Arts Faculty News
Warwick with Venice: New Venue Opening Event 22 May
The University of Warwick is proud of its long-standing connections with Venice. Our History and History of Art departments have collectively taught students in Venice for well over 50 years. From 2007, the University had a base in the Cannaregio district of the city. Other departments, including Italian Studies, WBS, Global Sustainable Development, Economics, WMG, and the Centre for the Study of the Renaissance, also used this space to deliver short courses and host academic conferences.
Circumstances necessitated the search for a new premises. After an interim period during which we were hosted by Ca’ Foscari, a new location was identified: the Palazzo Giustinian Lolin.
The opening event for the new venue was held on the 22nd May followed by a series of bi-lateral meetings between academics from Warwick and their counterparts from Ca' Foscari University on the 23rd May.
Totally FAB: Warwick Arts building wins RIBA Regional Award and Regional Building of the Year – West Midlands
At the RIBA Regional Award ceremony yesterday the architects, Feilden, Clegg, Bradley Studios and the University of Warwick were presented with two regional RIBA awards for the FAB building. In particular the RIBA Regional Building of the Year Award - the top award of the night.
Quickfire questions with PhD Scholarship student, Dr Kimberley Thomas
We caught up with Dr Kimberley Thomas (BA History 2010, MA History 2012, PhD Caribbean Studies, 2020) to talk about her time at Warwick, ahead of her return to deliver a Caribbean seminar series.
Playing the Long Game
Journalist, author, higher education professional, proof-reader, and editor...Annette Rubery (PhD English and Comparative Literary Studies, 1999) has spent the 30-plus years since graduating honing her editorial and marketing skillset. After more than ten years working in higher education, Annette is embarking on a new role with the UK Council for Graduate Education. Here, she reflects on the small stepping stones and mammoth milestones along the way.
How the Past Informs the Present
Features writer and editor for The Boar, Vice President of Warwick HisSoc and Deputy Editor of Warwick Politics Society’s Perspectives, alumna Celia Bergin (BA History and Politics, 2022) certainly made the most of her time at Warwick. Graduating with a first-class degree, she jumped straight into the world of journalism. Now working as a reporter for Bloomberg News, Celia reflects on how these experiences helped her get there.
Let Them Eat Quiche: A Culinary History of Coronation Food
In conversation with The Independent Professor Rebecca Earle, from the University of Warwick said. "This is a genuine innovation. Historically, members of the public were not urged to celebrate coronations by inventing new dishes, or by recreating the menus of the official banquets. Home cooks hoping to replicate the côtelettes de bécassines à la Souvaroff served at Edward VII’s 1902 coronation would have confronted a complex recipe involving fillets of snipe, pâté, brandy and truffles,” she says.
“The method was later described in royal chef Gabriel Tschumi’s cookbook [Royal Chef: Recollections of life in royal households from Queen Victoria to Queen Mary], but it was unlikely to inspire any but the most intrepid.
“Today’s efforts to encourage us all to join in by baking a coronation quiche reflect the enormous popularity of cooking as a leisure activity, as well as the monarchy’s attempts to repackage themselves for the 21st century.”
Rules of Engagement: the Five Rules of Love in Regency England
Professor Sarah Richardson from Warwick's Department of History talks to MyScienceLink opens in a new window about the ‘Rules of love in Regency England’ with creative links to the hit Netflix series, Bridgerton.
Letting Language Lead the Way
Postgraduate, multilingual translator and communications specialist - languages alumnus Dom Johnson has been busy since leaving Warwick in 2019. After almost three years working in Geneva as a translator for Swiss Federal Railways and Swiss Post, Dom (BA Modern Languages, 2018; MA Translation and Cultures, 2019) swapped proofreading for politics, moving back to the UK after securing a role as a Communications Officer for the Green Party of England and Wales.
Processing the Pandemic III: Hope —Interdisciplinary Approaches to Emotions in the Wake of COVID19
This event is the final phase of Processing the Pandemic: a multi-year series of seminars and symposia that explore how the experiences of the past may guide society’s emotional and social responses to the COVID-19 pandemic. The series asks how we—as an open community of scholars, teachers, archivists, social workers, and practitioners—might learn from these experiences and from each other in transformative, inspiring, transdisciplinary ways. How can such dialogues reframe existing discussions around the history of emotions, our responses to trauma, and how we navigate from loss to hope? Moreover, how can the study of peoples’ responses to traumatic events in the past and present help guide our own experience of the pandemic and its unfolding future?
Ghost Town Project
Professor Helen Wheatley, School of Creative Arts, Performance and Visual Cultures, Centre for Television Histories, talks about her research into television history. Her Ghost Town project takes programmes made in and about Coventry out of TV archives and explores how they captured the life of the city. Programmes from the television archive have been screened throughout the city, helping communities to learn about Coventry’s past and have conversations about its present and future. Find out more about the Ghost Town project: https://warwick.ac.uk/about/cityofcul...Link opens in a new window