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British Academy Global Professorship

Congratulations to Professor Eric Csapo, who has been awarded a British Academy Global Professorship to come to our department from 2019 to 2023. He will be researching the History of the Ancient Theatre to 300 BC.

Wed 12 December 2018, 12:12 | Tags: Faculty of Arts Funding Research Show on homepage Research funding


Love on Blue Canvas, 1890, a new play by our graduate, Tara Morgan!

'Love on Blue Canvas, 1890' was written by Tara Morgan (who graduated with a first-class degree in English Literature in July 2018) and Chlöe Standen. Sold out at the Edinburgh Fringe, the play is now premiering in London at the Bridewell Theatre, 14/15 December 2018, 19.45. Follow the links to get tickets; and find the play on Facebook (, Twitter ( and Instagram ( They are also crowdfunding here

Sat 08 December 2018, 11:35

Film and Television Studies News

History News

I Am Waiting For You to Come Back: Family Wartime Diaries (Čekám až se vrátíš. Rodinné deníky z války)

Čekám, až se vrátíš
I Am Waiting For You to Come Back: Family Wartime Diaries (Čekám až se vrátíš. Rodinné deníky z války) is a new book edited by Dr Anna Hájková.

In the six months he spent in hiding in Prague prior to his arrest in August 1944, the Jewish Communist resistance fighter, Jany Lebovič, kept a diary. Jany was deported to Auschwitz and shot upon arrival. At the time of Jany’s arrest, the Nazis deported the mother of Jany’s friend, Pavla Hájková, for supporting this resistance group. Pavla was liberated from a Ravensbrück satellite camp, and throughout the months following her liberation, Pavla kept a diary testifying to her difficult return trip through a destroyed Germany to Prague, her new beginning in Prague, and her slow realization that her husband would never return. For Jany and Pavla, diary-writing represented a means of communicating with their beloved partners, from whom they were separated by the Nazis. These unique documents speak about the Holocaust, concentration camps, Communist resistance, and love in wartime. This edition of these two family diaries is accompanied by the editor’s historical introduction and critical commentary, memories of Pavla’s and Jany’s relatives, and photographs from family archives.

Details of all the monographs and edited collection of the Warwick University History Department's current academic staff are available online, and the details of all the monographs and edited collection of the Warwick University History Department's emeritus academic staff are also available online.


Fri 30 November 2018, 15:15 | Tags: Publication

History of Art News

Accessing ‘Island’ - Warwick students participate in discussion at Venice Biennale.

Students from the University of Warwick have been key participants in an open discussion/performance at the Venice Biennale British Pavilion. The event involved British Council steward research fellows, Warwick students, and pavilion visitors in a discussion about Island, the 2018 British entry. A web presentation has been produced by the organisers using quotes and photographs from the session: ‘Accessing ‘Island’: Experiencing the British Pavilion as (non)spectacle, as spectator, and as spectated'.

British Pavilion (Island), Venice Biennale, 28th November 2018.

Tue 11 December 2018, 09:41 | Tags: Public Engagement, Undergraduate, General

Theatre & Performance Studies News and Events

Call for papers: Cultures of the Left in the Age of Right-Wing Populism - Manifestations and Performances - Keynote Speaker: Professor Chantal Mouffe

Monday 15th- Wednesday 17th April 2019

Warwick University in Venice

Palazzo Pesaro Papafava

Keynote Speaker: Professor Chantal Mouffe

This event is the culmination of a substantial period of research funded by the British Academy Partnership and Mobility grant (2016-19) that brought together an interdisciplinary group of scholars from Warwick University (UK) and Jawaharlal Nehru University (India) as well as researchers, artists and activists from other European and overseas institutions and places. We are asking how could both the historical legacy of the Left and its current manifestations and performances contribute to formulating an aesthetic of resistance not only as a reactive practice, but as a way to sustain the politics of inclusion, equality, care for the commons and social justice? The concept, coined by playwright Peter Weiss against the backdrop of raising fascism in the 1930s—asserts that art and culture, by formulating an aesthetic of resistance, are the means of finding new modes of political action and new forms of social understanding. The urgency of this project is to explore the politics and aesthetics of these forms as means of dissent, but even more importantly, as strategies of sustaining the progressive political agenda both against the backdrop of the alarmingly rising Right and on its own term.

Cultural and Media Policy Studies News and Events

Postgraduate Winter Graduation Ceremony & Reception 2017/2018

CCMPS Postgraduate Winter Graduation will be held on Wednesday 16 January 2019

Ceremony : 11.00 am start, graduands & guests to be seated by 10.30 am

Wed 21 November 2018, 09:58 | Tags: Events

News and events

Oliver Davis comments on the gilets jaunes protests

Dr Oliver Davis appeared on France24, China Global TV and Russia Today to offer expert comment on the protests gripping France. This follows on from his recent article about the protests.

Thu 06 December 2018, 10:08 | Tags: French - News SMLC News



PhD Scholarships in CIM

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).

Wed 22 August 2018, 10:57 | Tags: news-item-2

Arts Faculty News

Celebration: Lost Duke Ellington Film of 1966 Concert in Coventry Cathedral Screening 29 December

  • Thought missing since broadcast in 1966
  • Concert described by the jazz pioneer himself as “one of the most satisfying things I have ever done. And the most important”.
  • To be shown to an audience for the first time since its original broadcast in the location it was recorded; Coventry Cathedral, on 29 December
  • Free tickets available via:

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