On March 9, Bev Zalcock’s films (made with partner Sara Chambers; they are Barrelstout Productions, formerly Pitbull Productions) opened the Birkbeck Essay Film festival with a “Friends, Lovers & Revolution! Films from the Barrelstout Archive, 1972-2018.” Bev teaches ETS430.2 Global Cities and World Cinema.

Shirley Wang (PSY300 Health Psychology: Mind, Body, Culture) has been writing on healthcare and Brexit for Politico this semester.

On March22, Meghan Callahan (HOA/HST 300.2 Makers and Markets: Italian Art in Britain) presented “Visualizing Women’s Religious Communities in Post-Savonarolan Florence” in a session “Reconsidering Tuscan Convents in the Age of Catholic Reform,” organized by Tamar Herzig of Tel Aviv University at the Renaissance Society of America’s Annual meeting in New Orleans.

Ivana Bajic-Hajdukovic (ANT352/HNR360.1 Food, Culture and Identity) presented the paper “Thirty years on: Legacy of the first McDonald’s behind the Iron Curtain in Belgrade” at “Food and Drink in Communist Europe”; organised by Social and Cultural Food Studies Department at Vrije Universiteit Brussel, Belgium, on 19-20 April 2018. For more info, see https://www.communistfood.eu

Jacqueline Springer (HOM400.1 Black British Music: Exploring Identity through Sound and COM346 Race, Gender and the Media) consulted on Black Music in Europe: a Hidden History, a three part radio documentary with Tom Woolfenden, voiced by Clarke Peters, available on BBC Radio 4 iPlayer Radio.

Delfina Fantini van Ditmar (IND481 Ethnography of Design) will be a guest professor in the Department of Humanities and Communications / Graphic Design programme at Fundacion Los Libertadores, Bogota from 14/5 to 18/5.

She will be setting up the Design for Social Change Lab [Laboratorio de Diseño para el Cambio Social] and giving two lectures:
Lecture 15/5: Design Research: The Internet of Things.
Workshop 17/5: IoT’s backstage.

for more information:
Programa de Diseño Gráfico
Fundación Universitaria Los Libertadores
Carrera 16 # 63 A – 68
Bogota, Colombia

Simon Periton ( who teaches PHO204.1 with Ian Hessenberg) has been commissioned for the Faringdon Station artwork for Crossrail, due to open in December 2018. Here Simon explains his inspiration for the major public art work, and how viewing public art differs from what you might see in a gallery.

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