King’s College London, in collaboration with the City University of London, conceived and designed the “I, Human: Becoming Visible” (IHBV) project to respond to anti-Asian racism that has seen a surge since Covid-19. In November 2022, students from KCL and City, together with the members of East Asian and Southeast Asian (ESEA) communities, took part in a development workshop to form groups and to create artistic responses to anti-ESEA racism.
Online Interviewing Tips for Researchers
Nina Vindum Rasmussen The Covid-19 pandemic has accelerated the need to carry out qualitative interviews online. In my PhD project, I’ve used both in-person and online interviews. I’ve been surprised to learn that online interviews can produce equally rich and sometimes superior data. They can be cost-effective, convenient, and quick. But there are also specific… Continue reading Online Interviewing Tips for Researchers
CMCI Careers Event: Building a Career in a Sector in Transition: Employability, Resilience and the CMCI
On Thursday 1st April, the CMCI Careers Committee hosted their second event of the week, which was orientated around the importance of resilience within the CMCIs, and how to navigate the sector whilst it is in transition. Within the discussion, we were lucky to host three professionals with diverse career histories: Marine Van Schoonbeck, who… Continue reading CMCI Careers Event: Building a Career in a Sector in Transition: Employability, Resilience and the CMCI
CMCI Careers Event: Getting into the Job Market
On Wednesday 31st March, the CMCI Careers Committee, made up of both BA and MA students, hosted the first of two events, which tackled the all-important issue of how to get into the creative job market, especially with the strains of a global pandemic. Joining us in the discussion was Laura Flesch, who is an… Continue reading CMCI Careers Event: Getting into the Job Market
Research Funding Success for CMCI Doctoral Students
Two research projects led by PhD students at the Department of Culture, Media & Creative Industries have won financial support from the King’s Cultural Institute’s Collaborative Innovation Scheme. Toby Bennett will be working in collaboration with UK Music to improve awareness of shared challenges and mutual communications between education and the music industry. For more… Continue reading Research Funding Success for CMCI Doctoral Students
Our Biggest Fans
CMCI’s "fandom/fan culture" student workshop proved a huge success, with ardent fans gathering to talk about their motivation, excitement, online activities and communities. Organised and led by fans themselves, the students discussed how the enthusiasm found in popular culture could be transferred to public cultural arenas such as museums. Could museums create fandom?
Hooray for Henrik
Congratulations to CMCI’s Henrik Lindén, who while still a PhD student with us has been given a permanent post and promoted to Senior Lecturer at London Metropolitan University. At King’s, Henrik is researching the art critic as mediator of contemporary African art in Britain under the supervision of Dr Richard Howells.
Henrik in Budapest
CMCI PhD student Henrik Lindén has given a research paper at The Eighth International Conference on the Arts in Society, held at the Eötvös Lorànd University in Budapest. His paper was: titled "Analysing Newspaper Art Reviews: A Critical Discourse Analysis Approach" and his conference participation was funded by the King's Graduate School through a Conference… Continue reading Henrik in Budapest
Congratulations to current CMCI doctoral student Henrik Lindén who has been awarded a stipened of £3,500 from the Swedish-based Helge Ax:son Johnsons stiftelse to suppport his continuing study at King's. Henrik is the former Librarian of the Nobel Museum in Stockholm, and has worked on cataloguing projects at the Morgan Library & Museum in New… Continue reading Congratulations Henrick
Greek Photography Opportunity
Our colleagues in the KCL Centre for Hellenic Studies are setting up an exhibition of photographs on loan from the Benaki Museum in Athens. The focus is on the pioneering Greek photographer Voula Papaioannou. The exhibition is called: “The Human Price of War” and coincides with the centre’s four day conference “Greek (Hi)stories through the… Continue reading Greek Photography Opportunity
Recent MA CCI Student Ichtertz Scores Gig With Sundance Film Festival
Katie Ichtertz, who just finished the MA CCI programme last month, has passed on the word to Lost In CCI that she has been hired to work from November to February as the coordinator of the World Documentary and New Frontier categories for the world-famous Sundance Film Festival in Park City, Utah, in the United… Continue reading Recent MA CCI Student Ichtertz Scores Gig With Sundance Film Festival
Congratulations to CMCI PhD student Henrik Lindén, who has received a stipend from the prestigious Helge Ax:son Johnson Foundation in Sweden. Henrik is the former Librarian of the Nobel Museum in Stockholm, and has also worked at the Morgan Library & Museum in New York and the Swedish Institute for Children’s Books in Stockholm. He… Continue reading Congratulations Henrik
Congratulations to CMCI’s latest PhD graduate, Dr Wendy Burke. She is pictured here with her research supervisor, Dr Richard Howells, at the July graduation ceremony held at London’s Barbican Centre. Even before the official ceremony, Wendy had been appointed Senior Lecturer at York St John University. Mortar boards off all round.
MA CCI student Aki Koike gets involved in The Surreal House exhibition
Current MA CCI student Aki Koike, who is doing her internship at the Barbican, has been getting involved with organising the new exhibition entitled The Surreal House. The exhibition focuses on visual arts, film, architecture and surrealism and will include events such as: House of Fear Thu 8, July 6.30pm and Le Corbusier and Surrealism,… Continue reading MA CCI student Aki Koike gets involved in The Surreal House exhibition
Join the MA CCI Alumni group on LinkedIn!
Dear friends, colleagues, mates, acquaintances, comrades; past, present and future students: we invite you all to join our MA CCI Alumni group on LinkedIn, in order to exchange experiences, divulge internship and job opportunities, or discuss about whatever you fancy. And it's free to register. Spread the word!
Natascha Piechowski helps organise Jonathan Delafield Cook preview
MA CCI student Natascha Piechowski is helping to organise the private preview of Jonathan Delafield Cook's Birdwatching as part of her internship placement at the Houldsworth Gallery on 1st July.
CMCI PhD Student Appointed Editor of the London Journal of Tourism, Sport and the Creative Industries
Nicole Ferdinand, PhD student at CMCI, has been recently been appointed editor of the London Journal of Tourism, Sport and the Creative Industries (LJTSCI) and has just published her first edition of the journal, which focused exclusively on young researchers. Articles were written by early career academics, PhD and Masters’ students. As an early career… Continue reading CMCI PhD Student Appointed Editor of the London Journal of Tourism, Sport and the Creative Industries
New faces at CMCI!
It’s a new year and there is lots of news from CMCI, in particular some new faces (seven: count them!) that you’ll see around. I hope that you’ll make them all welcome. First, we are very happy to welcome Professor Ros Gill who officially began at KCL on Jan 1st; although she has popped in… Continue reading New faces at CMCI!
Merry Christmas, Dr Burke
It’s an especially merry Christmas for CMCI postgraduate research student Wendy Burke, who has sailed though her viva (with no corrections!) to be awarded her PhD. Wendy’s thesis: “A Dutch occupation: The representation of World War Two in films from the Netherlands, 1962 to 1986”, analysed the films as reflections of the underlying concerns of… Continue reading Merry Christmas, Dr Burke
Thanks and congratulations to the CMCI Singers, who marked the end of term with a charity Christmas recital in the college chapel. The choir was made up of students on the MA in CCI, supplemented by lecturer Dr Ruth Adams and conducted by our own Dr Nick Wilson. The programme ranged from Rutter to Ellington,… Continue reading Sing CMCI
Chinese MA CCI students win BBC quiz
Congratulations to the team of 13 Chinese MA Cultural and Creative Industries students, pictured left, who won a BBC Chinese Service quiz on Friday 30 October, beating stiff competition from Imperial College, the Cass Business School, the University of Westminster and City University. The quiz, which featured questions about life in the UK, was filmed,… Continue reading Chinese MA CCI students win BBC quiz
Current MA CCI student Alexia Achilleos is exhibiting at an exhibition called Fragile, the central theme of which is the humble cardboard box. There's a map on the flyer above showing how to get to Post Gallery. CMCI people are all very welcome to the private view!