Diane Rodgers Researcher Blog: Adventures in Folklore with the BBC!

About the Author Diane A. Rodgers is a Senior Lecturer in Media, Arts and Communications at Sheffield Hallam University and a C3RI PhD candidate conducting doctoral research relating to folklore and folk horror in ‘wyrd’ 1970s British Film and Television. On either side of the festive period, I was lucky to have a number of direct collaborations with the BBC in relation to […]

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Researcher Blog by PhD candidate Sophie Parkes-Nield: Folklore on Screen 2019

Centre for Contemporary Legend - The Team

About the author Sophie Parkes-Nield is a doctoral researcher in C3RI’s Centre for Contemporary Legend where she has recently embarked on a practice-based PhD.  Sophie brings together creative writing and folklore in her doctoral research which will focus on British calendar customs. Sophie will travel throughout Britain to witness traditional customs and to interview local people about why they take part […]

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‘Morris: A Ghost for Today’ – PhD researcher Diana Taylor’s symposium explores the relevance of William Morris in an age of instability

Banner image for Diana Taylor's symposium 'Morris: A Ghost for Today'

Morris: A Ghost for Today symposium William Morris Gallery, London E17 4FP Saturday 05 October, 10AM – 1PM Free to attend – register on Eventbrite here. Morris: A Ghost for Today is a symposium bringing together five contemporary, London-based artists to address the relevance of William Morris and why he matters particularly today, in these times of ecological and political instability. This […]

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8 Lab4Living PhD studentships announced

Lab4Living PhD studentships

Lab4Living is pleased to announce 8 new PD studentships in Art and Design. We invite PhD applications from candidates interested in joining Lab4Living: a design led interdisciplinary research group at Sheffield Hallam University, recognised for its world-leading research in design for health and award-winning products and interventions that positively impact on people’s lives. Lab4Living has secured national funding to build the […]

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C3RI invites applications for two funded studentships

The Cultural, Communication and Computing Research Institute (C3RI) invite applications for two studentships, with a start date of 1st October 2019. We are particularly interested to receive applications that explore the following areas: Media practices, cultures and audiences Work that explores questions of power, identity and difference, including in relation to empathy, risk and conflict Folklore, contemporary legend and media […]

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Wednesday 1st May 2019 – C3RI METHOD Postgraduate Research Conference

C3RI’s METHOD 2019 conference will take place on Wednesday 1st May 2019. This year we move our focus away from ‘data collection’ and invite research students to explore their methods of data analysis. The audience for the conference is Sheffield Hallam University postgraduate research students and staff. The conference programme can now be viewed here: METHOD 2019 conference programme. Across the […]

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Wednesday 27 March 2019 – Lunchtime Seminar with Ghayda Aljuwaiser (C3RI PhD Candidate)

Seminar banner for Ghayda Aljuwaiser - Wednesday 27 March 2019. Image courtesy of Ghayda Aljuwaiser

Title: Saudi Feminism: Gendered, Religious and National Identity Negotiations Speaker: Ghayda Aljuwaiser (C3RI PhD Candidate) Date and Time: Wednesday 27 March 2019, 1pm-2pm Hosted by: Professor Luigina Ciolfi Abstract: This presentation is part of a larger doctoral work, which investigated the relationship between Saudi women’s identities in the offline sphere and their online practices on social media platforms (SMP). Eight […]

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‘Living Research: The Urgency of the Arts’ – Rose Butler presents research at conference at the RCA

NAFAE Conference banner - featuring Rose Butler - courtesy of NAFAE website

What does arts and humanities research have to offer in our current socio-political climate? The NAFAE (National Association for Fine Art Education) Research Student Conference takes as its focus the way arts research methods and practices might be put to use in our contemporary moment. We ask, what ‘work’ can a PhD do? By this we do not mean how might […]

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Rose Butler’s ‘Line of Resistance’ screening at the Filmwinter Stuttgart Festival for Expanded Media this month

Still from Rose Butler's 'Lines of Resistance' and Stuttgarter Filmwinter logo

Rose Butler‘s Lines of Resistance will be screened at the 32 Filmwinter Stuttgarter Festival for Expanded Media on Saturday 19 January 2019 in Stuttgart, Germany. Lines of Resistance will form part of the screening curated by A BROKEN LINK, a survey of contemporary practice in artist film and video. The themes explored include ideas of temporal and geographical displacement, of how digital technologies bring […]

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Researcher Blog by PhD Candidate Alison Mayne: The Spiritual and Social Benefits of Knitting

About the author Alison Mayne is a doctoral candidate in the Art & Design Research Centre (ADRC) and a Scotland-based amateur maker in knitting and crochet. Alison’s research focuses on women’s crafting experiences and perceptions of well-being shared through social media and is diverted by what may be learnt through remaking historical dress. Alison works as an Associate Lecturer in Fashion Theory […]

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