Members of the department have engaged in an array of externally-funded projects dealing with celebrity, modernism, multi-platforming public service television, diasporic cinema, national cinemas and individual film directors.
Current activities include:
- TV archive project EUScreenXL
- ADAPT : The Adoption of New Technological Arrays in the Production of Broadcast Television – an ambitious research project funded by the European Research Council
- The History of Forgotten Television Drama , a three-year project funded by the Arts and Humanities Research Council
- The Economic and Social Research Council is also supporting a series of seminars on unaccompanied children seeking asylum inspired by Sue Clayton’s Hamedullah.
- Posthumanities Research Network, a project supported by Swedish Research Council for Humanities and Social Sciences
- Picturing the Social: Transforming Our Understanding of Images in Social Media and Big Data Research- a rigorous research project supported by the Economic and Social Council
Recent activities include:
- Migrant and Diasporic Cinema in Contemporary Europe , an international Research Network funded by the Arts and Humanities Research Council as part of the Diasporas, Migration & Identities strategic programme. The project examined how migrant and diasporic filmmakers have revitalised European cinema by introducing non-Western traditions and new genre conventions.
- The Diasporic Family in Cinema investigates the representation of ethnic minority families with a migratory background in contemporary European cinema. The project was funded by the Arts and Humanities Research Council.
Professor Daniela Berghahn was interviewed by Facultimedia.com about her most recent book Far-Flung Families in Film (Edinburgh UP 2013).
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