LIH Research Seminar: Scoping Reviews – 28th Feb

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The second seminar in the Lincoln Institute for Health Community and Health Research Unit seminar series will be given by Viet-Hai Phung (Research Assistant, CaHRU) on “Scoping Reviews”.

Viet-Hai describes the content of his session below:

The seminar will go through the process of conducting a scoping review, from the initial justification for using it through to analysing the final included publications. The process is systematic, with the key being consistent application of each of the steps. I will use practical examples from my own research to illustrate each of the steps that have to be followed. Rather than being a presentation, it is expected that the session will be interactive as it will be more a practical demonstration of the process. Our subject librarian, Marishona Ortega, will also be able to answer questions on the day too.

The seminar will take place on Tuesday 28th February from 11.00am to 12.00noon. The venue is MB3203, Minerva Building.

Please e-mail Sue Bowler to book a place sbowler@lincoln.ac.uk

Lincoln School of Film & Media Research Seminar – 8th Feb

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The Lincoln School of Film and Media research seminar this Wednesday is a paper to be given by Dr. Jamie Medhurst, Reader in Media History from the University of Aberystwyth. The paper is entitled: Reith, Television and the BBC’s Cultural Mission in the Interwar Years

Abstract:
The most commonly-accepted view in most television histories is that John Reith detested television, would have nothing to do with the medium, viewed those involved with establishing and running the BBC’s television service with contempt and refused to watch television programmes. The BBC’s own website perpetuates this idea:

He was less interested in the development of television. Anthony Kamm, the biographer of television’s inventor, John Logie Baird, says that Reith usually managed to be on holiday when significant events in television took place … One of his leaving gifts when he left the BBC in 1938 was a television set. He said he would never look at it.[1]

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Lincoln School of Film & Media Seminar on 25th January

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Lincoln School of Film & Media welcomes Dr. Tanya Horeck, Reader in Film, Media & Culture at Anglia Ruskin University, Cambridge, to give a paper entitled:
‘Caught on Tape’: Elevator Violence, Black Celebrity, and the Politics of Surveillance

Abstract:

‘Jay-Z physically attacked by Beyoncé’s sister Solange’: so screamed the TMZ headline to the “raw” surveillance video it obtained from the inside of an elevator in New York in May of 2014. The video instantly went viral and initiated thousands of memes organized around the hashtag #WhatJayZSaidtoSolange, as people clambered to share their responses to the video and to offer their theories as to why Solange physically lashed out at Jay-Z while Beyoncé stood by, still and silent. This paper compares the Jay-Z/ Beyoncé video to the Ray Rice surveillance video that TMZ published four months later, in which the black American NFL star knocks his fiancée unconscious in an elevator. I will examine how the two elevator videos become entangled with one another – both in mainstream media and in an explosion of internet memes – in ways that indicate the tenacity of certain deeply rooted and pernicious racial and gender stereotypes. It is no accident, I argue, that the most publicized surveillance videos on TMZ to date, involve the depiction of racialized, black bodies. What is of specific concern to me here is how the apparently “passive” lens of surveillance actively works to reproduce black bodies as toxic and criminal, in ways that both highlight – and obscure – the complex questions of agency that have become so central to digital platforms.

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