CIE Lecture Series

Next week, Thursday 8 October, 1pm BST: Mario Novelli gives the first in a 10-week online lecture series on the Political Economy of Education in times of Conflict, Crises, and Pandemic. Register here. led and Hosted by the Centre for International Education (CIE) from October to December, this series will be:

… openly accessible, free and online and aimed at scholars and students of international development and education, and all those who seek to better understand the complex situations facing education systems around the world in a period of increasing instability, where education systems are challenged by war, environmental crisis, financial austerity and pandemics that threaten the futures of a generation of young people.

Sensory Cartographies interviewed

SHL’s Jo Lindsay Walton recently interviewed Sensory Cartographies for Vector, the critical journal of the British Science Fiction Association. The full interview appears below. Sensory Cartographies Zoomed into the Lab earlier this year, and we’re looking forward to future opportunities for conversation and collaboration.

We’re lucky to be talking today to Jonathan Reus and Sissel Marie Tonn, whose collaborative work appears under the name Sensory Cartographies. Their work includes, among other things,  the creation of wearable technologies that explore the nature of sensation and attention. […] So like many great collaborations, there’s quite an interdisciplinary aspect to Sensory Cartographies, is that right?

Sissel: Yes, we both have our different backgrounds. Jon really comes from a music and performance background, as well as instrument building and media archaeology. And my background is more in visual arts and arts research.

So tell us how Sensory Cartographies came to be.

Sissel: It started in 2016, when we got an opportunity to do a residency together in Madeira. Sensory Cartographies really grew out of that residency. I’d been to Madeira before in 2013, and started this drawing project, to do with Madeira’s position in the Age of Exploration, which you could really call the Age of Colonization. 

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SHL Environmental Strategy

How do we reconcile the work (and play) of the digital humanities with the transition to a net zero carbon economy, while also addressing many other urgent and interconnected environmental issues that confront the world today? We don’t have all the answers, but we’re determined to work at the forefront of responsible and imaginative environmental practice in the digital humanities. We know that this means broad sharing of insights, practices, and perspectives. Whoever you are, if you’d like a free copy of the SHL Environmental Strategy 2020, get in touch.