Category Archives: Projects

Linguistic Ethnography e-seminar: First thoughts

The 2017 Linguistic Ethnography Forum e-seminar has kicked off! This year the paper for discussion is Learning Safely from error? Re-considering the ethics of simulation-based medical education through ethnography by Caroline Pelletier and Roger Kneebone. Thanks to the publisher’s and editor’s agreement, the paper, from Ethnography and Education, is

Linguistic Ethnography and professional morality e-seminar

In June, Caroline Pelletier and Roger Kneebone are running this year’s Linguistic Ethnography Forum e-seminar with Prof Fiona Copland, from the University of Stirling,  and myself acting a seminar facilitators. The paper under discussion will be Pelletier and Kneebone’s 2016 article, ‘Learning Safely from error?

Social Mouth Forum

I am currently organising a one-day forum – with Jennifer Kettle, Alison Patrick and Lorna Warren – for researchers engaging with social sciences and humanities approaches to the study of the mouth, oral health and dentistry. We are putting together a day of presentations, discussion, and networking

The fourth Punk Scholars Network Conference and Symposium

Call for Papers ‘Punk’: Impacting Culture? Influencing change? The University of Bolton School of the Arts and the Punk Scholars Network 12th and 13th of December 2017 Papers and presentations are invited for the fourth Punk Scholars Network conference and postgraduate symposium to be held

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Earnest sociologist does stand-up comedy

Sometimes it’s good to push yourself – in a protestant-work-ethic style, rather than a recreational-drugs-and-eyeballs way. This new year, my attempt to go beyond my comfort zone was to do a stand-up comedy set as part of Bright Club at Dundee. I’ve written on stand-up comedy before

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Dental Wikipedia Editing Project

Dundee Dental School shares their experience of running a dental Wikipedia project and encourages involvement other dental schools by starting to publish a series of videos. The first offers insight into their Wikipedia work at The University of Dundee, to share the latest dentistry research and clinical guidelines!

Dentistry Qualitative Research Group: Poster Session

When I joined The School of Dentistry at The University of Dundee last year I was excited to see that amidst the generally positivist approach to research, there were quite a few people making waves with qualitative research into dentistry. These people were focusing on

The Museum as a Memory Institution

This sociological aspect of the ForgetIT project seeks to develop a conceptual framework for organisational memory. Based on interviews with curatorial and management staff in a national museum the research attempts to identify the range of memory and forgetting practices within the museum.

Fake Nation A Study into Everyday Crime

Published as: Bryce J. & Rutter, J., 2005. “Fake Nation?: A Study into an Everyday Crime”, The Organised Crime Task Force, Belfast. Background This publication details the background, empirical and analytical research undertaken during the Intellectual Property Theft and Organised Crime research project (IPTOC) and provides