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  • Congratulations to our third year student company, Weighty Bowl, on the fantastic achievement of winning the Canterbury Festival’s Made in Kent competition. The students involved are Nicole Driver, Michael Dunk, Elizabeth Hagen, Fergus McDonald and Richard Yuill. The show is a pastiche of Jacobean tragedy called 'The Lamentable Tragedie of the Canterbury Strangler' and was the piece they devised for their assessment on the Creative Projec... Continue

  • A 'once in a lifetime' exhibition of Raphael's drawings opens on 1 June at the Ashmolean Museum in Oxford. Co-curated by Dr Ben Thomas with the Ashmolean's Catherine Whistler, the exhibition brings together 120 drawings by the great Renaissance master. It also draws on research funded by a Leverhulme Research Project Grant. Raphael: The Drawings has received extensive preview coverage with articles in T... Continue

  • The School of Arts and the School of Anthropology & Conservation will present an illustrated lecture and screening by Professor Daw-Ming Lee, Chair of the Department of Filmmaking at Taipei National University of the Arts entitled Taiwan's Ethnographic Films and I. In 1987, Professor Daw-Ming Lee was invited to co-direct with ethnographic filmmaker Hu Taili the documentary Songs of Pasta’ay (The Festival of the Legendary Little People), the w... Continue

  • (Dr Cecilia Sayad collecting her award)   The Film department at Kent had a thoroughly productive evening at the British Association of Film, Television and Screen Studies Awards. Notable achievements at the BAFTSS Awards were: Cecilia Sayad won the Best Journal Article award for 'Found-Footage Horror and the Frame's Undoing' (Cinema Journal 55.2) 'A comprehe... Continue

  • The School of Arts are delighted to be able to offer The Vice Chancellor's Research Scholarships for new PhD students starting in the academic year 2017/18. These scholarships will be offered at the standard UK Research Council's rate and administered under the Graduate Teaching Assistant Scheme. The scholarships cover full Home/EU fees plus a maintenance grant and a salary which will total an amount equivalent t... Continue

  • The renowned German theatre director Thomas Ostermeier is to receive an honorary degree from the University. He is due to receive a Doctor of Arts degree at a ceremony at Canterbury Cathedralon Friday, 18 November 2016. An actor and theatre director, Thomas Ostermeier now works predominantly at the Schaubühne in Berlin. The Schaubühne is affiliated as an institutional member of the European Theatre Research Netw... Continue

  • AHRC CHASE Scholarships The University of Kent is proud to be part of the Consortium for the Humanities and the Arts South-East England (CHASE) which was awarded a £17million Doctoral Training Partnership by the Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC) in October 2013. Our partners include The Courtauld Institute of Art, Goldsmiths, University of London, the Open University, and the Universities of East Anglia, Essex, and Sussex. SOAS and Birkbeck, ... Continue

  • The School of Arts invites you to join our exciting research events this coming term…  Wednesday 5th October, 5pm-7pm, Jarman Studio 2, University of Kent A Centre for Cognition, Kinesthetics and Performance (CKP) and Centre for Popular and Comic Performance (PCP) seminar with Angie Varakis, University of Kent 'Positive Emotion and Cognition in the Spectating of Aristophanic Comedy' What can positive psychology tell us about the ancie... Continue

  • We are delighted to let you know that the Moving Memory Dance Theatre Company (founded and run by our very own Sian Stevenson & Jayne Thompson) have been awarded an Arts Council R&D Grant to develop their new work, Beyond the Marigolds – match funding is being awarded by Kent Arts Innovation fund (KCC). This new production will further develop the distinctive style of the company, extending integration of live... Continue

  • Congratulations to Dave Coccoza (Final Year Film BA) and Miguel Santos (1st year Drama and English & American Literature) who both won awards at the Employability Rewards Evening on Tuesday 31st May. The Highest Scoring Student from the Faculty of Humanities Reward sponsored by Canterbury City Council Winner: Dave Cocozza This student, from the School of Arts, has managed to acquire an impressive 1,835 points whilst at the University of Kent. During... Continue

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