‘Future-proofing Our Collections’ – Professor Esther Johnson invited to discuss archive film at London’s Screen Archives conference

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The Future-proofing Our Collections: Unleashing the Power of Archive Film conference will see London’s Screen Archives bring together archivists, filmmakers, researchers, academics and archive film professionals on Thursday 12 March 2020. Hosted by the Museum of London, the day will include case studies, innovative approaches, presentations and discussions about archive film and ‎its potential to bring together communities, build and […]

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Professor Esther Johnson invited to speak on an immersive cinema panel at the prestigious SXSW festival in Austin, Texas this March

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Professor Esther Johnson will be discussing her approach to live scored cinema in her research ASUNDER and new project in Vietnam DUST & METAL, during a panel event Marginalised Histories Through Live Cinema on 15th March at this year’s festival. Founded in 1987 in Austin, Texas, SXSW is best known for its conference and festivals that celebrate the convergence of […]

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Debbie Ballin and Esther Johnson at The XX International Oral History Association Conference, Finland

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IOHA 2018 – Memory and Narration is the XX International Oral History Association Conference, being held this year at the University of Jyväskylä between Monday 18 June and Thursday 21 June. Professor of Film and Media Arts Esther Johnson and Senior Lecturer in Filmmaking Debbie Ballin have been invited to present a paper on their collaborative research project A share of a pensioner’s Christmas ‘Bonus’ as […]

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Professor Esther Johnson on ‘Live Scores and Archive’ panel at Sheffield Doc/Fest’s Live Cinema Summit – 08 June 2018

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Professor of Film and Media Arts Esther Johnson has been invited to be on the Live Scores and Archive panel at the Live Cinema Summit at this year’s Doc/Fest. The theme real live marks the inaugural Live Cinema Summit which will bring together filmmakers, musicians, performers and practitioners from across the realms of factual and fictional storytelling with the aim to address what live cinema […]

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Professor Esther Johnson featured in British Universities Film & Video Council Viewfinder magazine

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Esther Johnson has written a feature article for the latest edition of Viewfinder, the British Universities Film & Video Council (BUFVC) magazine, about the research behind her film Asunder. The article, to be featured in the April edition, can be found on Esther’s website here. Asunder tells the story of what happened to an English town during the First World War, with almost […]

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Professor Esther Johnson’s ‘Asunder’ nominated for the Archive Award at the Learning on Screen Awards 2018

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The British Universities Film & Video Council Learning on Screen Awards are the UK’s only celebration of film and media in education and research. Since 2005 the awards have showcased the very best of educational television, recognised the valuable moving image output of the UK’s leading universities, and provided a platform for a generation of upcoming student filmmakers. In 2018 […]

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Professor Esther Johnson’s ‘Asunder’ screening in Sheffield’s Weston Park Museum with Director / Co-Producer Q&A – Wednesday 11 April 2018

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Sheffield Hallam University’s Professor of Film & Media Arts Esther Johnson will be screening Asunder at Weston Park Museum in Sheffield on Wednesday 11 April 2018. Esther will be giving a Q&A after the screening in a session chaired by SHU Reader in Journalism Dr David Clarke. Asunder (featuring Q&A with Esther Johnson) Weston Park Museum, Sheffield Western Bank, Sheffield S10 2TP Wednesday 11 April 2018, […]

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Professor Esther Johnson writes for The Conversation about Asunder

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Professor of Film and Media Arts Esther Johnson has written a piece for The Conversation about the hidden stories of heroism and tragedy during World War I, which she uncovered during the research for her film Asunder. The film highlights nine real-life accounts based in Sunderland and the north-east, a vulnerable area during WWI due to its shipyards and munitions […]

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Professor Esther Johnson’s ‘Asunder’ – Screenings announced

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Professor Esther Johnson‘s Asunder tells the story of what happened to an English town during the First World War, with almost all of its men fighting abroad and its women and children left behind. The North East was in the front line, thanks to its shipyards and munitions factories. New dates for screenings of Asunder, with Q&As are below: 21 February 2018 Newcastle University […]

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Researcher Blog by Professor Esther Johnson: Asunder – The Story of an English Town in the First World War

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About the author Esther Johnson is Professor of Film and Media Arts in the Art and Design Research Centre (ADRC) in C3RI at Sheffield Hallam University. Esther’s work is at the intersection of artist moving image and documentary. Her poetic portraits focus on marginal worlds, revealing resonant stories that may otherwise remain hidden or ignored. Esther’s work has been exhibited internationally in […]

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