What is the ‘Shadow Academy’?

Dr David Webster from the Religion, Philosophy & Ethics team at the University of Gloucestershire in conversation with Dr Ben Trubody about the idea of the Shadow Academy – the dark side of the academic world…

This is an initial conversation that we will add to in the coming weeks..

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Teaching Philosophy, and using popular music…

Dr David Webster from the Religion, Philosophy & Ethics team at the University of Gloucestershire in conversation with Dr Robin James about using popular music in the teaching of philosophy.

71DZx1fVCZLRobin James is Associate Professor of Philosophy at UNC Charlotte. She is author of two books: Resilience & Melancholy: pop music, feminism, and neoliberalism  and The Conjectural225._altBody: gender, race and the philosophy of music.Her work on feminism, race, contemporary continental philosophy, pop music, and sound studies has appeared in The New Inquiry, Noisey, SoundingOut!, Hypatia, differences, Contemporary Aesthetics, and the Journal of Popular Music Studies. She is also a digital sound artist and musician, and often works as a member of citation:obsolete.

See Robin’s blog at http://www.its-her-factory.com/


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Black History Month: Competition


Just a cross-posting from our History friends..

Originally posted on History at the University of Gloucestershire:

image002This year, we’re opening out our annual History competition to everyone – not just University of Gloucestershire History students! To coincide with Black History Month, we’re asking people to nominate individuals in any or all of the following three categories: ‘Unheard Voices in Black History’, ‘Creating New Black Icons’ and ‘Celebrating Local Black Heroes’.

Black History Month takes place every October across the United Kingdom, USA and Canada. Its purpose is to celebrate, commemorate and raise awareness of the history of African diaspora. First celebrated in the UK in 1987, it has since become an annual opportunity to discuss African histories of all kinds – and to ensure the debate, discussion and attention is not restricted only to each October.

At the University of Gloucestershire, we try to do our bit. Last year, for example, we took part in the events organised by the Cheltenham West End Partnership, and along with the Gloucestershire Historical…

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Peter Tatchell: Organised Religion and Human Rights.

This is the video of a lecture by Peter Tatchell entitled: ‘Organised Religion: The greatest global threat to human rights?’

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PTposterJuly15The Peter Tatchell Foundation has its website at: http://www.petertatchellfoundation.org/ 

This event was jointly organised by Gloucestershire Humanists, Swindon Humanists, Gloucestershire Philosophical Society, and The School of Humanities (at the University of Gloucestershire).

It took place at the FCH Campus of the University, in Cheltenham, on July 16th, 2015.

In the footsteps.. Talking to Dr Roy Jackson in Cordoba..

Ignoring the slightly excess background noise (school-kids!) – I ask Roy about why he has come to Cordoba to do research.

I am there as part of the HM5050 Humanities Second Year Field trip – with 24 students from RPE, History, etc! See pics from the trip HERE!

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