School of Humanities

News and events from the University of Brighton's Humanities programme areas

National accreditation for UoB Design Archives

The University of Brighton Design Archives has been awarded the prestigious Archive Service Accreditation, a UK quality standard recognising good performance in all areas of archive service delivery.

Careers advice from Head of Employability Clare Dawson.

Clare gives expert advice on employability, CVs, placements, dealing with knock-backs and how to ease the pressure of choosing your career path.

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Free lecture: From Disobedient Objects to the Museum of Neoliberalism

Hear Dr Gavin Grindon from the University of Essex speak at our Pavilion Parade building on Wednesday 12 February, 1.30 – 2.30pm.

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Humanities lecturers invited to discuss the topic of ‘peace’ at LSE

This week Michael Neu and Robin Dunford spoke at the London School of Economics’ Philosophy Forum as part of a panel discussing the topic of ‘peace’.

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Munroe Bergdorf gives talk as part of student writing events

English Language and Media graduate Munroe Bergdorf will be talking at the Checkland building on the Falmer campus on Wednesday 12 February 12.30-2pm as part of the Write Well Project, a series of free workshops for students.

Hacks from Literature student

English Literature student and online ambassador Misti has written a series of hacks that she has found useful during her time on the course.

Hidden from History: The Nazi Persecution of Homosexuals talk

Holocaust Memorial Day is being marked with a talk by a University of Brighton student on the thousands of homosexuals murdered by the Nazis.

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BBC Bitesize interview with Creative Writing lecturer about original ideas and how to find them

Is there such a thing as an original idea?  Creative Writing senior lecturer Dr Craig Jordan-Baker is one of the contributors to the debate on BBC Bitesize.

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Creative Writing lecturer celebrates debut novel

The Nacullians by Craig Jordan-Baker is a dark comedy that charts the tensions and traumas of one family and their relationship with the city they inhabit and is published in May this year.

“Trojan Horse” free theatre trip: Islamophobia in Britain today

In November, the Humanities programme organised a free trip for students to the Battersea Arts Centre in London to see the play Trojan Horse.

Ghost stories, feminism and epistemic injustice

Humanities lecturer Dr Vicky Margree’s new book on women’s ghost stories has just been published.

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English Lit student praised in Brighton Poetry Festival competition

Congratulations to Hazel Rogers whose poem Train Writing was runner up in the student category.

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Last chance for campus tours before UCAS deadline!

Campus tours offer a great opportunity to visit the campus where your course is based and get a feel for what it will be like to be a student here.

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Come to Brighton Election Question Time!

On 5 December (6pm) join Caroline Lucas (Green MP, Brighton Pavilion), Joe Miller Conservative Candidate, Brighton Kemptown), Adam Imanpour (Labour Candidate, Brighton Pavilion) and Beatrice Bass (Liberal Democrat, Hove and Portslade) at Moulsecoomb Campus for a question time debate in the lead up to the General Election.

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Creative Writing tutor is Costa Prize nominee

Dr John McCullough, lecturer on the University of Brighton’s Creative Writing MA, has had his new book Reckless Paper Birds shortlisted for the 2019 Costa Poetry Awards.

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Slam victory for students

University of Brighton creative writing and English literature students showcased their wondrous wordplay by triumphing over University of Sussex students in a festival poetry ‘slam’.

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Student view: creative writing workshops

“Any writer knows that the most painful, but most rewarding part of writing is getting feedback. So, despite how terrifying it may sound, this process is unavoidable if you are doing a Creative Writing degree. But that’s not necessary a bad thing…” Chloe, English Literature and Creative Writing student.

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John Bercow at the University of Brighton: “We degrade parliament at our peril”

Just before he stepped down as Speaker of the House of Commons, the Rt Hon John Bercow MP launched an impassioned defence of the parliamentary system in a guest lecture.

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Student Liam Wall on the latest Humanities Society events

Second year Critical History student Liam gives an insight into the kinds of events you can attend as a student on the Humanities programme.

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Dr Jess Moriarty podcast

Listen to creative writing lecturer Jess discuss encouraging students to use their own life stories in their writing, working for the SU in her younger years, The Big Read, and her emotional moment with Munroe Bergdorf at this summer’s graduation ceremony.

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Poetry competition!

You have until October 20th to submit your entry for the Brighton Poetry Festival’s annual competition. Don’t miss this great event featuring poets including Hollie McNish and Hammer & Tongue.

Has the future been cancelled?

Something ended around 2016 as Trump, Brexit and Corbyn became central topics of everyday political discourse.

Earthling Ed to speak at Humanities Society Special

Ed Winters, otherwise known as Earthling Ed, vegan educator and entrepreneur will be speaking on The Ostrich Effect: Hiding the Truth about the Impacts of our Food Choices this Wednesday.

Calling all poets!

Creative writing lecturer Dr Jessica Moriarty is judging a county-wide poetry competition which is sponsored by the University.

Student view: Why I chose English Literature and Creative Writing

Ever since I was a little girl I have been obsessed with books. I remember walking home from primary school with my nose buried in a book completely oblivious to the world around me.

Lecturers examine the cost of NATO intervention

How best to protect civilians from mass atrocities? This is the question asked by Humanities lecturers Robin Dunford and Michael Neu in a new article.

Linguistic PhD student insight into autism wins honourable mention

Gemma Williams’ work, We’re All Strangers Here  based on her research into, and experience of, autism was awarded an ‘Honourable Mention’ in an international competition.

Explore your options through Clearing

If your A Level results haven’t quite gone to plan or you’ve had a change of heart about what you want do next, don’t worry! Clearing is your chance to change direction and make new plans.

Artificial wombs, feminism and the abortion debate

Would the development of artificial wombs be a good or bad thing for feminism? How might artificial wombs change the debate on abortion?

Barbara Chamberlain discusses British Witches

The School of Humanities’ Barbara Chamberlin discusses her passion for teaching, comics and her PhD, which focuses on British witches!

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Humanities lecturer curates exhibition taking a new look at Picasso’s Guernica

Picasso’s anti-war masterpiece of 1937 is seen anew in a multi-art form exhibition curated by a University of Brighton Humanities lecturer Dr Nicola Ashmore.

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“She helped me to develop the skills that I now use every day within my activism, my writing and beyond”

Model, activist and social campaigner Munroe Bergdorf told the University of Brighton graduation audience today how lecturer Dr Jessica Moriarty “saved her life.”

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Student view: How my student ambassador role aids my studies

Hannah Francis (front row, third from left)  is about to start her third year as a student on the History, Literature and Culture degree.

English graduate Elle Whitcroft talks about how one module changed her life

I chose the Literature and Media course at Brighton because like the city, it seemed diverse, interdisciplinary, and expansive — it definitely ended up being all of these things.

Humanities programme score high in NSS

Of the four degrees from the programme which featured in the 2019 National Student Survey, all have received Overall Satisfaction rates of at least 94%, with two courses achieving the outstanding result of 100%.

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Join the Humanities Society seminar series

The Humanities Society fortnightly seminar series will kick off again in October.

Decolonizing History

How should we remember the past? This has always been a hotly contested question, with massive political implications.

Project documents refugee crisis on Chios

School of Humanities lecturer Dr Eugene Michail is documenting the histories of those involved in the recent ‘refugee crisis’ on the Greek island of Chios.

Extraordinary and Everyday Utopias: Shaping Shared Futures

Imagining better futures

The University of Brighton’s Creative Futures theme is to host a one-day symposium based around visions of a utopian future.

PhD student wins scholarship for work on the politics of war commemorations

A PhD student has been awarded a prestigious scholarship for her research into the politics of the centenary commemorations of the First World War.

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