‘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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James Fenwick’s ‘Closeup with Fahmi Reza’ at The Void – Wednesday 25th May, 12:00 – 14:30

We’d like to invite you to join us for a fascinating in-person screening, discussion, and Q&A with documentary filmmaker, graphic artist, and political activist Fahmi Reza on Wednesday 25 May in The Void, 12noon to 2.30pm.  Fahmi Reza is a Malaysian documentary filmmaker, political graphic designer, and street artist. His work focuses on issues of colonialism, free speech, and media freedom. […]

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Dr James Fenwick’s funded research project to investigate the working experiences of Yorkshire’s film festival programmers

Dr James Fenwick

Dr James Fenwick, senior lecturer in the Department of Media Arts and Communication, has received £10,000 in research funding from the Screen Industries Growth Network (SIGN). His project will investigate the experiences of Yorkshire’s film festival programmers, the barriers and challenges they face to entering and maintaining a career in the sector, and the skills and training required to nurture […]

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Royal Photographic Society Historical Group / SHU Photography Research Symposium – Saturday 02 April 2022

The 4th joint Royal Photographic Society Historical Group / SHU Photography Research Day Saturday 02 April 2022, 1015-1630. Held online on Zoom. The event organised by Janine Freeston (Royal Photographic Society) and Andrew Robinson (Sheffield Hallam University) is free to all SHU staff and students and includes presentations and papers by Royal Photographic Society members alongside Sheffield Hallam staff, alumni […]

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Fear 2000 Conference Series hosted by the Department of Media Arts and Communication, 10-12th September 2021

Fear 2000 is a conference series hosted by the Department of Media Arts and Communication at Sheffield Hallam University, convened by Craig Ian Mann & Chris Cooke and dedicated to the study of horror media in the twenty-first century. The 5th conference, Fear 2000: Horror Unbound, will take place online on 10th – 12th September 2021. Visit the Fear 2000 […]

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Virginia Heath’s ‘Mae West – Boxer In A Corset’ at the 31st Inside Out film festival

Copyright Faction North 2021. Dannie Harris as Mae West.

Copyright Faction North 2021. Dannie Harris as Mae West.   Variety Exclusive: Inside Out Reveals Finance Forum Projects and Exec Participants. Professor Virginia Heath’s hybrid documentary Mae West – Boxer In A Corset announced as one of the selected projects. May 18th, 2021: Inside Out, Canada’s largest 2SLGBTQ+ film festival and single largest promoter and distributor of 2SLGBTQ+ content in Canada, has […]

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The mystery of the monoliths

Diane Rodgers, senior lecturer in media, arts and communications from the Centre for Contemporary Legend, has been speaking to Sile Sibanda at BBC Radio Sheffield about the appearance of a mysterious monolith in Parkwood Springs which was spotted on New Years Day. Listen from 1:15:00.  

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Hallam Lecturer Peter Spence’s re-consideration of Antonioni’s L’Avventura published in Journal of Videographic Film and Moving Image Studies, [In]Transition

It is only in relatively recent years that it has come to light that the visionary Italian film-maker Michelangelo Antonioni commissioned and built a quite unique and extraordinary holiday villa – La Cupola – on the island of Sardinia. Working closely with the architect Dante Bini, who pioneered the Binishell dome system of building, Antonioni completed the villa in the early […]

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