Multi-modal meanings, multi-media methods

This week I took part in a two day interdisciplinary, multi-modal research workshop, organised by the ESRC Wales DTC in Cardiff. The aim of the day was to explore the different modes we make meaning and observe with, the affordances of four key media with which we can record ethnographic observations, and the relationship between… Read More

21st June – Midsummer and the media

Photographing the photographers at midnight. This was a pretty big fire to begin with. This time I was ready! Last year I arrived the day before midsummer.  Surprised and happy I was not finding it THAT cold in Svalbard, I headed down to the midsummer bonfire party on the beach in  a normal set of… Read More

11th June – Messy Methodologies 

Messiness is something that most of us are brought up to avoid, and certainly as a quality not particularly revered. At some point I realised that, for the most part, I am a ‘messy’ kind of person: messy room/office/desk; messy thoughts/ideas/approaches; messy hair…. Whilst I enjoy a good clean up of all these things occasionally,… Read More

Venturing a little way North – to the Nordic Geographers Meeting

After what seems like a very, very long wait this year, summer has finally arrived in Mid-Wales, and it’s stunningly beautiful. You can kind of hear, smell, sense and see the relief and joy the sun and warmth brings. And we’re leaving. It feels exceptionally ‘wrong’! I’ve been planning this first set of Arctic trips… Read More