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A selection of News from Cardiff University Humanities Schools
(last updated 24 April 2009)
Dr Rachael Langford (EUROS) awarded Leverhulme Trust Fellowship (Apr 09)
Dr Rachael Langford has been awarded a 17 month Leverhulme Trust Research Fellowship from January 2010. Dr Langford's project 'Images of the Congo in Francophone Visual Culture' will investigate textual and visual images of the Congo which were amongst the first representations of Africa to emerge in 19th C. colonial Europe, and subsequently shaped Western understanding of Africa.
Llion Pryderi Roberts (WELSH) awarded Academi New Writer Scholarship (Apr09)
Llion Pryderi, a Research Associate in the School, has been awarded one of Academi's New Writer Scholarships. The scholarship, worth £4,800, will enable him to focus on writing his first collection of poetry. His aim is to publish a volume of poems on the theme of 'Time'.
New research from JOMEC finds people with disfigurements are rarely shown on UK television or film (Mar09)
New research by Dr Claire Wardle and Dr Tammy Boyce of Cardiff University’s School of Journalism, Media and Cultural Studies into media coverage and audience reception of disfigurement on television, was presented at a panel discussion on on Monday March 30 in London and hosted by Society Guardian.
ARCHI students win prize in International Student Design Competition 2009 (Mar 09)
Rachel Witham and Chris Wilkins won second prize in a RIBA competition sponsored by BUPA and DWA Architects seeking a new approach to designing care homes for the elderly.
Should NHS managers be responsible for clinical negligence? (Mar09)
An article by Peter Gooderham, Tutor at Cardiff Law School, and Brian Toft, professor of patient safety at Coventry University, argues that if an NHS manager ignores a warning from a professional, they are "consciously taking a risk which places the healthcare professional's patients in harm's way".
Insults, Fighting Cocks and Civic Choirs: a day in honour of Nick Fisher (HISAR) (Apr09)
Professor Nick Fisher, who has been on the staff of Cardiff University since 1970, is retiring this summer. To mark this event there will be a one-day conference in HISAR... further details on this and other conferences hosted by HISAR this summer.
Recent Publication from ARCHI (Feb09)
Stephen Kite is a Reader in ARCHI, with research interests including: history and theory of architecture; aesthetics of architecture and wider links to visual culture; settlement patterns and vernacular architectures of the Middle East. He has recently published, "Adrian Stokes: an architectonic eye"[Feb 2009]
Adrian Stokes (1902-72) - aesthete, critic, painter and poet - is among the most original and creative writers on art of the twentieth century. He was the author of over twenty critical books and numerous papers.
New Director to drive Cardiff’s devolution research (Feb09)
One of Wales’ leading experts in Welsh politics has been appointed to drive forward Cardiff University’s research into governance and devolution. Dr Richard Wyn Jones becomes the Director of the University’s Wales Governance Centre - a key centre for knowledge and research on governance, devolution and constitutional affairs.
Strengthening our ties with the Welsh settlement in Patagonia (Feb09)
An agreement of cooperation was signed in September 2008 between Cardiff University and Abbey National plc, Banco Santander’s UK subsidiary. This will enable Cardiff University to establish a number of research and teaching links with South American universities who are also members of the ‘Santander Universities’ group. This development is very exciting one for the School of Welsh as the funding from Banco Santander will allow us to develop relations with a number of higher education institutions in Patagonia, and in particular with the National University of Patagonia in Trelew.
Honorary Professor launches new online resource for law (Feb09)
Professor Mark Hill has launched a new online legal resource ‘Ecclesiastical Law: The Online Legal Resource Site’ to provide access to relevant source materials and publications for those with a scholarly or professional interest in the law affecting the Church of England.
Cardiff Historian edits edition of Gender & History (Feb09)
Garthine Walker joins Alexandra Shepard of the University of Glasgow to edit the 20th anniversary special edition of the journal Gender & History. The special edition reflects the extent to which gender analysis suggests alternatives to conventional periodisation, and offers innovative historiographical and theoretical reflection on approaches to gender, agency, and change.
Posts adverstised in HISAR (Feb09)
HISAR is currently advertising for Lecturer in History; Lecturer in Welsh History; Lecturer in Ancient History; and Lecturer in Archaeology - closing date 19 March 09.
Handbook of Journalism Studies published (Feb09)
Karin Wahl-Jorgensen’s (JOMEC) co-edited collection, the Handbook of Journalism Studies (with Thomas Hanitzsch) is now out from Lawrence Erlbaum Associates.
This new handbook charts the growing area of journalism studies, exploring the current state of theory and setting an agenda for future research. The volume offers 30 chapters providing broad international coverage from top-tier contributors.
School of Music announces 10 postgraduate studentships for 2009-10 (Feb09)
The School will fund up to 10 full and fees-only postgraduate studentships to be taken up in 2009-10. This is the largest single investment the School has made in its provision for postgraduate study and it benefits all of its research (PhD) and taught (MA/MMus) programmes.
New York Philharmonic commissions Arlene Sierra (Jan09)
The New York Philharmonic has commissioned Arlene Sierra to write a work for performance in New York in December 2009. The new piece will be premiered at Symphony Space on Broadway on 17 December.
AHRC Research Grant Success for HISAR (Jan09)
Professor Peter Edbury, HISAR, has secured £410k from the AHRC for a 3-year project, starting Sept09, on 'The Old French William of Tyre and its Continuations'. This project will produce the first modern critical edition of the medieval narratives known as the Continuations of William of Tyre and the Chronicle of Ernoul and Bernard the Treasurer. It will fund a full time postdoctoral research assistant, and a 3-year studentship, as well as 2-days a week of Prof Edbury's time.