The news feed from the Centre for Culture and the Creative Industries at City, University of London

Feminism and the S-Word* (*Socialism) event next Wednesday 5-7pm

  All are welcome at this event on Wednesday at 5pm Followed by drinks*

The eternal student, no more

Prof Andy Pratt has been awarded a higher doctorate, Doctor of Letters (D.Litt) by King’s College London. The DLitt has its companion of the DSc in the sciences and is awarded for exceptional academic achievement. In Andy’s case this is based upon his 20 years of research and writing about the cultural and creative industries; the…

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Andy gives lectures in Torino

Andy was in Turin on 10th Feb lecturing to students on the MA in Cultural Projects for Development which is offered in association with UNESCO World Heritage Organisation, and the University of Turin and the Polytechnic Turin. The sessions take place at the UN/ ILO/ International Training Centre (see picture). The atmosphere at the ITC is…

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Equality and diversity in classical music

Dr Christina Scharff, from CMCI at KCL, who has gave a seminar at City last year has just published a report on equality and diversity in the classical music sector. This report brings together new and existing research on equality and diversity in the classical music profession. It draws on academic, policy and advocacy reports but…

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Reflecting on the UK Doctoral Experience for LSE Review of Books

Dr Casey Brienza published a review of Enhancing the Doctoral Experience: A Guide for Supervisors and Their International Students for LSE Review of Books last week, referring to her own experiences as an international student and now university lecturer in the UK. It was reported to be the #1 most read review of the week.

Co-operatives and the Cultural Industries

Another great event for your diaries! CO-OPERATIVES AND THE CULTURAL INDUSTRIES 5-7pm, Wednesday 1st April [no joke] 2015 Room A130, College Building, City University London Speakers: Rhiannon Colvin, Tara Mulqueen, Robin Murray, Sion Whellens The lives of cultural workers are complex and contradictory; often combining work satisfaction, pleasure and autonomy with job insecurity, low pay,…

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Feminism and the S-Word event: 4th March

Everyone is welcome at this event which will be held on International Women’s Day FEMINISM AND ‘THE S-WORD’* (*Socialism) Wednesday 4th March 5-7pm Room BG03, University Building, City University London, Northampton Square,  EC1V 0HB, London UK Speakers: Deborah Grayson, Mandy Merck, Hilary Wainwright, Nira Yuval-Davis Chair: Jo Littler A large proportion of second-wave feminism from…

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Laura García-Favaro speaks at Critical Sexology Seminar ‘Feminist Encounters with Evolutionary Psychology’

On January 30th, CCI PhD student Laura García-Favaro presented a paper entitled “The ‘truth’ cannot be sexist?: Postfeminist biologism in transnational technologies of mediated intimacy”. This was part of the Critical Sexology Seminar ‘Feminist Encounters with Evolutionary Psychology’, which was convened by Rachel O’Neill and took place at King’s College London.   This seminar examined the…

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