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Faculty of Arts Online HE Fair

The Faculty of Arts at the University of Warwick is holding an online HE Fair on 13 May 2020 from 1pm to 3pm, this HE Fair is held in conjunction with UEA and Goldsmith University covering a number of Arts and Humanities subjects including History. Further details can be found at:

Professor Hilary Marland provides expert opinion on BBC One's Who Do You Think You Are?


In a first for Who Do You Think You Are?, father-and-son comedy double-act Jack and Michael Whitehall join forces to investigate their family tree. They discover the tragedy that left Jack’s great grandfather (Michael’s grandfather) an orphan. And tracing their line back to Wales in the 1830s, they find out about a Tory ancestor's role in opposing the Chartist movement for wider voting rights.

Professor Hilary Marland features in the programme, which is now available on BBC iPlayer.

Fri 09 Aug 2019, 11:26 | Tags: TV and Radio, Media, Faculty of Arts, Expert Comment

Professor David M Anderson features on BBC Radio 4's File on 4


BBC Radio 4’s File on 4 programme this week examined the experiences of the Kenyan tea workers affected in the post-electoral violence in Kenya in January 2008. The workers are now trying to get compensation for murders and rapes from Unilever, the owner of the tea estate where the violence occurred. An interview with Professor David M Anderson features in the programme. The programme, entitled Bitter Brew is now available on the BBC Sounds website.

Thu 11 Jul 2019, 13:34 | Tags: TV and Radio, Media, Expert Comment

Venice had its own ‘Airbnb problem’ during the Renaissance – here’s how it coped

Venice Airbnb

The Conversation has published an article by Dr Rosa Salzberg of the Warwick University History Department on the accommodation issues faced by Venice during the Renaissance. Please see the full article on The Conversation's website.


Fri 15 Mar 2019, 08:57 | Tags: Media Publication

A Retroactive #MeToo from Hollywood's Golden Age

Nobody\'s Girl Friday 
Professor J E Smyth (author of "Nobody's Girl Friday”; Professor of History at Warwick University), Karina Longworth (author of "Seduction: Sex, Lies, and Stardom in Howard Hughes's Hollywood"; creator of the "You Must Remember This" podcast), and Victoria Riskin (author of "Fay Wray and Robert Riskin: A Hollywood Memoir"; former president, Writers Guild of America, West), were recently interviewed by KQED News:

A Retroactive #MeToo from Hollywood's Golden Age

In 2017, the #MeToo Movement began exposing Hollywood’s culture of sexual violence, which then broadened into a global rallying cry. But sexual coercion and abuse has long had a place in Hollywood as three recently-released books attest. The books examine the working conditions of women during Hollywood's Golden Age and the abuses of casting couch predators like Howard Hughes and Harry Cohn. We'll talk with the authors about the vast contributions - and challenges - for women in the studio era.

Please see the KQED News website for the full interview podcast.


Sat 02 Mar 2019, 08:32 | Tags: Media Publication Expert Comment

Warwick in Venice History Programme

See the new video of staff and students describing the Warwick in Venice History Programme, one of the exciting opportunities available to single-honours history students at Warwick.

Venice Screenshot
Thu 31 Jan 2019, 16:36 | Tags: Media, Teaching, Undergraduate

Professor Rebecca Earle in conversation with Ruby Tandoh

Ruby TandohEat Up

Ruby Tandoh is an author and journalist who’s written for the Observer, Vice and Elle. She’s currently a columnist for the Guardian’s Feast supplement and was a finalist on the 2013 Great British Bake Off. She has published two cookery books, Crumb and Flavour.

Ruby will be at the Talisman Theatre, Kenilworth, at 8pm on the 20th September 2018 (details available online) to talk about her latest book, Eat Up! – a ‘joyous manifesto for flavour and sanity’, which explores everything from gluttons and gourmets in the movies, to the symbolism of food and sex.  which was published in February 2018 and was a Sunday Times best-seller.

Ruby will be speaking in conversation with acclaimed food historian Professor Rebecca Earle of the Warwick University History Department.


Wed 12 Sep 2018, 11:55 | Tags: Media, Impact and Public Engagement

Malaysia rethinks China’s rail deal | Should Western museums return ‘stolen’ artefacts?

Watch an interview with Professor David Anderson discussing the return of artefacts looted in imperial wars to their countries of origin, published on YouTube.

Anderson Interview


Mon 11 Jun 2018, 16:32 | Tags: Media

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