History of Art and Design lecturer Dr Harriet Atkinson story of how a long lost photo album made its back to her was featured on R4.
The exhibition, titled Design Matters, will feature objects chosen by 14 MA and PhD students which they consider to be particularly ingenious examples of design. These objects could be made by the students or something of historical, social or cultural significance. Continue reading “Student-led exhibition explores the nature of design”
The chance discovery of an 1890s poster campaigning for Worthing to have its first public library strikes a chord with public service battles that continue today. Continue reading “HOAD lecturer restores Victorian poster to shed light on historic library battles”
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”
The eye-opening history of naturism in 20th century Britain is the subject of a new book by Fashion and Design History lecturer Dr Annebella Pollen. Continue reading “Lecturer’s revealing book about Britain’s historic nudist movement”
Olivia Terry has won two major awards for essays based on her recent graduate dissertation on the Fashion and Dress History degree at University of Brighton. Continue reading “Fashion History graduate awarded for work on Wild West women’s fashion”
Dr Annebella Pollen has teamed up with Historic England to explore pictures taken by the public during the first 2020 lockdown. Continue reading “Fashion and design history lecturer teams up for lockdown photo project”
It was important to me to focus my research on something that felt close to me personally. Continue reading “Graduates 2021: Leonie Houching: History of Art and Design”
Brighton has been the perfect place to study because of the creative and accepting lifestyle here. I love being by the sea and the connections to London are perfect. Continue reading “Graduates 2021: Rachel Ng: Fashion and Dress History”
This experience made me more independent, mature and confident! Continue reading “Graduates 2021: Brigita Litvinovic: History of Art and Design”
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”
Dr Charlotte Nicklas, course leader for Fashion and Dress History discusses how the Victorians invented much of the commercialised Christmas. Continue reading “Podcast: Victorian invention of Christmas”
Here are a set of short videos by academic staff in the History of Art and Design programme exploring some of the subjects we teach and/or the approaches we use.
Humanities researcher Dr Aakanksha Virkar Yates appears on a BBC Radio 3 documentary this Friday 25 September (midday) to discuss Beethoven’s artistic and philosophical legacy and his influence on politics in the early 20th century. Continue reading “Exploring claims to Beethoven’s legacy”
Dr Lara Perry is Deputy Head of the School of Humanities and is a lecturer on Art Design History. Continue reading “Meet the staff: Lara Perry”
“I’d known I’d wanted to go to university very early on as a teenager.” Continue reading “My Clearing journey: Humanities graduate Olivia Weatherill”
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.
A new issue of Decolonising the Curriculum, teaching and learning about race equality, is out now. Content is written by University of Brighton staff, students and alumni. Continue reading “Decolonising the Curriculum Issue 3”
I have just handed in my dissertation to complete my BA in English Literature.
Professor Stephen Maddison is Dean of the School of Humanities and Social Science. Continue reading “Meet the staff: Stephen Maddison”
“I’ve always been fascinated by the culture that produced the beautiful prints of 18th century Japan, so choosing Japanese prints as my area of study for my dissertation wasn’t hard.” Continue reading “Graduates 2020: Kitty Symington: History of Art and Design”
“I am a research historian and I focus mainly on the 20th century and specialise in war history. I am currently working at Newhaven fort and have passed a curatorship course at the National Army Museum in London.” Continue reading “Graduates 2020: Sarahlouise Newman: Visual Culture”
As a dress historian my work uses material culture specifically fashion to unlock a wider history of the world.
The Change Studentship will be awarded to a black, Asian and minority ethnic (BAME) Curating Collections and Heritage MA applicant.
We have put together the most frequently asked questions from our recent School of Humanities online Q&A.
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. Continue reading “National accreditation for UoB Design Archives”
Clare gives expert advice on employability, CVs, placements, dealing with knock-backs and how to ease the pressure of choosing your career path. Continue reading “Careers advice from Head of Employability Clare Dawson.”
Hear Dr Gavin Grindon from the University of Essex speak at our Pavilion Parade building on Wednesday 12 February, 1.30 – 2.30pm. Continue reading “Free lecture: From Disobedient Objects to the Museum of Neoliberalism”
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.
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. Continue reading “John Bercow at the University of Brighton: “We degrade parliament at our peril””
Picasso’s anti-war masterpiece of 1937 is seen anew in a multi-art form exhibition curated by a University of Brighton Humanities lecturer Dr Nicola Ashmore.
Hannah Francis (front row, third from left) is about to start her third year as a student on the History, Literature and Culture degree. Continue reading “Student view: How my student ambassador role aids my studies”
My dissertation focusses on the extensive and rather timeless topic of death and the trauma that often follows alongside it.
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. Continue reading “Graduate Show 2019: Eleanor Medhurst: Fashion and Dress History”
The University of Brighton welcomed academics from across the world to a research workshop based around safeguarding cultural heritage. Continue reading “How can we protect heritage sites?”
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. Continue reading “New Centre for Contemporary Arts to open at university”