Posted on May 4, 2018
'The Modern Story of Orchards and Cider Making in Wales’ exhibition opens on Saturday 5th at the National Waterfront Museum in Swansea. The exhibition is one of the outputs created by Catrin James for the Heritage of Orchards and Cider Making in Wales project supported by the George Ewart Evans Centre for Storytelling and funded by the “Heritage Lottery Fund“https://www.hlf.org.uk/.
Posted on February 27, 2018
Our visiting Fellow and former Director, Karen Lewis, has a jointly authored chapter in Digital Storytelling: Form and Content edited by Mark Dunford and Tricia Jenkins and published by Palgrave.
Posted on February 12, 2018
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Prosiect Treftadaeth cyffrous yw Deugain Llais, Deugain Mlynedd dan arweiniad Cymorth i Ferched Cymru mewn cydweithrediad â Chanolfan Adrodd Stori George Ewart Evans ym Mhrifysgol De Cymru. Er mwyn cydnabod bod atgofion, lleisiau a bywydau menywod yn aml yn cael eu hanghofio yn ein treftadaeth genedlaethol, nod y prosiect yw cofnodi hanes Cymorth i Ferched Cymru yn ystod ein deugeinfed flwyddyn, a thrwy wneud hynny goffáu ein gwaith i ddileu trais yn erbyn menywod gyda chasgliad o hanesion llafar, straeon digidol, arddangosfa a deunydd archif gan fenywod a gwasanaethau fu’n allweddol i’n mudiad yng Nghymru.
Bydd y prosiect nid yn unig yn cyfoethogi ein dealltwriaeth o’r mudiad trais yn erbyn menywod yng Nghymru, ond bydd hefyd yn gwella gwybodaeth y gymuned am drais yn erbyn menywod a’n gwaith i’w atal. Rydym ni hefyd awyddus i annog myfyrio ar ein blaenoriaethau fel mudiad at y dyfodol, wrth i ni weithio at ein nod cyffredin o ddileu trais yn erbyn menywod.
Rydym ni’n annog unrhyw un sydd wedi gweithio i ddileu trais yn erbyn menywod yng Nghymru, neu sydd wedi bod â chysylltiad â Cymorth i Ferched Cymru ar ryw adeg yn ein hanes ac a hoffai gymryd rhan yn ein prosiect, i gysylltu.
Rydym ni’n gwahodd gwirfoddolwyr benywaidd sydd â sgiliau addas a dealltwriaeth a diddordeb ym maes trais yn erbyn menywod yng Nghymru i gefnogi’r prosiect hwn.
Byddwch chi yn derbyn hyfforddiant. Ewch i www.welshwomensaid.org.uk/joinus am ragor o wybodaeth.
Posted on January 30, 2018
On Thursday February 1, 2018, Professor Joseph Sobol will be hosting his lecture in the series of Storytelling Suppers at Kemi’s restaurant in Pontcanna at 7pm.
Posted on January 24, 2018
We are delighted to be launching our Forty Voices, Forty Years project on Thursday 25 January 2018 at The Pierhead, Cardiff.
Posted on November 30, 2017
On Saturday 2nd December our Research Fellow, Dr Emily Underwood-Lee, will be presenting at the Wales Assembly of Women AGM.
Posted on November 16, 2017
On Wednesday 22nd November Dr Emily Underwood-Lee will be conducting an onstage post-show interview with Suzy Willson and Paul Clark at the Wales Millenium Centre.
Posted on November 14, 2017
We are delighted to announce that the George Ewart Evans Centre for Storytelling will present a two-day symposium on the theme of ‘Storytelling for Refuge/Storytelling as Refuge’. Following on from our two most recent symposia, looking at themes of justice and place respectively, this year’s symposium explores an important cross section of these themes: storytelling as a means of creating awareness of refugee and migrant issues, as well as its ability to provide moments of refuge in the midst of chaotic events. In a world where migration and refugees are constant talking points in political and cultural spheres, story and storytelling take on crucial roles in crafting and shaping narratives around migration and refuge. But story can also act as refuge; as a sanctuary for the lost, for the wanderer, and those who seek spaces of literal or metaphorical peace.
Tagged: digital storytelling
Posted on November 9, 2017
GEECS Research Fellow Dr Emily Underwood Lee (with Lena Simic) co-edited special issue ‘On the Maternal’ in Performance Research – a Journal of the Performing Arts. The special edition includes an article by Underwood-Lee and Simic titled ‘Manifesto for Maternal Performance’.
Posted on October 5, 2017
Dr Emily Underwood-Lee is invited to speak at THE MOTHERNISTS II: WHO CARES FOR THE 21st CENTURY? international symposium in Copenhagen, 12-15 October 2017. The symposium is co-organized by Lise Haller Baggesen and Deirdre M. Donoghue and is co-hosted by Astrid Noacks Ateliers and the The Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts.
Dr Emily Underwood-Lee and Dr Lena Simic will be sharing a performance of their ‘Manifesto for Maternal Performance 2016!’ and will be giving a presentation about their 'Performance and the Maternal’ project.
Posted on October 5, 2017
Prof. Joseph Sobol will host the EatSU Storytelling Programmreunion at the Jonesborough national storytelling festival in the US on Saturday morning.
Click here to watch the live streaming of the festival.
Posted on August 23, 2017
Work by the George Ewart Evans Centre for Storytelling with the Welsh Perry & Cider Society – which has discovered species of fruit that are only found in Wales – has been featured on BBC Radio Four’s Farming Today programme – available on BBC iPlayer (starts at 0.23 minutes).
Posted on July 24, 2017
A study, funded by the Heritage Lottery Fund, involving USW’s George Ewart Evans Centre for Storytelling working with the Welsh Cider and Perry Society, which has discovered apples and pears only found in Wales, was featured on BBC Wales Today, BBC Radio Wales and the BBC website.
Tagged: digital storytelling
Posted on April 25, 2017
Dr Emily Underwood-Lee featured on BBC Radio Wales’ Telling Tales programme to talk about the value of storytelling and how the George Ewart Evans Centre for Storytelling Centre shares the legacy of oral historian George Ewart Evans.
Posted on January 25, 2017
We are delighted to announce that the George Ewart Evans Centre for Storytelling Annual Symposium and DS Festival are continuing their successful collaboration to again put together a two day symposium exploring storytelling in all its varied forms. This follows our successful Storytelling and Justice symposium held in 2016.
This year the theme is Storytelling and Place. Storytelling can help us understand our identity and relationship to the places we inhabit, be these geographic or psychological. In our current times, when national identity is constantly being negotiated and renegotiated, as Europe is reshaped in the wake of the ’Brexit’ vote and as Twitter is rebirthed as an instrument of government, the stories we tell about ourselves and our places can serve to guide us and inform our relationship to the world and each other. In an era which has been described as ‘post-truth’ and where news stories draw their cultural capital as much from their ‘clickworthiness’ as their veracity the stories we tell about ourselves and our place within the world have become one of the most-urgent issues of our time.
We aim to inspire, encourage and showcase exciting projects across a wide spectrum of digital storytelling activity which focuses on place. The conference will feature invited keynote presentations, a panel discussion with leading Welsh writers and poets, performances of stories and provocations by prominent thinkers in the field of story and place. The two day event is held on Friday 21st and Saturday 22nd April 2017 in The Atrium, University of South Wales, Adam St, Cardiff, CF24 2FN.
Once upon a time – but when? Searching for the origins of Indo-European folktales
Researchers since the Brothers Grimm have speculated about the origins of folktales shared by different cultures around the world. However, as primarily oral art forms, there is precious little literary evidence to locate the source and spread of these stories. I will describe a novel approach to this problem that draws on methods from evolutionary biology, showing how they can be used to trace lineages of narrative inheritance and reconstruct ancient tale corpora in Indo-European tale traditions.
Dr Tehrani’s research focuses on how culture evolves as it gets transmitted from person to person and from generation to generation. He is interested in understanding what makes some things catch on, others die out, and how these processes shape patterns of cultural diversity within and across populations. His current work focuses mainly on the transmission of popular narratives, such as traditional folktales, urban legends and modern day conspiracy theories.
Tagged: digital storytelling