School of Humanities

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

Women of Impact

To mark International Women’s Day in 2018 we are celebrating the achievements of just some of the academics working here at Brighton.

Women of Impact: Triple success for Fashion and Dress History students

Three students have taken on prestigious roles with prestigious societies.

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Why you should choose a placement module at University!

If you weren’t interested before, you should be after this!

All welcome at CAPPE seminar

The next Centre for Applied Philosophy, Politics, and Ethics (CAPPE) seminar Critical Theory & Radical Politics Seminar will be this Thursday March 1.

Student reviews Diana exhibition

First year Visual Culture student Sarahlouise Newman gives her verdict of Diana: Her Fashion Story at Kensington Palace.

Post-graduate open evening: 28 Feb

Despite the snowy weather, our open evening at Falmer for MAs in creative writing, languages and linguistics is going ahead as planned.

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Follow Linguistics on Facebook

Our Linguistics subject area has an active online community, run by expert in the subject Tim Wharton. 

Course trip to Berlin

Second year BA (Hons) Visual Culture student Ella Winning on an eye-opening course trip to Germany.

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Annebella Pollen on ‘vinegar valentines’

The Academic Programme Leader for our History of Art and Design subject area is quoted in the Boston Globe on the less sugary valentines that were popular between 1840 and 1930.

Talking about Transology

E-J Scott, curator of The Museum of Transology,  BA(Hons) Fashion and Dress History graduate and Fashion Lecturer at the University of Brighton, will be giving a talk about the history of trans people this week.

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Centre for Applied Philosophy, Politics and Ethics events 2018

CAPPE run seminars throughout the year on deeply thought-provoking subjects, featuring fascinating guest speakers from across UK and international academia. View this year’s events.

Student says volunteering gave her extra confidence

Lisa Hinkins, currently in her final year studying BA (Hons) History of Art and Design, gives an update on the diverse volunteering opportunities available via the University of Brighton. 

PhD graduate publishes first book

Design History PhD graduate Dr Sorcha O’Brien has published her first academic book.

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New MA for aspiring curators

The University of Brighton is launching its Curating Collections and Heritage MA for 2018, in partnership with the Royal Pavilion & Museums.

Professor looks at link between visual art and tackling depression

Visual arts can help reduce levels of depression and increase self-respect, according to a new study led by the School of Humanities Professor Alan Tomlinson.

Visit us at our Postgraduate open days

There’s no better way to explore your future study opportunities than by meeting lecturers and researchers at a postgraduate open day.

Student wins Breakthrough Award

History of Art and Design final year student Wendy Fraser has won the £500 Khadija Saye Visual Culture Breakthrough Award 2016/17 .

Elina Ivanov commended for her ‘West Coast Ophelia’ dissertation

Fashion and Dress History grad Elina is announced as a runner-up in the Association for Art History’s Dissertation Prize 2017.

Michael Neu Just Liberal Violence

Michael Neu Just Liberal Violence book launch

Humanities students are invited to attend the launch of lecturer Dr Michael Neu’s new book (25 January, 6.30pm, Pavilion Parade) which critically examines forms of direct and structural violence that others may be ‘justly’ subjected to. 

Thinking of studying Globalisation?

Read course leader Dr Robin Dunford’s latest published piece – an article in the Journal of Global Ethics arguing that decolonial theory can offer a distinctive and valuable ethical lens. 

The radical feminism of Shulamith Firestone by Victoria Margree

The Radical Feminism of Shulamith Firestone

Principal Lecturer Dr Victoria Margree’s new book on the controversial theories of 70s feminist Firestone is set to be published on 29 June 2018.

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Brighton alumna Paris Lees hailed as New Suffragette by Vogue

Award-winning writer, TV personality, presenter and equality campaigner Paris Lees is featured as one of seven influential women to mark the 100th anniversary since women were granted the vote.

Come and visit us this winter!

It might be cold outside but don’t let that stop you visiting us this winter!

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Humanities professor honoured by North American Society for the Sociology of Sport

University of Brighton Professor of Leisure Studies Alan Tomlinson, along with John Sugden, Professor of the Sociology of Sport, have been honoured for their “high quality and sustained profile of their scholarship.”

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Careers advice drop-in at Pavilion Parade

On Thursday 7 December 10am-1pm, the careers service are running drop-in sessions at Pavilion Parade for Humanities students.

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Students’ festival poetry success

Two Creative Writing students were among the winners at the Brighton and Hove Arts Council Poetry Competition and Festival with prizes presented by poet laureate Carol Ann Duffy.

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Maps and Lives exhibition at Phoenix Gallery on until 3 Dec

Students from our History of Art and Design courses have been creating a Brighton streetscape as part of a collective project – come along and participate. 

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Did you know about these studio facilities?

At our Watts building there are specialist facilities for use by all students and staff across the university. Book now!

Thinking of taking a placement module?

Watch this film where students tell us how two practice modules helped their studies and career prospects.

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English grad Munroe Bergdorf on ‘that’ Dove advert

The transgender activist and model who studied Media and English Language at Brighton was back on Good Morning Britain discussing the controversial advert.

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Lecturers Erika Tan and Dr Lara Perry in conversation

Book your free place at this discussion of Tan’s recent series of films at the Royal Pavilion on 16 November.

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Last chance for entries to Arts Council Poetry Festival

University of Brighton is partnering with the Arts Council’s Brighton & Hove Poetry Festival this year – and you have until 18 October to enter the poetry competition, with the winner announced at the November event.

International Design Organisations: Histories, Legacies, Values

A conference exploring the histories, legacies and values of international design organisations in a post-industrial, post-organisational world will run from 9–10 November 2017 at Grand Parade.

New lecture series announced: Thinking the Politics of ‘Race’

Held at Edward Street, these lectures – which run from October 2017 to March 2018 – see visiting academics discuss this thought-provoking issue. 

A.C. Grayling talks democracy and its crisis

Author A.C Grayling will be giving a talk at Grand Parade on November 6.

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Why did the KLF burn £1m?

A University of Brighton art historian is taking part in a mock trial of a rock band that burned £1m.

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Shellshock Rock Film screening

The Metacinema Club is hosting an evening of documentaries and discussion exploring film activism at Grand Parade.

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Hospital artefacts collected in university project

The University of Brighton is working with the Royal Sussex County Hospital, The Keep and the Royal Pavilion and Museums to collect artefacts and oral histories for future generations.

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Bestselling author Elizabeth Haynes visits UoB

In a rare visit to Brighton, bestselling author Elizabeth Haynes visits the University of Brighton on 7 March. She’ll be answering questions about her writing career and the inspiration behind her incredibly successful crime thrillers, the most recent of which is Never Alone.


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