Ancient Numismatics, the study of ancient coinage, is a research strength of Warwick’s Department of Classics and Ancient History. The Department is an international hub in numismatics with three staff members, experts in the field, embedding their research in the wider context of Ancient History, Classical Archaeology and Ancient Economy.
The Warwick Numismatic Day has been an annual event since 2010, assembling specialists, including young researchers and students, as well as members of a wider audience, such as collectors, to share and discuss papers around topics on ancient Numismatics https://warwick.ac.uk/fac/arts/classics/research/interests/numismatics/numismaticday/. After a two-year break due to the pandemic, this year’s workshop saw the return of the 11th Numismatic Day, dedicated to imitations of ancient coins and their functions https://warwick.ac.uk/fac/arts/classics/research/money-and-medals/events/
This was the perfect opportunity to mark the move of the prestigious Money and Medals Network (MMN) from the British Museum to the Department in August 2022, an institution offering training and advice to c. 240 museums and other institutions in the UK holding coins in their collections. This time the two events were scheduled together with the Numismatics Day on the 16th June and the first MMN Training Day on the 15th June.
Stratford Herald reported on the cultural insights revealed at the Shakespeare and Poland Festival gala concert for Ambulance Aid which took place at Stratford Town Hall on Sunday evening. The event included a lecture by Tony Howard, Emeritus Professor of English and Comparative Literature at the University of Warwick, entitled A Better World Than This: Shakespeare and Poland.
Wednesday 28 June is our Arts FABFest 2023 Schools event. We are looking forward to welcoming 90+ year 8 students and their teachers from 5 local schools to an exciting programme of events put on by Faculty of Arts departments and the Warwick Arts Centre.
From sessions on multi-lingual Harry Potter to a Classics Roman Cookery session or a chance to experience a Virtual Reality environment. It is a showcase event about the Arts taking place within the RIBA award-winning FAB building, but also outside experiencing the wonders of the University's Sculpture Trail.
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.
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.”
The Department of History hosted some very different visitors in the Faculty of Arts Building. Students and staff were delighted to see three alpacas visiting the building. They took the lift to the 3rd floor departmental space for a meet and greet with the staff and student community.
Behind the screens: An evening with Hollywood screenwriter, Mika Watkins
Mika WatkinsLink opens in a new window studied English Literature at Warwick, before going on to create and executive-produce the hit YouTube premium series Origin. Her writing credits include Guillermo del Toro’s Netflix horror series Cabinet Of Curiosities; Stan Lee’s Lucky Man on Sky 1; and BBC1 period drama Troy: Fall of a City.
Mika will return to the English department next Wednesday, 1st February to share her experiences in the TV and film industries with current Arts Faculty students.
This January, the Warwick's Department of Classics and Ancient History presents: Assemblywomen! An Ancient Greek comedy bought to the modern stage at Warwick Arts Centre.
Written by Aristophanes, this play follows the women of Athens as they disguise themselves as men to infiltrate the government and take over the city.
The citizens of Athens are then left trying to adapt to their new leadership, resulting in a series of ridiculous situations.
Tiny Traces: African and Asian Children at London’s Foundling Hospital, which runs until 19 February 2023 at the museum in Bloomsbury, London, explores the stories of these children. It presents a history of London life across this period. Hannah Dennett, a postgraduate researcher in the University of Warwick's Department of History, has carried out the research behind the exhibition.
The Undergraduate Research Support Scheme (URSS) 2022 Showcase event will take place on Wednesday 16th November between 1-4pm in the Panorama room in the Rootes Building.
The event will provide an opportunity for you to meet this year's participants and find out more about their summer research projects. There will also be some live presentations. If you are considering applying for the scheme in 2023 or are just interested in research come and join us. Everyone is welcome.
URSS Showcase event programme is available at URSS Showcase 2022 ProgrammeLink opens in a new window
You can view some of last year's projects via the online showcase site at URSS Showcase 2021Link opens in a new windowLink opens in a new window.