Academics and Digital Media: Tools for Effective Engagement

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Type: 
Event
Date: 
December 5, 2016
Location: 
United Kingdom
Subject Fields: 
Digital Humanities, Journalism and Media Studies, Political Science, Public History, Social Sciences

The Institute for the Study of Muslim Civilisations is delighted to invite applications from early to mid career academics with a specialism in history or the social sciences. 

The two-day interactive workshop generously funded by the British Academy’s Rising Stars scheme will share practical advice and industry insights into making the best use of digital media to publicise your work and your ideas.   The aim is not only to share knowledge about the media environment and the skills to navigate it, but also to build a group of academics who are interested in media engagement and prepared to support one another in developing media profiles in their different areas.

Places are limited at the event. In case of over-subscription, prospective attendees may be asked to write a short statement (150 words) to explain their interest. The event is free to attend.

The Institute for the Study of Muslim Civilisations is delighted to invite applications from early to mid career academics with a specialism in history or the social sciences. 

The two-day interactive workshop generously funded by the British Academy’s Rising Stars scheme will share practical advice and industry insights into making the best use of digital media to publicise your work and your ideas.   The aim is not only to share knowledge about the media environment and the skills to navigate it, but also to build a group of academics who are interested in media engagement and prepared to support one another in developing media profiles in their different areas.

Places are limited at the event. In case of over-subscription, prospective attendees may be asked to write a short statement (150 words) to explain their interest. The event is free to attend.

All applications will be acknowledged by Monday 7 November and a final decision made by Friday November 11, 2016.

 

Speakers include 

David Goodhart (Policy Exchange, Prospect)

Madeleine Sumption (Director of the Migration Observatory, University of Oxford)

Louise Blythe (BBC Academy)

Eileen Guo (Co-founder and president Impassion Afghanistan)

Farida Vis (Research Fellow and Director of the Social Media Lab, University of Sheffield)

 

Topics covered include:

 

  • What the media wants from you
  • Utilising Facebook, blogs, twitter and other digital media platforms,
  • Writing for the Internet
  • Re-thinking academic impact
  • How to decide which channels are right for your work

 

The workshop will be followed by a second session in March, which will offer the chance for participants to reflect on the impact of the workshop and share good practice.

Contact Info: 

Dr. Philip Wood

Associate Professor

Aga Khan University

Institute for the Study of Muslim Civilisations

210 Euston Rd

London

Philip.wood@aku.edu

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