Online Seminar at the University of London
On April 22 the Institute of English Studies of the University of London hosted an online seminar on Public Engagement. Among the participants of the seminar were the senior teacher of the Department of German Philology and Scandinavian Studies Irina Chepurina and the 3rd year students of the program Swedish Language and Literature, English Language.
The seminar covered the issues related to the propagation of one’s scientific and fiction works among the general public with a view to popularize ideas outside the scientific community. The discussion focused on the most accessible and modern means of popularization: social networks (mainly Twitter and Facebook), radio, blogs, podcasts. The hosts also gave particular attention to criticism of an author’s research or books, as well as the means to overcome the rejection of work by academic and snon-academic communities.
The guests of the seminar were Dr. Gregory Tate, a Lecturer in Victorian literature at the University of St Andrews and a BBC New Generation Thinker; Lee Jackson, an author of historical thrillers, and Mollie Clarke, an employee of the National Archive.
The seminar was were insightful and stirred genuine interest in the students of the Department.