Dr Ana María Sánchez-Arce’s monograph, The cinema of Pedro Almodóvar, has just come out on paperback

Dr Ana María Sánchez-Arce’s monograph, The cinema of Pedro Almodóvar, has just come out on paperback. As Professor Dolores Tierney says, “The cinema of Pedro Almodóvar successfully manages the difficult task of finding new things to say about an auteur who has been widely written about and studied. For more information please click here. If you want to hear a […]

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German History Society: Walter Sauer on Habsburg’s Colonial Empire and Austrian Identity


This year’s German History Society Conference will be held in Charles St Building at Sheffield Hallam University on Thursday 8th September – Saturday 10th September. The public, German History enthusiasts in particular, are invited to join the key note lecture on the first day of the conference with Walter Sauer (University of Vienna) presenting on Habsburg’s Colonial Empire and Austrian […]

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Hattie Naylor’s gripping thriller wins three BBC Audio Drama awards

Hattie Naylor speaking at the BBC Audio Drama Awards

Acclaimed scriptwriter Hattie Naylor’s new play, Dead Weather, picks up three awards at the BBC Audio Awards: Supporting Actor, Best Actress, and Best Original Single Drama at the ceremony held last month. Hattie (Senior Lecturer in Script writing for Stage and Screen, Department of Humanities) kindly talked to We are Hallam about the play’s creative journey and her persistence to pursue […]

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Hattie Naylor shortlisted for prestigious BBC award

Hattie Naylor, playwright and Senior Lecturer from the Department of Humanities, has been shortlisted in the prestigious BBC Audio Drama Awards 2022. Dead Weather, written by Hattie has been nominated in the ‘Best Original Single Drama’ category and the winners will be announced at the event in London on Sunday March 20th. Two members of the cast have also been nominated in […]

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Ashely Barnes speaks with BBC Radio Sheffield about short story dispensers at Off the Shelf Festival

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Short stories to go at Off the Shelf Festival of Words Ashley Barnes, deputy head of the Department of Humanities has been speaking to BBC Radio Sheffield (1:41:20) about Short Story Dispenser machines which were positioned at Sheffield Central Library and the Millennium Gallery during Off the Shelf this year. The Dispensers offer short stories and poems on different themes […]

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Remembering Germany’s Black victims of the Holocaust – Professor Robbie Aitken

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Remembering the forgotten Black victims of the Holocaust is the aim of two new memorials initiated by Professor of Imperial History, Robbie Aitken. He applied to lay the new memorials to bring new visibility to Germany’s Black history, following his extensive research into the history of Germany’s Black community and compensation claims by Black Holocaust victims. The memorials were recently […]

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Dr Henry Bell (Senior Lecturer in Perfomance) wins The Stephen Joseph Award


We’re delighted to announce that Dr Henry Bell has been awarded The Stephen Joseph Award by the Society of Theatre Research. The award will support Henry in undertaking research and interviews for his new book, Theatre in the Round. Henry has been speaking to us about his success: What does being awarded The Stephen Joseph Award mean to you?  A huge amount! Stephen Joseph is widely regarded as […]

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