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Digital Arts: Antislavery Usable Past

A View from the Arts is running a series on digital projects in the Faculty of Arts, in advance of the Digital Research Week, which will run from 23rd to 27th of April, 2018. This is a guest post by Zoe Trodd.   Antislavery Usable Past is the first archive of contemporary antislavery, collecting the …

The politics of culture as testimony

Some thirty researchers from around the world met at the University of Nottingham on Monday 22 May for a workshop on the politics of culture as testimony. The workshop marked the end of the first phase of the AHRC-funded research network, Culture and its Uses as Testimony, that has been exploring how: cultural testimony can …

Civil rights on film: Eyes on the Prize

Cinema is central to our understanding of civil rights movement history. Join filmmakers and historians at the British Academy on 24, 25 and 26 May to discuss the relationship between history, activism and documentary filmmaking. The Civil Rights Movement exists in “grainy black-and-white” (Obama, 1995) When Barack Obama published Dreams From My Father in 1995, …

Blogging Shakespeare at Nottingham

By Peter Kirwan     April 1st 2016 marks the tenth anniversary of the launch of The Bardathon, my personal review blog of Shakespeare. I set the blog up in 2006 to chronicle my (successful) attempt to attend all fifty-four productions in the Royal Shakespeare Company’s 2006-07 ‘Complete Works Festival’. During that year I developed …

A Nottingham Night’s Dream

Peter Kirwan previews an exciting collaboration between the Royal Shakespeare Company and Nottingham’s very own Lovelace Theatre.   The Royal Shakespeare Company’s 2016 production of A Midsummer Night’s Dream is an unusual and very special event. The production (which had its press night in Stratford this month) features a star case of professional actors as the …

Reading Hamlet in a Labour Camp

By Alessia Molteni     Who doesn’t know Shakespeare in Europe? For many people he is only a vague memory from high school, for others a great artist and for a fanatic bunch of people, the brightest star in the firmament. Could someone with a non-european cultural background, from a different social and political environment, …