Knowledge Exchange and Impact Conference

The University of Glasgow’s inaugural Knowledge Exchange and Impact Conference took place on 22nd April at the Grosvenor Hilton in Glasgow. Well attended by a mix of academics and administrative staff that actively support knowledge exchange activities, the vibe was enthusiastic and exciting. Opened by the Principal, Prof Anton Muscatelli, the event kicked off with […]

Showcase for Production Companies

by Jennifer Hilder (PhD Intern) On Thursday, Knowledge Exchange supported a Showcase Event for Production Companies, which brought representatives from film and television companies together with academics from the College of Arts. The aim of the afternoon was to show the ways in which academics are involved in the study of TV production, to advertise […]

Sectarianism in Scotland event: “resolutely controversial”?

by Jennifer Hilder (PhD Intern) On a very wet March evening, over 80 people came together for the inaugural event of the Scottish Religious Cultures Network (SRCN) supported by Knowledge Exchange. Professor Tom Devine from Edinburgh University spoke on the subject of ‘Sectarianism in Scotland: Is it really a problem?’ and aimed, he said, to […]

Mapping Metaphor

by Dr Ellen Bramwell (Research Assistant on the Mapping Metaphor project) When most people think of metaphor, they cast their minds back to school and remember examples from poetry and drama, such as Shakespeare’s “Juliet is the sun”. This is unsurprising; metaphor is usually described as a literary phenomenon used to create arresting images in […]

Classics in Schools

by Jennifer Hilder (Phd Intern and Co-ordinator of the Iris Project pilot in Glasgow) On Monday, Education Secretary Michael Gove announced that he wanted more state secondary schools to teach Greek and Latin. As The Independent reports, he said “Classics is one of those subjects where most university places are taken up by independent school […]

The industry’s perspective: Vangelis Banos on managing the BlogForever project

Vangelis Banos was the Project Manager on the BlogForever project. He tells us how it worked to be managing such a diverse and international team and what excites him about the project’s outcomes. We invited HATII (Humanities Advanced Technology and Information Institute) to be a key partner on the BlogForever project because of their expertise […]

The Academic’s Perspective on KE: Dr Yunhyong Kim on the BlogForever Project.

by Jennifer Hilder (PhD Intern) Dr Yunhyong Kim tells us about her experience working with the BlogForever project and how it has changed her opinion of social media. When Dr Yunhyong Kim thinks about a blog, the first question she asks is, where is it going to go? What does the College of Arts have […]

Fair exchange is no robbery.

by Ann Gow, Research Development Officer (HATII) Fair exchange is no robbery, as the old adage goes. This was particularly evident at the Digital Innovations Day held by Arts Knowledge Exchange, Glasgow Digital Humanities (GDH) Network and Glasgow Life, and supported by Arts Lab. On a crisp December day in a packed lecture theatre, delegates engaged […]

New discoveries, new connections: Digital Innovations event.

  by Jennifer Hilder (PhD Intern) Before Christmas, around fifty people attended the ‘Digital Innovation in the Public Sector’ event, held at Glasgow University and organised by the College of Arts’ ArtsLab and Knowledge Exchange teams. The afternoon was split into two halves, with speakers from different sectors of Glasgow Life guiding us through their […]

Scottish Government supports Knowledge Exchange

By Jennifer Hilder (PhD Intern) Whatever happens in the independence referendum next year, yesterday’s white paper published by the Scottish Government, Scotland’s Future, shows their commitment and pride in knowledge exchange activities. A whole section of the paper is devoted to ‘supporting Scotland’s universities’, which are praised as being ‘some of the world’s oldest and […]