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23 July 2024

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Exeter University’s New Film Distribution Label – eXe Film

This year a new film distribution label eXe Film was set up and run by staff and students from multiple programs in the Communications, Drama and Film departments at the University of Exeter. They released their first film into cinemas on June 13th – playing at Odeon venues across the country. The…

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smart search engine research

23 November 2022

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New spin-out company seeks to revolutionise the way search engines work

A new University of Exeter spin-out is developing an intelligent search engine that could revolutionise search by allowing users to look up concepts and relationships between ideas, instead of specific keywords.

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20 June 2022

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EUniverCities Network meets in Exeter to discuss collaborative approaches to arts and culture

A network of European universities and city authorities came together in Exeter earlier this month, to discuss how cities and universities can work together to support arts and culture in their local areas.

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19 May 2022

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Stereotypes concerning ageing female musical theatre actors

Drama PhD candidate Faye Rigopoulou is utilising her background in musical theatre to investigate and tackle the stereotypes surrounding ageing female actors in musical theatre.

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27 April 2022

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The history of Indian coin collectors

AHRC funded History PhD student Shreya Gupta’s research is collaborating with Oxford’s Ashmolean Museum to study the history of coins brought together by Indian collectors.

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1 February 2022

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A manifestation of decadence

PhD student William Rees discusses how he became interested in researching the 1970s and 1980s American dance culture, the area of disco’s history he would like to investigate next and the best and worst things about his field of research.

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28 January 2022

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Breaking Boundaries: Revitalising ancient forest practices in the Amazon

Research at the University of Exeter is helping to protect and strengthen biodiversity in the Amazon rainforest through facilitating and incentivising sustainable land use.

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23 March 2021

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Breaking Boundaries: Transforming health policy across Europe

A unique World Health Organization Collaborating Centre on Culture and Health (WHO Centre) at the University of Exeter has transformed health policy and practice in Europe.

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9 March 2021

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Breaking Boundaries: Rediscovering women of Franco era Spain

The history of women and feminism in Spain, erased and hidden during the Franco era, has been rediscovered thanks to researchers at the University of Exeter.

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18 February 2021

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Breaking Boundaries: Innovating tourism with apps and augmented reality

Utilising the power of the latest developments in technology, researchers at the University of Exeter have developed an app to enhance the visiting experience for tourists around several cities.

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12 February 2021

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Breaking Boundaries: Conserving victorian presentations for future generations

Professor Joe Kember has helped to deliver the world’s largest open access database of Magic Lantern slides. Lantern slides originated in 17th century devices which came to be known as “magic lanterns.”

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23 October 2020

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Students take part in translation “marathon” to highlight University of Exeter research internationally

University of Exeter students took part in a translation “marathon” to highlight the world-leading academic research for European journalists.

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19 August 2020

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Being adaptable as an international researcher during Covid-19

History PhD student Issy Sawkins had to adapt her plans for the second year of study, when the Covid 19 lockdown restrictions were imposed. Find out more about how she is managed to continue her research into the contemporary Holocaust memory in the Russian Federation

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10 June 2020

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The algorithmic gaze and its impact on our sense of human identity

PhD candidate Jo Sutherst’s research is looking at the selfie and the algorithmic filters that are used to edit and ‘perfect’ our self-image.

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20 May 2020

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Famine Tales from India and Britain

Famine Tales from India and Britain is a project that brings together traditional scroll painters and new-wave graphic artists in India to learn about, interpret and narrate past stories of famine.

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6 May 2020

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Representation of regional English cities in contemporary theatre

Research by Department of Drama PhD candidate Tom Nicholas focuses on the representation of regional English cities in contemporary theatre.

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8 April 2020

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Cornish language 1777 – 1904

PhD student Kensa Broadhurst’s research is hoping to find evidence that the Cornish language was being used between 1777-1904

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25 March 2020

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Greek and Latin curse tablets

Charlotte Spence is a PhD candidate in the Department of Classics and Ancient History whose research focuses on Greek and Roman curse tablets. In this blog, she explains what a curse tablet is, her journey to becoming a PhD student, distance learning from Salcombe and the support she receives from her supervisor…

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22 November 2019

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Exeter awarded UNESCO City of Literature status

After a successful bid led by Exeter’s Culture Innovation Consultancy team, Exeter has joined the UNESCO Creative Cities Network.

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17 September 2019

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Places of Poetry: Mapping poetry and heritage in England and Wales

Members of the public are being encouraged to engage with poetry through a unique project led by Professor Andrew McRae with Ordnance Survey and The Poetry Society.

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3 November 2017

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Capturing live events for art fans of the future

Professor Gabriella Giannachi has been working with arts organisations to chart their history of hosting live art and help curators develop and document new performances.

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