The contribution of British Black and Asian actors to Shakespearean theatre in the UK is celebrated in a new book by Warwick researcher Dr Jami Rogers. Starting with the pioneering residency of the US actor Ira Aldridge in Coventry in 1828, Rogers sets out to trace the history of those performers of colour who followed Aldridge onto UK stages and whose contributions to British Shakespeare have largely gone unacknowledged.
The University of Warwick recently welcomed guests from the British Academy to its first event as a member of the British Academy Early Career Researcher Network Midlands Hub. The Research Café event, held in the new Faculty of Arts Building (FAB) was focused on early career staff at Warwick, and brought together researchers from across the Humanities, Social Science and Arts to share experiences and learn informally from each other.
In her new book Professor Susan L. Carruthers explores romantic life in wartime, how and why relationships break down, and the consequences for men and women in uniform, through the phenomenon of the “Dear John” letter, that most notorious of wartime missives.
In his new book published this week Professor Mark Knights presents a history of corruption in Britain and its empire between 1600 and 1850, and explores its reform processes. Trust and Distrust: Corruption in Office in Britain and its Empire, 1600-1850 reveals a colourful history of scandals, dramatic trials, illicitly gained wealth and a campaigning press intent on exposing misconduct despite governmental attempts to stifle it.
New Faculty of Arts Building puts collaboration and engagement at the heart of a new campus ‘cultural quarter’
On 6th December, the new Faculty of Arts Building will open its doors to students, staff and the public. The £57.5m eight storey building, designed by Feilden Clegg Bradley Studios and constructed by Bowmer + Kirkland, brings together a diverse and international mix of minds from all walks of life, creating the optimum environment for generating a universe of ideas.