Posts tagged: mediacity

Freedom of information: Unlocking secret archives

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To mark the launch of the new ‘FOI intelligence and security archival collection’ at the University of Salford, Dr Chris Murphy and Dr Dan Lomas will discuss their use of Freedom of Information (FOI) legislation during their research into British intelligence and security history. They will be joined by Mr Ian Johnston, the University’s Archives & Special Collections Co-ordinator. Ian will be able to answer questions about access to the new collection, and associated opportunities for researchers from across the social sciences and humanities, while Chris and Dan will be able to offer practical tips and advice to those thinking of making an FOI request, based on their own experiences.

The event will be held at the University of Salford’s MediaCity Campus (Room 3.10/3.11) and will be accompanied by a reception.

Date/Time
09 November 2016
4:00 pm – 6:00 pm

Location
University of Salford – Media City Campus
Media City
Salford
M50 2HE

Register here: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/freedom-of-information-unlocking-secret-archives-tickets-28528280856

For further information, please contact Dr Chris Murphy (c.j.murphy@salford.ac.uk)


eSports and the Future of Sport Symposium

esports handsetThe University of Salford Centre for Sports Business, in collaboration with The Digital Cluster (part of CARe), and World Gaming Executives is hosting a one-day symposium on the 2nd November 2016 at the University of Salford at MediaCityUK on eSports and the Future of Sport.

This event will include talks by leading academics in the field, and those working in the management and provision of eSports. This will explore the rapidly developing business of eSports, and consider its relationship and synergies with the changing nature of more traditional sports.

The event is free and open to anyone interested eSports, the business of digital gaming, digital media, or the changing nature of professional sports.

Confirmed speakers include:

  • Prof. Garry Crawford, University of Salford
  • Prof. Andy Miah, University of Salford
  • Chester King, CEO International eGames Group
  • Trevor Keane, Celtic eSports League
  • Andrew Nixon, Sheridans (Media Law)
  • Dr Mark Johnson & Dr Jamie Woodcock, York Digital Hub
  • Carleigh Morgan, Kings College London
  • Dominic Sacco, British eSports Association
  • Malph Minns, Strive Sponsorship

Book Tickets Here

For more information contact: Professor Garry Crawford: g.crawford@salford.ac.uk.

Follow Professor Crawford on Twitter https://twitter.com/CultSociologist


Salford Researchers – Benefits Sanctions have ‘profoundly negative consequences’

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University of Salford researchers working on a national study say the system of sanctions and support integral to much UK welfare have left some resorting to crime and using food banks.

The Salford academics are partners in the Welfare Conditionality: Sanctions, Support and Behaviour Change research project, a collaboration between six UK universities: University of York, University of Glasgow, Heriot Watt University, Sheffield Hallam University, the University of Sheffield and the University of Salford.

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Constructing the Science of Social Interaction using Virtual Reality

From 12th-13th July 2016 the second Virtual Social Interaction workshop will be held at MediaCity, Manchester.  Co-organised by University of Salford, Goldsmiths University of London and University College London, the workshop will showcase new methods and theories in social interaction, with talks from 8 international speakers and c. 20 Posters.

Attracting an audience of international researchers from the fields of Psychology, Cognitive Neuroscience Computer Science and Digital Technologies the workshop will highlight work towards a scientific understanding of how people interact.

Early Bird registration ends on 30th May and entry provides access to talks and posters, full catering on both days and an evening wine and poster reception. Register here: http://shop.salford.ac.uk/browse/extra_info.asp?compid=1&modid=1&catid=270&prodvarid=245

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2016 Challenging Media Landscapes Conference – Call for Papers

Access, Participation and the Mediatised World

 CALL FOR PAPERS AND PANELS: SUBMISSION DEADLINE WED 22 JUNE

SUBMIT PROPOSALS TO: artdes-cmlabstracts@salford.ac.uk


Conference date: Monday 14 November 2016

Venue:  MediacityUK, Salford, Manchester.

This conference is hosted and organized by the University of Salford and is part of the four day 2016 Salford International Media Festival

KEYNOTE SPEAKERS

Professor Christian Fuchs (University of Westminster, UK)

Professor William Uricchio (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, USA)
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Manchester Science Festival 2015

Still plenty of events to get involved in at Manchester Science Festival!

Saturday 24 and Sunday 25 October, 10am – 4pm – Free entry
Salford Science Jam

Science Jam will see our MediaCityUK campus transformed into a massive open doors science experiment, bringing together demos, debates, art/science premieres and Oculus Rift virtual reality experiences.

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CSE Research Conferences

Every year, the University proudly hosts a number of distinguished international conferences, organised by research colleagues alongside professional staff within Conference Services.

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