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Digital Humanities & Social Sciences Network Introductory Meeting

Posted on: 14 November 2018 | Category: 2018 Posts

The University of Liverpool’s Digital Humanities & Social Sciences Research Network brings together multidisciplinary researchers from across the Faculty that are interested in digital tools and technologies and their uses, applications and social impacts.


New Call: Staff Invited to Apply for University Enterprise Investment Fund

Posted on: 9 November 2018 | Category: 2018 Posts

Staff are invited to apply now for the next round of the University Enterprise Investment Fund. Awards of up to £100,000 are available to de-risk technologies or explore commercial opportunities developed at the University for commercialisation projects which typically lead to a licence deal or spin-out. The deadline for applications is 5pm on Tuesday 27 November.


Did You Go? Plop Up Dog Poo Family Fun Day Proves Very Poop-ular

Posted on: 9 November 2018 | Category: 2018 Posts

On 27 October 2018 Dr Chris Pearson from the Department of History hosted an eye-wateringly fun event exploring the history of urban dog poo to educate and entertain both young and old alike.


Don’t Miss This Trio of Tate Exchange Events from the University of Liverpool

Posted on: 12 October 2018 | Category: 2018 Posts

Coming up over the next couple of months is a trio of fascinating week-long activities from University of Liverpool researchers at Tate Liverpool, all part of the highly successful Tate Exchange programme of workshops and activities. Covering topics as diverse as refugee migrations, the impact of higher education on older learners and the wellbeing benefits of graphic novels, Read on to find out more about what’s happening and how you can get involved here.


Tracing the Past: Analysing the Design and Construction of English Medieval Vaults Using Digital Techniques

Posted on: 9 October 2018 | Category: 2018 Posts

How did medieval architects and stonemasons design and build the awe-inspiring ribbed vaults that dominate the great churches and cathedrals of the time? Using the latest digital surveying tools, the University of Liverpool’s Drs Alex Buchanan and Nick Webb aim to find out…


University of Liverpool Filmmaker Shortlisted for Prestigious National Award

Posted on: 24 September 2018 | Category: 2018 Posts

A film made by Dr. Chen-Yu Lin from the University of Liverpool and Charlotte Sawyer has made the shortlist for the Arts and Humanities Research Council’s prestigious 2018 Research in Film Award. Their film,‘George Harrison, The Story of the Beatles and Indian Music Performance Teaser', will, therefore, be a contender for the Social Media Short Award.


Researcher in Focus: Dr Lisa Shaw

Posted on: 14 September 2018 | Category: 2018 Posts

This month’s Researcher in Focus is Dr Lisa Shaw, whose research covers Brazilian cultural history and popular culture. She recently organised a film club at the Lar Sao Joao de Deus nursing home in the town of Itaipava in the state of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.


From Prog Rock to the Zombie Apocalypse… Jeannette Strickland Reports from the ‘Life Beyond the PhD’ Conference

Posted on: 10 September 2018 | Category: 2018 Posts

Jeannette Strickland, a postgraduate research student at the Department of History, recently attended the ‘Life Beyond PhD’ conference at Cumberland Lodge. Here she tells us how she got on and how she benefited from attending…


University of Liverpool Welcomes Heritage Researchers from Around the World

Posted on: 6 September 2018 | Category: 2018 Posts

This week (3-4 September 2018), the Faculty of Humanities & Social Sciences welcomed academics from China, Kazakhstan, Australia and the USA to the University for a programme of presentations and activities on the theme of ‘Heritage: curating the past for the future.’


Researcher in Focus: Dr Claire Pierson

Posted on: 22 August 2018 | Category: 2018 Posts

Meet this month's researcher in focus, Dr Claire Pierson from the Department of Politics and learn more about her research and most recent projects.


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    Digital Humanities & Social Sciences Network Introductory Meeting

    Posted on: 14 November 2018 | Category: 2018 Posts

    The University of Liverpool’s Digital Humanities & Social Sciences Research Network brings together multidisciplinary researchers from across the Faculty that are interested in digital tools and technologies and their uses, applications and social impacts.


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