- Taking children's literature seriously: UWE author to give keynote address
Author and critic Dr Catherine Butler will give the keynote address at the Society of Authors Children's Writers and Illustrators Group AGM on Tuesday 19 November.
Dr Butler is associate professor of English at UWE Bristol, an award-winning critic and the author of numerous novels for children and young adults.
- UWE researchers develop artificial heart to pump human waste to power future robots
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A new device that may be capable of pumping human waste into the 'engine room' of a self-sustaining robot has been created by a group of researchers from the Centre for Fine Print Research at the University of the West of England (UWE Bristol) and the Bristol Robotics Laboratory (BRL).
- Lest we forget: Paul Gough gives lecture on commemorative art in the city
The 2013 BIRTHA Lecture will be given by Professor Paul Gough on 11 November 2013 at 6.30 pm in the Great Hall of the Wills Memorial Building, Bristol.
His talk, entitled 'Running out of memory: Inscribing the city in the cause of commemoration (and/or celebration)', will feature as part of the InsideArts Festival.
- UWE historians appointed national advisers on BBC's World War One at Home project
The researchers selected to participate in the BBC's 'World War One at Home' project have just been announced. Following their involvement in the successful pilot project in the West region, Kent Fedorowich and Charles Booth from UWE Bristol will have roles as national advisers to the researchers. This is alongside their work in the BBC South West region, which includes Devon, Cornwall and the Channel Islands.
- UWE researchers help develop charter on women, ageing and the media
Three academics from UWE Bristol have played an important role in the development of a charter on Ageing | and Sexism in the Media to be launched on 3 October in London.
- New book traces the public memory and legacy of the civil war in Spain
A fascinating new book - After the civil War: Making Memory and Re-making Spain Since 1936
by Associate Professor Michael Richards from the University of the West of England (UWE Bristol) reassesses the war and the dictatorship, the post-Franco transition to democracy, and the 'history wars' in Spain since the late 1990s.
- Slavery and the British Country House: new book launched by UWE historian
The link between British country houses and the transatlantic slave trade is examined in a book just published by English Heritage. Co-edited by historian Dr Madge Dresser from UWE Bristol and Andrew Hann of English Heritage, the ground-breaking book is the first work to consider what one contributor calls 'slavery's heritage footprint'.
- UWE Bristol celebrates Iftar
UWE Bristol will be holding an Iftar event on Tuesday 6 August at 19:30 in the Octagon, Frenchay Campus.
- Boring boron, Jack the Ripper and Elvis back from the grave
The periodic table, Jack the Ripper and Elvis back from the grave are providing inspirational starting points for some of the winning entries of the third Arts and Humanities Research Council funded REACT Sandbox.
New forms of documentary storytelling will be explored by innovative collaborations between academics and creative industries practitioners. Three of the six projects announced for the Future Documentaries Sandbox involve UWE Bristol researchers.
- UWE Bristol awards Honorary Degree to Katie Alcott
UWE Bristol is awarding the Honorary Degree of Master of Business Administration to Katie Alcott in recognition of her pioneering work in setting up a social enterprise and registered charity to fund life-saving clean drinking water projects.
- UWE Bristol awards Honorary Degree to Tom Morris
UWE Bristol will award the Honorary Degree of Doctor of Arts to Tom Morris in recognition of his significant contribution to the arts, arts heritage and creative design.
The Honorary Degree will be conferred at the Awards Ceremony of the Faculty of Arts, Creative Industries and Education on Tuesday 23 July at Bristol Cathedral.
- Tom Archer inaugural lecture at the Watershed
13 June 2013 at the Watershed, Bristol Harbourside 19:00
Commissioners in British television have never been more powerful or more numerous; but has this led to better programmes, increased audience satisfaction or budding creativity? This question will be posed and discussed at the inaugural lecture by Tom Archer, former controller of Factual Production for the BBC and visiting professor at the University of the West of England.
- Video Nation pioneer is new director of UWE's digital culture hub
Mandy Rose, the producer of award-winning digital media initiatives including the BBC's ground-breaking Video Nation project is the new Director of UWE Bristol's Digital Cultures Research Centre (DCRC).
- Project Zulu brings South African Township children's choir to the West
The vibrant sounds of a primary school choir from Kwazulu-Natal will bring Bristol to life when it tours the West in May and June.
Project Zulu are an extraordinary ensemble of singing, drumming and dancing children from Sithobelumthetho Primary School in the Madadeni Township, KwaZulu-Natal.
- What do you mean? UWE conference asks how language reveals who we are
A major international conference at UWE Bristol is set to explore the relationship between language and identity.
Topics to be covered include the use of language in the current financial crisis and age-related language issues such as the way children construct an identity in early childhood and older workers' use of language. There will also be locality-based topics ranging from bilingualism in Wales and accent and identity in Stoke-on-Trent, to the colloquial use of the word 'like' by Poles in Ireland.