The Architect's Journal (23/11/2022) AJ Architecture Awards 2022 winners revealed Feilden Clegg Bradley Studios has brought together all University of Warwick's arts departments under one roof for the first time in a new £43 million faculty building. Four light-filled pavilions grouped around a central stair, designed around the site's trees, sit at the heart of a parkland campus. The judges thought the scheme was ‘worthy of note' for its ‘pure architectural diagram'. They praised the atrium for its success in bringing the programme together. ‘It's a clear heart to the centre of the building,' they said.
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’.
New Publication: Reverse-Engineering History: Re-presenting the Chichester Tablet Using Laser Scanning and 3D Printing, Studies in Conservation 2022
Publication of collaborative project between Classics & Ancient History + WMG, funded by the Institute for Advanced Studies.
3D digitization methods have become essential tools in cultural heritage practice. Methods like laser scanning and photogrammetry are being widely applied for the conservation of priceless objects and for enabling audience engagement with history. Such data have value as a new wave of multisensory museum practice ripples through the sector and could provide a perfect use for the enormous corpus of 3D data in cultural heritage. This paper documents such an application, where laser scanning has been used in conjunction with 3D printing to re-present the Chichester Roman tablet, an object of key importance in early Romano-British history, to new audiences. It details the process used to digitize the tablet and recreate different versions of its missing text and its state of preservation. It describes how such data can play a role beyond just documentation. Discussed is how such approaches enrich families’ engagement in cultural heritage and how such material can used as didactic material in higher education.
The Department of English and Comparative Literary Studies at the University of Warwick encourages outstanding postdoctoral scholars to apply to The Leverhulme Trust’s Early Career Fellowships scheme, for Fellowships starting in the 2023/24 academic year.
University of Warwick named as one of the UK’s Top 10 Universities by the Guardian
The University of Warwick has been placed 8th in the Guardian University Guide 2023.
The Guardian University Guide is among the UK’s most highly respected university rankings. It takes a variety of factors into consideration including student satisfaction, entry standards, student-staff-ratios, continuation, expenditure per student, teaching quality and career prospects.
26 subjects offered at the University of Warwick were included in the ranking, of which 10 were ranked in the top 5 including: Accounting & Finance, Biomedical Science, Business, Management & Marketing, Drama & Dance, Economics, Education, English, International Relations, Media & Film Studies, and Politics. A further six subjects were in the top 10.
Warwick was the highest ranked institution in the Midlands region. The University was also given special recognition under the category of Media and Film Studies, in which Film and Television Studies was rated as number one in the UK.
The announcement follows shortly after the University was also named one of the UK’s Top 10 universities in The Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide 2023, further cementing its position as one of the UK’s best universities.
Warwick’s success in both the Guardian and The Times rankings is supported by the findings of the recent National Student Survey (NSS), where the University scored 81.4 per cent for overall student satisfaction, placing it third within the Russell Group of universities overall.
Warwick was also rated as first amongst the Russell Group for Student Voice and for Assessment and Feedback, and ranked amongst the top five institutions for Academic Support, Learning Opportunities, Teaching and Organisation and Management.
This result follows from last year’s Research Excellence Framework (REF) 92% which assessed Warwick’s research to be world-leading or internationally excellent.
Professor Stuart Croft, Vice-Chancellor at the University of Warwick, said: “I’m pleased to see Warwick continue to be placed in the top ten of two of the leading university rankings this year. Warwick continues to excel in world class education, have cutting-edge facilities, and a highly motivated and ambitious student community. These elements combine to create an environment to learn, grow, and thrive.
“Our continued successes at Warwick are testament to everyone involved with the University and their dedication, commitment, and passion for delivering an outstanding experience.”
Professor Helen Wheatley, Director of Film and Television Studies at the University of Warwick, said: “We are delighted that Warwick has been ranked first for Media & Film Studies. Film and Television Studies, the first department of its kind in the country, continues to deliver excellent research and teaching thanks to the hard work and dedication of our wonderful staff, and to our students who inspire us to innovate in the classroom and beyond.”
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Injecting Hope: The race for a COVID-19 vaccine to premiere at the Science Museum in London, 30 November 2022. Contribution from Professor Roberta Bivins, Director of Centre for the History of Medicine.
This November, free exhibition Injecting Hope: The race for a COVID-19 vaccine will open at the Science Museum to explore the global response to the COVID-19 pandemic. The History department’s Professor Roberta Bivins, Director of Centre for the History of Medicine, has been involved with this amazing exhibition as an advisor.
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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
At the start of term, the brand-new Warwick Award – from Student Opportunity – officially opened its doors to all undergraduate and postgraduate taught students…have you registered yet?
The Award recognises and showcases all of the employability skills you’re building across your entire Warwick experience, to help put you in a position to make the start to life after graduation that you want to. It’s free to join, can be personalised to match your own skills development and can be completed whenever works best for you during your studies here.
It’s never too early – or too late – to start reflecting on your own skills development, and the Warwick Award will make that task much easier. More than 5,000 students have already registered in the last month alone, why not join them?
Head to the Award’s website to check out their launch video and register.
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'Queering the Pitch?' Male Survivors and Conflict-Related Sexual Violence
Wednesday 2 November 2022, 12:45-1:45 pm, Room R2.41 (Ramphal Building) and online on MS Teams
Professor Chris Dolan from the Global Sustainable Development Department will be giving a talk about the multiple ways in which the phenomenon of sexual violence against men - and the realities experienced by the survivors produced by that violence – destabilise established understandings of how such violence works, who is victimized by it, and how and why it needs to be tackled. It then looks at how this destabilisation in turn challenges us to reconsider core assumptions about the relationship between data and intervention.
All Warwick staff, students, and alumni are welcome to attend. Register for the event.Link opens in a new window
We are extremely proud of Dr Bryan Brazeau (Liberal Arts) and Dr Gioia Panzarella (Global Sustainable Development) for winning the 2022 Warwick Awards for Personal Tutoring Excellence (WAPTE)! The WAPTE Team received more nominations than ever before this year from both students and staff, so it is a real testament to their commitments to personal tutoring to be acknowledged at this level.
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The Centre is delighted to see that the Waterproofing Data project involving Prof Joanne Garde-Hansen as a co-investigator on flood memories in Brazil has been shortlisted for the 2022 THE Awards 'Project of the Year' in the category of Research Project of the Year: Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences.
Warwick Renaissance PhD Candidate Iván Parga Ornelas wins the 2022 Ann Moss Early Career Essay Prize
Warwick Renaissance PhD Candidate Iván Parga Ornelas is this year's winner of the Ann Moss Essay Prize, awarded by the Society for Neo-Latin Studies (SNLS) for an essay by a postgraduate or Early career researcher on a Neo-Latin topic. The award was announced on 17th November 2022 during the Annual General Meeting of the SNLS which took place in London. The title of his winning essay was 'The Promise of Immortality in Maffeo Vegio’s Supplementum Aeneidos'. Previous winners of this award can be viewed at https://warwick.ac.uk/fac/arts/ren/snls/essayprize/
The Early Modern and Eighteenth-Century Centre at the University of Warwick, together with GIS Sociabilités/Sociability network in France, aims to explore the intersection of sociability with the themes of food, politics and travel in the early modern period (1550-1850). The conference coincides with the Visiting Professorship of Dena Goodman (University of Michigan), who has devoted much of her career to studying sociability in eighteenth-century France. In her keynote, she will reflect on the political implications of the family/friendship binary for the history of sociability between 1750 and 1850.
Explore newly uncovered stories of African and Asian children in the care of the eighteenth-century Foundling Hospital.
Tiny Traces presents a rich history of London life from 1739-1820, a key period in Britain’s colonial past. Follow the stories of more than a dozen children from the African and Asian diasporas through personal items, physical artefacts, works of art and archival documents. Visitors can also explore the circumstances surrounding their admission to the Hospital, including the parents’ lives, the Hospital’s ties to Empire and the wider picture of colonial Britain.
Curated by Warwick PhD researcher Hannah Dennett
30 Sep 2022 - 19 Feb 2023
Naomi Waltham-Smith has been awarded a BA/Leverhulme Research Grant for her project exploring how recent French philosophy has conceptualized the imbrication of listening in the idea and practice of democracy and of nationalism. Over the next two years, she will be spending time at the Bibliothèque nationale de France in Paris and the Institut Mémoires de l’édition contemporaine conducting research on unpublished and largely unstudied seminars, texts, and correspondence of Derrida, Foucault, Cixous, and the Groupe d’information sur les prisons.
It is widely claimed that we live in an age of political distrust and disaffection ripe for the resurgence of right populisms. This project proposes a novel analysis by developing a vernacular diagnosis moulded by the commentariat: rich democracies today are undergoing a crisis of listening. While the term is frequently used in contemporary discourse, there is no recognizable concept of listening in the history of political philosophy. Contributing to a larger project that unearths more or less subterranean concepts of listening in European philosophy and its interlocutors, the proposed archival research examines unpublished texts from an especially resonant seam of late twentieth-century French thought that address listening in relation to democracy and nationalism. The chief outputs of this archival research will be two journal articles and it will contribute substantially to a larger monograph project for a major university press, in addition to dissemination across disciplines and beyond academia.