The Royal Photographic Society / SHU Photography Research Day – Saturday 16 November

Photograph of Watt's workshop

The Royal Photographic Society/SHU Photography Research Day, 2019 On Saturday 16th November BA Photography will be hosting the 3rd joint Royal Photographic Society Historical Group / SHU Photography Research Day at Sheffield Hallam University in the Cantor lecture theatre. The event organised by Geoff Blackwell (RPS) and Andrew Robinson (SHU Photography) is free to all SHU staff and students and […]

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Podcast: Dr Clarke vs The Flying Saucers

Talking History with British Online Archives

Dr David Clarke, Principal Research Fellow in Journalism has been speaking with Jim Chisem for his podcast Talking History. The pair discussed David’s work as curator of The National Archives UFO Project, the history of the UFO phenomenon, and folklore in technological societies. Listen to the podcast here.     Image from Talking History at British Online Archives

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David Clarke Researcher Blog: Reclaiming Robin Hood

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About the author Dr David Clarke is Principal Research Fellow in the Communication and Computing Research Centre (CCRC) at Sheffield Hallam University. David’s particular areas of interest are Media Law, Regulation & Ethics, Investigative Journalism, and Contemporary Legend and Folklore. Along with colleagues Diane Rodgers and Andrew Robinson, he established the Centre for Contemporary Legend. David regularly blogs about Folklore and […]

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Diane A. Rodgers Researcher Blog: Folklore on Screen

About the Author Diane A. Rodgers is a Senior Lecturer in Media, Arts and Communications at Sheffield Hallam University and a C3RI PhD candidate conducting doctoral research relating to folklore and folk horror in ‘wyrd’ 1970s British Film and Television.  In this blog post, Diane describes her experience of the Centre for Contemporary Legend’s recent ‘Folklore on Screen’ conference. The Centre for Contemporary […]

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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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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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Dr David Clarke to give Keynote at the Supernatural in Contemporary Society Conference 2018

Reader and Principal Lecturer in Journalism, Dr David Clarke , will give a keynote address to the Supernatural in Contemporary Society Conference (SCSC) on 23 – 24 August in Aberdeen. His talk, entitled, “What’s all this stuff about flying saucers?”: Extraordinary personal experiences from The National Archives UFO Project will discuss his work that led to the online release of hundreds […]

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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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Wednesday 14 February 2018 – Lunchtime Seminar with Dr David Clarke (Reader in Journalism)

Speaker: Dr David Clarke, Reader in Journalism, Sheffield Hallam University From ‘Freddie Starr Ate My Hamster’ to PizzaGate: what is Fake News and what can we do about it? Journalism Reader David Clarke has published research on false news and propaganda disseminated by governments and media organisations during the First and Second World War. In this presentation he traces the […]

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Dr David Clarke presents UFO files at The National Archives – Thursday 08 March 2018

Journalism Reader Dr David Clarke will present a public lecture on his five years as consultant/curator of the Ministry of Defence UFO files at The National Archives. ‘UFO files in Britain’s National Archives’ at 6.00pm on Thursday 8 March will include a summary of Dr Clarke’s research on the British government’s investigations into ‘unidentified flying objects’ from WW2 to the […]

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