Archive Making: Material Stories of Migration

Dr Veronica Barnsley, University Teacher in the School of English, tells us about her project which has received funding from the Engaged Curriculum initiative.

The project is a creative exploration of narratives of migration that begins with objects (real or imagined)¬†that have a particular resonance for participants and therefore form part of a mobile¬†‘archive’ around which stories can be made. The aim is to explore whether it is possible and valuable to create archives that explore, connect and preserve the experiences of asylum seekers and refugees in Sheffield. Continue reading

Epics and Myths from the Ancient World – Halfway through the Journey

Dr Casey Strine, Vice-Chancellor’s Fellow in the Department of Biblical Studies, tells us about his project progress.

This year I am offering a module called Epics and Myths from the Ancient World for the first time. This module is for first year undergraduates who are interested to examine great texts from ancient Mesopotamia, Egypt, Israel, and Greece under three themes: creation and order; epic journeys; suffering and meaning. Continue reading