Jamie Shovlin: Widows and Orphans (Chapter 44)

In Widows and Orphans: Chapter 44 the rise of nationalism led to the Nazi party, propaganda, racism and and a divided society. Widows and Orphans, created for Lincoln Voices and 1215 Today, uses the secondary school textbook A History of the Modern World as source material. The highlighting and underlining left behind by previous readers … Continue reading Jamie Shovlin: Widows and Orphans (Chapter 44)

Jamie Shovlin: Widows and Orphans (Chapter 36)

In Widows and Orphans: Chapter 36 artist Jamie Shovlin tackles the late 19th century, focusing on the struggle between Christian belief about the origins of life and the evolution theory of new kid on the block, Charles Darwin. Widows and Orphans, created for Lincoln Voices and 1215 Today, uses the secondary school textbook A History … Continue reading Jamie Shovlin: Widows and Orphans (Chapter 36)

Jamie Shovlin: Widows and Orphans (Chapter 25)

In Widows and Orphans: Chapter 25 nations in Europe are divided. An obsession with nationality and the teaching of political science were on the rise. In 2016 artist Jamie Shovlin spent time with the University of Lincoln’s School of Film and Media, Photography department and School of Social & Political Sciences as part of a residency run … Continue reading Jamie Shovlin: Widows and Orphans (Chapter 25)

Jamie Shovlin: Widows and Orphans (Chapter 11)

Chapter 11 of Widows and Orphans by Jamie Shovlin makes up pages 92 – 112 of the school textbook A History of the Modern World. Jamie has used multiple editions of the book to find the underlining and highlighting left by previous generations of readers as the basis for the film’s script and structure. In Widows … Continue reading Jamie Shovlin: Widows and Orphans (Chapter 11)

Poet Remi Graves on Music, Protest & Utopian Dreams

Remi Graves is a poet, musician & educator who completed a 6-week digital residency with us, exploring the Magna Carta via everything from utopian visions to her grandmother’s hands. Below you can find all her musings and poetry from over the course of the 6 weeks.   More about Remi “I’m an ex-maths teacher, turned … Continue reading Poet Remi Graves on Music, Protest & Utopian Dreams

Borders and Bodies: the ethical problem with detention centres

Clause 39 of the Magna Carta is used to justify unethical detentions in Britain today Photo by Mariusz Prusaczyk Magna Carta’s Clause 39 was the catalyst for my interest in this residency. I was struck by the apparent conflict between the words drafted in 1215, and the current state of British legislation – which allows … Continue reading Borders and Bodies: the ethical problem with detention centres