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Dr Angela Piccini

Dr Angela Piccini

Dr Angela Piccini
BA (UBC), MA (Sheffield), PhD(Sheffield)

Reader in Screen Media

Office R6.92
The Richmond Building,
105 Queens Road, Bristol BS8 1LN
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Tel. +44 (0) 117 331 8776

Research summary

KEYWORDS: practice-as-research / film & video archives / documentary film & TV / artist film / place & space / media archaeology / archaeologies of the recent past / community-university collaboration / material culture / heritage media 

Throughout my career, my research and teaching have focused on the moving image and its intersections with place, space and materiality. Specifically, I investigate the ways in which moving images produce, rather than simply represent, experiences of place, space and contested communities. I have a particular interest in archaeology on and of screen media, including factual television, the circulation of heritage on urban screens during mega-events and archival film as archaeological record ...

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I was awarded a BA in English / Art History (1990) from University of British Columbia and an MA (1993, Distinction) from University of Sheffield. My PhD (2001, Celtic Constructs: Heritage Media, Archaeological Knowledge and the Politics of Consumption in 1990s Britain, supervised by Professor Mike Parker Pearson, Sheffield) focused on an anthropological account of archaeological heritage media, including documentary film & TV, museum display, open air sites as performance spaces. I was a Research Assistant (1995‐97) in Geography at Swansea on 'The Social Construction of Heritage and its Meanings in Modern Wales'. I then worked in the public heritage ...

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Selected publications

  • Piccini, A, 2013, ‘Screening the Olympic City’. in: A A Piccini, Paul Graves-Brown, Rodney Harrison (eds) Oxford Handbook of the Archaeology of the Contemporary World. Oxford University Press

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Recent publications

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