Successful Awards 2019-20
Recording it Ourselves
Kirsty Fife (UCL Information Studies)
This interdisciplinary event will draw together researchers, cultural producers and practitioners to collectively explore the politics, practices and methodologies underpinning these projects. Collectively we will explore the following key questions:
• What methods do DIY cultural producers and organiser utilise to document and record their collective histories?
• How are archives of DIY cultures created, managed, preserved, described and accessed?
• What does a DIY model of archival practice look like?
• How can DIY communities be supported to document and archive their own histories?
• How does social media and digital record creation affect or change record keeping practices in DIY cultures?
Image: © RIO flyer by Kirsty Fife
UK-Nordic Mobility: Tracing Flows and Building Networks
Elettra Carbone (UCL SELCS) and Riitta-Liisa Valijärvi (SEESS Uppsala University)
Rooted in the belief (supported by recent trends in Migration Studies) that all types of migration should be examined, including those between what today might be regarded as ‘privileged’ regions, the project aims to focus on the migrant communities (particularly as represented by local multicultural heritage groups and institutions), the movement of objects, texts, ideas and images and the multilingual environment triggered by these flows. By studying these movements both from a historical and contemporary perspective, we will contribute to the understanding of migration, integration and heritage, ultimately favou¬ring the creation of plural societies at a time when mobility is challenged by the consequences of the UK referendum on EU membership.
Through a symposium (which will take place at UCL on 18-19 MArch 2021) we wish to encourage collaboration between four main groups: the academy, heritage communities, businesses and non-academic audiences (both the migrant communities at the centre of the project and the wider societies of which they are part). In connection with the symposium, we will organise a pop-up exhibition in the UCL Art Museum featuring materials that are part of the cultural heritage of UK-Nordic migration. Ultimately the aim of the planned activities is that of setting up the UK-Nordic Mobility Network, a consortium of universities and organisations in the UK and Nordic countries mapping the movements of people, ideas and texts between the UK and the Nordic countries and reflecting on the construction and preservation of individual, national and multinational identities in these regions.
- Read about Dr Elettra Carbone
- Read about Nordic Fragments: Tracing UK-Nordic Mobility
- Check the Nordic Fragments website
Picture: The 1539 Carta Marina by Olaus Magnus (Credit: James Ford Bell Library, University of Minnesota)