On transitions, change and continuity…

This time five years ago I was busy drafting job descriptions for the recruitment of those strangers that would eventual make up the wonderful team of colleagues that have been […]

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Photo/stories from the field: postcards and polaroids

Melissa Nolas describes the use of postcards and polaroids as a cultural intervention to challenge the dominant cultural narratives of childhood

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Photo/stories from the field: anonymous portraits and other practices in the ethics of representation

Melissa Nolas explores how the use of photography and anonymous portraits helped to overcome some of the challenges in the ethics of representation

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In Common: what’s in a name?

How do children encounter, experience, and engage with public life? How having things ‘in common’ has influenced our forthcoming exhibition and book

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What are your earliest political memories?

It is often said that we carry our childhoods with us into adulthood, our past resonating in our present and future to a greater or lesser extent. Longitudinal research, such […]

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Earliest political memories

On Friday morning last week (24/07/2016) the UK woke up to the outcome of the referendum vote on EU membership.  The blogosphere, social media and mainstream media are awash with […]

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The referendum in Greece and the reflexes of social scientists

Melissa Nolas and Christos Varvantakis question some of the epistemological issues of social scientists reacting immediately to public events

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