Manchester Metropolitan is an official partner of The Conversation website – a fantastic and high-profile media outlet for academics to provide news analysis and commentary.
In July, five articles by academics from the University featured on The Conversation:
- The violent birth of ‘martyrdom’ – how the ancient concept informs modern religious violence
The violent evolution of martyrdom.
- How George A. Romero made humans of violent brain-devouring zombies
Xavier Aldana Reyes
The world will be a less scary place without the don of the dead.
- Islamic State and the appropriation of the Crusades – a medieval historian’s take
Jason T Roche
Islamic State propaganda uses a narrative of centuries-old ‘crusader’ aggression.
- When crime drops, the demands on the police don’t necessarily fall
But with many different demands on police time, some not relating to crime, it’s hard to estimate.
- Born 100 years ago, Anthony Burgess was a genius who fought for free speech
In his lifetime Anthony Burgess was a strong advocate of free expression. A forthcoming book promises to bring his political writing back into focus.
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 that have been involved have 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.
If you’re interested in finding out more or writing for The Conversation, get in touch with the University press office: https://www.mmu.ac.uk/news/press-office/