Arts Faculty News
Exhibition: Constellations of HOME
Exhibition comprising self-portraits, photographs and personal narratives created and curated by people who have experienced - or are experiencing - homelessness in Coventry. Held in the foyer of the FAB, 3 - 27 October 2022.
Design Innovation - New Arts Discipline and Job Vacancy
Do you want to join us as we launch our new course developments in Innovation by Design? Are you able to inspire and support our students to become confident, capable, and impactful designerly change agents; working with diverse communities locally and internationally, to tackle significant design challenges with empathy, understanding and creativity? Do you have a vision for the application of new technologies? Can you support students to master new technologies and help others to utilise those technologies effectively?
As part of a University of Warwick Strategic Investment Funded initiative, the School for Cross-Faculty Studies is seeking applications for an Assistant Professor (Teaching-focussed) to support the development, launch and delivery of its new Innovation by Design course. The new interdisciplinary course will sit in the School for Cross-Faculty Studies, which is home to a range of the University’s inter- and transdisciplinary degrees. Currently, these comprise the undergraduate Liberal Arts and Global Sustainable Development (GSD) programmes and our recently launched postgraduate taught and research courses in GSD. All of our offerings are designed to be interactive learning experiences; placing our students as collaborators and co-creators in the classroom. Students take modules from other departments across the University. This enables them to benefit from different learning styles and perspectives and enriches their understanding of and responses to a range of contemporary global issues, allowing them to challenge and question solutions.
Accordingly, we are looking for an ambitious, forward-thinking academic who believes in the value of design thinking, problem-based, experiential and community-centred learning to develop, refine and generate the knowledge and skills required by our students to become ‘designerly change agents’.
As an Assistant Professor (Teaching-focused), you will use your knowledge of design thinking, research and practices, alongside your expertise in digital technologies and techniques, to create and deliver modules and courses that engage, enthuse and inspire students from a wide range of cultural backgrounds. You will possess knowledge of a range of teaching, learning and assessment strategies which you will employ in the development of high-quality teaching material.
You will join a successful and collegial team of academics in the School delivering cutting-edge research, innovative inter- and transdisciplinary teaching and outstanding student support.
We are looking for an enthusiastic and committed colleague, who is an excellent teacher and communicator, with a sound subject knowledge and who is passionate about making every aspect of our students’ experience of learning relevant and valuable.
A FAB Place to Be - Video of the 2022 FAB Festival
Have a taste of what it is like to be a Faculty of Arts student through the video of the recent FAB Festival and opening of Warwick's new Arts Building.
Digital Arts Lab Showcase Student Competition 2022
Calling all students! The Digital Arts Lab (DAL) Student Showcase competition has just been launched for 2022. This is the third year of the DAL student competition, which enables our students to submit their best academic work or personal artefacts created through or about digital tools. This may be an academic assessment which utlises a digital tool (for example a video, podcast or website), a personal endeavour that uses or showcases a digital tool, or a short piece of writing that comments on the digital world (fiction and non-fiction are both welcome). Further guidelines here.
The winning submissions from last year can be found here. The judges were amazed at the winning entrants' creative use of technology and are looking forward to seeing this year's submissions. Winners from last year were part of a session at the University of Warwick TEAL (Teaching Enhanced Learning) Fest, where they explained how they had gone about creating their digital entry at a session which included educators from across the UK and further afield.
#FacultyofArtsatHome - Global Health: The Cuban Internationalist Solidarity Programme
In the final episode of the #FacultyofArtsatHome series, Professor Stéphanie Panichelli-Batalla gets us thinking about health and its delivery from a global perspective, by sharing her research on the Cuban Internationalist Solidarity Programme.
ListenLink opens in a new window to find out more about what healthcare means to the professionals on the programme, as well as how the programme itself has impacted Cuban society.
#FacultyofArtsatHome - Cities of Culture
Coventry's year as 'UK City of Culture 2021' draws to a close in April 2022. The University of Warwick will celebrate Coventry's magnificent tenure with a campus finale of the Resonate Festival, taking place from the 19th - 21st April 2022.
But what does it mean to be a 'City of Culture', and from where did this scheme originate? Who chooses the 'winning' city, what sorts of criteria are used to select the winner, and what is expected of a city once they have been awarded the title?
In this episode of #FacultyofArtsatHomeLink opens in a new window, PhD Researcher Emily Dunford - whose research specifically focuses on Coventry's tenure as UK City of Culture 2021 - will answer these questions and more, providing insights into the wider social, economic and political aspects of the scheme and how it shapes the places where we live.
Faculty of Arts at Home - Film 32: Amazing Women: Mapping Suffrage
This month the Resonate FestivalLink opens in a new window showcases Amazing WomenLink opens in a new window, focusing on women’s lives, women’s stories, and the work of great women who have pushed all areas of all our lives forward.
Accordingly, in this videoLink opens in a new window Professor Sarah RichardsonLink opens in a new window from the Department of History tells us about the Mapping Women's SuffrageLink opens in a new window project, which aims to identify, plot and record the everyday lives and locations of as many Votes for Women campaigners as possible across England at the height of the suffrage movement in 1911. In particular, Sarah introduces us to some local Coventry and Warwickshire women who made their mark in the suffrage effort.
Intrigued to discover the story of the suffragette who lived down your street? You can check out the interactive map database hereLink opens in a new window.
Want to hear more about the Coventry women who fought for women’s right to vote? You can walk in their footsteps as part of the Resonate Festival:
Coventry Women's Suffrage Walk
- Saturday 19 march 2022
- Starting at Coventry Transport Museum CV1 1JD
- FREE event - book your place hereLink opens in a new window
Digital Arts Lab Blog - FAB Digital Wednesdays
- The Digital Arts Lab - showcasing creative digital practices in the Faculty and beyond, exploring innovations, and dreaming-up innovations;
- Technology-Enhanced Active Learning - supported tools and techniques for teaching, with an emphasis on making learning active and engaging;
- Digital Humanities - showcasing and supporting the use of tech in research in the Faculty.
We will be joined by experts from across the University and beyond, including key people from central services (IT, AV, Space Management, Academic Tech, Library). Our next FAB Digital Wednesday will be #UnboxingTheFAB teaching spaces on 12th January. This will include "space walks" to explore the building, and a drop-in support session. Watch this space for more information.
Digital Arts Lab Showcase 2021 Student Competition Winners
Click on the link to see the winning entries for this year's Digital Arts Lab Showcase competition on the theme of "storytelling". Congratulations to all of our entrants who produced a wonderful and very diverse set of digital submissions and reflective pieces that truly demonstrate the creative and technical talent and in-depth knowledge and expertise of our Arts undergraduates.
New Director of Student Experience and Progression (DSEP) - Digital Arts and Humanities
The Faculty of Arts is very pleased to welcome Dr Robert O'Toole as its new Director of Student Experience and Progression - Digital Arts and Humanities from 1 April 2021