Humanities Cultural Programme - Funding Awards Announced

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As part of the Humanities Cultural Programme, TORCH is delighted to announce that the following funding applications have been successful, and granted funding for their exciting projects and visiting fellowships. Keep up to date with activity over the next few months by signing up to the TORCH Newsletter.


For full information on the Humanities Cultural Programme, and upcoming funding application deadlines please click here.

2019-2020 Humanities Cultural Programme Funding Awards


Project Fund (in order of date awarded)

Dr Alexandra Lloyd (Medieval & Modern Languages & Literature Faculty)

Voices from the Past: Remembering the White Rose Project
Performance with Sansara


Dr Cayenna Ponchione-Bailey (Music Faculty)

Oxford Schools Intercultural Music Exchange Project
Performance series with Orchestra of St John’s, Oxford Spires Academy and Magdalen College School and Oxford Festival of the Arts


Shawanda Corbett (Ruskin School of Art)

Women in Craft Project

Talk and performance series


Professor Catriona Seth (Faculty of Medieval and Modern Languages); Laura Tunbridge (Faculty of Music) and Frédéric Thibault-Starzyk (Maison Française)


Talk and Performance series with Maison Française


Dr David de Roure (Department of Engineering Science)

EXPO: Nature

Festival and Performance


Professor Emma Smith (English Faculty)

Sensational Books Sound Project

Workshops, Exhibition & Performance with Fusion Arts


Professor Karen Leeder (Medieval & Modern Languages & Literature Faculty)

Multilingual Landscapes: LANDSCHAFT in the UK

Workshops, Performance, book launch


Yizhou Liu (Oriental Studies Faculty)

The Madhyamavyyoga: A Sanskrit Play in the Ancient Dramaturgical Tradition



Caroline Elliott (English Faculty)

The Gentlewomen: An Opera Collage

Performance with Dr Laurie Stras, Huddersfield University


Professor Ian Thompson (Oxford Martin School)

Acting Out

Knowledge Exchange workshops with Mandala Theatre Company


Professor Martyn Harry (Music Faculty)

Vehicles: Can Opera Inspire Creativity and Innovative Thinking in Young People?

Workshop and performance series


Professor Suzan Meryem Rosita Kalayci (History Faculty)

Syria and Silence

Pop-up Library and Public Engagement Series


Visiting Fellowship Fund:

Sophie Jai, Author of Wild Fires

Writer in Residence, St Edmund Hall (Hilary 2020)


Assoc. Prof Justin Torres – Author of We the Animals

Writer in Residence, St Edmund Hall (Michaelmas 2020)


Details of project related events will be announced in the events section.

Successful applications to the Humanities Cultural Programme Project Fund and Visiting Fellowship Fund will be announced regularly each year.