Coin of the Month: A Bronze Neapolitan Coin and its Relevance to Rome
One of our alumni, Ieuan Luke, writes about the beginnings of Roman coinage in January's coin of the month.
Malcolm Hardman obituary
It is with sadness that we announce the death of former colleague, Dr Malcolm Hardman on 4 November 2019. Malcolm was a Reader in English and Comparative Literary Studies at the University of Warwick. He was a Senior Scholar in Classics at Trinity College, studied at Edinburgh, and taught at Hacettepe University, Turkey, Durham as well as Warwick.
His books included Ruskin and Bradford (1986), and Six Victorian Thinkers (1991) – both of which explore the interplay of ideas in local and worldwide cultural history. His A Kingdom in Two Parishes (1998) examined Lancashire Religious Writers and the English Monarchy in the period 1521-1689. His funeral is on 29 November at St James, Packington Park.
Warwick's Faculty of Arts is accepting applications for The Leverhulme Trust's Early Career Fellowships scheme. The Faculty will run an internal selection process to identify the candidates that it wishes to put forward and prospective applicants must submit an Expression of Interest by 10 January 2020.
Warwick Oral History Network
The Warwick Oral History Network has recently been awarded just over £700 of Public Engagement Funding to support the Warwickshire Wildlife Trust 'Memories of Binley Colliery' oral history project. The project is being led by Daniel Loveard of WWT. The application was drawn up by the OHN's administrative assistant, Pierre Botcherby, a PhD candidate in the department.
The aim is to interview local residents to collect memories of the colliery site as a working mine, in its derelict state post-closure, and in its current form as Claybrookes Marsh nature reserve. The project ties into WWT's larger National Heritage Lottery funded project for the Dunsmore Living Landscape, which aims to both restore the rural landscape (e.g. 300ha of historic woodland, 20km of historic hedgerows, 10 ponds, 20ha of grassland) and reconnect local people with the natural beauty on their doorstep. Tapping into residents' personal memories of the area is a key way of doing this. The funding will support the use of undergraduate volunteers from Warwick for archiving, interviewing, and transcribing, as well as contribute towards the costs of a community event in Binley upon completion of the project and the preparation/producing of a small booklet about the project findings.
More information on the project can be found here: https://warwick.ac.uk/fac/arts/schoolforcross-facultystudies/networksandinitiatives/oralhistorynetwork/ongoingprojects/binleycolliery/
More information about WWT/Dunsmore Living Landscape can be found here: https://www.exploredunsmore.org/the-fingerprint-of-man/
New translated Volumes of Malvasia's Life of Guido Reni edited by Proffesor Lorenzo Pericolo will be presented at the Pinacotena Nazionale Bologna on 21st January 2020.
These volumes arise from a radical re-discussion of historical sources and a deep exploration of the theoretical principles of Malvasia. Illustrated with numerous color images, and with a monographic essay by Lorenzo Pericolo, this publication constitutes the most complete study in recent times on the artist's work.
Sensing the City: An Urban Room is a collaborative exhibition curated by Sarah Shalgosky & Fiona Venables with contributions from artists Michael Lightborne, The Tank, Carolyn Deby/sirenscrossing. The exhibition also hosts a grid map of Coventry designed for Sensing the City by Dave Allen and contributions from Coventrians.
Monday, January 13 to Saturday, January 18.
We are bringing together the findings, stories, questions, images, inspirations and much more from our three years long journey in and around Coventry city centre in this exhibition taking place on 13-18th January 2020 at The Herbert Gallery. We are hoping this exhibition will serve as an Urban Room, to revisit together some of the key questions the research team and commissioned artists have been working with...
- How can the human body be in measure of the city?
- How can a focus on human sensing enhance the habitability of urban life?
- What do the sensed contours, textures and atmospheres of the city tell us about it?
- Who and what is Coventry city centre for?
- What kind of city do we wish to live in?
The AHRC-funded Midlands4Cities Doctoral Training Partnership (M4C) brings together eight leading universities across the Midlands to support the professional and personal development of the next generation of arts and humanities doctoral researchers. M4C is a collaboration between the University of Birmingham, Birmingham City University, University of Warwick, Coventry University, University of Leicester, De Montfort University, Nottingham Trent University and The University of Nottingham. M4C is awarding up to 94 doctoral studentships for UK/EU applicants for 2020 through an open competition and 15 Collaborative Doctoral Awards (CDA) through a linked competition with a range of partner organisations in the cultural, creative and heritage sector.
The Centre for Cultural and Media Policy Studies is inviting applications from students whose research interests connect with our fields of expertise in: cultural policy and the media and creative industries.
Congratulations to Gianmarco Mancosu on his successful PhD Viva.
Congratulations to Gianmarco Mancosu who has had a very successful PhD Viva.
**Competition now open for applications**
The HRC announces a competition for 3 internal Doctoral Fellows. Each Fellow will receive a research budget of £300 and a conference budget of £700 to organise a one-day interdisciplinary Post-Graduate Conference (to be held at Warwick, UK) during the academic year 2020-21
Fellowships are intended to enhance work on a PhD. Fellows can draw on their research budget for all reasonable expenses related to their PhD research, including travel to collections, conferences and purchase of books/DVDs. Fellows will organise a post-graduate one-day conference on a topic close to the area of their dissertation, bringing together scholars at all levels working in their field.
This is a one-year Fellowship and is not renewable. It is open to full-time and part-time students whose dissertations are being supervised in the Arts Faculty and Philosophy, including those holding other University and British Academy awards. If you will have completed at least one full-time year (or part-time equivalent) of Doctoral research by 1st October 2020, you are eligible to apply.
CIM is now accepting PhD applications for students who wish to be considered for a number of University scholarships, including ESRC scholarships (for social science applicants), CADRE scholarships (for arts and humanities students) and Chancellor's International Scholarships (for international students).
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