Archive for March 11, 2014

Georgian Glasgow

Principal Investigator: Professor Murray Pittock, University of Glasgow

Collaborating Institution: Glasgow Life (Dr. Ellen McAdam)

This project examines the history of Glasgow in the Georgian era (1700-1840) via literature, art, and objects from the period. The project deals with key themes and authors alongside new theories of cultural memory. In 2014 a major exhibition (‘How Glasgow Flourished – 1700-1840′) will take place in Kelvingrove Museum. The project is working with the curators – gaining sources and research to help inform the objects that will be displayed.

There is no registration fee and lunch will be provided, as well as a tour of the new exhibition on Georgian Glasgow hosted by Glasgow Life:

To book a place please e-mail Craig Lamont:

Conference: Researching Co-production

Conference: Researching Co-production
Date: 14.05.2014 (between 10:30-16:30)
Location: Old Council Chamber, Wills Memorial Building, University of Bristol

The concept of co-production has been discussed for while but recently, it has experienced a revival due to the increasing attention to the role of citizens, universities and the third sector in the provision of public services. In the tradition of Ostrom, the concept of co-production has been defined as the mix of activities that both public sector agents and citizens contribute to the provision of public services. It has been argued that this concept can contribute to greater satisfaction of users to services as well as encouraging active commitment by users. However, it has also been argued that it can shift insider-outsider dynamics discouraging certain groups from engaging. While the growth of interest in co-production provides important insights and challenges for public management, it has also started to have a significant influence on the UK university sector due to continuing debate around public engagement, impact and relevance. There are several important crucial conceptual issues related to the growing national and international academic interest in co-production that need to be explored to make them more visible. This conference brings together both academics and non-academics working in public management, public health, geography, law, arts, and social studies to address those conceptual issues.

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