Performing the Archive

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Over the past eight months, Theatre Studies has been collaborating with the team at the University of Glasgow’s Archives and Special Collections to explore how performance methodologies might help tackle the problem of ‘archive anxiety’, the inherent barriers that can stand in the way of a deeper engagement with archives. As the work draws to… Continue reading

Cross Border Queers: Researching South Asian queer diasporic cultures in Britain

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At the start of the year Dr Rohit K Dasgupta joined the team at the School of Culture and Creative Arts as Senior Lecturer in Cultural Industries. By way of introduction, we invited him to tell us a little about his current research project, ‘Cross Border Queers’, which focusses on the cultural histories and personal… Continue reading

Presenting Whistler on the Web

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At the end of 2020 Professor Margaret F. MacDonald and Dr Grischka Petri presented a major new online publication: James McNeill Whistler: The paintings, a catalogue raisonné. Ranging from small sketches to full-length oil portraits, the collection made available through this free resource is both beautiful and fascinating, and throws new light on Whistler’s body… Continue reading

Cultural Transformations | In Conversation with Doris Ruth Eikhof and Mark Banks

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As details of the University of Glasgow’s Advanced Research Centre are unveiled we thought it timely to introduce you to two of our newest colleagues, Prof. Doris Ruth Eikhof and Prof. Mark Banks. Leaders in their field of the cultural economy, they form part of the ARC’s Creative Economies & Cultural Transformation team. Here they… Continue reading

Bertha Waddell’s Children’s Theatre: combing the Scottish Theatre Archive for remnants of a theatre company especially for children

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Founded almost 100 years ago, remarkably forward-looking and still echoing in contemporary times, Siân MacGregor found their elusive history irresistible when researching children’s theatre as part of the MLitt Theatre Studies programme. “Cuckoo! Item Number One!” The call which signalled the start of every show was coined when its inventor was barely older than her… Continue reading

Unlocking the Arts during Lockdown

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During the lockdown of Spring 2020, three History of Art students at the University of Glasgow – Belen De Bacco, Bianca Callegaro and Luna Silvestri – used this unexpected new-found time to establish Art Gate, a cultural blog and online community with the aim of making the arts more accessible. In this post Belen discusses… Continue reading

Soundscape: Memory of Unrepeat

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Clare Archibald, a current MSc Filmmaking and Media Arts student, is a hybrid writer and poet with an interest in between genre interplay of words, sound and image. She also coordinates Lone Women in Flashes of Wilderness, a collaborative project exploring women’s ideas on, and experiences of aloneness, darkness and wilderness. We spoke to Clare… Continue reading

The Sound Thought of David Toop

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In February David Toop visited the University of Glasgow as its 2020 Cramb Resident in Music. Musician, innovator, author, curator, and Professor of Audio Culture and Improvisation at the University of the Arts London, Toop led a series of events during this residency on the theme of Listening. Postgraduate student Beth Horseman reflects on this… Continue reading

Easter in Lockdown | Slow Looking at Art and Faith

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In a time of many isolations, Dr Deborah Lewer, Senior Lecturer in History of Art, has been making video podcasts to open up art to faith communities and beyond. Here she reflects on this unplanned process of discovery, and on what deep engagement with art and culture – those rich resources for connecting with human… Continue reading

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