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Industry Day 2015 presents a unique opportunity for organisations from private, public and third sector organisations to learn of the many ways to benefit from the strengths and resources available within the College of Arts.
HIV Policy and Maternal Health Support Overseas
Chemistry might not be the most obvious starting point for a moral theologian, but Dr Julie Clague’s “circuitous” route to the College of Arts has given her a broad base that now sees her working with CAFOD, the Catholic Agency for Overseas Development, on HIV policy and maternal health.
Digitising Cultural Resources
Many museums now use Twitter and/or YouTube videos to promote their latest exhibition, and offer special apps and online content to go alongside them. It is commonplace to see an iPad or equivalent in front of a display giving the visitor extra information.
The Singer sewing machine factory located in Clydebank was active for nearly 100 years, from 1884 to the industrial decline of the 1980s. In that time it produced millions of sewing machines and the brand became a global name.
Early Cinema in Scotland
For the Early Cinema in Scotland project, working outside of the university has an important impact. For Dr Maria Velez-Serna, visiting the Britannia Panopticon Music Hall means that “our research makes more sense when placed in that actual space.”
Remembering the Easter Rising
“I was probably ahead of the curve doing Irish-Scottish studies in the 90’s”, says Professor Willy Maley. Now he is part of a committee planning a series of events to commemorate the centenary of the 1916 Easter Rising, in which Edinburgh-born James Connolly played a key role.
Writing & Publishing Sgrìobhadh agus Foillseachadhl
Theatre practice can be a way of exploring real world problems. As Professor Dee Heddon explains, “I’ve created an audio walk, and it’s a very tangible but easily accessible way to experience other people’s experiences.”
Curation with Attitude
The new MLitt Curatorial Practice (Contemporary Art) has attitude, according to lecturer Lesley Young.
The Vikings Are Coming!
Working with the History Channel’s hit show Vikings has had unexpected consequences for Dr Jim Simpson, as he says: “Now I know the old French word for ‘puke’, which I didn’t before!”