School of Humanities

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

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%.

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.

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.

Graduate Show 2019: Briar Grootveldt: Philosophy, Politics, Art

My dissertation focusses on the extensive and rather timeless topic of death and the trauma that often follows alongside it.

Graduate Show 2019: Eleanor Medhurst: Fashion and Dress History

I see Fashion and Dress History as a way to study society. Clothing can mean so many things, and it is an amazing lens with which we can view history.

New Centre for Contemporary Arts to open at university

Brighton will gain a dynamic new arts hub in the heart of the city this October when the University launches its new Centre for Contemporary Arts (Brighton CCA) with a programme of world-class exhibitions, projects and commissions from emerging and established international artists.

Free workshops examine the clothes on our backs

The university has teamed with Brighton Museum to run three creative workshops engaging members of the BAME community, students and staff, to work on archival material, creating poems, textiles and prose.

Hums professor probes fairness of England’s 1966 World Cup victory

Latest research by Professor Alan Tomlinson, the University of Brighton’s Professor of Leisure Studies, suggests England’s 1966 World Cup victory received a helping hand from FIFA president Sir Stanley Rous.

Prestigious publication for The Shakespeare Hut

A University of Brighton academic’s new book has been published in the world’s leading Shakespeare scholarship series.

Popular lecturer Richard Jacobs in new podcast

Listen to Richard Jacobs, Honorary Fellow in literature talk about creating the University’s literature course, his long career in teaching and why the study of fiction is more important than ever.

Decolonise Brighton University holds first show

How Did We Get Here? is the first exhibition produced by Decolonise Brighton University, a recently-established student group committed to challenging the legacies of colonialism and racism on campus.

Celebrate International Women’s Day

At the University of Brighton, we are proud to have an extraordinarily talented staff and student community – and we are committed to equality of opportunity.

HOAD graduate curates student exhibition of Photography

University of Brighton graduate An Nguyen is curating an exhibition of Photography students’ work at ONCA Gallery.

“The diversity is incredible. There is so much to learn from so many people.”

Alan Meggs, MA Creative Writing talks about his course and his fascinating career.

I’ve learned so much on the course it’s insane

Sarah Watts, third year History of Art and Design student is currently doing a placement at the Fabrica Gallery in Brighton.

Meet the new Head for the School of Humanities

Watch a film of Professor Steven Maddison talking about his new appointment at the University of Brighton.

Tracing Brighton’s forgotten slave-owners

Research by University of Brighton academics has revealed that Brighton and Hove residents received significant financial compensation after the end of British colonial slavery in the Caribbean.

Follow our Humanities programme on Twitter!

The School of Humanities has launched a new Twitter account.

What is populism?

Senior lecturer, School of Humanities Andy Knott examines the question on The Conversation.

Check if you are eligible for a grant available to care experienced students

Student grants are available for some final year students who have spent time in the care of a local authority or are care-experienced.

Enrol online today!

Congratulations to everyone who’s received an offer. If you’ve had your place confirmed, you’ll be able to enrol from today.

Teaching and learning conference hears how course adapts to a changing society

Robin Dunford, course leader for Globalisation: History, Politics and Culture,  told a teaching conference how the course had adapted to reflect a changing society.

University of Brighton librarian longlisted for prestigious LBGT book prize

Allie Rogers can often be found among the thousands of books in the University of Brighton’s Falmer library – but now she’s earning accolades for her own literature.

Buckingham Palace reward for The Big Read

The University of Brighton’s The Big Read scheme was rewarded with an invitation to Buckingham Palace for a prestigious event celebrating the 50th anniversary of the Man Booker Prize.

Graduate lighting up London

A University of Brighton graduate has been lighting up London’s most iconic buildings with political slogans.

First residential school for School of Humanities

This July the School of Humanities has run its first residential summer school.

Students mount Preston Manor exhibition

Students Sarah-Mary Geissler and Caroleen Molenaar are behind an ambitious exhibition of dress at Brighton’s historic Preston Manor.

New Creative Writing single honours course

Students at the University of Brighton will be able to study Creative Writing as a single honours course from 2019.

From war zone to wardrobe

How and why silk battle maps used during the Second World War were turned into dresses after the Allies’ victory will be examined at a free event in Worthing on June 30.

Critical Histories symposium ask what role the past has in the present

Connecting research with today’s needs and struggles is an “urgent issue” being discussed at a University of Brighton symposium.

Graduates 2018: Wendy Fraser: History of Art and Design

My dissertation focuses on the Moomins – a family of anthropomorphic cartoon creatures which were created by the Finnish artist and writer Tove Jansson in 1945 and became the central characters in a series of children’s books and a daily cartoon for adult readership in London’s Evening News from 1954.

Migrant and Refugee Solidarity Group Refugee Festival

This year’s Migrant and Refugee Solidarity (MARS) Group festival evolves around the public reading of short stories from the Refugee Tales series, combining with interviews and discussions.

Brighton marks Martin Luther King’s murder

The 50thanniversary of the assassination of US civil rights leader Martin Luther King Jr is being marked with an exhibition at the University of Brighton.

Graduates 2018: Emmy Sale Fashion and Dress History

Emmy Sale is a final year Fashion and Dress History student who will be showing work in the Graduate Degree Show.

CDH Lunchtime Series: Objects Unwrapped

This informal session will introduce a new University of Brighton / Worthing Museum and Art Gallery research collaboration, Objects Unwrapped.

Utopias and Other Stories: Panel Discussion with Charles Holland and Annebella Pollen

Prompted by the current exhibition at the De La Warr Pavilion, I blew on Mr Greenhill’s main joints with a very ‘hot’ breath, lecturers Annebella Pollen and Charles Holland will discuss utopian spaces and places, social reform, modernist ideals and fantasies.

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