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Future Festivals South Africa

Dr Roberta Comunian and Dr Jonathan Gross We are leading on a one-year project funded by the Arts & Humanities Research Council (AHRC). Future Festivals South Africa: Possibilities for the Age of Covid-19 is an international collaborative project developed in collaboration with Prof Jen Snowball, Delon Tarendaal and Fiona Drummond at Rhodes University (South Africa). It aims… Continue reading Future Festivals South Africa

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Racism as a Virus: Creative and Collective Responses to Sinophobia and Racist Discourses

Dr. Wing-Fai Leung The global coronavirus transmission has made the world a volatile place. Racist hate crimes against Chinese, East Asian and Southeast Asian descents in North America and the UK have surged. Singaporean student Jonathan Mok was beaten by a group of youths on Oxford Street, London, in February 2020, which symbolised the rising… Continue reading Racism as a Virus: Creative and Collective Responses to Sinophobia and Racist Discourses

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Fan Studies Research Seminar at Xi’an Jiaotong-Liverpool University (XJTLU)

Erika Ningxin Wang I was invited as a guest speaker at Xi'an Jiaotong-Liverpool University (XJTLU), the Chinese campus of the University of Liverpool, to give a talk entitled “Resistance or Negotiation? The Relationship between Chinese Fan Culture and the Mainstream Power Discourse”. On Friday, 2nd April 2021, Professor Marco Pellitteri chaired the seminar in School… Continue reading Fan Studies Research Seminar at Xi’an Jiaotong-Liverpool University (XJTLU)

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Gamechangers – CMCI on the South Bank

CMCI’s Dr Nick Wilson gave an invited talk titled ': Period Performance' at the South Bank Centre, Purcell Room. This formed part of the Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment's 'Gamechanger' series this season (they are an orchestra in residence). The study day was hosted by Catherine Bott, singer and presenter, formerly of Radio 3… Continue reading Gamechangers – CMCI on the South Bank

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Standing Room Only

It was standing room only at CMCI’s latest public event: “The Art of Re-enchantment: Making Early Music in the Modern Age.”This was an evening of discussion and musical performance to help celebrate Dr Nick Wilson’s new book The Art of Re-enchantment with Oxford University Press. It featured the celebrated writer, music journalist and scholar Professor… Continue reading Standing Room Only

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Going “Globital”: Beyond Digital Memory in Brazil

Five researchers from CMCI have just returned from Brazil after playing a leading role in a British Council funded Researcher Links initiative between six UK academic institutions and the University of Sao Paulo. The fully-funded three-day workshop entitled ‘Beyond the Digital: Collective Memory and Conflict in the Digital Age’ intensively developed research collaboration between British… Continue reading Going “Globital”: Beyond Digital Memory in Brazil

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A Strange and Ancient Reminder

A Strange and Ancient Reminder for Tuesday April 29: The Department of Culture, Media & Creative Industries has pleasure in inviting you to join us for THE ART OF RE-ENCHANTMENT: MAKING EARLY MUSIC IN THE MODERN AGE an evening of discussion and musical performance. This is to help celebrate Dr Nick Wilson's new book with Oxford University Press,… Continue reading A Strange and Ancient Reminder

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Our Biggest Fans

CMCI’s "fandom/fan culture" student workshop proved a huge success, with ardent fans gathering to talk about their motivation, excitement, online activities and communities. Organised and led by fans themselves, the students discussed how the enthusiasm found in popular culture could be transferred to public cultural arenas such as museums. Could museums create fandom?

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From Buddha to Bollywood

Bollywood came to CMCI –in the form of Professor Daya Thussu, who gave us a research seminar on ‘Bollywood and India’s Soft Power’. Professor Thussu explained that as the world’s largest film-producing nation, India had been exporting films since the 1930s. In more recent years, though, its popular cinema – ‘Bollywood’- had been globalized: Every… Continue reading From Buddha to Bollywood

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Two Cambridges and a Titanic

CMCI’s Dr Richard Howells was the invited guest lecturer at the Annual General Meeting of the Emmanuel College Society at Cambridge University at the weekend. The attendees also included representatives of the Harvard Club of the United Kingdom. Dr Howells spoke on “Re-Sinking the Titanic: One Hundred Years On”. Here, he showed how the myth… Continue reading Two Cambridges and a Titanic

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Frieze: We’ve Got You Covered

The Frieze Art Fair is an annual “must see” event in the contemporary art calendar. CMCI’s Dr Richard Howells was invited to the professional preview: This year’s Frieze ranges –as ever- from the mediocre to the magnificent (and much else besides). There is –as usual- too much to take in, but a few impressions stand… Continue reading Frieze: We’ve Got You Covered

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Howells to Speak at Battle of Ideas: Student Discounts

  CMCI’s Dr Richard Howells will be among the speakers at the Battle of Ideas 2012, an annual festival of ideas, debate and discussion, organised by the Institute of Ideas. The event, now in its eighth year, takes a “fresh and considered view of key issues confronting contemporary society”, and will for the first time, be… Continue reading Howells to Speak at Battle of Ideas: Student Discounts

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Sky News War Correspondent to Speak at CMCI

Sky News war correspondent Alex Crawford will be speaking at CMCI on Thursday 29 March. Alex was the first journalist into Tripoli with the rebel forces last year and was awarded the OBE in recognition of her services to journalism. The “Arab Spring” continues to reverberate, as does the plight of war correspondents, especially women,… Continue reading Sky News War Correspondent to Speak at CMCI

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National Portrait Gallery / CMCI Triple Bill

CMCI’s Dr. Richard Howells is giving a triple bill of events at London’s National Portrait Gallery. They all tie in with the gallery's current "Glamour of the Gods", an exhibition of studio stills from the golden age of Hollywood portrait photography. The events are: 1. A public lecture titled "From Actors to Icons", showing how… Continue reading National Portrait Gallery / CMCI Triple Bill

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Greek Photography Opportunity

Our colleagues in the KCL Centre for Hellenic Studies are setting up an exhibition of photographs on loan from the Benaki Museum in Athens. The focus is on the pioneering Greek photographer Voula Papaioannou. The exhibition is called: “The Human Price of War” and coincides with the centre’s four day conference “Greek (Hi)stories through the… Continue reading Greek Photography Opportunity

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Duke Ellington and Cab Calloway Autumn Events in Los Angeles and London

CMCI Lecturer Harvey G. Cohen will be appearing at several public events in the next month. On Wednesday 10 November, he will be offering a multi-media presentation entitled "Duke Ellington in his Own Words" at the University of California at Los Angeles (UCLA). The event is hosted by jazz guitar legend Kenny Burrell, director of… Continue reading Duke Ellington and Cab Calloway Autumn Events in Los Angeles and London

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UN/SIDA ‘Expert brainstorm’

In mid September, CMCI’s Professor Rosalind Gill took part in a prestigious United Nations/Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency ‘expert brainstorm’ to reflect on why there has been a lack of progress in achieving gender equality, fifteen years after the UN’s famous Beijing meeting, which felt so hopeful to many at the time. The focus of… Continue reading UN/SIDA ‘Expert brainstorm’

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MA CCI student Aki Koike gets involved in The Surreal House exhibition

Current MA CCI student Aki Koike, who is doing her internship at the Barbican, has been getting involved with organising the new exhibition entitled The Surreal House. The exhibition focuses on visual arts, film, architecture and surrealism and will include events such as: House of Fear Thu 8, July 6.30pm and Le Corbusier and Surrealism,… Continue reading MA CCI student Aki Koike gets involved in The Surreal House exhibition

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Dr. Ruth Adams gave a paper at the Fourth Annual Comedy Conference

Earlier this month Dr. Ruth Adams gave a paper at the Fourth Annual Comedy Conference in Manchester, 'So Funny It Hurts' - http://www.famss.salford.ac.uk/page/4th-comedy-conference-2010 Ruth gave a paper on Mike Leigh's iconic 1970s play Abigail's Party, in which she discussed - drawing on the writings of the French philospher Henri Bergson - whether this was, as… Continue reading Dr. Ruth Adams gave a paper at the Fourth Annual Comedy Conference

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Ellington’s early years spotlighted on BBC Radio 3’s Jazz Library

On Saturday afternoon, 5 June 2010, CMCI Lecturer Harvey G. Cohen guested on Jazz Library for an hour on BBC Radio 3, hosted by Alyn Shipton, who was recently named Jazz Broadcaster of the Year at the Parliamentary Jazz Awards. From the Cotton Club to national icon, Cohen traces Ellington's finest output from the decade… Continue reading Ellington’s early years spotlighted on BBC Radio 3’s Jazz Library

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Duke Ellington’s America live at the Barbican and the Hospital Club

CMCI Lecturer Harvey G. Cohen's new book Duke Ellington's America (University of Chicago Press) will be the focus of a live event at the Barbican on 17 June 2010 at 6pm, as part of Wynton Marsalis and the Lincoln Center Jazz Orchestra's residency at the venue. The event is co-sponsored by the London Centre for… Continue reading Duke Ellington’s America live at the Barbican and the Hospital Club

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Researching Cultural and Creative Industries in London

There was a public launch of the RCCIL database on 11th May 2010 at City University London, which included a keynote address given by Professor Andy Pratt (King’s College London), together with a demonstration of the RCCIL website. Andy gave a talk entitled ‘Constructing an evidence base for research and governance of the cultural and… Continue reading Researching Cultural and Creative Industries in London

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Andy Pratt’s European travels

Germany: CMCI's Prof. Andy Pratt gave a keynote lecture entitled ‘The cultural economy and the creative city’ to policy makers and academics in Mannheim on March 25th. He was speaking at a Creative City Forum organised by the City Council, and was introduced by the Mayor, a key supporter of policy to support the music industry… Continue reading Andy Pratt’s European travels

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CMCI hosts Animation seminar

CMCI hosted the "Animation industry in Japan and China: insiders’ views" seminar on 18 March 2010. Prof. Leilei Li from Shenzhen University gave a presentation on the Chinese animation industry from the perspective of media, geography and policy. This was followed by a talk by Mr Daisuke Okeda on current issues of the anime industry… Continue reading CMCI hosts Animation seminar

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CMCI professor to address Council of Europe

On Monday, March 8, as part of an event to celebrate International Women’s Day, Prof Rosalind Gill from the Centre for Culture, Media and Creative Industries at King’s College, will give a keynote address to the Council of Europe in Strasbourg on representations of women in the media. The event is part of a number… Continue reading CMCI professor to address Council of Europe

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Artful Intervention at CMCI

CMCI recently played host to two of the pioneers in arts-based interventions in business, at a workshop organised by Dr Nick Wilson.   Alastair Creamer and Ollie Lloyd began working together at Unilever UK in 1999 creating and leading the award-winning 'Catalyst' project.  Having set up their own creative consultancy 'Creamer and Lloyd' in 2006, they… Continue reading Artful Intervention at CMCI

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Cultural Technology symposium

Following her presentation at the recent CMCI animation symposium, Hye-Kyung gave a talk at the Cultural Technology symposium in Seoul on 3 November 2009.     The symposium was organised by KAIST (Korea Advanced Institution of Science and Technology), one of the most prominent science universities in Korea. The theme was Internet, Society and Humanity,… Continue reading Cultural Technology symposium

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Ethnicisation of food in Britain

On 3 December CMCI will be visited by one of Britain's leading scholars of food history, Professor Panikos Panayi (pictured). Professor Panayi will give a talk entitled 'From Bread and Dripping to Balti Chicken: Cookbooks, Restaurants and the Ethnicisation of Food in Britain', exploring the emergence of our current multicultural eating habits via the history… Continue reading Ethnicisation of food in Britain

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Book Launch – Culture and Globalization Series 3

Book launch: The Cultures and Globilization Series 3 Friday 20 November 2009, 5pm Rivington Place Event to launch Series 3: Cultural Expression, Creativity and Innovation. This event co-sponsored by Iniva and LSE Global Governance marks the publication of Volume 3 of The Cultures and Globalization Series, entitled Cultural Expression, Creativity and Innovation. The series maps… Continue reading Book Launch – Culture and Globalization Series 3

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Betting on Shorts (BoSs): More than a Eurovision of Shortfilm 2009

Dr Ruth Adams has asked us to post details of this forthcoming event. 14 November 2009 Roxy Bar & Screen, London Bridge SE1 1LB, betting time: 6.30pm screening time: 7:00pm Tickets: £5 /£4 Roxy Members. Now in its fifth year, BoSs once again presents a selection of animations, narratives, documentaries and artist films from around… Continue reading Betting on Shorts (BoSs): More than a Eurovision of Shortfilm 2009

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Chinese MA CCI students win BBC quiz

Congratulations to the team of 13 Chinese MA Cultural and Creative Industries students, pictured left, who won a BBC Chinese Service quiz on Friday 30 October, beating stiff competition from Imperial College, the Cass Business School, the University of Westminster and City University. The quiz, which featured questions about life in the UK, was filmed,… Continue reading Chinese MA CCI students win BBC quiz

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Making Meaning, Making Money

All our PhD and MA students are invited to a book launch and panel discussion which the centre is putting on in collaboration with the Menzies Centre for Australian Studies and in partnership with the National Centre for Australian Studies, Monash University. The book is Making Meaning, Making Money, an Anglo-Australian volume edited by Lisa… Continue reading Making Meaning, Making Money

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Cultural Studies and Radical Politics

Lost in CCI readers might be interested in attending an 'encounter' with Stuart Hall, the distinguished cultural theorist, to be held on 6 February, Fyvie Hall, University of Westminster, 309 Regent Street, London W1. Also participating in the event are Doreen Massey, Francoise Verges, Larry Grossberg, Isaac Julien, Angela McRobbie, Martin Jacques, Bill Schwarz and… Continue reading Cultural Studies and Radical Politics

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Is It Becoz I Went to Cambridge?

The character of Ali G may not be famed for his intellectual capacities, but he was nevertheless the subject of a research paper that centre director Dr Richard Howells gave at Cambridge University. “It’s Semiotic, Innit?” explained the often contentious relationship between race, humour and television, and looked closely at how Sacha Baron Cohen, the… Continue reading Is It Becoz I Went to Cambridge?

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The Contentious Museum

Last week Dr Ruth Adams attended the 6th University Museums in Scotland conference, on the topic of 'The Contentious Museum', at the University in snowy(!) Aberdeen. Session topics included 'Human remains and sacred items', 'Negotiating with communities' and 'The Legacy of empire and slavery'. Ruth contributed a paper to this last session which considered the… Continue reading The Contentious Museum

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Celebrity Photography Since the Kuroi

Centre director Dr Richard Howells gave a well-attended guest research seminar next door at the Courtauld Institute of Art . "Celebrity Photography since the Kuroi" was a research paper in progress in which Richard worked to explain the almost sacred appeal of the celebrity photographic image today. The paper was followed by questions and then… Continue reading Celebrity Photography Since the Kuroi

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Researching the Arts -Why Bother?

Organisers had to put out extra chairs to cater for the demand at the CMCI-initiated “Researching the Arts –Why Bother?” public debate held in the splendour of the Weston Room at KCL’s Maughan Library. The event was conceived by centre director Dr Richard Howells in collaboration with the Institute of Ideas and the Arts and… Continue reading Researching the Arts -Why Bother?

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Happy Birthday BFI -A Report from the Party

CCI lecturer Dr Harvey Cohen and centre Director Dr Richard Howells were in distinguished company as guests at the British Film Institute’s 75th birthday party. The first part of the event was a mixture of film clips and guest appearances from directors such as Terence Davies (“Of Time and the City”; “Distant Voices, Still Lives”)… Continue reading Happy Birthday BFI -A Report from the Party

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Music, Sound and Space

Professor John Deathridge of the Music Department at King's is among the speakers appearing at a two-day conference in Cambridge called Music, Sound and the Reconfiguration of Public and Private Space, 18-19 April 2007. Further speakers include Steven Connor (Birkbeck) and David Toop (musician and writer). Further details here.

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International TV Screenings at the Goethe-Institut

A friend of ours at the Royal Television Society telephoned today to tell us about the coming weekend of screenings of international TV films and documentaries to be held at the Goethe-Institut in London. The screenings will be supported by a discussion on why "there seems to be no room, amongst the plethora of digital… Continue reading International TV Screenings at the Goethe-Institut

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Symposium for research students

REVEALING ALL 2: The second annual symposium for research students  in cultural policy and management. 12 FEBURARY 2008 City University, Northampton Suite http://www.city.ac.uk/maps/northamptonsquare/index.html   It is Free but you need to sign up to attend at:   http://www.ukcpmn.ac.uk/revealing-all.php       The annual symposia is for research students from all UK universities with a tradition… Continue reading Symposium for research students

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Special offer – East Asian theatre in London

Next week an independent theatre company, Yellow Earth, which specialises in bringing East Asian theatre to the UK, will be putting on a new production at the Oval House Theatre in London (near Oval tube station in zone two). One of our MA CCI students, Sasha Taylor (part-time year two), has been heavily involved in… Continue reading Special offer – East Asian theatre in London

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Art in the Age of Competitive Cultural Nationalism

This event might be of interest to readers of Lost In CCI. Source: MyCI mailing list. Discussion event @ Market Gallery, Glasgow 2-4pm, Saturday 27th October Art in the Age of Competitive Cultural Nationalism • How do notions of nation, nationalism and instrumentalisation relate to the everyday practice of art institutions and the artist as… Continue reading Art in the Age of Competitive Cultural Nationalism

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Events at the Serpentine

MA CCI alumnus Claire Flannery, who is now working at the Serpentine (one of London's leading art galleries), has been sending us information about some of the gallery's forthcoming events. Two that particularly grabbed our attention are Public Experiment: Sound this Friday (7th September), and, a fortnight later, Matthew Barney in Conversation (21 September). Hope… Continue reading Events at the Serpentine

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Get your vibratos out

For five years Streetwise Opera has been working with homeless and ex-homeless people in London, involving them in singing workshops and full-scale staged productions. They've enjoyed great reviews from the national and international press, and have been involved in a number of festivals and events such as the recent Sing London programme. Current CCI student… Continue reading Get your vibratos out

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Creative destruction

Current MA CCI student Anna Chatziangelidou writes: "After a significant period of hibernation, Athens is making a comeback in the contemporary international art scene, presenting a series of important curatorial projects this year. With international art fair Art Athina having already celebrated its thirteenth appearance this May, still to come in the following months are… Continue reading Creative destruction

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Life Writing at King’s: Shakespeare and Livingstone

The Life Writing at King's public lecture series has two further events coming up, the last of this academic year: James Shapiro, author of the best-selling book on Shakespeare, 1599, will give a talk on: 'Life Writing and the Shakespeare Authorship Controversy', Tuesday, May 1st 16.00, King's Lecture Theatre, South Range, Main Building, Strand Clare… Continue reading Life Writing at King’s: Shakespeare and Livingstone