Researcher blog: Introducing Maud Haya-Baviera

Maud Haya-Baviera. Aggregate, catalogue documenting a two-year residency as part of The Freelands Foundation Artist Programme, photo: The-Book-Photographer

This is the first in a series of blog posts where we introduce some newer members of research staff from the Art, Design and Media Research Centre (ADMRC). Kirsty Christer met up with multimedia artist Maud Haya-Baviera this week to find out more about her practice, teaching and some current research projects. Maud is a Lecturer in Photography at Sheffield […]

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Using VR to reduce pain and aid rehabilitation – the team that helped make it happen


The Impact VR Research Lab has developed a suite of immersive, interactive Virtual Reality (VR) rehabilitation systems for paediatric and adult patients with neurological and musculoskeletal conditions, orthopaedic trauma, and chronic pain. The impact achieved by these innovations has been fourfold: physically and/or psychologically enhancing the health, lifestyles, and wellbeing of patients; promoting more effective practitioner standards and services; improving […]

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Diane Rodgers Researcher Blog: Reflections on the Centre for Folklore, Myth and Magic in Todmorden, Sat 1st October 2022

About the Author Diane A. Rodgers is a Senior Lecturer in Media, Arts and Communications at Sheffield Hallam University and a CCRI PhD candidate conducting doctoral research relating to folklore and folk horror in ‘wyrd’ 1970s British Film and Television. As a co-founder of the Centre for Contemporary Legend (CCL) and part of the CCMS Cultural Heritage Research Group, I was honoured to be invited to speak […]

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‘Visual Activism in the 21st Century: Art, Protest and Resistance in an Uncertain World’ – Thursday 1st September 2022, 09.00-17.30

Only 2 weeks to the ‘Visual Activism in the 21st Century: Art, Protest and Resistance in an Uncertain World’ event. This event marks the publication of our anthology: ‘Visual Activism in the 21st Century: Art Protest and Resistance in an Uncertain World’ (Stephanie Hartle and Darcy White (Eds), Bloomsbury Academic. Pub. 25 August 2022). The event offers a wonderful opportunity to meet […]

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Dr Becky Shaw Researcher Blog – Becky Shaw and Emma Bolland (PhD candidate and Fine Art Associate Lecturer) report on participation in the National Association of Fine Art Education (NAFAE) annual conference, and their paper on oHPo Radio

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NAFAE explores and champions the changing terrain of fine art education in the UK. The focus of this years’ conference (May 29th) was Making Communities and Making with Communities, looking at the significance of community both within fine art education and in the communities that fine art education interacts with and builds. The day was intense and packed with really […]

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Dr Becky Shaw Researcher Blog – Running across subsidence: The ordinary failure of public art and public infrastructure services

Becky Shaw Putting myself in every pipe in the City of Calgary. Live work September 2017. Image credit Becky Shaw

Becky’s Shaw’s exploration of the unstable space of commissioning included in new book on public art and failure. When an artist is commissioned to explore an institution or organisation the pretext is often to ‘celebrate:’ to communicate complicated ‘hidden’ work to a public; to reach a ‘hard to reach’ community; to give visibility or to find a form to express societal […]

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Diane A. Rodgers brings us Perspectives on Contemporary Legend: reflections on an international contemporary legend conference

For the week of Monday 28 June – Friday 2nd July 2021, I was in virtual attendance at Perspectives on Contemporary Legend, the 38th International conference of the International Society for Contemporary Legend Research, postponed due to coronavirus restrictions and necessarily shifted online. Over the course of my PhD, I have presented work at a vast array of conferences, including […]

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Hidden Histories of Film and Media

James Fenwick discusses the concepts of unmade / unseen films and creative failure, which are central to his forthcoming book Stanley Kubrick Produces (Rutgers University Press) and his co-edited volume Shadow Cinema: Historical and Production Contexts of Unmade Films (Bloomsbury).   July 2019. I was in an overcrowded airport café in Amsterdam returning from a conference and desperately attempting to […]

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