Professor Paula Callus
- 01202 965865
- pcallus at bournemouth dot ac dot uk
- Professor in Computer Animation
- Weymouth House W249, Talbot Campus, Fern Barrow, Poole, BH12 5BB
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- Gingrich, O. and Callus, P., 2022. Remediated Sites The Lumen Prize Virtual Gallery as Site of Memory and Digital Assemblage. Leonardo, 55 (5), 475-481.
- Callus, P., 2018. Animating African History: Digital and Visual Trends. Oxford Research Encyclopedia of African History.
- Callus, P., 2017. Remediations of Nonfiction: Animation, Interactivity and Documentary from Africa. Critical Interventions.
- Callus, P. and Potter, C., 2017. Michezo Video: Nairobi’s gamers and the developers who are promoting local content. Critical African Studies, 9 (3), 302-326.
- Callus, P., 2015. Animation, fabrication, photography: Reflections upon the intersecting practices of sub-Saharan artists within the moving image. African Arts, 48 (3), 58-69.
- Callus, P., 2013. Book review: Animating Difference: Race, Gender, and Sexuality in Contemporary Films for Children. Animation: an interdisciplinary journal, 8 (3), 301-304.
- Callus, P., 2013. Animating Difference: Race, Gender, and Sexuality in Contemporary Films for Children. ANIMATION-AN INTERDISCIPLINARY JOURNAL, 8 (3), 301-304.
- Callus, P., 2012. Reading Animation through the Eyes of Anthropology: A Case Study of sub-Saharan African Animation. Animation: an interdisciplinary journal, 7 (2), 113-130.
- Callus, P., 2010. Animation as a socio-political commentary: an analysis of the animated films of Congolese director Jean Michel Kibushi. Journal of African Media Studies, 2, 55-71.
- Gore, C. and Callus, P., 2021. Indigo Reimagined: Textiles as Narratives of Gendered Labour. In: Oloko, P., ed. Peju Layiwola's Indigo Reimagined Rethinking Àdìṛe Yoruba Fashion and Textile Modernity. Institute of African and Diaspora Studies, University of Lagos, 93-108.
- Callus, P., 2019. Shifting Cultural Capital: Kenyan Arts in Digital Spaces. In: Taura, N., ed. Digital Entrepreneurship in Sub-Saharan Africa. Palgrave.
- Callus, P., 2018. The rise of Kenyan political animation: tactics of subversion. In: Tejumola, O. and Limb, P., eds. Taking African Cartoons Seriously: Politics, Satire, and Culture.. East Lansing, MI: Michigan State University Press.
- Callus, P., 2016. Animation in Morocco: New Generations. Animation in the Middle East: Practice and Aesthetics from Baghdad to Casablanca. London: I.B. tauris.
- Callus, P., 2010. Reflections on animation… An interview by Paula Callus with J.M. Kibushi. Through African Eyes: Conversations with the Directors. New York: African Film Festival Inc.
- Callus, P., 2018. Coded Mythologies: New Media and Gaming in Kenya. In: KPA KPA KPA: Design Concepts from the African Continent 18 May 2018 Victoria and Albert Museum.
- Callus, P., 2015. The Rise of Kenyan Political Animation: Tactics of Subversion. In: ASA (African Studies Association) 19-24 November 2014 Indianapolis, US.
- Callus, P., 2014. Sub-Saharan Animation: The Internet as a Living Digital Archive. In: "Arts Council of the African Studies Association 19-22 March 2014 USA, New York.
- Callus, P., 2010. Reading animation through the eyes of anthropology. In: ACUB Animation Symposium 30 March 2010.
- Callus, P., 2010. Sub-Saharan Africa Animation: Cases of Subversivity. In: SOAS, University of London Anthropology of Media Seminar 3 February 2010 SOAS, London.
- Efstathiou, S. and Callus, P., 2010. Using animation as a tool in Primary School Education - Greek Mythology. In: Using animation as a tool in Primary School Education - Greek Mythology June 2010 Hillview Primary School, Bournemouth, England.
- Callus, P., 2009. An Overview of the History of African Animation. In: A3 Genesis, Kenya , Association of Animation Artistes Kenya 15 August 2009 British Council, Nairobi, Kenya.
- Callus, P., 2009. Aspects of Sub-Saharan Animation. In: Guest Lecture for Aspects of African Film and Video 17 March 2009 SOAS, London.
- Esthathiou, S. and Callus, P., 2009. Using animation as a tool in Primary School Education. In: Animation as a tool in Primary School Education March-April 2009 Hillview Primary School, Bournemouth, England.
- Callus, P., 2008. African Animation - Overview and Workshops. In: Africa at the Pictures, London African Film Festival 7 December 2008 The October Gallery, Holborn, London.
- Callus, P., 2008. Guest Speaker on African Animation. In: Cambridge African Film Festival 22 November 2008 Centre of African Studies, Cambridge, England.
- Callus, P., 2008. African Animation Screenings - Children's Programme and Adult Programme. In: Curated Screenings for Africa in Motion, Film Festival, Edinburgh 31 October 2008 FilmHouse, Edinburgh, Scotland. Africa In Motion.
- Callus, P. and Esthathiou, S., 2008. Using Animation as a learning tool in Primary Education. In: Using Animation as a learning tool in Primary Education 2008 Hillview Primary School, Bournemouth, England.
- Callus, P., 2017. Animating the DRC: Interview with Congolese Animator Jean-Michel Kibushi. Documentary Educational Resources. Available from: http://www.der.org/community/news.php.
- Callus, P., 2008. Creative Comment and Critique: Animation filmmaking in Africa. Africa in Motion. Available from: http://www.africa-in-motion.org.uk/category/resources/articles/.
- Callus, P.. Animated Networks in Morocco. Available from: http://moroccancinema.exeter.ac.uk/en/2017/06/animated-networks-in-morocco/.
- Callus, P.. Animating the DRC: Interview with Congolese Animator Jean-Michel Kibushi. Available from: http://der.org/community/news/animating-the-drc-interview-with-congolese-animator-jean-michel-kibushi.
- Callus, P.. Animated Networks in Morocco. http://moroccancinema.exeter.ac.uk/en/2017/06/animated-networks-in-morocco/.
- Callus, P., 2016. Animation in Sub-Saharan Africa: Trajectories of Ideas and Practices. PhD Thesis. Art and Archeology Department, SOAS, University of London.
- Callus, P., 2009. Curated African Animation Screenings and Talk. Mermaid Arts Centre, Ireland. 25 May 2009.
- Callus, P., Davis, T., Callus, P. and Rega, I.. Chembamba kina siri kubwa. Installation. In/Visible Margins. Lees Gallery, Bournemouth University. 1 December 2018-28 February 2019.
Profile of Teaching PG
- Moving Image Theory and Practice
- Computer Animation Techniques
- Personal Inquiry
- Research and Development Computer Animation
- Visual and Critical Studies
Profile of Teaching UG
- Moving Image Theory 1
- Moving Image Theory 2
- Aesthetic and Techniques
- Major Project and Report
- Computer Animation Arts Specialist Production
- Computer Animation Specialist Production
- Non-Fiction Animation
Subversive Animation and Documentary, Bournemouth University, 12 Mar 2019 more
Guest Lecture to Journalism Students on Art & Activism theme
The Visual Articulations of Politics in Nigeria, St Anthony’s college, University of Oxford, 28 Feb 2019 more
Invited Speaker at CSAE Conference: Nigeria in Transition, hosted at St Anthony’s college, University of Oxford
RCA - Discourse Analysis and Animated Documentary, RCA (Royal College of Arts), London, 31 Jan 2017 more
Guest Lecturer for the RCA Documentary Animation Postgraduate Degree
Social and political engagement in SubSaharan ani, African Studies Centre, University of Oxford, 25 Feb 2016 more
African Studies Seminar
- In a Pot of Hot Soup: An online 3D interactive gallery (Public Engagement with Research Fund, 01 Mar 2022). Awarded
- Reanimating Contested Spaces (ReSpace): Designing Participatory Civic Education for and with Young People in Kosovo and Rwanda (AHRC, 01 Sep 2019). Awarded
- CoaAST, Coastal Aural archive of Space and Time (Arts and Humanities Research Council, GCRF, 17 Feb 2019). Awarded
- Artop: The Visual Articulations of Poltiics in Nigeria (AHRC, 27 Dec 2018). Awarded
- The Children of the Revolution: Animating the Lives of ex-FARC Child Soldiers to Promote Reconciliation ((BU Global Challenges Research Fund, 01 Apr 2018), 01 Apr 2018). Awarded
- Brunei Gallery, SOAS, Curator (2022), https://www.soas.ac.uk/gallery/in-a-pot-of-hot-soup/
- Lumen Prize: International Award for Art and Technology, International Selectors Committee (2021-2022), https://www.lumenprize.com/
- ATHENA SWAN Departmental Representative and Committee Member, ATHENA SWAN
- Global Challenges Research Committee Member, GCRF (Global Challenges Research) Committee
- Co-Head of Research, NCCA
- Global Challenges Research Committee Member, Global Challenges Research Committee
- Research Output Champion, REF UOA34
- Animation Journal, Postpublication review, 01 Jan 2013
Public Engagement & Outreach Activities
- Art Exhibition: In a Pot of Hot Soup (31 Mar 2022-01 Sep 2022)
- GCRF: Changing the Story - Animation Workshops with youth in Prishtina Kosovo (07 Apr 2019-11 Apr 2019)
- E-Voices: Kenya Animation Workshop and Exhibition (20 Aug 2018-24 Aug 2018)
- CSAE Conference: Nigeria in Transition, The Visual Articulations of Politics in Nigeria, 28 Feb 2019, St Anthony’s college, University of Oxford
- KPA KPA KPA : Design Concepts for the African Continent, Coded Mythologies: New Media and Gaming in Kenya, 18 May 2018, Victoria and Albert Museum
- Design Futures in Sub-Saharan Africa: Post-Western Perspectives, TACTICS OF TRANSGRESSION COMPLICITY AND AUTONOMY IN THE MOVING IMAGE, 28 Nov 2015, London College of Fashion
- PoW Design Futures Symposium, Tactical Narratives in Digital Media, 28 Nov 2015, London College of Fashion
- ASA November 2014 (African Studies Association, Indianapolis), 19 Nov 2014, Indianapolis, US
- ACASA March 2014 (Arts Council of African Studies Association, New York), 19 Mar 2014, Brooklyn Museum
- London Film and Media Conference, 2013, 29 Jun 2013, University of London
- Higher Education Academy Fellowship in Teaching & Education (Senior Fellow of the Higher Education Academy Fellowship (reference number: PR150795), 2018)
- PhD in Art and Archeology (SOAS, University of London, 2016)
- MA in Anthropology of Media (SOAS, University of London, 2005)
- MA in Computer Animation (Bournemouth University, 2001)
- BA (Hons) in Communications and Psychology (University of Malta, 1995)
- Affiliated with the AHRC funded project ArtoP, https://artop.bmth.ac.uk/