PhD Student Wins Prestigious Ploughshares Short Story Prize

We are thrilled to announce that Molly Aitken, current SHU PhD student in Creative Writing, has won the prestigious Alice Hoffman Prize For Fiction 2024 for her story ‘Thresholds’, published in the 2023 Spring edition of Ploughshares. You can read the winning story here, and an interview with the author here. Molly’s second novel, Bright I Burn is out on June 6th, 2024, […]

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Ego-to-Eco: Q&A with Dr Kaley Kramer

Don’t mention the apocalypse: reframing climate discussions In our Q&A, Dr Kaley Kramer (Head of English, History, and Creative Writing) talks about embedding the nature-focussed Ego-to-Eco project into a new student module, finding new ways to discuss the climate emergency, and the importance of using storytelling to explore the relationship between the human and more-than-human worlds.

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Rose Butler to present at Surveillance Studies Biennial in Slovenia May 2024

Rose Butler has been accepted to present at the Surveillance Studies Biennial, Ljubljana, Slovenia May 2024. The 10th Biennial Surveillance Studies Network/Surveillance & Society Conference #SSN2024 will be hosted by the Institute of Criminology at the Faculty of Law and the Faculty of Law, University of Ljubljana, Slovenia. #SSN2024 28-31 May Rose Butler will be presenting UNLAND – a collaborative⁠ exhibition of […]

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Overspill: Presences, Processes and Perspectives – Thursday 2 May 2024

All warmly invited to this in conversation event with live artist and movement practitioner Virginia Kennard. This event is part of the research seminar series Overspill: Presences, Processes & Perspectives hosted by Dr Sophie Swoffer (Lecturer in Performance) and Sheffield Hallam University. When: 2nd of May 2024 Where: Online Overspill #5’s featured artist is Virginia Kennard ! About Virginia Virginia Kennard is an explicit body performance/live […]

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New exhibition celebrates Lab4Living’s achievements

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From visiting 10 Downing Street to discuss the role of design in public health to supporting people diagnosed with dementia in Scotland, Hallam’s Lab4Living is applying research and innovation to real-world issues. Over at our Head Post Office building, a new exhibition is showcasing Lab4Living’s projects and achievements. With the exhibition running until Saturday 13 April, Professor Paul Chamberlain and Professor Claire Craig (Co-Directors of Lab4Living) […]

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On the Radar: “Nigel Kneale, Quatermass and the Ancient Astronaut Legend” with Dr David Clarke – Tuesday 09 April 2024

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ON THE RADAR research seminars promote the sharing of knowledge across the entire Sheffield Hallam University community – all are welcome, free to attend. Our next talk is by Dr David Clarke with Nigel Kneale, Quatermass and the Ancient Astronaut Legend, as below: Nigel Kneale, Quatermass and the Ancient Astronaut Legend The Book of the Damned (Fort 1919) opined that […]

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Tackling online hate: Dr Jack Black visits Sky Studios

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In the world of news and entertainment, it’s not only those in front of the cameras that become targets for online abuse – it’s a growing issue for those behind the cameras, too. Determined to help tackle the problem, Dr Jack Black (Associate Professor of Culture, Media, and Sport) recently visited Sky Studios to facilitate a workshop with Sky Sports staff. But will the […]

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