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Tom Betteridge (Department of English) working with Historic Royal Palaces

Professor Tom Betteridge (Department of English) is currently working with Historic Royal Palaces to put on a number of events as part of the commemoration of Henry VIII’s succession. In August Tom will be helping mount a production of John Heywood’s Play of the Weather in the Great Hall at Hampton Court. This production is part of Tom’s major research project, ‘Staging the Henrician Court, which is being funded by the Arts and Humanities Research Council. The Play of the Weather was produced during the period 1532 -33 when Henry VIII’s relationship with Anne Boleyn was common knowledge but had not been formally recognised. Heywood’s play is coded message to the court that Henry had secretly married Anne and that she was pregnant. 

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Craig Richardson (Fine Art) appointed to an AHRC Panel

Craig Richardson has been appointed to the Arts and Humanities Research Council as a Peer Review Panel Member for Panel B which covers a range of Creative and Performing Arts subjects including Art, Architecture, Film, Creative Writing, Drama, and Cultural Policy.

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WIRED: New Sounds from the Sonic Art Research Unit

NMC have released a series of new works developed as part of the Sonic Art Research Unit (SARU) project WIRED including works by Paul Dibley, Paul Newland and Paul Whitty from Oxford Brookes and Composers from Goldsmiths College, Keele University, University of Sussex, and Trinity-Laban. The project was developed in collaboration with harpsichordist Jane Chapman and explores the unique cultural resonance of the timbre of the instrument from its Sixteenth-Century origins to its appropriation by avant-garde composers of the Twentieth Century and beyond. Many of the works developed for the project explore the relationship between the instrument and live electronics that create a transformed soundworld for the instrument.

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Post-War Italian Cinema: Dr. Daniela Treveri-Gennari

Post-war Italian Cinema: American Intervention, Vatican Interests (Routledge) by Dr. Daniela Treveri Gennari from Film Studies has just been published. The book investigates the decisive role that American production companies played in the development of the Italian film industry through an analysis of documentation from both the American State Department and the Vatican. A comparative analysis is proposed between American Political and Cultural Ideology and Roman Catholic Ideology in the post-1945 era alongside studies of policy-making and the development of regulations and procedures that affected the production and distribution of American and Italian films during the period.

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Puzzle Films: Dr. Warren Buckland

Puzzle Films: Complex Storytelling in Contemporary Cinema (Blackwell) by Dr. Warren Buckland from Film Studies have just been published. The edited volume investigates a number of films that employ complex storytelling - from Memento, Old Boy and Run Lola Run, to the Infernal Affairs trilogy and In the Mood for Love. Professor Geoff King (Brunel University) describes the publication as ' A timely and insightful guide to some of the more complex and labyrinthine currents in recent cinema, drawing on an admirable range of examples from around the globe'. The collection unites American independent cinema and European and International Art film, and certain modes of avant-garde film-making on the basis of their shared storytelling complexity.

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Shelley Sacks, at the ‘Assume Nothing’ Symposium at the University of Victoria, Canada

Shelley Sacks the director of SSRU is giving the keynote address at a symposium hosted by the the University of Victoria, Canada. The symposium is titled Assume Nothing: New Social Practice and is given in conjunction with the exhibition of the same name at the University of Victoria and the Art Gallery of Greater Victoria.

Further details are available here (PDF).

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Exhibition at the Oxford Playhouse (early March 2009)

To coincide with Cheek by Jowl's production of Andromaque at the Oxford Playhouse, Dr Sabine Chaouche and Monique Moreton will organise an exhibition on Early Modern French Theatre. Based on the CESAR collection of engravings (, it will illustrate different aspects of performing tragedy at the time.

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Outcome of RAE 2008 for the School of Arts and Humanities - ‘pleasing and positive’

Steven Matthews, Assistant Dean (Research and Consultancy) writes:

‘The outcome of RAE 2008 for the School of Arts and Humanities has been especially pleasing and positive. Everywhere, there has been a movement forward in the recognized standards of our research from the rankings in 2001. In several cases, including Art and Design, Art History, and Music, we have risen strongly up the national league tables. Much of our work has been scored as being of 'international quality' or above, with History, English, and Art and Design performing at over 90% on this measure. Particularly pleasing is the amount of our research which has been ranked in the highest two categories: 3* ('internationally excellent') and 4* ('world leading'). Taken department by department submitted, this is the breakdown of our work in these categories:

  • French 35%
  • English 40%
  • History 65%
  • Art 30%
  • History of Art 55%
  • Music 35%

We look forward to building ambitiously on these exciting results across the next phase of our research development'.

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Sound Diaries: Recording Life in Sound

Sound Diaries is an initiative of the Sonic Art Research Unit. The Project is focused around sound-recordings and sound-texts and the ways in which sound can be used to document our lives.

This project is designed so that anyone working with sound and the idea of sound diaries can share their projects online, talk about their ideas with other people working in this territory and contribute to discussions around how sound diaries are made and shared.

What is a Sound Diary? Why create a Sound Diary? What period does it cover: minutes, hours, days, weeks, years? How much of that period will it capture? How do Sound Diaries relate to written diaries, or photo albums? What is a sonic snapshot? These are some of the issues that will be addressed during the Sound Diaries project - do get involved!

Throughout December our Sonic Advent Calendar will be online with a new sound everyday. Hear the sounds now at:


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Alexandra Wilson to be interviewed about Puccini on Radio 4 and Radio 3

Alexandra Wilson (Music) will contribute to three programmes on BBC Radio this month marking the 150th anniversary of the birth of composer Giacomo Puccini. On Tuesday 16 December at 13.30 she features in a Radio 4 documentary presented by James Naughtie entitled "Puccini: Touched by the Little Finger of the Almighty". On Saturday 20 December she will take part in a special Puccini-focused edition of "Music Matters" on Radio 3 (12.15-13.00). Finally, on Radio 3 on 27 December (from 18.00) she can be heard in conversation with Martin Handley at a performance of Puccini's "La Fanciulla del West" recorded at the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden.

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