The mystery of the monoliths

Diane Rodgers, senior lecturer in media, arts and communications from the Centre for Contemporary Legend, has been speaking to Sile Sibanda at BBC Radio Sheffield about the appearance of a mysterious monolith in Parkwood Springs which was spotted on New Years Day. Listen from 1:15:00.  

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Dr Ruth Deller: A review of 2020

Dr Ruth Deller, reader in media and communications spoke to BBC Radio Sheffield (listen again from 1.48.43) about the most successful TV shows of 2020. The interview discusses the important role TV played during the difficult year the nation faced. Top picks included the Netflix original The Crown, This Country, and Ghosts. Deller says the standout show of the year was […]

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Professor of Design and Design history part of BBC 4 documentary

Paul Atkinson, professor of design and design history spoke to BBC Radio Sheffield [listen again from 2:18] about his part in tonight’s BBC 4 documentary about a group of makers and players of cigar box guitars. The half-hour film, Cigar Box Blues – The Makers of a Revolution, directed by Virginia Heath, Professor of Film, and written by Paul Atkinson, Professor of Design and Design […]

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Human rights and social justice – can lullabies save lives?

Sheffield Hallam researchers are tackling poverty, inequality and discrimination across the globe. This week we’ve been celebrating their achievements to mark Human Rights Day. Design researcher Dr David Swann and team have discovered that traditional lullabies are a memorable, zero-cost and zero-carbon way to spread important health information to young mothers in Zambia.   You can learn more about this […]

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Survey launched for Anandi Ramamurthy’s documentary on nursing and workplace racism

A new survey has been launched to help inform an upcoming documentary on nurse experiences of workplace racism, both during and before the coronavirus pandemic. It is part of a Sheffield Hallam led project running in partnership with film company Migrant Media titled Nursing Narratives: Racism and the Pandemic. They are seeking to learn more about the different forms of […]

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Cigar Box Blues – The Makers of a Revolution by Paul Atkinson & Virgina Heath to screen on BBC4

On Friday 18 December, the BBC are broadcasting a documentary by two Sheffield Hallam Professors from the Art & Design Research Centre. The half-hour film, Cigar Box Blues – The Makers of a Revolution, directed by Virginia Heath, Professor of Film, and written by Paul Atkinson, Professor of Design and Design History, portrays the passionate makers and players of cigar box guitars. Many […]

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Pit-folk and Peers – Volume I by David Waddington

Professor David Waddington’s new book Pit-folk and Peers – Volume 1 – The Remarkable History of the People of Fryston: Volume I – Echoes of Fryston Hall (1809-1908) vividly resuscitates the nineteenth-century lives of the inhabitants of long-lost Fryston Hall, ‘The most important hub of Victorian society outside of London’ Route Online says, ‘remarkable is not overstatement.’ Read more about […]

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Struggling to be seen: The travails of Palestinian cinema

Professor Anandi Ramamurthy has had her new book “Struggling to be seen: The travails of Palestinian cinema” published by Daraja Press. The book explores the challenges Palestinian filmmakers confront to develop a cinema that gives expression to the national narrative. It is based on collaborative research involving Film Lab Palestine, Sheffield Palestine Cultural Exchange and Sheffield Hallam University. It explores […]

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