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Humanities and Arts Research Institute

Humanities and Arts Research Institute

The Humanities and Arts Research Institute is central to Royal Holloway’s vibrant interdisciplinary research culture. HARI stimulates and supports research across disciplinary and institutional boundaries and promotes the exchange of knowledge and expertise with diverse public organisations, the creative industries, the performing arts and festivals. 

Media Arts are consistently successful in winning HARI funding. 

In 2015, Olga Goriunova won funding to organise a symposium “Digital Subjects”, which resulted in a special issue of the journal Subjectivity. The symposium was recorded; podcasts are available here. In 2019 she won funding to host “A Day with Rosi Braidotti”.

During 2016-17, Daniela Berghahn (Media Arts) and Anna Morcom (Music) shared a HARI Fellowship Exoticism in Contemporary Cinema and Culture. This led to a number of publications, a symposium “Reassessing the Contemporary Exotic: Interdisciplinary Approaches to a Contested Form of Cultural Representation” and a conference “Exoticism in Contemporary Transnational Cinema: Music and Spectacle”. 

Daniela Berghahn was Director of HARI between 2016-2018 and organised an interdisciplinary launch event around the theme of species extinction and its representation in the Arts and Humanities (see below)

In 2019 Berghahn was funded to organise a symposium “Visual Alterity: Seeing Difference, Seeing Differently.” 

Nick Hall was supported by HARI in 2018 to run a workshop on the history of television transmitters and, in 2020, Aflie Bown was funded to organise a conference on digital diversity.




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