英国语言文学系助理教授 Dr. Benedict ROWLETT
人文及创作系研究助理教授 Dr. Carloalberto TRECCANI
Our group is launching a new working paper series. The idea for a working paper series emerged from the successful postgraduate student conference held in September 2021 – “Negotiating Selves and Identities in Times of Crisis”. The best papers from that conference have been selected as the first publication for the forthcoming series. With a focus upon research related to well-being, value, and the public good, it is hoped that the new series will provide a platform for both established and emerging scholars to share their work in progress; and, as such, will grow into a diverse and significant collection of papers spanning the humanities and social science fields.
A list of possible fields includes Humanities, Culture Studies, Literature and Linguistics, Creative Practice, Theatre Studies, Disability Studies, Gender Studies, Hong Kong Studies, Social Sciences, Visual Studies, Translation Studies, Music, Museum Studies, Intercultural Studies.
If you have any questions about the series, or would like to submit a paper, do not hesitate to contact the editorial team at firstname.lastname@example.org.
“Exploring creativity and selves in Hong Kong disabled communities”
“Recomposing the Self”
In times of rapid changes both domestically and globally, how can young people foster their creativity and cultivate their critical thinking to navigate the changing environment around them? The more the world is changing, the more we need to consider how to refashion our self in order to think about our relationship with society, to adapt to changes, and to prepare how to contribute to it.
Our zoom series aims to use a storytelling approach to stimulate young people to recognize the need (and the art) of flexibly thinking about ourselves and our relation to a society with major social transformations.
Compose a Self While You May
Serrini is a Hong Kong-based independent singersongwriter. She debuted in 2012 with her bedroomstudio album "Why Prey’st Thou Upon the Poet's Heart”. Ever since, Serrini has published five full albums and over 100 songs. Her latest album “Songs of Experience” received "the Best Overseas Album" award in the 10th Golden Indie Music Awards (GIMA) in Taiwan. Recently, she was freshly enlisted as one of the final five candidates for "the most popular female singers" award in the 2020 Ultimate Song Chart Awards Presentation （叱咤乐坛流⾏行行榜颁奖典礼）. Serrini is a music producer, lyricist, poet, and a PhD candidate in the University of Hong Kong. She is also a budding petite curve size model in town.
Unity in Diversity
An Indian by descent, Hong Kong-born and raised, Jeffery is one of the first ethnic minority registered social workers in Hong Kong. Committed to helping refugees and minority rights, in 2014 he travelled to the United Nations in Geneva to speak about the issues of segregated schools He has been featured in numerous documentaries, news articles, TV programmes. He has received The Secretary for Home Affairs' Commendation awarded in recognition of his dedicated service and outstanding contributions to the enhancement of racial harmony and integration. Recently been selected as 2019 JCI Top Outstanding young persons and also 2019 Cathay Pacific’s Change Makers award. He has been with Christian Action’s center for refugees for 11 years as a social worker.
The Key to Becoming a Slashie
Kiki is the co-artistic director of Encounter Playback Theatre, as well as a freelance facilitator, artist and project coordinator. She finished her bachelor's and MPhil. degrees at the Humanities Programme of Hong Kong Baptist University, and was also a graduate of Centre for Playback Theatre (New York). She actively participates in theatre, community arts and education fields, and believes that story is one of the keys that brings changes in the world. Kiki is devoted to the promotion and development of playback theatre in Hong Kong, one of the major groups that performs extensively for different communities and continually organizes trainings for local fellows. She had coached and led numerous community theatre groups whose core members are physically challenged in different ways.
Spinning Outwards to a Larger We -
Benjamin Koen: Ben’s life has always been connected to the power of music in human creativity, imagination, transformation, healing, and wellbeing. Ben grew up in a highly diverse community where he had opportunities to share his music for healing and wellbeing with people from numerous backgrounds and cultures. Dr. Koen’s research and applied practice in music, meditation, healing, and wellbeing illumines the elusive process of how music heals. He is widely published, including two benchmark books with Oxford University Press: The Oxford Handbook of Medical Ethnomusicology, and Beyond the Roof of the World: Music, Prayer, and Healing in the Pamir Mountains.
Lian-Hee Wee: Like many others, Lian-Hee’s identity may be described along different parameters. Culturally, he is a hybrid of Southeast Asia, various southern elements of Chinese, some flavours of American, and echoes of a British colonial past. Linguistically, he has a few first languages including Chiuchow and Hainanese, the latter he had lost and the former he speaks only with his parents, siblings and cousins, and necessarily only about mundane homely stuff. Lian-Hee is native in Singapore English across different social registers, Mandarin, and near native in Cantonese and Hong Kong English. His friends have kindly given him such wonderful appellations as guqin player/maker, flutist, poet, painter, animal-lover, activist, and scientist. However, friends are those who acknowledge one’s delusions. Professionally, he is a theoretical phonologist and a professor at the Department of English, Hong Kong Baptist University.
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|2021||於九月，本小组将举办首个「Postgraduate Student Conference in Humanities」，主题是「Negotiating Identity and Creativity in Times of Crisis」。此讲座邀请本港各大学的研究式研究生代表，展开新的「Online Working Paper Series」，展示杰出论文。|
|由三月至六月，本小组将为香港中学生举办线上「Speakers’ Series」，主题是「Recomposing the Self」，由五位出色讲者主讲。|
|2020||由李慧心教授（人文及创作系）及Dr. Benedict Rowlett（英文系）领导，名为「Exploring creativity and selves in Hong Kong disabled communities」的学术研究领域计划获 $1,000,000 资助。此两年计划自 2020 年六月展开，以戏剧作为媒界，结合文化学习、实验，与研究探究。计划重点是由残疾社群与香港浸会大学学生合作创办 Playback Theatre。|
|2019||小组讨论了「Articulating minority, refugee, immigrant narratives using musical improvisation」计画，以及「Recomposing the Self」的讲座系列的可行性。这些计划将朝著创意训练结合研究成分的方向改进。|