The London launch of the Warwick-BL AHRC-funded project "Africa’s Sons Under Arms" was held at the British Library on January 20th. The project team [David Lambert and Tim Lockley from Warwick, Phil Hatfield and Beth Cooper from the British Library, together with graduate students Melissa Bennett and Rosalyn Narayan] outlined the various research-focused components as well as plans for wider public engagement. Attendees included the Jamaican ambassador, community organisations with an interest in the Caribbean, academics and students from a number of different universities, and British Library staff. There was widespread enthusiasm for the project, and it became apparent that there were a number of potentially exciting avenues for future collaboration that the project team will follow up on.
The Warwick University History Department seeks to appoint a one-year full-time postdoctoral Research Fellow as part of the Wellcome Trust Senior Investigator Award, ‘The Cultural History of the NHS’, a collaborative project between Principal Investigators Roberta Bivins and Mathew Thomson of the Warwick History Department.
The full advert and job description are now available, with a closing date for applications of 15th February 2015 and interviews to take place in the last week of February 2015.
The Director of Graduate Studies is pleased to announce that the Department will be offering a number of full-time doctoral studentships and MA bursaries to outstanding candidates applying for Autumn 2015-16 admission. The awards will be available to both Home-EU and overseas applicants applying to study full-time. In order to be considered, candidates need to have submitted an online University admission application by 12 January 2015.
Further details of both types of award can be found at http://www2.warwick.ac.uk/fac/arts/history/applying/pgadmissions/pgfunding
An exciting new arts project has been created by The University of Warwick. ‘Growing Well: a recent history of growing your own’ by PhD student Sophie Greenway will go up on display at University Hospital in Coventry at the end of November as part of an ongoing partnership with the Hospital’s Healing Arts Programme.
‘Growing Well’ tells the story of food growing in Coventry over the twentieth century, including ‘Dig for Victory’ during the Second World War, an experimental housing project that was to include organic growing on site, an attempt to repackage allotments as leisure gardens, and the establishment of the famous organic gardens at Ryton, now called Garden Organic. Visitors can also learn what UHCW is doing to promote healthy eating and the outdoors, including the Hospital’s award-winning Jubilee Nature Reserve.
On Tuesday 25th November between 10am and 1pm there will be an event held in University Hospital’s Outpatients department to celebrate the new exhibit and promote growing and eating well in Coventry and Warwickshire. To find out more and add your own memories to the project visit www.growingwelluhcw.wordpress.com.
Sophie Greenway is a PhD student at the Centre for the History of Medicine, and has also worked as a history teacher and museum curator. Sophie’s project, entitled ‘Growing well: Dirt, health and the home gardener in Britain 1900-1970’ explores links between the environment and health in the context of domestic vegetable growing. She investigates the historical reasons why some people prefer to buy polished carrots, whilst others regard the muddy ones from a local veg box as more healthy.
The Healing Arts Programme at University Hospitals Coventry and Warwickshire NHS Trust compliments patient care and welfare through a diverse range of activities, including visual and performing arts. The programme is funded by UHCW Charity and helps soften the hospital with quirky art exhibitions, creative workshops in ward dayrooms and music. For more information visit www.uhcwcharity.org/art.
Sophie can be contacted in the following ways:
Recruitment of two Research Fellows for the project 'Prisoners, Medical Care and Entitlement to Health in England and Ireland, 1850-2000
The Warwick University History Department is currently recruiting two full-time research fellows for the Wellcome Trust Senior Investigator Award project ‘Prisoners, Medical Care and Entitlement to Health in England and Ireland, 1850-2000’, a collaborative project between Professor Hilary Marland of the Warwick History Department and Dr Catherine Cox of University College Dublin:
The closing date for applications is 15th October 2014.