Doing sociology with Stuart Hall: Interpreting race in contemporary television

University of Birmingham
Wednesday 20 March 2024 (13:00-15:00)
25 Doing Sociology with Stuart Hall_Interpreting Race in Contemporary Television

Join us in this engaging cultural studies masterclass to explore Stuart Hall's groundbreaking 'encoding/decoding' model, where we have teamed up with the Stuart Hall Archive Project to bring you a unique experience. Born in Jamaica in 1932, Hall made lasting contributions to British cultural and political life. 

In this session, you will delve into Hall's unpublished works to explore the 'encoding/decoding' model to help understand why he created it, how he used it and what insights it gives about how certain social divisions, such as race, are symbolised in cultural production.

You will also have the chance to practise your own 'decoding' skills and use the model to analyse how contemporary forms of television represent race and ethnicity. 

Who can attend this masterclass?

This event is open to all Year 12 and 13 students; you don't need any specific experience to be able to attend. Explore the rest of our masterclasses for more fun learning opportunities. 

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