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Durham University

Department of Sociology

Completed Projects

Leverhulme Artist in Residence - Margareta Kern

A research project of the Department of Sociology.


Margareta Kern’s residency at the School of Applied Social Sciences, and St Mary’s College at Durham University takes place between February and November 2012. The project is enabled by an award from the Leverhulme Artist in Residence grant that is held jointly by Professor Maggie O’Neill and Margareta Kern.

Kern’s residency at Durham will be broadly concerned with the historical and political legacy of the Miner’s strikes that took place in 1984, and their relevance to contemporary social movements and anti-austerity protests that are currently taking place across the UK and globally. Kern is interested in exploring the relationship of participatory research to experimental and documentary film-making, and to the potential political subjectivities and agencies that are created in that process. During the residency she will engage with the issues of memory, archiving and historicising radical politics and its representation and contestation on screen.


Visual arts based and biographical methods.


Visual and text based.

Further Information

For further information, please contact Professor Maggie O'Neill: maggie.o'


From the Department of Sociology

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