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
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
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.
natural disasters, the suffering of slaves, or the horrors of war. Within weeks of the
1755 Lisbon earthquake that destroyed much of the city and killed thousands, woodcuts
and engravings portraying the horrific event were everywhere in Europe. It was one of
the ‘first great mass media events’ ( Sliwinski, 2011 : 88). Decades later, British abolitionists would disseminate
the disturbing graphic of bodies packed into the hull of a slave ship, often viewed as a
3-dimensional model. Goya did
Four Conversations with Canadian Communications Officers
of power over the making and dissemination of images, the ethical principles involved in their visual practice and, finally, the concerns they share with historians.
Apprenticeships and Career Trajectories among Visual Media Specialists in Canadian NGOs
The course of the careers of all five publicists is marked by the history of the technical and institutional transformations of the media industry, from the decrease in size and number of newspapers, magazines, and news agencies, to the multiplication of online platforms, the deregulation of news outlets
Visual Advocacy in the Early Decades of Humanitarian Cinema
the ‘proposal of commitment’ ( Boltanski, 1999 : 149) that was made to the spectators to feel and act in a particular way.
Examining the performativity of images involves the relation between visual forms and non-visual forms, because a medium cannot be isolated from its circuits of dissemination and its contexts of exhibition. The transnational networks within which humanitarian cinema operated, the messages embodied in these films, the multimodal experience of watching them in a designated space, but also the new relation with the moving image at the beginning
The 1577 Oxford trial of Rowland Jenks for the dissemination of ‘Popish’
books was not unusual for the period. Large crowds attended the proceedings and the
bookbinder was duly condemned – comparatively lightly given the context of
religious fervour and persecution – with his ears being either removed or nailed
to the local pillory depending on the source. While Jenks survived the ordeal, many of
the trial attendees were less fortunate. With deaths from ‘jail fever’
rights violations’ ( 2016 : 413).
However, the combination of advocacy with data-gathering and dissemination may create
difficulties. This is especially the case, when in the face of grotesque violence
the urge to speak out is felt urgently. Mülhausen et al.
already noted the ‘[conflation of] analytical objectives with advocacy
aims’ in the case of monitoring of attacks on healthcare ( 2017 : 37; see also Zimmerman et al. , 2019 : 27). Criticising
claims on changes in