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Arts and Humanities Futures

Arts and Humanities Futures

By Leeds Arts and Humanities Research Institute
A series of conversations from the Leeds Arts and Humanities Research Institute, exploring the future of research
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Arts and Humanities Futures 3: Alaric Hall and Jason Allen-Paisant

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Arts and Humanities Futures 5: Fozia Bora and Ben Walmsley
The last year has brought extraordinary challenges to societies and cultures, as well as bringing long-standing crises and predicaments to the foreground in new ways. In this series of five podcast episodes, launched in May 2021, we aim to open up conversations about how arts and humanities research might respond to these challenges – and about the futures we want to see for arts and humanities. Each podcast episode presents a conversation between two University of Leeds researchers or stakeholders, in which they discuss what their area has learned from the events of the last year; what new research questions and methods they see emerging; and what we can do now to create the future we want to see. This fifth conversation brings together Dr. Fozia Bora, Associate Professor of Islamic History and Professor Ben Walmsley, Professor of Cultural Engagement & Director of the Centre for Cultural Value. This is the last of five conversations to be released over May and June 2021, which are available via major podcast platforms. If you’d like to comment on any of the issues raised on social media, use the hashtag #ArtsAndHumanitiesFutures and follow us on Twitter and follow us on Twitter @LeedsAHRI. For more information on the Leeds Arts and Humanities Research Institute, please visit: https://ahc.leeds.ac.uk/leeds-arts-humanities-research-institute.
49:04
June 09, 2021
Arts and Humanities Futures 4: Helen Graham and Jasjit Singh
The last year has brought extraordinary challenges to societies and cultures, as well as bringing long-standing crises and predicaments to the foreground in new ways. In this series of five podcast episodes, launched in May 2021, we aim to open up conversations about how arts and humanities research might respond to these challenges – and about the futures we want to see for arts and humanities. Each podcast episode presents a conversation between two University of Leeds researchers or stakeholders, in which they discuss what their area has learned from the events of the last year; what new research questions and methods they see emerging; and what we can do now to create the future we want to see. This fourth conversation brings together Dr Helen Graham, Associate Professor in the School of Fine Art, History of Art & Cultural Studies (Centre for Critical Studies in Museums, Galleries and Heritage) and Dr Jasjit Singh, Associate Professor in the School of Philosophy, Religion and History of Science. This is one of five conversations to be released over May and June 2021, which are available via major podcast platforms. If you’d like to comment on any of the issues raised on social media, use the hashtag #ArtsAndHumanitiesFutures and follow us on Twitter and follow us on Twitter @LeedsAHRI. For more information on the Leeds Arts and Humanities Research Institute, please visit: https://ahc.leeds.ac.uk/leeds-arts-humanities-research-institute.
40:45
June 09, 2021
Arts and Humanities Futures 3: Alaric Hall and Jason Allen-Paisant
 The last year has brought extraordinary challenges to societies and cultures, as well as bringing long-standing crises and predicaments to the foreground in new ways. In this series of five podcast episodes, launched in May 2021, we aim to open up conversations about how arts and humanities research might respond to these challenges – and about the futures we want to see for arts and humanities. Each podcast episode presents a conversation between two University of Leeds researchers or stakeholders, in which they discuss what their area has learned from the events of the last year; what new research questions and methods they see emerging; and what we can do now to create the future we want to see. This third conversation brings together Dr. Alaric Hall, Director of the Institute for Medieval Studies and Dr. Jason Allen-Paissant, Director of the Institute for Colonial and Postcolonial Studies (ICPS).  This is one of five conversations to be released over May and June 2021, which are available via major podcast platforms. If you’d like to comment on any of the issues raised on social media, use the hashtag #ArtsAndHumanitiesFutures and follow us on Twitter and follow us on Twitter @LeedsAHRI. For more information on the Leeds Arts and Humanities Research Institute, please visit: https://ahc.leeds.ac.uk/leeds-arts-humanities-research-institute.
55:15
May 19, 2021
Arts and Humanities Futures 2: Janet Watson and Dominic Gray
The last year has brought extraordinary challenges to societies and cultures, as well as bringing long-standing crises and predicaments to the foreground in new ways. In this series of five podcast episodes, launched in May 2021, we aim to open up conversations about how arts and humanities research might respond to these challenges – and about the futures we want to see for arts and humanities. Each podcast episode presents a conversation between two University of Leeds researchers or stakeholders, in which they discuss what their area has learned from the events of the last year; what new research questions and methods they see emerging; and what we can do now to create the future we want to see. This second conversation brings together Janet Watson, Professor in the School of Languages, Cultures and Societies and Co-director of the Centre for Endangered Languages, Cultures and Ecosystems at the University of Leeds, and Dominic Gray, Projects Director at Opera North. Janet and Dominic discuss issues including: the value of collaboration for research and for artistic endeavours; connections between language, poetry, culture, politics and ecology; the use of poetry and song in political movements; the value of improvisation, and of exploring diverse cultural models.  This is one of five conversations to be released over May and June 2021, which are available via major podcast platforms. If you’d like to comment on any of the issues raised on social media, use the hashtag #ArtsAndHumanitiesFutures and follow us on Twitter and follow us on Twitter @LeedsAHRI. For more information on the Leeds Arts and Humanities Research Institute, please visit: https://ahc.leeds.ac.uk/leeds-arts-humanities-research-institute.
39:49
May 12, 2021
Arts and Humanities Futures 1: Emma Tomalin and Nic Salazar
The last year has brought extraordinary challenges to societies and cultures, as well as bringing long-standing crises and predicaments to the foreground in new ways. In this series of five podcast episodes, launched in May 2021, we aim to open up conversations about how arts and humanities research might respond to these challenges – and about the futures we want to see for arts and humanities. Each podcast episode presents a conversation between two University of Leeds researchers or stakeholders, in which they discuss what their area has learned from the events of the last year; what new research questions and methods they see emerging; and what we can do now to create the future we want to see.  This first conversation brings together University of Leeds colleagues Emma Tomalin, Professor of Religion and Public Life, and Nic Salazar, Associate Professor in Transformational Performance Practices. Emma and Nic discuss issues including: the place and agency of non-human actors in research; the ways in which institutional structures, cultures and processes can constrain the kinds of outputs and impacts that arise from research; and the importance and value of respecting multiple forms of knowledge, which may not fit standard models of academic practice. This is one of five conversations to be released over May and June 2021, which are available via major podcast platforms. If you’d like to comment on any of the issues raised on social media, use the hashtag #ArtsAndHumanitiesFutures and follow us on Twitter and follow us on Twitter @LeedsAHRI. For more information on the Leeds Arts and Humanities Research Institute, please visit: https://ahc.leeds.ac.uk/leeds-arts-humanities-research-institute. 
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May 05, 2021