Future of the Humanities – The Relevance of Art History
Oxford Film Shed provided AV and filming services at a roundtable discussion on the Relevance of Art History at the beautiful Dulwich Picture Gallery. This is the second conference of the Future of the Humanities Project currently being developed by Georgetown University, Washington, DC, in collaboration with the Las Casas Institute at Blackfriars, Oxford. Under the leadership of Prof. Michael Scott, the project explores the place of the humanities in developing a proper understanding of human life, dignity, and culture. Project seminars, lectures, and conferences draw on the Catholic intellectual tradition in dialogue with other religious, philosophical, and cultural traditions. The Relevance of Art History – Roundtable discussion Speakers: Daphne Todd, Estelle Thompson, Kathleen Soriano, Stephen Farthing. Stephen Farthing RA is a distinguished artist and fellow of the Royal Academy of Art, where he has exhibited his work. He has served as the Ruskin Master at the Ruskin School of Fine Art and is a fellow at St. Edmund’s Hall, Oxford University. Among his well-known books are 1001 Paintings You Must See Before You Die (2006). Kathleen Soriano is a distinguished independent art curator who previously served as director of exhibitions at the Royal Academy. She has also worked at the National Portrait Gallery and directed the Liverpool Biennial, the largest contemporary art festival in the UK. She is currently curating an exhibition of works by Harald Sohlberg at The Dulwich Picture Gallery. Estelle Thompson is a leading abstract artist known worldwide for her “Fuse Paintings.” Her work is displayed prominently in public galleries and other institutions, including hospitals and universities. She has taught at De Montfort University and Wrexham Glyndwr University and currently teaches at the Slade School of Fine Art in London. Daphne Todd, a renowned portrait artist, was the first woman to serve as president of the Royal Society of Portrait Artists. HRH the Prince of Wales, Lord Sainsbury, and Spike Milligan are among her subjects and a number of her paintings are exhibited in the National Portrait Gallery, London. She is also well known as a judge on the BBC’s “The Big Painting Challenge.”
Fordham-Exeter Bridging Voices Conference 2019
In August 2019, with support from the British Council, the Fordham-Exeter Bridging Voices project on "Contemporary Eastern Orthodox Identity and the Challenges of Pluralism and Sexual Diversity in a Secular Age" gathered fifty scholars from across the globe at a conference in Oxford. Filming and post-production by Oxford Film Shed.
Rethinking Wagner's 'Leitmotifs': An introduction to the Lohengrin Time Machine
A discussion of Wagner's 'Leitmotifs' by Laurence Dreyfus (Faculty of Music, University of Oxford) and introduction to the Lohengrin Time Machine, an iOS app developed at Oxford. Filming and post-production by Oxford Film Shed.
Future of Humanities Conference
Featuring Terry Eagleton, the Future of Humanities Conference on Literature was live streamed from St John's College by Oxford Film Shed. - Prof. Terry Eagleton, Lancaster University, “The Crisis in the Humanities” - Discussion, Rapporteurs: Prof. Helen Small, Pembroke College, and Dr .Clare Broome Saunders This is the first conference of the Future of the Humanities Project currently being developed by Georgetown University, Washington, DC, in collaboration with the Las Casas Institute at Blackfriars, Oxford. Under the leadership of Dr. Michael Scott, the project will explore the place of the humanities in developing a proper understanding of human life, dignity, and culture. Project seminars, lectures, and conferences draw on the Catholic intellectual tradition in dialogue with other religious, philosophical, and cultural traditions.
The Doll Who Ate Stories: Jean Russell Storytelling Project 2018
Come on a storytelling journey with Baba Yaga, the Russian princess Vasilisa and the pupils of Highcrest Academy, High Wycombe as they weave their stories to feed the hungry doll to save the princess from the witch. Part of the 2018 Jean Russell Storytelling Project, in partnership with the Ragdoll Foundation and organised by the charity the Federation of Children's Book Groups, www.fcbg.org.uk, award-winning performance storyteller Anna Conomos worked with Year 7 children on the stories they wrote for this project which they then performed to the rest of Year 7 in June 2018.
Introducing DANSOX (Dance Scholarship Oxford)
Learn about DANSOX, a major forum for dance scholarship in Europe, from its founder and director, Professor Sue Jones. This research network, which is based at St Hilda's College, University of Oxford, promotes dialogue between prominent academic disciplines and the worlds of dance theory and practice.
SORAA Illuminates Showcases at the Ashmolean Museum in Oxford
Soraa, the world leader in GaN on GaN™ LED technology, is honored to now illuminate the show-cases at the Ashmolean Museum in Oxford, England with its LED Optical Light Engines. Soraa’s GaN on GaN™ LED with Violet-Emission 3-Phosphor (VP₃) LED technology renders the widest range of colours in the objects that we see, without ultraviolet (UV) or infrared (IR) radiation that can fade or harm the artifacts. Utilising every colour in the rainbow, especially deep red emission, Soraa’s lamps render warm tones beautifully and accurately, and achieve a colour rendering index (CRI) of 95 and deep red (R9) rendering of 95. And unlike blue-based white LEDs without any violet emission, the company’s lamps have violet emissions to properly excite fluorescing brightening agents in natural objects.