Culture & Heritage

Projects in this theme build relationships between research groups in the arts and humanities and community groups and organisations exploring their local and regional cultures and heritage.

Supporting Notes for film outputs – Pride Seder

Supporting notes which explain why the ‘Pride Seder’ filmed for this project is explicitly both Jewish and LGBTQI incorporating unique ritual elements which enable the celebration and commemoration of hybridised identities

Map Your Bristol

This is promotional video for Map Your Bristol – a participatory historical mapping website and app that enables users to explore, co-create historical content on the move. Read more

Where is Bristol’s History?

This animation responds to the question “Where is Bristol’s history?”. It sets traditional, expert-led approaches to historical research against co-produced and crowd-sourced history suggesting there is history in variety of everyday places waiting to be uncovered. Read more

Why Map History Together?

This animation responds to the question “Why map history together?”. It touches on how maps have been used historically as a technique of power and how maps can be repurposed by people to tell other stories about the world. Read more

What is Co-Production?

This animation, explains the concept of university-community knowledge co-production in less than two minutes. The video was produced by Calling the Shots in collaboration with academics and University of Bristol as part of the AHRC Connected Communities project, Know Your Bristol on the Move. Read more

Know Your Bristol Film

Know Your Bristol on the Move was a co-produced historical mapping project between the University of Bristol, Bristol City Council, Calling the Shots and twelve (and counting!) Bristol community Groups. The project enabled people to explore, research and map Bristol’s history, heritage and culture using digital tools, co-developed with participants. Read more

Bricolage Items

Some examples of ‘ritual bricolage’ submitted by community participants – items which have (or have acquired) ritual significance for an individual and which symbolise their hybridised LGBTQI/Jewish identity. See the Ritual Reconstructed website for more images and also explanatory notes provided by people who participated in this element of the project. Read more

Radio. How recognizing LGBT Jewish identities and ritual practice enriches the entire Jewish community

Today – as we are in Pride month in Israel I’m going to talk to you about the importance of ensuring that LGBT Jewish identities are reflected in discussions of theology and ritual practice to ensure that all Jews are able to see our identities reflected in our cultural heritage and faith. Read more

Video. Ritual Reconstructed Visual Ethnography

Searle Kochberg talks about visual ethnography, his documentary film making research and his most recent project called ‘Ritual Reconstructed’. Jewish rituals for the LGBT community is the subject matter. Watch the interview here https://youtu.be/l_DUjMO_Q0s CCI TV Research Matters The CCi TV Channel features work from the students within the Faculty of Creative and Cultural Industries at the University of Portsmouth. Read more

Podcast. On telling our personal stories of ritual bricolage

Sef Townsend (Story-Teller; Musician and Actor who worked with community participants throughout this project) draws on his own personal experience of living and working on all five continents; and on his professional practice in reminiscence and language support work with immigrant and refugee communities; to inform his workshops in participatory storytelling and music. Read more