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30 June 2015

CLASH Fellowship success

English Department postgraduate research student Sheridan Humphreys has been awarded one of only 12 CLASH Fellowships

CLASH Fellowships
CLASH Fellowships

Sheridan Humphreys

English Department postgraduate research student Sheridan Humphreys has been awarded one of only 12 CLASH Fellowships across the King's/UCL/SAS partnership at the University of London.

The Collaborative Learning in the Arts, Society and the Humanities (CLASH) programme is funded by the Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC), and the highly competitive fellowships create an opportunity to work on a project with clear public engagement aims in collaboration with a London-based museum, cultural or heritage organisation. Sheridan's partner-organisation is KCL's Cultural Institute.

Her project is 'Writing Indigenous Characters for the Screen'.

Currently Undertaking a PhD by Creative Practice, Sheridan is writing a screenplay based on the true stories of the first Australians who came to the UK, 1800-1860. With the support of staff from the Cultural Institute at King’s, Sheridan will run a series of masterclasses for screenwriters (as opposed to novel writers) interested in exploring and developing characters outside their own cultural background. Sheridan’s audience will be screenwriters who are working on or wish to write stories about the Commonwealth/colonial diaspora and forgotten histories. Her workshops will focus on how writers can explore character journeys and dialogue for people who have not been written into what we know as “history”, whose stories are on the margins.