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WMG Visualisation Engineers use VR to help recreate experience of Medieval Coventry Weaver’s House during Coventry’s year as UK City of Culture

re-enactors being scanned fir the VR exhibitCoventry is not only famed for its Cathedral, two tone music and the automotive industry, it is also famous for its weaving, in fact the medieval Weaver’s House still stands as an attraction today in Coventry's Spon Street. In 1540 John Croke and his family would have been making cloth on a wooden loom in the Weaver’s House, and whilst you can go to the house, the opportunity to experience the home exactly how it would have been for John and his family is now possible, thanks to Visualisation researchers from WMG (Warwick Manufacturing Group) at the University of Warwick.

Tue 20 Jul 2021, 17:19 | Tags: virtual reality, WMG, Coventry, History

Resonate Festival announces 2Tone: Lives and Legacies Screenings – Women Pioneers - Coventry Cathedral, Saturday July 24

Inside the eventWomen trailblazers of the 2Tone and ska post-punk music scene of the late 1970s are being celebrated in an evening of film screenings and lively discussion at Coventry Cathedral later this month. The free event is running as part of Resonate Festival, a year-long themed programme of public conversations, talks, exhibitions, film festivals, walking tours, debates and a family festival day organised by The University of Warwick, a principal partner in Coventry UK City of Culture 2021.

 

Tue 20 Jul 2021, 10:50 | Tags: women, Coventry, art, city of culture, History, Arts

Ground-breaking science will help illustrate Coventry’s last hanging story in pop-up museum

The ‘Forensic Centre for Digital Scanning and 3D printing’, an innovative partnership between West Midlands Police and world-leading researchers at WMG, University of Warwick, is helping to make history more accessible to museum-goers in Coventry.


Professor Sarah Hodges shortlisted for Arts and Humanities Research Council award

Professor Sarah Hodges, of the University of Warwick’s Department of History, has been shortlisted for the Best International Research Award at the forthcoming Arts and Humanities Research Council/Wellcome Medical Humanities Awards.

Fri 06 Nov 2020, 15:34 | Tags: History

Caribbean uprisings and Black prisoners of war inspire new play

The stories of 18th century Caribbean uprisings and Black prisoners held in an English castle will be told a new play by the National Theatre, created as part of a project involving the University of Warwick.


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