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Interdisciplinary Institute for the Humanities

The Interdisciplinary Institute for the Humanities Foundation teaches Creative Enterprise and Gender Studies.

The Schools of Study at UEA teach thousands of undergraduate and postgraduate students each year across the four faculties of our campus in Norwich.

We’re looking forward to welcoming you to the Interdisciplinary Institute for the Humanities.

If you haven’t already, check out our School pages on the UEA website.

In the meantime, don’t forget to Register Online to get access to your timetable once it becomes available, and log in to Blackboard our virtual learning environment.

Once you have registered online you will also need to attend a registration event (unless you are an undergraduate home student living in UEA accommodation, since you are registered automatically when you pick up your room keys).

  1. Welcome!

    It is my great pleasure to welcome you to the Interdisciplinary Institute for the Humanities. The Institute is passionately committed to what we see as exciting and pioneering programmes, designed to support you in the realisation of your ambitions and to enable you meet your full potential.

    Home to a range of interdisciplinarity approaches to study we encourage creativity, innovative thinking, and the ability to connect and understand complex ideas about human experience.

    You will be part of a distinct and supportive learning community. All of the staff within the Institute are here to help you so whether you need advice on coursework, study skills, or simply adapting to university life, come and find us on Floor 0 of the Arts building. We are really pleased to have you with us and look forward to getting to know you.

    Rowena Burgess

    Head of School for the Interdisciplinary Institute for the Humanities

In addition to your School and discipline specific events, the Faculty of Arts and Humanities has developed a programme of welcome events called I ♥ Arts & Humanities. These events are a great way to get to know the Faculty and meet people who share your passion. They appear on your online timetable marked 'I ♥ Arts & Humanities' and are listed in the induction programme section.

Once you receive an email confirming your place, follow the link in it to register online and set up your IT account, UEA username and password. You will need your UEA username and password to get access to the I ♥ Arts & Humanities Blackboard site. The site is full of information to help you get to know UEA, develop your study skills, find opportunities and events.

More information on registering online is available here. Once you have your details, follow the instructions below:

  • Go to portal.uea.ac.uk
  • Select BLACKBOARD from the 3 orange buttons towards the top of the screen
  • Type in your UEA username and password, and select Sign In
  • At the top right of the screen select I Arts & Humanities

 

 

Your induction programmes are below. Click on the button to take a look at your timetable on e:Vision

date time location details

24 Sep

09:00 - 17:00

Music Building 

Digital Trail - Optional - Drop-In
This is a drop-in session available all week. Explore an exciting Digital Trail around the UEA Media Suite. A range of diverse work will be showcased from film to audio and digital artefact by HUM students and UEA partners, including: the East Anglian Film Archive, the British Archive for Creative Writing, the Literary Festival and the Music Centre. Drop in for all or part of the trail.

24 Sep

11:00 - 12:00

ARTS 01.18

MACE Course Director Talk
This talk will introduce students to the themes and opportunites of the MA in Creative Entrepreneurship, led by Course Director Ian Chance.

25 Sep

09:00 - 17:00

Music Building 

Digital Trail - Optional - Drop-In
This is a drop-in session available all week. Explore an exciting Digital Trail around the UEA Media Suite. A range of diverse work will be showcased from film to audio and digital artefact by HUM students and UEA partners, including: the East Anglian Film Archive, the British Archive for Creative Writing, the Literary Festival and the Music Centre. Drop in for all or part of the trail.

25 Sep

16:00 - 17:00

ARTS 01.01

Head of Institute Welcome and Social
The Head of the Interdisciplinary Institute for the Humanities will provide a welcome for all new MA students, introducing you to life at UEA and offering a chance to meet fellow students and academic staff.

26 Sep

09:00 - 17:00

Music Building 

Digital Trail - Optional - Drop-In
This is a drop-in session available all week. Explore an exciting Digital Trail around the UEA Media Suite. A range of diverse work will be showcased from film to audio and digital artefact by HUM students and UEA partners, including: the East Anglian Film Archive, the British Archive for Creative Writing, the Literary Festival and the Music Centre. Drop in for all or part of the trail.

26 Sep

10:30 - 15:00

Thomas Paine Study Centre 

Languages Fair - Optional
All PPL students and first year undergraduate HUM students can take one free language module per semester. This means that you can take an extra language module as a non-credit student for no extra cost. Come to the language fair in the Lecture Theatre and Foyer in the Thomas Paine Study Centre to find out more - talk to language teachers, find out about studying a language, and explore the range of languages on offer.

26 Sep

12:00 - 13:00

 

Drama in the Square - Optional
Sit back and enjoy a spontaneous, surprise performance in the UEA Square on Tuesday from UEA drama students. We can’t reveal any details about the performance as we don’t want to spoil the surprise. However, you can expect a captivating, amusing and thought-provoking experience.

26 Sep

17:00 - 19:00

Music Building 0.28

UEA Music Welcome Event - Optional
A welcome gathering being held in the Strode Concert Room (Music Building 0.28) for all those interested in singing and playing in Music Centre and Music Society ensembles. There will be introductions by the Director of Music and the President of the Music Society covering ways to get involved. You can find out about the wide range of student-led music making and the ensembles everyone is welcome at. You will have the opportunity to sign up for auditions to join UEA Choir, Chamber Choir and Symphony Orchestra and to find out about using the Practice Rooms. It will be a chance to ask any questions about the Music Centre Awards (www.uea.ac.uk/music-centre/bursaries-and-scholarships). Most importantly you will begin to meet the diverse, friendly and welcoming network of people who will be your colleagues in music making. Experienced players and singers are encouraged to come and find out about music making, but if you are wondering about singing in a choir or joining an ensemble for the first time you are equally welcome. We look forward to meeting you. For further information about the event, please visit: www.uea.ac.uk/music-centre/events, email: musicevents@uea.ac.uk; phone: 01603 593948; or follow @UEAConcerts on Twitter or UEA Music Centre on Facebook.

26 Sep

18:00 - 20:00

Thomas Paine Study Centre Lecture Theatre

Film Screening: Growing Up Married - Optional
Growing Up Married, which is being shown in the in the Lecture Theatre in the Thomas Paine Study Centre, is an internationally acclaimed documentary which focuses on the stories of child brides recollecting their memories as adults. It explores what happens after child marriage by focusing on the stories of four women, and making their experiences visible, while contributing to debates around this significant, complex and emotionally charged human rights issue which has often been discursively silenced. The filmmaker, Dr Eylem Atakav, is Senior Lecturer in Film and Television Studies and Associate Dean (International) at the University of East Anglia, where she teaches courses on women and film; women, Islam and media; and Middle Eastern media. 

27 Sep

09:00 - 17:00

Music Building 

Digital Trail - Optional - Drop-In
This is a drop-in session available all week. Explore an exciting Digital Trail around the UEA Media Suite. A range of diverse work will be showcased from film to audio and digital artefact by HUM students and UEA partners, including: the East Anglian Film Archive, the British Archive for Creative Writing, the Literary Festival and the Music Centre. Drop in for all or part of the trail.

28 Sep

09:00 - 17:00

Music Building 

Digital Trail - Optional - Drop-In
This is a drop-in session available all week. Explore an exciting Digital Trail around the UEA Media Suite. A range of diverse work will be showcased from film to audio and digital artefact by HUM students and UEA partners, including: the East Anglian Film Archive, the British Archive for Creative Writing, the Literary Festival and the Music Centre. Drop in for all or part of the trail.

date time location details

24 Sep

09:00 - 17:00

Music Building 

Digital Trail - Optional - Drop-In
This is a drop-in session available all week. Explore an exciting Digital Trail around the UEA Media Suite. A range of diverse work will be showcased from film to audio and digital artefact by HUM students and UEA partners, including: the East Anglian Film Archive, the British Archive for Creative Writing, the Literary Festival and the Music Centre. Drop in for all or part of the trail.

24 Sep

16:00 - 17:00

ARTS 1.05

MAGS Course Director Talk
This talk will introduce students to the themes and opportunites of the MA in Gender Studies, led by Course Director Prof Yvonne Tasker. 

25 Sep

09:00 - 17:00

Music Building 

Digital Trail - Optional - Drop-In
This is a drop-in session available all week. Explore an exciting Digital Trail around the UEA Media Suite. A range of diverse work will be showcased from film to audio and digital artefact by HUM students and UEA partners, including: the East Anglian Film Archive, the British Archive for Creative Writing, the Literary Festival and the Music Centre. Drop in for all or part of the trail.

25 Sep

16:00 - 17:00

ARTS 01.01

Head of Institute Welcome and Social
The Head of the Interdisciplinary Institute for the Humanities will provide a welcome for all new MA students, introducing you to life at UEA and offering a chance to meet fellow students and academic staff.

26 Sep

09:00 - 17:00

Music Building 

Digital Trail - Optional - Drop-In
This is a drop-in session available all week. Explore an exciting Digital Trail around the UEA Media Suite. A range of diverse work will be showcased from film to audio and digital artefact by HUM students and UEA partners, including: the East Anglian Film Archive, the British Archive for Creative Writing, the Literary Festival and the Music Centre. Drop in for all or part of the trail.

26 Sep

10:30 - 15:00

Thomas Paine Study Centre 

Languages Fair - Optional
All PPL students and first year undergraduate HUM students can take one free language module per semester. This means that you can take an extra language module as a non-credit student for no extra cost. Come to the language fair in the Lecture Theatre and Foyer in the Thomas Paine Study Centre to find out more - talk to language teachers, find out about studying a language, and explore the range of languages on offer.

26 Sep

12:00 - 13:00

 

Drama in the Square - Optional
Sit back and enjoy a spontaneous, surprise performance in the UEA Square on Tuesday from UEA drama students. We can’t reveal any details about the performance as we don’t want to spoil the surprise. However, you can expect a captivating, amusing and thought-provoking experience.

26 Sep

17:00 - 19:00

Music Building 0.28

UEA Music Welcome Event - Optional
A welcome gathering being held in the Strode Concert Room (Music Building 0.28) for all those interested in singing and playing in Music Centre and Music Society ensembles. There will be introductions by the Director of Music and the President of the Music Society covering ways to get involved. You can find out about the wide range of student-led music making and the ensembles everyone is welcome at. You will have the opportunity to sign up for auditions to join UEA Choir, Chamber Choir and Symphony Orchestra and to find out about using the Practice Rooms. It will be a chance to ask any questions about the Music Centre Awards (www.uea.ac.uk/music-centre/bursaries-and-scholarships). Most importantly you will begin to meet the diverse, friendly and welcoming network of people who will be your colleagues in music making. Experienced players and singers are encouraged to come and find out about music making, but if you are wondering about singing in a choir or joining an ensemble for the first time you are equally welcome. We look forward to meeting you. For further information about the event, please visit: www.uea.ac.uk/music-centre/events, email: musicevents@uea.ac.uk; phone: 01603 593948; or follow @UEAConcerts on Twitter or UEA Music Centre on Facebook.

26 Sep

18:00 - 20:00

Thomas Paine Study Centre Lecture Theatre

Film Screening: Growing Up Married - Optional
Growing Up Married, which is being shown in the in the Lecture Theatre in the Thomas Paine Study Centre, is an internationally acclaimed documentary which focuses on the stories of child brides recollecting their memories as adults. It explores what happens after child marriage by focusing on the stories of four women, and making their experiences visible, while contributing to debates around this significant, complex and emotionally charged human rights issue which has often been discursively silenced. The filmmaker, Dr Eylem Atakav, is Senior Lecturer in Film and Television Studies and Associate Dean (International) at the University of East Anglia, where she teaches courses on women and film; women, Islam and media; and Middle Eastern media. 

27 Sep

09:00 - 17:00

Music Building 

Digital Trail - Optional - Drop-In
This is a drop-in session available all week. Explore an exciting Digital Trail around the UEA Media Suite. A range of diverse work will be showcased from film to audio and digital artefact by HUM students and UEA partners, including: the East Anglian Film Archive, the British Archive for Creative Writing, the Literary Festival and the Music Centre. Drop in for all or part of the trail.

28 Sep

09:00 - 17:00

Music Building 

Digital Trail - Optional - Drop-In
This is a drop-in session available all week. Explore an exciting Digital Trail around the UEA Media Suite. A range of diverse work will be showcased from film to audio and digital artefact by HUM students and UEA partners, including: the East Anglian Film Archive, the British Archive for Creative Writing, the Literary Festival and the Music Centre. Drop in for all or part of the trail.

MACE Preliminary reading 2017 – 2018

`Culture Vultures’ -  Munira Mirza - policy exchange 2006

`The Death of the Artist and Birth of the Creative Entrepreneur’ -  The Atlantic USA 2015

`Great Art and Culture for Everyone Arts Council 2010 – 2020’ www.artscouncil.org.uk

Extensive use is made of  current on line publications and reports  from government and statuary bodies relating to Policy and Statistics in the Creative Sector particularly Arts Council England

Ref to website www.artscouncil.org.uk

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