Humanities well represented in the Vice-Chancellor's Public Engagement with Research Awards

The Vice-Chancellor's Public Engagement with Research Awards

The Humanities Division is proud to announce that a number of Early Career Researchers and Projects were rewarded for their excellence in Public Enagagement at a ceremony for the Vice-Chancellor's Public Enagagement with Research Awards, held at the Natural History Museum on Wednesday 30 June.

Early Career Researchers

Dr Lucy Kaufman - Dr Kaufman won her award for her work with the National Trust during their renovation of The Vyne, where Henry VIII visited his Lord Chamberlain, Sir William Sandys in the summer of 1535.

Dr Kate Kennedy - Dr Kennedy won her award for her public engagement work relating to a triple biography of poet Rupert Brooke, and composers F.S. Kelly and W.D. Browne she is writing. The three men were close friends who sailed to Gallipoli together and were all killed in the First World War. 


Dr Sophie Ratcliffe - The award-winning project Unsilencing the Library is a collaborative exhibition at Compton Verney Art Gallery and Museum. The project focused on finding the creator of a ‘mock’ bookshelf, a key decorative feature at Warwickshire’s Compton Verney, in which all the authors were women, and co-curating an exhibition with the public, which opens in June.

Professor Armand D’Angour - Professor D’Angour’s award-winning project Ancient Greek Music: hearing long lost sounds again recreated the scores for two major ancient musical documents, the Orestes chorus and Athenaeus paean, and several minor ones. The project derives from scholarly research that has recreated the sounds of ancient Greek music from notation that has been preserved on stone and papyrus, and by reconstructing ancient instruments from the relics of the originals and illustrations on Greek vases.