Peter Spence is invited speaker at The 12th Asian Conference on Media, Communication & Film (MediAsia2021) in Kyoto, Japan

MediAsia logo and details - The 12th Asian Conference on Media, Communication and Film - November 09-12, 2021 - Kyoto, Japan

  Peter Spence will deliver his paper ‘Re-considering History and Narrative Through the Short Factual Film The Archive (UK 2018)’ via live stream at the The 12th Asian Conference on Media, Communication & Film (MediAsia2021) in Kyoto, Japan in November. The paper reflects on tensions and dialogues between historical enquiry and narrative story-telling, using the case study of the short […]

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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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Peter Spence’s ‘The Archive’ nominated for Best Documentary Short Film at the Moscow Jewish Film Festival

Banner - Promotional image for 'The Archive', directed by Peter Spence - with logo of Moscow Jewish Film Festival

The short film The Archive – directed by Peter Spence, Senior Lecturer in Film and Media Production at Sheffield Hallam University – has been selected for screening at the Moscow Jewish Film Festival where it is also in competition for Best Documentary Short Film. The Festival was founded in 2015 as the first of its kind in Russia and being held annually ever since. It […]

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‘Anti-Communism in the Twentieth Century’ – Peter Spence screens ‘The Archive’ with Q&A at QUB conference

QUB Anti-communism Conference

Anti-Communism in the Twentieth Century: An International Historical Perspective Wednesday 29 – Friday 31 May 2019 Queen’s University Belfast Find the schedule here. The aim of this conference is to examine the various facets of anti-communism throughout the twentieth century irrespective of focusing on any particular geographical region or limited to a specific sub-field in the study of history. By […]

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Wednesday 04 July 2018 – Lunchtime seminar with Peter Spence (Senior lecturer in Film and Media Production)

Banner image for Peter Spence's C3RI research seminar on 'The Archive'

Speaker: Peter Spence (Senior Lecturer in Film and Media Production) Title: The film-maker as “participant-witness and an active fabricator of meaning” – developing an archive based feature documentary film. In this seminar Peter will discuss practical, creative and conceptual considerations in developing his short film The Archive into a feature length documentary. Screened at this year’s Sheffield Doc/Fest and Cannes Short Film […]

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