Chart-toppers from the 17th century revived by historian and musicians are making a comeback. Christopher Marsh, a history professor at Queen’s University Belfast, and Angela McShane, an honorary reader in history at the University of Warwick's Department of History, counted editions of single-sheet songs and other metrics to identify top hits from the Elizabethan and Stuart eras.
Congratulations to all our Faculty of Arts students who are graduating today. We hope you and your families and friends have a wonderful day celebrating your achievements.
Warwick Award provides students (UG/PGT) with a pathway to get recognition for the skills they develop as part of their course as well as other activities they can get involved with. Students can claim points by reflecting on all of these different activities through a process that helps them articulate the skills and experience they have learned. So far there are 52 students from the Faculty of Arts that have achieved their silver and gold awards. On this page we are showcasing six of our student awardees and their thoughts after participating in the scheme. In particular, they reflect on how useful they think their achievements in the Warwick Award will be to their future life and career after graduation.
A look back at the hidden figures in History
As we reflect on pivotal moments throughout history, such as the suffragette movement, the Second World War, or the abolition of slavery, there is a tendency to overlook the names and stories of disabled individuals who played a critical role in shaping the course of history.
A researcher from the University of Warwick has investigated the lives of five hidden figures who deserve to be discussed and remembered. Mia Edwards, comments: “More often than not, when we look back through time, we forget to talk about historical figures who are more hidden from the traditional narratives and stories that we might tell about certain events and periods. These people have made remarkable contributions to our world throughout history.
Emily Wells (BA English Literature and Creative Writing, 2013) has a job many booklovers would envy: she gets to read for a living. As Senior Editor for a division of world publishing giant Hachette, her week is spent dissecting what makes a story sell and succeed on the market.
Joaquin Phoenix and Vanessa Kirby star in Ridley Scott's Napoleon, which opens this week. What do we know about the real relationship between Napoleon and Josephine, writes Professor Kate Astbury from Warwick's School of Modern LanguagesLink opens in a new window.
Earlier this year, alumna and activist Jo Todd (BA English and European Literature, 1990) received a CBE in recognition of 30+ years’ service to the victims of domestic abuse. From volunteering at a refuge in the outskirts of London, to more than 20 years as CEO of Respect - the pioneering charity tackling the root of the problem - Jo has dedicated her life to making a positive difference. And she’s not finished yet.
With nearly a decade in the British Army, Lee Kemp (Film with Television Studies, 2007) had an unusual path to his degree. But it was a simple truth that made his decision.
Eight titles have been shortlisted for the 2023 Warwick Prize for Women in Translation.
The £1000 prize was established by the University of Warwick in 2017 to address the gender imbalance in translated literature and to increase the number of international women’s voices accessible by a British and Irish readership. Now in its seventh year, the prize has received a record-breaking 153 eligible entries representing 32 languages – the largest number of submissions to date.