As part of this year’s Being Human humanities festival, academics from the Institute of Commonwealth Studies (ICWS) and the University of Bristol, have joined forces to form the Archive to Blockbuster four (A2BFour). During an evening event at Senate House on 21 November, the team will pitch four ideas for films in an attempt to show their audience […]
L-R: Poland’s Maximilian Maria, South Africa’s Manche Masemola, Uganda’s Archbishop Janani Luwum. West entrance to Westminster Abbey featuring ten Twentieth Century Martyrs © Jean-Christophe Benoist via Wikimedia Commons As part of this year’s Being Human humanities festival, academics from the Institute of Commonwealth Studies (ICWS) and the University of Bristol, have joined forces to form the Archive to blockbuster four (A2BFour). […]
Dr Fay Hield conducts a burgeoning performance career alongside one as a University of Sheffield academic. The award-winning folk singer explains how a BMus in folk and traditional music gave her the academic bug.
Swansea University’s series of Being Human festival events utilised a variety of venues on the south-west Wales coast to explore ‘heritage, health and wellbeing’ through a range of media. The team behind these activities explain how drama, debate, poetry, art and enterprise were brought into play. Can you tell us about your programming? We were […]
In this guest blog Professor Tim Crawford, Principal Investigator on the AHRC large grant project Transforming Musicology, explores how new technologies are influencing the ways in which we experience, make and study music. Research conducted by the Transforming Musicology project forms the basis the Being Human event Hearing Wagner at the Birmingham Hippodrome.
Though the relationship between music and words has occupied a prominent position in philosophical and aesthetic discourse on the arts since antiquity, the historiography of this relationship have received far less attention, and the broad area of ‘words about music’ or music literature generally, remains understudied. Significant recent scholarship however, has signalled the emerging importance […]
It is our pleasure to invite you to London for this Ninth International Conference of the International Association for Word and Music Studies (WMA). The conference is hosted by the Literature and Music Research Group of the Open University. It will take place in Senate House, University of London, in association with the Institute of […]
Over the past few weeks we brought you guest blog posts by the members of the Institute for Germanic & Romance Studies (IGRS), who have been working on the exhibition ‘Theatrical Lives from Vienna to London: Treasures from the Miller Archive’. While the IGRS is known for its seminars, lectures, workshops, colloquia, conferences and fellowships […]
Post by Dr Clare George. The second post, about exile libraries, can be found here. The third post, about refugee protection mechanisms, can be found here. Clare is the archivist working on The Martin Miller and Hannah Norbert Miller Archive: An Austrian Jewish Exile Theatre Collection. Final preparations are underway at the IGRS for the opening of the […]
Post by Dr Christopher Barenberg The Centre for German and Austrian Exile studies is currently documenting the life and work of Jewish Austrian actors – Martin Miller and Hannah Norbert-Miller. The project will culminate in an exhibition entitled ‘Theatrical Lives from Vienna to London: Treasures from the Miller Archive’ tracing the Millers’ lives from […]