School of Humanities

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

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.

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How can we protect heritage sites?

The University of Brighton welcomed academics from across the world to a research workshop based around safeguarding cultural heritage.

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.

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.

Come to a free literary salon event!

Join high-profile writers including Paris Lees, Araminta Hall and Wendy Hall as they share anecdotes and advice at the University’s new literary salon series (1, 11, 25 March and 29 April).

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.

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Brighton academic to write British Council history

History of Art and Design academic Annebella Pollen has won a competitive commission to write a popular history of the British Council’s Visual Arts Department and Collection.

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Careers fair: Weds 7 Nov

Come along to the university’s careers fair at the Amex football stadium by our Falmer campus. Download the app for the guide to what’s happening on the day.

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.

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Are you a Brighton Freshtival pass holder?

On Friday 28 September, the Radio 1 Rave Lounge is coming to Brighton featuring Radio 1’s Annie Mac, Danny Howard and special guest. Book your ticket now!

Got a question for Akala?

For our flagship Black History Month event on 22 Oct, rapper, author, poet and political activist, Akala, is joining us – and we want YOU to ask the questions.

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New student? Hit the Ground Running!

Congratulations to everyone who’s joining the university in 2018. There are a few things to do before you get here

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.

Welcome to all of our new students!

When your place has been confirmed you officially become a University of Brighton student! Keep an eye on your inbox as we’ll be keeping in touch with you by email to let you know more about: activating your university user account and logging on to our online learning environment: student central how to access pre-arrival…

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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.

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.

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.

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.

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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.

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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.

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.

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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