Professor Jane Chapman from the Lincoln School of Journalism has been selected as one of just 12 researchers from across the UK to participate in an AHRC/BBC workshop on the First World War. One of Professor Chapman’s research papers, written with Research Assistant Kate Allison from the Lincoln School of Journalism, has also won second prize from the Emerald Publishing Group. Congratulations Jane and Kate!
Professor Jane Chapman from the Lincoln School of Journalism has been named as one of 12 researchers (http://www.ahrc.ac.uk/News/Latest/Pages/FirstWorldWarcollaborativeworkshop.aspx) selected to participate in an AHRC/BBC workshop on the First World War to take place in London on February 20. The researchers – selected from a very strong field of 73 leading academics from across the nation – represent a broad range of subjects, including archaeology, literature and military, social and cultural history, as well as a mix of researchers at different levels of their careers. The event will help inform and influence BBC thinking around the coverage of the centenary of the First World War in 2014.
Chair of the peer review panel, Professor Andrew Thompson of the University of Exeter, said: “The response of the arts and humanities research community to this call has been tremendous. It demonstrates the appetite that exists within that community for research to be disseminated to as wide an audience as possible but also the immense potential for fresh and creative ideas emanating from the latest research to feed through to our national broadcast media.”
Professor Chapman has also, along with Research Assistant Kate Allison from the Lincoln School of Journalism, won second prize from the Emerald Publishing Group for best academic article of the year. The pair’s article reports on research findings from an ESRC funded grant ‘Women, Press and Protest in British and French India, 1928-47’that has been running at the University since 2009, with Prof. Chapman as Principle Investigator.
The findings of this paper have already been disseminated internationally via an exhibition (www.pressandprotest.com ) in Australia that is likely to continue on tour, throughout Australia, until 2018. In addition, Prof. Chapman will be giving a special presentation on the topic to post-graduate researchers and academics at Cambridge University’s Centre of South Asian Studies on February 1st and will be presenting the findings in a keynote address at the Open University later that month.
For more information about the AHRC/BBC workshop go to:
Prof. Chapman can be viewed giving a public talk about this research and the article at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8VtjnLGhoqE
More information about the ESRC project is available at: http://www.lincoln.ac.uk/mht/research-mh/journalism/esrc_women_co.htm
Information on the award winning article can be found at: http://eprints.lincoln.ac.uk/3723/
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