Last weekend I attended the opening of the Perpetual Uncertainty – Contemporary Art in the Nuclear Anthropocene exhibition that has been curated by Ele Carpenter of Goldsmiths University at Umeå’s Bildmusset. The exhibition which accompanies Carpenter’s new edited book, The Nuclear Culture Source Book, brings together the works of artists from all over the world … More Perpetual Uncertainty – Contemporary Art in the Nuclear Anthropocene at Umeå’s Bildmuseet
Last month I attended the 2016 Digital Methods Initiative Winter School led by Richard Rogers and his team at the University of Amsterdam. Organised in the format of a data sprint the event saw participants attend a day of keynote talks presented by the likes of, among others, Lilie Chouliaraki, Mathieu Jacomy, Carolin Gerlitz and … More Mapping Maps and Gaps: A Critical Digital Cartography of the ‘Mediterranean Refugee Crisis’
On a grey Saturday earlier this month I took part in a walking event on the archaeology of austerity entitled Narratives and Counter-Narratives – A Line Through Contemporary London. Organised by James Dixon and my colleague Lorna Richardson, the walk was the final installment of the Public Archaeology 2015 project that aimed to widen public … More Buried Memories of Austerity Past: The Moorgate Tube Crash and King’s Cross Fire
A little over a year ago I presented a paper at the European Association of Urban History‘s conference in Lisbon and I am really excited to say that its outcome has just been published with open access in the Journal of Historical Geography (published online ahead of the October 2015 print issue). I have been … More New Publication: The Cultural Identities of Berlin’s S- & U-Bahn around 1989 in Journal of Historical Geography.
A couple of months back I found myself joking on Facebook about the impact my increasing professional workload was having on both my on- and off-line social life. Since then I have found myself constantly reminded about the merits and importance of being a ‘social scholar’ – by which, of course, I actually mean a … More The anti-social academic blogger ?