News archive - 2013

Exciting new PhD programme in Art History and Visual Culture is launched

The College continues to invest in its Art History and Visual Culture research culture

Mystery of Laurence Olivier screenplay solved by Exeter academic

Screenplays of Laurence Olivier’s unmade film version of Macbeth, widely thought to have been lost, have been uncovered by a University of Exeter academic.  

Exeter and Bristol Collaborative PhD Studentships Announced

Three new scholarships have been announced for a joint PhD programme starting in October 2013.

Perfectly mixed up

Drama has become a regular activity for Exeter’s young people in care who have joined forces with students from the University of Exeter to stage a play in Austin, Texas.

Visit to the University of Exeter by leading Chinese academics

The College of Humanities was delighted to host a visit by academics from Fudan University, China, earlier this month.

Exeter Teaching Awards nominees

The College of Humanities is delighted to announce that students have nominated lecturers and support staff from eight of our subjects as examples of excellence in teaching in the Students’ Guild annual Teaching Awards.

Visiting the Liberal Arts in America

Professor Andrew McRae, Associate Dean for Education in the College of Humanities, visited Kenyon College in Ohio in March.

Humanities subject successes in the Complete University Guide

The University of Exeter moves up from 13th to 10th place in The Complete University Guide’s ranking of 124 UK universities for 2014, which was published on Monday 29 April.

Teaching Awards success for Humanities

The College of Humanities was a big success at the Students’ Guild Teaching Awards, with four winners and two runners-up.

Third year Drama students perform showcase of original work at Northcott Theatre

The University of Exeter Drama Department is teaming up with Exeter’s Northcott Theatre to bring you RAW: an emerging theatre-makers’ platform – a showcase of exciting new work by the final year drama students.

Arts funding not drowning event

Arts funding is being squeezed hard in this harsh economic climate, especially in regional theatres, libraries and arts and culture organisations.  

‘Shakespearean Adaptations Exeter-Fudan Colloquium’ success

Students and academics from across the globe took part in the College of Humanities ‘Shakespearean Adaptations’ colloquium, hosted by the Department of English and led by experts in the field.

Award-nominated Exeter alumna premiers at the Globe to rave reviews

The world premiere of Blue Stockings, the first play by alumna Jessica Swale (Drama 2004), opened at Shakespeare’s Globe in London on 24 August.

Humanities underlines leading position in Times league table

This year has seen the Times and Sunday Times amalgamate their league tables for the first time, with the University overall rising two places to 8th.

Archaeology and Drama departments receive delegation from India as alliance with National Institute of Advanced Studies in Bangalore matures

An annual visit to Exeter from National Institute of Advanced Studies faculty further strengthens prestigious split-site PhD programme initiated in 2011

World class research across the College of Humanities pushes us into the Top 100 THE global rankings

The College of Humanities has broken into the THE World Subject Rankings for Arts and Humanities at 65th place, showing the international reach of the College’s reputation and research. 

Hip-Hop demystifying mental illness

Hip-hop culture is being used as a vehicle for raising awareness about mental health at an event on Thursday 17 October, 7.30pm at Mama Stone’s in Exeter.

South, West and Wales consortium awarded £14.2m to nurture next generation of arts and humanities researchers

The South, West and Wales Consortium, in which the University of Exeter is joined with seven other universities – has been awarded £14.2 million funding from the Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC).

Shakespeare and the controversy over Richard III’s remains

More than a year after Richard III’s bones were unearthed in Leicester, the last Plantagenet king is still waiting for a resting place.

Drama Professor takes critically acclaimed production ‘Told by the Wind’ on tour to Tokyo

Phillip Zarrilli, Professor of Performance Practice at the University of Exeter embarks on a trip to Tokyo with the East Asian inspired production ‘Told by the Wind’.

British Asian culture festival flies over to India and Bangkok

A festival of British Asian culture is being taken to New Delhi and Bangkok, to celebrate the contribution and innovation of South Asians to the culture and life of Britain since the 1950’s.

Students stage Shakespearean parade in Exeter

Meet the fools, clowns and ordinary folk of Shakespeare’s plays on Friday 13 December in Exeter city centre.