In/Human: The Body as Resource – A’ Bhodhaig mar Ghoireas

In/Human: The Body as Resource was a one-day event held in the newly opened Kelvin Hall on March 11th 2017. The event was the result of a collaboration between four students on the Curatorial Practice (Contemporary Art) Masters programme and The Hunterian. Lesley Young, a lecturer in History of Art at the University of Glasgow noted that […]

Live Music Census – Cunntas Ceòl-beò na Rìoghachd Aonaichte

Professor of Popular Music Politics, Martin Cloonan, is one of the co-investigators on the UK Live Music Census. Cloonan joins Dr Matt Brennan from the University of Edinburgh, Dr Adam Behr from Newcastle University and research associate Dr Emma Webster. The music industry, Cloonan argues, is not a singular entity, but rather a web of […]

The Big Questions: Philosophically engaging with illness, disability and identity

Philosophers are not sitting in dusty old offices writing books in dense, archaic language for a specialized academic audience, although ‘philosophers can be their own worst enemies’ in that respect, insists Professor Michael Brady. As a professor of philosophy particularly interested in the philosophy of emotions, morality and human suffering, Brady sees philosophers as having […]

First Impressions of Knowledge Exchange in the College of Arts

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Arts Industry Day: Ní neart go cur le chéile (There is no strength until we pull together)

With over 230 people registered, the College of Arts Industry Day 2015 presented a unique opportunity for organisations from private, public and third sector organisations to learn of the many ways to benefit from the strengths and resources available within the College of Arts. Chaired by the BBC’s Sally McNair and featuring experts from arts, […]

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) […]

Theatre and Performance, Ecology and Heritage

The theme of our recent Performing Arts event: ‘Ecology and Heritage’ may not have been the most obvious topic for a workshop highlighting research in theatre and performance. However, representatives of the RSPB, Velocity, Northlight Heritage,  Environmental Arts Festival Scotland and Glasgow City Council all agreed with academics from the College of Arts that performance […]

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Exploring queer identities in contemporary culture through Performing Arts

As a researcher of contemporary performance in the College of Arts, I see theatre as a space where practice, theory and history come together to allow us think about our culture. On the one hand, this means exploring how theatre and performance reflects and reproduces certain values, and on other, examining how live moments on […]