School of Humanities

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

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.

Resource for American history studies

Students and teachers studying American history can access a curated set of resources, links to useful websites and specific documents.

Calling all filmmakers

The annual David Thomas Awards are open for entries.

Emmy Sale on becoming an Association of Dress Historians Student Fellow

Final year Fashion and Dress History student Emmy speaks about her prestigious new role which includes the task of building up the Association’s online presence.

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

Three students have taken on prestigious roles with prestigious societies.

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.

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.

Course trip to Berlin

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

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.

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.

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 .

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