14th February 2005

 

UNIVERSITY LAUNCHES NEW DEPARTMENT OF HUMANITIES

 

The University of Lincoln will start a week of celebrations tomorrow (Tuesday) with the launch of its new Humanities Department at the Brayford Pool campus.

 

The department, which has until now been incorporated with Journalism as part of the Faculty of Media and Humanities, evolved into its own department following the launch of the Lincoln School of Journalism in November last year.

 

The reconfigured department will now include the subjects of English, History, Media Communications and Drama.

 

The planned week of events will include talks and lectures by renowned international academics, as well as special drama performances including ‘Be My Baby’, ‘Bouncers’ and ‘Five Kinds of Silences’.

 

“To celebrate this new focusing of disciplines, some of the key issues involved in our humanities teaching will be highlighted in this week’s series of lectures and performances,” said Michael Earley, Professor of Drama at the university.

 

“The university will also use this opportunity to launch its new drama studio, housed on the Brayford Pool campus in the architecture building. The public are invited to all of the events held throughout the week.”

 

A series of events is planned for the week including subject lectures delivered by guest speakers and university academics as well as drama performances.

 

See page two of this press release for a full list of events.

 

 

For more information contact:

Matt Cross, Assistant Press Officer

(01522) 886625                       mcross@lincoln.ac.uk

Visit our news web pages:      www.lincoln.ac.uk/news

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Faculty of Media and Humanities

 

Launching the new Humanities Department: a programme of lectures and performances.

 

 

Tuesday 15th February

 

Lincoln Academy inaugural lecture: ‘The Charismatic Actor: Nature or Nurture?’ by Professor Michael Earley, 5.30pm, lecture theatre AR0107, Lincoln School of Architecture, Brayford Pool campus.

 

Wednesday 16th February

 

Communications talk: ‘Preparing for the Perfect Interview’ by Sarah Huntley, 11am, Cargill lecture theatre, Brayford Pool campus.

 

Thursday 17th February

 

History lecture: ‘George Orwell’s England’ by Professor Rob Colls, Professor of English History, University of Leicester, 4pm, seminar room nine, Media and Humanities building, Brayford Pool campus.

 

Communications lecture: ‘Selling Socialism: A Century of Labour Party Campaigning’ by Dr Dominic Wring, Loughborough University, 5.30pm, MHAC 0021, Media and Humanities building, Brayford Pool campus.

 

History event: The Lincoln Record Society presentation of its books collection to the Great Central Library Warehouse. Dr Dennis Mills presents a talk on the society’s latest volume, ‘Historic Town Plans of Lincoln, 1610-1920’, 7pm, seminar room nine, main academic building, Brayford Pool campus.

 

Drama production: ‘Be My Baby’ by Amanda Whittington, 7.30pm, new university drama studio (off ground floor foyer), Lincoln School of Architecture, Brayford Pool campus.

 

Friday 18th February

 

English lecture: ‘Landscape and the Picturesque in Jane Austen’s Works’ by Professor Alistair M Duckworth, Emeritus Professor of English, University of Florida, 6pm, MHAC0024 Media and Humanities building, Brayford Pool campus.

 

Drama production: ‘Bouncers’ by John Godber, 7.30pm, new university drama studio (off ground floor foyer), Lincoln School of Architecture, Brayford Pool campus.

 

Saturday 19th February

 

Drama production: ‘Five Kinds of Silences’ by Shelagh Stephenson, 7.30pm, new university drama studio (off ground floor foyer), Lincoln School of Architecture, Brayford Pool campus.

 

 

 

For more information contact Professor Michael Earley on (01522) 886942 or email mearley@lincoln.ac.uk.