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Design Innovation - New Arts Discipline and Job Vacancy

Do you want to join us as we launch our new course developments in Innovation by Design? Are you able to inspire and support our students to become confident, capable, and impactful designerly change agents; working with diverse communities locally and internationally, to tackle significant design challenges with empathy, understanding and creativity? Do you have a vision for the application of new technologies? Can you support students to master new technologies and help others to utilise those technologies effectively?

As part of a University of Warwick Strategic Investment Funded initiative, the School for Cross-Faculty Studies is seeking applications for an Assistant Professor (Teaching-focussed) to support the development, launch and delivery of its new Innovation by Design course. The new interdisciplinary course will sit in the School for Cross-Faculty Studies, which is home to a range of the University’s inter- and transdisciplinary degrees. Currently, these comprise the undergraduate Liberal Arts and Global Sustainable Development (GSD) programmes and our recently launched postgraduate taught and research courses in GSD. All of our offerings are designed to be interactive learning experiences; placing our students as collaborators and co-creators in the classroom. Students take modules from other departments across the University. This enables them to benefit from different learning styles and perspectives and enriches their understanding of and responses to a range of contemporary global issues, allowing them to challenge and question solutions.

Accordingly, we are looking for an ambitious, forward-thinking academic who believes in the value of design thinking, problem-based, experiential and community-centred learning to develop, refine and generate the knowledge and skills required by our students to become ‘designerly change agents’.

As an Assistant Professor (Teaching-focused), you will use your knowledge of design thinking, research and practices, alongside your expertise in digital technologies and techniques, to create and deliver modules and courses that engage, enthuse and inspire students from a wide range of cultural backgrounds. You will possess knowledge of a range of teaching, learning and assessment strategies which you will employ in the development of high-quality teaching material.

You will join a successful and collegial team of academics in the School delivering cutting-edge research, innovative inter- and transdisciplinary teaching and outstanding student support.

We are looking for an enthusiastic and committed colleague, who is an excellent teacher and communicator, with a sound subject knowledge and who is passionate about making every aspect of our students’ experience of learning relevant and valuable.

Centre for Arts Doctoral Research Excellence Read more from Latest Announcements

‘Using Film to Affect Change: Mental Health, Social Advocacy and the Moving Image’

Film and Television Studies at the University of Warwick are delighted to be partnering with the Pod on a new collaborative research project: ‘Using Film to Affect Change: Mental Health, Social Advocacy and the Moving Image’.

Mon 11 Oct 2021, 09:08 | Tags: PGR, PhD

Classics and Ancient History Read more from Classics News and Events

Postdoctoral fellowships in the Dept of Classics & Ancient History at Warwick

The Dept of Classics and Ancient History, University of Warwick invites outstanding early career postdoctoral researchers to contact us with a view to applying for postdoctoral research fellowships (details below). Our Dept has particular interest in hosting researchers working within areas relevant to our research clusters:

· Ancient Literature and Thought

· Ancient Numismatics

· Ancient Spaces

· Classical Epigraphy

· Connecting Classics

· Medical Humanities and Greco-Arabic Studies

Recent research projects include ‘The Materiality of Graeco-Roman Festivals’; ‘Token Communities in the Ancient Mediterranean’; ‘Rome and the Coinages of the Mediterranean’; ‘Ashmolean Latin Inscriptions Project’; ‘A literary history of medicine: the best accounts of the classes of physicians by Ibn Abi Usaybi`ah (d. 1270)’. Early career researchers at Warwick have many opportunities to receive professional training, to apply for internal funding to support the organisation of research events, and to work in a stimulating interdisciplinary research environment. Our Dept was recently assessed as 3rd in the UK for Research Excellence in Classics:

To discover more about the Dept’s research interests and to identify a potential mentor:

Please check carefully the criteria for eligibility for each scheme before contacting us.

Please first contact a potential mentor in the Dept and then send the following to Prof. Alison Cooley, Director of Research (

· 2-page outline of proposed project

· Academic curriculum vitae

These schemes are all extremely competitive. The Dept will select the strongest and most suitable applicants for support, but regrets that it will be unable to support every applicant.

European Commission MSCA Postdoctoral Fellowships 2022 (2 years) opens in a new window

Deadlines: Monday 15th August for contacting the Dept: potential applications will then be sifted by the Dept’s Research Committee; 14th September 2022 application deadline.

British Academy Postdoctoral Fellowship (3 years)

Please be aware that applicants can only apply to this scheme once during the three years following the award of your PhD. opens in a new window

Deadlines: 1st September for contacting the Dept. Stage one outline application deadline: 12th October 2022.

Leverhulme Trust Early Career Fellowship (3 years) opens in a new window

Deadlines: 1st December for contacting the Dept. Application deadline expected during February 2023.

Newton International Fellowships (British Academy) (2 years)

Deadlines: 1st December for contacting the Dept. Application deadline expected during March 2023.

English and Comparative Literary Studies Read more from English & Comparative Literary Studies News

Film and Television Studies Read more from News

Film and Television Scores 96.3% in Latest National Student Survey (NSS)

Film and Television Studies has scored 96.3% student satisfaction for Overall Quality of Teaching and Learning in the 2022 National Student Survey.

Fri 08 Jul 2022, 15:10 | Tags: staff, teaching

History Read more from History News

Article by Dr Simon Peplow about the police and "institutional racism"

Dr Simon Peplow has written an article about the police and "institutional racism" for The Conversation, please see further details at:,

History of Art Read more from History of Art News

Research Excellence Framework 2021

100% of our research is "world-leading" or "internationally excellent"

Thu 12 May 2022, 14:42 | Tags: Public Engagement, Funding, Impact, Research, Research Groups

Theatre and Performance Studies Read more from Theatre & Performance Studies News

Sensing the City research team launch new exhibition

Urban Sensographies: an Urban Room takes place at Metropolis between 22 and 30 July and is free and open to the public

Draws upon the three-year Sensing the City project that explored Coventry using human senses to gather data

Tue 26 Jul 2022, 16:02 | Tags: Dr Goran Petrović-Lotina

School of Modern Languages and Cultures Read more from SMLC - News and events

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.

Global Sustainable Development Read more from Global Sustainable Development News

GSD Student Presents Research at World PhD Students Sustainability Summit 2022

The World PhD Students Sustainability Summit 2022 was organised by the European School of Sustainability Science and Research, the Inter-University Sustainable Development Research Programme, and the European Alliance for Sustainability Research Rationale. One of our PhD students, Grace Kamanga, presented her research at the summit. Find out about Grace's experience of the summit and the research she presented.

Liberal Arts Read more from Liberal Arts News

Liberal Arts students visit Venice for “A Sustainable Serenissima” led by Dr Bryan Brazeau

Groups of students in Venice

In early July 2022, as part of the Warwick International Intensive Study Programme (WIISP), Liberal Arts and the School for Cross-faculty Studies offered an onsite module in Venice for 16 Warwick students (including students from Liberal Arts and Global Sustainable Development) and students from select international partners.

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Humanities Research Centre Read more from HRC News

CALL FOR PAPERS – Journal Issue - Literature and Global Responsibility: Narratives, Questions, and Challenges

Literature and Global Responsibility: Narratives, Questions, and Challenges

Guest editor: Stefano BellinLink opens in a new window (University of Warwick)Deadline for abstract submissions: October 1, 2022Notification of acceptance: December 10, 2022Submission of full articles: October 1, 2023

Tentative publication date: late 2024

Many of the problems of today’s world are global in nature and scope, and thus need to be approached in a global fashion. Yet, as the reaction to the Covid-19 pandemic shows, we struggle to think and act in truly global terms. This special issue will explore how literature can help us to develop a theoretical framework that enhances our understanding of global responsibility. ‘Global’ stands here both for worldwide and comprehensive: it draws attention to our global relations of interdependence and to the complex networks of actions and inactions that create the conditions of possibility for oppression. Focusing on literary case studies that illuminate some of the most consequential forms of global violence and injustice (e.g., imperialism, the global border regime, racial discrimination, narcopolitics, exploitation, ecological degradation, etc.), this special issue aims to foster a debate on the macro-structures that enable and perpetuate global injustice as well as on the role of coalitions of individuals in propping up or fighting those forms of injustice. The goal is threefold: to explore which forms of literary writing are better suited to cultivate a sense of global responsibility; to debate how and to what extent ordinary citizens are responsible for large-scale forms of violence and injustice that, although vast and global in their nature, involve us in very tangible and material ways; and to discuss how our imagination can be engaged critically in order to come to terms and resist our own complicity with systemic violence and oppression.

The key questions that this special issue seeks to address are:

  • How can contemporary literature facilitate our critical and political engagement with forms of violence and injustice that are global in nature and scope?
  • How can contemporary literature help us to clarify and bring into focus the notion of ‘global responsibility’?
  • Which literary tools are more effective in developing our political imagination and sense of responsibility?
  • How can literature address the representational challenges posed by forms of violence and injustice whose causes are dispersed, incremental, and relatively invisible?
  • How much can we stretch the idea of responsibility – a concept that has its roots meaning in response, and a practice that involves political literacy, critical awareness, and situated thinking?
  • How can we develop a notion of responsibility that accounts for complex causality without losing political traction?

This special issue welcomes scholars working in all languages, geographical areas, and theoretical frameworks, and encourages proposals that take an interdisciplinary or cross-disciplinary approach.

Suggested topics include both theoretical and comparative approaches to contemporary literature and avenues of research related to:

  • Literature and the questions of agency, accountability, and political responsibility (in the context of specific global issues)
  • Literature and the challenge of envisioning alterity across hierarchies of power
  • Literary tools, modes of textual engagement, and worldly ethics
  • Structural injustice and literary imaginations
  • Literature and systemic racism
  • Literature and international migration
  • Literature and decolonial thought/praxis
  • Literature and the legacies of collective violence
  • Literature and the Anthropocene/Capitalocene
  • Epistemic (in)justice and resistant imaginations
  • World literature and global justice

Call for PapersI invite authors to submit abstract proposals for the "Literature and Global Responsibility: Narratives, Questions, and Challenges" special issue before October 1, 2022. The proposal should include a 500-word abstract, 5 keywords, and a biographical note (200 words) that includes the author's name, institutional affiliation, key publications and research outputs / projects. Proposals and questions should be sent to opens in a new window.The selected abstracts will be included in a volume proposal that will be submitted for consideration to an international, peer-reviewed, top-tier journal. Please note that the acceptance of your abstract does not guarantee the publication of your article. The full drafts will be reviewed by the guest editor and then submitted for blind peer review.

Sun 10 Jul 2022, 14:06 | Tags: Publications

Centre for Cultural and Media Policy Studies Read more from Cultural and Media Policy Studies News and Events

Artists After Covid podcast

We are pleased to announced the latest in our podcasts exploring the impacts of Covid on the cultural sector. 'Artists After CovidLink opens in a new window' is a live recording of an event at Birmingham Rep on 28th March exploring what steps we can take to build back a fairer and more sustainable work environment for creative freelancers.

Wed 18 May 2022, 17:10 | Tags: Events, Impact, Industry, Diversity and Inclusion

Centre for the Study of the Renaissance Read more from News

Welcome to Dr Tom Pert!

We are delighted to welcome our newest Leverhulme ECF DrTom Pert, who will work closely with his mentor Professor Beat Kümin on his new research project entitled ‘Refugees and the Thirty Years War’.

Tue 01 Feb 2022, 11:59

Early Modern and Eighteenth Century Centre Read more from News

Dr Henry Cohn (1936-2021)

"The History Department is deeply saddened by the passing of its Emeritus Reader, Dr Henry J. Cohn. Henry grew up in London and entered University College, Oxford, as a scholar, in 1954. Having taken his BA in 1957 and DPhil in 1963 (with a thesis on the government of the Rhine Palatinate in the fifteenth century), he moved on to a temporary post at Glasgow and a Lectureship in History at Leicester before coming to Warwick in 1967, two years after the foundation of the university​. Here, he immediately gained the respect of his colleagues, serving as acting head in 1969 when still a lecturer and leading the department formally from 1986-89. As he told Bernard Capp and Fred Reid respectively, the latter proved a 'doddle' early on but then turned into a demanding job that required all his managerial and administrative skills. He convened a second-year module on ‘Germany in the Age of the Reformation’ and a Year 3 special subject on ‘The German Peasants’ War 1524-25', taking all his academic duties extremely seriously and setting exacting standards in all student-facing activities right up to his retirement in​ 2003. At the same time, however, Henry remained a distinguished researcher, drawing not least on his knowledge of multiple languages. He had particular interests in the political history of the Holy Roman Empire on the eve of the Reformation (the subject of a monograph on The Government of the Rhine Palatinate in the Fifteenth Century, translated into German in 2013), the German Peasants’ War of 1525 (where he identified anticlericalism as a central factor in a seminal 1979 Past & Present article) and latterly the Imperial Diet (the subject of several recent essays). As a recognized authority in the field of Reformation studies, he served as external examiner to Lyndal Roper, now Regius Professor of History at Oxford. Alongside, Henry took a life-long interest in Jewish history, most recently with a focus on the contested pontificate of Pius XII. At this moment, our thoughts are with his wife Loretta, family and friends. The History Department will remember Dr Henry J. Cohn as an esteemed colleague, dedicated teacher and eminent scholar."
For personal recollections by friends and former colleagues see:
Fri 05 Feb 2021, 09:05

Global History and Culture Centre Read more from News from the Global History and Culture Centre

Maxine Berg selects her 'Five Best Books' on global history

From the Indian cottons that were traded around Asia and Africa in the Middle Ages, to the global dominance of the blue-and-white pottery of Jingdezhen, historian Maxine Berg introduces five books that transformed our understanding of the past millennium and are significant milestones in the development of the vibrant field of global history.

Thu 28 Jul 2022, 20:47

Centre for Interdisciplinary Methodologies Read more from CIM News

Research project "Ethnic inequalities in cycling"

What are the barriers to cycling amongst ethnic minority groups? What are the policy challenges in achieving cycling equity? The newest CIM research project “Ethnic inequalities in cycling – advocacy and policy in London” aims to answer these questions using a mixed methods design. The project is funded by the Institute of Advanced Study research grant, secured by Dr Zofia Bednarowska-Michaiel (CIM).

Wed 03 Aug 2022, 13:13 | Tags: mobilities, inequalities, Zofia Bednarowska-Michaiel