Listening to Refugee Voices – Ag èisteachd ri Guthan Fhògarrach

Dr Benjamin Thomas White, a lecturer in History, began to recognise parallels between the experiences and issues facing the refugees who have fled Syria since the outbreak of civil war in 2011 and that of other refugee communities and stateless peoples in his historical research. White argues that knowledge of that historical context is useful […]

The Radical Film Network Festival and Unconference

Reach 09: The Radical Film Network Festival and Unconference Fèis Lìonra Fhilmichean Radaigeach agus Co-labhairt Fhuasgailte The Radical Film Network (RFN) Festival and Unconference were held at Glasgow University and in venues across the city from the 29th April – 2nd May 2016. Glasgow seemed like the perfect host for a radical film event. It […]

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Reach 08: Africa in Motion

Africa in Motion | Afraga a’ Gluasad

Dr Lizelle Bisschoff was a South African postgraduate when she came to Scotland to study African Cinema. It wasn’t until her research began that she realised just how difficult it would be to source African-made films. When she contacted the then UK Film Council asking for some statistics on distribution of African cinema she discovered that a regrettable nine African films had been on general release in this country between 1995 and 2005. Bisschoff had to make do with the few VHS tapes and DVDs she could purchase, at extortionate prices, otherwise her only other option was to travel to Parisian archives to see African voices and stories, produced and directed by Africans, on the silverscreen. Read more about Reach 08: Africa in Motion

Reach 08 – College of Arts Industry Engagement Newsletter

The eighth edition of Reach is here! The KE team have worked tirelessly over the past couple of months to provide you with an insight into some of the exciting knowledge exchange and industry engagement partnerships which have recently been fostered by the College of Arts. You might notice that this edition is a little […]

Making Science Human

‘Flowers and Floorboards’ is the latest research-led film project by filmmaker and academic Dr Holger Mohaupt. Dr Mohaupt, convenor of the new MSc in Filmmaking and Media Arts at the University of Glasgow, College of Arts, was commissioned by the Joseph Rowntree Foundation to produce a research-led film as a means to mediate a study […]

KTP: Innovate UK’s Best Kept Secret?

You may have decided that you wish to engage with a university. Thats the first hurdle out of the way. The mechanism by which you will engage is the next challenge. For organisations seeking to improve their competitiveness through accessing university expertise, Innovate UK’s Knowledge Transfer Partnerships (KTP) scheme could be the perfect engagement mechanism. […]

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College of Arts Industry Day 2015

Where better to connect with the College of Arts than Industry Day 2015? On Friday 5 June we want to show you the very best of our partnerships to inspire new projects for the future. You can hear from some of our key collaborators throughout the day, including Alan Leslie (Northlight Heritage), John Hume (RCAHMS) […]

GRAMNet and Using Film for Knowledge Exchange and Public Engagement

Glasgow Refugee, Asylum and Migration Network has found using film as a recording, researching and sharing device to be of considerable value during its four years of existence. There have now been more film projects than we can count and researchers in the network have developed increasingly sophisticated and ethical understandings of the uses of […]

Through the medium of video: What Film, Broadcasting & Online content mean to me

The relationship between film, broadcasting and the internet is the main focus of my academic research. I research the multiplatform strategies of broadcasters like BBC and Channel 4 and the ways in which they create connected viewing experiences around their programmes as well as across devices and platforms, for example around live events like Wimbledon, […]

From Page to Screen: Selling the film rights to ‘The Boy Who Could See Demons’

I am a poet and novelist published in 22 languages – I’m also Lecturer in Creative Writing at the University of Glasgow. In 2014, the film rights to my second novel, The Boy Who Could see Demons, were optioned by Hollywood film producer Sebastian Dungan. Almost exactly at the same time, I received news that […]