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The research team behind "Metre and Melody in Dinka Speech and Song" outline why the people of southern Sudan present an instant "laboratory" for examining the use of such a rich tonal language in singing
Pictures of Peace and Justice
This film looks at the relationship of visual images and war crimes trials. The Principal Investigator of the Beyond Text project Pictures of Peace and Justice, Professor James Gow, and Research Associate, Dr. Milena Michalski, and ICTY Head of Outreach, Nerma Jelacic, report on key findings from the project, and explain how the most significant of these is the capacity of images to have impact beyond the courtroom.
The restaurant at the end of the Third Reich and other invisible war crimes sites
As part of the Beyond Text Pictures of Peace and Justice Project, filmmaker Tony Coll and Principal Investigator Prof. James Gow look at the question of 'invisible' war crimes sites. The film contrasts the Chinese restaurant on the site of Hitler's bunker in Berlin with the sites of former concentration camps in Bosnia, and also with 'visible' war crimes memorialisation. Does it matter how and when they are memorialised?
Berlin Art Exhibition - Zeitenwende/Turning Point
In September 2011, marking the 10th anniversary of the '9/11' attacks on New York, an international group of artists had their work presented at an exhibition in Berlin, called 'Zeitenwende', meaning 'Turning Point'. This film looks at some of this work, which explores the ambiguities of both contemporary warfare and the boundaries between war and war crimes.
Theory and Practice of Diplomacy and Crisis Diplomacy with James Gow
James Gow, Professor of International Peace and Security and Director of the International Security Studies Program at Kings College in London, discusses the effect of pictures, persecution and political will on crisis diplomacy at the 10th Anniversary Colloquium for the Liechtenstein Institute on Self-Determination (LISD) at Princeton University's Woodrow Wilson School.
Trailer of video work in Cuba - © Geoff Baker 2010
Trailer of video work in Hindustan, Rajasthan and Azerbaijan - © Nicolas Magriel 2010
Trailer of video work in Mali - © Lucy Durán 2010
This is a film rooted in a particular place and time - the south-central Liverpool waterfront from to the 1950s to the 1970s. It is also about Liverpool in the twenty-first century. A documentary exploring the lives and memories of people who lived and worked on Liverpool's central waterfront and the changes they have witnessed.
A film by Tim Brunsden and Sam Meech.
If there is no true, authentic or essential relationship between people and territory, no primordial tie between body and soil, then how does any one place gain meaning?
Dr. Elena Isayev from Exeter University and the artist Catrin Webster tell Nicola Barranger about the Beyond Text workshops which expored the themes of memory and place. They also describe how the follow on funding allowed them to work with the local communities in Exeter and Swansea to study further how the landscape and our urban environment interacts with the way we remember.
As part of the Beyond Text programme, a neuroscientist and an artist collaborate to create a collection of art pieces which demonstrate some of the principles of neuroscience.
Yet the artist needs to create something beautiful and the neuroscientist needs to demonstrate what is happening in the brain as the eyes try to make sense of the image.
Prof. Rodrigo Quian Quiroga (neuroscientist at Leicester University) and Mariano Molina (visual artist) tell Nicola Barranger about their unique collaboration to produce a series of canvases which will demonstrate these principles and which are being displayed in an exhibition in Leicester.
Project - Music and Dance: Beyond Copyright Text?
How does the law protect and promote the work of those who create innovative forms of music and dance?
In this audio slideshow we hear from Principal Investigator Professor Charlotte Waelde who outlines the conclusion of her research along with Professor Philip Schlesinger. They interviewed dancers and musicians to discuss how to copyright their work and thereby earn a living. Also interviewed here are collaborators on the project -- Francis Yeoh (lawyer and dancer) and Tamara Schlesinger (singer /songwriter and director of 6 day riot). At a seminar held in September 2011 they each give their findings and experiences of how copyright works for or fails them.
Dr. Graeme Milne of Liverpool University and Rachel Mulhearn, Director of Merseyside Maritime Museum discuss the importance of collecting and mapping the memories of Liverpudlians.
As a coastal city, Liverpool has experienced an extraordinary transition from its heyday as a major seaport with trade coming and going all over the world. With the demise of its docks since the 1960s, nearly all the knowledge and skills associated with a busy international port have disappeared. Yet, thanks to the efforts of the Merseyside Maritime Museum, working with the University of Liverpool and Re-Dock films, the memories of many individuals who worked on the waterfront are being mapped and preserved for future generations.
Drs. Keith Lilley and Elizabeth Solopova explain the significance of a 14th Century map donated to the Bodleian Library in the 1900's by Richard Gough whose name it bears.
Through the palaeographic study of Dr. Solopova and the historical expertise of Dr. Lilley, more has been revealed about just how this famous chart of late mediaeval Britain came to be created. You can view the map on http://www.goughmap.org/ The Gough Map is internationally-renowned as one of the earliest maps to show Britain in a geographically-recognizable form. Yet to date, questions remain of how the map was made, who made it, when and why.
Jonnie Robinson of the British Library and Dr. Rebekah Willett of the Institute of Education explain their parts in this exciting research project into Children's Playground games. Building on the famous study of children's folklore collected by Peter & Iona Opie dating from 60 years ago, this new British Library website hosts material from two very different primary schools in Britain in the 21st century. It demonstrates how today's youngsters, far from being locked up at home playing computer games, are adapting the old and bringing some new songs and games onto the playground.
In an audio slideshow Rebecca Bailey of The Royal Commission on the Ancient and Historical Monuments of Scotland and Michela Clari of Edinburgh University explain how a joint project is changing attitudes to the way people use the RCAHMS in Scotland. Individuals can now not only access the collection, but they may add to it themselves online.
Dr. Alice O'Grady and Rebekka Kill talk about their research into so-called "relational performances" which often happen in festivals outside of the main arena. Working with Urban Angels Circus, these performances hope to provide an insight into audience/performer relations with the intention of feeding the results back to festival organisers.
© Principal Investigator Prof. Sarah Whately of Coventry University and Collaborator, the choreographer Siobhan Davies talk about the Beyond Text collaboration and the unique online dance archive.
Project Introduction Video
Professor Evelyn Welch, Programme Director, introduces the Beyond Text project.
Professor Helen Weinstein who serves on both the Beyond Text Commissioning and Steering Committees, talks about some of the projects selected and why they will make a difference to various sectors of society.
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