Rebecca Savage, doctoral researcher in Art History

Rebecca Savage, whose research focuses on female poster artists working in Britain during the first half of the twentieth century, won the University’s Research Poster Conference 2019.

On Wednesday 19 June, the University of Birmingham welcomed 97 postgraduate researchers from across all five Colleges to present their work at the 13th annual Research Poster Conference, organised by the University Graduate School. Entries were evaluated by a panel of judges from a wide variety of backgrounds including alumni, employers, academics and professional members of staff. 

First year PhD History of Art student Rebecca Savage, whose research is supervised by Dr Francesca Berry and funded by Midlands3Cities, was crowned the Overall Winner of this year’s competition for her work on ‘Designing Modernism: Exploring the Impact of Female Artists on British Poster Design (1900-1939)’.

Azadeh Sarjoughian, also a first year PhD History of Art student, won the Equality and Diversity Award for her work on the representation of Muslim masculinity and femininity in contemporary art, supervised by Professor Khadija von Zinnenburg Carroll and Professor Lisa Downing.