Following the presentation of a poster at the prestigious Conference on Environmental Archaeology of European Cities held in Brussels in May 2015, we were invited to submit a paper for… »
Communities, Culture & Conflicts: Research Impact
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The Building Roman Britain Team have been accepted to present at the Computer Applications and Quantitative Methods in Archaeology (CAA) conference in Oslo on Wednesday 30th March with a paper… »
Dr Heather Savigny spoke at the All-Party Parliamentary Group on Sex Equality, examining media coverage of women in politics
BU’s Conflict, Rule of Law and Society research team have been contributing to some important global discussions on a range of international blogs. Recent topics include Flight MH17, Crimea and Ukraine,… »
Pioneering citizen journalism project, ADTV, involving The Media School’s Einar Thorsen, Dan Jackson and Ann Luce has recently been featured on BBC radio and BBC’s The Politics Show, for a… »
A wheelchair user’s struggle to use the car park at the town hall, to attend her brother’s wedding; an elderly man’s description of how he improved his diet to help… »
A series of reconstructed Neolithic houses have opened at the new Stonehenge Visitor Centre, with BU research used as the basis for the reconstruction. Original remains of the Neolithic houses… »
Ravages to social welfare, the social protection floor and social work have been rife throughout many countries following the 2007 fiscal crisis and often responded to by the world’s neoliberal… »
The Gay and Pleasant Land? Project is a research project that took place as part of the New Dynamics of Ageing Programme(a unique collaboration between five UK Research Councils—ESRC, EPSRC,… »
Dr Sascha Bachmann’s article on ‘Targeted Killings: Contemporary Challenges, Risks And Opportunities’ has been included in a submission to the House of Commons Defence Select Committee and has been included in… »
Professor Jonathan Parker & Dr Sara Ashencaen Crabtree are currently examining social work in Malaysia as part of their project ENABLE (Establishing Sustainable Research Networks and Building Learning Environments). Debating the curriculum… »
Social work is about making a positive difference to the most vulnerable in society. Since 2008 BU’s research-based continuing professional development (CPD) programmes have improved practice for 6,170 health and social care professionals.
BU’s empirical research demonstrates how political representatives can better engage citizens using social media. Researchers were invited to advise the Labour frontbench in the UK House of Lords on the topic and developed a bespoke training programme. Subsequent monitoring shows increased uptake of Twitter and weblogging by Labour frontbench peers to propagate ideas.
BU research by White focuses on the relationship between art, technology and culture. Exhibitions, workshops and presentations across the UK, Europe and in the USA have provoked societal reflection on critical topics such as genetics and germ warfare, among other controversial ethical issues.
Modern journalists often have to report in areas of war and conflict and there is a growing need to support their emotional handling of difficult reporting situations, as well as encouraging greater emotional literacy in the profession.This research was prompted by the growing concern about the mental health of some journalists, especially those involved in conflict reporting. It identifies areas of opportunity for and resistance to the promotion of emotional literacy amongst journalists, which could lead to more effective strategies for training.
Real Snail Mail challenges existing cultural paradigms regarding speed and efficiency by providing a poetically slow email service. It promotes reflection upon the perceived cultural benefits of speed and specifically its impact on social well-being
Evidence from forensic investigations of mass graves is used in legal and humanitarian contexts, provides evidence for prosecutions and aids in identification of missing persons. BU’s multidisciplinary research in forensic archaeology, anthropology and international law has informed and developed standards and universal policies for these investigations.
Researchers within the Archaeology Group at BU have been investigating Stonehenge and its landscape for over 20 years.
BU’s AHRC funded Singing Landscapes Project focused on raising awareness of our musical heritage through the investigation of English folk music. The project created a sense of common ownership over ‘the music of the people’, and encouraged enquiry into the rich but largely unknown store of music discovered by George Gardiner, Percy Grainger, Cecil Sharp, and Ralph Vaughan Williams, amongst others.
Despite being a rich source of social, cultural and political history, radio archives are mostly inaccessible. Research by the Centre for Media History (CMH) at BU was the motivation behind a committee formed to raise awareness of the problem. The committee strongly supported the British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) to make their catalogue available to the public via the British Library (BL) and the research itself informed the library’s new sound archive policy.