Monthly Archives: December 2010
Dr Jessica Hughes, lecturer in Classical Studies, has been awarded an individual grant from the Memoria Romana: Memory in Roman Civilization project, based at the University of Texas at Austin. Her project will investigate individual memory and mnemonic devices, asking what well-known Roman architectural structures and monuments tell us about the way in which Romans selectively remembered their past.
The BBC, US Discovery Channel, and the Open University have announced the ambitious production of an eight part tv series History of the World. Advised by Arts Faculty academics, the scale of the project, which will be “the definitive account of human civilisation”, is something reflected in the reach of the Arts Faculty – our students are located around the world, and our subjects explore human culture and its history, from the ancient civilisations of ancient Greece and Rome through the Renaissance, to the art, history, literature, music and religions of the twenty-first century.