News archive - 2011

New world class training centre benefits Humanities

The College of Humanities has been awarded 3 ESRC studentships in History.

£406,828 for research on performance archives

Researchers at the University of Bristol and the University of Exeter have been awarded a £406,828 grant from the Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC) for research into live art and performance archives.

An evening with poet Lawrence Sail

The University of Exeter has a rich collection of literary papers by South West writers and associated literary organisations.  On Friday 4 March Exeter will be hosting an event to celebrate the publication of three new works by Lawrence Sail, whose own archive of literary papers is held in the University’s Heritage Collection.

Scholarships for Cornwall MA

The College of Humanities has recently announced three new scholarships for students studying the MA in Writing, Nature and Place starting this October.

Arts, health & wellbeing in Devon

On Friday 15th April the University of Exeter will host a free public exhibition as part of a project that examines the relationship between medicine and the modern arts.

Honorary Fellowship recognises commitment to American Studies

A prestigious Honorary Fellowship has been awarded to University of Exeter Professor Helen Taylor for her sustained contribution to American Studies. 

Exeter meets at a junction with Africa

A debut novel which moves between Exeter and West Africa forms the basis of a story written by University of Exeter PhD student, Ginny Baily.

Alumnus Paul Jackson shares his experience in TV

The alumnus who brought hit television shows including Britain’s Got Talent has returned to the University to share his vast experience. 

John Betjeman and all things Cornish

As part of the Daphne du Maurier Festival of Arts and Literature a series of special University of Exeter lecture sessions will be held at the Fowey Town Hall. 

Cornwall Campus hosts culture festival

The themes of fashion and place will be explored at a one day culture festival at the Cornwall Campus, Penryn on Saturday 21 May.

Plath in Devon

Devon seen through words, writing and literature forms part of a project called WordQuest Devon involving the development of a series of free public lectures on literary themes.

The novel in a time of climate change

The past five years have seen a significant increase in novels focusing on climate change. 

Past environments and the sustainable future in Cornwall

Recent concerns about floods, drought, energy efficiency and sustainable land use have brought communities together to devise strategies to cope with environmental change.

Launch of new Visual Culture Combined Honours degree

The College of Humanities pleased to announce the launch of three new BA Combined Honours degrees, enabling students for the first time to formally study Visual Culture and Art History as part of their undergraduate degree.

Creative industries in £16million funding boost

The University of Exeter is to play a key part in a new Knowledge Exchange Hub which has been established to boost the region’s creative economy.

Exeter academics contribute to local literary festival

A fashionable coastal town in Devon is hosting a literary festival from 16 – 18 September, to celebrate great literature, support and showcase new talent, and promote reading and writing. 

Golding centenary celebrations in home county

The centenary of the birth of Cornwall’s most famous literary son, the author William Golding, will be marked by a major international conference at the University of Exeter’s Tremough Campus, Penryn 16 – 18 September. 

British film maker celebrated at Exeter

To mark the 20th anniversary of British film maker Bill Douglas’s untimely death in 1991 a conference is being held at the University of Exeter on 23 September. 

Professor Paul Muldoon visits University

On 25 October, the University is pleased to welcome Professor Paul Muldoon, who will be visiting the Streatham campus to deliver a keynote lecture, ‘The University as Patron of the Arts’, to inaugurate the College of Humanities.