The Dept of Classics & Ancient History at Warwick offers a number of fees only awards (Home/EU) for MA (taught + research routes) or PhD study, part-time or full-time. Each of these awards is for the academic year 2020/21 only. Students may reapply for support in future years, but this is not guaranteed. There is no fixed distribution between PhD and MA fees awards.
Please click on the link for full details of eligibility & how to apply. Deadline: Friday 6th March 2020.
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 Postgraduate History Conference 28th-29th May 2020 - CALL FOR PAPERS
We cordially invite proposals to present at the 2020 History Department Postgraduate Conference, to be held in the Wolfson Research Exchange on Thursday 28th and Friday 29th May.
In previous years, the conference has served as an invaluable opportunity for postgraduate students to present and discuss their research in a supportive and intellectually stimulating environment. We thoroughly encourage all graduate students to attend and participate.
Papers should be approximately 15 minutes in length. All papers will be organised into panels and will be followed by a further 30 minutes of questions and discussion led by the panel chair.
We welcome proposals from all current postgraduate students. Proposals should include the following information:
- Abstract: 300 words
- Biographical Statement: 100 words
- Summary: 50 words
Summaries will be used in the conference programme to describe each individual paper. They should briefly describe the main point your paper makes and why you feel this is significant.
All proposals should be submitted to email@example.com by no later than Monday 23rd March, 2020. Successful applicants will be informed by the end of April.
For general queries, please contact the organising committee at: firstname.lastname@example.org
Call for papers on Architecture in the Arts: The Intersection of Artistic and Architectural Practice on a Global Scale. Open to postgraduate students, early career researchers and established scholars alike, papers focusing on the period between c. 1300 and c. 1600 will be presented at a study day and will be considered for publication in a special issue of Architectural History.
Proposals of Max. 300 words for twenty-minute contributions and a brief CV should be sent to Livia Lupi (email@example.com) by 13 March 2020
This award is designed to provide practical and financial support for Theatre and Performance Studies students who plan to create a piece of extra-curricular performance work in the department with a view to submitting this work to the Edinburgh Festival or a similar public platform. The recipients of this award will receive up to £600 to help mount the work.
Upcoming Creative & Digital Events at Warwick
Incident in Hanau near Frankfurt
You may be aware that there was a shooting in Hanau near Frankfurt last night and that several people were killed.
If you have been affected in any way by what happened, please get in touch with us (either with Andrea Klaus or Elisabeth Herrmann, the Head of German, or your Personal Tutor). The counselling support is also available at firstname.lastname@example.org. The emergency phone number for the university is 024765-22222 (24/7).
**Now open for applications**
The Humanities Research Centre funds 3 internal fellowships for PhD students and early career scholars wanting to conduct short periods of research abroad. These fellowships are intended to support trips of 2-4 weeks that will deepen and broaden research links between Warwick and research institutions in North America and Europe and/or to further individual research projects in archives and collections. Applicants are responsible for arranging travel, itineraries and accommodation, although we can provide support and assistance in these areas. We encourage applicants to seek out contacts in the institutions they want to visit in advance of their applications and to provide details of these in their material (you do not need to provide written references). Your trip must be more than simply presenting a paper at a conference and you must clearly demonstrate the potential benefits to Warwick in your application.
New Faculty of Arts building artwork commission. Can you spare 10 minutes to talk to artist Matthew Raw and to express your feelings and plans about the move of the Arts and Humanities departments into the new building? He is interested in talking to anyone who will live with the building (and mural!) every day. If you would like to be involved, please contact Sarah Shalgosky asap at S.H.Shalgosky@warwick.ac.uk.
Dr Stephanie Panichelli-Batalla to run session for short course on oral history
In November 2020, Head of School for Cross-faculty Studies Dr Stephanie Panichelli-Batalla will run a four-hour-long session on her research on Life Stories of Cuban Internationalist Healthcare Professionals. The session will be for a course titled "Fuentes orales para la investigación en artes y humanidades" (Oral sources for research in arts and humanities).
The course will be offered to PhD students of the Universidad Autónoma de Madrid working in the Arts and Humanities field and who are interested in working with oral sources but have not yet received any training to do so.
The short course on oral history is a result of a successful funding application by colleagues at the Universidad Autónoma de Madrid, Dr Particia Mayayo and Dr Neomi Deharo.
L-R: Seiwaa Osei Afriyie, H.E Samira Bawumia (Republic of Ghana)
On 25-26 January 2020, the Warwick Africa Summit 2020 took place in the Oculus Building at the University of Warwick. The Warwick Africa Summit is an interdisciplinary conference focused on African development and is solely organised by students. Students from the GSD Department were part of the team behind the Warwick Africa Summit 2020, including final year Sociology and GSD student Seiwaa Osei Afriyie (President of the Warwick Africa Summit), second year Single Honours GSD student Taigh Adebajo (Co-Director of Finance) and second year Single Honours GSD student Trinity Awelo (Logistics). As President of the Warwick Africa Summit, Seiwaa has put together her highlights of the event.
Full time, fixed term contract until 30 September 2021.
Applications are invited for a Teaching Fellow in the Centre for Interdisciplinary Methodologies and the University of Warwick Q-Step Centre. You will be an outstanding early career or PhD scholar with expertise in computational social science and digital research methodology. You will be expected to contribute to the Q-Step Centre Postgraduate and Undergraduate degrees, and (if required) other existing degree programmes, by teaching on existing modules. You will also be required to develop your own option module in collaboration with other members of the Q-Step Centre. You will be based in the Centre for Interdisciplinary Methodologies.
You will have the ability and willingness to teach modules with a focus on big data analysis (QS906) and machine learning (IM931). You will undertake module development, lecturing, seminar and workshop teaching, essay tutorials, dissertation supervision, office hours, marking of postgraduate work, and monitoring of student attendance in accordance with the Centre’s quality assurance practices and, where appropriate, provide pastoral support and guidance during the academic year.
You should have completed a PhD in a relevant subject or have your viva in hand.
All applications must be accompanied by a CV and covering letter and names of three referees. If you have not had the viva for your PhD, at least one of your referees should be a current supervisor.
Please direct informal inquiries to Professor Noortje Marres, email@example.com
Potential candidates are also welcome to contact the Director of Warwick Q-Step Centre, Prof Ulf Liebe (Ulf.Liebe@warwick.ac.uk).
Application Deadline: 28 February 2020