Inspiring Women: the stories behind our pictures for International Women’s Day

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To mark International Women’s Day in 2020, the University of Glasgow recreated a 150 year old photo of male senior academics with women from the university’s community. In the spirit of this, different schools in the College of Arts recreated photos of inspirational women in arts which were nominated by our staff members, using the… Continue reading

Special Relationship | The Smithsonian Showcase at the University of Glasgow

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The inaugural ‘Smithsonian Showcase’ held at the University of Glasgow in October 2019 celebrated the university’s strategic partnership with the Smithsonian Institution. Here Dr Allan Madden, lecturer in History of Art who helped coordinate the week-long series of events, shares the programme details and his experience of participating in this important next stage for the long-term collaboration.… Continue reading

Congratulations to our PGT prizewinners!

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Each year, a prize is awarded to our top performers on our postgraduate taught programmes. This year, the prize has been shared between Katie Lombardo (MLitt Art History: Renaissance) and Ilia Ryzhenko (MLitt Film & Television Studies), who both achieved outstanding results in their dissertations. We spoke to Katie and Ilia to find out what… Continue reading

Rethinking Digital Ideologies | In Conversation with Laura Marks

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Dr Laura U. Marks, perhaps best known for her influential theory of haptic visuality, has built an impressive body of work focusing on embodiment in moving image culture. During her recent visit to the University of Glasgow she sat down with filmmaker and postgraduate student Max Breakenridge to discuss her work. Their talk touches on… Continue reading

Set Jetting | Filming Locations as Travel Destinations

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In September 2019, Juliette Irretier – PhD candidate in Film & TV Studies and Interdisciplinary Studies at the University of Glasgow – travelled to Filmfest Hamburg to chair its first ever panel on Film Tourism. Here she reflects on the experience, and the role that ‘set jetting’ can play in building, and even distorting, a sense of place. What inspires film viewers to travel to… Continue reading

Live Encounters | Thinking Digitally at the National Theatre of Scotland

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As Digital Thinker in Residence at the National Theatre of Scotland Dr Harry Wilson has spent the past year researching innovative uses of digital technologies in the context of theatre and performance. Here he reflects on his experiences in the post, and the unique encounters that can happen in the space between theatre and virtual… Continue reading

The Hive Mind | Welcoming a New Curatorial Collective

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Fresh off the back of the Glasgow School of Art’s Graduate Degree Show 2019, we are delighted to introduce the work and ambitions of Hive, a new curatorial collective founded as a result of our MLitt in Curatorial Practice (Contemporary Art). Here they reflect on the need for collaboration, of finding innovative ways to reach… Continue reading

Calculated Authenticity | Reflections on art & algorithms by Daniel Rautenbach

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As part of our Inclusive/Exclusive season, we invited Daniel Rautenbach – artist, curator and graphic designer based in Cape Town – to share some reflections on the creative relationship between analogue and digital culture. His response is informed by ‘From the Analogue to Digital & Back’, a presentation given by History of Art’s Dr Alexandra… Continue reading

Take Me Somewhere | Conversation over Live Art Lunch

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In May 2019 Dr Stephen Greer, Senior Lecturer in Theatre Practices at the University of Glasgow, hosted the Live Art Lunch series at Take Me Somewhere festival. His aim was to explore new approaches to exchanging ideas outside of the usual academic formats. Here he shares some food for thought on the experience. The Live… Continue reading

Pero, Performance & Mental Health | Interview with Theatremaker Mabli Godden

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Mabli Godden is a dramaturg, community artist and theatre practitioner. She graduated in Theatre Studies from the University of Glasgow in 2014 and went on to complete an MLitt in Playwriting and Dramaturgy in 2018, specialising in dramaturgical practice. In a post to mark Mental Health Awareness Week, Mabli reflects on her show ‘Animal Hour’,… Continue reading