Participatory Mapping

Heritage in the College of Arts

In the College of Arts we understand heritage to be the living past. It is a tangible inheritance of archaeological sites, historic buildings, the artefacts in our museum collections, the documents in our archives, works of art and of literature; and it is our inherited beliefs, values, knowledge, languages, traditions and practices. Heritage is not […]

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Film and Broadcasting in the College of Arts

If you tune into the radio or turn on the television on a daily basis, you’ll no doubt have heard the voices of numerous University of Glasgow staff. Academics across the College of Arts regularly offer expert opinion on a range of topics of the day, and not just in Scotland. Our academics are also […]

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Exchanging Affective Knowledge: Burning the Circle

Our walk begins at Brodick beach just as the sun sets and ends on a field at the foot of Goat Fell. We transition from the sea to the sky. The first thing we ask the spectators to do is to listen to the wind and the waves, to become aware of the sight of […]

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Walking Interconnections: Researching the Lived Experience of Disabled People for a Sustainable Society

Walking Interconnections is a collaborative research project that I have been engaged in over the past year, working with a team of researchers from the Universities of Bristol and the West of England – Dr. Sue Porter, Dr. Shawn Sobers and Dr. Suze Adams. Importantly, the project also involved 19 co-researchers drawn from across the […]

Performing Arts: Ruins to Opera

Performing Arts in the College of Arts is about music and movement, the old and the new. We write fresh, up-to-date translations of ancient plays for new audiences, and produce innovative works of art to be performed in public. We are inspired by ruins to question the passing of time through text and image, and […]

Engaging the Public with Performing Arts

Claire Booth as Ellida in Craig Armstrong’s The Lady from the Sea. Credit Richard Campbell. The performing arts are inescapably social and public. The performing arts presume the presence of an audience – an exchange between performer and witness. Further, theatre-making is, generally, a collaborative process involving actors, directors, writers, technicians, designers, managers and many […]

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Developing a Digital Dialect Atlas

We don’t only use language to get a message across – the way we speak sends a message to the listener about how old we are, where we come from, which social class we belong to, whether we’re relaxed or not etc etc etc. Folk have been interested in the differences in the way people […]

Addressing the Employability Agenda in Digital

The globalisation of economic activity heralded on an unprecedented scale by the IT revolution of the latter decades of the 20th Century has been rapidly followed by a globalisation of cultural, artistic, social and political activity. In particular digital technology is seen as the embodiment of a global, interconnected, participatory platform that has the capacity […]

50 Years of Digital in the College of Arts

There are some truly first class research projects within the College of Arts that have a sizable digital component and Arts researchers have been engaging with digital technologies for a long time – a quite surprisingly long time, in fact. The earliest digital research project in the College that we know of took place way […]