Dr Jenny Kidd - BA (English, Swansea) MA (Publishing, Oxford Brookes) PhD (Cardiff University)
First Year Tutor Email: KiddJC2@cardiff.ac.uk
Telephone: +44 (0)29 208 77241
Location: Room 0.60A, Bute Building
Jenny Kidd lectures and publishes across the fields of digital media, the creative industries and the cultural sector.
Jenny is currently working on projects with: Birmingham University, Leicester University, Historic Royal Palaces, The Tower of London, National Museums Northern Ireland, National Museums Scotland, National Maritime Museum, London, the Royal Armouries, Imperial War Museums, Buckfast Abbey, the Cardiff Story, and The Herbert Art Gallery and Museum, Coventry.
Jenny’s edited books include Performing Heritage [2011, Manchester University Press] and Challenging History in the Museum [forthcoming, Ashgate publishing]. She is currently working on a monograph entitled Museums, Media and the Myth of Interactivity
- Digital Media
- Representation and Identity
- Creative Industries
- Representations (Y1)
- Theorising Digital Culture (Y2)
- The Cultural and Creative Industries (Y3)
Kidd, J, [forthcoming] Museums, Media and the Myth of Interactivity: the theory and practice of participatory culture. Ashgate: Surrey.
Kidd, J with Cairns, Samantha; Drago, Alex; Ryall, Amy and Stearn, Miranda (editors) [forthcoming] Challenging History in the Museum. Ashgate: Surrey.
Jackson, Anthony and Kidd, J (editors). 2011. Performing Heritage Manchester: MUP.
[Performing Heritage has been released in both the UK and US, in hardback and now paperback, has international scope and influence, and is of professional as well as academic interest as evidenced by the official launch of the book enthusiastically hosted by the Victoria and Albert Museum, London, March 2011]
Kidd, J, 2011, ‘Challenging History: reviewing debate within the heritage sector on the ‘challenge’ of history‘ in Museum and Society, 9(3)Leicester:The University of Leicester.
Kidd, J. 2011. ‘Performing the knowing archive: heritage performance and authenticity’ in The International Journal of Heritage Studies 17(1). 22-35.
Kidd, J. 2011. ‘Enacting Engagement Online: Framing Social Media Use for the Museum’ in Information, Technology and People.VOl. 24 no1. 64-77
Kidd, J. 2011. ‘Are New Media Democratic?’ in the Journal of Cultural Policy, Criticism and Management No 5.
Kidd, J. 2009. ‘Multimedia Narratives: co-production between museums and their audiences’ in the Journal of Cultural Policy, Criticism and Management No.4
Kidd, J. 2006. ‘Filling the Gaps?: Interpreting museum collections through performance’ in The Journal of Museum Ethnography, 19.
Kidd, J. 2005. ‘Capture Wales: Digital Storytelling at the BBC’ Cyfrwng: Wales Media Journal.
Kidd, J, 2012, ‘The museum as narrative witness: heritage performance and the production of narrative space’ in McLeod, Suzanne, Hourston Hanks, Laura and Hale, Jonathan (eds) Museum Making: Narratives, Architectures, Exhibitions. Routledge.
Kidd, J, Ntalla, I and Lyons, W. 2011. ‘Multi-touch interfaces in museum spaces: reporting preliminary findings on the nature of interaction’ in Ciolfi, L., Scott, K., and Barbieri, S. (Eds.) 2011, “Proceedings of the International Conference “Re-thinking Technology in Museums 2011: Emerging Experiences”, ISBN/S 1-905952-31-7 978-1-905952-31-1 University of Limerick, Ireland
Hughes, J, with Kidd, J, and McNamara, C. 2011. ‘Applied Theatre: Interdisciplinarity and the research of practice’ in Kershaw, B, and Nicholson, H, Research Methods in Theatre and Performance. Edinburgh:Edinburgh University Press.
Kidd, J. 2010. ‘The Costume of Openness: heritage performance as a participatory cultural practice’ in Jackson, A, and Kidd, J, Performing Heritage Manchester: MUP.
Kidd, J. 2009. ‘Digital Storytelling and the performance of memory’ in Garde-Hansen, J, Hoskins, A, and Reading, A, Save as… Media and Memory. Palgrave Macmillan
Jackson, A., Kidd, J. 2009. ‘Cultivating audience engagement in Museum Theatre: A case study’ in J. Shu & P. Chan (Eds.), Planting trees of drama with global vision in local knowledge: IDEA 2007 dialogues (pp. 240-254). Hong Kong: TEFO & IATC.
Meadows, D, and Kidd, J. 2009. ’Capture Wales, The BBC Digital Storytelling project’ in Hartley, J, and McWiliam, K, Story Circle: Digital Storytelling around the world. Wiley-Blackwell.
Kidd, J. 2009. ‘Capture Wales Digital Storytelling: Community Media meets the BBC’ in Rodriguez, C, Kidd, D, and Stein, L, (eds) Making Our Media. Cresskill, NJ: Hampton Press.
Hughes, C, Jackson, A, and Kidd, J. 2006. ‘The Role of Theater in Museums and Historic Sites: Visitors, Audiences, and Learners’ in Bresler, D. International Handbook of Research in Arts Education.
Kidd, J. 2002-2004. Digital Stories produced with the BBC (published on BBC website at www.bbc.co.uk/digitalstorytelling ) and the Centre for Digital Storytelling, Berkeley University
Kidd, J, 2011, paper at the National Portrait Gallery Philosophy Salon on Challenging History. Simply email for a copy of my ‘Challenging Portraiture’ paper.
Kidd, J, 2009, research report for the City of London Festival (unpublished)
Kidd, J, 2009, Mapping document and research report for MLA Challenging Historyproject
Jackson, Anthony and Kidd, Jenny ‘Performance, Learning and Heritage’final report, November 2008.
Kidd, Jenny, Imagine Their Shadows.Evaluation of Manchester Museum Early Years output, June 2007.
Jenny Kidd works closely with cultural and creative professionals in her capacity as researcher, most recently as part of the Challenging History network, and the Silence, Memory and Empathy network. In 2009 she was commissioned as a consultant (funded by Knowledge Connect) to work with the City of London Festival team on an extensive audience study. Jenny has also been a researcher and consultant for the Manchester Museum.
Before joining Cardiff University Jenny was a Lecturer in Cultural Policy at City University London. Between 2005 and 2008 she was a Research Associate in the School of Drama at Manchester University (on the AHRC Performance, Learning and Heritage Project with Professor Anthony Jackson, 2005-2008).
Jenny holds a PhD from Cardiff University which makes an in-depth critical appraisal of the BBC Wales Digital Storytelling initiative Capture Wales.