'Into Silence' project receives PER seed funding

into silence

British Academy Newton Fellow Dr Suzan Meryem Rosita Kalayci (Pembroke) and Professor Kate McLoughlin (Harris Manchester) have been awarded £4,000 from the University of Oxford's Public Engagement Research Seed Fund for their project Into Silence.  Dr Kalayci's book Reading Silences: Essays on Women, Memory and War in 20th Century Turkey is due to be published in Autumn 2019 while Professor McLoughlin is writing a literary history of silence with the support of a Leverhulme Major Research Fellowship.  Into Silence consists of public performances of silence followed by discussion workshops.  Following on from last term's inaugural event in the Pichette Auditorium (Pembroke) featuring silent film, piano music, body movement and sound & light sculpture, future events will provisionally include the body percussion troupe KeKeÇa performing in the Ashmolean Museum and a whirling dervish performance in an outdoors venue.  Further details will be posted on this website.