Dr Julia Gillen

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Profile

I am a Reader in Digital Literacies in the Department of Linguistics and English Language and Director of the Lancaster Literacy Research Centre. I am also a member of the Centre for Technology Enhanced Learning and the Centre for Mobilities Research.

Selected Publications

Digital literacies
Gillen, J. 14/04/2014 Routledge. 190 p. ISBN: 9780415660891, 9780415660938.
Book

Cricket bats, #riotcleanup and rhubarb: everyday creativity in Twitter interactions around Test Match Special
Gillen, J. 01/2018 In: Language Sciences. 65, p. 37-47. 11 p.
Journal article

Negotiating citizenship: a young child’s collaborative meaning-making constructions of beavers as a symbol of Canada
Gillen, J., Cameron, C.A. 6/05/2017 In: Language and Education. 31, 4, p. 330-350. 21 p.
Journal article

The picture postcard at the beginning of the twentieth century: Instagram, Snapchat or selfies of an earlier age?
Gillen, J. 1/12/2016 In: Literacy, media and technology. London : Bloomsbury Academic p. 11-24. 14 p. ISBN: 9781474257992.
Chapter

Peer to peer deaf literacy: working with young deaf people and peer tutors in India
Gillen, J., Panda, S., Papen, U., Zeshan, U. 30/07/2016 In: Language and Language Teaching. 5, 10, p. 1-7. 7 p.
Journal article

‘I don’t see myself as a 40-year-old on Facebook’: medical students’ dilemmas in developing professionalism with social media
Curtis, F., Gillen, J. 7/02/2019 In: Journal of Further and Higher Education. 43, 2, p. 251-262. 12 p.
Journal article

Virtual spaces in literacy studies
Gillen, J. 25/05/2015 In: The Routledge handbook of literacy studies. London : Routledge
Chapter

“I should have wrote a letter tonight”: a literacy studies perspective on the Edwardian postcard
Gillen, J. 01/2018 In: Was ist ein Brief? - Aufsätze zu epistolarer Theorie und Kultur. What is a letter? - Essays on epistolary theory and culture. Würzburg : Königshausen & Neumann
Chapter (peer-reviewed)

Quality Inclusive Education for Children with Disabilities
Other

Researching young children’s engagements with digital technologies in the home in Europe
Invited talk

National Consultative Forum on recognition and enacting into law Ghanaian Sign Language as official/natural language
Other

“A day in the digital life of children aged 0-3"​
Invited talk

I JORNADAS INTERNACIONALES:LA ALFABETIZACIÓN COMO PRÁCTICA SOCIAL
Participation in workshop, seminar, course

I JORNADAS INTERNACIONALES:LA ALFABETIZACIÓN COMO PRÁCTICA SOCIAL
Participation in workshop, seminar, course

Writing Edwardian Postcards: a tale of three Londoners
Public Lecture/ Debate/Seminar

American Educational Research Association (External organisation)
Membership of committee

Artistic Layers: The Umbrella Revolution in Hong Kong in 2014
Public Lecture/ Debate/Seminar

Reconceptualising early childhood literacies: an international conference
Participation in conference

“We never teach her ….but she knows”: Young children’s engagement with digital media in homes in the UK and Finland
Invited talk

Enriching children’s learning and lives through multiliteracies
Public Lecture/ Debate/Seminar

University of Helsinki
Visiting an external academic institution

The “letter of the poor?” Investigating writing and images on the Edwardian postcard
Invited talk

PhD examination
Examination

Writing on early twentieth century British picture postcards: through the prism of mentions of India
Invited talk

Exploring social media in the early twentieth century: the picture postcard
Oral presentation

Why making connections between home and Early Years settings in respect of young children’s digital literacy practices is so vital – and what can be done about it.
Invited talk

The Edwardian Postcard: breathing new life into early twentieth century social media
Invited talk

PhD examination
Examination

AHRC (External organisation)
Membership of committee

Presenter at "What makes a successful online reader?"
Public Lecture/ Debate/Seminar

Brighton Digital Festival
Festival/Exhibition/Concert

Valuing the Visual in Literacy Research
Participation in conference

The Digital Literacy and Multimodal Practices of Young Children DigiLitEY European COST programme (External organisation)
Membership of committee

Digital Literacies in Education
Participation in conference

Community Day
Festival/Exhibition/Concert

University of Roehampton London, University of Birmingham and The University of Edinburgh (External organisation)
Membership of committee

External examining
Examination

Struggle for the Text
Participation in workshop, seminar, course

New Literacy Practices
Invited talk

University of Stavanger
Visiting an external academic institution

“You might possibly say something…”: Medical students’ dilemmas in developing digital professionalism
Invited talk

Digital Humanities Research Forum
Participation in workshop, seminar, course

Project meeting 3 of The Digital Literacy and Multimodal Practices of Young Children (DigilitEY) COST European Cooperation in Science and Technology
Participation in workshop, seminar, course

European Cooperation in Science and Technology (COST) (External organisation)
Membership of committee

Twitter and humour: Test cricket, the BBC and Jonathan Agnew
Public Lecture/ Debate/Seminar

European Cooperation in Science and Technology (COST) (External organisation)
Membership of committee

Writing the picture postcard at the beginning of the twentieth century: Instagram, Snapchat or Tweets of an earlier age?
Invited talk

Invited plenary talk for the Graduate School of Education Annual Research Conference: The Edwardian Postcard: how studying a revolutionary social networking literacy practice of the early twentieth century can illuminate contemporary research
Invited talk

University of Stavanger
Visiting an external academic institution

Symposium on Language, Culture and Medicine
Participation in conference

The Edwardian Postcard Project
Public Lecture/ Debate/Seminar

Edwardian Postcards to and from Lancashire
Public Lecture/ Debate/Seminar

UK Literacy Associaton (External organisation)
Member of Advisory Panel

Overcoming obstacles of space and time in Literacy Studies: from writing on early twentieth century postcards to the Hong Kong Umbrella Movement
Invited talk

University of Stavanger
Visiting an external academic institution

Postcards to and from Lancashire - a presentation by Julia Gillen and Cael Rooney.
Public Lecture/ Debate/Seminar

Overcoming obstacles of space and time in Literacy Studies: from writing on early twentieth century postcards to the Hong Kong Umbrella Movement.
Invited talk

Bridging space and time through words and pictures: revealing the extraordinary trajectories of early twentieth century postcards.
Invited talk

Writing postcards in early twentieth century Britain: a revolutionary social networking phenomenon.
Invited talk

Worlds of Literacy 2.0
Participation in conference

Explorations in Ethnography, Language and Communication 5
Participation in conference

AHRC (External organisation)
Membership of committee

The Edwardian Postcard Project: An illustrated talk about the people who wrote postcards during the Edwardian era, especially in Lancashire.
Public Lecture/ Debate/Seminar

ESRC (External organisation)
Membership of committee

Technology Strategy Board (External organisation)
Member of Advisory Panel

Text trajectories
Participation in workshop, seminar, course

Language Learning and Teaching in the Digital Age: New Research Methodologies
Participation in workshop, seminar, course

The Edwardian Postcard Project
Public Lecture/ Debate/Seminar

Invited lecture to the BA (Hons) Special Educational Needs students at Liverpool Hope University
Invited talk

Edwardian Postcards to and from Lancaster - a communications revolution
Public Lecture/ Debate/Seminar

The Edwardian Postcard Project
Public Lecture/ Debate/Seminar

National Council for Teachers of English Annual Convention
Participation in conference

UK Literacy Association Annual Conference
Participation in conference

Enriching early childhood literacy curricula and practice - a dialogue with Canada
Participation in conference

Twitter and Microblogging: Political, Professional and Personal Practices
Participation in conference

Assessment and Qualifications Authority (External organisation)
Membership of committee

New Media, New Literacies and New Forms of Learning
Participation in workshop, seminar, course

A revolutionary multimodal communications technology: The Edwardian Picture Postcard
Invited talk

Digital literacies: children and teenagers learning in formal and informal settings including in virtual worlds.
Invited talk

Literacy History: pushing the disciplinary boundaries
Participation in conference

A learning community for teens on a virtual island.
Invited talk

Research in Education (Journal)
Editorial activity

Archaeology with teenagers in a virtual world.
Invited talk

ESRC (External organisation)
Membership of committee

Schome Park: exploring digital literacy practices in a Teen Second Life project.
Invited talk

Journal of Early Childhood Literacy (Journal)
Editorial activity

Award for the best poster given to “Attitudes and practices of medical students in relation to digital professionalism” by Fiona Curtis and Julia Gillen
Prize (including medals and awards)

  • CeMoRe - Centre for Mobilities Research
  • Centre for Technology Enhanced Learning
  • Lancaster Literacy Research Centre