Friday, June 28, 2013

Public Lecture - Can Technology serve Social Justice?

The Centre for Technology Enhanced Learning  
and  The Centre for Social Justice and Well-Being
are delighted to welcome you to a

 Public Lecture
to be given by the leading scholar and activist

 Virginia Eubanks, Associate Professor, Women's Studies,
University at Albany, State University of New York

Can Technology Serve Social Justice?

at 4.30pm, on Wednesday 10th July 2013
 in Lecture Theatre 4, The Management School, Lancaster University

Despite widespread celebrations of Twitter Revolutions and social media activism, the relationship between new technology and the social justice goals of peace, freedom, equality and dignity for all people is deeply contradictory. In this talk, scholar-activist Virginia Eubanks will reflect on fifteen years of efforts with three grassroots organizations - Our Knowledge, Our Power: Surviving Welfare; the Popular Technology Workshops; and Women at the YWCA Making Social Movement - to make technology serve the needs of oppressed and exploited people in the United States.    

Virginia Eubanks is the author of Digital Dead End: Fighting for Social Justice in the Information Age, and the co-founder of a number of grassroots community organizations focused on making technology serve social and economic justice. She teaches in the Department of Women's Studies at the University at Albany, SUNY. In past lives, she edited the cyber-feminist 'zine Brillo and was active in the community technology center movements in the San Francisco Bay Area and Troy, NY.

Please note: spaces are limited for this event.
To reserve your seat: RSVP by email to Joanne Dickinson at

Tuesday, June 25, 2013

SCUTREA Conference 2013

A great start to the 2013 conference and this year a virtual SCOOP for those who are unable to join us.  More news as the conference progresses, for up to the minute news follow us on Twitter #scutrea.

Our opening keynote from Professor Mary Stuart provided an opportunity for colleagues to begin the process of connecting with their own papers and a number of the themes of the conference.  
David Smith (Director of CRLL)
Mary Stuart VC Linccoln University
and Ann-Marie Houghton(Chair of SCUTREA)
Opening Keynote address
Professor Mary Stuart

Familiar faces in the audience including Patti Gouthro who will be delivering our final keynote and in the distance John Field who has already been Tweeting.

Following an afternoon of papers delegates went down to St George's Hall for a Civic Reception and welcome from the City of Glasgow.  A warm welcome on behalf of the Lord Provost was given by Bailey Josephine Doherty who herself had trained as a teacher and connected with our adult education community through her work in adult literacy.

Following the reception a number of delegates went to the Glengoyne Distillery for what was a splendid tasting, tour, and great food and good company.  Other delegates tasted the delights of Glasgow and a further group returned to the campus for a meal at Govan Mbeki.  A common message in feedback from SCUTREA conferences is the open and welcoming community and opportunity to discuss further the debates and discussions of the day.  This certainly proved to be true on day one of this conference with the theme of mobilities providing a focus for exchange of experiences of life in our respective countries and universities.
Below the exchange extended to the mobilities of our names, our national and global identities, our food as well as our research.
American, Canadian, English, German and Scottish delegates 
More tomorrow which looks to be a full day of papers and a trip for some the the House of an Art Lover.

Saturday, June 22, 2013

Joint CRLL-SCUTREA Conference - Papers available

Papers for the joint SCUTREA-CRLL Conference 
'Mobilities and Transitions: Learning, Institutions, Global and Social Movements' 
are now available online on our SCUTREA Conference 2013 site.  This will provide a permanent record for the conference. There is both an alphabetical list and a page for each day with links to papers.  We will be adding more news on both sites over the coming days.  An opportunity for those unable to attend to catch up with some of the interesting work being presented.

For practical details and information about the conference that starts on Tuesday 25th June please see the main  CRLL website 

Tuesday, June 4, 2013

ESRC Research Fellowship

Applications are invited for a Research Fellowship to work with Dr Linda Morrice (Education), Dr Mike Collyer (Geography) and Professor Rupert Brown (Psychology) on an Economic and Social Research Council funded project “Optimising refugee resettlement in the UK: a comparative analysis”. The position is multi-disciplinary involving social psychology, geography and education. 

For further information please go to:

Informal enquiries can be made to Linda Morrice 
E: T: +44 (0)1273 872584