This seminar held in March 2020 brought together leading academics and practitioners from across the UK and Northern Ireland to discuss the politics of representation in an increasingly accelerated, regulated, metrics-driven and marketised academic environment (Black et al., 2015; Vostal, 2016). The seminar aimed to consider the requirements to demonstrate research impact and the growing reliance on social media metrics and visual outputs. The seminar considered: to what extent does this emerging trend for social media presence consume our attention to the point of neglecting how those whom we research are represented, or misrepresented?
The 2018 conference on the Ethical Debates of Representation in Research (EDRR) brought together leading academics from the University of Cambridge to discuss the emerging debates on the theory and practice of representation.
This podcast covers the panel session from our conference 'Visual and Critical Representation in an Age of Impact' which took place in March 2020. We are incredibly grateful to our speakers for agreeing to share their invaluable reflections more widely.