Poetry in Motion…

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By Dr Harriet Shortt

Hi all!

Eda has kindly shared news of the forthcoming publication of a great poetry book, Raisins and Almonds by Prof. Howard Stein – academic, consultant and poet!

It will be published by Finishing Line Press, in Georgetown, KY, and will be released the week of 10 January 2014 in the US. It will contain about thirty poems that Prof. Stein has written in the past several years.

More information about Prof. Stein’s work and books can be found online and here: http://www.amazon.co.uk/Nothing-Personal-Just-Business-Organizational/dp/1567204422/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&qid=1380874958&sr=8-2&keywords=Howard+F+Stein

Best wishes for a good weekend! Harriet

Centre for Understanding Social Practices

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By Dr Harriet Shortt

Hi everyone!

Thanks very much, Margaret, for sharing this! Please see attachment for the Centre for Understanding Social Practices (CUSP) seminar schedule. Seminars are run across both Frenchay and Glenside Campuses, from 16.00-17.30, and no need to register!

Some of these look great…and a good opportunity for some cross-faculty networking! 🙂

CUSP Seminars 2013 schedule

Calling all those interested in the visual…

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By Dr Harriet Shortt

The super brilliant Routledge Companion to Visual Organization is out!

This great book is edited by Prof. Emma Bell, Prof. Samantha Warren and Prof. Jonathan Schroeder and includes 24 chapters with contributions from a whole range of academics…

…and I thought I’d share this with you as I have my first book chapter in here…along with my great colleagues and friends, Jan Betts and Sam Warren! Our chapter, ‘Visual workplace identities: Objects, emotion and resistance’ brings together our empirical research and looks at how objects play an important role for individuals at work depending on the meanings associated with them and how visible they are to others.

I have asked the Library at UWE to get a copy…so that will be available soon…and this can be found as an e-book too! Enjoy!


Are you going to make a new ‘academic’ year resolution…?

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…if you are going to make a new ‘academic’ year resolution, then why not make one that involves blogging!? There are lots of great reasons why blogging about your research is a really good idea, and Mark Carrigan lists 17 of them on his blog (check out the link below) – he’s a cool Sociologist and Academic Technologist – and amongst other things he says it makes you more visible inside and outside your organisation…and helps you articulate your ideas in just a few words! So, ring in the new year with a blog post! Send me stories of your summer conferences, progress reports on your papers and tales of recent research…and I’ll post them on here for you!

Best wishes, Harriet

Email me: harriet.shortt@uwe.ac.uk