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Impact Awards 2013

June 2013

Winner of the Arts Impact Award 2013 announced

Congratulations to History's Sarah Richardson, this year's recipient of the third annual arts impact award. Sarah regularly appears in the media on shows such as Who do you think you are? and BBC Radio 4 Document bringing her research on women in nineteenth-century British politics to mass audiences. She also contributes to policy iniatives through History & Policy and Friends of the Earth, who aim to map a route from planet in peril to world of well-being, including women's empowerment.

Many thanks to this year's judging panel Simon Swain (Faculty Chair), Laura Meadows (Assistant Registrar), Liese Perrin (Research Development Manager) and Sarah Shalgosky (Curator, Mead Gallery).

More information on the shortlisted candidates is available below.

May 2013

Short list announced for the Arts Impact Award 2013

The shortlist for the Arts Impact Award 2013 was published today 9 May 2013. This year's shortlist includes both veteran academics and up and coming researchers.

Michael Hulse (English) is co-founder with Donal Singer of the Warwick Medical School of the Hippocrates Poetry Prize. The Hippocrates Prize explores the interface between poetry and medicine from both the literary and medical perspective. It annually attracts over 1,000 entries from more than 32 countries in NHS and open categories. It has increased public awareness of the issues this interface involves and broadens the popular understanding of poetry.

Sarah Richardson (History) researches the role of women in nineteenth-century British politics, in particular identifying the role of middle class women in public affairs. She has appeared on US and UK television, in the documentary The Secrets of the Manor House and the BBC series Who do you think you are? as well as the BBC 4 Radio programme Document: Votes for Victorian Women. Her work has also appeared in newspapers and online media.

Simone Brioni (Italian) researches Somali Italian writers and the question of the postcolonial in the Italian context. Brioni has filmed two documentaries La quarta via (2009) and Aulo. Roma Postcoloniale (2011) which have been screened in Italy, France and the US as well as being reviewed in the international press. He engages with ethnic minority communities in the UK, working with a local charity to understand how practitioners are building social cohesion in areas with diverse ethnic populations.