School of Humanities

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

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Wondering if studying the arts and humanities is vocational enough? New British Academy report shows the benefits

Qualified for the Future (May 2020) demonstrates the tangible benefits of skills developed in the arts, humanities and social sciences to the UK workforce, economy and society, not only now but in the future.

Change Studentship award for BAME curating applicants returns

The Change Studentship will be awarded to a black, Asian and minority ethnic (BAME) Curating Collections and Heritage MA applicant.

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Interview with lecturer Christian Høgsbjerg about his Haitian Revolutionary Studies

Christian teaches history and politics in our Humanities department and is co-author of the book Toussaint Louverture: A Black Jacobin in the Age of Revolutions – read his recent interview with The Public Archive.

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Got questions before you start at Brighton?

We have put together the most frequently asked questions from our recent School of Humanities online Q&A.

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Join our School of Humanities online Q&A event: Thurs 30 April, 1-3pm

Got any questions about studying the Humanities at Brighton? If you’re an applicant or thinking of applying then sign up for our online chat with lecturers from English, philosophy, politics, globalisation, history and history of art and design.

History of art and design staff talk you through our undergraduate courses

Lecturers from our history of art programme explain the different degrees in these short presentations.

English staff talk you through our undergraduate courses

Lecturers from our literature, language, linguistics and creative writing programme explain the different degrees in these short presentations.

Humanities staff talk you through our undergraduate courses

Lecturers from our Humanities programme explain the six different degrees in these short presentations.

Apply now for new £2,500 international scholarships

For academic year 2020-21 we’re launching international scholarships available to new full-time international students on undergraduate and postgraduate taught degrees holding an offer.

“If I could go back and relive it all again, I would”

George Green graduated in English Language and Linguistics in 2014 – he told our Alumni team about his experience.

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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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English language lecturer wins award for book

Mandie Iveson’s book Language Attitudes, National Identity and Migration in Catalonia has won the prestigious Premi Crítica Serra d’Or award.

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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.

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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.

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