See some of the projects and events that we’ve done in the past.

Special Guests

We’re lucky enough to welcome many speakers to the Faculty, hosted by our departments. Over the last few months we’ve heard from writer and policy adviser Leila Slimani, historian Diarmuid MacCulloch, writer Lionel Shriver and academic Mona Siddiqui.

Sheffield Lives

Sheffield Lives is a free app, which takes its audience on a tour of Sheffield’s historic core. It’s chronological, beginning with the arrival of Mary Queen of Scots in Sheffield in 1570 and ending with the demolition of Sheffield Castle in 1649. It’s based on research from the Department of Archaeology and is part of our larger Imagine Castlegate project, a collaboration between the University, Sheffield City Council and the Friends of Sheffield Castle.

Sheffield Music App

Sheffield Music Map, Uncommon People was a collaboration between researchers in the School of English and Sensoria, Sheffield’s festival of art, music and digital. It aimed to chart the rich history of music in Sheffield and record where in the city. The map was launched at an event, No Lectures, held in a lecture theatre on the site of Cabaret Voltaire’s recording studio.

Recording the Hepworth

Recording the Hepworth: an acousmatic experience beyond the soundscape. Composer Adrian Moore from the Department of Music, spent time at the Hepworth Gallery recording the sounds of the environment around him; a sonic journey from the car park, over the River Calder, to the in-progress garden and through the galleries. It is the sound of the Hepworth on one day in February, when the work on the now finished garden was underway. If you can’t visit the Hepworth in person, it gives the listener an idea of the environment. As a precursor to a visit, it might make the soundscape more apparent in person.