Double success for SMLC at Warwick Awards for Public and Community Engagement
The Warwick Awards for Public and Community Engagement (WAPCE), like the Warwick Awards for Teaching Excellence (WATELink opens in a new windowLink opens in a new windowLink opens in a new windowLink opens in a new window), and Warwick Awards for Personal Tutoring Excellence (WAPTE), celebrate the very best of Warwick’s staff and students. The WAPCE awards recognise the vital contributions Warwick staff and students make in engaging the public – on an international and national level as well as crucially within our region and local communities – in our learning and discovery, with the goals of sharing and co-producing knowledge, strengthening the role we play in the region and showcasing the role Warwick plays nationally and internationally in making the world a better place.
SMLC is delighted that 2 of our most engaged researchers' work in public and community engagement has been recognised.
James Hodkinson has won a staff award for his work on community events and arts projects designed to facilitate cross-community encounters, enhance public debate, cross-community empathy and more nuanced mutual understanding between Muslim and non-Muslim communities in towns and cities across the UK.
Abigail Coppins won a Postgraduate award for the ways in which her research into Black prisoners of war in Britain during the French Revolution has had a significant impact on the young Black women at the National Youth Theatre who were involved in the R&D of a new play, The Ancestors. Her research has fed into educational resources for NYT and English Heritage and inspired a delegation of Garifuna people to travel from central America and the US to visit Portchester castle where the prisoners were held. Her work has also introduced Black undergraduates and young people from a community of 2nd generation St Vincentians in High Wycombe to the National Archives. She has, therefore, improved knowledge, strengthened networks, engaged with people from non-traditional backgrounds.
A student led public engagement project at the University of Warwick.
Aim: To connect the local community and University of Warwick through providing positive & accessible art and wellbeing sessions.
Who will be involved? Local artists, Warwick Arts Centre, University of Warwick, Department of Psychology.
On Tuesday 17 May 11.00 – 13.00, the Monash Warwick Alliance Showcase will announce new funding opportunities for researchers, educators, professional staff, and students interested in establishing collaborations with Monash colleagues.
Student Leadership Opportunities 2022-23
Would you like to gain leadership, project management and event management skills and enhance your personal development?
Warwick Volunteers are looking for committed, enthusiastic volunteers to help coordinate our projects and supervise project sessions during the next academic year. These opportunities are open to all and we are looking forward to hearing from you. If you would like an informal chat to find out more please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Internal funding call - closes Feb 28th @ 12 noon - Getting creative with Sustainability - all career stages
The School for Modern Languages and Cultures at the University of Warwick warmly invites expressions of interest in its MPhil/PhD programmes in French Studies, German Studies, Hispanic Studies, Italian, and Translation and Transcultural Studies (including a theoretical/academic and a practice-based route).
We will be holding a fun Balsam Bashing Challenge on 23rd June from 1-4.30pm where teams of volunteers will be competing against each other to pull up Himalayan Balsam plants along the banks of Canley Brook. The team with the biggest pile at the end will win Warwick Volunteers goodie bags including branded t-shirts, water bottles and much more!!
Himalayan Balsam is an invasive plant that grows rapidly in tall dense colonies by brooks and rivers. It has large leaves that block sunlight, causing native plant species to die. When Himalayan Balsam dominates the bankside, biodiversity is reduced. With fewer plant species, the brook supports less wildlife, endangering creatures like the fluffy water vole.
Students interested in joining us can sign up here: https://myadvantage.warwick.ac.uk/students/events/detail/2163213
University of Warwick Graduate Scheme
We are delighted to announce the launch of the University of Warwick Graduate Scheme. The three-year programme commences on 4th October 2021 and will involve working on a number of high-profile projects whilst obtaining on-the-job learning as well as a structured professional development programme and a project management qualification.
Applications are open until 25th June 2021 and internal staff applications are welcomed. Find out more on our webpages or come along to one of our virtual information events to hear more about the scheme from previous Warwick graduate trainees.
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Award of Rome Prize
Warmest congratulations to Mary Jane Dempsey, current visiting research student at Warwick and also PhD candidate at Cornell, on the award by the American Academy in Rome of the Rome Prize in Modern Italian Studies, 2021-22. Mary Jane's project, which she first developed as a researcher in Italian at Warwick in 2016-17, is 'Remember to Forget: Migration, Gender, and Transnational Identities in Twentieth-Century Italy'.
Global Gallicisms Study Day launches Producing the Post-National Popular French Studies AHRC Network's series of academic events
The first in a series of events for this network Producing the Post-National Popular (warwick.ac.uk) took place this Friday 23rd April online, with 50 registrations and much dialogue generated.
"Explore...": an SMLC seminar series slanted towards professionalising skills and career development
Explore… is a series of seminars run by and destined for postgraduates, visiting researchers and early-career researchers in the School in Modern Languages and Cultures. The seminars are slanted towards professionalising skills and career development. The first event of the series will take place on 28 January 2021 at 4-5 PM, Digital Humanities, Digital Cultures. With Stefano Milonia (WIRL-Cofund Fellow, Institute of Advanced Study, Warwick) and Steve Ranford (Senior Academic Technologist, IT Services, Warwick). Chair: Mary Jane Dempsey (Romance Studies, Warwick/Cornell)
PhD funding opportunities for International Students
- Chancellor's International Scholarships: the scheme is aimed at students from outside the UK and includes Overseas applicants, including students from the EU.
- China Scholarship Council / University of Warwick Scholarships: this scheme will fund 25 students across various subjects for up to 4 years, with the University covering the full cost of tuition fees and CSC providing a maintenance stipend and return international airfare between the UK and China. Note that Foreign Languages and Literature is among the priority areas listed.
- Monash Warwick Alliance Scholarships (Warwick): this scheme is open to all students applying to Warwick for the Alliance Joint PhD. For 2021/22 entry there will be up to 3 scholarships available across the university.
The deadlines for these schemes are all on Thursday 21st January 2021, 23.59 GMT. Note that all supporting evidence (including transcripts and references) must be uploaded by the same time.
We welcome applications for our PhD programmes in:
- French and Francophone Studies
- German Studies
- Hispanic Studies
- Translation and Transcultural Studies
Prospective applicants are encouraged to identify possible supervisors through our staff expertise pages. Early enquiries are strongly encouraged. Please send a draft proposal (up to 2 A4 pages) and CV to firstname.lastname@example.org by Friday 27 November 2020, 12 noon.
We continue to welcome enquiries also for the AHRC Midlands4Cities doctoral awards (deadline 13 January 2021).
Di Zhao has published a Chinese translation of Lacey Cep's Furious Hours: Murder, Fraud, and the Last Trial of Harper Lee
Di Zhao, PhD student in Translation and Cultures in Warwick's School of Modern Languages & Cultures, has published a translation into Chinese of the award-winning true-crime book Furious Hours: Murder, Fraud, and the Last Trial of Harper Lee by Casey Cep (William Heinemann, 2019). The translation was published by Straits Literature and Art Publishing House in Fuzhou, China in July 2020. https://book.douban.com/subject/35092879/
New LinkedIn page for languages students and alumni
We've now got an SMLC LinkedIn page: https://www.linkedin.com/groups/13877964
The hope is that it will allow languages alumni to share their experiences of professional life after Warwick with fellow alumni and to offer advice and tips to current students. Join now!
Congratulations to Gianmarco Mancosu on his successful PhD Viva.
Congratulations to Gianmarco Mancosu who has had a very successful PhD Viva.
Want to share what’s great about being at your University? Have suggestions on what needs to improve around campus?
Have your say in the Warwick Student Experience Survey between 11 November and 8 December.
The School of Modern Languages and Cultures (SMLC) at the University of Warwick is pleased to invite applications for doctoral study commencing in September 2020.
Listen to Warwick Undergraduate student podcasts ahead of the visit to Warwick by our writer in residence 2018 Olga Grjasnowa!