Stories of Discovery: Collaborative Engagement with the Peak District National Park

Stories of Discovery: Collaborative Engagement with the Peak District National Park

Written by Melanie Giles2021 marks the 70th anniversary of the opening of the UK’s first ever national park, located on Manchester’s doorstep in the Peak District. Long renowned as the green lungs of its surrounding cities, its peaty upland mires now form a vital part...

The UK Arts Sector After Brexit: A Series of Workshops and Reports for Knowledge Sharing and Policy Advising

The UK Arts Sector After Brexit: A Series of Workshops and Reports for Knowledge Sharing and Policy Advising

Written by Dr Charlotte Faucher The Creative Manchester-funded project was centered around two workshops, the first of which took place in February 2021 with 30 participants. The topic was ‘Where Are We Now? The Arts Sector Two Months after Brexit’. It was moderated...

Sexuality Summer School 2021: Queering the Archive

Sexuality Summer School 2021: Queering the Archive

Written by Jackie Stacey, Sabine Sharp, and Janelle Hixon In May 2021, the Centre for the Study of Sexuality and Culture (CSSC) held its 14th Sexuality Summer School (SSS), organised this year around the theme of ‘Queering the Archive’ and taking place online over...

Letters to a President: American Studies Writing Competition

Letters to a President: American Studies Writing Competition

Written by Dr. Andrew FearnleyIn spring 2021, the American Studies programme organised a nation-wide schools’ letter writing competition, entitled ‘Letters to a President’. The competition was launched to coincide with the inauguration of US President Joe Biden, and...

Manchester Performance Archive: Towards an Equitable Practice of Archiving and Accessing Performance

Written by Kate Dorney The aim of the Manchester Digital Archive project is to make and hold space for work by performance artists of diverse heritage based in Greater Manchester. We want to create a digital collection for universities, schools and artists to use in...