blog: London Churches, Part 4

"The Bank of England. I've never actually seen it before. Monolithic building, like a ziggurat. Staring blank walls, fortress-like. Two grey-haired bearded men in black overcoats, polished black shoes, pacing the pavement, side by side, both smoking cigars, deep in conversation. Incredible: like something out of the 1920s. Grey-haired men with cigars, controlling the economy."

The fourth part of a hyperfiction based on visits to churches in the City of London. Part 4 takes in the following:

St Stephen Walbrook [read more...]

blog: Dr Hairy in: Appraisal (Part 1)

The eighth in a series of 10-minute videos about the adventures and frustrations of an ordinary (but rather hirsute) General Practitioner. In this one, Dr Hairy tries to prepare for his appraisal - with hilarious results! The first of four parts.

To view the video on my site, go to ; or you can see it on YouTube at ; or it should be on DVblog ( in the near future.

- Edward Picot [read more...]

blog: Schoolboy Daze

Nightingale's Playground image

New on The Hyperliterature Exchange and Furtherfield for February 2011 - a review of Andy Campbell's four-part digital mystery-story, "Nightingale's Playground", which appeared online last year. [read more...]

blog: CFP: DigiClass Seminar 2011

Digital Classicist Seminars (London, 2011)

(Apologies for cross-posting. Please circulate widely--we welcome proposals from students as well as established researchers.)

Call for Presentations [read more...]

blog: CFP: Electronic Roundtable Demonstrating Digital Pedagogy (MLA 2012; Seattle, Washington)

Electronic Roundtable Demonstrating Digital Pedagogy
MLA 2012
Seattle, Washington
January 5-8, 2012

Discussions about digital projects and digital tools often focus on research goals. For this electronic roundtable, we will instead demonstrate how these digital resources, tools, and projects have been integrated into undergraduate and graduate curriculum in alignment with the MLA 2012 Presidential Theme: Language, Literature, Learning. Proposals may include demonstrations of:

successful collaboration with undergraduates on your digital scholarly project; [read more...]

Online and On Air: The Old Bailey Proceedings as Public History

Centre for the Historical Record, Kingston University
Thursday 7th April 2011, 5.30pm

Professor Tim Hitchcock and Professor Robert Shoemaker

The Old Bailey Proceedings Online have received over 18 million visits since their launch in 2003. The project directors, Tim Hitchcock and Bob Shoemaker, will be discussing the intellectual agenda behind the project, and, through an assessment of how the website has been used by academics, the public and on TV shows such as 'Garrow's Law' consider the challenges of making academic history public.

For further information: [read more...]

Stormont Parliamentary Papers Online Resource

If you are interested in information about Irish history or Irish Studies more generally, the Stormont Papers web site publishes the official record of parliamentary debates in the devolved government of Northern Ireland, from June 7 1921 to the dissolution of Parliament in March 28 1972. It documents parliamentary discussion on a wide range of issues including industry, agriculture, transport developments and much more. Key events, including the aftermath of Blood Sunday, the 1949 budget and the throwing of the mace, are included. [read more...]

New collaboration with National Theatre Live

A new collaboration between King’s College London and the National Theatre will make King’s one of the first academic venues to participate in the hugely popular National Theatre Live initiative.

National Theatre Live is a groundbreaking project to broadcast the best of British theatre to cinemas around the world. The first season of events, which began in June 2009 with the acclaimed production of Phèdre starring Helen Mirren, was seen by over 165,000 people on 320 screens in 22 countries. [read more...]

blog: And, Chapters 25-32

And icon

"They heard Dixon's foot. A stern thought compressed her brows, and set her teeth. It was Dixon's measured tread. They heard her walk."

Continuing the abridged version of Elizabeth Gaskell's North and South - abridged on the principle of leaving out all the important bits. The sinister Dixon may or may not be dead. The long-awaited Frederick arrives at last, only to be no more spoken of. Margaret fancies porters.

- Edward Picot - personal website [read more...]

Syndicate content