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

Exeter and Bristol Collaborative PhD Studentships Announced

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

Academics gather to discuss Europe in 1913

Professor Adam Watt, of the Modern Languages Department, is to host a colloquium of academics from across the Humanities in Exeter and Bristol to discuss an ‘artistic annus mirabilis’, one century on.

Screen Talks at Picture House

Great films and great debates are the basis of ‘Screen Talks’, linking University of Exeter academics and the public through a programme of talks and film screenings at Exeter Picturehouse.

University of Exeter announces Medieval Studies AHRC-funded Collaborative Skills Development Programme

A unique collaboration with the University of Bristol creates an exciting series of workshops based at local heritage sites

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.

Success at Undergraduate of the Year Awards

A University of Exeter student has been named as the Arts and Humanities Undergraduate of the Year.

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.

Humanities subjects placed amongst world’s best by influential international rankings

League tables published on Wednesday 8 May 2013 show that the University of Exeter features in the world’s Top 200 institutions in 16 of the 30 subjects featured in this year’s QS World University Rankings by Subject.

Inaugural lecture for Centre for Translating Cultures

Professor Michael Wood of Princeton University will give a lecture on ‘the untranslatable’ to Exeter staff and students. The lecture will mark the launch of the Centre for Translating Cultures research centre’s lecture series.

Doctoral student wins prize for conference paper

Katharine Pipe, PhD student in French linguistics, has been awarded joint second prize for her presentation at an international conference in Perpignan, France.

‘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.

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.

The Forum hosts exhibition on The Paris Fine Art Salon

A striking new exhibition focused on the Paris Fine Art Salon is now on display in the Forum at the University of Exeter. Curated by Dr Alister Mill, the exhibition draws on research undertaken by staff and researchers in the Modern Languages department as part of the College of Humanities’ Visual Culture initiative.

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. 

Study abroad experience encapsulated in photography competition

The winner of the study abroad photography competition was revealed. The twenty shortlisted photographs are currently on display in Queen’s café

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).

Modern Languages lecturer uncovers women’s cultural contributions in twentieth century Europe

In late October, the Spanish publishers horas y HORAS hosted a book launch for a new publication by Dr Nuria Capdevila-Argüelles of Modern Languages.

Exeter researchers recognised as rising stars of research by Leverhulme Awards

Two young scholars at the University of Exeter have been recognised by the award of the highly prestigious Philip Leverhulme Prizes. 

College of Humanities signs MA Programme Cooperation Agreement with Peking University, Beijing

A College of Humanities delegation joined the Vice-Chancellor in China to consolidate relationships with key international partner institutions. 

The life and work of Marcel Proust in one definitive volume

A new book edited by Professor Adam Watt from the Modern Languages Department is the most up-to-date and wide-reaching volume available on the life and work of the French novelist.