Call for Papers – “Centre for Contemporary Legend: Folklore on Screen”

Image provided by Diane Rodgers

Following the success of the inaugural symposium launching the Centre for Contemporary Legend research group in 2018, we are hosting a larger, themed conference at “Folklore on Screen”, 13-14 September 2019. This conference will bring together scholars for two days of discussion about folklore in its many forms: its history, present and complex future in relation to cinema, television, photography, […]

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‘Queer as Folklore: A year of English customs’ – Andrew Robinson featured in BBC article documenting calendar customs across England

Two of Andrew Robinson's images from 'Another England' with BBC logo

Work by Andrew Robinson, Senior Lecturer in Photography at Sheffield Hallam, is currently included in a popular BBC On-line article about seasonal customs entitled Queer as Folklore: A year of English customs. The article has been receiving worldwide attention with upwards of 90,000 views. The images are from an unpublished body of work Andrew undertook in the late 1990s documenting calendar customs […]

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‘Walk Out’ – Exhibition of the Walking Arts Research Group opens in Sheffield with private view on Thursday 29 November

Walk Out exhibition banner

WALK OUT is an exhibition of the work made through engagement with the Walking Arts Research Group (WARG). Much of the work is a free-form response to the rural and urban environment. WARG at Sheffield Hallam University provides a collaborative space for the investigation of cross-practice creative production linked to a range of walking practices. It has become a forum […]

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Centre for Contemporary Legend Folklore Symposium at Sheffield Hallam University on 15th November 2018

Image provided by Diane Rodgers

The Centre for Contemporary Legend is a new proposed research centre headed by Dr David Clarke (Reader in Journalism, Sheffield Hallam University), Diane A. Rodgers (Senior Lecturer in Media, Sheffield Hallam University) and Andrew Robinson (Senior Lecturer in Photography, Sheffield Hallam University). An inaugural symposium on folklore studies in the UK is being held at Sheffield Hallam University’s Collegiate Campus […]

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SHU Photography Staff Host and Feature In Photography Research Day In Collaboration With The Royal Photographic Society – Saturday 03 November 2018

2018-11-03 Photography Research Day 2018 (Image 'Late Archaic' 2018 by Chris Bennett)

Sheffield Hallam University BA(Hons) Photography and The Royal Photographic Society Historical Group are hosting a day of research talks and presentations this Saturday 03 November. The day will feature SHU’s Andrew Robinson and Michèle Lazenby, along with recent graduate Chris Bennett presenting research and demonstrating work alongside members of the Royal Photographic Society and visiting speakers. Photography Research Day Saturday 03 November 2018 Cantor Lecture Theatre […]

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SHU Film & Photography staff host and feature in photography research day in collaboration with the Royal Photographic Society – Saturday 18 November 2017

Image to promote Photographic Research Day at SHU

  Film & Photography lecturers Andrew Robinson and Tom Harrison, along with recent graduate Colleen Aveston will be presenting research and demonstrating work alongside members of the Royal Photographic Society and visiting speakers at the Historical Group Research Day 2017 taking place on Saturday 18 November 2017. Historical Group Research Day 2017 Saturday 18 November, 10.30AM – 4PM Cantor Lecturer Theatre 9130, […]

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