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Jazz and Everyday Aesthetics

Jazz and Everyday Aesthetics is an AHRC-funded research network involving colleagues from the University of Warwick.

Wed 26 October 2016, 10:51 | Tags: Event History

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Outstanding Student Contribution Award

Congratulations to Simon Collier, who was presented with an Outstanding Student Contribution Award at the Winter Degree Congregation. During his undergraduate and postgraduate studies, Simon has volunteered many hours of his time to work with young people, and is now working in a primary school in London. http://www2.warwick.ac.uk/services/communications/medialibrary/images/january2017/img_0025edited.jpg


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On the radio...

Our Royal Literary Fund Fellow, Catherine O'Flynn, and Sarah Moss, were both guests on the Saturday Review, BBC Radio 4, Saturday 28 January. Items discussed included Death Takes A Holiday (on at the Charing Cross Theatre now), and The Nix by Nathan Hill.

Wed 01 February 2017, 12:42 | Tags: Writing Programme, Staff, Public Event

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Karl Schoonover in conversation at Oxford

Karl Schoonover (Warwick) and Elena Lombardi (Italian, Balliol College, Oxford) discuss how urban space and Rome's redevelopment appear in De Sica's classic neorealist film Bicycle Thieves (1948).
This is part of the Cities on Film series at Oxford University, supported by the Oxford Forum and Stanford University Centre in Oxford

4 – 7pm | Thursday 16 February
Stanford House, 65 High Street, Oxford

Films about cities are both part of modern urban experience and a mode of our reflecting on that experience. Over the last century both cinema and cities have been in flux. What have we learned from films that explore cities? About cities? About films? About tradition? About modernity? About fantasy? About reality? About beauty? About ugliness? About living? About ourselves? About making sense or nonsense of any or all of these? In this series of Film events, the Oxford Forum and Stanford University Centre in Oxford are showing entrancing films about cities, followed by dialogues and discussion.

Thu 16 February 2017, 10:27 | Tags: engagement staff Events News Research impact Research news

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My-Parish

The Warwick Network for Parish Research has re-launched its online platform My-Parish on the university server. For open access resources, news, events, projects, membership and exchange with other researchers working on parish history, heritage and culture from the Middle Ages to the present please visit: http://warwick.ac.uk/my-parish.

Thu 19 January 2017, 16:14

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Professor Paul Smith to give Courtauld Institute Conservation & Technology Research Seminar.

Painting with colour wheelGoing round in circles: a problem for colour theory.

Since the early eighteenth century, painters have used the colour wheel, and related diagrams, to predict how colours will mix, to organise them in graduated sequences and contrasting pairs, and to arrange them in harmonious combinations. Artists, along with scientists and philosophers, have also used colour diagrams to set out the relations possible between colours, or the full variety colour can assume. But, although such diagrams are powerful heuristic and logical tools, they embody some significant misconceptions, and create a good deal of confusion, about colour. Drawing on arguments put forward by the philosopher, Wittgenstein, this paper will examine how they fudge or misrepresent the phenomenology, categorisation, and ‘space’ of colour – and the consequences of their doing so for art.

Open to all, free admission.

Thursday 23rd February 2017

5:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Research Forum Seminar Room, The Courtauld Institute of Art, Somerset House, Strand, London, WC2R 0RN

 
Fri 17 February 2017, 13:10 | Tags: Conferences, Seminars, Presentations, Discussion, Research, General

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Dr. Michael Pigott speaks on 'Cities on Film' at Oxford University

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On Thurs 2nd February, Dr. Michael Pigott spoke as part of the 'Cities on Film' series of events at Oxford University. Michael chose the films Dredd (Travis, 2012) and Side/Walk/Shuttle (Gehr, 1993) to be shown as part of the series and the screening was followed by a discussion between Michael and Dr. Peter Wynn-Kirby, who is an environmental specialist, ethnographer, and Research Fellow in the School of Geography and the Environment, University of Oxford.

Organised by the Oxford Forum and Stanford University Centre in Oxford

For more information about the event click here

"Films about cities are both part of modern urban experience and a mode of our reflecting on that experience. Over the last century both cinema and cities have been in flux. What have we learned from films that explore cities? About cities? About films? About tradition? About modernity? About fantasy? About reality? About beauty? About ugliness? About living? About ourselves? About making sense or nonsense of any or all of these? In this series of Film events, the Oxford Forum and Stanford University Centre in Oxford are showing entrancing films about cities, followed by dialogues and discussion."

Mon 06 February 2017, 15:44 | Tags: staff, research seminar, Research

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Dr Anna Upchurch

We are saddened and shocked to report that on 23rd November 2016 Dr Anna Upchurch passed away, following a short illness. Anna was a Teaching Fellow in the Centre through 2008/2009, teaching on the MA in International Design and Communication Management, before moving to Leeds where she continued to work until shortly before her death. In 2008 she completed her PhD in the Centre, a study of the intellectual origins of the Arts Council; the book resulting from that research, The Origin of the Arts Council Movement was published in the same week as her death. Anna continued to be a friend of the Centre, working with colleagues on research projects, editing a book series for Palgrave Macmillan with her former colleague and friend Dr Ele Belfiore, and participating in the International Conference on Cultural Policy Research.

Anna was an imaginative and empathetic historian of cultural policy, a gifted teacher and a warm, kind-hearted colleague who brought the best out of everybody she worked with. It is a tragedy that her life and career should be cut short. Those of us who knew her will remember her with deep affection, for her generous, open spirit, the interest and care she showed towards her students, and the warmth and kindness she both embodied and inspired. Anna will be greatly missed by her friends and colleagues at Warwick, as well as by the many students, colleagues and friends who were lucky enough to meet her and work with her, at University of Leeds, at Duke University and around the world. If any former students would like to get in touch to share their memories of Anna, we would be happy to pass these on to her family.

Sat 03 December 2016, 17:36 | Tags: Alumni, News

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