked an idea. … Continue reading

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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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UBlend: helping students to keep up with what’s on

Using technology to help students make the most of their university experience Every day Oxford University buzzes with exciting and alluring events, ranging from talks by world leaders to topical debates and college balls. These can present excellent opportunities to … 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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Bridging the theory-practice divide using social networks

A need to bridge the theory-practice divide Dr. Corneliu Bjola is Associate Professor in Diplomatic Studies in the Department of International Development and teaches on its MSc programme in Global Governance and Diplomacy. An important component of the curriculum is … 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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OxTweet: A Virtual Taste of Student Life

Introduction OxTweet brings together Oxford students from a variety of subjects to share what it is like to live and study at Oxford. It allows potential applicants to gain an honest representation of life at Oxford, pose questions, and have … 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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