Environmental Change and Digital Scholarship

12 May 2011
6pm to 9pm -Room 407, 30 Russell Square, WC1B 5DT

Abstract:
This session will sketch some of the challenges and extraordinary new possibilities for scholars working in a digital world. It will work from live examples, including a couple of projects developed by Joe and colleagues (‘ATLAS’ – website; Culture & Climate Change – podcasts, & Creative Climate – website & broadcasts), as well as looking at some striking examples of colleagues’ work as ‘digital scholars’. There are great opportunities for researchers to develop, test and promote their ideas within digital media, but also some potential pitfalls. The workshop will include plenty of group discussion of examples and your own ideas and experiences. Do bring examples of ‘digital scholarship’ that you’d like to discuss that relate to your own work and interests.

Joe Smith is Senior Lecturer in Environment at the Open University, Geography. He has worked for fifteen years at the join between media decision-making, environmental knowledge and public debate. This has included designing seminars for editors and commissioners, advising on individual TV and radio broadcasts and most recently, developing new online projects. His research is divided between work on media and environment, and the policy and politics of consumption. He has written or edited books on climate change (Oxford University Press, 2009), the green movement (Granta, 2006), quality of life (Constable Robinson, 2008) and media and environment (Earthscan 2000).

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