Methods & Theory

All projects are innovating with new ways of contributing academic and public expertise. This theme brings together the new theories and methods being developed.

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

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

Starting from Values: Introducing a Legacies Project

Booklet produced for the Starting from Values: Evaluating Intangible Legacies project. The publication presents a brief outline of the context for the Starting from Values project, the main case studies and some key learning and outcomes. Read more

Starting from Values: Evaluating Intangible Legacies

Browse the non-linear report from the Starting from Values: Evaluating Intangible Legacies project. 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

Creating Living Knowledge Report

This research provides important lessons about how to fund, conduct and sustain high quality research collaborations between academics and civil society in the arts, humanities and social sciences. These lessons have important implications for the research community – in particular those involved in funding, policy making and universities. Read more