September coin of the month: The lead tokens of Roman Egypt: Thoughts on Function
As part of the initiative to put the tokens of the Ashmolean Museum online (generously funded by the Humanities Research Fund and the European Research Council), Denise Wilding explores The Lead Tokens of Roman Egypt: Thoughts on Function.
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British Academy Postdoctoral Fellowship Scheme 2021-22 - upcoming deadline for applications
The Faculty of Arts at the University of Warwick encourages outstanding postdoctoral scholars to apply to The British Academy Postdoctoral Fellowship scheme, for Fellowships hosted at Warwick starting in the 2021/22 academic year. See HERE for details.
Deadline 5pm on Thursday 10th September 2020
Online Book Launch for Stephen Gundle's 'Fame amid the Ruins: Italian Film Stardom in the Age of Neorealism'
Stephen Gundle's recent book Fame amid the Ruins: Italian Film Stardom in the Age of Neorealism (Berghahn, 2020) will be discussed with the author in an online presentation by Robert Gordon (Cambridge) and Catherine O'Rawe (Bristol) on 30 September. Anyone is welcome to join this free event, which will take place on Zoom between 18.15 and 19.45. Booking is required at least 24 hours before by registering on this link: https://www.history.ac.uk/seminars/modern-italian-history
Dr Danielle Stewart, specialist in Modern and Contemporary art and architecture across Latin America, joins the department.
Today brings bumper news for Silvija Jestrovic. This summer Silvija has published her latest monograph: ‘Performances of Authorial Presence and Absence: The Author Dies Hard’. Silvija is running a third year module around this research in the 2020/1 academic year.
This summer it was also announced that Silvija has also been promoted to Professor of Theatre and Performance Studies. Congratulations Silvija and enjoy the celebrations!
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Brand new Accelerator & Incubator @1millstreet Leamington Spa for Warwick's creative and digital graduates
We inspire, educate & incubate on campus and at 1 Mill Street offering space, business support, mentoring and networking to support the growth of creative ideas, enterprises and innovation.
Do you have a creative business idea?
Our incubator will help graduate businesses become part of the UK’s largest creative cluster outside Greater London. Creative Futures provides an exciting opportunity for business teams to develop their entrepreneurial skills, test, launch and pitch their business ideas and get 6 months of free space and support to develop their creative enterprises in Leamington Spa.
Applications will open on 3rd August although we are collect Expressions of Interest now. This allows people to get further details and be notified as soon as applications launch; https://warwick.ac.uk/fac/cross_fac/enterprise/creativeanddigital/creativefutures-register
Hear from Dr Jonathan Skinner (English and Comparative Literary Studies) about his critical and creative work in the field of ecopoetics. Jonathan illuminates for us the importance of the writing and study of poetry in environmental contexts, and highlights the important work that poetry can do in times of environmental crisis. He reads here his poem ‘Paragraphs on Forest Bathing’, written for the HS2 protest encampment at Cubbington Woods, Warwickshire.
The International Conference of Undergraduate Research (ICUR) is an annual academic conference, led and sponsored by the University of Warwick and Monash University, connecting student researchers globally using video conferencing technology.
This year, the forum will take place on the 29-30 September and will be modified to accommodate current pandemic restrictions. Both audience and presenters will join the conference virtually through the new ICUR App. A number of students from the School for Cross-faculty Studies will be presenting their research at ICUR next week.
New study documents the behavioural impacts of phones and social support networks in rural Southeast Asia
Image credit: Dr Marco J Haenssgen
A new paper demonstrates the facilitating yet potentially inequitable role of mobile phones in rural healthcare access.
GSD researcher Marco J Haenssgen, Giacomo Zanello (University of Reading), and Nutcha Charoenboon (University of Bristol) have released a new paper in the prestigious journal World Development. Analysing health behaviours in rural Thailand and Laos, the researchers highlight the complexities of technological change and caution against over-enthusiastic medical interventions that aim to promote health through mobile phones.
Invited lecture on “Whispered Secrets, Encrypted Lives” at “The Everyday Life of Deconstruction: On the Anecdotal in Jacques Derrida und Hélène Cixous”
Naomi Waltham-Smith is giving an invited lecture entitled “Whispered Secrets, Encrypted Lives” at a two-day conference hosted by the Universität Zürich on “The Everyday Life of Deconstruction: On the Anecdotal in Jacques Derrida und Hélène Cixous.” Her pre-circulated text, written during the final months of a fellowship at Akademie Schloss Solitude among a community of international writers and artists, is an experimental essay that explores the undecidability between fiction and reality that guards the secrets of the anecdotal life. For her talk, she offers reflections and anecdotes on the practice of writing and on the life of her text in its entanglements with Cixous and Derrida’s exchanges about reading, listening, and secrets.