Category Archives: School of the Arts

Congratulations to CoHaB Scholar Alba de Bejar!

Congratulations to CoHaB Early Stage Researcher, Alba de Bejar Muiños who this summer has been awarded the prestigious Prix Barbara-Godard essay prize offered by the ACLQ ACQL/Federation of the Humanities and Social Sciences Conference in Ottawa, for her essay on the work of Chinese diasporic and American born Canadian Sci-Fi writer, Larissa Lai.

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Santander Staff Research Award

SantanderSantander funding is available for staff that require support for a research project. The project should be aligned to the University or School’s objectives, and have an international theme or connection with one or more of the countries below. The project should also be in collaboration with a current or potential Partner University.

Santander network countries currently include Argentina, Brazil, Belgium, Chile, China, Colombia, Germany, Ghana, Mexico, Poland, Portugal, Puerto Rico, Qatar, Russia, Singapore, Spain, USA, UAE and Uruguay.

There are 5 awards of £1,000 available.

Applications using this form should be submitted by 30 June 2015 to

Further information can be obtained from
Corinna Coleman
Scholarships Administrator
Direct Line: 01604 893009

‘Opps for Apps’ Symposium (17 June 2015) will welcome mobile technology innovators Touchpress

Dr Sonya Andermahr and Dr David Simmons will be hosting the ‘Opps for Apps’ symposium on Wednesday 17 June 2015.  Sponsored by the Institute of Learning and Teaching in Higher Education, this event will be a great opportunity to discuss the use of digital technologies such as apps in educational environments.  We are also very lucky to have two representatives of app design company Touchpress, Selam Zuru and Louise Rice addressing the symposium.

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From ‘Memory Frictions’ to ‘Decolonizing Trauma’: May activities in the Trauma Research Group

May 2015 has seen Dr Larissa Allwork and Dr Sonya Andermahr, representatives of the CCN&CT’s Interdisciplinary Research Group in Trauma, Narrative & Performance participate in a major conference at the University of Zaragoza, Spain as well as hosting an international one-day symposium on ‘Decolonizing Trauma Studies’ at the University of Northampton School of the Arts.

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Summer Term Research Events in the School of the Arts

We kicked off with an ‘Opps for Apps’ focus group last week, but please see below for a list of research events that have been organised for this summer term.

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Professor Stef Craps announced as keynote for ‘Decolonizing Trauma Studies’ Symposium

The Centre for Contemporary Narrative and Cultural Theory at the University of Northampton School of The Arts is very pleased to announce that Professor Stef Craps (The University of Ghent) will be giving the keynote lecture for the ‘Decolonizing Trauma Studies’ symposium at Avenue Campus (Room MY120) on 15 May 2015.

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English announces major international Brigid Brophy conference for October 2015

The English Division at the University of Northampton School of the Arts is very pleased to announce the full programme for the forthcoming Brigid Brophy conference on 9th and 10th October 2015.  In the words of Professor Richard Canning, organizer of the conference, the event will,  “celebrate all aspects of Brophy’s literary career, as well as her leading contributions to animal rights, vegetarianism, anti-vivisectionism, humanism, feminist politics and advocacy of the Public Lending Right.”   The conference will feature keynote lectures by author of The Northern Clemency and The Emperor Waltz, Professor Philip Hensher (Bath Spa University), Goldsmiths Senior Lecturer in Modern Literature, Dr Carole Ann Sweeney and British writer, psychologist, and animal rights advocate, Dr Richard Ryder.  For more information on the conference, including details of how to register, please read below.

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Exciting Scholarship News for Masters Students at 78 Derngate Event!

On Wednesday 18th March, English staff, current MA and PhD students and prospective MA students gathered for a special event at 78 Derngate, Northampton.  Courtesy of the School of The Arts, staff and students were treated to a tour of the beautiful restored Modernist interior of 78 Derngate, to see the gorgeous designs of Charles Rennie Mackintosh.  Tours of the house were followed by refreshments and canapes in the 78 Derngate atrium, where students were treated to a special announcement by Professor Richard Canning and Dr Sonya Andermahr.

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SOTA Research Seminar and Event Programme – Spring 2015

The spring line-up of SOTA research seminars and events has been announced. All Seminars will be held in Room MY120 at 2.15pm unless otherwise stated. All University of Northampton staff and students are welcome to attend.

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Holocaust Memorial Day Event Tomorrow – 21st January 2015

Please note that in order to attend Professor Cesarani’s lecture and the subsequent academic talks in HLT1 from 1pm – 4pm, all University of Northampton members are required to bring their staff and student IDS to this event.

Bookings for members of the public have now been taken.  There will be no admission of members of the public to the lecture hall without prior booking.