Featured at City University London News: Taking Comics Seriously

 Taking Comics Seriously

I was featured today in the news section of City University London’s web site.

The piece is titled “Taking Comics Seriously”.

I am interviewed about my work,  The Comics Grid and about how comics scholarship can benefit the academic community.

Screen Shot 2014Fragment of a panel from Ronan Deazley’s and Jason Mathis’s Writing About Comics and Copyright (2013:1:3)
Fragment of a panel from Ronan Deazley’s and Jason Mathis’s Writing About Comics and Copyright (2013:1:3)

The interview is illustrated with a page from “Writing about Comics and Copyright” by Ronan Deazley and Jason Mathis (RCUK Centre for Copyright and New Business Models in the Creative Economy, 2013), which features The Comics Grid as an example of good practice in comic art citation and attribution.With thanks to John Stevenson at City University London.

City University London: Taking Comics Seriously.

4Humanities @ UCL: Showing the Arts and Humanities Matter

4Humanities at UCL

Tomorrow Tuesday 18th September I will be live blogging from “Showing the Arts and Humanities Matter”, a one day symposium at UCL in conjunction with 4Humanities, Arts Emergency, UCL Centre for Digital Humanities, and UCL Department of Information Studies, organised by Dr Melissa Terras.

Eva Kekou, a fellow international correspondent of 4Humanities, will be live blogging too and Dr Lucy Lyons will be the conference artist in residence.

A full program is available here. [PDF].

Speakers include:

  • Professor Alan Liu, University of California Santa Barbara, and 4Humanities founder: “Creating a Humanities Advocacy Media Plan”
  • Dr Rüdiger Klein, European Alliance for the Social Sciences and Humanities: “Making the Humanities Count – the dawn of a new era thanks to globalising Digital Humanities?”
  • Amy Westwell and Oliver Milne, The Free Hetherington Campaign: ““Occupy, Organise & Origami” The Free Hetherington, Student Radicalism and the Democratic Intellect”
  • Neil Griffiths, Arts Emergency: “The Arts Emergency we all face…”
  • Dr Anna Upchurch, University of Leeds, and Dr Eleonora Belfiore, University of Warwick: “Redefining ‘value’: the arts, humanities and the challenges of contemporary life”
  • Professor Andrew Prescott, King’s College London: “How the Humanities can Help Transform Science”

For complete information click on https://www.ucl.ac.uk/ah/4humanities/18thSeptember.