I will be presenting a conference paper this coming Friday (June 4th) at the Popular Music Research Centre, Salford University for the ‘Sights and Sounds: Investigating the Music Documentary’ conference
This will be the first time I have presented a paper, set within the context of my research, at an academic conference. I was fortunate enough to present this paper in front of my colleagues at the Birmingham Centre for Media and Cultural Research.http://www.bcu.ac.uk/research/-centres-of-excellence/centre-for-media-and-cul…and
I found the ‘practice’ run extremely useful and got some positive feedback from my colleagues about content and delivery. There were a few issues that needed adressing and with the kind help of my superviser, Professor Tim Wall, http://wallofsound.wordpress.com/, redrafted some parts of the presentation to make it flow better and get to the heart of some of the issues i wanted to cover.I am hoping that one of my colleagues will film my presentation at Salford and if so i will post it up in the coming weeks.
I thought I would post up my outline research proposal to give some insight into what my research degree is about and what I will be investigating This is a work in progress and will be re-drafted before it goes in for registration. However it gives some indication of my object of study and some of the methodologies that I will employ. I would welcome any comments or suggestions.
Well here it is-my first blog. I have set this blog up for a few reasons. Firstly I feel that I should start communicating with people besides using e-mail. Secondly and most importantly I have set up this blog to aid me in my research. I am currently studying for a PhD where i am conducting research into British Anarcho-Punk and Cultural/Popular memory. This blog will take on many forms as a research diary and also a place for people to hopefully contribute ideas, comments, suggestions and other ephemera that will add to and aid in my research.
As well as my PhD i am involved in other research projects. I am awaiting the confirmation of a bid, that myself and some coleagues from Birmingham City University, for a pan-European project in using radio as a tool to explore issues around Domestic Violence (DV).
The project involves working with survivors of DV in creating a set of radio spots to be broadcast on community radio stations and from this we will design and create a DV radio production toolkit for community radio workers and organistaions involved in working with survivors of DV.