Dr Andrew Stevenson and Dr Jeremy Oldfield have been awarded a BA/Leverhulme grant to explore the experiences of street connected young people in Guatemala. The project begins in April, 2016 for 18 months.
New article in The Conversation from group member Katherine Runswick-Cole here:
On 17th February, Katherine Runswick-Cole presented at the first ever interdisciplinary academic conference to focus on Radio 4’s The Archers.
Katherine argued that in The Archers disability is always and only a temporary phenomenon that appears and then disappears as a device to develop the plot or characterisation. She called for an engagement with disability in cultural texts in ways that reflects the every day lives of disabled people.
Katherine said: “This was a fantastic interdisciplinary conference. There was an amazing range of papers and presenters combined their passion for their discipline with their love of The Archers in ways that were both entertaining and informative.”
You can listen to Katherine on BBC Radio 4’s PM programme here
A pdf of conference paper is available to download here: Archer’s Presentation