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Dr Jenny Kidd

Dr Jenny Kidd

BA (English, Swansea) MA (Publishing, Oxford Brookes) PhD (Cardiff University)

Lecturer (Teaching and Research)
First Year Tutor


Blog: JOMEC @ Cardiff University

Twitter: @jenkidd

Telephone: +44 (0)29 208 74489

Location: Room 0.60A, Bute Building


Jenny Kidd lectures and publishes across the fields of digital media, the creative industries and the cultural sector.

Formerly a web editor and designer, Jenny is a keen advocate of participatory media practices, working with a range of institutions to explore and understand their possibilities. She is currently partnering on projects with: Birmingham University, Leicester University, Sheffield University, Historic Royal Palaces, The Tower of London, National Museums Northern Ireland, National Trust Scotland, National Maritime Museum, London, the Royal Armouries, Imperial War Museums, Buckfast Abbey, Amgueddfa Cymru - National Museums Wales, the Cultural Learning Alliance, The National Library of Wales, Art and Memory, the Digital Engagement Network, yello brick and The Herbert Art Gallery and Museum, Coventry.

Jenny's latest book is Museums in the New Mediascape [out August 2014, Ashgate]. Edited books include Performing Heritage [2011, Manchester University Press] and Challenging History in the Museum [2014, Ashgate].

Dr Kidd is Co-Director of the School's Digital Media and Society research group.

Research Interests

  • Digital Media
  • Museums/Heritage
  • Representation and Identity
  • Creative Industries


  • Representations (Y1)
  • Theorising Digital Culture (Y2)
  • The Cultural and Creative Industries (Y3)

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