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Advisory Board #1
The POP team met with our Advisory Board (AB) for our first big project review in November. Large projects often have an advisory board made up of experts in their field/s. In our case this is STS, feminist/ gender studies,...
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Symposium: FACE OFF
The POP team are presenting a paper at the upcoming online symposium FACE OFF hosted by the Manchester Fashion Institute on 13 - 14 January 2021 to explore the agency of face masks and head coverings across different chronologies, cultures...
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A Time-Travellers Pocket: What secrets do 200 years of pockets hold?
Can we map citizens by their pockets? Not in terms of what is IN their pockets (though this is super interesting too) but by the changing shape, position and purpose of pockets. Are there really that many pockets? How many...
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We have been inventing PPE for centuries. But who gets protected?
The classic image of the French plague doctor with the beak mask has been circulating on social media. The proboscis, filled with herbs and spices, apparently safeguarded the wearer from poisonous air borne particles or miasma. While there’s little evidence...
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Learning, Living & Feeling with BIG Data
Click, Click, Click, Click. Cut and paste. Jump screens. Cut and paste. Scroll. Click, Click, Cut and paste. Scroll. Deep breath in. Jump screens. Scroll. Cut and paste. Exhale. Click, Click, Click, Click. [This post is by Kat and Claudia]...
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POP data – where does it come from?
"Writing is a movement of imagination. On the page we take our readers to places, often to situations where our research has led us, to things we have seen and people we have listened to." - Les Back This blog...
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