Cheers! Congratulations to LSFM Academics Dr Antonella Palmieri and Dr Gábor Gergely on being part of the book that has won the prestigious BAFTSS (British Association for Film, TV and Screen Studies) Awards 2017 prize for ‘Best Edited Collection Winner’. Dr Gergely said: “All I did was write an essay. The hard work was done by the editors.”
In the award-winning book Lasting Screen Stars: Images that Fade and Personas that Endure (2016, Palgrave Macmillan) – by Lucy Bolton at Queen Mary University of London and Julie Lobalzo Wright from the University of Warwick – you can read Antonella’s essay, Chapter 3: Sophia Loren and the Healing Power of Female Italian Ethnicity in Grumpier Old Menand Gábor’s essay is Chapter 4: Cutting a Dash in Interwar Hungary: Pál Jávor’s Enduring Stardom.
Cities of the North (Five Leaves Publications) is a new book by Adrian Jones – town planner and urban designer – with LSFM Lecturer in graphic design and local historian Chris Matthews. They have a book launch on 30th June and you are invited, 7.00pm-8.30pm, toFive Leaves Bookshopin Nottingham. RSVP:firstname.lastname@example.org
From Jones the Planner: ‘Cities of the North takes an irreverent and often amusing look at the changing townscape, special character, architecture and planning of the great Northern English cities. It explores the process and politics of development and ‘regeneration’ which is reshaping Manchester, Liverpool, Sheffield, Leeds, Bradford, Hull and Newcastle amongst others, always focusing on the intrinsic character of place.’
“The book is also a product of the friendly and supportive environment at LSFM – without that the whole project would have been quite impossible.”
Dan Frodsham created a heritage documentary called ‘The Forty’ which charts the painstaking work of conserving an exquisite Renaissance fresco in Famagusta, Cyprus. The conservation project was filmed last summer by Dan, and post-produced at Lincoln School of Media by students and recent graduates, Warren Hayward, James Martin, Gideon Marriott and Leanne Bacon.
Well done Chris – fantastic and well deserved recognition of your skills, experience and expertise.
I’m also delighted to announce that, against stiff competition from top class scholars from around the world, Rob Coley impressed a panel of 2 Pro-Vice Chancellors, 1 Dean of Research, 1 Faculty Director of Research and me … and was offered the post. He accepted!
Rob’s post represents a significant and very much appreciated sign of confidence in LSM generally, in our research agenda (aligning theory and practice), and in our imminent REF submission.
Emily Wilczek has announced that she and a colleague have their film Byron Ghosts showing in the current Nottingham Castle Open Exhibition, from 29 September to 28 October. The film won the Broadway Artists‘ Film & Video Award 2012, with a £1000 development commission for an artist working in film, video and moving image.