Founded in 1976, the European Union Youth Orchestra (EUYO) brings together the most talented young musicians from all of the EU’s member states. United by a shared sense of European heritage, innovation and the constant pursuit of excellence, the EUYO is acclaimed as one of the world's pre-eminent symphony orchestras.
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Dr Alex Marlow-Mann, lecturer in Italian at Kent, writes:
I first met Prof. Vito Zagarrio a little over a decade ago while I was still a PhD student, during a conference at the University of Oxford, and since then each of us has contributed an essay to a book the other was editing, but there had been few other opportunities for direct contact.
Psychological warfare: Dr James Smith and team are investigating the means by which Britain disinformed its enemies during the Second World War
While ‘fake news’ is an urgent political topic at the moment, state-backed disinformation is a practice with a long and controversial history. This research project will explore the Political Warfare Executive (PWE), a secret service created by Britain during the Second World War with the mission of spreading propaganda to the enemy.
The Royal Conservatoire of Scotland (RCS) is consistently recognised as one of the world’s top 10 performing arts education institutions (QS World Rankings 2016 –18) endorsing its status as a national and international centre of excellence for the performing arts.
What role did long distance trade play in the development of financial markets? To find out, Janet Hunter and team are analysing linkages between metropolitan and provincial financial agents in Britain and Japan as each industrialised and expanded its trade networks
Dr Fiona Handyside is studying how girls are portrayed by French women film makers and the response of teen girl audiences, both in France and in the UK
While girls have long been subjects of study, there is increasing feminist interest in the depiction of girls in contemporary media, as they provide a vivid and accessible way to consider the legacies of feminism and the possibilities for females in a world in which gender roles are shifting and audio-visual media is ubiquitous.
Insights gained from her own experience as a professional singer will inform Anne Desler’s analysis of roles played by star castrato ‘Nicolini’ and enable a rethinking of traditional views of eighteenth-century opera
To the modern viewer, period caricatures offer little indication of the acting prowess of star castrato Nicola Grimaldi (1673–1731), known internationally by his stage name ‘Nicolini’, depicted below in the role of the warrior prince Idaspe, who like Goliath strangles a lion with his bare hands.
Carola-Bibiane Schönlieb works on the algorithms which make it possible to extract information reliably and efficiently from imaging data
‘Injustice’ is a more useful concept for making global environmental comparisons that ‘justice’, argues Alice Mah, based on research in polluted industrial regions in China, Chile and Canada