Professor Virginia Heath writes ‘Storying the past’ blog post outlining creative research process for ‘From Scotland with Love’

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Professor Virginia Heath was this month featured on the Creative Histories Storying the Past blog. In her post, Virginia outlines the creative research process in making From Scotland With Love with links to clips from the film throughout. Read Virginia’s post here. Made entirely of Scottish film archive, From Scotland With Love is a 75-minute film by award-winning Director and Sheffield […]

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Without Brutality: 25 Years of the Art and Design Research Centre – Professor Esther Johnson curates Sheffield Doc/Fest film programme

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Coinciding with Doc/Fest’s 25th edition, 2018 marks the 25th anniversary of the Art and Design Research Centre (ADRC) at Sheffield Hallam. To recognise these anniversaries this programme, entitled Without Brutality: 25 Years of the Art and Design Research Centre,  consists of films by students and staff of the university, from 1969, up to 1993 when the art school was integrated into Sheffield […]

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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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CANCELLED: Wednesday 07 March 2018 – Lunchtime Seminar with Professor David Machin (Media & Communication at Örebro University, Sweden)

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Unfortunately the lunchtime seminar with Professor David Machin has been cancelled due to illness. This seminar will hopefully be rescheduled for a future date. Please accept our apologies for any inconvenience caused.   Speaker: David Machin, Professor of Media & Communication, Örebro University, Sweden Title: How teachers and researchers lose control of their own work in marketized education: A multimodal […]

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‘Wilderness’: Professor Esther Johnson exhibiting ‘Hinterland’ at the New Art Gallery, Walsall – Opens with preview on 01 February 2018

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Professor Esther Johnson, Professor of Film and Media Arts at Sheffield Hallam University, will be exhibiting work as part of a new exhibition entitled Wilderness at The New Art Gallery opening in Walsall with a preview on Thursday 01 February 2018. As part of a season of exhibitions exploring the theme of wilderness, The New Art Gallery Walsall is delighted to present paintings, drawings, photographs […]

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Prof Virginia Heath’s film ‘From Scotland with Love’ continues to capture the imagination

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Three and a half years on from its debut screening for the Commonwealth Games in Glasgow 2014, Professor Virginia Heath’s BAFTA nominated archive and music documentary From Scotland with Love is still being regularly screened at key Scottish national events and anniversaries such as St Andrews Day. Here’s a quick update on recent activities … From Scotland with Love on BBC4 From […]

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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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