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Chancellor's International Scholarship Awardee - Varvara Sklez

We are delighted to announce that Varvara Sklez has won the Chancellor's International Scholarship. Varvara is currently a Research Fellow at the RANEPA in Moscow, and she will be joining the School in September this year. The title of her PhD dissertation is: The Aesthetics of Effort: Performing the Difficult Past in Contemporary Russian Theatre. Varvara will be supervised by Dr. Milija Gluhovic (Theatre), Prof. Christoph Mick (History), and Prof. Michael Saward (Politics).

Thu 04 Apr 2019, 18:00 | Tags: Research Postgraduate Awards

Yvette Hutchison awarded WIF Award

Yvette Hutchison was awarded a WIF award of £20k to make a 10-15 minute film to document the research from her African Womens' Playwright Network project. Its objective is to capture and amplify the non-academic voices conveying how AWPN has influenced and changed their lives and livelihoods. We will also upload short pieces of events and stories along the way.

Mon 18 Feb 2019, 12:00 | Tags: Research Impact Outreach Dr Yvette Hutchison Awards

Invitation from Yvette Hutchison: African Women's Plays Leap Off A Global Page

African Women's Plays Leap Off A Global Page

21 February, 6.30 p.m. Belgrade Theatre, Coventry

22 February, 5.00 p.m. Oxford Playhouse, Oxford

When did you last watch a play written by an African woman? Have you ever read one? This is only the second published collection of plays written by African women, the last edited by Kathy Perkins ten years ago. The African Women’s Playwright Network, established through a n AHRC and University of Warwick funded research project, has connected more than 240 African women creative practitioners from 21 countries on the African continent and beyond.

We would like to warmly welcome you join us as we launch one outcome of this project, Contemporary plays by African Women, in Coventry and/ or Oxford.


"Contemporary Plays by African Women" launches in collaboration with the Belgrade Youth Group

Yvette's co-edited collection of Contemporary Plays by African Women will be launched in collaboration with the Belgrade Youth Group at two events - at the Belgrade Theatre in Coventry on Thursday 21st February, and Oxford Playhouse on 22nd February, for details see

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