Community theatre: the example of Classical Athens

The Athenians of the 5th-4th centuries BCE valued the performance of drama, as a mass art form and communal experience.  They invested heavily in it too. Dr Jon Hesk, from the School of Classics, discusses how the example of Greek …

June 7, 2018 | Classics


Royal Scottish Academy exhibition: Ages of Wonder: Scotland’s Art, 1540 to Now

Ages of Wonder: Scotland’s Art, 1540 to Now Royal Scottish Academy building on The Mound, Edinburgh 4th November 2017 – 7th January 2018 Dr Tom Normand, Senior Lecturer in the School of Art History, has been involved in the production …

November 1, 2017 | PER featured


Thinking 3D: three-dimensionality and its impact on the arts and sciences

Thinking 3D is an interdisciplinary exploration of the concept of three-dimensionality and its impact on the arts and sciences; an innovative project which puts the minds of the 21st century in touch with those of early practitioners exploring three-dimensionality; a …

October 31, 2017 | Art History


Encountering Africa: Henri Gaden’s Life and Photography in Colonial French West Africa, 1894-1939

Reproduced with the permission of the Archives nationales d’outre-mer, Aix-en-Provence, France Henri Gaden was a French Colonial officer, who lived in West Africa for 45 years. An ethnographer, linguist and gifted photographer, Gaden captured on camera a rich variety of …

September 20, 2017 | Public engagement


The use of creative art for explaining organic semiconductors

Nedyalka Panova is an artist-in-residence in the School of Physics & Astronomy“. Her work explores the boundaries between art and science, organic and inorganic, natural, synthetic and manmade. Nedyalka works in collaboration with the Organic Semiconductor Centre led by Prof …

July 28, 2017 | Public engagement


PHASE 1: University and secondary school research collaboration

In the summer of 2016, Maneesh Kuruvilla, a Postgraduate Researcher in the School of Psychology & Neuroscience, won the St Andrews final of Three Minute Thesis and was awarded £500 to run a public engagement with research project. This is …

April 26, 2017 | Public engagement


Music Planet – exploring research through music

Music Planet explores the broadest concepts of Environment and Music. The series will draw on academic research across all disciplines from arts to social science and science to present new concepts that have an impact on all society. The series …

February 28, 2017 | Events


TheoArtistry: The power of the arts to communicate the divine

TheoArtistry is a new dimension of the work of ITIA, the Institute for Theology, Imagination and the Arts, based in the School of Divinity. Directed by Dr George Corbett, TheoArtistry explores how ITIA’s research at the interface between theology and …

November 14, 2016 | Public engagement


EU-LAC-MUSEUMS: Museums and Community: Concepts, Experiences and Sustainability in Europe, Latin America and the Caribbean

Museums can provide vital services to their communities, providing under-represented people with a chance to stake a place in history, as well as contributing to sustainability, community empowerment and links between generations.

September 26, 2016 | Public engagement


History of Psychiatry podcast series launched

This is the first of two series of weekly podcasts beginning in July 2016. The podcaster is Professor Rab Houston of the School of History, a social historian of Britain who has published extensively on the history of mental disorders …

July 25, 2016 | Public engagement