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Past Projects

  • BookFest: the University of Warwick Book Festival was a two-year project to establish and develop the University of Warwick's own Book Festival at Warwick Arts Centre. In 2014, the Festival took place on 17-18th May, with the programme including Louis de Bernières, Tony Mendez, and panels on Edward Snowden, historical fiction, and women secret agents.
  • Being Human: Medicine and the Human Sciences is the title of a research network and series of events funded by the Institute. It investigated the interplay of neuroscience, medicine, philosophy, psychology, sociology, law and history to contemplate the nature of consciousness and being is, historically, presently and looking towards a - potentially - post-human future.
  • Test-cases in Shameful Sociability: using a psychosocial framework, Test-Cases in Shameful Sociability investigatedthe peculiar and often perplexing dynamics of shame as they animate the social scene, and call into question the distinction between the public and private spheres.
  • Voices of the University: To mark Warwick’s 50th anniversary, we carried out an ambitious oral history project to capture the voices of those who have studied, worked and lived near the University since its creation in 1965. This three-year project has generated interviews from over 250 current and former staff, students and local residents on a wide range of topics relating to the university’s history.
  • Speculative Lunches: A forum for an informal discussion of research ideas at an early stage of formulation, Speculative Meetings should be open to staff as well as postdoctoral fellows and postgraduate students in addition to cross-sector experts as appropriate. These types of meetings are now supported through the Developing Ideas Scheme.
  • Public Engagement: Funding academics at Warwick to deliver research outputs to the public that arise from past and/or on-going research whereby such activity would not otherwise be possible. These types of activities are now supported through the Delivering Results Scheme.
  • Incubation Awards: Fostering interesting collaborations and building towards major projects, developing research and events. These types of activities are now supported through the Advancing Grants Scheme.

bookfest 2014