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Call for Papers

Centre for Post-Digital Cultures

This interdisciplinary event invites papers that consider how media images and narratives of violence provide spaces of care, wish-fulfilment, and escapism for violated communities, and how trauma and survival are modelled in the stories we tell. 

C-DaRE Seeking Researchers

This message is an effort to reach thinkers, scholars and artists whose ideas and work do not, at first glance, seem to intersect with our work. To seek surprising connections; to build new relationships that are mutually beneficial, and that might lead to unlikely collaborations. 

Professor Jane Coad on BBC Panorama

Professor Jane Coad appeared on BBC 1 Panorama yesterday evening, called Fighting for My Child, which covered the emotional and emotive issue of families caring for young children with severe complex and life limited needs.

Four types of employees who are potential insider threats

Centre for Trust, Peace and Social Relations

Academics have identified four types of employees who can become a threat to their companies – and explained the reasons why their workplace behaviour declines.

Researchers from the Universities of Glasgow and Coventry found organisational change within a company can act as an important trigger prompting even loyal and longstanding employees’ behaviour to worsen.

Benchmarking innovation diffusion in the Intelligent Transport Systems sector in Europe and the US. A focus on Sharing Mobility, Mobility-as-a-Service and Connected and Autonomous Vehicles

Within the framework of the EU-funded NEWBITS project, a benchmark analysis of ITS innovation diffusion has been performed for three specific areas of ITS innovation: 1) Sharing Mobility, 2) Mobility-as-a-Service (MaaS), and 3) Connected and Autonomous Vehicles (CAV’s).

Coventry first university to receive top accreditation for PhD students’ training

Centre for Sport, Exercise and Life Sciences

A Coventry University research centre has become the first in the country to receive a prestigious accreditation for the training it gives to its science PhD students.

Breakfast Briefing: Refugee resettlement: global dynamics and local challenges

Centre for Trust, Peace and Social Relations

On 30th January, the Centre for Trust, Peace and Social Relations and Coventry Refugee and Migrant Centre held the latest of their Breakfast Briefings to discuss the global dynamics and local challenges of refugee resettlement. 

Postgraduate Researcher of the Year

Centre for Agroecology, Water and Resilience

As part of the Research Hootenanny held at Elm Bank, the new home of the Centre for Research Capability and Development, CAWR nominated Morwenna McKenzie to represent the postgraduate team in the Postgraduate Researcher of the Year competition.

Edible insects and food sustainability

Centre for Agroecology, Water and Resilience

Could edible insects play an important role in tackling a growing global humanitarian problem?

Centre for Postdigital Cultures Launched

Centre for Post-Digital Cultures

On Wednesday the 7th of February, the Centre for Postdigital Cultures (CPC), a new Faculty Research Centre at Coventry University, held it’s ‘soft’ launch in the form a day-long event on the top floor of the Lanchester Library, where the CPC is now based. As part of this event we held workshops in the morning with the researchers, students and research associates that together make up the CPC, in order to collectively outline some of the values, politics and potentialities we would like to promote as a research centre.

CAWR Newsletter

Centre for Agroecology, Water and Resilience

In each monthly edition of our newsletters, we will be asking one of our researchers in CAWR to shed some light on their research.

Rukshanda Naz Alumnus Reflection

Centre for Trust, Peace and Social Relations

I am an activist in the Pakistani women’s movement since the early 1990s. A lawyer by profession, I also worked with a number of NGOs on issues of violence against women and children and on women’s empowerment programs. My work for peace started with issues of Afghan Refugees and peace movements for India and Pakistan.  As a professional, I have served one of the country’s leading civil society organizations for women’s rights, Aurat Foundation, as Resident Director from May 1993-May 2008 and Chief Operating Officer May 2008-Oct 2009.

The Conversation Articles by CAWR

Centre for Agroecology, Water and Resilience

Our researchers have been busy writing for The Conversation and on this page you will be able to read the latest articles. The Conversation is a hugely popular and influential platform for academic comment.

Personal Reflection as a Coventry CTPSR Alumnus Ernest Asigri

Centre for Trust, Peace and Social Relations

I have over seventeen years of development management experience with specialties in Peacebuilding, Human Security and Refugee Livelihoods Sustainability. I’ve worked with a number of civil society and international organisations, including the UNDP both in Ghana and within the West African Sub-region. Currently I am working as the Programmes Manager at the Ghana Pentecostal and Charismatic Council...

C-DaRE E-Book

Centre for Dance Research

A World of Muscle, Bone & Organs: Research and Scholarship in Dance.
*A World of Muscle, Bone & Organs: Research and Scholarship in Dance* is an e-book exploring contemporary ideas and themes in the research and practice of dance. It contains 23 chapters written by researchers at the Centre for Dance Research (C-DaRE), Coventry University, and is divided into six sections: Spaces of Practice, Philosophy, Communities, Politics, Data and Thinking, and Epistemology.

SUDSnet International Conference, 2018

Professor Sue Charlesworth (CAWR) and Dr Rebecca Wade (Abertay University) organised an international sustainable drainage network conference at Coventry University.

NEWBITS presented its new collaboration platform for ITS stakeholders at the DG MOVE lunchtime conference


 The H2020 project NEWBITS (New Business Models for ITS) supporting the initiatives and actions of the Directorate General MOVE, upon invitation of the Projects’ Officer Mr. Georgios Tzamalis, had the opportunity to present NEWBITS research results to eleven members of different departments of DG-MOVE at a lunchtime conference in Brussels on 30th of November 2018. 

Digital Echoes Symposium 2018 - Reflections Off the Future

Centre for Dance Research

As an acoustic phenomenon, an echo is a reflection of sound off a surface. The time it takes to reach this surface and return is proportional to the distance between the sound source and the surface. Digital Echoes began in 2011 engaging with reflections off the surfaces of the past, in the form of artistic responses to two digital dance archives. For Digital Echoes 2018, we invited contributions that reflect off the surfaces of the future. As the question “Where are we now?” was the starting point for the Dance Fields symposium at Roehampton in April 2017, we propose for Digital Echoes 2018 to ask, “Where are we going?”

Therefore, for Digital Echoes 2018 we asked people to let their imaginations run free, to dream up how this future echo might appear. We made this proposal in the wake of the publicity surrounding Yuval Noah Harari’s Homo Deus: A Brief History of Tomorrow (2015) and inspired by the concept of Future Studies, an interdisciplinary field not without its controversies (is it or is it not a field?). What interests us is the possibility of a certain rigor: the study and analysis of patterns of the past and present to explore “sustainable futures”. In 2018, we are also going against the historical digital grain of the symposium and encouraging contributions from a broader range of perspectives whether they consider themselves to be analogue, beyond- or Post-digital.

First responders in war-torn Syria feel ‘abandoned’ by international community

Centre for Trust, Peace and Social Relations

First responders providing emergency aid to civilians in horrific conditions in Syria’s war-torn cities feel ‘abandoned’ by the international community, a survey found.

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