Coin of the Month: The crocodile as a symbol of Egypt on a victory coin of Augustus
Undergraduate student Richa Snell explores the use of the crocodile on an aureus of Augustus in this piece.
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.
Midlands4Cities Funding Competition Open for 2020/2021 Applications
Looking for PhD funding in 2020? Midlands4Cities are recruiting their next cohort of researchers to join the vibrant community in the Midlands! There is a lot to be excited about this year with 15 amazing collaborative doctoral projects and 94 studentships available! http://www.midlands4cities.ac.uk
For full details and eligibility criteria please see: https://warwick.ac.uk/fac/arts/cadre/prospectivestudents/scholarships/m4c
The Department of History of Art at the University of Warwick is inviting applications for the AHRC-funded Midlands4Cities Doctoral Training Partnership from students whose research interests connect with our fields of expertise.
Applicants must discuss their proposal with their preferred supervisor and have applied for a place to study ensuring that two academic references are submitted using the Midlands4Cities online reference form by noon on 14 January 2020.
For full details of eligibility, funding, research supervision areas and CDA projects, and for dates of our November application writing workshops, please visit: https://www.midlands4cities.ac.uk/ or contact email@example.com
Throughout 2019 Nadine Holdsworth was involved in a collaborative project with Coventry University and the homeless charity Coventry Cyrenians to investigate how arts methodologies, dramatic scenarios and gamification could be used to raise awareness and empathy in young people regarding homelessness. Based on ‘real-life’ stories, the resulting ‘Homeless Monopoly’ board-game aims to expose the multiple pathways into homelessness, the issues faced by homeless people and the support mechanisms available for those at risk of or experiencing homelessness. During the summer of 2019 the game was piloted with a number of groups including pupils from Cardinal Newman and service users of Coventry Cyrenians.
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.
SMLC STAFF & STUDENT CHRISTMAS PARTY
4 DECEMBER: 5.00 – 7.00PM
Come along to celebrate a multi-lingual Christmas, with festive drinks, nibbles, sweets, music and culture from around the SMLC world. We look forward to seeing you there.
**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).
The University of Warwick is celebrating the progress of its new Faculty of Arts development with a ceremony to mark the progress in construction.