Monday, 8 October 2012

12.30 Tue 30th Oct 2012 The Uses of Transliteracy, Prof Sue Thomas - TDC Lunchtime

The Uses of Transliteracy
Prof Sue Thomas
12.30 Tue 30th Oct 2012, Transdisciplinary Common Room

Transliteracy is the ability to read, write and interact across a range of platforms, tools and media from signing and orality through handwriting, print, TV, radio and film, to digital social networks.

Transliteracy Research Group
The concept was developed at DMU's Institute of Creative Technologies by a team of colleagues who subsequently co-wrote the first paper on the subject, Transliteracy Crossing Divides, First Monday, Volume 12 Number 12 - 3 December 2007.  Since that publication, transliteracy research has been independently furthered by a number of different groups: for example, in the USA it has attracted the attention of librarians and educators; in France, the first 'Translitteracies' seminar will be held at the Sorbonne in November and researchers in Australia, Canada, Portugal and India are also experimenting with it. See these citations for recent references.

This talk offers a short refresher on the main principles of transliteracy and an invitation to colleagues to consider incorporating it into their teaching and research. For more information, see the Transliteracy Research Group blog.

How TDC lunchtimes work
TDC Lunchtimes offer an opportunity to mix informally with colleagues from across the university. There is always a pot of tea on the go so why not bring your sandwiches and enjoy lunch with us? This term we meet every Tuesday for an hour from 12.30-13.30. There will be a talk or video or workshop for about 30 minutes, then the rest of the time will be taken up with conversation and networking around the teapot.

There are still some spare slots so if you'd like to offer a session please fill in the form here or contact to discuss your idea.

The TDC is based in the old surgery behind Fletcher building, No.36 on the Campus Map. Access is by staff card, or ring the doorbell.

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