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Reanimating cultural heritage in Sierra Leone

Published on: 9 May, 2016

Sierra Leone was once renowned for its vibrant cultural traditions. However, a decade of conflict had resulted in an urgent need to bring the country’s cultural heritage back to life and back to the people of Sierra Leone. The AHRC funded ‘Reanimating Cultural Heritage’ project developed a new digital resource, archiving hundreds of forgotten artefacts from Sierra Leone’s past.

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UK and Brazil Exchange of Culture and Arts

Published on: 25 September, 2015

Professor Paul Heritage from Queen Mary, University of London has been awarded 5 AHRC awards dating from 2007 – 2016 totalling over £600k and has worked extensively with UK and Brazil based arts organisations initiating a range of cultural exchanges.  Coordinated through research centre People’s Palace Projects, Heritage’s research has had significant impact increasing cultural exchanges and developing social and cultural policy.

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Playful Shakespeare: Games, Drama and Literature in Education

Published on: 22 May, 2013

School children often struggle to connect with the works of Shakespeare but a recent Digital Transformations Research Development award did this in a new and innovative way. Professor Andrew Burn’s award ‘Playful Shakespeare: games, drama and literature in education’ developed an authoring tool for young people to make computer games based on Macbeth.

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Global Perspectives on the "orchestra"

Published on: 18 March, 2013

Orchestras everywhere are often markers of power and status, in which musicians establish allegiances and hierarchical relationships. New research by Professor Tina K. Ramnarine at the Centre for Musical Performance as Creative Practice (CMPCP) is looking at the shared features of orchestras across the globe, along with the sociological and musical questions they raise.

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