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Classics News and Events

New Video on Athenian Tokens

Learn more about the tokens found in the Roman house from the Athenian agora in the new Digital Story created by Mairi Gkikaki. Watch it here.

English and Comparative Literary Studies News

Radical new voice in literary fiction secures publishing deal

Graduate of the Warwick Writing Programme Sophie Mackintosh has secured a publishing deal with Hamish Hamilton for her debut novel The Water Cure following a seven-way auction. For further details, see the press release.

Tue 20 June 2017, 14:25 | Tags: Writing Programme, Publication, Alumni

Film and Television Studies News

Warwick named 2nd in the Guardian 2018 league table for Media and Film Studies with an overall score of 99%.

The Warwick Film and Television Studies Dept. has come 2nd in the Guardian 2018 league table for Media and Film Studies, with an overall score of 99%. The University of Warwick came 8th in the overall university league table.

Find out more about the table, and how it is calculated here:

Tue 16 May 2017, 14:59 | Tags: media teaching News

History News

Teaching Fellow in African History


The Department of History seeks to appoint a full-time Teaching Fellow in African History for the next three academic years. In 2017/18, you will give lectures and take seminars on the first-year undergraduate module ‘Politics and Society in Africa from 1800.’ You will also take seminars on other undergraduate modules as required for a total of nine seminar groups of approximately fourteen students per group. Exact teaching responsibilities will be reviewed at the end of each academic year and adjusted if necessary. You will also teach occasional lectures for other undergraduate modules and contributed to postgraduate teaching as required by the Head of Department and as appropriate to subject knowledge.

Further information relating to this post including how to apply coan be found here. The closing date for applications is 2nd July 2017.

Fri 16 June 2017, 15:29

History of Art News

Enchanted Community - art project for Coventry & Leamington Spa.

Holly Dawes sampleDr. Alice Eden has begun the Enchanted Community collaborative art project in Coventry and Leamington! The project kicked off with a well-received talk at Leamington Spa Art Gallery on Friday 12th May followed by a family workshop on Saturday 27th May. This series of public engagement workshops, outreach sessions and talks will culminate in an art exhibition in Coventry created by local residents, school children, local artist Holly Dawes and Alice Eden. Please see the project website for more details. This work is supported by Professor Michael Hatt, History of Art and the Institute of Advanced Study, Warwick.


Wed 31 May 2017, 11:33 | Tags: Public Engagement, Postgraduate, General

Theatre and Peformance Studies News

Jim Davis wins David Bradby Award

The David Bradby TaPRA Award for Research in International Theatre and Performance 2017 has been awarded to Jim Davis, University of Warwick, for Comic Acting and Portraiture in Late-Georgian and Regency England (Cambridge University Press, 2015). The judges felt that the book moved adroitly across concept, example (actor), and exemplification (illustration) to account for the reciprocity of interest, nomenclature, and patronage between Georgian-era performers and painters. Without a shred of pedantry readers are coached in the criteria by which to understand what it means for a painter to capture something “inherently theatrical” about a specific character yet also incorporate the accumulation of a performer’s reputation and the epitome of their unique technique.

Tue 20 June 2017, 09:43 | Tags: Prof. Jim Davis, Award, Comic Acting

Cultural and Media Policy Studies News and Events

The Future of Creativity Symposium

The Centre for Cultural and Media Policy Studies invites you to an event, The Future of Creativity on Thursday 6th July in the Helen Martin Studio, Warwick Arts Centre.

Recent years have seen an explosion of scholarly interest in creativity as the creative industries have moved from the margins to the centre of economic life. Creativity, and creative thinking can, it seems, provide solutions to a wide range of the social, economic and political dilemmas that contemporary societies face.

The Centre for Cultural and Media Policy Studies at the University of Warwick has spent over twenty years engaged in debates about the status and meaning of creativity, reflecting on and researching its role in social and political life and preparing students for work in the arts, media and creative industries. In this one day symposium, we invite researchers, teachers and practitioners to help us in re-imagining creativity for the future.

The day will be organised around two themes - Creativity and Democracy and Creativity and Sustainability. It will feature contributions from Nick Wilson (King’s College London), Farzhana Khan (Shake!) Sholeh Johnson (Julie’s Bicycle),Kate Sayer (Warwick Arts Centre) and Chris Bilton, Nadine Holdsworth, Lee Martin and Pietari Kaapa (University of Warwick)

Lunch is provided. Please register your intention to attend

Mon 24 April 2017, 15:56 | Tags: Alumni Research Seminars Events Students Faculty of Arts

News and events

Warwick German Studies alumna Emily Wagstaffe receives German Embassy German Teacher Award. Herzlichen Glückwunsch!

Many congratulations to our former student Emily Wagstaffe, now Head of German at Oundle School, who has been awarded a very prestigious German Teacher Award by the German Embassy. The ceremony was on 12 June, and Emily received her prize from the Ambassador Peter Ammon and John le Carré. Click here to read the Embassy's report.


HRC Newsletter - Issue 15 - CALL FOR ARTICLES

Please submit articles on current or forthcoming research. These could be descriptions of funded research projects or short extracts from your upcoming books or articles. We would also welcome reports on HRC sponsored events, as well as more general pieces on the research activities of your group, centre or department.

Articles should be approximately 300 words in length (max) and accompanied by a copyright free image (JPG) 

Deadline for submissions: Wednesday 26th July 2017  

Please e-mail articles and images to: Sue Rae -

Previous editions of the newsletter can be found here

Thu 27 April 2017, 13:24 | Tags: Publications Humanities Research Centre News


Ambivalences of Abstraction

A workshop on the Ambivalences of Abstraction is being hosted by Celia Lury to mark the ending of her ESRC’s Professorial Fellowship entitled Order and Continuity: Methods for Change in a Topological Society.

Thu 08 June 2017, 11:38 | Tags: news-item-1