Research in Media Arts
Celebrity...modernism...diasporic cinema...these are just some of the topics we’ve explored in recent research projects. Take a look at some of our outputs.
Enhanced awareness of diasporic film-making
How are migrant and diasporic communities represented in European cinema? Professor Daniela Berghahn’s research into the issue has enhanced awareness of diasporic filmmaking among the industry and the public, as well as supported film projects of ethnic minority filmmakers.
Through the audio-visual development programme, BABYLON, more than 100 filmmakers have received workshop-based training. Eight went on to get their films into production and theatrical distribution in the UK, continental Europe and further afield as well as winning awards on the international festival circuit. See Migrant and Diasporic Cinema in Contemporary Europe.
Professor Daniela Berghahn was interviewed by Facultimedia.com about her book Far-Flung Families in Film (Edinburgh UP 2013).
Developing new forms of cataloguing archived television
Research led by Professor John Ellis has shown the enormous cultural value of archived television. This has led to the development of new forms of cataloguing, search and discovery techniques.
The History of Forgotten Television Drama
This three-year project funded by the Arts and Humanities Research Council uncovered a ‘lost’ history of forgotten television drama in the UK. In the process, it challenged ideas concerning the television drama ‘canon’ and increased awareness of the regional diversity of television drama production. More.
Picturing the Social
Many of us now routinely share huge numbers of images on social media. Olga Goriunova was part of this rigorous research project, based at the University of Sheffield and supported by the Economic and Social Council, looking at the impact of this practice on society.