Diversity & Dissent

Here our projects explore the operations of inclusion and exclusion, of communities at or beyond the margins, as well as questions about cultures and communities of resistance and social justice.

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

Postcard/Mounted Images selection

Gallery of images produced from photographs taken in the main by Mary Humphrey (the professional photographer who worked with us on this project as a volunteer), and also one or two images submitted to the ‘ritual bricolage’ section of the Ritual Reconstructed website (see materials submitted by Sef Townsend) and a still from the World Aids Day video (embroidered dove from Read more

FC Communities Match Day Programme

The final project report for the project examining the role of football in communities. This publication is the product of a piece of collaborative research between Football Unites Racism Divides (FURD), the University of East Anglia, Keele University and the University of Brighton. Read more

Conference Presentations

  Bucks New University Talking Ideas festival January 2015   Consortium for Research Excellence, Support and Training (CREST) May 2015   Connected Communities Festival. University of East Anglia, July 2015   International Visual Methods 4, University of Brighton, September 2015.   Bucks New University. Using Assessment to enhance learning. Staff Development Conference, March 2016.   University of Foggia Seminar. Italy. Read more

Supporting discussion notes. The Ritual Year (LGBQTI Jewish Ritual Cycle)

The summaries contained within the link below outline the key moments in the Jewish ritual year, which commences with the Festival of Rosh Hashanah (The Jewish New Year or ‘Head of the Year’) and moves through the annual cycle in conjunction with set ritual activities (which may take place either in the home or in Schul (Synagogue). Read more

Community Connections

In June 2015 community partners in Wester Hailes, Edinburgh, and the Valuing Different Perspectives Project (University of Stirling) and ACCORD Project (Glasgow School of Art) organised the Community Connections festival fortnight, supported by the Arts and Humanities Research Council Connected Communities Distributed Festival. Read more

Community Film Making & Cultural Diversity Conference, Video

Dr Sarita Malik introduces the Community Filmmaking and Cultural Diversity: Policy, Innovation and Practice conference at the BFI Southbank, London January 22nd and 23rd 2014. Read more

Revolutionising our understanding of Southwell, Video

Southwell Archaeology is a multi-period, interdisciplinary fieldwork project investigating the historic minster town of Southwell, Nottinghamshire in its wider landscape setting. Read more