News archive 2015
The latest edition of Jezebel’s Daughter will be published by Oxford University Press later this month as part of its Oxford World’s Classics series.
The union of a wealthy older woman who caused offence in polite society and a political nobody who would become one of the foremost politicians of the Victorian age is the subject of a new book.
A new exhibition exploring how facial injuries suffered by soldiers during the First World War have influenced artists and surgeons will open this weekend.
The opportunity to explore the British Empire through stories of the individuals who contributed to its rise and fall and the themes of money, violence, race, religion, sex, propaganda and power is now available through a free online course.
The history of politics in Devon is the theme of a new touring exhibition, starting at the University of Exeter.
A ground breaking interactive BBC documentary series exploring some of the biggest questions facing mankind about its past, present and future features expert commentary from University of Exeter religion scholar Professor Francesca Stavrakopoulou.
Stories of emigration from Cornwall in 1851 overseas and to other parts of the UK are the first topic in the new series of research seminars led by the Institute of Cornish Studies (ICS), at the University of Exeter’s Penryn Campus on Saturday 14 February at 2pm in the Chapel Lecture Theatre.
Spain’s most famous children’s author Elena Fortún and companion Matilde Ras, a fellow feminist writer, are the subject of a new anthology which uncovers previously hidden diaries, a series of unpublished literature and evocative letters between the two whilst in exile.
15 ancient skeletons have been discovered on an archaeological dig in Ipplepen, a major Romano-British settlement in Devon and now the best preserved Roman cemetery.
A new international project led by the University of Exeter will investigate the Amazon’s sustainable future by studying the way that ancient societies used and transformed the environment.
Over the past year, the University of Exeter’s Classics and Ancient History Department, together with the Classical Association, have overseen the creation of Isca Latina, an academic programme designed and delivered by students to teach Latin in local Primary and Secondary Schools.
Dr Francesco Goglia and Dr Susana Afonso from the Department of Modern Languages will host a workshop on the 20 - 21 February focussing on the complexities of language use within East Timor and its Diasporas.
Questions of power, wealth and politics are explored in a production which focuses on the global responses to and effects of austerity today.
The popularity of Tudor history has reached new heights with the TV adaptation of Wolf Hall.
Last week, academics and alumni from the University of Exeter met to celebrate the Leventis partnership through two lectures which explored the Impact of Greek Tragedy and Food on later societies
‘Marginal Perceptions: Queer Voices in and beyond conventional disciplines’, is an international conference taking place in Penryn on Saturday 7 March that will focus on the latest in Queer Studies research
A sinister tale of an eccentric American visitor to a small Sussex town searching for stories about his grandfather forms the basis of a new novel, Scorper.
All things Celtic are coming Cornwall’s way at this year’s annual conference of the Association of Celtic Students of Ireland and Britain. The event will be held at the University of Exeter’s Penryn Campus on Saturday 21 – 22 March and is open to both members of the public and students.
The College of Humanities has received a generous legacy donation from late archaeologist Professor Mick Aston, to benefit its Archaeology department.
To mark Queen Anne’s coronation, a ‘highly political medal’ was issued, initially thought to be designed by Sir Godfrey Kneller turns out to be the work of Isaac Newton, who was Master of the Mint when Anne was crowned in 1702.
Strengthening of collaborations between Exeter and Peking University in study of Russian literature and culture
Recent exchange visits by academics continue to forge exciting existing relationships between Exeter and China in the area of Russian studies.
As part of the Easter special on BBC ONE’s religious television programme Songs of Praise, a University of Exeter theologian will be exploring the practice of early Christian baptism and its symbolism of death and resurrection.
Four students from the College of Humanities have been invited to attend the upcoming annual British Conference of Undergraduate Research later this month.
Making a living by practising magic can have dramatic consequences, especially if you are a Muslim slave with mainly Christian clients at the time of the Inquisition in early 17th century Malta.
Professor Richard Overy launches his latest work, The Oxford Illustrated History of World War Two.
Solving mysteries is the work of Hercule Poirot and Miss Marple made famous by the creative hand of Agatha Christie; but few are aware of another of the author’s attributes – her astute business sense.
The University hosted a prestigious visit from the Spanish Ambassador, as part of the 60th anniversary events surrounding the formation of the Association of Hispanists of Great Britain and Ireland.
New research has shown that the ability to make a Stone Age hand axe depends on complex cognitive control and memory.
A kaleidoscopic sculpture providing optical illusions is now located outside The Bill Douglas Cinema Museum on University of Exeter’s Streatham Campus.
Drama department hosts performance of Beauty and the Beast by Quangzhou Gaojia Opera Company in collaboration with Shanghai Theatre Academy.
A production of Beauty and the Beast, combining Gaojia opera with puppetry, is being performed tomorrow at the University of Exeter.
Disciplines from the College of Humanities have reinforced their positions amongst the best in the UK.
Exeter has strengthened its position as being ranked amongst the world’s best universities, according to an influential international league table.
A new online facility has been developed by the University of Exeter and Dorset County Museum to catalogue references to clothing in Thomas Hardy’s writing and the time in which he lived.
A University of Exeter historian is part of a brand new TV programme about Sir Winston Churchill on the Discovery Channel.
The College of Humanities achieved great success at the Students' Guild Teaching Awards, with four winners and four runners-up, more than any other College in the University.
Jack Clemo, a writer whose work focused on the dramatic landscape of the china clay mining region near St Austell in Cornwall, is being celebrated in a new volume of poetry.
An exciting project that will unearth the stories, traditions and histories connected with landmarks throughout Cornwall has been launched this month.
A national competition for the best undergraduate essay on any aspect of the American experience has been won by a University of Exeter, Humanities student.
A dramatic way of seeing magnified parts of the human body is now possible through cutting edge filming technology. The BREATH project uses extreme slow motion and close up filming techniques to explore the ageing human body as a new landscape.
University of Exeter historian, Professor Richard Toye will feature in a new documentary on BBC Two about Sir Winston Churchill.
An opportunity to share memories of going to the cinema in the UK during the 1940s, 1950s and 60s is being provided on 13th June at the University of Exeter’s Bill Douglas Cinema Museum between 2pm and 5pm.
The final episode of a three-part BBC 2 TV drama-documentary series Armada: 12 years to save England - Endgame will feature a University of Exeter medical historian on Sunday 7 June at 9pm.
The University of Exeter has been ranked as one of the top 10 UK universities in the influential Guardian University Guide 2016.
Drama alumna Samantha Baines wins 'Best Newcomer' at What the Frock! Awards 2015
The RAW Emerging Arts Platform will showcase some of the most exciting performances in the UK from Drama students and graduates, at the Exeter Northcott Theatre, from 11 to 13 June 2015.
The University of Exeter is hosting a series of events for Being Human 2015, the UK’s only national festival of the humanities.
Two researchers from the University of Exeter will have special access to collections at some of the world’s most prestigious libraries and research institutions later this year.
Spanish Embassy's Education Advisor, Dr Gonzalo Capellan, to support second Modern Languages colloquium.
The Spanish Embassy’s Education Office, the Cervantes Institute and DAAD (German Academic Exchange Service) will again be supporting the Modern Languages colloquium, held this year at the University of Exeter on 26 June.
The current battle for the leadership of the Labour Party is in full swing with televised show downs between the candidates hitting the airwaves.
A fascinating collection of personal letters from a host of British literature luminaries to Henry Williamson, the author of Tarka the Otter have been donated to the University of Exeter.
A new book that shows actors and directors how to handle scripts from Greek tragedies has been produced as a practical guide.
John Milton, the 17th century poet best known for his epic poem Paradise Lost has numerous links with the West Country that have remained unexplored.
A University of Exeter academic will be exploring ground-breaking research into relieving chronic pain in a BBC Radio 4 documentary on 15 July at 9pm.
An archaeological dig in a rural Devon village is yielding more ancient secrets.
University of Exeter academic, Dr Florian Stadtler, has contributed further expertise to the BBC Radio 4 series Three Pounds in My Pocket.
Exeter alumnus Alex Farquharson has been appointed as the new Director of Tate Britain.
Just launched on YouTube, the Object Stories Project involved the creation of short films, in which academics discuss how they use artefacts from the Bill Douglas Cinema Museum for their research.
Wellcome Trust funded project launched ahead of World Beard Day
The Fundamental Principles which are central to the global humanitarian ethos of the International Red Cross Red Crescent movement will be analysed at a conference organised jointly by the International Committee of the Red Cross, the Arts and Humanities Research Council and the University of Exeter.
The University of Exeter and Bath Spa University have joined forces to revive public interest in the natural history of the Devonshire coast.
English and Creative Writing lecturer Rob Magnuson Smith has been awarded the 2015 Australian Book Review (ABR) Jolley Prize for his short story “The Elector of Nossnearly.”
College of Humanities consolidates its UK-leading position in The Times and The Sunday Times Good University Guide 2016
Exeter has maintained its outstanding position at 7th in the prestigious The Times and The Sunday Times Good University Guide as well as being proclaimed Sports University of the Year.
A groundbreaking exhibition inspired by the prominent English Renaissance poet Michael Drayton will open to the public in the Forum on 7 October 2015
Undergraduate students receive an academic award from Professor Andrew Thorpe
A local theatre project based in Torbay has gained international recognition, thanks to one of its founders from the University of Exeter.
Two University of Exeter postgraduates have won the opportunity to enhance their research at the largest library in the world, the Library of Congress in Washington DC, USA.
The University of Exeter will launch a national humanities festival with a touch of magic this year as experts and academics come together to discuss our modern view of the mystical.
The University of Exeter is looking to build on its success in the Times Higher Education world university rankings and Research Excellence Framework, by offering over 100 funded PhD studentships for 2016 entry.
BA English graduate Anna Varadi has been awarded a High Commendation for the forthcoming Undergraduate Awards in Dublin, Ireland later this month.
The Ninth edition of the Times Complete History of the World is launched this month, with Prof. Richard Overy as the general editor.
Festival of Social Science: A fascinating insight into social science and its influence on our lives
Exeter academics will be demonstrating how our research is investigating the key issues in modern day life at a series of events.
A University of Exeter academic has conceived a documentary on the history of black British theatre and screen, presented by Sir Lenny Henry.
Humans have been exploiting bees as far back as the Stone Age, according to new collaborative research involving the University of Exeter that is published in Nature today.
A powerful and heart-warming film about a group of Syrian refugee women is being shown at the University of Exeter.
New research from the University of Exeter has found that the Roman influence on our landscape extends beyond the legacy of our urban infrastructure to also shape the countryside and our rural surroundings.
Salute to Shakespeare: interpretations of Shakespeare in Chinese opera and traditional Chinese puppetry.
This week the College was delighted to host a visit of staff and students from Shanghai Theatre Academy.
To mark the 40th anniversary of the University of Exeter’s oldest partnership, Kenyon College President, Professor Sean Decatur, visited the University from 2-3 November.
A documentary showcasing the life of a Siberian cut off from society has been captured in a poignant film made with the involvement of a University of Exeter PHD student.
Successful trip to China results in a wide range of collaborations across Humanities and the University
Professor Emma Cayley, Dr Corinna Wagner, Dr Zhiguang Yin and Mr Richard Foord, travelled to China with the aim of deepening international cooperation.
A University of Exeter professor will be joining Melvyn Bragg and a panel of fellow experts to discuss the Salem Witchcraft Trials on Radio 4 this week.
Harry McCarthy has been awarded the runner-up prize for the 2015 R. Gapper Undergraduate Essay Competition, run by The Society for French Studies.
An online course run by leading historians at the University of Exeter has received a commendation from the Royal Historical Society (RHS) for excellence in the field of public history.
The University of Exeter will be hosting an Open Event to provide those interested in applying for AHRC DTP funding with an opportunity to learn more about studying for a PhD with Exeter.
Professor Andrew Thompson, Director of the Centre for Global & Imperial History at the University of Exeter, has been appointed as interim Chief Executive of the Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC).
Professor Sally Faulkner to give her inaugural lecture, ‘Middlebrow Cinema: Between Literature and Film in 20th-Century Spain’, on Wednesday 9 December.
Professor Sally Faulkner, Department of Modern Languages, will be giving her inaugural lecture on Wednesday 9 December.
Designers of Christmas cards used fine art on their products to divert attention away from concerns that the festival was becoming too commercialised.
People in the 18th century were expected to look neat, elegant and have a natural shape, according to a University of Exeter academic.
A free online course run by the University of Exeter which explains the science behind climate change has inspired an artist to produce paintings which depict the risks posed by the changing environment.
University of Exeter academics are celebrating the success of their use of social media to help the public connect the past with the present.