Religion and the Media: Seminar Day
14 August 2012
Department of Biblical Studies
45 Victoria Street
11am-12 Welcome followed by James Crossley and Jackie Harrison: ‘Religion’ and ‘atheism’ according to the British media
12-1 Tim Hutchings: The role of new media in death and mourning
2-3 Caitlyn Gifford: Reporting ‘religion’ in the Arab Spring
3-3.30 Tea, coffee etc.
3.30-4.30 Katie Edwards: ‘Religion’, Bible and advertising
The registration details are to be found here. Here is a convenient summary:
The full cost for the conference (for non-students) is £70. Please note that the cost of the conference covers lunches, dinners, receptions, tea and coffee breaks and attendance to the whole 3 days, but does not include evening meals or accommodation…The basic student rate (without tea, coffee and lunches) is £15, and the student rate including tea, coffee and lunches is £30.
The full program will be up shortly but details of a number of confirmed speakers (well worth a look…) are available here.
De Velling Willis Fellowship, Faculty of Arts and Humanities, University of Sheffield
Available to work in any area relevant to the disciplines covered by our constituent departments
Contract Type: Fixed term for two years.
Salary: Grade 8 £37,012 – £44,166 per annum pro-rata. .
Closing Date: 17 February 2012
From the advert:
The two post-doctoral fellows will work to develop their research beyond their doctoral studies, generating new publications and establishing the next stage of their career as researchers. Outreach and public engagement work will be encouraged, and, in line with the ethos of the Faculty, the fellows will also be encouraged to engage and work with new audiences, particularly in the local region. This is an opportunity both for the fellows to make significant career strides in a research-intensive environment and for the faculty to benefit from the vision, dynamism and enthusiasm the fellows will bring to the role.
Fellows will already have an impressive track record in research, evidenced by high-quality publications. They will be people who are clearly able to communicate their ideas to a range of audiences, from funding agencies to non-specialists. They will be researchers with the capacity to motivate and inspire others and who are clearly destined to be research leaders of the future.
Applicants should possess (or be close to completion of) a PhD in a relevant discipline (or have equivalent experience) and specify their area of expertise/interest in their online application.
The post is fixed-term for two years.
For full details see here.
This new blog is going to be dedicated to all things media and religion, usually with some connection to issues relating to media freedom, linked as it is with the Centre for Freedom of Media at the University of Sheffield. In addition to news and updates, there will be regular analysis from a variety of people both linked to the Centre in someway and guest bloggers. For (marginally) more detail see the About page.
More to follow…