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KS3 teachers resources for critical thinking and pedagogy on conflict & war: English, Citizenship, History

Art by Edmond Baudoin, Traces of the Great War @2018 On a Marché sur la Bulle. All rights reserved A teaching and learning resource for KS3 teachers primarily targeting English and literacy (a flipbook uploaded below), in addition to Citizenship and History was created by ReOPeN, in collaboration with LICAF, commissioned by 14-18 NOW, the […]

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Communities in Control: a 3D flippable graphic narrative on health inequalities and community action

Art by Joe Decie 2018 Introducing ReOPeN, CiC’s (Communites in Control project) and Joe Decie’s collaborative work: a graphic narrative “Communites in Control” about health inequalities in England. This graphic narrative booklet builds on communities’ stories, wonderfully drawn by Joe Decie, with scenarios and design solutions developed by Lancaster University’s academic team Emma Halliday (Health […]

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Introducing New Comics Laureate: Hannah Berry!

Congratulations to wonderful, brilliant Hannah Berry! Image showing Hannah coming to the stage to get her well-deserved award at LICAF! From one comic genius to another: Friday evening saw Hannah Berry taking over the role of the Comics Laureate from Charlie Adlard! We were very happy when Charlie graciously thanked Lancaster University for supporting his work in […]

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Comics Forum (ongoing in Leeds)

Comics Forum, an established forum and academic conference on all things comics and graphic novels is taking place in Leeds, aligned with the Thought Bubble comics convention in Leeds. It is absolutely fabulous to be a part of this diverse comics community, see old friends and meet new ones. The presentations and conversations so far […]

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Comics and graphic novels in English language learning: the latest project

The Comics for Inclusive English Language Learning (CIELL) project is an ERASMUS+ Strategic Partnership (€234,289) in Higher Education that aims to develop the competences of second language teachers by promoting the use of comic art, and other visual representations of knowledge, to enhance the quality of teaching materials and make them more relevant to supporting […]

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“Graphic Futures” event

Graphic Futures: New Methods in Cross-Disciplinary Collaboration event, 10th May 2018 This interesting workshop offered a space to present, debate, re-design, and re-think interdisciplinary research. It took as its model the preliminary findings and creative outputs from the ISF’s six-month project, ‘Graphic Futures’, which explored how techniques from graphic fiction could be applied to futures […]

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SF Environments: graphic novels, fantasy and Science Fiction

This event, organised by Dr Andrew Tate and Dr Brian Baker (Creative Writing) in conjuction with ReOPeN brought together researchers and graphic novels-comics enthusiast from Lancaster and Manchester. Opening talk: Prof Benoit Peeters, The French and Belgian tradition in the Graphic Novel and Science Fiction The featured image shows Peeters and Schuiten’s graphic novel “Revoir […]

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The latest graphic project: health inequalities

The latest ReOPeN-linked project explores health inequalities across the UK. Artist Joe Decie has been working with two researchers at Lancaster University – Dr Emma Halliday ( Health and Medicine) and Dr Natasa Lackovic (Educational Research) – to create a collective graphic memoir booklet about UK communities’ experiences and action, related to health inequalities. The […]

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