connecting the dots

English students share experience of their industry placements at Connecting The Dots event

If you study an English course at the University of Brighton you have the chance to take an work placement – and this week students who have worked during their studies at companies including Factory Films and The Old Market Theatre hosted an event to celebrate and feedback on their experiences. Continue reading “English students share experience of their industry placements at Connecting The Dots event”

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Lecturer’s new book looks at life histories of radical figures in relation to black liberation struggle

Revolutionary Lives of the Red and Black Atlantic since 1917 co-edited by Christian Høgsbjerg is published on 19 April 2022 and brings to light the life histories of those whose political activity in relation to the black liberation struggle was profoundly shaped by the global impact and legacy of the Russian Revolution of October 1917. Continue reading “Lecturer’s new book looks at life histories of radical figures in relation to black liberation struggle”

loss and grief book

“I worked as a psychotherapist in the NHS, then worked for the Trauma and Counselling Service at the London Fire Brigade and in private practice”

Psychodynamic Counselling & Psychotherapy graduate Christine Hopfgarten on studying at Brighton, her career since, and her new book.

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Today’s gift is tomorrow’s commodity. Yesterday’s commodity is tomorrow’s found art object. Today’s art object is tomorrow’s junk. And yesterday’s junk is tomorrow’s heirloom

Lecturers give free online talks as part of University exhibition looking at how objects are seen, from treasures to junk

From ‘The Fetishism of Commodities’ and ‘Graphic Interventions’, to ‘The Social Life of Unwanted Things’ and ‘Tracing the pursuit of (modern) happiness’ sign up to what promise to be fascinating events. Continue reading “Lecturers give free online talks as part of University exhibition looking at how objects are seen, from treasures to junk”

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Come to a talk from Professor Tony Booth on Islamic Philosophy on 18 November, 6.30pm

Come to the Humanities Society event at the University of Brighton’s Edward Street to hear this University of Sussex professor discuss Islamic philosophy. This is a drop in society – you can sit back, listen and relax, or ask questions and debate! Everyone is welcome.
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University of Brighton to host public talk on contested Cecil Rhodes statue

Book your place for this online public talk (12 November, 2-4pm), co-chaired by politics lecturer Dr Heba Youssef and anthropology and psychology academic Dr Nichola Khan, which will explore the turbulent debates over the statue of Rhodes at Oxford University.  Continue reading “University of Brighton to host public talk on contested Cecil Rhodes statue”

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Lecturer Anita Rupprecht discusses transatlantic slave trade on Open City podcast

In the wake of the BLM protests, podcast series Slavery and the City looks at what it means for Britain to reckon with the history of the transatlantic slave trade – and Humanities lecturer Anita has contributed to the second episode on London’s Guildhall and the slave ship, Zong massacre.

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becca searle

“I am fascinated by international relations and global politics and how it directly impacts people’s lives in ways that may not be immediately apparent”

Dr Becca Searle and Dr Heba Youssef teach on our new politics degrees – here we find out a bit more about what made them want to specialise in this fascinating subject and how they teach politics at Brighton. Continue reading ““I am fascinated by international relations and global politics and how it directly impacts people’s lives in ways that may not be immediately apparent””

deborah madden

Humanities lecturer Dr Deborah Madden leads census project to be featured on BBC 3 podcast

The collaborative project (Census 2021: Using historical census data to highlight changing patterns in health, disability, housing, employment and identity) will use the upcoming census for creative learning sessions with under-represented local groups. Continue reading “Humanities lecturer Dr Deborah Madden leads census project to be featured on BBC 3 podcast”

angela saini

International Women’s Day: A Conversation with Angela Saini on 10 March, 12noon

Students and staff are invited to this free event hosted by the Universities of Brighton and Sussex which sees award-winning science journalist and author of ‘Inferior: How Science Got Women Wrong’ and ‘Superior: the Return of Race Science’ speaking to our staff and students. Book your place now. Continue reading “International Women’s Day: A Conversation with Angela Saini on 10 March, 12noon”