The Conversation round-up

MANCHESTER Met is an official partner of The Conversation website – a fantastic and high-profile media outlet for academics to provide news analysis and commentary.

The Conversation is an increasingly invaluable resource among the global university community and Manchester Met has joined this select group. It is a collaboration between editors and academics to provide informed news analysis and commentary that is free to read and republish. As a partner, the University will have greater opportunities and daily requests for expert analysis via the Press Office.

Academics from the University have already been involved and benefited from featuring on The Conversation, with articles being republished in other languages and a range of publications including The Independent and The Huffington Post.

This June, the articles by Manchester Met academics on The Conversation were:

Beyond Brexit, the world’s still turning: global stories you might have missed
By Karl McLaughlin, Senior Lecturer in Spanish
Islamic State lost ground, Colombia got a chance at lasting peace, and the Pope sounded a liberated note on homosexuality – what’s happening around the world besides Brexit?

From drugs to brain surgery: the consciousness technology of the future
By Nick Davis, Senior Lecturer in Psychology
Will a bit of brain stimulation to lift our spirits ahead of a night out be commonplace in the future?

Year zero for British punk was 1976 – but there had long been anarchy in the USA
By Pete Dale, Senior Lecturer in Popular Music
Did the Sex Pistols invent punk rock or did they pick up on something happening in New York for years?

Remembrance when we’d rather forget: the war dead of Japan and Germany
By Sam Edwards, Senior Lecturer in History
Mourning a death is natural and necessary, but sometimes politics gets in the way of grief.

How you can get involved

Interested academics may be contacted by the Press Office with a daily expert request. Alternatively, if you have an idea or are aware of a topic or issue that is likely to feature in the news agenda, you can contact the Press Office or pitch directly to The Conversation:

Send article ideas at any time to The Conversation, either direct via e-mail to an editor or using the pitch function on the site. Please contact the Press Office and relevant Conversation section editor about new or near-completed research, so they can follow up for potential articles and with relevant photos, video or multimedia for potential inclusion in articles.

You can download The Conversation Authors Guide here: Author Guide 2016 or speak to the Press Office: Chris Morris x2184, Kat Dibbits x5278 or Maryam Ahmed x2181.