Three new voices made it up to the top 10 most popular tracks for the whole 2016:
Maddie Long, a PhD student in Linguistics and English Language at the University of Edinburgh. Maddie talks about her experience preparing for the 3-Minute-Thesis competition. Congratulations to Maddie who won the 2016 UK final of the 3-Minute-Thesis competition (12 September 2016).
Vladimir Alpatov, of the Russian Academy of Sciences, speaks on historical attempts to replace the Cyrillic alphabet with the Latin one.
Kenny Beaton discusses the Tobar an Dualchais/Kist o Riches website. Kenny focuses in particular on tracks Calum Maclean collected himself. He also picks a couple where Calum is also the contributor rather than his usual role of being the collector.
The web team for the College of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences also provides support for colleagues throughout the College and its 12 schools with uploading sound-tracks to SoundCloud audio platform.
In the six months from January to June 2016, our SoundCloud account has attracted increasing attention. Sound-tracks reflect the diversity of topics colleagues and their guests have contributed. They have prompted over 1,500 plays and 50 likes.
In just ten sound-tracks, you can get a little idea of the research going on in arts, humanities and social sciences at the University of Edinburgh. All the links below point at sound-tracks on the SoundCloud account of the College of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences.
One of the recent addition to the main University website content management system (EdWeb) is a new content type – staff profile. The CAHSS Web team has worked on this in close collaboration with Information Services .
How did the new staff profile come to the world?
Around the College of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences, and beyond, throughout the University, each and every School had a slightly different way of presenting staff profiles Often, staff profiles used different systems depending on the University unit. The key goal was to standardise this but in a way that allowed flexibility and variation.
Every now and then a project brings the whole team together and combines everyone’s knowledge and expertise.
It’s always extremely rewarding to see a final product so we’re very excited to announce the launch of the University of Edinburgh’s ‘Research Impact’ site. Going live today after months of planning, building, recording and editing we’re pleased to say it looks great! We will be adding new case studies and improving the website over the next few months but are very happy with announcing what’s in place to the big wide world. And so without further ado… (drum roll please…) here it is!
As a world leading university much of the research that goes on in Edinburgh is helping to change world politics, law, economics, social thinking and practises (to name a few!). Here at the uni we felt that the impacts of many of the research studies in the College of Humanities and Social Science were so outstanding that they had to be showcased. The Research Impacts site has taken some of the biggest personalities and most impactful studies and given them a platform. From rebuilding the face of an ancient Egyptian mummy to the impact of neuroscience on The Church of Scotland, the topics and staff featured are vast and all equally fascinating. Building the website, and in my case producing the video features, was (and is) a huge task given that even though these academics are leaders in their fields they can be far too modest or, heaven forbid, camera shy!