News Archive 2020
Professor Piers Hellawell’s new orchestral work Symphonies in Chains was premiered by the Ulster Orchestra on Wednesday 8th January in the Ulster Hall, a BBC Invitation Concert for later Radio 3 broadcast.
Queen’s Junior Music Academy (JAM) has been successful in the latest round of funding by the Andrew Lloyd Webber Foundation, one of Britain’s leading charities supporting the arts and music.
Congratulations to Rachel Ashe and Jason Bunting for being chosen for the Washington Ireland Leadership Program!
Many congratulations to Stephen Kelly and Ryan Perry (Kent) who have just been awarded £366,511 from the Leverhulme Trust for a project entitled 'Whittington’s Gift: Reconstructing the Lost Common Library of London’s Guildhall’.
Dr Paul Murphy (AEL) & Michaela Clarke (DARO) working with Deirdre Wildy (Special Collections & Archives) were awarded £234,600 from the National Lottery Heritage Fund (NI) for ‘Friel Reimagined: Connecting Diverse Audiences with Heritage’.
Created by Koichi Samuels who runs JAM 4 creative music technology course, part of Junior Academy of Music, at QUB. The voices are pupils of Junior Academy of Music and some instrumental recordings are also included in the music.
Frank Delaney’s radio documentary won silver in the human rights section of the New York Radio awards.
The melody of “How can I keep from singing” will celebrate the end of the term for the Junior Academy of Music at QUB.
We are delighted to announce that one of our 3rd year Broadcast Production students Scott Duffield, will be hosting the Royal Television Society NI's Q&A - Writing The Salisbury Poisonings, Monday 6th July 2.00pm - 3.00pm RTS Zoom Onliine
Professor Janice Carruthers, Professor of French Linguistics at the School of Arts, English and Languages was one of the researchers to make a major contribution to ‘Towards a National Languages Strategy: Education and Skills’ published on 8 July.
SARC researchers past and present received awards at the International Conference on New Interfaces for Musical Expression (NIME), the leading conference in the field of new musical instrument design and performance, held online 21st-25th July.
Congratulations to Dr Franziska Schroeder who has been awarded the Vice-Chancellor’s Research Innovation Prize 2020 for the work with her “Performance without Barriers” research group.
Dave Robb appears on Radio 4 as one of the guests talking about the song "Sunshine on Leith" and he also mentions a bit about his time when he toured as their support. It was part of Radio 4's weekly programme "Soul Music".
Composer and Professor of Composition Piers Hellawell’s latest CD collection, ‘Up By The Roots’, is listed among The Times/Sunday Times Best Albums, the critics’ choices for 2020.
Kim Montgomery receive the prestegious Anjool Maldé Journalism prize for her work ‘43 Days’, which was produced as part of her Masters in Media and Broadcast Production 2019/20.
The Faculty of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences is excited to announce our first Online Winter School taking place in February 2021.
Irish poet, Stephen Sexton, has been awarded the Rooney Prize for Irish Literature 2020, for his first collection of works, Oils & If All the World and Love Were Young.
All students who have entered Queen’s University for the first time to undertake a primary degree having achieved at least three 'A' grades at A-level, are eligible to enter the University's annual Entrance Scholarship Competition.
The Belfast Media Festival presents Kenneth Branagh in conversation with Kathy Clugston. He talks about growing up in Belfast, his upcoming movies, his creative process and his memories of the QFT.
Congratulations to Una Lee, SARC PhD Graduate and Visiting Scholar who was named as one of this year's winners of The Oram Awards.
Congratulations to the 'Sounding Conflict' Research Project Team who have been shortlisted for Research Project of the Year: Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences 2020 by The Times Higher Education Awards.
AEL PhD students have established a new podcast series - QUB Voices.
Bronagh M Kelly, LLB 2010, who has been practicing law in the US since 2012, has received the State Bar of Nevada 2020 Young Lawyer of the Year Award.
Dr. Alison Garden, a Marie Skłodowska-Curie Fellow in the School of Arts English and Languages, has worked with BBC NI to put together a series of short programmes on four novels exploring the dangerous thrill of illicit love during the NI Troubles.
Dr Franziska Schroeder has gone ‘post-internet and post-meme’ with her recent collaborative VR composition/installation “Mirage” - selected as part of the prestigious Ars Electronica 2020 Festival.
Work has now completed on the Visual Voices of the Prisons Memory Archive project, a partnership between QUB staff based in AEL and the Public Record Office (PRONI), supported by the National Lottery Heritage Fund.
Broadcast lecturer Don Duncan has co-directed and produced “Gail”, the first in a series of animations of people from a unionist background who’ve discovered and learned Irish.