History on Screen: Interdisciplinary Perspectives on Public History

Written by Alison Basil and Ross Kennedy ___________________________________________________________________________________________________ We hosted a one-off event entitled History on Screen on Wednesday 19 September, 2018, following a successful application for College of Arts’ Graduate School funding. The intention was to explore how history is presented to audiences through the medium of film and television. However, in doing so, we […]

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 […]

Scotland’s Talent: Shaping policy with the Scottish Screen Industry

It’s an exciting time for the Scottish film and television industries. After the success this year’s films such as Under the Skin (starring Scarlett Johansson) and the popular programme Outlander, both filmed in Scotland, Creative Scotland is reviewing its film strategy and a Scottish film studio is under consideration. So Dr Lisa Kelly and Dr Katherine […]

A Dramatic History: Film and Broadcasting in the University collections.

From the Archives: the early history of Dramatic Studies and the inventor of the television The subjects of Film and Television studies within the School of Culture and Creative Arts at the University of Glasgow began life as the teaching of Dramatic Studies. A Certificate in Dramatic Studies and a Diploma in Dramatic Studies were instituted […]

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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 […]

Showcase for Production Companies

by Jennifer Hilder (PhD Intern) On Thursday, Knowledge Exchange supported a Showcase Event for Production Companies, which brought representatives from film and television companies together with academics from the College of Arts. The aim of the afternoon was to show the ways in which academics are involved in the study of TV production, to advertise […]

Calling all Film, TV and Radio Production Companies

(by Nicola Elizabeth Johnson, PhD Intern) An effective relationship between academia and film, radio and television can be extremely valuable for both parties. For academics, it is a chance for our research to reach a wider audience. For production companies, it enables access to high quality knowledge and expertise for excellent content creation. On Thursday […]