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The Burning (2019)
Digital Artefact
Lees, D. (in press). The Burning. [Digital film]

The Emperor and the Pianiola: A children's book for adults. (2019)
Book
Sobers, S. (in press). The Emperor and the Pianiola: A children's book for adults. Bath: Imperial Voice

This illustrated photo-book explores the story of Emperor Haile Selassie and the Ethiopian royal family coming to live in the city of Bath following Mussolini's invasion, and how they used pianola music to create a sense of sanctity for the family at... Read More about The Emperor and the Pianiola: A children's book for adults..

A Call For A Black Bristol Filmmakers Archive (2019)
Presentation / Conference
Sobers, S. (2019, November). A Call For A Black Bristol Filmmakers Archive. Presented at Afrika Eye Festival 2019, Watershed, Bristol

In this introduction to the Sudanese documentary film 'Talking About Trees', Sobers brings the storyline to a Bristol context. He charts Bristol's own history of professional Black filmmakers, and argues that making films alone is no longer enough.... Read More about A Call For A Black Bristol Filmmakers Archive.

Point of View - Positioning public engagement central to your research. Case Study: Ethiopian echoes in a British Landscape AHRC Research Networks project (2019)
Presentation / Conference
Sobers, S. (2019, November). Point of View - Positioning public engagement central to your research. Case Study: Ethiopian echoes in a British Landscape AHRC Research Networks project. Presented at Meet the AHRC - Delivery Plan launch, Cardiff University - School of Journalism

This key-note presentation discussed approaches to research design and methodology, and offers thoughts towards how to connect research projects closer to real world experience and impact. The three areas discussed were; 1) Public engagement as the c... Read More about Point of View - Positioning public engagement central to your research. Case Study: Ethiopian echoes in a British Landscape AHRC Research Networks project.

The politics and myth of the Untold Story: From personal liberatory practice to decolonial discourse (2019)
Presentation / Conference
Sobers, S. (2019, November). The politics and myth of the Untold Story: From personal liberatory practice to decolonial discourse. Paper presented at Decolonial methodologies: Arts, Politics, Europe, Body-politics Research Unit, Aarhus University, Denmark

This talk will discussed a journey in creative practice and deconstructing motivations of making - from the personal to the political and the blurs inbetween. Sobers discussed modes of using creative culture to challenge to the colonial centre, and e... Read More about The politics and myth of the Untold Story: From personal liberatory practice to decolonial discourse.

Me and my work: Education, Photography, Filmmaking, and Rastafari philosophy (2019)
Presentation / Conference
Sobers, S. (2019, October). Me and my work: Education, Photography, Filmmaking, and Rastafari philosophy

In this wide-ranging talk, Sobers discussed how he got to be where he is now with his career, shared some examples of his photography and films, and talked how Rastafari and Pan-Africanism has informed his creative practice and life choices.

Doing it for real: A study of experiential and situated learning approaches in teaching journalism practice (2019)
Journal Article
Evans, M. (2019). Doing it for real: A study of experiential and situated learning approaches in teaching journalism practice. Journalism Education, 8(1), 49-58

In recent years there has been a huge growth in apprenticeship and internship style learning in the UK but does this provide students with a safe place to make mistakes or are they simply mirroring the mistakes of others? This paper will examine the... Read More about Doing it for real: A study of experiential and situated learning approaches in teaching journalism practice.

Off the Page (2019)
Exhibition / Performance
Harman, A. Off the Page. 7 October 2019 - 20 October 2019. (Unpublished)

In a unique alliance with Oriel Colwyn and the Northern Eye Festival 2019, Another Place Press published artists have been invited to submit work for a new exhibition. Selected images transfer from the printed page to the wall, creating a new collabo... Read More about Off the Page.

“Anthropological curiosity or mere prurience?”: Literary Pilgrimage and Unpacking the Tourist Gaze in Angela Carter’s ‘A Fertility Festival’ (2019)
Presentation / Conference
Crofts, C., & Ikoma, N. (2019, September). “Anthropological curiosity or mere prurience?”: Literary Pilgrimage and Unpacking the Tourist Gaze in Angela Carter’s ‘A Fertility Festival’. Paper presented at At the Crossroads of Doubt: Anthropology and Anglophone Travel Writing, Sorbonne University, Paris

Abstract: British novelist Angela Carter lived in Japan between 1969 and 1972, around the same time of Roland Barthes' visit, documented in Empire of Signs (1970). Unlike Barthes, however, Carter's was a gendered experience, and she claims that ther... Read More about “Anthropological curiosity or mere prurience?”: Literary Pilgrimage and Unpacking the Tourist Gaze in Angela Carter’s ‘A Fertility Festival’.

Hope (2019)
Digital Artefact
Davies, A., Stewart-Taylor, L., Ellington, D., & Drummond-Hay, R. (2019). Hope. [Television broadcast]

Hope: 28' drama for BSL Zone, Film4 and Together Channel Hope is a care-free, fun-loving Deaf teenager... but a fatal diagnosis is about to change everything. Hope is a fun loving Deaf 17 year old who's enjoying partying and is planning for t... Read More about Hope.

TEDx - Ethiopian Echoes in the Bath landscape, and three lessons those echoes can teach us. (2019)
Presentation / Conference
Sobers, S. (2019, September). TEDx - Ethiopian Echoes in the Bath landscape, and three lessons those echoes can teach us. Presented at TEDx Bath 2019 - Echoes of the City, Holborne Museum, Bath

This TEDx talk discussed how the history of the Ethiopian connection with the city of Bath can shed light on how we live today. The talk addressed three key lessons; 1) You can find sanctity in unexpected places 2) The need for calmness in times... Read More about TEDx - Ethiopian Echoes in the Bath landscape, and three lessons those echoes can teach us..

Democratising a decolonised functional and cultural heritage space (2019)
Presentation / Conference
Sobers, S. (2019, September). Democratising a decolonised functional and cultural heritage space. Paper presented at CKC 2019: Rethinking, Resisting and Reimagining the Creative City Conference, Watershed, Bristol

This presentation discussed how Fairfield House in Bath, the former residence of Emperor Haile Selassie, could be considered a decolonised space - predominantly Black led, catering for predominantly (though not solely) Black audiences. Sobers discu... Read More about Democratising a decolonised functional and cultural heritage space.

Connection People and Places - Fairfield House case study (2019)
Presentation / Conference
Sobers, S. (2019, September). Connection People and Places - Fairfield House case study. Presented at Stephen Lawrence 19th Annual Memorial Lecture

Fairfield House was one of the case studies for the Connection People and Places research project, led by the Stephen Lawrence Trust in partnership with the Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA). In my opening talk I explained the history... Read More about Connection People and Places - Fairfield House case study.

Mixed messages: An investigation into the discursive construction of journalism as a practice (2019)
Book Chapter
Reardon, S. (2019). Mixed messages: An investigation into the discursive construction of journalism as a practice. In A. Williams, K. Wahl-Jorgensen, R. Sambrook, J. Harris, S. Allan, C. Carter, …I. Garcia-Blanco (Eds.), The Future of Journalism: Risks, Threats and Opportunities, 276-286. Routledge

Using the tools of discourse analysis, this research identifies the competing and sometimes contradictory public discourses around the requirements for the next generation of journalists—those of journalism educators, industry accreditation bodies,... Read More about Mixed messages: An investigation into the discursive construction of journalism as a practice.

Colonial Complexity in the British Landscape: An African-centric autoethnography (2019)
Book Chapter
Sobers, S. (2019). Colonial Complexity in the British Landscape: An African-centric autoethnography. In S. De Nardi, H. Orange, E. Koskinen-Koivisto, & D. Drozdzewski (Eds.), The Routledge Handbook of Memory and PlaceLondon: Routledge

This chapter explores the notion of what sites of collective significance in the UK can mean to people of African descent , whose ancestral lands were formerly colonised by the British Empire. With such a premise, the methodological position of this... Read More about Colonial Complexity in the British Landscape: An African-centric autoethnography.

When the Prophet was angry with the Emperor: On Marcus Garvey's critique of Haile Selassie I, and the aligned legacy of both their logic (2019)
Presentation / Conference
Sobers, S. (2019, August). When the Prophet was angry with the Emperor: On Marcus Garvey's critique of Haile Selassie I, and the aligned legacy of both their logic. Presented at Do you Remember? Commemoration for Marcus Mosiah Garvey

Discussing the challenging moment in 1937 when Marcus Mosiah Garvey strongly criticised Ethiopian Emperor Haile Selassie for moving to Bath in the UK, to rally for support for Ethiopia's liberation from Mussolini's fascist invasion. Garvey attacked t... Read More about When the Prophet was angry with the Emperor: On Marcus Garvey's critique of Haile Selassie I, and the aligned legacy of both their logic.

Fargo: Seeing the significance of style in television poetics? (2019)
Journal Article
Sexton, M., & Lees, D. (2019). Fargo: Seeing the significance of style in television poetics?. Critical Studies in Television, 14(3), 343-361. https://doi.org/10.1177/1749602019853792

This article explores the adaptation of the original film to television and how a strain of art or independent cinema contributed to the development of the first series of Fargo (2014–present). By making this comparison, the transition to television... Read More about Fargo: Seeing the significance of style in television poetics?.