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Online: The University of Sheffield

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Broomhall
Sheffield, Yorkshire and the Humber S10 2TG United Kingdom
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November 2020

Who Lies Beneath Audio Walk

November 12 - November 22
Online: The University of Sheffield, Broomhall
Sheffield, Yorkshire and the Humber S10 2TG United Kingdom
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This is a self-led activity - please follow social distancing guidelines. Wadsley Church cemetery in north Sheffield is home to a mass grave: 2,500 people who died at the nearby mental asylum between 1872 and 1948. A small plaque, erected in 2012, is the only evidence of this tragic, hidden history. Earlier this year, Mexican-British artist Helen Blejerman created a series of artworks, 'A Visual Theory of the Soul', based on the living flora of the churchyard and in memory…

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Bridges Audio Walk

November 12 - November 22
Online: The University of Sheffield, Broomhall
Sheffield, Yorkshire and the Humber S10 2TG United Kingdom

This is a self-led activity - please follow social distancing guidelines. Join Dr Radha Kapuria as she leads you into the fascinating world of the musicians and dancers of Punjab. This downloadable audio walk will transport you to the mystical 'Bridge of the Dancing Girl' (Pul Kanjri) on the India-Pakistan border near Amritsar, as you walk between Lady’s Bridge and Ball Street Bridge here in Sheffield, England. Navigate the walkways of Kelham Island as you immerse yourself in the storytelling,…

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Tunnel Audio Walk

November 12 - November 22
Online: The University of Sheffield, Broomhall
Sheffield, Yorkshire and the Humber S10 2TG United Kingdom

This is a self-led activity - please follow social distancing guidelines. "....and then, finally, you arrive. You get there, where you always wanted to be..." Put on your headphones and take a look around. We are about to set off. Join Sam and Alex as they guide you through a route of your choosing. You probably know where you are going, but you never know where you might end up. 'Tunnel' is an audio walk guided by robotic voices. Blending…

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The American Discovery of Europe

November 18, 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Online: The University of Sheffield, Broomhall
Sheffield, Yorkshire and the Humber S10 2TG United Kingdom

This is an online event. In this interactive, live-streamed event, Dr Caroline Dodds Pennock will draw on research from her current book On Savage Shores, to tell the forgotten stories of the earliest Native American travellers to Europe, and how they helped to forge the course of global history. Through an informal talk, with time for questions and an audience quiz, Dr Pennock will show the ways in which Indigenous people and goods transformed society, and created the roots of…

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In Conversation: the Politics of Display

November 19, 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Online: The University of Sheffield, Broomhall
Sheffield, Yorkshire and the Humber S10 2TG United Kingdom

This is an online event. Why are some objects chosen for display in galleries and museums and others relegated to storage? How do exhibited objects reveal or conceal painful or violent histories? How will galleries and museums continue to be shaped by the many challenges of our time, not least COVID-19? Join Dr Carmen Levick and curator Angelica Sule for a digital in-conversation piece that explores the ‘politics of display’. Drawing on Dr Levick’s research for her new book Taxonomies…

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New Language Worlds

November 21, 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Online: The University of Sheffield, Broomhall
Sheffield, Yorkshire and the Humber S10 2TG United Kingdom

This is an online event. How do non-dominant languages preserve ways of seeing and relating to the natural world? This online workshop – for those curious about intersections between poetry, translation, ‘minor’ languages and biodiversity – explores this question, taking inspiration from the Mapuche-Chilean poet Cecilia Vicuña’s statement that ‘poetry is life’s reserve, a forest for the renewal of language, a biodiversity of the soul’. As a participant, you’ll translate from one of three such ‘minor’, non-dominant languages: Galician, Welsh,…

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