failing to share their evaluation results and insights, and this has led to criticism of the community and individual projects for ‘reinventing the wheel’. This chapter will highlight not only why it is important to share best practice with this community but also how readers might further disseminate their work. It also considers the ‘conundrum’ of communicating about research communication. The chapter finishes with a short summary of the key points of this book and what we hope are encouraging and motivational, confidence-building insights that will enable readers to
Research dissemination and impact
Helen Brooks and Penny Bee
Research activity does not finish when data analysis is complete.
Once research findings are available, researchers still have obligations
to fulfil. These obligations include sharing the findings with different
audiences and ensuring maximum impact from the study.
A Research Handbook for Patient and Public Involvement Researchers
The process of sharing research learning with others can be an enjoyable
but challenging one. Often it is referred to as dissemination, but
The dissemination and
validation of experimental science
ow that the regional setting of this study has been brought into
sharper focus, it is possible to proceed with the investigation. If the
arguments put forward by Joel Mokyr for an Industrial Enlightenment
located in the interstice between the Scientiﬁc and the Industrial
Revolutions are to be vindicated, a case must be made for a signiﬁcant
expansion in the production and diffusion of natural knowledge during the course of the eighteenth century. It will then be necessary to
Beyond the witch trials
The dissemination of magical knowledge
The dissemination of magical knowledge in
The supernatural and the development of print culture
The so-called Age of Enlightenment has traditionally been portrayed as a
phase of European history during which new philosophies came into existence
concerning people’s ability to determine their own fate through reason. This
era saw the development of future-oriented conceptions of state and society
as well as new ideas about mankind’s ability to
Instruction in the details of the faith was chiefly received from priests, either through a detailed syllabus of points, or through discussion of particular aspects via sermons. John Mirk's Festial was a lengthy collection of sermons which remained extremely popular throughout the period. It has been suggested that the Festial was conceived as part of the attempt to counter Lollard activity. The second sermon is from one of the major Lollard texts, the sermon cycle. The third sermon is the longest of the triad. These three sermons show the differences in treatment between preachers and sermon compilers, giving differing layers of penetration of the meaning of the text. Despite the links with Lollardy which are well attested for one, and have been suggested for another, there is little in the texts which can actually be considered heretical.
One of the goals of the photographers hired by the Canadian International Development Agency (CIDA) during the 1990s and 2000s was to create images for the education of children and youth. For twenty years, CIDA sent these reproductions of images to schools in a multitude of formats, from magazines to videos, slide shows, games, picture books, and maps, produced in collaboration with academic specialists in education and the National Film Board of Canada (NFB). The attention and resources the international agency invested in the dissemination
the roles and rights of diverse groups of
Palestinians in the Middle East. Equally, it veils the adverse effects of UNRWA’s own
regional and local-level operational processes on a wide range of people, including
UNRWA’s Palestinian staff members.
I demonstrate this, firstly, by developing a close textual analysis of three regional-level
UNRWA circulars disseminated to UNRWA staff in early 2018. Several of my interviewees in Lebanon
shared the full text of these circulars with me, showing me the circulars they had received by
In discussions of conflict, war and political violence, dead bodies count. Although the
politics and practices associated with the collection of violent-death data are seldom
subject to critical examination, they are crucial to how scholars and practitioners think
about how and why conflict and violence erupt. Knowledge about conflict deaths – the who,
what, where, when, why and how – is a form of expertise, created, disseminated and used by
different agents. This article highlights the ways in which body counts are deployed as
social facts and forms of knowledge that are used to shape and influence policies and
practices associated with armed conflict. It traces the way in which conflict-death data
emerged, and then examines critically some of the practices and assumptions of data
collection to shed light on how claims to expertise are enacted and on how the public
arena connects (or not) with scholarly conflict expertise.
Architecture and visual arts in general have been subjects of a growing body of recent scholarship connected with the ecclesiastical history of the ‘Long Eighteenth Century’, but little attention has been given to portraiture. Although honourable mention should be made of pioneering work by John Ingamells on painted episcopal portraits, and by Peter Forsaith, very recently, on Methodist portrait prints, other aspects of this extensive subject still await investigation. The article outlines the development of engraved portrayal of clergy, mainly of the Church of England, during the two centuries before production of multiple images was taken over by photography, and indicates how the quantity, variety, and dissemination of such material can provide some index of the priorities of a pre-photographic age. It does not aim to be a comprehensive or a complete survey of the corpus of engraved portraiture; nevertheless, this article provides an initial guide to the abundance of previously unexplored illustrative material, and may suggest a framework for further exploration. It is hoped that future scholars will build on this initial work to enable a complete catalogue of such images to be developed and further explored.
The Gothic, Medical Collections and Victorian Popular Culture
As soon as the corpse became central to medical education, and as a growing number of private medical schools opened throughout Great Britain, involving the rise of the demand for dead bodies, the literary field played a significant part in the popularisation of medical knowledge, offering insights into the debates around medical practice and education. As this paper will show, the literary field dealt with medical practitioners treatment of the corpse through playing upon a Gothic rhetoric, dramatizing the tension between the cutting up, preservation and exhibition of human remains in medical collections and the objectification of the patient on the one hand, and the central part played by anatomy in medical knowledge and the therapeutic applications of dissection, on the other. Through exploring how literary texts capitalizing on the Gothic paraphernalia recorded cultural responses to medical practice in the long nineteenth century, this paper will ultimately underline the role that nineteenth-century literature played, not merely in the dissemination of medical knowledge but also in the public engagement of medicine.